Friday Day 9

Pray for the Judicial System

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

You shall appoint judges and officials throughout your tribes, in all your towns that the ​LORD​ your God is giving you, and they shall render just decisions for the people. You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and occupy the land that the ​LORD​ your God is giving you.

Today we pray for our judges, courts, and court employees. The Bible emphasizes that God is a God of justice and grace. We pray that our judges and courts will have a healthy understanding of the two. Pray that the courts will be about reconciliation and rehabilitation as much as it is about punishing lawbreakers. Pray that equal justice for all will rule the land.

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