January 8, 2020
Protection Over the Nation
President Trump has specifically said that he knows the Lord placed him in the position he’s in. He is there for such a time as this. We all know this nation impacts the world. “There are plots against him that are not even hidden right now,” Paula White Cain said on the One Voice Prayer Movement Call yesterday. We proclaim, “Jesus is Lord over our nation, over President Trump, over our cities, churches, communities, and families.” Let’s pray the Lord’s protection over all of these things in accordance with Psalm 91.
Those that founded the nation would never have believed this nation would ever be so divided. There are those in government and media who are very upset that Iran’s terrorist General Soleimani was killed by U.S. Forces. It had been discovered that he was planning to inflict great harm on Americans in the Middle East. President Trump said he authorized attacks that removed Soleimani in order to prevent war in the region. Arab News wrote that this was a very positive action for the people of the Middle East. American news sources made it look like the president had just purposefully incited war in Iraq. There were, in fact, two retaliatory attacks by Iran on U. S. bases in Iraq yesterday. We must not fear, but look at the bigger picture and jump into the gap and intercede. Praying Ekklesia, we are taking ground against America’s enemies, however, we are taking it through the power of prayer.
We are in a sensitive and critical time in history. We need God like never before. Ultimately, we are asking God for mercy and a third Great Awakening, not a third World War. Join us in believing for God’s purposes to continue until He has accomplished everything He desires to accomplish in and through this nation over the next few years.
“The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give! For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken. Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes. Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise Your might.” (Psalm 21:1, 7-8 & 13; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Pray for the protective hand of God over America, our president and other government leaders, and our soldiers on the battlefield. Pray for the innocent ones in America and worldwide.
- Pray that the president would walk in discernment, and that the Lord would bring those around him that are filled with His wisdom, discernment, and revelation.
- Call for the raising up of a governmental prayer movement that will intercede into the current volatile situation in Iran and Iraq.
- Ask the Lord for His children to walk in greater unity, to love one another, and purposefully remove the barriers that separate us.
- Intercede passionately for revival and awakening in America.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we pray Psalm 85:4-7, “Restore us again, O God of our salvation. Put aside your anger against us once more. Will You be angry with us always? Will You prolong Your wrath to all generations? Won’t You revive us again, so Your people can rejoice in You? Show us Your unfailing love, O Lord, and grant us Your salvation.” You revive us again out of our covenant mercies. They are new every morning. There is a move of the Holy Spirit to revive hearts and restore relationship with You because of Your mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement. The current move to abort a move of God will come to nothing. Bring us a historic revival. Give us a great awakening. We have not just crossed a threshold into a new day, a new decade, but into the beginning of a great harvest—a third great awakening. We ask You to set a protective atmosphere to cover this nation, over all of our people, as we pray in unity. We cannot have revival and awakening unless You hold back the hand of the enemy. Manifest our testimony that You are a God that cares—about the lost and about Your Church. We align ourselves with your nature, your Glory. Your presence is filled with mercy and goodness. When the Spirit comes with power and conviction, we say, “Our nation will receive You.”
We ask for a restraint against the Prince of Persia, who rules over Iran and Iraq. We pray over the Middle East, where Soleimani would have caused great destruction. We thank you for the courageous decisions made by President Trump and his advisers. The release of your Spirit will bring freedom and protection against that ancient demonic spirit that attempts to rule over the Middle East. It is not Your will for there to be another world war at this time. There will not be a WWIII! Give our military leaders eagle eyes to see what the enemy is up to. We thank You for Your intervention to protect our troops in the Middle East. We call upon You, Lord of the nations, to take complete control. You want to redeem. We remember the prayers of Your people across the generations—Esther, Daniel, and others—that have prayed for freedom for Your people. We agree with those prayers today. Raise up a mighty governmental praying army, praying passionately in unity. May we see Your purposes established in the earth in this hour in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
In His mercy, the Lord will answer our prayers and protect us!