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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

A Prayer for Racial Reconciliation: For the July 14 Synodical Day of Prayer

Synod 1968 established Sunday, July 14, as a day of prayer for racial reconciliation. This year, July 14 once again falls on a Sunday.

We call on members of the Christian Reformed Church to dedicate this day of prayer for a renewal of society through racial reconciliation, and to labor unceasingly to cause the light of the gospel of Christ’s love and peace of to shine upon all. (Acts and Agenda of Synod, 1968, page 18)

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God of every nation, tribe, and tongue,

Justice Prayers - May 22

Lord, hear your Easter people's prayers! We live in hope, because He lives. 

 

OSJ Special Prayers - A Prayer on the Topic of Abortion

If you’re not sure what to say, or how to say it, when it comes to addressing abortion in worship this Sunday, consider this summary and litany.

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Justice Prayers - May 15

In this special edition of Justice Prayers, we are highlighting concerns about religious persecution around the world. Lord, hear our prayers!

 

Justice Prayers - May 8

Lord, hear your Easter people's prayers! We live in hope, because He lives. 

 

Silence the Lions, Magdalene

This story was written by Sonya VanderVeen Feddema as a submission to the Climate Witness Project creation care worship resource collection. It could be read as children’s sermon or it could be printed on individual pages where kids or a Sunday School class could create their own illustrations. Kids could also be assigned parts and act the story out while another person reads it out loud.

Justice Prayers - May 1

We bring our prayers to Creator God, who both "takes up our pain and bears our suffering" and will "let justice roll down like a river."

 

Justice Prayers - April 24

Lord, hear your Easter people's prayers! We live in hope, because He lives. 

 

Justice Prayers - April 17

Lord, in this Holy Week as we walk with your Son to the cross and wait for resurrection, hear our prayers!

 

Justice Prayers - April 10

We bring our prayers to Creator God, who both "takes up our pain and bears our suffering" and will "let justice roll down like a river."

 

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