O God Who Heard, Remembered, Saw and Knew - Evening Prayer 8 March 2020

"During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God saw the people of Israel—and God knew” (Exodus 2:23-25).

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 these and hear our prayer (…).
  • O God who heard – Hear their 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 Lord, hear our prayer.
  • O God who remembered – Remember the covenant ratified by your Son, Jesus Christ, and how (…) 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 Lord, hear our prayer.
  • 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 Lord, hear our prayer.
  • O God who knew – Know (…) 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! O Lord, hear our prayer.


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