The sin of racism has been on my mind lately. Our communities are so divided. We don’t understand or listen to each other. We seem unable to make the sacrifices necessary to even the playing field for all of God’s children. I wrote this prayer for an end to racism. Use it with your youth group or youth ministry.
You are free to copy this prayer as long as you include a link to this page or the home page in any printed or electronic version.
Prayer for an End to Racism
Gracious God, you created all of us in your image. Open our hearts and minds to this reality. Let us recognize that we are all Your beloved sons and daughters.
You are community: Father, Son, and Spirit. Help us to foster community in our neighborhoods. Teach us to be one as you are one. Teach us to love as you love.
Open our eyes to the sin of racism. Show us where it exists in our society. Please grant us the courage to denounce it, but always with a loving heart like yours.
Enlighten our minds to be aware of our own weaknesses and gently teach us not to act out of our own biases. Teach us to celebrate our differences and to see diversity as strength.
Please grant us the grace to work together for an end to racism in our world. We long to live together in your kingdom as brothers and sisters.