If you want to learn more about how you can pray for the suffering of the poor, the sick, the bereaved and the prisoner then read this brief article. In this article we will explore the four petition of the faith, which are commonly known as the liturgy of prayer for the unjust. It is important to bear in mind that there are times when these situations seem to be beyond your control. They could be that you have been a victim of circumstance or misfortune. However, you still have a right to go to God and make him aware of what is going on so that he can provide you with his help.
The first thing that you need to know about when it comes to praying for the unjust situation is that you must not go into it with a sense of desperation prayer for unjust situation. You must put yourself in God's shoes so that you would know what it feels like to be in a situation of deprivation and what it is like to suffer. When we look at Jesus, he had no reasons to do wrong and there was no reason for him to suffer either. You must see in his eyes what God sees in your eyes and in the eyes of those who do justice. That is why it is said that if you offer sacrifice for your sin then your offerings will be accepted.
In order for you to have the right to go to God and give Him your offerings, you need to see the situation for what it really is. In other words, you need to analyse it from the outside. If you really can't do that then ask him to do that for you. Ask him how you can lift the situation from bad to worse so that you can see the reality of what is actually happening. Once you are able to see the situation objectively, you will then have a chance of eliminating whatever the circumstances are that are causing the problem.
The second part of the prayer for the unjust situation is to humble yourself. As tempting as it may be to go into a big prayer for the person with whom you are arguing, you must resist the temptation and remain humble. The humility in this part of the prayer will enable you to see that whatever your argument is with this person is not from the heart. It is not based on anything real or true. Your argument is based on fear and not love. Fear causes arguments and it is fear that will keep you from coming to God.
You must also remind yourself that there is a time for speaking out and a time for holding back. There are a time to get angry and a time for looking inside. You must understand that the one with whom you are arguing has a particular reason for doing what he or she is doing. You must therefore take a step back from the situation and look at it rationally. You must not allow your anger to overcome you because such an act will only cause more wrong doers to go ahead with their actions and you will have little chance of stopping them.
Secondly, you must look for the root cause of the wrong doer. You must examine what made this person do what he or she did. What are his or her underlying reasons for doing this? What are your own reasons for acting in this manner? If you do not find the root cause, you will not be able to put the situation right.
Finally, you should take some time out to let go of your guilt. A guilty mind cannot be controlled. However, it can be kept away by concentrating on the acts of God that were done in the given circumstances. When you concentrate on God and when you see that the wrong has been done - you will automatically go to work bringing about justice - even though you may have to act in a short period of time - and you will be held accountable before God as the person who brought about the situation to begin with.
As a close friend, I can tell you that this process of laying aside guilt and responsibility is very painful. This is the time when people will often ask me, "We need to pray for our enemies" or, "How can we expect God to help someone who does wrong to get right?" However, I would say to you that such thinking is incorrect. You should go to God in prayer for the unjust situation. You must put your trust and confidence in Him. If you don't do this, you will not be able to bring about the necessary changes.