I have no post for today, just the prayer that we said out loud “together” (via Facebook Live) at church yesterday morning. I have no great words to share, so I am going to share this instead from ECLA. Love to all.
Prayer for Racial Justice
Save us, O God, from ourselves,
from racism often cloaked in pious words,
from the machinations of white supremacy hidden in calls for civility,
from micro aggressions thinly veiled in arrogance,
from apologies when they don’t give way to action,
from forgiveness without facing the truth,
from reconciliation without reparation.
Deliver us, O God, from expecting siblings of color to continue to bear this emotional work, which is not theirs to do.
Grateful for the long arc that bends toward justice, we pray:
Grant us wisdom,
give us courage for the facing of these days,
by the power of the Spirit, all for the sake of the kin-dom that we share in Christ Jesus.
18 thoughts on “Prayer for Racial Justice”
Very appropriate…. thank you for sharing..
Amen. Thank you for this.
I thought it was beautiful.
Thank you for posting this.
Stay well, my friend.
I’m not a praying person but I very much appreciate this prayer.
It felt appropriate for all right now. ❤️
<3 Loved sharing this with you this Sunday.
Same. So much. ❤️
Also not a praying person, but this is much needed right now. Thanks for sharing.
Amen. Thanks for sharing, Angela.
Amen! Hatred is a heart issue. No books, films, or research will move the person who’s heart is harden. Thank you for sharing this.
Amen. Loved this!