Prayer of Release from Bigotry (Racism) and its Effects


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Holy Father, I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for participating in ethnic prejudice through slander, discrimination, inappropriate joking, oppression, abuse, and the denial of justice.

I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for not showing hospitality to strangers who were of a different ethnic group and by so doing forsaking the blessing of entertaining angels.

I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for frustrating your will to join together as man and wife a family member with a spouse of an ethnic group different from our own.

I repent for myself and my family line for participating in stereotypes.  I repent for myself and my family line for using hateful words or pejorative terms to refer to those of other ethnic groups.

I repent on behalf of myself and my family line for desiring salvation for ourselves but hypocritically withholding the Good News from other ethnic groups, thinking their problems intractable and just punishment.  I declare that Jesus bore our punishment and I will freely help others as I have been helped, without arrogant condescension.

I declare that your plan for blessing the Jews and choosing them to be a light for all ethnic groups is good and I repent for myself and my family line for the times when we have resented your blessing of the Jews and your plan for our salvation.  I repent for myself and my family line when we have discriminated against the Jews or participated in their robbery, rape and murder.  I repent for myself and my family line for any times we thought the King of the Jews had no relevance for our ethnic group.  I embrace Messiah Jesus as the Savior of the world.

I repent for myself and my family line for hatred, bitterness and a failure to bless any ethnic group that mistreated us through genocide, colonization slavery, exploitation, internment camps, concentration camps, forced moves to reservation, etc.  I repent for myself and my family line for failing to love our enemy for failing to do good to those who hate us for failing to bless those who curse us and for failing to pray for those who mistreat us.

I repent for myself and my family line for engaging in the genocide, colonization, slavery, exploitation, internment camps, concentration camps, forced moves to reservations, etc., of any ethnic groups.  I repent for myself and my family line for our cowardice in failing to act for justice at times when we were complacent in our silence concerning these things, for Revelation 21:8 says the cowardly have no share with you.

I repent for myself and my family line if we participated in things like segregation, apartheid and Jim Crow laws out of bigotry we justified.  I repent if I or my family line who have participated in groups such as the KKK.

Father, I thank you for my ethnic heritage.  All ethnic groups have strengths and weaknesses and I believe my ancestry descends through the first Adam.  I believe Jesus Christ is the second man and the last Adam has purchased our redemption through his blood and that all who belong to Him shall bear His image.  (1 Cor. 15:49)  Thank you for releasing me and my family line from rejection and from the effects of rejecting others.  In Jesus’ Name


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These prayers are not a quick fix. Instead, they are starting points as you work out your freedom in Christ. Be ready to adjust these prayers as you and those you pray with listen to the Holy Spirit.

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