In the noise of voices

calling for revenge and restitution,

for judgement and punishment,

we pray for the courage to speak out

for restoration.


When pain, poverty and persecution

leave people blind to grace and compassion,

we pray for the courage to carry the light

of love and forgiveness.


Where the quest to even the score

has left our world angry and wounded,

we pray for the courage to release our grievances

and seek wholeness for all.


As you intercede for us, Jesus,

we intercede for our world that all may know

the Good News of restoration in Christ.