Prayer in Response to the Violence on January 6, 2021
Updated: Feb 22, 2021
O God of all people, we lift up to you hate, in all its forms, and specifically white supremacy. Holy Spirit, please dismantle this hate and build up love in its place. Each one of us is made in your image, no one greater than another. We ask that those who subscribe to this way of thinking, whether consciously or unconsciously, would be transformed by the renewing of their minds.
O God of the nations, we lift up to you the United States. We pray that those with hate in their hearts would repent and choose the way of love. We pray that those with violence in their hearts would repent and choose the way of peace. We pray that those who have perpetuated the lies fueling this violence and hate would repent and confess the truth. Help us to remember the difference between oppression and consequences for actions. We pray for justice. We pray for a peaceful transition of power. And we pray for a miracle: that the deep divisions in the U.S. would be healed and reconciled so that equality and justice for all would truly be the identity of the United States.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.