The Courts and Judges of America
This week's focus: Government
Justice 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 our nation or in your 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 weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4, NIV). Pray that God will raise up more Christian judges and lawyers in America who are guided by honesty and truth.
My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; 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 stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk uprightly; he guards the paths of justice and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.
- Continue to pray for the people of Venezuela as they face economic and political unrest.
- Pray for religious liberty around the world as churches and synagogues have endured shootings and bombings in recent weeks.
- Ramadan, observed by Muslims as a month of fasting, begins today. Commit to praying for the Muslim world for the next 30 days. Use this prayer guide to know how to specifically pray each day.
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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