A Prayer for Economic Justice
Loving, gracious, justice-seeking God,
We know that in this community, this country, and this world there are many people who do not share in the abundance that you have given us. There are many people whose lives are narrowed and stunted by poverty and the lack of opportunity – even the opportunity to work and earn a fair wage. Too many people who do have jobs are paid too little and not treated with the dignity that each one of us deserves. We know you care deeply about people on the margins of society; help us to care deeply as well. As we remember Jesus’ actions in the temple, we ask that you would also give us the courage and determination to change the economic abuses of our day. Guide our work, soften our hearts, strengthen our resolve, and make us co-creators with you of a world where all people thrive. Amen.