A Prayer of Justice

Loving God, you hold us in your hands for we are all made in your image.

Help us to celebrate our differences.

Help us to use our diversity to share with each other the richness of our many cultures, languages and backgrounds.

Help us to dissolve the barriers of race and work for a just society in which none are despised and discriminated against on the basis of false divisions of race and in which each is valued for their true humanity.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, who saw beyond all human divisions and reached out to the good within each person.

from brochure of Ideas for Action to End Racism published by the Diakonia Council of Churches and also used in worship service at the World Conference Against Racism organised by the Diakonia Council of Churches