Pause + Pray

Uphold Justice

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To follow Jesus is to commit ourselves to justice. This requires inward change more often than we would like and can be a complicated journey. May this prayer help us live the way of Jesus more authentically in our own hearts.


Jesus, I sometimes resist when my perspective is challenged,
when others cry “injustice” over something I cannot see.
Make my heart humble and teachable to witness the experience of others
so that I can best discern where the pursuit of justice leads.


Identify one thing that has been labeled a “justice issue” but makes you feel uncomfortable. Find at least one thoughtful, clear-headed voice who can share an opposing perspective with you, and resolve to read their words or listen to their voice with an open mind.

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2 thoughts on “Uphold Justice”

  1. Thank you for bringing to me exactly what I needed for this day. Every time I read the words “…and Justice for all” my prayer is that one day it actually will be so!

    1. Michelle E Forsyth

      Ohhhh…love your comment. Yes. I am dealing with the “justice” system myself and realizing my privilege is so humbling. Thank you for your words.

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