Are you wondering how to pray for racial justice? I found the website Faith and Prejudice, which is a “movement of Christians who are committed to living a life of radical love and humility as demonstrated by Jesus Christ; the type of love and humility that confronts and dismantles racism in America once and for all.” Faith and Prejudice collaborates with faith communities to help educate others about racism in the United States. In their educational materials, they provide a prayer for racial justice.
If you want to pray for racial justice, perhaps the Faith and Prejudice prayer will guide you.
God, we repent and ask for your mercy.
Mercy for the sin of racism and the ways we have acted out of bias rather than love.
Jesus, we look to you for divine solutions.
Show us how to love our fellow man.
How to listen. How to lament. How to get and stay involved.
Break out hearts for what breaks yours.
You state that blessed are the peacemakers for they will inherit the earth.
Give us wisdom today and in the days to come; that we will carry out your justice on the
earth and see the Church rise up with a holy indignation that
confronts and dismantles racism once and for all.
For more information on this movement, visit the Faith and Prejudice Facebook page.