Equity Prayer, Isaiah 11 — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

‘Shadows of the Wanderer’ by Ana Maria Pacheco, UK

Inspired by Isaiah 11:3-4a

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A



Holy One, open our spirits to your righteousness –

a righteousness that helps us understand the power innate in all humanity.

Grant us the righteousness to recognize the gifts,

resources, resiliency, strength and wisdom

present in ourselves and in others.

Empower us, O God, to pursue equity and justice on earth.


His, the Messiah’s, delight shall be in the fear of God. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.

Isaiah 11: 3-4a

*Photo: Art installation, Chichester Cathedral, UK