121 Days of Prayer
Set the Oppressed Free and Break Every Yoke
The purposes of this prayer are: Humility, Justice and Glorify God/Worship.
Heavenly Father, you have taught us that proper fasting does not consist of merely humbling ourselves, lying on sackcloth and ashes and otherwise doing whatever pleases us. Isaiah recorded you as saying, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice, and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter- when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say, ‘Here am I.’” Isaiah 58:6–9 (NIV). Lord, may the Holy Spirit oversee our worship of you and ensure that it is proper. Help us to live righteously. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.