Prayer Topic #15:
A Prayer for Justice and Righteousness in the United States
Psalm 135:1-7, Isaiah 51:4-5,7-8
Reflections of the Heart:
Our Lord is a God of justice! Blessed are all those who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18
Eternal Father, we thank You for being the just Judge. Thank You for surrounding the American citizens with Your peace which surpasses all understanding. Thank You for moving on the hearts of Your people to establish peace, justice, and righteousness in the earth. Lord, we will praise You with all of our hearts. Your love for us is so very great, we will give glory to Your name forever!
Immortal Father, we command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream within our nation’s judicial, economic, educational, social, medical, governmental, and spiritual systems. As the Body of Christ, we renounce the gods of racism, sexism, and ageism. We confess that justice and righteousness will prevail in our nation, homes, workplaces, churches, schools and communities. Lord, we believe that You will raise us above the acts of injustice and unrighteousness. Lord, because Your Spirit dwells within us, the Body of Christ, we confess that we will walk in righteousness and integrity. We will not discriminate against anyone because of their race, their sex, or their age. We will not pay back evil with more evil, but we will always do things in such a way that everyone can see that we are honorable.
Holy Spirit, as I listen to the media, I will continue to pray for justice regarding:
Holy Spirit, please help our nation to heal from the wounds that the instances of injustice have inflicted on the American people. Remind the members of the body of Christ to not sin by letting anger control them. Grant each of us the desire and commitment to daily walk in Your justice and righteousness without prejudice or partiality. Deal with the hearts of those Christians who practice ungodliness toward one another. Remind them to walk in Your Spirit and not in their flesh. Guide parents on how to talk with their children about this subject in a way that will not instill fear, anger, or hatred. Father, we pray that You will spur the body of Christ to lead in demonstrating Your love, as our nation works to identify and replace racism and oppression with Your justice and righteousness. Holy Spirit, I ask that You search my heart for areas of hidden discrimination or bias and remove it immediately from me.
Abba Father, forgive us for any acts of racism, sexism, and ageism. Forgive our nation for its injustice, prejudice, and oppression. Forgive our nation for loving power and things instead of people. Please forgive those persons who support systemic injustice to protect their power and privilege. As the Body of Christ, we renounce the gods of racism, sexism, and ageism. Forgive me, Father, for not acknowledging that when I make blanket statements about race, sex, or age that I am discriminating. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Triumphant King, You are greater than any other god. You do whatever You please throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths. You cause clouds to rise over the earth. You send lightning with the rain and release the winds from Your storehouses. Your name, Lord, endures forever, Your fame is known to every generation. Yours, Lord, is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 86:12, Amos 5:24, Acts 10:34, Romans 12:17, Ephesians 4:26, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 135:13
Today, I will trust God to:
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