121 Days of Prayer

They Trample Down the Weak and Helpless

The purposes of this prayer are: Holiness/Righteousness, Justice and Reconciliation.

Omnipotent Lord, you explained to the Israelites through your prophet Amos why you would soon punish them during the Day of the Lord, saying that the people of Israel “trample down the weak and helpless and push the poor out of the way. A man and his father have intercourse with the same slave girl, and so profane my holy name. At every place of worship men sleep on clothing that they have taken from the poor as security for debts. In the temple of their God they drink wine which they have taken from those who owe them money. And yet, my people, it was for your sake that I totally destroyed the Amorites, men who were as tall as cedar trees and as strong as oaks. I brought you out of Egypt, led you through the desert for forty years, and gave you the land of the Amorites to be your own. I chose some of your sons to be prophets and some of your young men to be Nazirites. Isn’t this true, people of Israel? I, the Lord, have spoken. But you made the Nazirites drink wine, and ordered the prophets not to speak my message. And now I will crush you to the ground, and you will groan like a cart loaded with grain. Not even fast runners will escape; strong men will lose their strength, and soldiers will not be able to save their own lives.” Amos 2:7–14 (TEV). Heavenly Father, so intensely do you hate sin that fallen humanity could never offer anything to you with which to reconcile themselves to you. Only the blood of Jesus can do that for us. Thank you for the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

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Tom Disbro

Tom Disbro


Retired in 2019, reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia