“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Read the attached blog from Christian author and speaker, Niki Hardy.
LET US PRAY:
A Prayer for True Justice
O Heavenly Father, our hearts are heavy. Broken. Please give us eyes to see and ears to hear where Your Spirit is working. Help us to see every person the way that You see them. Break our hearts for what breaks Yours, God. Let us merely say that we love each other. Give us strength to mourn with those who mourn, to weep with those who weep. Let Your justice roll like waters. Let Your righteousness and love flow from us like rivers of living water. Purify our hearts, Lord, and fill us with genuine hunger for justice, for mercy, and for true peace. Heavenly Father, let justice and mercy start with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen. (Source: YouVersion)
After reading today’s scripture, prayer, and resource, reflect…
In today’s resource, what do you agree with?
What do you disagree with?
What questions does this devotion bring up for you?
How do you feel God speaking to you through today’s devotion?
Be sure to journal your thoughts. We will have a collective discussion at the end of this 2-week series. If you come across an article or a video link or a prayer that is relevant to this discussion about loving our neighbors, feel free to submit it to me. Thank you!
BONUS: Watch the movie, Just Mercy.
We believe in the power of story. Just Mercy, based on the life work of civil rights attorney, Bryan Stevenson, is one resource we can humbly offer to those who are interested in learning more about the systematic racism that plagues our society. For the month of June, Just Mercy is available to rent for free on digital platforms in the US (Amazon, Xfinity, etc.) Here's the trailer.