Justice means something different to each person. What does it mean to pray for justice in our city, state, country, and throughout the world? In Bible study, we have talked about how the world's idea of justice and God's idea aren't always the same. When we pray for God's justice we are asking that everyone have what they need to not just survive but thrive. That may mean that it costs me something to see that kind of justice happen but that's what loving our neighbor is all about. This verse is about praying for God's justice to come over the leaders of the nation and, I think, that true hope comes from believing that God's justice is possible for all people.
Written by a sophomore student
*This devotional was inspired by and written using Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent by Pamela C. Hawkins. The Clarity Youth Ministry is grateful to have this incredible resource and encourage you to buy your own copy of the book to further your Advent study, which you can do by clicking this link.