White Christians kneel in repentance for racism before black Christians in viral video

Christian rapper Bobby "Tre9" Herring is seen kneeling in a red t-shirt, leading other white Christians in praying repentance for racism before a group of black Christians.Facebook/screenshot

A prayer group from Houston, Texas called Praytest has started a movement after its members made a video showing white Christians kneeling in repentance for racism in front of a group of black Christians.

The video, which has since gone viral, was created at the Cuney Homes, a public housing complex in the Third Ward area of Houston, where George Floyd grew up.

Praytest is a multi-racial Houston prayer group established by white rapper Bobby "Tre9" Herring.

In the video, Herring is seen leading a group of white Christians in prayer on their knees in front of a black group led by Pastor Johnny Gentry, who is the senior pastor of Free Indeed Church.

Herring has said, "One of the videos that went viral with Pastor Johnny Gentry and myself on one side facing each other, white people kneeling asking God for forgiveness and then you see my black brothers and sisters kneeling asking God for forgiveness, that was a moment that was beautiful."

The video has gone viral in the aftermath of the death of African American man, George Floyd, while in police custody. A video of Floyd's death shows the 46-year-old black man being restrained on the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, who presses his knee into Floyd's neck for around 8 minutes. Floyd gasps for air and cries out that he cannot breathe multiple times in the video before he passes out. He was declared dead soon after.

Floyd's death has sparked mass anti-racism protests across the United States, as well as in cities around the world.

Herring said, "From that one moment, Praytest have continued to multiply. Not only in Houston, they just had one in Austin. It's happening in Livingston … it's about to happen in Charlotte [North Carolina], so it's spreading nationwide."

The viral video of Praytest kneeling in their prayer of repentance can be seen below: