Prayer for Someone Oppressed
As I read Exodus this morning in my devotional time, Exodus 2:23-25 struck a nerve and evoked a prayer for someone being emotionally, financially, psychologically, and religiously oppressed and abused.
LORD God, Almighty, All-knowing, All-present: you are the God who heard Israel's groaning under oppression; you are the God who remembered your covenant; you are the God who saw what was happening to your people; you are the God who knew! Look upon XXXX and XXXX and XXXX.You likely are aware of someone who is in an repressive situation. May this prayer draw you to the One who can, and does, execute justice for the oppressed (Psalm 103:6, 146:7).
- O God who heard - hear our prayers and cries to you, hear their groans and the fear in their voice. Hear, O God, the threats, accusations and manipulative verbal assaults! Hear, O God!
- O God who remembered - remember the covenant ratified by your Son, Jesus Christ, and how XXXX is part of your covenant, as are their children. Remember that they are yours and you have promised them your aid; that you are for them and they have nothing to fear (Psalm 56:9c-10). Remember, O God!
- O God who saw - see what the justice system, the advocates, the lawyers, and the Law Enforcement Officers are presently blind to. See and expose; see and direct; see and defend! See, O God!
- O God who knew - Know XXXX and this situation, and raise up deliverers for them as you raised up Moses. Know and make known their valor, honor, trustworthiness, decency as a parent, and their desire to be a good spouse. Know and make known the oppressor's impoverishing, impounding and impeding ploys! Vindicate the one being oppressed. Break this stuck system loose so that the wheels of justice might begin to turn in their favor. Know, O God!