Have you been embroiled in a controversy that seems like it just won't end? If so, today's sample prayer for judgment from the courts of Heaven is for you.
Whether you're in a legal battle or any other kind of dispute, unending controversy can wreak havoc on your life.
Fortunately, controversy is not God's will for you; peace is. And since God is the judge of all the earth, if you're tired of being embroiled in a controversy, you can ask God to rise up and make judgment from the courts of Heaven.
First, what are the “courts of Heaven”?
The principle of the “courts of Heaven” is not a new one. There's a book out there about the courts of heaven that has been getting a lot of buzz for the last few years, but I haven't read the book. However, years ago, I did learn about the principle of legal prayer from reading the book Power, Passion, and Prayer by Charles Finney.
Charles Finney (1792-1875) was the great preacher of the Second Great Awakening. He was an attorney before he became a Holy Ghost-filled preacher. Because of his professional experience, he knew how to lay out a case and present his thoughts in a persuasive manner.
Finney used his case-arguing skills when he preached.
He laid out his points clearly and concisely, repeating them as necessary in order to push his audience toward salvation and holiness. Thousands of people were saved as the Lord sat on Finney's messages.
But he also used his legal skills when he prayed.
Finney understood that God is not a man, that He should lie. Therefore, when we present God's Word back to Him in prayer, that Word becomes legal evidence that basically obligates God to give us whatever we are asking for.
This is the concept that I call “legal prayer.”
When you pray legal prayers, you are praying like an attorney would–presenting your case clearly before Father God. You come boldly before Him, recognizing and calling upon Him as the Judge of all the earth, sitting on His throne in Heaven.
Since a courtroom is simply where a judge sits to make judgment, and the Judge of all the earth is sitting in Heaven, you can call the throne room of God the “courts of Heaven.”
See? It's actually pretty simple. The buzz about this phrase “courts of Heaven” may be new, but the concept is old. God has always been the Judge, and presenting His Word back to Him has always been the way to get Him to judge your case. 🙂
So now that we've established that …
What is a judgment from the courts of Heaven and why would you want one?
Well, if you were embroiled in a legal case here on earth, would you want your case to go on and on? Or, would you want justice to rise up? Wouldn't you want your case to be decided quickly and fairly, so you can move on with your life?
Of course you would.
In the same way, you can ask God to intervene in any situation–and you can call on Him to rise up and decide the case NOW on your behalf. You can call on Him as the Great Judge of all the earth, and throw yourself on His mercy.
How do you apply this? When should you ask for judgment from the courts of Heaven?
I think you should ask for judgment from the courts of Heaven anytime you would ask for judgment from the courts of earth! Even if you aren't actually in a trial, if you're embroiled in any nasty, ongoing issue, like:
- If someone has been gossiping about you and slandering you for a long period of time;
- If you're caught up in a legal case that seems like it is going on and on;
- If you're caught up in any unjust situation …
Then you can ask God to rise up and make judgment, cutting off the controversy and the trial and deciding your case with finality.
If this word is resonating in your spirit, it's time to pray for judgment from the courts of Heaven.
I've written a sample prayer below that you can use to pray, if you'd like to. Of course, use this as a model prayer only and change/adjust the words as you pray, based on the leading of God's Holy Spirit.
That said, are you ready to pray? Here's a sample prayer for judgment from the courts of Heaven:
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I come before You in Jesus' name.
Abba Father, thank You for allowing me to come boldly before Your throne of grace, that I may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Thank You for sacrificing Your Son Jesus, who died for me, so that the blood of Jesus now makes a way for me to be Your child, and to have all my needs provided for.
Lord God, I love You and I am so thankful You have adopted me as Your child. Thank You that You are alive and doing well, and You're hearing me pray right now. Thank You that I am seated with Jesus in heavenly places, and that Your ear is open to my cry right now.
Abba Father, I come to You today because You are the Judge of all the earth.
Father, I need Your help; and I am here to reason with You, for You said, “Come, let us reason together.” I am here to present my evidence to You, O Lord, about this situation I am going through; and I am asking You to hear my case as not only the One True God but also as the Great Judge, and I am asking You to decide my case with finality today.
Abba Father, You see what is happening in my life. You see (insert your circumstances here). And Father, You see the evidence that I am innocent of these crimes. (Tell Father God about the evidence here, USING SCRIPTURE TO BACK UP YOUR ARGUMENT.)
Abba Father, You see that I do not deserve the wrongs that have been worked against me.
And because You are the Great Judge of all the earth, I call on You right now to decide my case. Holy Father, I ask right now:
- That You would make a declaratory judgment and state for all the earth to hear who is right in this case and who is wrong.
- That You would rise up on my behalf and for the cause of justice.
- That You would become indignant and angry against the evils that have been perpetuated against me.
- Because You love justice–and because righteousness and justice are the foundations of Your throne–that You would rise up and cast judgment on my behalf right now;
- That You would cut off the assault against me; and that You would judge my case today, refusing to let it linger any further.
Abba Father, again I ask You for a “dec action”–a declaratory judgment stating unequivocally what my rights are in this case. And additionally, Father, I ask that You would take it even further and make sentence right now upon Your adversaries who hate both me and You, banning them forever from interfering in my life again.
Father, I ask that You would judge my case today on my behalf:
- That You would make me the winner based on the evidence I have shown You;
- That You would force the enemy to repay me seven times for everything good that has been stolen from me–and that You would send angels, Your bailiffs of the courts of Heaven, to force the enemy to repay me quickly;
- That You would forbid and cast down any appeal on behalf of the enemy; and
- That You would even award me punitive damages of double blessing for all the trouble I have endured.
Abba Father, I thank You for hearing my evidence today.
I thank You that forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in Heaven. Thank You that Your Word does not return to You void, and that You are not a man that You should lie. Thank You for obligating Yourself to me by Your Word, and that You will keep Your Word and Your promises forever, as You have sworn.
Thank You for Your judgment on my behalf today, O great Father, Judge of all the earth. I give You glory and praise for who You are.
In Jesus' holy and precious name, amen.”
Beloved, if you prayed that prayer, our Father–the Great Judge of all the earth–heard it.
If you laid out the evidence of your case, our Father heard it. And if you presented God's Word back to Him as the evidence for WHY He must judge in your favor, then He will. Go ahead and rejoice, and give Him praise today!
Did you pray this prayer with me today? Is Holy Spirit speaking to your heart about legal prayer right now? If so, leave a comment below! I love to hear from you!