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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

  • July 1, 2020

    • China Cracks Down on Political Dissent in Hong Kong / Canada’s judicial System slow to diversify / Uganda Deforestation Problem Met with New Ideas / Children ordered to be released from U.S. Detention

  • July 8, 2020

    • UK launches a “green” economic boost / Dakota Access Pipeline ordered suspended / Evictions hit Undocumented Immigrants Especially Hard / Canada’s First Nations child welfare system overhaul now to be funded

  • July 15, 2020

    • U.S. Reinstates Federal Execution / Migrants in Italy with COVID / Canada’s Businesses Address Racism / Catholics Encouraged to Divest from Fossil Fuels

  • July 22, 2020

    • Federal Police in U.S. Cities / India’s Poor Hit Hardest by Coronavirus  / Strike for Black Lives / Deaths of Migrants in Turkey

  • July 29, 2020

    • Facebook Canada Invests in Combatting Hate Online / Israel and Hezbollah clash on Lebanon’s Border / U.S. Farm Workers Vulnerable to COVID, Can’t Stay Home / 100 Days Until U.S. Leaves the Paris Agreement 

  • August 5, 2020

    • 70th Anniversary of Korean War / Census in U.S. / Dutch Zwarte Piet / Mexico Poverty

  • August 12, 2020

    • Beirut Explosion, Protests, and Political Fallout / Mauritius Oil Spill / Vietnamese and Cambodian Deportations  / Hong Kong

  • August 19, 2020

    • Arctic Refuge Drilling / Israel and UAE launch phone service / Mali’s President Arrested / Coronavirus Worse for U.S. Hispanic Workers

  • August 26, 2020

    • Jacob Blake Shooting / Belarus Protests / Migration Doubles in Italy / CA Wildfires

  • September 2, 2020

    • Eviction Moratoriums Continue to be Lifted / Migrant Workers Rights / Hurricane Laura / Civilian Armed Violence 

  • September 9, 2020

    • Confession from Members of Myanmar’s Military  / Afghanistan Flooding and Migration / Brazil Indigenous Land / Hunger and COVID in US

  • September 16, 2020

    • Fires in Moria Refugee Camp / Fires on the West Coast of America / 13th Anniversary of UNDRIP / Anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

  • September 23, 2020

    • ICE arrests immigrant in a church, violating its own policies / Food crisis looms as Mozambique conflict rages / Whistleblower alleges Forced sterilization of immigrants in U.S. custody / Stabbing at Toronto Mosque

  • September 30, 2020

    • Detention Centers Increasing in China for Muslims / Food Insecurity Amidst the Pandemic / Sept 30 is Orange Shirt Day in Canada / Brazil removes protections on its mangroves and other fragile ecosystems

  • October 7, 2020 

    • Canada immigration lottery for families / East Africa Flooding / First Gigafire / Oklahoma Tribal Land Now Controlled by EPA

  • October 14, 2020

    • Raids on Humanitarian Camps along the US Border / UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Has Released a Sobering Report / Violent and Coerced Deportations of Asylum Seekers Back to Cameroon

  • October 21, 2020

    • Nigeria’s End Sars Protests / US supreme court to consider “Remain in Mexico” program / Lobsters in Nova Scotia / Lead in U.S. drinking water

  • October 28, 2020

    • 545 children still separated from their families / Arguments heard in Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on the rights of refugees and the Safe Third Country Agreement / No Water for Neskantaga First Nation Forces Evacuations / Praying in the last week of the 2020 US. Presidential Election

  • November 4, 2020

    • “Public Charge” Rule Change Struck Down in U.S. /  Overworked drivers die in Korea / Amazon fires / Uganda Opposition Candidate is Arrested

  • November 11, 2020

    • Displaced People in Iraq Being Forced From Camps / Conflict in Ethiopia / Hurricane Eta and Central America / Rollbacks on Protections for Alaska’s Temperate Rainforest

  • November 18, 2020

    • Crisis in Ethiopia / Nicaragua hurricane / Former Foster Kids in Canada to Attend University for Free / U.S. Immigration Officials Told Not To Communicate With Biden's Transition Team

  • November 25, 2020

    • Uganda protests and violence – 45 killed / Distributing vaccines to poorer countries / Good news! - Klamath River Basin / Good News! - Supporting Refugees / A General Prayer for Grace in this season of increased lockdowns