Praying for justice

JusticeAdvocacyPrayer

As a Christian charity, Tearfund believes that everyone has an amazing God-given potential to create change. We also believe that everyone is made in the image of God.

Racism is unacceptable to God. We stand with people everywhere who experience racism, and speak out against this injustice. Together as the church, we have the power to create change.

We ask you to join us in praying for healing and the restoration of peace where racism has caused the inequality that devalues human life. Racism destroys relationships, and broken relationships cause poverty and suffering. Please join us in actively challenging racism everywhere as we continue to work with churches and partners to restore what has been broken.

Our hearts are with everyone who has been discriminated against because of the colour of their skin. We join with you and the millions of others across the world in our call for everyone to see that Black Lives Matter today and always.

PLEASE PRAY

Come Holy Spirit,
Our hearts cry out for more of you, Lord,
In a world full of brokenness,
Show us how to use our gifts to repair and restore.

Spirit of peace,
Fall on places of conflict around the world,
Heal divisions and hurts,
Bring together families torn apart by war.

Spirit of justice,
Anoint decision-makers with wisdom,
To bring about systemic change and truth,
Where cycles of poverty and bias have taken root.

Come Holy Spirit,
We let you take control,
Show us how we can build back better,
Unite, bless others and renew.

In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Liz Muir

Diversity and Inclusion Manager for Tearfund