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Join Us Today In A Day Of Prayer For Judge Brett Kavanaugh And Family

Throughout the ordeal of his confirmation millions of Americans have been praying for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family and on Tuesday we suggested that Americans make today a special national day of prayer for Judge Kavanaugh and his family.

The response, particularly on social media, has been so encouraging to Judge Kavanaugh and his family.

Kavanaugh prayerAs part of this national day of prayer for Judge Kavanaugh and his family we offer the following prayers and Bible verses as inspiration to assist you in helping to pray Brett Kavanaugh and his family through this ordeal.  May God’s grace to be upon Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family and may he be brought through this ordeal to a successful confirmation vote.

First, we invite everyone praying for Judge Kavanaugh to consider Psalm 18, particularly verses 17 through 50. We ask God to deliver Judge Kavanaugh from his enemies who hate him and all of us who share his Judeo-Christian values: Lord, reward Brett Kavanuagh according to his righteousness and subdue his enemies that he may be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court to serve your people according to your statues:

                Psalm 18:17-50 KJV

17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.

19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

28 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.

42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

Next, we invite you to pray Ephesians 6:12-18, that Judge Kavanaugh may put on the whole armour of God, and that he may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and against the powers and the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against the spiritual wickedness in high places that are the causes of his ordeal.

 Ephesians 6:12-18 KJV

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

We also invite you, and particularly our Catholic friends, to consider a prayer for the intercession of St. Jude:

A Prayer to St Jude

O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, and of things almost despaired of.

Pray for me and for Brett Kavanaugh and his family, who now suffer. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of.

Come to mine assistance, and to theirs, in this great need, that we may receive the consolation and succor of Heaven in all our necessities, tribulations, and sufferings; particularly preserve Brett Kavanaugh and his family from the calumnies of the evil people arrayed against him, bring Brett Kavanaugh and his family through their ordeal and move the United States Senate to confirm your servant Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court that God’s will may be done through him and that we may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.

I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee.

Amen.

Finally, we ask all of our friends to join us in offering Psalm 40 to give Judge Kavanaugh and his family strength and protection as the Senate considers his nomination:

Psalm 40 NLT:

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

1 I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,

    and he turned to me and heard my cry.

2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,

    out of the mud and the mire.

He set my feet on solid ground

    and steadied me as I walked along.

3 He has given me a new song to sing,

    a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see what he has done and be amazed.

    They will put their trust in the Lord.

 

4 Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord,

    who have no confidence in the proud

    or in those who worship idols.

5 O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us.

    Your plans for us are too numerous to list.

    You have no equal.

If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds,

    I would never come to the end of them.

 

6 You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings.

    Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand[a]—

    you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings.

7 Then I said, “Look, I have come.

    As is written about me in the Scriptures:

8 I take joy in doing your will, my God,

    for your instructions are written on my heart.”

 

9 I have told all your people about your justice.

    I have not been afraid to speak out,

    as you, O Lord, well know.

10 I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart;

    I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power.

I have told everyone in the great assembly

    of your unfailing love and faithfulness.

 

11 Lord, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me.

    Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me.

12 For troubles surround me—

    too many to count!

My sins pile up so high

    I can’t see my way out.

They outnumber the hairs on my head.

    I have lost all courage.

 

13 Please, Lord, rescue me!

    Come quickly, Lord, and help me.

14 May those who try to destroy me

    be humiliated and put to shame.

May those who take delight in my trouble

    be turned back in disgrace.

15 Let them be horrified by their shame,

    for they said, “Aha! We’ve got him now!”

 

16 But may all who search for you

    be filled with joy and gladness in you.

May those who love your salvation

    repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”

17 As for me, since I am poor and needy,

    let the Lord keep me in his thoughts.

You are my helper and my savior.

    O my God, do not delay.

 

CHQ Editor George Rasley is an ordained Elder of the Presbyterian Church and a member of Faith Leaders for America. The views expressed in this column are his own and not necessarily the views of any denomination, congregation or organization.

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