He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal is a pastor, liturgist, and activist. She is the founding director of Chasing Justice, which seeks to guide people to see God’s goodness for our world.
Jesus, You came to proclaim good news to the poor by proclaiming freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind. You came not only proclaiming freedom but freeing the oppressed. We know that we can be agents of justice but only you can liberate. We pray, we engage, we do our work, but only you bring salvation, you bring healing, you bring liberation. Only your power can stand against the darkness. Call us, repairer of broken walls and restorer of Streets with Dwellings. Help us to live justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with you, God. Empower us to let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! Amen.