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Praying for Change: Daily Prayers for Anti-Racism

By Derek Weber

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While the headlines may have receded, the sin of racism continues to be seen and felt on both individual and systemic levels. Dismantling racism is not a short-term task but a lifelong moving forward to perfection in love—to use founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley’s words. Therefore, Discipleship Ministries and other agencies and bodies of The United Methodist Church will continue to provide resources and guidance on how to become anti-racist individuals and churches. Please seek out the help you need to maintain your efforts to transform your community into an anti-racist fellowship.

The Worship Team of Discipleship Ministries believes, however, that such a change will not happen unless the whole process is bathed in prayer every step along the way. To that end, we will continue to provide daily prayers to help keep us all centered on the ongoing journey of transformation. From Monday through Friday, a new prayer will be posted here for your use as personal devotion, to share in your small group, or for use in corporate worship.

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June 25, 2024

Jesus said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

Mark 7:24-30

Inhale: My heart is breaking.
Exhale: Have mercy, O God, bring justice.

Breath Prayer, Day 27 (MARCH 24), UCC, https://jointhemovementucc.org/jtm-resources/courageous-conversations-a-lenten-antiracism-journey/.

June 24, 2024

The children are always ours, every single one of them, all over the globe; and I am beginning to suspect that whoever is incapable of recognizing this may be incapable of morality.

- James Baldwin, “Notes on the House of Bondage”

God, we cry out for the children killed by violent hands. We mourn for those children who have been despised, and we long for a world where all will see that children are always ours, every single one of them, all over the globe.

Sojourners, Verse and Voice, June 13, 2024, https://sojo.net/daily-wisdom/verse-and-voice-61324#.

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Rev. Dr. Derek Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, served churches in Indiana and Arkansas and the British Methodist Church. His PhD is from University of Edinburgh in preaching and media. He has taught preaching in seminary and conference settings for more than 20 years.

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