A Prayer for the Judiciary

July 7, 2015 by  

Father, we thank you for our protective system of government in the United States, designed so that even our courts and those who serve the people within them are subject to the Constitution as the highest authority – so that everyone from the small to the mighty might be both protected and held accountable.

We thank you for providing such a wonderfully clear example of how this works in your word when you established the principles by which the Priests would act as judges in Ezekial 44: 24. You said, “In a dispute they shall take their stand to judge; they shall judge it according to My laws and My statutes” – providing the very standards by which judges were to decide an issue – not according to what they thought was right at the moment or making up their own laws or regulations.

We thank you that this righteous principle has been established in our country since its beginnings, and for the many judges who have upheld the laws and the Constitution over the decades – and how we, as a people have benefited. But we also cannot help but recognize that this principle is too often ignored, causing justice to be in jeopardy. We have fallen short in recognizing standards of law and, as a result, the people are beginning to fear, rather than honor the decisions in our courts.

Lord, have mercy and restore our Courts to a place of honor. Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

We thank you today for those you have allowed to be appointed as judges in our courts here in Arizona. We pray they would know and uphold our laws and our Constitution and, most importantly, know and fear your immutable righteous laws. Just as in Ezekial 44, may they too judge according to the standard of laws external to themselves – and not pervert justice or make up their own laws or regulations.

Bless them, bless and protect their families and may they not grow weary in well-doing. We ask all of this in the most holy name of Jesus.

A prayer for the Judiciary by Sen. Barto at the YouthPray rally held at the Arizona Capitol May 6th, 2015 on the National Day of Prayer.



One Response to “A Prayer for the Judiciary”
  1. Russell W Cyphers says:

    Senator Barto,

    Thank you for the conviction and courage demonstrated in this insightful prayer.

    Russell W Cyphers, DDS

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