In the times that we live in, it is no surprise that there is a greater need for prayer for victims of injustice. Seeing as you are reading this, I would take it that this is something that you can relate to. It should not come as a surprise.
God is not shocked to see this happening. In fact, scripture tells us of times such as this.
2 Timothy 3:1-5New International Version (NIV)
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,4 treacherous,rash, conceited,lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
The time that we are warned of in 2 Timothy 3 is what we are experiencing more and more of today. Faith is on a decline, as people become lovers of themselves. If you love yourself in a way that blinds you, it is impossible to love other or God.
Whatever in justice you have encountered, take heart. God is not asleep. He is watching over your life to perform it. We also know that at times the wicked will look like they are flourishing, yet they will wither away.
1st Prayer for Victims of Injustice
Vengeance is yours
Deuteronomy 32:35New King James Version (NKJV)
35 Vengeance is Mine, and recompense;
Their foot shall slip in duetime;
For the day of their calamity isat hand,
And the things to come hasten upon them.’
Though you may suffer now. Do not take it into your own hands to find justice. When you place in it in God’s hands, there is peace at the end of it. Let us begin to pray.
Dear Lord, you are a just God. You say vengeance is yours, so I place this situation in your capable hands. Where there has been an injustice, arise oh Lord and let your enemies be scattered. Wherever they have gathered to conspire to bring injustice upon your people, scatter them. Whatever pits they are digging for your people’s downfall. Let it be them that fall into their own pits in Jesus’ name. Avenge us oh Lord!
Bless those who bless, and curse those who curse
Genesis 12:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
youall the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
The Lord is faithful to jealously guard his people. It is his promise that those who curse you, he will curse. In the same way that those who have brought injustice upon you, will themselves face injustice. Let us pray.
Dear Lord, you alone are just. You alone are faithful at every turn. We pray that you would bring upon them what they bring upon your people. We know that justice never sleeps. You watch over your word to perform it. Father, perform your word in this injustice. In Jesus’ name! Amen
Rule Over the Rulers
4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”
5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die!6 He must pay for that lamb four times
over he did such a thing and had no pity.” ,because
7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man
!Thisis what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.
In the scripture above, God sends the prophet Nathan to confront the most powerful man in the land. This was a man that had used his position and power to bring injustice upon another man.
Wherever power and position have been used to cause injustice, may the Lord bring swift vindication. Let us pray.
Dear Heavenly Father, you are king of kings. You rule over rulers. Those on this earth, above and below it. Lord, we pray for situations in which injustice has been caused by those in positions of power. We stand against those who are using power to oppress the weaker among us.
Yet, you are God of the weak. You stand with those who cannot stand up for themselves. We pray that you would bring justice to the powerful. Lord stand on behalf of the weak against those they could never stand against. You are their only hope. We pray even for those that don’t know you yet. Use this as a way to open their eyes to your grace. In Jesus’ name! Amen