A Prayer for Social Justice

A Prayer for Social Justice

Themes: Conflict; Education; Health and Healing; Justice; Sanctity of Life; Work

Righteous Lord God, you love justice and hate evil, and you care for the weak, vulnerable, needy, and the oppressed. Bless our country and its leaders with the wisdom of righteousness and peace. May they secure the right of protection for the unborn, equality of educational opportunities for the young, work for the unemployed, health care for the sick, and food for the hungry. Help management and labor to cooperate for the common good, giving honest work and receiving a fair wage. Deliver our land from all tribal, social, and religious strife, and make our national life more pleasing in your holy sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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This prayer by John Stott is an excerpt from


The Preacher’s Notebook

The Collected Quotes, Illustrations, and Prayers of John Stott