Give Him 15 Daily Prayer

Jun 2016

Finishing the Civil Rights Movement

The God of Providence is going to heal our nation from divisions, our strife, our wounds, and from our shedding of innocent blood. What was started in this nation many years ago in the civil rights movement was aborted and never reached its fullness. It will be finished in this season. A people that have felt disenfranchised and that they have no place here will find identity and destiny and will truly be healed.

“And yet it is a new Law that I am writing to you. It is truth. It was seen in Christ and it is seen in you also. The darkness is passing away and the true Light shines instead. Whoever says he is in the light but hates his brother is still in darkness.” (1 John 2:8-9; NLV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Identificationally repent on behalf of this nation for its continued racial divide.
  • Pray that the love of God will flow down upon those descendants of slavery who still experience a sense of disenfranchisement, lack of identity and destiny. Pray for the healing of their soul.
  • Worship the Lord that He is completing the work of the Civil Rights movement that was left unfinished in the 1960s. Worship in faith over a healed nation and imagine what that will be like!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, forgive us as a nation for we continue to walk in racial division. It is no different in the Church than in the world. Forgive us. I pray that You would heal the deep wounds in those who are descended from former slaves who still carry the sorrow, lack of identity and sense of lost destiny. Restore, Lord, restore! I worship You, as You are the only one who is able to heal this, Father, through the precious blood of Jesus. Grant us grace for national racial wholeness and racial reconciliation in the United States of America. Make us one, even as You are one! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

The work of the Civil Rights Movement will be completed in our generation and America will be healed!

Jun 2016

Millennials’ Hunger

The millennials largely feel disenchanted with traditional church structure. Some are close to God without feeling a need for regular fellowship in a corporate body of Believers. Some have become prodigals in pigpens. They are filling a legitimate hunger with an illegitimate source. (Hannah Sheets)

“When he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have an abundance of bread, and here I am perishing with hunger! But while he was yet far away, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, and ran and embraced his neck and kissed him.” (Luke 15:17 & 20; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to let the hunger in the millennials drive them to the only source that satisfies – Jesus!
  • Pray that the scales would fall off the eyes of a generation, so they can see the Father and meet their Mercy.
  • Ask the Lord to give them a desire to need other members of the body of Christ, even if they see their life’s ministry as outside the walls of the church, where it should be!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, you are a loving Father! God, the millennial generation is hungry for something, but not always sure what they are looking for. Reveal to them that the hunger is for You and that only You can satisfy their longings. Find those in the pigpen and draw them home, Holy Spirit. Give them such a desire for fellowship – koinonia – with other Christians. Reveal to them how much they can do together to transform their world as opposed to being in isolation from one another. Thank you, Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

May the hunger in the millennials be satisfied in Christ and may they work together to transform our country.

Jun 2016

The Millennial’s Battle

The millennial generation is at a turning point in America on the issue of life, which so many middle-aged believers have taken for granted as a well-understood necessity for national reformation. But many millennials are in a moral quagmire. They are confused and willing to vote for social justice as opposed to voting for life. We need both, but choosing “life” is critical. (An anonymous millennial contributed this entry.)

“I call heaven and earth to witnesses against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • The enemy thinks he has the millennial generation in his back pocket. He thinks he has made them hopeless, broken and a dead-end generation. Ask God to heal and restore their souls and turn their history around in a moment!
  • Pray that the Lord would lift the “moral quagmire” cloud off of the millennials and invade them with truth, as well as justice, so they will know how to vote and truly heal the history of this nation.
  • Call for the hearts of the fathers to turn to the children and the hearts of the children to turn to the fathers in spiritual and governmental mentoring.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, the enemy thinks he has neutralized the millennial generation. He thinks he has broken them down until they feel hopeless and helpless. In their strong need to help each other out of this quagmire, they look to social justice and fairness to save them and the nation. You tell us in your word that a choice for life is what will save us. However, we know we need compassion for the poor and the ending of racism and other strongholds in this country. Father, cause your truth to invade the next generation and give them faith to choose life, knowing that you will then set everything else in order! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Millennials are filled with compassion for others! Let them be most compassionate for the unborn and the ending of abortion in this nation, so that every other blessing can be added to them.

Jun 2016

A Rising Testimony

God is going to reverse Roe v Wade in America. He is about to release a great wave of His love and healing to those who have participated in the sin of abortion. The voices of those who have had abortions or paid for abortions are going to come to know His deep love. Their testimonies will amplify in the days ahead—prophetic post-abortive voices giving articulation to the pain, but also to the great forgiveness available through Jesus!

“Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people.” (Jeremiah 9:1; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Call for that wave of love and forgiveness to begin to wash over our land!
  • Call for those who have participated in abortion by having an abortion, paying for an abortion or performing an abortion that the love and grace of God would draw them to repentance!
  • Call for the testimonies of those above. Let their testimonies of freedom ring through America from sea to shining sea! God forgives! God heals! God delivers! God reverses curses and sets the captives free!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we weep over the sin of abortion in America! We are overwhelmed with the numbers of children lost to this vile practice—more than 58 million since Roe V Wade was decided in 1973! What an overwhelming tragedy, Lord! Send a wave of Your love and forgiveness to those who have participated in abortion in any way! Save them, heal their hearts and give them a testimony of the freedom and grace Your love provides! Let their post-abortive voices rise up all across this land and proclaim that the Way Maker, Jesus, can set America free from abortion! Thank you, Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will weep and God will act and His wave of love and forgiveness will cause a tidal wave of the voices of those set free to rise up over America! Roe v Wade is coming down!

Jun 2016

A 22 Word Prayer

“Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.” Lou Engle wrote this 22-word prayer as a spiritual response to Engel v Vitale, the Supreme Court case removing prayer from school in 1962. The prayer that was stopped was a 22-word prayer lifted up each morning across America: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.”

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distress. He made the storm calm, and the sea waves were still.” (Psalm 107:28-29; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray the two 22-word prayers above. You may be led into spontaneous powerful intercession for the nation.
  • Ask the Lord to raise up new voices for the voiceless, end abortion and raise up a new adoption movement.
  • Boldly decree the reversal of Roe v Wade, just as slavery was once ended by God in America. Say, “We close the door to abortion. The culture of death is not welcome here!”
  • Decree that the Holy Spirit will put prayer back in schools by sending revival to the campuses. The enemy will not be able to stop the sweeping move of student-led prayer.

A prayer you can pray:

God, I pray the two 22-word prayers above. (Do that.) Jesus! Multitudes have prayed those prayers and the words in them are eternal. They are hanging in the heavens waiting to be answered by You! I decree that abortion will be ended in America. I ask You to raise up an adoption movement, turning the hearts of the fathers to the children! Start a new civil rights movement in this land that includes the ending of abortion, giving a voice to the voiceless. God, we declare that You are coming to put prayer back in schools by sending a spirit of revival! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

God has heard our cry and is sending revival to our nation, moving to end abortion, and causing prayer to rise up within our schools!

You can learn more about Lou Engle here.

Jun 2016

In Him

It’s remarkable that God is so totally in control of what’s going on. We should never glorify how strong the enemy is. We are going to glorify the One who is in control of every moment of every atom of the universe—the “in Him.” In Him all things are held together—everything, all the time, the whole thing! (Matt Lockett)1

“He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.” (Colossians 1:17; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read the above statement and scripture out loud. Now say, “Wow!” Many of you did this spontaneously. Take a few minutes and tell the Lord how amazing He is to you.
  • Repent for the times you glorified the enemy’s activities. Ask the Lord to reveal to you why you did. Were you afraid? Were you jumping on the bandwagon? Were you proudly seeking to impress others (even a prayer group) by sharing something you had information about? Just repent.
  • Now, make faith statements acknowledging His intimate involvement in every moment of everything, thanking Him along the way for that involvement!

A prayer you can pray:

Wow, God! I don’t stop long enough to really think about how You hold everything together! Everything! You are in complete control, even when things just look crazy all around us. Forgive me when I look at circumstances and, seeing the enemy’s fingerprints all over the place, I glorify his involvement. He is not in control! He loses! We learn. Thank You that You have the answers to every question we could ask about the way things are in this nation. Teach us, train us, lead and guide us. We are dialoguing in prayer with the One Who holds it all together now and will wrap it all up in the end! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God holds everything together, everything, and He is holding His ultimate plans for this nation in place, as well.

You can learn more about Matt Lockett here.

Jun 2016

The Place Called “There”

Psalm 133:3 says “there the Lord commands the blessing.” God’s looking for a place called “there”. It’s the place where we drop our agendas and come together and believe. He’s looking for red and yellow, black and white, old and young, male and female, to come together to worship Him and work together to accomplish His Will. There He will bless us!

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore.” (Psalm 133: 1-3; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • One of the reasons the enemy’s agenda has been so far advanced is because the body of Christ just won’t work together. We camp out on denominational and doctrinal issues. Let’s repent and commit to put those differences aside for the sake of Kingdom advancement.
  • It is said that Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week. Repent and get your pastors to do joint services together with churches that are primarily a different race than yours.
  • Traditionally, evangelical churches reject women in leadership. Realize that there is no male or female in the Kingdom. Spiritual gifts are bestowed on both. Hold a prayer meeting for city and national issues where men and women pray equally. It’s okay to do these things on purpose until it becomes natural.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we desire to get “there”—to that place of unity where You command Your blessing! We want to be a blessed people who live in a blessed city and a blessed America! Forgive us for separating ourselves by denomination, race, gender and age. Help us to start prayer meetings where we purposefully invite others who are different than we are! We want You in our midst and we want the blessing we will receive when we walk in unity! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will work hard to have unity with other Believers, so that we can experience the fullness of the unity God wants us bless us and bless America with!

Jun 2016

Don’t be Found “Plucking Blackberries”

This is not the day to be sitting around “plucking blackberries.”1 God is moving in our midst. It’s time for us to take off our shoes and draw close to the burning bush. Maybe if we do, we’ll hear our name called. God is weaving something together like a master tailor. He’s weaving an amazing tapestry in a powerful and determined way. God is weaving together destinies for people, communities and nations. Pay attention. (Will Ford)2

“For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10; The VOICE)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We have all been guilty of wasting time. It’s time to be alert and watchful now! Worship the Lord and ask Him to help you see what He is doing in the earth.
  • You were born at the exact right time. God has a reason and purpose for your life now. Repent of wasted time.
  • Realize that your life’s activities are part of the tapestry of His plan unfolding in time. Pray for His destiny for your life, and your community’s and the nation’s history, to be expertly written, perfectly woven together. Intercede between how things currently are and what they should be like. Proclaim, “No more delay!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I have been guilty of wasting time, but I sense such an urgency now to be in Your Presence seeking You and seeking to see what You want me to pray. I do not feel like there is time to waste! I will, however, take time to worship You! I pray that my life would unfold just the way you have written it out for me. I pray the same for my city and for the United States of America. I say that the enemy cannot weave this tapestry, and everywhere he has tried to weave a thread in, it will be ripped out now, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church will not be found plucking blackberries in this hour, but we will be on our faces, seeking the author of our lives!

1 Elizabeth Barrett Browning. From “Aurora Leigh.” Nicholson and Lee, eds. The Oxford Book of English Mythical Verse. 1917.

2 To learn more about Will Ford, click here.

Jun 2016

The Providence of God

“Providence is the continuous activity of God in His creation by which He preserves and governs. It is the denial of the idea that the universe is governed by chance or fate. God’s actions, however, do not violate the reality of human choice or negate man’s responsibility as a moral being. God permits sinful acts to occur, but He does not cause men to sin. He often overrules evil for good and God preserves all things through His Providence.”1

“We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.” (Romans 8:28; The VOICE)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • God’s Providence is at work, but are we seeing it? Do we notice the hand of God, the ways of God in our midst? Repent if you have not been watching for where God is moving.
  • The Bible says that God works all things together for good for those who love Him and live for Him. Think of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Jesus, Lazarus, etc. What looks dead, lost, and enslaved is only temporarily so. The turn-around will glorify the Lord! Think about this and then rejoice!
  • Now, commit to watch for God’s Providence. Pray for those seemingly dead circumstances in your life and in the nation and command them to unfold into life under the mighty hand of God!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, forgive me when I do not watch for where You are working. I want to be one who sees and understands the ways of God. I rejoice in the fact that you work all things together for me, just as You did for the patriarchs and Jesus, because I love you and have accepted Your invitation to live according to Your plan! I pray that You will work all things together for good in my life. I believe You are working things together for good in this nation. Help me to see how. I command that Your plan would not be delayed! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s Providence is at work and I can trust Him that He is causing good to triumph over evil in my life and in this nation!

1 Ronald F. Youngblood, Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary: New and Enhanced Edition. Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville, TN. 2014.

Jun 2016

God Will Part Your “Red Sea”

“The same God that parted the Red Sea will part whatever circumstances you’re dealing with. I have a slave kettle that’s been passed down through my family and that’s what it means to us. Basically, the same God that parted slavery in this nation can part our circumstances today. None of this kicks in without somebody laying down their life in sacrificial devotion to the Lord. Then we see the Hand of Providence begin to move!” (Will Ford)1

“By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.” (Hebrews 11:29; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read Exodus 14. Get excited! What God has done, He can do again in a spiritual sense!
  • Consider what Will meant when he said that “God parted slavery”. God set the captives free in this nation. More than 200 years of prayer went up from those slaves and a tragically bloody Civil War was fought before the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery. It took more than 100 more for some family members of former slaves to experience complete freedom, and racism continues to affect our national culture. But there was a parting. Selah – stop and think about this.
  • Consider other national issues where a parting is needed – abortion, pornography and sex trafficking, a failing political system, economic instability. Boldly ask the Lord for a parting of our national “Red Seas.”
  • Think about your personal need for a parting of your circumstances. Make the same bold declarations over them!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, in reading Exodus 14, I can see that You made a way for Your people where there truly appeared to be no way. They sacrificed hundreds of years and cried out to You for salvation and You heard them and delivered them, then wiped their enemy out! Do the same for our national issues. We get on our faces and pray and cry out for deliverance. Just as you delivered our nation from the curse of slavery, Lord, deliver us from the curse of the shedding of blood from abortion and the holding of others captive as in sex trafficking. Part the sea in my life and make a way for my personal freedom! The enemy is breathing down my neck and telling me it is not possible, but You make a way where there seems to be none! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

God parts the “Red Sea” in our nation and our lives and nation when we choose to give Him a sacrifice of worshipful faith and intercession!

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