Mark 12:31 (NRSV)

The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Gracious God, as we will mark the campaign for racial justice this coming Sunday, today we pray for our communities, across our nation and our world, where racism, division and prejudice exist. Lord God, we know that You created humankind to live in peace and harmony with one another. You created different races of people to bring the beauty of diversity into our world. We see the example of Your Son Jesus Christ, who reached out with compassion and friendship to all people regardless of their race or culture. And so, Creator God, help us to fulfil Your vison of a world where all are treated equally, where justice and tolerance are at the heart of every community in order that all humankind may flourish. May the power of Your Holy Spirit breathe unity into our world today. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.