Father God, we bow down before you with humility and humble adoration. Whenever we are faced with problems and difficulties, which seemingly have no answer, we can rely on your word to make the crooked road straight and impossible possible. When discussing the death penalty, or any other subject, we need clear understanding and the ability to rightly discern your word. We are not affiliated with Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians or any other political party, but we are born again servants of the Most High and have to align ourselves accordingly.
Lord, the forfeiture of life is not something that you suggest, but in Genesis 9:5-6 you require it. Because of mans' unique place in creation, whoever is to take a man's life is to forfeit theirs. We know from your word that there is a difference between murder and killing. Thou shalt not kill, (Exodus 20) is really "thou shalt not murder." Immediately after giving this command, the following two chapters list at least ten offenses that merit punishment by death. Rape, incest, and other sins are set before us that demand being put to death. Even Jesus Himself, in John 19:10-11 affirmed that Pilate had a certain authority, (power) as a magistrate to inflict capital punishment. If capital punishment was evil, why didn't Jesus rebut the Governor? And the list goes on and on.
Our prayer Father is that you open the eyes of the self-appointed whose arrogance inflates their egos and elevated their thoughts to, as it did to Satan, of being of higher thoughts than yours. We come against the spirit of self-aggrandizement that encases the A.C.L.U. and their followers. Father God, we know you love truth and are displeased with lies. We pray that you grant a spirit of Truthfulness, especially to or lawmakers and the media, along with a spirit of fairness and honesty, wisdom and discernment. Proverbs 29:2 says that when the godly are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked are in power, they groan. Hear our groans Father.
Let the murderers, rapists and others who make themselves judge and jury, with total disregard for life, know, that if they commit these acts there are dire consequences to face, up to and including death for the perpetrator. Raise up godly leaders who will do the right thing, in spite of controversy or political retribution, but most of all, let Your will be done. Amen
The coat of arms of Arkhangelsk (Russia) depicts archangel Michael fighting against Satan.