Religious Freedom Week

Serving Others in God’s Love

We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by serving others and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 22 – June 29 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

Day 1: Friday, June 22  |  en español

Day 2: Saturday, June 23  |  en español

Day 3: Sunday, June 24  |  en español

Day 4: Monday, June 25  |  en español

Day 5: Tuesday, June 26  |  en español

Day 6: Wednesday, June 27  |  en español

Day 7: Thursday, June 28  |  en español

Day 8: Friday, June 29  |  en español

How to Talk about Religious Freedom

In this time of increasing polarization in our culture, we can contribute to a better understanding of religious freedom in a way that respects all people.

This short guide aims help Christians speak with friends and neighbors about religious freedom and work to clear up misconceptions about it.

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator,
from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.