To be “woke” is a term derived from the civil rights movement—it is an invitation to be alert of our own hidden prejudices and biases. Our faith also calls us to be “woke.” To be “awake” as a Christian means living and walking in the light, to stay awake and alert to the presence of God all around us.
God of Light,
Help me to stay awake and woke—
to your presence all around me—
especially to those who suffer or are marginalized.
Show me how to be a peacemaker, mend divisions, and work for justice.
Where in my life am I asleep? Where in my life do I need to wake up?