Lord, Rise Up to Judge Evil!
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing evil prevail in so many ways in our nation.
Friend, when I read the Bible, I read that God is a judge.
He is King of Peace, but He is also Judge. And although we do not want Him to judge our nation, we do want Him to rise up to judge the evil in our nation and to annihilate His enemies.
But is it possible to pray for mercy on His people while we simultaneously pray for judgment on the wicked? YES.
To illustrate this, let’s look at Moses and the plagues that God put on Egypt. Some of those plagues impacted only the wicked — the Egyptian idol worshippers — but remained entirely out of Goshen, where the Israelites lived. God spared His people, the Israelites, while simultaneously judging the wicked. He had mercy on His people and vindicated them after so many years of slavery and oppression.
Well, that situation appears awfully similar to the state of America today. The righteous in America have endured years of oppression. We have endured years of political bondage to people we didn’t elect — people who are operating in all manner of foul activities and spirits.
Is it God’s will to free us from those things?
Of course it is — righteousness and justice are the foundations of His throne! And the kingdoms of this world are to become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ! How can that happen unless righteousness is vindicated and wickedness judged?
So can we pray for the wicked rulers and politicians in America to be judged if it is God’s time to do so? Yes. And can we simultaneously pray for God’s people to be spared from that judgment? Absolutely.
(Related: Read and pray an additional Prayer to Reverse Unjust Situations here.)
I would like to urge you to join me today in petitioning the Father according to this passage:
Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded! (Psalm 7:6 NKJV).
And let us ask the Father to lift Himself up because of the rage of our enemies; to vindicate us, His people; and to return our nation to righteousness!
Will you pray with me today? Let’s pray as follows:
Dear Heavenly Father, we come before You in Jesus’ name.
Father, we enter into Your gates with thanksgiving and into Your courts with praise. Thank You for hearing our prayer today. We praise You, for You are a righteous Father in Whom all goodness dwells.
Abba Father, we boldly ask today in Jesus’ name that You would rise up to judge evil in our nation.
We are so tired of being the tail instead of the head when we vote, and of seeing our votes come to nothing. We work and labor and pray, but it seems like our voices are not heard by the human “powers that be” when it comes to the state of the nation.
Father, we cannot fight this battle in the strength of our own flesh. We have no strength of our own. But You, O God, are our Refuge and Strength; You are our very present help in trouble. And we are in trouble; our nation is in trouble; and it is to You we come for help.
O God of our fathers, please: Have mercy on Your people in America.
Protect the righteous from judgment and harm. Protect us from the penalties of sin that the wicked must endure.
But, at the same time as You protect us, we also pray according to Your word in Psalm 68:1: Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him! We also pray in accordance with Psalm 7:6: Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!
Holy Father, we ask in Jesus’ name that You would rise up and cast down evil in America.
Give us righteous and holy leaders. Give us a righteous president, as well as godly governors, senators, representatives, department heads, state legislators, mayors, police chiefs, and righteous leaders of every other kind. Cast down and destroy those who will not yield to You, and establish Your own people instead in the places of authority and power.
Father, we pray that the time for Your judgment upon wickedness would be now.
We ask that Your justice would be swift toward the evil ones, and we pray that Your mercy would be complete and Your protection abundant toward the righteous.
Help us, Father. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.
We remember Your promise that if we, Your people who are called by Your name, will humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and turn from our own wicked ways, then You will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. We are doing our utmost to meet Your conditions, Father. We humble ourselves before You. Hear from Heaven; forgive our sin; and heal our land.
Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus’ holy name we pray, amen.
If you prayed this, share below any additional prayer points that moved your spirit as you prayed!
Jamie Rohrbaugh is the founder and CEO of From His Presence. She is the author of Getting to Know the Sevenfold Holy Spirit, and she seeks to equip you to carry His manifest glory everywhere you go. Her resources have been published by YouVersion Bible Plans and in Charisma magazine, as well as on The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. You can find free mentoring on her podcast, Take Your Territory with Jamie Rohrbaugh, which is available through your favorite podcast streaming app. Download her free prayer tool, Praying the Names of God: 555 Biblical Names of God and How to Use Them in Prayer and Worship, here. Photo Credit: Canva.
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