“Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds
and like those who set traps to catch people. Like cages full of birds,
their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice.
They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor….”
Jeremiah 5:26-28 NIV
Father I look around and through research I see examples of Your children who live in pain, anguish, fear, and lack hope. I also see people who live in extreme excess with riches and financial wealth. But then I discover some who have made their fortune by stealing from and taking advantage of the poor and underserved.
Father I pray for those children who are overlooked, mistreated, and taken advantage of. I pray that You bless them abundantly so that they might regain hope and become self-sufficient and empowered. I pray that You humble the so-called powerful so that they are reminded of Your everlasting power, strength, and presence. Remind them that they cannot steal from and take advantage of the poor, weak, unstable, exposed, and vulnerable. Touch their hearts Lord and make right the wrong. In Your name I pray. Amen.
God will level the playing field and make things right, one way or another. It will no longer be the case where we are desensitized to the images of the women and children being enslaved, imprisoned, abused, tortured, victimized, and mistreated. We will not see nations with leaders who are billionaires or mega millionaires while their citizens merely exist in poverty. Through prayer and active engagement in our communities and around the world, we can do our part to help heal the pain, reveal the truth, and empower the voiceless. Let us never feel comfortable or content while the majority of our world is in pain.
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