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Justice Prayers

 

Justice Prayers (formerly OSJ Prayers) is a weekly post with 3-5 prayers addressing justice issues from around the world, sent straight to Do Justice subscribers' inboxes every Wednesday. 

Forward them to your pastor for Sunday's congregational prayer, add them to your church bulletin, print them for use in small groups, or supplement your personal devotions.

 

See archives from before January 2020 here

Justice Prayers: ​
  • January 1, 2020 

    • The Earth is Getting Greener / One-third of the Planet’s Electricity is Now Renewable / Christians and Muslims protect each other / Canada Leads the World in Refugee Resettlement / U.S. Black Incarceration Rate is Dropping / U.S. Abortion Rate Lowest Since Roe V. Wade 

  • January 8, 2020

    • Australia Battles Wildfires / U.S. Census and Citizenship / Reversing the Insect Apocalypse / Congress Members Speak Out on Abortion 

  • January 15, 2020 

    • Puerto Rico Earthquakes / Medically Assisted Death Questions in Canada / Ocean Temps Hit Record Highs / Volcano in Philippines Causes Thousands to Flee

  • January 22, 2020

    • Coastal GasLink and the Wet’suwet’en People / Praying for Asylum / Australia's Future Refugees

  • January 29, 2020 

    • "Public Charge" Rule Change in U.S. Can Now Become Effective / Holocaust Remembrance Day and Anti-Semitism / Suggested Changes to Fees for Inmates in U.S. / Displacement in Somalia / Deaths Among Refugees in Libya

  • February 5, 2020 

    • Fallout from Trump Administration Middle East Plan / New Travel Ban for Immigrants to U.S / Corona Virus Spreading, but Recoveries a Sign of Hope / Locusts Swarm East Africa / 

  • February 12, 2020 

    • Crisis Mounts Again in Syria / Desperation in Greek Refugee Camps / 2020 U.S. Census Fears / 

  • February 19, 2020 

    • Church Attack in Burkina Faso Education In Venezuela / Carbon Neutral Airline / Canadian Refugee Denied

  • March 4, 2020 

    • Prayer for Decision-Making Wisdom / Prayer for when the Broken Places are Exposed / Human Trafficking Awareness / Unrest in Turkey and Syria

  • March 10, 2020

    • Unborn Child Protection Act / Asylum Seekers from Nicaragua / COVID-19

  • March 18, 2020

    • DACA Decisions / COVID-19

  • March 25, 2020

    • For Those Providing Essential Services / For Relief Workers and Communities / For People Needing Care

  • April 2, 2020

    • For Refugees in Camps / For Refugees in Transit, Coming to Borders / For Those Fleeing Violence / For Those Being Released From Prison / For Those Who Are Not Able to Come Home From Abroad

  • April 8, 2020 

    • Violence in Colombia / Front Line Help at the Urban Indigenous Ministries / Disproportionate Impacts for African Americans / For Chaplains

  • April 15, 2020 

    • U.S. Deports Almost 400 Children Under new Coronovirus Rules.   / Access to Coronovirus Supplies Becoming a Matter of Rich vs Poor / U.S. Government stops enforcing environmental laws, citing Coronavirus

  • Earth Day, 2020

    • We commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day today with a renewed sense of hope, that indeed, our earth and creation will one day be restored and reconciled with our Creator.

  • April 29, 2020 

    • Support for Refugees / Air Pollution Reduction / Nova Scotia Shooting / Impact of Violence on Children

  • May 6, 2020 

    • For the Ongoing Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo / For Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and their Families  / Prayers For Those Still Reeling from the Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia

  • May 13, 2020

    • Bethany Christian Services / Ahmaud Arbery's Shoorting Aid to the Navajo Nation

  • May 20, 2020

    • Prayers for those who work in these fields.  For those doing the hard work of showing up every day to address, advocate, witness and work for the structural and societal reforms that are part of the our work of living gratefully into the truth of God’s redemption of His world.

  • May 27, 2020

    • Cyclones in Bangladesh and India / Dam Failure in Michigan / Indigenous Venezuelans

  • June 3, 2020

    • Prayers for Minnesota, Prayers for America / Litany for Those Who Aren’t Ready for Healing

  • June 10, 2020

    • In response to the continued calls for racial justice around the world, we offer prayer inspired by the Belhar Confession.

  • June 17, 2020 

    • A Prayer for our Blind Spots 

  • June 24, 2020 

    • Inadequate Water for the Navajo and Hopi Nations / Highest Refugee Numbers Ever Reported / Violence Against Children