We all may have experienced a number of injustices in life, and we need God to comfort us during such times and grant us justice.
I have learned to find solace in reading the Book of Psalms whenever I experience or see any form of injustice. So when one bible study member asked me about the best psalms to read for justice, it was easy to answer due to my in-depth knowledge of this topic.
Therefore, I decided to share my knowledge with everyone else through this article.
10 Best Psalms to read for justice
“Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.”
This verse talks about the benefits of being justice. Those who are just and practice righteousness are blessed.
“For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish.”
This verse is a reminder that apart from justice being God’s idea, he is justice. Since God loves justice, he will never leave his people.
Therefore, this verse is an assurance that if you have faith in God, he will not forsake you; he will ensure justice happens.
“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.”
The verse is a prayer to God, asking Him that the king can be just. Leaders are supposed to be just in order for them to lead in the right way.
This verse encourages that you should ask God to grant your leaders justice because only He can give the proper definition of justice.
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.”
This verse is a reminder that justice is God’s character, and He will always be just. God is the one who sets the standards of justice; therefore, this verse is a reminder that only what is just in the eyes of the Lord is truly just.
“Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me, may ruin overtake them by surprise— may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.”
The Psalmist is talking about how unjust the attacks he is facing are because he is attacked without cause. He prays that the enemy gets destroyed for the unjust attack and falls into his own trap.
This verse can be helpful when you are being treated with a lot of injustice.
“Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise; For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue. They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.”
The Psalmist cried out to God for all the unjust words said against him. He cried out about his enemies lying about him and being against him for no reason.
This verse is useful when you want to cry out to God about the injustices happening to you.
“You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.”
This verse is about the humble orphan and the oppressed asking God to vindicate them. The Psalmist asks God to listen to the humble and strengthen them.
It is the best verse to read when you need God to listen to you and get vindication.
“For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”
This verse is a reminder that God’s word is upright, and he loves justice. This verse can be helpful when you need reassurance that God will provide justice.
“The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.”
This verse is about justice that God established on his throne. Also, this verse is a reassurance that whatever happens, God will provide justice because His throne is a just throne.
“Lord my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me, or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.”
This whole chapter is a prayer about asking God to protect you from al those who are pursuing you in unjust ways. It is a verse that you can read and use to pray when you are facing injustices and fairness.
Can you pray these Psalms for someone else facing injustice?
According to many believers, there is nothing that limits God when you pray; therefore, you can pray for other people facing injustice.
The verses from the book of Psalms are a reminder that God is always in control. In expansion, Psalm 102:17 says that God will answer the prayers of the destitute and listen to their plea.
Different people interpret this verse to mean that God will always answer prayers from all people. Therefore, you are among the people that God is ready to listen to; whatever your plea is, He will listen to it.
How do you use the Psalms to pray against injustice?
Some believers suggest that you first think and ponder about the types of injustices that are happening. It is explained using the format that the Psalmist uses when praying about injustices; he first lists ways in which the wicked man is unjust.
After this, the Psalmist asks God to raise his hand. In the same way, it suggested that you should list them and then ask God to arise and Lift his hand upon all the victims.
It is also advised that the prayer should be direct, with faith. It is explained that being direct in the prayer is a sign that you trust God will listen to you because he knows about human suffering; He is just and helps the helpless.
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