Daily Inspiration - Prayer for Justice



Prayer for Justice

and

Wisdom for dealing with unjust situations



This page includes

insights

into important aspects of

Receiving Justice.

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This page is divided into

Five Days





Monday


God loves Justice.

God wants Justice to prevail in our life.



For I the Lord love justice;
I hate stealing and everything that is wrong.

Isaiah 61:8 NCV



Monday continued:


Prayer for Justice


Almighty God,

You are the God of Justice.

You hate stealing, lying, and cheating.

You hate the acts of those who pervert justice.

Look to my righteous cause. Bring me swift justice.

Hear my cry.

Come and quickly rescue me from those who are against me.

Amen

Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com



Prayer for Justice


Lord of Righteousness,

I give you praise.

Lord of Justice,

I give you praise.

I come before you to remind you of my situation and ask that you would bring a quick, just resolution to my situation.

Amen

Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com



Prayer for Justice


Remember me too, O Lord,

while you are blessing and saving your people.

Psalm 106:4 TLB


God of Justice, God of Might,

I come to you reminding you of the unjust situation in my life.

Lord, look at what __________ has done to me.

Draw your attention to my righteous cause.

Release your compassion on me. Release your justice on my situation.

Make right what is wrong.

I lean on you and rely on you this day.

Amen

Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com



Prayer for Justice


For the Lord loves justice;

And does not forsake His saints.

Psalm 37:28 NKJV


Almighty God,

Thank you that your Word encourages me by telling me that you love justice.

Lord, look down on my situation and have mercy on me because of what others have done to me.

Release your power and authority on my behalf.

Turn topsy turvy the plans of the wicked against me.

Lord, come and show your justice in my life.

Amen

Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Psalm 146:9b TLB -

But he [God] turns topsy turvy the plans of the wicked.

Psalm 12:5 TLB -

The Lord replies, "I will arise and defend the oppressed, the poor, the needy.
I will rescue them as they have longed for me to do."



Receiving Justice


Thank you, Lord,

that you encourage us

to stand up and pursue justice in prayer.


God's Advice:

Keep on Asking


Luke 11:5-13

And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;  for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’?

I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him
because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence
he will rise and give him as many as he needs.


Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking


So I say to you, ask,
and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.


For everyone who asks
receives,
and he who seeks
finds,
and to him who knocks it will be opened.


If a son asks for bread from any father among you,
will he give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 
Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the
Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!


Luke 11:5-13  NKJV





Tuesday


God tells us in Scripture that his will

is for justice to prevail.



Tuesday continued:


Scriptures about Justice



For I the Lord love justice;
I hate stealing and everything that is wrong.

Isaiah 61:8 NCV


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For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not his saints.

Psalm 37:28 AMP


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He [God] gives justice to all who are treated unfairly.

Psalm 103:6 TLB


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Arouse Yourself, awake to the justice due me,
even to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Psalm 35:23 AMP


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I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf
and rewards me.
[Who brings to pass His purposes for me
and surely completes them]!

Psalm 57:2 AMP


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O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 43:1b KJV


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But the salvation of the consistently righteous is of the Lord;

He is their Refuge and secure Stronghold in time of trouble.

And the Lord helps them and delivers them;

He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,

because they trust and take refuge in Him.

Psalm 37:39-40 AMP


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This I know - for God is for me.

Psalm 56:9b AMP


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I will trust in, lean on, and confidently rely on You.

Psalm 55:23b AMP


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Dear Lord,

Only you can fix this situation.

I ask you to intervene on my behalf

and help me gain justice.

Amen

Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com






Wednesday


God not only wants godly blessings for you,

He wants godliness in you.



Wednesday continued:


How to Cultivate the right Attitudes and Behavior

as we go through unjust situations.


God hates injustice. God wants justice in your situation.

Nevertheless, as he looks at your situation, he also wants you to grow spiritually through this situation.


He wants you to grow in your love toward those

who are being unjust to you.


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Love your enemies,

bless those who curse you,

do good to those who hate you,

and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.

Matthew 5:44 NKJV


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God wants to purify us.


God wants us to cooperate with him to purify us.


We need to do our part to purify ourselves


as we seek justice from him.



Consider:

What if God wants to use this situation to change you

and

help you to become more like Jesus?


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Consider:


What if

God is waiting to give you justice

until

you have conqueror-ed

some of the

impure attitudes and behaviors rooted in your heart?


Prayer for Justice and Purity


Merciful Lord,

I come before you thanking you and praising you for all the blessings that you have flowed into my life.

You are loving and kind to me.

I also come before your throne seeking your hand of justice to overcome the schemes of evil that are currently attacking me.

I ask for victory over the demonic schemes that are attempting to steal justice from me.

I also ask for victory over the demonic schemes that are tempting me to draw my heart into sinful emotions such as resentment, strife, unforgiveness, pride, and retaliation.

I ask for wisdom.

I ask that you would give me wisdom to know what to do in my situation and how to do it.

I dedicate myself to making godly decisions.

As I move through this trial, I ask that you would help me to grow the fruit of the spirit in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

I ask that you would enlarge my capacity to love my enemies.

I ask that you would remind me to obey you by yielding to you when you nudge me to pray for my enemies.

I ask that you would increase my motivation to pray for my enemies.

As I move through this situation, I declare that I will read your Word and speak words of wisdom, truth, and love.

Throughout this situation, I will focus on the goal of becoming more Christ-like.

Thank you for your help, Lord.

Amen

Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com


Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.


We have a page that teaches you

How to

Pray for your Enemies


And Pages

sharing:

How to Forgive

including

A week of devotions helping you to forgive



Thursday


Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego 

walked out of the fiery furnace,

and they

didn't even smell like smoke.



God doesn't want you to smell like smoke.


In the third chapter of Daniel, we find ourselves in Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden statue that he wanted everyone to worship. Anyone who didn't worship the image would be thrown into a burning furnace.

In verse 12, we find out that three Jewish men - Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego - refused to bow to the image or to any of the foreign gods.  King Nebuchadnezzar had them thrown into the furnace and had the furnace turned up hotter than usual. Yet a miracle occurred, and they were not burned. And a fourth person was seen in the flames!

When King Nebuchadnezzar saw that the three men were not burned, he took them out of the furnace.

At this point, as if the story was not magnificent enough, we find in verse 27, the amazing fact that the three men had none of their hair singed (scorched), nor their garments touched by the fire, and even the smell of smoke was not on them.

The three men walked out of the trial without any reminders of the difficulties that could have been a part of this earthly trial.

Application

There are many applications that a person could get from this story. The one I want to highlight is taken from the fact that: there was no sign that they had been in a fire, including the fact that they didn't even smell like smoke.

God wants us to be able to go through trials and troubles and when He takes us out of them, we are not left with any smoke on us. We are not left with bitterness, anger, resentment, vengeful thoughts, unhealed emotions, etc.

God wants us to be able to testify to God's grace through the trial without also smelling like smoke. People can easily smell our bitterness, anger, resentment, etc.

When God rescues us from a trial, He wants us to exit the trial free of any negative things that have tried to attach to us.  To God, handling the trial is not just getting through it. He wants us to get through it with our character deepened and our heart more tender than when we entered the trial.

He wants us to be free of negative emotions toward other people and toward him. He wants us to walk in the freedom of forgiveness, and in the fruit of the spirit - Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

That is going to take some work on our part. For one thing, most of us will have to learn HOW to pray for our enemies and how to forgive them. I have written a page called which addresses this concept. It will help you to work on your emotions while going through a trial and coming out of a trial. I also have several pages on how to forgive.   See the Bible Devotion page for all of them.

This highlighted Bible story is uplifting, and
I encourage you to read it today.


Note:

This mini-devotional was first given on my blog page.


Do you

Smell like Smoke?


Friday


Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego

said to the king,

"Even if  God does not deliver us,

we will not bow and worship an idol."


When we are going through an unjust situation,

God wants us to learn several lessons from

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.



God is a good and loving Father.
He cares about everything that happens to us.


Yet he cares about the most important things
more

than the less important things.


God knows that developing godly character is

more important

than getting justice.


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God wants us to stand up

and say with conviction:


Even if this situation never gets resolved with justice,
I will still continue to serve the Lord with gladness, 
and I will resist keeping any smoke in my life.

I will remove all smoke of resentment, bitterness, anger, unforgiveness, and strife. I will remember that God will make all things right when I get to heaven.


If my justice doesn't come in this life,
God will give me what is due me in heavenly currency.


While on earth, I will learn to love my enemies
just as
the Lord has asked me to do.



Daniel 3:16-18


Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered

and said to the king,

“O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need
to answer you in this matter.
If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace,
and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. 

But if not,
let it be known to you, O king,
that we do not serve your gods,
nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

Also see Jeremiah 9:24



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Originally presented the week of October 27, 2014