churches can pray, educate & act
in response to violence against women,
and missing and murdered indigenous women
A Prayer to End Violence and Bring Healing
- The Worship Sourcebook, pg 223
We offer ourselves to you, O God, our Creator.
We offer our hands.
Use healing touch to comfort sisters, brothers, and children who are afraid.
We offer our eyes and ears.
May we see and hear the signs and stories of violence so that all may have someone with them in their pain and confusion.
We offer our hearts, our tears as their hurt and sorrow echo within us.
May we be healed as we embrace each other.
We offer our anger. Make it a passion for justice.
We offer all our skills. Use our gifts to end violence.
We offer our faith, our hope, our love.
May our encounters with violence bring us closer to you and to each other.
All this we ask through Jesus Christ,
who knows the pain of violence. Amen.
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Prayer for Justice
Almighty God, you created us in your own image.
Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil
and to make no peace with oppression.
And, that we may reverently use our freedom,
help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice
to the glory of your holy name;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
—The Book of Common Prayer