The Christian prayer life can sometimes feel stale. It doesn’t mean your faith is weak, or that you’re doing something wrong—so don’t get hung up on it! It just happens. But if you want to connect with God and don’t know how to pray, or simply don’t feel like praying…then these everyday prayers are for you.

Church of Social Justice

We know that injustice happens a lot. We hate that reality. But also, we can feel bad for not having the passionate response we’ve had in the past. Because we’re tired of the same conversation with *that* coworker, *that* relative or *that* too-quick-to-voice-their-opinion friend. And it doesn’t feel like our efforts are getting anywhere.

The news stories, although less dominating in our Facebook feeds, are just as constant and devastating as ever. 

We long to do something. We WANT to do something. 

But we don’t. 

W H Y  D O N T  W E  D O  S O M E T H I N G ?

Friend, if you’re feeling any of this, you’re probably experiencing social justice burnout. Yeah, it’s a thing! We know, because we’re right there with you.

But today, as we feel ourselves slipping into the “inaction and passivity” part of the cycle, we’re going to reach out for the One who gave us a heart for justice in the first place, and ask for his help. Join us in our full prayer for social justice burnout!

A Prayer for Social Justice Burnout

Defender of justice, give me fresh ears to hear the cries of those around me who are victims of injustice. Let me not grow weary in doing good, but show me specific ways I can be an instrument of peace that works for healing and restoration. And even as I focus on a specific way to be an agent of your justice, don’t let me grow cold to the cries of others who experience oppression and injustice. Keep my heart soft and give me strength to care deeply for those you care deeply for.

What does the Bible say about social justice? God hears our prayers and wants us to cry out to him!

“You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror” (Psalm 10:17-19).


Prayers for everyday life are hard to come up with on the spot! If you’re in need of more simple prayers visit this page to help you  connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life!