FRIDAY, JUNE 28
Scripture: Psalm 143:1-12
What does Kingly intercession look like that brings deliverance? The answer to that is in Psalm 143, where David is fleeing Jerusalem because Absalom has taken over and David beings to pray judicially. Verse 1,2 gives us a glimpse of how he enters Judicial prayer. He says, “Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness. Do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no one living is righteous.” This prayer is a model implementation of the Judicial covenant of Sure Mercy. And he ends it asking specifically for the removal of the enemy who is trying to steal his nation. He says in verse 12, “In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant.” David asks for the destruction and removal of his enemies. And it is in a few short weeks God executed what David asked! This is what it means to pray judicially. We must ask God to intervene and remove the enemy who is trying to dramatically harm or damage our harvest. Unless we learn to pray this way, we are, by tradition, lengthening the life of the wicked and shortening the life of the righteous. But as we learn to pray this way, we will be lengthening the life of the righteous and shortening the life of the wicked, thus gaining our end-time harvest.