Prayer for Judges

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Heavenly Father, thank You for the history of Israel and the lessons that I can learn from the mistakes they made. Keep me from criticizing them for their failure - but may their disobedience prompt me to listen to Your voice and obey Your commands.. and in all things to do Your will, to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.”
(Judges 2:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Judges 2:3

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that I can learn from the Old and New Testament Scriptures. Help me not to fraternise with the enemy of my soul, but to stand firm on the gospel of God. Thank You that in the power of the Spirit I have all that I need to for life and godliness and thank You that Your grace is sufficient to enable me to come forth as pure gold, when tested by the fiery circumstances of life. Help me to keep my eyes on Jesus and not to be enticed by the seductive enemy of my soul, whose aim is to shipwreck my faith and destroy my testimony. May I never be intimidated by the evil one, knowing that Christ has already won the victory and that greater is the indwelling Holy Spirit that he that is in the world – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.”
(Judges 3:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Judges 3:4

Heavenly Father, thank You for the great example of Deborah, who was ready and willing to be used by You in the most difficult of circumstances. Thank You that You are a faithful God Who is long-suffering towards Your people and ready to forgive the sins of those that call out to You, in humble repentance.. in times of trouble. Use me, I pray in Your service, no matter what the cost may be, and keep me low at the cross and broken before You - this I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.

“And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.”
(Judges 4:4)
Source: Verse of the day for Judges 4:4

Prayer Of Gratitude For Volunteers

Father we offer our grateful thanks and praise for the army of volunteers that quietly yet faithfully offer their services for the wellbeing and support of others.
We ask Your special blessing on each one, knowing that they are the unsung heroes that receive little thanks for their valuable contribution and who are so often taken for granted by those that they freely serve.
Provide for the needs of each one and protect them from those that might intentionally or unwittingly exploit their generous nature - this we ask in Jesus name,

“Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves.”
(Judges 5:2)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Prayer For Israel’s Rain

Heavenly Father, You have promised give Your people their rain in due season so that the land may bring forth its increase. You have promised to send the early and the latter rains and we thank You for Your faithfulness in watering the land of Israel for so many years.

Lord we come again to pray that You would refill us like the Sea of Galilee and pour refreshing rains on the land, so that the rivers will be filled and the land will blossom and bloom and yield its harvest in due season.

Lord as a nation Israel had strayed far from You and has even failed to recognise their Saviour and King - and yet You have not forgotten Your own chosen people and have continued to bless them, despite their unbelief and blindness to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ. Father we pray for Israel, that You would send an abundance of rain to fill up the depleted reservoirs of water.

Water Your land and bless Your people, Israel we pray and we pray that many may come to recognise the Lord Jesus as their God and Saviour, in Whose name we pray,


“They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.”
(Judges 5:20)
Category: Prayers for Rain

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons that we can learn from the dark period of Israel's history, when Judges ruled and everyone did what was right in their own eyes. I pray that I may stand firm on the Word of truth and live in a way that honours Your name - as I proclaim the glorious and unchangeable gospel of grace, to a world, that is in need of Christ's saving work on the cross, for the forgiveness of sins. This I ask in Jesus name AMEN.

“That the LORD sent a prophet unto the children of Israel, which said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I brought you up from Egypt, and brought you forth out of the house of bondage;”
(Judges 6:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Judges 6:8

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, and the lessons I can learn from people like Gideon - who was a faithful servant, and the speed with which pride entered the heart of his son Abimelech. I see how quickly wickedness and apostasy can infiltrate a church or community, when the rule of law is discarded and righteous judgement is removed from an individual; a family; a church or a nation. Examine my heart I pray, and if there are any seeds of evil within - cleanse me of any evil motives. Purify my heart and may I grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus day by day. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.”
(Judges 9:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Judges 9:7

Prayer For Women Planning An Abortion

Heavenly Father we know that every good and perfect gift comes from You and that children are a special heritage from the Lord. But Father, we also know that the enemy of our soul seeks to kill and destroy all that is from You, and especially the lives of little babies in the womb.

And so we lift up all women who may be planning to have an abortion, or who have been deceived into thinking that this is a woman’s right, rather than a sin against their creator God – and we pray that You would create in their hearts a desire to do what is right and a realisation of the evil that surrounds the practice of abortion, that they themselves are considering

Bring into the life of each mother those that would give godly counsel and change the hearts of those who have already made a decision to go down the route of abortion.

Instil in the heart of each woman a deep love for the baby they are carrying and we pray that many may be prompted to turn from their planned abortion and look to the Lord Jesus.. for the grace do what is right - this we ask in Jesus name,


“For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no rasor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.”
(Judges 13:5)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

Heavenly Father, You are beautiful beyond all description and too wonderful for words. Thank You that You are my God and my Saviour. May I live my life to Your praise and glory and rejoice with graceful thanks for all Your wonderful works - and most especially I thank You for Christ's wonderful work on the cross on my behalf, so that I might be clothed in His wonderful righteousness by grace through faith in HIM - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?”
(Judges 13:18)
Source: Verse of the day for Judges 13:18