#40WordPrayer on JUSTICE
[God] expected justice, but saw bloodshed;
righteousness, but heard a cry!
— Isaiah 5:7b alt.
The world is always crying for justice —
from the prisons, from the streets, from the storms,
from the soil, from the ignored, from the stranger.
God, help us not to become jaded, judgmental, and apathetic
but let these cries compel us to listen, to learn, and to act.
But justice work is hard.
It’s easy to become jaded and pessimistic. Justice “wins” occur so infrequently that cries of injustice become deafening and overwhelming because they are screaming from all corners of the world. It can just be plain tiring to always be thinking about the impact of our actions and the ways we may contribute to injustices of the world.
Again, justice work is hard.
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