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Lost for Words

September 19, 2012

Rarely, are we lawyers at a loss for words. For the most part, we enjoy the sound of our own voices, offer our opinions whether invited to or not, and relish a good argument whichever side we take. Educated, authoritative, and generally well off, we expect our views to be heard and taken into account.

But there are enormous numbers of men, women, and children in our nation and across the globe whose voices will never be heard, unless we intervene for them. For them, our words are a matter of life and death.

Included are the victims of famine and natural disaster, refugees and other civilian casualties of war, the destitute without basic sanitation or medical care, those enslaved in the sex trade, the victims of crime and their families, those persecuted for their faith or wrongfully imprisoned, and the accused without adequate representation or means to obtain it.

The Lord hears their pleas, even if we do not.

Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy” (Prov. 31: 8-9).

Lord Jesus, we turn our thoughts to You, who judge all righteously.

Give us the courage to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Help us to plead the cause of the poor and needy – whether in the courtroom or the board room, in the halls of power or on the streets.

More than this even, Lord, help us spread the Gospel that those who are dead may find life anew in You.

Amen

READERS CAN FIND MY VIEWS ON ABUSE AND ABUSE-RELATED ISSUES AT ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse  http://www.avoicereclaimed

2 Comments
  1. yes!!!! courage to speak for those who cannot! awesome

    • Thank you for taking the trouble to read one of my older posts. I am glad it struck a chord.

      Blessings,

      A.

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