Jesus Wept, Week 1: Injustice

Pray

God of Justice, forgive me for turning a blind eye toward those who have been unjustly accused or imprisoned. Give me, and all people, wisdom and courage to champion Your justice in our community and in the world.

Protect those who are wrongly imprisoned today. Also, give courage to those who are working diligently to free the captives, and to those who are ministering to individuals in prison systems worldwide.

Amen.

 

Explore

To explore what injustice looks like in our world, read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. It is a powerful, convicting examination of the death penalty, mass incarceration, and juvenile imprisonment in the United States.

Stevenson is a renowned lawyer who has tried cases in the Supreme Court and across the Southern US.

To see Stevenson’s TED talk outlining what Injustice looks like in America, visit bit.ly/bryantedtalk.

To order Just Mercy, visit bit.ly/e3justmercy.

 

Act

1 – Become a mentor to help steer kids at risk from becoming victims of injustice and into empowering and fulfilling life situations. To find out more about becoming a mentor, visit bit.ly/bigbendmentor.

E3 has partnered with WT Moore and Leon County Schools to provide local mentors; stay tuned for opportunities in mid-late summer.

 

2 – Kairos Prison ministry offers spiritual and emotional help to people in and out of prison. They are always in need of more volunteers. For more info about volunteering, visit bit.ly/kairosvolunteer.

 

3 – In addition to general volunteers, we’re partnering with Kairos Prison Ministries to write letters for inmates as part of their Agape Letters Ministry. We need at least 42 inspiring letters for women inmates to read.

  • The letters should NOT be addressed or sealed.
  • Include lots of love and encouraging words, plus an encouraging Bible verse.
  • The unsealed, unaddressed letters must be returned to E3 by Sunday, March 17th.
  • For more details, email lori@element3.org.

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