What would Jesus want us to do?
What can I do?
As Christians, we can put special emphasis on forming communities where diversity is valued and on praying that we all open our hearts and reject the sin of racism.
A Prayer for Racial Justice
God of justice,
In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception.
Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being.
Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family.
Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others.
Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change.
Strengthen our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history.
And fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be forgiven,
and establish peace and equality for all in our communities.
In Jesus' name we pray.
From Catholic Charities USA
Other Prayers and pledges for racial justice:
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