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Justice and Worship

Justice 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. 

Reflect, lament, pray, and incorporate God's ongoing narrative of justice for the vulnerable into your devotional life and congregational worship services.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 July 2021 here

Justice Prayers - April 10, 2024

"You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you. If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner and an anchor for every storm. You have everything you need." -Max Lucado

Justice Prayers - April 3, 2024

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." - John 10:11

Justice Prayers - March 27, 2024

May I be a person marked by bright hope in the midst of the darkest of hours.  May I be an Easter person.  - Kate Bowler

Justice Prayers - March 20, 2024

Maybe this is what it means to be an Easter person - to see Christ and think, Gardener, not as a mistaken identity but a prophetic one.  The seed in the ground, the body in the tomb - this is a picture of defiant hope. - Kate Bowler

Justice Prayers - March 13, 2024

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” - Revelation 5:12

Haiti in Chaos

Haiti is in a spiral of collapse as gang violence has shut down the airport, set fire to government offices, taken control of prisons, freeing 4000 prisoners, keeping the Prime Minister out of the country. 
Amidst this violence we pray for peace,

Justice Prayers - March 6, 2024

I want to be a person who is not mired in inaction in the face of despair, but who works to realize Your vision for the world. Who participates in unleashing Your kingdom of peace and gentleness and justice and love.  - Kate Bowler

Justice Prayers - February 28, 2024

"Charity, a word that comprises love and justice, may well be the most sublime of all Christian virtues."- Diana Butler Bass

Justice Prayers - February 21, 2024

When all other hope is gone, our Father in Heaven provides the Lamb of God, and we are saved by his sacrifice. - Dallin H. Oaks

Justice Prayers - February 14, 2024

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything."
- Joseph Whelan

Justice Prayers - February 6, 2024

The rulers of the earth plan, and scheme, and make laws, and change laws, and war, and pull down one, and raise up another. But they little think that they rule only by the will of Jesus, and that nothing happens without the permission of the Lamb of God. - J. C. Ryle

Child poverty is on the rise in Canada, putting over 1 million kids at risk


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