A21 Prayer Guide – Day Four


PRAY FOR ROOT CAUSES

Against poverty

Proverbs 14:21, Isaiah 58:7, Isaiah 61:1

PRO 14:21 NET – The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever is kind to the needy is blessed.

ISA 58:7 NET – I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. When you see someone naked, clothe him! Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood!

ISA 61:1 NET – The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,

Against greed

Joel 3:3-6, Luke 12:15, 1 Timothy 6:10

JOL 3:3-6 NET – and they cast lots for my people. They traded a boy for a prostitute; they sold a little girl for wine so they could drink. Why are you doing these things to me, Tyre and Sidon? Are you trying to get even with me, land of Philistia?  I will very quickly repay you for what you have done! For you took my silver and my gold and brought my precious valuables to your own palaces. You sold Judeans and Jerusalemites to the Greeks, removing them far from their own country.

LUK 12:15 NET – Then he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

1TI 6:10 NET – For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.

Against prejudice

Genesis 1:27, Psalm 45:9, Galatians 3:28

GEN 1:27 NET – God created humankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them,  male and female he created them.

PSA 45:9 NET – Princesses are among your honored guests, your bride stands at your right hand, wearing jewelry made with gold from Ophir.

GAL 3:28 NET – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female – for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

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