hold those who stand against injustice

wounds of Christ

Lord, I pray for my brothers and sisters
    who are in prison because of their stand against injustice,
    and for all the other people who have ‘disappeared’.
I pray for those undergoing torture;
Lord, give them strength, and the sense that they are not alone.
In particular I hold before you
    those who believe that the world has forgotten them.
May they know that there are people who care,
    and who are praying for them.
Jesus, arrested and tortured yourself,
    be with them now,
    and hold them in your wounded hands.

Angela Ashwin, English author, compiler of


But others were tortured, refusing to turn from God in order to be set free. They placed their hope in a better life after the resurrection. Some were jeered at, and their backs were cut open with whips. Others were chained in prisons. Some died by stoning, some were sawed in half, and others were killed with the sword. Some went about wearing skins of sheep and goats, destitute and oppressed and mistreated. They were too good for this world, wandering over deserts and mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground.

One thought on “hold those who stand against injustice

  1. Thank you for this post. You have done well at capturing prayers for justice, a needed balance in our prayer life. I have been reading Christopher Wright’s book, The Mission of God’s People, which builds off his book, The Mission of God. He is helping me grow in my understanding and response to social justice as part of what it means to be on mission with our God who is and will redeem all things.

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