Let us pray for communities marginalized by systemic and cultural oppression, and for the healing of wounds inflicted by racism.

We ask for God’s grace to shine upon those who have been pushed to the fringes of society and have endured the weight of discrimination and inequality.

Help us recognize our own privileges and biases, as well as how they affect others around us.

God, we know that true change begins within each of us. Let us not be complicit with oppression; rather, guide us as we examine our own hearts, to confront our own prejudices and unconscious biases.

May we, as a society, recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every individual, acutely aware that our differences in race, background, or circumstance can bring us closer together.

Grant us the wisdom to forgive ourselves and others, to take the burdens of ignorance of old off our shoulders.

In times of uncertainty and division, remind us of the teachings of love, compassion, and forgiveness that you have bestowed upon us. Let these principles guide our actions as we seek to uplift the marginalized, dismantle systemic racism, and build a society that truly embodies the principles of equality and justice for all.

May we, as your children, work together to create a world where racism has no place, and where all can thrive in your grace.


Written by Sarah Yang originally for 40 Days on Anti-Racism: Learning to Be Fluent in Two Cultures.

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