40 Days of Praying

For Righteous Judges and Justices

By October 4, 2020No Comments

Many Americans assume the federal government has the final say in every legal issue. But nothing could be further from the truth! The framers of the Constitution never envisioned such sweeping authority for the federal government. The Tenth Amendment reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” That is why it is so important that before we elect people to office, we know their view of the Constitution.

The era of the judges in Israel’s history was terrible and lawless. Judges 21:25 says, “There was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Today, we are living in a new era of judges who do whatever is right in their own subjective eyes. Pray for our judges and justices, that they will rule according to constitutional law, not according to their own whims.

Isaiah 10:1 says, “Woe to those who enact evil statutes and to those who constantly record unjust decisions.” Pray that our nation removes bad judges and confirms good jurists. This is necessary for a just society, for God hates injustice.

A Prayer for America

Heavenly Father, You have made Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Supreme Judge, Lawgiver, and King of the universe. And Your Word says that one day, He will render judgment on every one of us. You love when judges rule according to justice and equity but hate when they rule corruptly. Give our nation’s judges and justices wisdom in discerning cases, and give them a fear of You to make the right choice. Remind them that the Constitution is their duly established authority, and every legitimate authority comes from You. Help them understand that they will one day have to answer to You for every ruling they make. Give wisdom to our president and Senate to choose and confirm wise and righteous justices. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

—Leviticus 19:15