Prayer for the Stranger in Our Midst Litany

This litany is a call and response written for congregations across the United States who have a heart for Immigration Reform. Not only does this litany include prayers for political figures who ultimately make decisions, but also prayers for the church to better welcome the stranger and prayers for the immigrants in our midst. Click here to order a copy of the prayer.

 

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OSJ Prayers is a weekly email with 3-5 prayers addressing issues that we think are most pressing from around the world. You can forward them to your pastor for Sunday’s congregational prayer, print them for use in small groups, or supplement your personal devotions. Click here to subscribe to the weekly prayers. Be sure to check the 'OSJ Prayers' box on the signup form.

 

You can also view archives of past prayers here.

 

Prayers for Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace

These prayers appeared in the June 2014 issue of Reformed Worship.

“Scripture is full of visions of the future day when righteousness and peace will infuse our world. But Christians should not be content to sit back and wait for that day to come. Scripture is also clear that we are accountable for the havoc we’ve wreaked in God’s world, that we are to work for justice and seek righteousness, that we are to go before God and implore that he will redeem this world already now. Use me, Lord, use even me. While we know we are supposed to pray for these things, sometimes we don’t know what words to use. To that end we have provided these prayers, some newly written, most culled from other sources, as a place to start. Pray them as they are written, adapt them for your context, or use the links provided to learn more and write your own prayers. But do pray.”

Click here to view the prayers.

 

The Abundance of God: Prayer Stations

These prayers stations appeared in the June 2014 issue of Reformed Worship. In a worship series focused on justice, the best concrete actions are, of course, acts of justice. These prayer stations are not meant to be the end of the response. They are meant to reinforce worship and serve as additional motivation for working toward justice beyond the walls of the church building. The cycle of stations is designed to be used one a week, in coordination with the four Sunday series on abundance. Click here view to prayer stations notes.