Give Him 15 Daily Prayer

Sep 2018

Hurricane Florence, Flooding and the Aftermath

Hurricane Florence has proved to be catastrophic. I know many of you have been praying. Please don’t stop. My wife, Ceci, has been monitoring the situation closely since the beginning and we sent out an emergency prayer alert on Wednesday, ahead of the storm. The good news is that Florence was downgraded as it came ashore from a 4 to a 1. That’s the good news. The bad news is that once ashore, it slowed down. This means that huge amounts of rain hit the coast of North Carolina and up to 20” of rainfall has caused widespread flooding. Hundreds of people have had to be rescued. Over half a million people remain without power. More than 2100 flights have been cancelled. As of this writing, two precious lives were lost and we pray no more will be. The governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, has warned that the storm could continue for days. There have been a number of prophetic words released giving reasons why God may have allowed this storm, but today, I want us to focus on praying to hasten the end of this national tragedy.

“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’” (Mark 4:39-40; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask God to forgive our nation if there is any sin that we are missing, which may have allowed this storm.
  • Command the storm to stop completely!
  • Intercede for the hundreds of thousands impacted by Florence. Lives, health, homes, jobs, travel, utilities, and communication services are all affected at this time.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we humble ourselves before You today and bring our national situation to You. Hurricane Florence was allowed to hit our shores and has caused great distress. We repent of any sin, current or past, that is undealt with before the cross of Christ and the throne of grace. Reveal things to us that we cannot otherwise see, so we can avert these tragedies in the future. We have seen You dissolve and divert storms in the past, as Your people humbly prayed. We see in Matthew, Mark and Luke that Jesus calmed storms. We want that level of faith, so the citizens of the United States do not have to suffer such loss. May many turn to You, Lord, in this hour of great need. But, how much better if we were saved from it and could testify of Your saving grace! Be seen in the midst of the storm! Bring it to an end! Let the earth swallow up the water! Heal our land! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We say to the storm named Florence, “Peace! Be still! Flooding, subside!”

Sep 2018

Engaging the Culture

“The Church is entering a season where we will produce elite warriors, statesmen, and heroes. They will be mighty men and women. We have forward momentum and we are going to feed it. We are going to give more resources to leadership preparation than just Sunday morning offerings given to cover the bills. We are going to have to plan. Five-fold ministry has largely been replaced by event planning. I really don’t think large crusades are wrong. However, I think we do need American Idol wanna-be’s and Dr. Phil’s. There have to be some Christians out there like that—created for cultural influence—given a voice in the culture. It’s time for Believers in this nation to stop hiding under the balcony in the second service and get where they belong in the Ekklesia. And, some of us have to help them get there.” (Don Lynch)1

I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do.” (John 17:14-16; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Can you imagine Christians, acting as the Ekklesia—the governmental authority of God— in every corner of the culture? Oh, we mostly work in the world now, but we largely hide our faith. We get to repent for our hiddenness.
  • Call forth the bold who will engage the culture! Call forth the creatives, the talented, and the most brilliant minds in Christianity, whom God has called into positions of cultural influence!
  • Call forth the five-fold equippers who are willing to pay the cost to disciple the culture-impactors.
  • Pray that our church-growth models will be replaced with societal harvest models.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I want to sit here and dream with You for a bit. I have been feeling this new boldness coming on the Church. Whether we are the five-fold equippers or the influencers, the Ekklesia is about to open its mouth and roar! We will be heard and seen. No more hiding out inside our church buildings. We will work together to prepare this generation for government, media, arts and entertainment, and other places where the molders of society are. We choose not to relegate those realms of influence to the devil and those he uses. We won’t just pray, we will act. We will speak. We will write. We will change everything around us, as God leads us forth into a new type of spiritual warfare. So, come on equippers, get ready. You have to be ahead of those coming up behind you or they will pass you by. My eyes can see the harvest fields, so white. Come, Lord, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Here come the Believers who are “culture-impactors”!

1 Learn more about Don Lynch here.

Sep 2018

The Importance of the Midterm Elections, November 6th

“The mid-term elections in November are possibly the most important mid-terms that we have ever seen. This election has the ability to completely shift our nation into a great awakening and reformation or see us regress deeper into darkness. We must arise and live out Isaiah 60 for the sake of His kingdom and our Christian heritage. At this time, the giants of the land are trying to taunt us into giving up and going home. As I write this, we are seeing a huge power-hungry manifestation of spiritual darkness trying its best to hold on to the U.S. Supreme Court. However, there are more angels on the side of righteousness than there are darkness. We are only one Supreme Court justice away from possibly seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned. (Pray for Judge Kavanaugh.) In order to see President Trump fulfill his destiny of shifting the Supreme Court, he needs a majority of the Senate. There are 35 U.S. Senate Seats up for election.  See those up for election by clicking here.” (Ken Malone)1

Arise, shine, for your light has come,  and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” (Isaiah 60:1-3; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:1

  • Pray—Decree that darkness will NOT prevail in this land.  
  • Pray for conservative leaders to be elected on state and national levels.  
  • Decree the VICTORY OF THE LORD over America.
  • Activate—Do not be passive. Be aggressive in seeing this nation turn to the Lord.
  • Be Bold—The Lord told Joshua that in order to possess the land he had to be courageous.  (Joshua 1) Speak out. Do not fear!
  • Go to your county government seat and pray.
  • Vote—Go and vote and encourage others to vote as well.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we say that darkness will not prevail in this land! Righteous leaders who fear You, honor the U. S. Constitution, and will represent the people of their districts well, are those we want to elect to political offices across America. We don’t want those who will expand the enemy’s agenda of humanism, ungodly moral practices, and anti-Christian sentiment. We declare Your victory over America! We will pray and act to get Believers to the polls and involved in the political process, as the results can bring peace and righteousness into the land. Make Your Church as bold as Joshua and the armies of Israel were when they went in to possess the land. They stayed close to You and fought for all You said was theirs. Remove all fear from us as we move into these uncomfortable arenas. We choose to go to our city and county government buildings and pray for all who work there and serve us. Also, we will vote and make our voices heard—helping to advance our nation toward a great awakening and reformation. Honoring Jesus’ sacrifice, amen.

Today’s decree:1

Through our aggressive prayer and action, we can see a continued victory in America!

Learn more about Ken Malone here.

Sep 2018

The Importance of Prayer Coupled With Voting

“Cheryl and I have been praying and prophesying into civil government since 2003.  Our involvement in government came through a dream Cheryl had in November of that year.  We have worked in both state and national assignments to see America return to its Christian roots.  Since 2000, His Ekklesia (the Church) has seen great victory through prayer and action. We have also seen times in which we lost ground through our inaction.  In 2008, the night of the election in which Obama took office, Wolfe Blitzer of CNN said this, ‘If the evangelicals could get their act together, they could run this nation.’  This is so true. According to Psalm 115:16, He has given the earth to the sons of men. At this time, we have gained ground on both state and national levels. Now it’s time to go into prayer war mode again.  We cannot back off or rest during this midterm election.” (Ken Malone)1

The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.” (Psalms 115:16; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ponder Psalm 115:16 in light of taking responsibility for the earthly environment in which you want to raise your children and grandchildren.
  • Are you tired of the atmosphere that actively tries to shut Christians up, allows homosexuality and transgender activities, and promotes abortion?
  • Decide to take responsibility for the part of the earth realm the Lord has given to you as your arena of influence – your family, your neighborhood, your schools, your city, your state, and this nation.
  • Ask God how you can pray for each of your areas of influence.
  • Intercede for the Church to wake up, pray and vote!
  • Encourage your Christian friends to vote. You can start by posting this link on Facebook. You can click on the various tabs (Senate, House, Governor, State) to see your state’s races.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, You have made it pretty clear in Your Word that You want Your people to involve themselves in the things of the earth. You gave us the earth for our provision, but you also want us to involve ourselves in the matters of the earth, such as in government. Just like we would relegate the earth to weeds and pollution if we did not nurture it, so we relegate culture to humanism and Godlessness if we ignore government.  We eat the fruit of what we refuse to take dominion over in accordance with Genesis 1:28. I choose to engage the culture in my family, my neighborhood, the schools near me, my city, my state, and this nation. Teach me to pray over each of these areas within my sphere of  influence. I call the Church to wake up! Intercede! Get to the polls and vote, lest what we abdicate rules over us! I choose to encourage my family and friends in this as well, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We call America’s Christians to pray and vote!

1 Learn more about Ken Malone here.

Sep 2018

Patriot Day, 9/11/18

9/11. Forever, we will remember! This is a day that America can never forget! The psyche of this nation was altered when terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center’s tallest buildings, into the Pentagon, and into a field outside of Shanksville,  Pennsylvania. Every year, my thoughts go to the family members and close friends of those that were maimed and those that died. Over 6000 were seriously injured. Many were left with permanent scars, both physically and mentally. Some died as heroes. Some died as innocent victims. The terrorists died deceived. So many stories. So much emotion. The world may seem like a much less safe place since that day, but we will keep our eyes fixed on the Lord as our Protector and Defender. We will finish the work He has given us to do, and we will make His name known across this land.

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you are reading this before 8:46 A. M. EDT, join the nation in observing  a moment of silence, remembering the 2,996 people lost in the multiple attacks.
  • Pray for those who are still struggling physically or emotionally as a result of wounds received that day.
  • Intercede for the thousands of individuals, families, and friends of those that were wounded or died on 9/11. Ask God to continue to reveal His love and grace to them. Pray for their salvation. The enemy would seek to have them push God away, but stand in the gap for them to see and know Jesus’ love.
  • Intercede that the families of the terrorists involved would find salvation and comfort in Jesus Christ, if they have not already.
  • Call for faith in Jesus Christ to rise up in His people and push all fear off this nation. Fear is the enemy’s tactic to stop us in our tracks. Those who know His love will not fear, but will expand His Kingdom across America.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we humble ourselves in prayer today and remember so many lives lost and forever changed on September 11, 2001. It was so long ago, but it seems like yesterday. It was one of those days that becomes etched in our hearts and minds. We remember the exact circumstances of that long day. We remember the fear and the questions and the losses. We intercede for those who were hurt or lost loved ones and are still struggling. Please let them know how much You care about them. May they know Jesus—the healer of their hearts and minds. May they know the depth of Your love and care for them. Holy Spirit, draw the perpetrators’ loved ones to the cross, as well, for You are no respecter of persons. They need Jesus, too, and were brought to our minds for intercession because of that infamous day. Our nation feels less safe than it did before 9/11. However, Your perfect love casts out all fear. Send revival to America. Break the power of the enemy to lay a blanket of fear across this nation! We have a harvest to bring in! In Jesus loving name, amen.

Today’s decree:

With our eyes fixed on Christ, we say there will never be another 9/11 in America!

Sep 2018

Passion-sized Weapons

“If we are going to forge warriors in God’s Kingdom, we must also forge weapons that they can wield. We are going to have a generation that requires a new design, a new schematic, a new tactical design for their warfare. The weaponry is going to shift in the new era. You’re going to say, ‘I already have plenty of weapons.’ Get yourself wall displays and get ready to mount them, because God is going to put some new weapons in your hand. You are going to be like David. Once he got the sword of Goliath, you never see him with a sling in his hand again. God will give you a weapon as big as your passion!” (Don Lynch)1

The weapons we use are not human ones. Our weapons have power from God and can destroy the enemy’s strong places. We destroy people’s arguments, and we tear down every proud idea that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We also capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read 2 Corinthians 10 and Ephesians 6:10-18.
  • Ask God to give the Body of Christ fresh revelation on “weapons of our warfare.” What weapons does God forge?
  • Intercede for the exchange of weapons that is coming. Pray that the Church will be willing to lay aside slingshots, so we can learn to wield the swords of the Goliaths we have conquered.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, thank You for Your Word! It is a treasure to my heart! As I read 2 Corinthians 10 and Ephesians 6:10-18, Holy Spirit, teach me. Show me things I have never seen before about the way You are equipping me to engage in spiritual warfare. I pray that the Body of Christ will cooperate with You in this season of Divine exchange. How can we move forward in Kingdom expansion, unless we are willing to lay down old weapons and old ways of thinking. Fill our hearts with Your passions and Your dreams! Stir our hearts to be excited to pick up the swords of our vanquished enemies! Why would we even want to try to fight with slingshots when we are given the might to lift our enemies’ swords? Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is giving us weapons as big as our passions to take down the giants of this nation!

1 Learn more about Don Lynch here.

Sep 2018

Leadership Blacksmith Shops

“We need to eliminate the accumulation of Believers as our definition of success. A mature leader is not one who is able to charismatically draw the multitudes, then leave them weak and worldly-minded. We must maximize the biblical definition of ‘maturity’ when defining ‘leaders’. This is so we can disciple cultures, which should be our ultimate goal in fulfilling the Great Commission. How many thousands of church leaders are out there, suffering, burn-out, sick and tired, even suffocating in the current structure? We will have ‘leadership blacksmith shops’. We often quote the verse, ‘The weapons of the enemy will not prosper against you,’ but in the verse before it, God says, ‘I’ll forge some weapons.’ We are going to become ekklesia leaders in Kingdom centers who not only forge weapons. We will forge warriors.” (Don Lynch)1

I’ve created blacksmiths to fan the coals into flames and to produce useful weapons. I’ve also created destroyers to bring destruction. No weapon that has been made to be used against you will succeed.” (Isaiah 54:16-17a; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Let’s identificationally repent for thinking that the ability to gather together large numbers of Believers equates to leadership success in God’s eyes.
  • If you are a pastor or leader who is struggling with your role or feeling burned out, tell God about it.
  • Decide to go back to the basics of the Word of God in defining “maturity” and  church leadership. Look and look again.
  • If you are a church member who wants certain things from your pastor and/or church experience, tell God about that. Are you willing to be a warrior in God’s army?
  • Call forth the creation of leadership blacksmith shops!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive us humans for deciding what mature Christian leadership looks like. We are meant to be more like an army than a gathering of sheep on a hillside. Congregations filled with Believers left unconfronted and unchallenged to live differently from the world will never expand Your Kingdom or disciple nations. Refresh our leaders. Recommission and refocus them according to Your definition of  a “mature Christian leader”. Take us back to Your Word for our definitions. Forgive the Body for telling the leaders how to act and how to meet our needs. We need to grow up, get trained, and get engaged in Kingdom warfare. Turn our churches into leadership blacksmith shops! In the mighty name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

We will create Leadership Blacksmith Shops in America!

1 Learn more about Don Lynch here.

Sep 2018

The Battle of this Generation – What is “Church”?

“Change! You can’t live the same any more. You can’t pray the same any more. You can’t preach the same any more. You can’t give the same any more. That’s because we are in a new era. It’s going to cost you. It’s not going to cost you your best. It’s going to cost you everything. We are going to be looking for the original design Jesus had for ‘Ekklesia’. We should not be interested in anything else. We have had a battle in the past for the definition of the authority of scripture. This generation will battle for the meaning of ‘church’. It will override our embraced and entrenched ‘churchianity’ and exaggerated church-growth-ism. We have lost the meaning of marriage in this culture, because now ‘marriage’ can mean anything you want it to, so it doesn’t mean anything at all. In the same way, ‘church’ can mean anything and may mean nothing at all. So, we will restore ‘ekklesia’. We will restore the meaning that comes from the mind and the mouth of Jesus. We are not just going to talk about it. We’re going to live it!” (Don Lynch)1

You are Peter, and I can guarantee that on this rock I will build my church. And the gates of hell will not overpower it. “ (Matthew 16:18; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord, Church!
  • Ask God to begin to give you a revelation of what He meant “Church” to be.
  • Humbly lay down all of your own thoughts and views of “Church”.
  • Let Holy Spirit show you if “church” has become idolatrous to you. Is it a building you serve at? Is it a set service you wouldn’t miss for anything? 
  • Ask Jesus to reveal what He meant when He said, “Upon this rock I will build my ‘church’.”

A prayer you can pray:

God, I worship You! I fix my eyes on Jesus, my wonderful, beautiful, ever-loving and forgiving Savior. The One who has authored my faith start to finish! Holy Spirit, prepare my heart and teach me. What is church to You? I know what it is in my mind. (Tell Him what you think.) If what I think doesn’t line up with what You meant, change my thinking. If my affections are for something earthbound and not effective in the Spirit realm, change my heart. If “church” is a place I go to serve You, meet with You, or get my needs met, I repent. I am short-changing You. If I think I am a big someone in a small pool called ‘church”, I am missing Your destiny and the fullness of your calling for my life. Why would I want to limit You like this? Why do I have this propensity to box You up? Wow! Reveal “church” to me, in Jesus’ name! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church will prevail against the gates of hell!

1 Learn more about Don Lynch here.

Sep 2018

Kavanaugh Hearings – Day 4

This is the last officially scheduled day of the hearings. Senator Grassley can decide to continue them, but that’s doubtful. Those who have had contact with Kavanaugh will give their testimonies of their relationship with him and/or his actions and statements. They will speak both for him and against him. Ultimately, this entire confirmation process will set the nation on a defined course of history. Either Brett Kavanaugh will be formally presented by the Senate Judiciary Committee to the full Senate for a vote or not. If so, the full Senate will consider his nomination in a few weeks and will vote as to whether or not he will take Justice Kennedy’s place on the Court. Continue to intercede for God’s perfect will for this matter until it is completed.

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Take authority over any testimony today that is false or planned to be misleading.
  • Say, “The truth will be heard and justice will be preserved!”
  • Pray for the protection of each one coming to testify.
  • Declare, “The Senators on the Judiciary Committee will see and hear what they need in order to make the right decision for America.”
  • Do not stop declaring that God’s perfect will for the Supreme Court and this nation will come to pass.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I am sure everyone involved with the Kavanaugh hearings is very tired right now. Grant grace to all, that this set of hearings can be completed well. Let everyone be able to pay attention and learn what they need to learn from them. I pray that the testimony today will be 100% truthful. We take authority over any demonic spirit that would seek to twist the truth for political means. Let Judge Kavanaugh’s good character be intact at the end of this process. Let him and his family go on to live peaceful and fruitful lives. Let the Senators on the Committee decide with a yes or no vote whether to recommend him to the full Senate for a vote. May there be no more delay, one way or the other. Jesus, let Your truth and justice reign in this matter, amen.

Today’s decree:

Truth will be revealed and define the course of history for our nation!

Sep 2018

Kavanaugh Hearings – Day 3

Yesterday was a long day of Senate Judiciary Committee members grilling Judge Kavanaugh on about every aspect of his life. They covered his judicial and political philosophies. They explored his judicial background and record. They asked about his tenure as a staff member in the Bush White House and many other things. They drilled down deep, as we knew they would. It has really been informative to be here at the Hart Senate Office Building praying on site with insight. How are you doing? Gaining clarity from Holy Spirit? The day today will be similar to yesterday, allowing each Senator on the Committee a second round of questions. Likely, these will be clarifying things the judge said yesterday. Each Senator will have 20 minutes to ask questions, making the day a bit shorter. Keep up the good work!

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; its leaf will not wither, and whatever he does will prosper.” (Psalm 1:1-3; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that you and I clearly hear Holy Spirit and know how to pray for Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee members, and the future of our nation.
  • Pray that the Body of Christ will not grow weary and stop praying at this point. We need to stay strong on the wall and keep at it!
  • Intercede for the intercessors to avoid falling prey to the political spirit. It is so easy to listen to these hearings and divide along political lines, instead of unite over the Word of God. We must hear clearly!
  • Come against all confusion, protest, witchcraft and demonic attacks in the hearing room. These all cause confusion. We, through our prayers, can keep this stuff at bay, so the decision our nation needs can be made.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we pray for Dutch and the other leaders and intercessors at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. Let them hear Holy Spirit clearly. This is not just about seating another justice, but it is about the furtherance of turning this nation toward Your purposes. Strengthen the intercessors. Keep the Ekklesia on the walls, Lord, through the day and into the night. Keep our focus on You. Do not let us be emotionally swayed by the political rhetoric we hear. If we will be able to intercede properly, we have to be able to focus on Christ and Your Word. Keep us pure of heart. We take authority over all of the enemy’s attempts to cause confusion, delay or derail the hearings, throw Judge Kavanaugh off, or simply disrupt. Holy Spirit, descend in Your peace and shalom. Lead, guide, and direct the entire important process. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The next Supreme Court justice will be a person who loves God and upholds the U.S. Constitution.

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