Guidelines for Prayer

Pray for freedom from abuse and justice for victims

Psalm 146:7

who executes justice for the oppressed,
    who gives food to the hungry.

The Lord sets the prisoners free;

Psalm 103:6

The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all who are oppressed.


Pray for healing, restoration, and purpose for the victims

Psalm 40:1-2

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the pit of destruction,
    out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
    making my steps secure.


Pray for salvation of victims

Luke 19:10

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”


Pray for salvation of “pimps” and abusers

Luke 15:7

Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

Isaiah 42:7

to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
    from the prison those who sit in darkness.


Pray for those who write and those who enforce our laws

Psalm 37:17

For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,
    but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Psalm 7:9

Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
    and may you establish the righteous—
you who test the minds and hearts,[a]
    O righteous God!


Pray for increased awareness, concern, and involvement of the general public

Luke 12:2

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

Ephesians 5:13

But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible,


Pray for the church and all believers

Matthew 5:13

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

James 1:14-17

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.


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