The United Church of Christ wants to make real its Christian commitment to racial justice. On Sunday, August 9, the actual anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, churches across the denomination will take time to come together as a church and pray for racial justice. UCC General Minister and President, Rev. John Dorhauer will journey to St. Louis and is scheduled to preach at Christ the King UCC on Sunday, August 9.
You are invited to specifically pray for racial justice on this day. A collective of UCC faith leaders from across the country has prepared a variety of prayers for use by congregations:
- Call to Worship – Dorhauer
- Call to Worship – Jefferson
- Children’s Sermon Starters – Wood
- Litany on Gun Violence – Byrne
- Pastoral Prayer – Jefferson
- Prayer of Confession – Jefferson
- Prayer of Confession – Fairman
- Prayer of Lament – Fennema
- Charge to Community Action – Fennema
These prayers may be adapted and used not only on this day, but on other days and in other settings in which people gather to pray and witness to justice for all who suffer the violence of racial injustice.
For more details, visit the UCC website: http://www.ucc.org/justice_racism_index