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A Call to Prayer for Societal Injustice

April 16, 2021 by The staff of The Upper Room

On April 11, 2021, the world witnessed another unarmed Black man killed at the hands of law enforcement. Across the United States, we are seeing a significant rise in Asian American/Pacific Islander racist attacks. Multiple Native American women and girls have gone missing or been killed, with no justice in sight.

Join us in a special Call to Prayer for Societal Injustice led by Rev. Dr. Mike Bowie, Rev. Dr. Ron Bell, Jr., Rev. Dr. Derek Weber, and The Upper Room Publisher Rev. Kimberly Orr.

May our prayers remind us that change begins within and it begins now.


Click here to find a downloadable PDF of the prayer used today as well as others curated by Rev. Dr. Weber. To sign up for Daily Prayers for Anti-Racism here, visit umcdiscipleship.org.

For more resources to support this spiritual work, we invite you to visit UpperRoom.org/OvercomingRacism.



To read The Upper Room's joint statement with Discipleship Ministries, Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century (SBC21), and Native American Comprehensive Plan (NACP), click here.


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.