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Let Justice Roll Down!

Updated: Nov 21, 2017

First used in a service to commission folks going to witness at Standing Rock.


Blow the trumpet at Standing Rock!

Sound the alarm at Lake Superior!

Let justice roll down like waters!

Let righteousness flow like an everliving stream!

God stands against the dark, greedy snake of the pipeline,

God stands with those who protect the waterways.  

Let justice roll down like waters!

For those who live on sacred land in uncertain times,

And for all native lives who have been dismissed and erased,

We pray for strengthened hearts and voices

And release from oppression.

Let justice roll down like waters!

For those who stand at the front lines,

Who put their bodies between greed and life,

We pray for warmth and light,

For protection and power.

Let justice roll down like waters!

For this community gathered here today,

Who seek to become water protectors in their own communities,

We pray for a spirit of wonder

And a witness of truth.

Let justice roll down like waters!

For those who send their hearts on the journey

And protect the water from afar,

We pray for creative vision

And empowered solidarity.

Let justice roll down like waters!

For those who continue to stand behind pipelines and corporate benefit,

For investors and CEO’s,

We pray for the in-breaking of your Holy Spirit

And a repentance that leads to abundant life for all your Creation.

Let justice roll down like waters!

God our Living Water,

Strengthen the weak hands,

   and make firm the feeble knees.

Say to those who are of a fearful heart,

   “Be strong, do not fear!”

Let justice roll down like waters!

With singing and shouts of joy,

Set us on your Holy Way.

Pour out your Spirit on all flesh,

And teach us to dream of your reign together.  

Let justice roll down like waters!

And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream!

And all God’s people said: Amen.


Scriptures: Joel 2, Amos 5, Isaiah 35, Exodus 2:1-11


(c) 2017 Cassidhe Hart