A Prayer for Racial Justice Sunday

13/02/2021

Candles

A prayer written by Archbishop Justin Welby and Dr Sanjee Perera, Archbishops' Adviser on Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns, for Racial Justice Sunday. 

 

Sovereign Lord Jesus Christ, who took human form and broke down the walls that divide;

We seek your forgiveness for not living out the truth that all are one in Christ, for the sin of racism.

We pray for all those affected by the marginalisation of prejudice and the violence of racist words and actions.  

We pray that we might uproot its cancerous and systemic hold on our own institutions.

We pray that we might recognise in reverence your divine image and likeness in our neighbour,
And find joy in the resemblance.

We pray in your name and seeking your glory. Amen.