Jesus when you said
Justice would roll down
Did you mean
that it would
down my face as a tear
Or will it truly unleash?
Like the dams of injustice
finally breaking through…
I want to know,
because I am thirsting for Jesus
Like a deer in the desert–
and when I look for justice,
I find rules or civility or equality
or some other thing,
that we humans think is justice,
but it isn’t really.
So here’s a prayer for justice,
the big kind, that washes away everything else.
So here’s a prayer for justice, the rip-roaring kind,
full of righteousness, and grace and hope.
Even if it has to start as a trickle,
Because, you and I know God,
I will take all the justice I can get.
So here’s a prayer for all the justice,
any of the justice we can find today, and everyday.
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