Prayer: Oppression

In a time when there is much fear and anger about oppression. We open our bibles:

(Proverbs 14:31 ESV)
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

(Psalm 9:9 ESV)
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

(Psalm 34:18 ESV)
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

(Psalm 72:4 ESV)
May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!

(Zechariah 7:10 ESV)
Do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

(Malachi 3:5 ESV)
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

(Proverbs 22:16 ESV)
Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

(Luke 4:18-19 ESV)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

(Psalm 46:1 ESV)
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

(Matthew 5:1-48 ESV)
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

(Isaiah 1:17 ESV)
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.

(Romans 12:19 ESV )
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

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