Old Testament, the prophets spoke about a Jubilee year, a time when debts were forgiven, slaves set free, and right relationships restored. A Jubilee year is as much needed today as in biblical times.
Think of those who live in the shadow of hunger, poverty, unemployment, debt, sickness, repression, injustice. Think of the unemployed, those forced to migrate leaving family and friends behind.
As Christians, people of the New Testament we abhor all that threatens life. We want a world where the human dignity of all is respected and were work, education, health, housing, are rights enjoyed by all.
Grant us, Lord God a world where the weak are protected, and no one goes hungry;
a world where the riches of creation are shared;
a world where different cultures live in harmony and mutual respect;
a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is guided by love.
We pray for a world renewed with your spirit.
With the Lord of history who makes all things new.
May we be a Jubilee People – a people of Christ who call for justice and peace, and who make right relationships. Be with us as we stand with our neighbours around the world calling for a new world, where all of your children are valued. With you Lord, we will make all things new.
From material provided by Debt and Development Coalition Ireland.