Give Him 15 Daily Prayer

Jun 2016

Father’s Day

“Our Father is not easily offended. He is patient and longsuffering, and His loving kindness is everlasting. But still, I can’t help but wonder if he doesn’t get offended at the way we treat Him. We give Him such little time, expecting Him to listen fast and perform quickly.”1 Our earthly fathers may be imperfect, but this would be a good day to listen carefully and lovingly, if your father is still living.

“Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.” (Proverbs 22:23; NIV) “He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to the fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:6; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Tell the Lord you are sorry if Your time with Him has been rushed or minimal. Repent and ask Him to help you spend more quality time with Him. Be very honest with Him about your relationship with Him. Let Him minister to you and draw you close.
  • Often, our relationship with our heavenly Father mirrors our relationship with our earthly dads. Today, let God heal any wounds you carry from a distorted image of God that may have come from your relationship with your dad. Forgive your dad, even if he is no longer living. Just write a little note and deal with it.
  • Now, if your dad is living, visit your dad or call him, even if your relationship has been strained. If the two of you talk often, really listen and enjoy the time. Be thankful for what you have—don’t take it for granted! If you rarely talk or aren’t even sure what to talk about, ask a couple of questions and listen carefully. Tell him you love him and that you would like to have a better relationship this coming year. Trust the Lord to touch His heart and change things.
  • If your dad has passed, tell your wife or kids or a friend about some happy memories you had with him.
  • If you are a dad, open up with your children and let them into your heart and thoughts and relationship with your heavenly Father a little more today!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I am so thankful for You! You are a wonderful Father – good and kind and loving me no matter what! Forgive me when I am hurried in my conversations with You. Forgive me if I worry and overthink things in my life instead of bringing everything to you! I want to know You better. Deepen my relationship with my dad (if your dad is living). Help me to open up with my own kids and show them how much they mean to me and You mean to me (if you are a dad.) In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Deepen our love for one another, Father, especially with You and with earthly dads and the next generation today!

1 Dutch Sheets, The Pleasure of His Company (Bethany House Publishers, Bloomington, MN, 2014) 168.

Jun 2016

Finding the Old Road

Jeremiah 6:16 speaks of Israel losing their way. The prophet told them they must go find the old road. America, also, has lost the old road. God is calling for a generation of passionate warriors to rise up and boldly declare, “We’re going to find the old road. Come hell or high water—or persecution, or mocking, or loss—we’re gonna find the way back to God’s plan and purpose for America.”

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls.’ But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’” (Jeremiah 6:16; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that God will show us how to find the way back to His intent for this nation.
  • Tell the Lord how important it is to you to honor Him by participating in prayer and action to restore America to its roots.
  • Repent for any fear, complacency, or doubt and unbelief you have in believing that we can accomplish this goal. Worship Him, because He has already planned that we would!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, we believe that You had a very specific reason for putting this nation together. You had a reason for the ones you sent here to establish it. You set everything and everyone up just exactly so! Over the last 200 years, we have made a bit of a mess in that we have wandered away from that intent and decided we wanted to rule ourselves. Lord, forgive us and put us back on Your path! We worship You, as You are able to make that happen in a moment. Use us, Lord! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

By His grace we will find the ancient paths and walk in them, recalibrating the nation to line up with God’s plan and purpose!

Jun 2016

When Will Enough Be Enough?

Our Founding Fathers were God-honoring pioneer patriots with the steel of mind and heart to face perhaps the greatest empire in all of history. Like King David, they asked the question, “Is there not a cause?” and answered it with their very lives. Is Christ’s cause in America important enough to give our lives for? There are now millions of young people in the US who have had their opportunity to know Christ stolen from them by ungodly educators, politicians and judges. Are these young people worth our prayers and passion? How many more of them must die in gangs, school shootings, suicides, overdoses and drunken car accidents before the church of America has the passion to stand up and shout, “Enough!” How many more babies must be murdered in the womb of their mothers? When will enough be enough?

“There are six things the Lord hates. There are seven things he cannot stand: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, a mind that thinks up evil plans, feet that are quick to do evil, a witness who tells lies and a man who causes trouble among brothers.” (Proverbs 6:16-19; ICB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • There is a time when it will take everything in us to shift things forward. We have coasted long enough – time to press in! Are you willing to give your life in passionate intercession and action until we see life honored in America?
  • Ask the Lord to forgive those who have brought the nation down a dark God-less path to this point. Ask Him to set His people on fire to reverse these actions.
  • Pray over the injustices stated above in article and the scripture. Let yourself get passionate as you pray! As you pray, ask the Lord to show you what you can do to be a change-agent in just one of these areas!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, many gave their lives to establish this nation and free it from tyrannical rulership at its foundations. I am grateful! Forgive those who have brought us to a place where we have wandered far from what this nation was intended to be – ungodly educators, government leaders, politicians and judges. We pray for the young ones who have paid the price of being raised in a society where God is honored less and less. As I pray, please show me, Lord, what I can do to reverse the culture of death we are in and bring honor to Your Name once again in America! Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Enough is Enough! Let God arise in America and let His enemies be scattered!

Jun 2016

Whatever You Do, Do It Well!

On June 16, 1775, George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress. That same day, the Congress authorized the creation of the post of chief engineer for the army, in anticipation of upcoming battles with British forces. The engineers’ work building fortifications, surveying terrain, and clearing roads during the war proved so valuable to the Revolutionary forces that the Congress resolved to form a permanent Army Corps of Engineers.1

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its flavor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people. You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-16; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Look at how the Army Corps of Engineers came about. The army didn’t just need soldiers, it needed support in practical ways. All of you with practical gifts REJOICE! God made you engineers and architects, scientists and lawyers and administrators! Your gifts are important!
  • Repent if you have thought your practical gifts were of value to God. Repent if you just wanted God to hurry up and put you “in ministry” or on the mission field. NO! You are needed right where you are – all through every arena of influence in America!
  • The Lord would have us be lights in the darkness and salt to make men thirsty. We can’t do that inside the walls of our church buildings. We have to get out among the rest of humanity day by day. Ask the Lord to use all of the gifts He created you with in order to spread His Kingdom message!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you that You created many of us with very practical gifts. You have a perfect place for us – an important place! Our nation needs our gifts! Society needs our gifts! Our families need our gifts! I worship You with my gift as I go to work today. Make me the brightest light and the saltiest salt. Draw men to God through my life’s work. Forgive me when I have discounted who I am and what I’m doing for a living. I am needed. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Every gift God put within us has tremendous value and we have a role to play to make our nation great and to expand His Kingdom!

1 The Library of Congress, American Memory, “This Day In History”. Today In History, June 16. 12/10/2010.

Jun 2016

Faith to Keep Striking

In thinking about 2 Kings 13:18-19, you ask yourself certain questions. Where are we as a nation? Is this passage of scripture a warning for us now? Did we stop interceding too soon? Did we do enough? But, I feel like the Lord is saying to us now, “Just keep striking. Just move past three. Don’t stop. Just keep striking!” One of the Hebrew words for intercession is “pagah,” which means “to strike the mark.” There is a new era of intercession on us where we do not stop until we see the victory!

“Then Elisha told the king to take the other arrows and strike the ground with them. The king struck the ground three times, and then stopped. This made Elisha angry, and he said to the king, ‘You should have struck five or six times, and then you would have won complete victory over the Syrians; but now you will defeat them only three times.’” (2 Kings 13:18-19; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Our nation is facing serious issues that government alone cannot resolve. Terrorism is one of these things. We have prayed much, but we still see random acts of terrorism taking place. Keep praying. Don’t give up. Don’t stop. Keep striking.
  • Ask God for the faith to keep praying when the battle seems too big and the stakes seem too high. Gather yourself in love and compassion and keep striking.
  • Battles sometimes get confusing, scary, and hard to sort out emotionally (think of the American Civil War). Ask the Lord for wisdom and discernment and keep on interceding until the smoke starts to lift and you can see your way forward again. Then, keep striking.

A prayer you can pray:

Jesus, we want to be like You, interceding until we see the victory. We do not want to be those that stop short in this day when You are saying that the arrow of victory is about to fly, if we will not stop striking the ground in intercession. Grant us the grace to keep praying when we can’t see a difference or when we feel weary in well doing. Grant us the faith to keep praying when the battle gets tough and our emotions are torn. Show us how to keep praying our way forward until we see the victory, especially when our current national situation is challenging us. We will keep striking by Your grace! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will strike the ground with our arrows of intercession until we see the arrow of victory fly!

Jun 2016

A Grace to Refire the Daniel Generation

Daniel was fasting for 21 days at age 83! The Lord’s been speaking to me that it’s time for the “Daniel Deployment”. These are those that have gone into retirement and entered the best of their years. We’ve seen a vision of men and women who go on tours to unreached people groups in extravagant places. They don’t go there to be tourists. They’re going there to fast and prayer walk to release the harvest.

“And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the LORD spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old. I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming.” (Joshua 14:10-11; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that the Lord releases grace on a generation of older men and women who are saying, “My best years for the shifting of history are upon me.” Loose the “Daniel Deployment!”
  • Loose an anointing to reach the unreached people groups of the world who have come into this nation—nations within a nation.
  • Ask for grace for fasting in the right seasons to move angels and demons, so that the harvest can be reaped in multitudes.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we call for the “Daniel Deployment!” We call forth the Daniels and Calebs and Abrahams and others of this day who are of retirement age. Refire them, Lord! Give them a special grace and creativity to hear Your voice and go and do things they now have time to do. Grace them with supernatural health and send angels before them. Give them grace to fast and an anointing to set captives free and to mentor and disciple, especially those in this nation from other nations of the earth. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

The “Daniel Deployment” is about to begin!

Jun 2016

Terrorism in Orlando

“Please join us in praying for the families of those who were murdered by an Islamic terrorist in Orlando. At least 50 people are dead and another 50+ are wounded. I want to caution those who would release a word of condemnation and judgment on the LGBT community. Though we do not agree with their lifestyle, our hearts grieve for the loss of life and those who lost loved ones in this murderous crime. This is a time to pray for the Lord to visit those who are in need. Today is a day of grief for those who died and a day to ask the Lord to comfort those who lost a family member or friend.” Ken Malone

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven…A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” (Proverbs 3: 1 and 4; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to comfort the families and friends of those who lost loved ones in the terrorist action in Orlando, FL, yesterday.
  • Pray that the Lord would supernaturally preserve the lives of those wounded in the attack, many of whom have been hospitalized.
  • Pray for a Holy Ghost wave of revival to sweep into Orlando with thousands being saved as a redemptive act to undo the darkness that has fallen there.
  • Command any other terrorist plots be uncovered now, in Jesus’ name!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, send the Comforter to comfort the family members and friends of all of those who lost their lives in the terrorist activity yesterday in Orlando. We grieve with those who mourn today, Lord. We ask that You would be Healer to those who were wounded. Heal them completely and miraculously, Lord, body and soul, and introduce them to Your Son, that their spirit may be saved, transformed and made whole. Deliver them from the effects of the trauma, Lord. Sweep through Orlando with a spirit of revival, Holy Spirit, even as on the day of Pentecost! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We command all terrorist plots against this nation to be uncovered now in Jesus’ Name!

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.

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