Pray for the Courts – Part 1

A courthouse can be a place of horrific emotion and stress.

There is an attorney in our community whose staff members pray daily for their firm’s clients.  That attorney began to dream of a company of prayer warriors deployed daily in the courthouse to pray over every aspect of all court proceedings.

Daphne is one of those who comes to pray.  Many people are distraught by their court situation and when she begins to pray,  often tears begin to flow.  Most will experience inner strength and a sense of peace.

She may simply stand in the hall holding her Bible.  One lady asked, “Is that your Bible?  Will you pray for me?”

Another time she was reading her Bible when a man came up and started telling her his problems.

“May I pray with you?”  As she began to pray, the man suddenly broke down in tears.  She has learned to carry a packet of tissues to share.

Daphne wears her “Pray for the Courts” badge and slowly walks up and down the halls with her Bible.  When she sits with her Bible open, she often writes out an encouraging Bible verse or one of the Psalms on the back of her  “Pray for the Courts” cards.

She might have the opportunity to interact with a person and say, “I just wrote out this Psalm from God’s Word.  I’m asking God to put it in the right hands. I want to give you something tangible.”

Sometimes she sits in the courtroom with her Bible open and asks God to show her how to pray for the judge.  She may even write a letter of blessing to a judge–sharing qualities she’s observed that make that judge a blessing to the community.

What about you?  Have you ever considered spending time praying in your local courthouse?  Would you?

[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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7 Responses to Pray for the Courts – Part 1

  1. Tina says:

    I have prayed over a few court cases in the past because a friend or family member was involved in the cases, but I’ve never thought about stepping inside the courthouse to pray over unfamiliar cases. You have given me something to think about. Thanks!

  2. MEL T says:

    What a God moment to experience in prayer for others. I don’t believe in designated “prayer warriors.” for as believers, we all have the privilege and the responsibility to be WARRIORS in prayer– “PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD…”

  3. Kristi says:

    Amen Sister, Love Kristi

  4. Linda says:

    Wow! What a great idea! I’ve never thought of doing this before. I will definitely explore this concept and action. Thanks for sharing Kathleen, Love, Linda

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