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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 - September 20, 2023

The waters cleanse us with his gentle touch.
And here he shows the full extent of love 
To us whose love is always incomplete,
Though we betray him, though it is the night, 
He meets us here and loves us into light.
- Maundy Thursday Malcom Guite 

Canada says major grocery chains agree to help stabilize prices

Justice Prayers - September 13, 2023

Christ, you met him on the shore.
Guiding them to better waters,
eating fish and sharing bread -
you showed Peter and the others:
You were risen from the dead!

- Peter Said I'm Going Fishing 

Morocco Earthquake Kills Thousands

Over 2500 deaths have been confirmed after an earthquake occurred in Morocco. Rescue efforts have been slow due to lack of resources.  We pray for all those affected and devastated by this disaster.

Justice Prayers - September 6, 2023

So they took a canoe out onto the lake.  Under the light of the moon and stars they worked hard all night.  Again and again they threw out their nets and drew them back in - empty.  Just as the first light of day was dawning, Creator Sets Free (Jesus) came and stood on the shore.  John 21:3-4 (FNV) 

Justice Prayers - August 30, 2023

"He took the five pieces of frybread with the two fishes and held them up to the sky.  He looked up, spoke words of blessing over them, broke them into smaller pieces, and gave them to his message bearers to give to the people.  Everyone ate until they were full."  Luke 9:16 FNV

Florida’s Racially Motivated Shooting

We pray for the victims, their families and for the ongoing plague of ideologically and racially motivated gun violence in the United States.

Justice Prayers - August 23, 2023

“You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies.” Corrie ten Boom

Justice Prayers - August 16, 2023

“God’s love is like an ocean. You can see its beginning, but not its end.” Rick Warren

Thank you to everyone who contacted us last week about Do Justice prayers. We experienced technical difficulty with this website that has now been resolved.  You can read last week's prayers at this link. 

Justice Prayers - August 9, 2023

“Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you. Dive and dive again, you will never come to the bottom of these depths.” - Robert Murray McCheyne

Thank you to everyone who contacted us this week - we experienced technical difficulty with this website that has now been resolved.  

Justice Prayers - August 2, 2023

“If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them.” C. S. Lewis

Justice Prayers - July 26, 2023

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

- All Things Bright and Beautiful

Justice Prayers - July 19, 2023

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creations revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings

- Indescribable, Chris Tomlin


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