Prayer Points: Racial Reconciliation

Prayer Points: Racial Reconciliation


On Sunday evening, July 2, we gathered together for our second quarterly prayer night. The theme for the evening was Racial Reconciliation. Prayer points and scripture readings from the meeting are below for your continued use.


2017 Quarterly Prayer Meeting
Racial Reconciliation

“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.” - Isaiah 64:4

“…Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” – Isaiah 43:6-7

Pray For Our Hearts

  • Humility to first see people as image-bearers of God
  • Gratitude for the way other ethnicities uniquely reflect the glory of God
  • Conviction where we judge people based on the color of their skin
  • Forgiveness for our lack of love in understanding the unique joys and sorrows a particular ethnic group carries
  • Compassion to bear one another’s burdens where we experience racial injustice
  • Faith in God as our Protector and Defender in the face of every evil
  • Joyful confidence in the midst of ethnic suffering that Jesus will make all things new

“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains…and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” – Isaiah 2:2-3

Pray For Our Church

  • Courage to ask hard questions and talk about culturally-sensitive issues
  • Humility to confess sins of racism no less than other area of temptation or sin
  • Ethnic diversity that magnifies the unifying power of the gospel
  • Raise up qualified elders and deacons from different ethnic groups
  • Meaningful friendships with people who look different than us
  • Wisdom in supporting families who are navigating joys and challenges of interracial marriage or adoption
  • Opportunities to support and care for foster children from different ethnic backgrounds

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Pray For Our Country

  • Godly sorrow over the historic devastation racism has wrought in our communities
  • Deliverance from bitterness and hatred
  • Conversations about racial issues where we are quick to listen and slow to speak
  • A judicial system that is cleansed from every vestige of institutional racism
  • Legal protection and justice for victims of racially-motivated crimes
  • Wisdom and patience for law enforcement officers navigating racial tensions
  • Raise up God-fearing minorities in significant positions of cultural leadership
  • Courage for other churches to pursue racial reconciliation with faith and love

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