Pastor John Ward
WORD OF FAITH | SOUTHFIELD, MI
Praise the Lord everybody. Welcome to day 16. Today we are praying for the judicial branch of government. Let’s take a look at the Gospel of Saint Luke chapter 18, beginning in verse 1. And it reads, “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.” So here Jesus is talking about prayer. That is really subject. But He also uses as an example an unjust judge and the Scripture goes on to say that she got the answer to her prayer because she wouldn’t stop praying. And God wants us to pray for judges. It’s God’s will that judges are in position after His own heart. And we know from first Timothy chapter 2 that we are to pray for all men and especially those who are in authority so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. So it requires prayer. Isaiah chapter 1, verse 26 tells us, “And I will restore thy judges as at the first,” God wants judges after His own heart. He wants judges that are going to judge with righteous judgment. And we need to pray for judges. We need to pray for them to operate in the fear of God so that they will judge with righteous judgment. John 7:24 says, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” Here in the United States of America - I know there are people from all over the world - we pray for our Supreme Court Justices and they are Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, Justice Sotomayor, Justice Kagan, Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, Justice Barrett and Justice Jackson. These are the judges and we pray for them. Wherever you are, you should also be praying for your judges. Have a wonderful day.