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Lord, help us remain faithful even as injustice manifests around us. Let us remember that injustice did not reign in the beginning and it will not govern when Jesus returns again.
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Analysis. A jury in liberal Washington, D.C. acquits a lawyer of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, despite clear and convincing evidence of guilt.  The Majority Speaker of the U.S. House blocks a bill to provide additional security for the U.S. Supreme Court Justices on the very day an assassination plot against Justice Brett Kavanaugh is thwarted.  A U.S. Senator rants against Supreme Court Justices without consequences while a Trump adviser is shackled and manacled on a contempt of Congress charge.

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Injustice not only seems to be on the rise these days, it seems to rule and reign.  From whence, I wonder, does this idea of justice and injustice come?  Is it an echo of school yard days when children run to parents and teachers exclaiming, “It’s..she’s…he’s…not fair!”  Is this sense of “fairness” born into us or bred into us?

Perhaps it is an imprint of our heavenly Father and an echo of that first place of human abode.  For in the garden of Eden, all was right and just and fair, even as it was lovely and fruitful and lush.  All was right because Adam and Eve were right with their Creator.  They walked together and talked together with the Lord.  This first human community knew only good.

Then temptation came and stole their innocence with a taste of the forbidden fruit.  Losing innocence, man gained dreadful knowledge of evil.  From that time, the world has spun into ever deepening knowledge of evil and injustice.  And now, we have an America that can be so dark, one loses one’s footing.

Intercessors, whose very call is to walk and talk with the Lord, can especially slip as they come away from the beauty of the Holy Place to scan the ravages of the sin-scarred land.  A funeral shroud can fall upon the heart.  But the intercessor’s heart is not a place of death.

For it is in the intercessor’s heart that the Lord’s vision for His Kingdom is birthed.  It is in the intercessor’s plea His Will is realized.  It is in the intercessor’s travail the Bride is perfected and completed for His Precious Son.

And it is in the intercessor’s longing for that perfect world, where man and woman walked in harmony with their God, that His justice is pictured and ultimately realized.

For the Lord looked for those who would build up the wall and stand in the breach before Him and He found…you…and me…and the hundreds and thousands whose knees have not bowed to evil and whose lips have not kissed it.

Take heart — His heart — dear intercessor.

Contend for this world.

Remember that the yearning for justice harkens back to the beginning…before we lost innocence.  Remember the Judge of all the world will do rightly in the fullness of time.  Even as He sent His Son to save and restore, so, too, He shall send His Son to establish all justice once again.

Lord, we choose to believe the truth about You, the Judge of all the earth.  As the psalmist wrote, “At the set time that [You] appoint [You] will judge with equity.  When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is [You] who keep steady its pillars.”  Keep us steady in our intercession, for we would stand in the gap for the restoration of the world You originally designed and still hold in Your Heart.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

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Author Joyce Swingle is an intercessor and contributing writer for Intercessors for America. With her husband Drama Evangelist Rich, Joyce shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world through theatre and speaking.  Joyce also has performed on screen.  Prior to going into full-time ministry, Joyce worked for about 20 major magazines and now works in pastoral ministry and Christian counseling.  She and Rich live in New York City.

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Estrella Perez
June 11, 2022

Two people ome to mind when

i read this. Isaiah and Habakkuk. Hab 1:3 Why do you show me iniquity… and he finished praising God. Hab 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD.

Rev. Ronald Roland
June 11, 2022

Shouldn’t you capitalize “Intercessor” since you are talking about Jesus Christ, our One Intercessor between God and man? Otherwise, aren’t you describing the True Christian, not some pietistic go-between thinking he can change the mind of God by his many words?

Barbara Janicki
June 11, 2022

How easily I become weary and disheartened and yet I am told – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Thank you for your words today – “It is in the intercessor’s plea His Will is realized.” and then you said – “Contend for this world.” just as Paul said we “contend for the faith” – I must as an intercessor, contend for both, contending by faith, in faith, for faith in the risen Savior, Jesus to conquer this world and save it. “This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” Oh, Lord, find me faithful when You come – thank You that even though “I do not know what I ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for me with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches my heart knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” with God’s help, may I not leave my post as an intercessor – http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

June 11, 2022

The increasing injustice has been a struggle for me. It’s hard seeing those that have done no wrong be thrown into a prison cell without due process, while known criminals walk free with no consequences. It’s hard to reconcile and wrap ones mind around it. It stirs up anger inside and I’m constantly praying to not sin in my anger. I can’t stand injustice at any level and remind myself that vengeance is the Lord’s. So while people may seem to get away with their evildoings here on earth, they will have to face a God of justice and righteousness when the time comes. That’s worse than any earthly justice.

    June 11, 2022

    I so understand your comments. It is so difficult to remain anger free. Our country, our beloved free country is demonized. Only with faith is it possible to not break. Your honesty helps and to know we struggle together. 🖖

      June 11, 2022

      Amen. Without Jesus it’d be very difficult to get through. I’m very thankful for fellow brothers and sisters that understand and know the struggle as well. May God help us with these struggles.

    June 12, 2022

    You are spot on with your comments along with Joyce’s timely reminder not to lose heart. Thank you for that!

    I too struggle with injustice as it seems to be increasing in frequency and intensity. But then I remember I Timothy 4: 1-2 and Paul’s subsequent letter to him in II Timothy 3: 1-5. Instead of being defeated, I should rejoice that I am living at a time in history when I could witness the return of the Lord! If the last days are indeed marked by the 18 behaviors Paul warned us about in II Tim., we are closer than we think. That alone is cause for celebration.

    Joyce, you and others are calling me back to where God wants me–interceding for the saints. That I will do.

Angela Noel
June 11, 2022

Hebrews 10:30 For the One we know is the One who said,
“Vengeance is my responsibility; I will repay,”
and then said,“Adonai will judge his people.”[i]
31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

Father God, you are the Judge of all nations and peoples-you are the Highest Judge far above all the judges of our earthly courts whether it be the county courtrooms all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States of America. We as Your people make our appeal directly to You! We go above the heads of the judges of our land and ask you for just rulings–we seek justice from your throne.
Free those who are wrongly condemned and imprisoned and bring to justice those who are doing evil in our country and who think they are getting away with it. Please restore truth and justice in America. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN

June 11, 2022

Abba Father, as injustice reign in the nations-of the earth your ear is not heavy that you cannot hear your intercessors and your hand is not shortened that it cannot save those who endure injustice at the hands of the wicked…but our cries have come up into your ears and you will act on our behalf, very soon that the wicked of the earth may no more oppress the righteous…Thank you Jesus!

Linda McCamey
June 11, 2022

Let not me step away from the peace that rules my heart and think I am helping, when the Lord whispers come back.
Beautiful piece. Written with the Fathers heart ❤️

Beth Beebe
June 11, 2022

Powerful reminder to renew and center my heart. Thank you Lord for the perspective of your heart and renewing a vision of victory in Jesus.

Evelyn Sanles
June 11, 2022

Thank you for summarizing so eloquently what so many of us recognize to be true. May God’s love encompass all who are being treated unfairly. My friends and I are praying for God’s justice to break through on the behalf of all who are being mistreated and mischaracterized at this time. May God’s protective care rest over each and every life. In Jesus Name!

Gail Segars Rainey
June 11, 2022


June 11, 2022

Father it is so refreshing to be reminded of where Your heart is! Help us to take even a moment to “walk in your garden” as Satan is so vehemently trying to take that away…
Please bless the Swingles and their ministry in the your son Jesus precious name…amen

June 10, 2022

Thank you Joyce for the encouragement! I will not give up in prayer for our nation no matter what evil is encircling around us. He hears our cries & pleas and He is faithful to bring justice in this unjust world.

“But God will shoot them (enemy) with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down. He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done. The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in Him; all the upright in heart will glory in him!” Psalm 64:7-10

    Evelyn Sanles
    June 11, 2022

    That is such a powerful promise from God’s Word! I agree with that powerful Word in Jesus Name!

hugh salter
June 10, 2022

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