7 Strong Prayers for Racial Healing

1 Samuel 16:7
Dear Lord, I thank You for Your Word that says that You do not see man in the same way people do. We have been created in Your image and likeness and in You there is no racial differences, because with You Lord, what is beneath the surface is more important than our exterior. So, I thank You, that I no longer need to be concerned about how people see me, because You Father, look at the heart. I therefore stand against racial abuse and declare healing in Jesus Name, Amen.

Psalms 139:14
Dear Father, I pray against the pain of racial slurs that have affected the way I see myself. Lord, I pray that as I have been fearfully and wonderfully made, I am able to love myself in spite of what others think of my image. Oh Lord, let Your love envelope my heart and remove the pain of the racial hate I have experienced; this is the prayer of my heart, Amen.

Romans 12:2, 1 John 4:20
Heavenly Father, I pray that I am able to see people like You do. I pray that I see people’s hearts instead of focusing on the color of their skin. Remove all anger and hatred from my heart so that I may love honestly and wholeheartedly. Father, Your Word said that if I say I love God, but hate my brother, I am a liar because if I do not love my brother, who I can see, I cannot love God who I cannot see. So, Lord let my mind be renewed so that I can see people with loving eyes, Amen.

1 Peter 2: 9, Isaiah 40:29, 31, John 8:36
Dear Lord, I pray for generations that have been affected by racial hate and families that have felt oppressed because they have been marginalized due to the color of their skin. Let the oppressed realize that they are royalty in Your eyes. Help them to realize that whom the son sets free is free indeed. Let the broken be healed by Your love; Let the weak rise up and be strengthened by You, this we ask, Amen.

Ephesians 4:31, Proverbs 10:12
Oh God, I pray for nations that remain divided due to bitterness. Let history be a reminder to nations that hatred only stirs up wars. Help each nation to let go of beliefs of superiority and replace this with principles of unity and acceptance of diversity. Father, we pray that nations will see people as equals, instead of holding prejudice thoughts towards specific races. Let nations be driven by Your love rather than human ambition; thank You Lord, Amen.

1 John 2:11a
Dear Lord, I pray against the pain left behind by racism. I pray that those who are still hurting from racial hatred are healed by the presence of Your overwhelming peace and love. Lord, help us to not hate one another, because anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. So, Father, remove the pain that is associated with these memories; let the experience of racism strengthen those who have been affected by it. Let their hearts be filled with peace, this we pray, Amen.

1 Corinthians 12:13
Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me love everyone as a brother or sister regardless of their race. Lord, I understand that You came to save us all and I know that not one race is better than another. Oh Lord, help us to not show partiality and favoritism. Please, have Your divine way in my heart so that I can extend the love You have shown me to Your people, this we ask in Your Name, Amen.

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