This is a tentative schedule. The months don’t have to be in this order and we don’t have to even do what is said under the social justice issues. This is just a launching pad. I want your guys ideas.
Preparation: Taking time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming year. Praying for God to show us what Social Justice issues we should pray for and how we can incarnationally pray for them.
World Hunger: Only eating white rice for the whole month
Homeless: Only where one pair clothes for the whole month. No washing the clothes.
Aids: A shirt that says HIV positive for the whole month.
Fair Trade: We can only consume or use fair trade items through the month. When we are inconvenienced we should remember those who are pretty much slaves at our expense.
October and November are undecided.
Evaluation: Taking the month to evaluate all that God has taught us and how we are going to take that into our lives.
Here is a collection of powerful prayers for Judgment and justice.
The world can seem unfair and stacked against us, but it is Gods Judgment that matters most.
We invite you to post your prayer request at the bottom of this page.
A Prayer for Judgment Day
We have prayed for repentance, but those prayers have gone unanswered.
Now, as much as it grieves us to do so, we pray for Judgment in this situation.
We know that You know the end from the beginning, and we only want Your will. If it is time for Judgment, Lord, may it come swiftly.
If, however, there is still room for repentance then we ask that You grant a space for that repentance.
Either way, God, let us trust You in all things.
The Prayer for Justice
WO LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help.
Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from an honest heart.
Help us to love our neighbors more than we love ourselves, respecting differences,
and embracing our commonalities to find common ground.
Break our hearts for the things that break yours.
Help us to be your echoes of mercy and whispers of love.
Use our hands to extend help to those who are in need of it.
Guide our hearts to an everlasting peace.
Help us to realize that an aching world is waiting for us, your followers,
to be instruments of justice, and stewards of Your Word.
In your name we pray.
A Prayer for Social Justice And Peace
Almighty and eternal God, may your grace enkindle in all of us a love for the
many unfortunate people whom poverty and misery reduce to a condition of life unworthy of human beings.
Rouse in the hearts of those who call you Father a hunger and thirst for social justice and for fraternal charity in deeds and in truth.
Grant, oh Lord, peace in our days; peace to our country, and peace among nations.
A Prayer for Justice In Court
Lord God, Redeemer of all men, I come before you today to ask for justice in court. As the Scriptures say,
God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every matter and for every work.
It is my request that your judgment be manifest in court,
though men are fallible, through You justice can be had.
Thank you Lord Jesus, and hear my prayer.
Teach Me Knowledge and Good Judgment
Do good to your servant
according to your word, Lord.
Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
for I trust your commands.
Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I obey your word.
You are good, and what you do is good;
teach me your decrees.
Our hearts go out to all of the victims of the Paris shootings.
It’s absolutely deplorable what those terrorists did to all of those innocent people.
We have been hearing a lot of talk lately that religion is to blame. We want to vehemently refute that claim.
There are people who manipulate the text of the Lord in order to do their own bidding.
I tell you, it’s not the word of the Lord that’s causing people to act inappropriately and violently, it’s the sinned will of man.
During this time, we please ask everyone to pray for those that lost their lives and were injured in the Paris shootings.
May God have mercy on their souls.
The Title IX Office hosts prayer vigil to bring awareness to domestic violence
The Title IX Office at Liberty University will be partnering with the LU Shepherds to host its first prayer vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) to honor those victimized by domestic violence Wednesday, Oct. 26. 2016 at 6:30 p.m. on the front steps of DeMoss Hall.
The prayer vigil will focus on creating awareness, action and social change toward domestic violence on college campuses and within the Lynchburg community.
The prayer vigil will be led by the LU Shepherds and resident shepherds within the LU Shepherd Office.
During the prayer vigil, LU Shepherd’s staff will be praying for not only those who are survivors of domestic violence, but also first responders, perpetrators, children and loved ones.
Title IX intern Lori Mercer, who works as the office’s events coordinator for their victim advocacy and awareness projects, hopes that this prayer vigil will not only unite the student body but ultimately open their hearts and minds to the reality of domestic violence.
“The Title IX Office and LU Shepherds will be praying for those affected by the harsh realities of domestic violence,” Mercer said.
“The Title IX Office’s desire is that the campus at large unites together on the evening of Oct.26 to pray. It is our hope that someone will leave feeling encouraged and empowered to standup and speak out against this issue.”
During the prayer vigil, there will be purple hands (purple is the official color of DVAM) accompanied by string lights with words of encouragement, decoration and statistics written on them.
In preparation, the Title IX Office has been to various locations on campus, allowing students the opportunity to take part in the event by decorating a hand.
Starting Oct. 19, the Title IX Office will have a table in the Montview Student Union that will allow students to fill out a hand in honor of those who have been victimized by the hands domestic violence.
One of the goals for this collaborative event is to educate and raise awareness of the effects of those who have been affected or know someone who has been effected by domestic violence.
LU Shepherd Director Timothy Griffin believes that students should be educated on these issues and hopes that the event will bring awareness to those
“Ultimately, LU Shepherds want to come alongside Title IX to provide a spiritual under girding towards what they’re doing,” Griffin said.
“The goal is to pray for different areas and the different components of Title IX issues.
I believe that exposure is necessary, providing as much exposure as we can to let students know that we are here.”
During the prayer vigil, students can follow @LUTitleIX on Twitter and Instagram, mention and post photos under the hashtag #SpeakUpLU and tag Liberty University Title IX Office on Facebook.
“Domestic violence leaves traumatic physical and mental scars that are hard to overlook and even harder to heal,” Mercer said.
“With God, prayer and support things can get better for those affected and we are here for you.”
For more information on the prayer vigil or to report an incident of dating violence, sexual violence, discrimination or sexual harassment, see the Title IX web page or contact the Title IX Office at 434-582-8948.
For pastoral counseling, peer mentorship or life-skills training, see the LU Shepherd webpage or contact 434-592-5411.
Williams is an opinion writer.