This week's focus: GovernmentJustice is defined as “the upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment in accordance with honor, standards, or law.” It is to “treat adequately, fairly, or with full appreciation.” The judicial branch of the government is clearly an influential authority in America. Their decisions touch the life of every citizen and, when functioning properly, help protect individuals from exploitation, settle disputes, and punish criminals who break the law. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you areas in your own nation or community where justice is desperately needed. Pray specifically for areas of the government that you know to be lacking in administering true justice to people. As followers of Jesus we should be model citizens who, “Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:3-4, NKJV). Pray that God will raise up more Christian judges and lawyers in America who are guided by honesty and truth.
Proverbs 2:1-9“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.”
In Your Prayers, Remember:
- The families of the three sailors, who were not recovered and are presumed dead, after a U.S. Navy cargo aircraft crashed into the Philippine Sea while heading to the USS Ronald Reagan. Praise God for the eight whom they were able to rescue!
- The Ohio Senate Bill 164 has moved one step closer to outlawing the abortion of a child with Downs Syndrome. Pray that SB 164 legislation will pass to stop the genocidal practice of aborting unborn children with Downs syndrome; this can be a critical step to eliminate abortion based on individual genetic makeup.
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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