Give Him 15 Daily Prayer


06
Jun 2019

Prophetic Message From Dutch Sheets – Day 7
Restoring God’s Hovering Power

God told Chuck Pierce that the two of us were supposed to go to all 20 regions of the U.S. this year and touch all the states. Chuck told me there were three things the Lord said regarding why. Here’s the second reason:

God said we are going to restore His hovering power. When you see this in the scripture, you should always think of birthing. The word is from Genesis 1 when the Holy Spirit was hovering over the earth. He was taking the words of Jesus and using them as seeds. The New Testament term is “sperma”. Spiritual words carry reproductive power. Prophecy carries reproductive power. Righteous decrees and speaking God’s Word carry multiplicative power, just as physical seeds carry life and the power to multiply. What God is saying in Genesis 1 is that Holy Spirit is releasing life. Holy Spirit was mixing His power with the words of Jesus and causing life to spring up out of a barren earth.   

So, the Lord is saying, “You are going to go and prepare the land for awakening, but as you go, you are going to prophesy My hovering presence over America. You are going to prophesy and you are going to decree and Holy Spirit is going to hover everywhere you go and He is going to release His resurrection life. He will release His birthing power. You need to be very aware of what you say this year. You need to bless and not curse. Go back to the basics and begin to confess life over your house, your work, your possessions, your body, your congregations, your cities, this nation. God will grab hold of your seed prayers and hover around them and make them life-giving words.

“The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The Spirit of God was hovering over the water.” (Genesis 1:2; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Heed the Word of the Lord and be very aware of what you say this year. You need to bless and not curse. Go back to the basics and begin to confess life over your house, your work, your possessions, your body, your congregations, your cities, this nation.
  • Repent of any gossip or of speaking negatively over yourself or over others.
  • Ask for the Holy Spirit to hover over your city, as you walk or drive the streets and prophecy life to your city.
  • Watch the news, break any curses in the announcements and say, “Life is coming into that situation!”
  • When you see a school, prophecy the Spirit of God is coming to hover over that school. Don’t petition the Lord to come. Prophecy He is coming!
  • Whenever you see the president, Congressmen, anything about the courts, decree Holy Spirit hovering life to those offices and positions and branches of government.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I ask for Your help to put a guard on my lips this year, so that I always bless and do not curse. My words have more weight than I realize and I’m thankful for the prophet’s reminder of that. Forgive me for any casual or purposeful critical and judgemental words I have spoken over others. May the blood of Jesus correct this sin and wash away any effects of my words over my life or the lives of others I may have harmed. Holy Spirit, hover as I confess life over me home, family, pets, property, work, possessions, and body. Hover as I proclaim life to the congregation I am a part of, over my city, and over this nation. I want to put feet to my faith and walk or drive around speaking life everywhere I go throughout my day. Holy Spirit, hover and activate those words! Give me scriptures and prophetic words and declarations to speak. I will especially address the schools in my vicinity, calling ‘”Life” into them. Let me address the negativity I hear on the news with the statement, “Life is coming into that situation!” I will speak the same into any government situations I hear about. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is coming to hover over our land! He will bring forth new life!


05
Jun 2019

Prophetic Message From Dutch Sheets – Day 6
Preparing the Land for Awakening

God told Chuck Pierce that the two of us were to go to all 20 regions of the U.S. this year. Chuck told me there were three things the Lord said regarding why. Here’s the first one:

Go and prepare the land for awakening. For me, that was like when the Lord came to Abraham and said to him, “Next year at this time you are going to have a son. You may have been up and down in your faith and trying to believe for 24 years, and you may have given up on your faith, but I am here to say to you, ‘The waiting period is over Abraham and this time next year you are going to have a son.’ I don’t care how old you are, or she is, or that she has been barren all of her life, I’m telling you that you are going to have a son this time next year.” They both laughed at God and neither could believe it, because they were old.

I have been interceding for this nation for 25 years. Some of you have, as well. We have prayed thousands of prayers, cried thousands of tears, made thousands of decrees, all across this nation. Now, through Chuck, the Lord has said, “You go prepare the land for awakening, because everything you have been talking about, praying about, prophesying about, is about to take place! Awakening is coming to this nation!”

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 50:31; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Stand up and shake off any weariness and complacency that may have come over you. Let you hope be renewed by the Lord. Awakening is coming to this nation!
  • Worship the Lord and thank Him that He has sustained your faith all these years. You haven’t stopped, even if you’ve grown weary.
  • Ask the Lord to turn your mourning over the condition of this nation into great joy! Let faith arise and His enemies be scattered!
  • Ask the Lord how He wants you to prepare for Awakening.
  • Intercede for Dutch and Chuck as they go to all 50 states, region by region. Pray the way open before them. Plan to be at the gathering in your region, if that’s a possibility for you.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we believe the Word of the prophets—“Awakening is coming to America!” It has been a long time coming. Many prayers of faith have been prayed. Many decrees and declarations have been spoken. Your Church has become weary in well-doing. But, today, we shake off the complacency! We shake of the tiredness and weariness! WYou renew are strength when we hear the words, “Awakening is coming to America!” We worship You for the long season of intercession is becoming a promise fulfilled! All the grieving and mourning and weeping and crying out has now brought forth fruit. We will see with our eyes the next great move of God. We will run with You. We will harvest with You. We will reap the joy of the new season of harvest and national awakening. What great joy it will bring us! All of Your enemies are about to scattered to the four winds. They can’t stand in front of the Glory about to be poured out. They can’t stop it, either! Oh, the rejoicing rising up! Oh the blessings about to flow! God has given us mercy in place of judgement and the harvest and the harvesters will rejoice together. Show each of us the part we are to prepare for. Make a clear and open way for Dutch and Chuck to go into each region of the nation with the Word of God in their mouths, releasing Awakening everywhere they go. Jesus, Jesus, thank you! Awakening is coming to America!

Today’s decree:

Awakening is coming to America!


04
Jun 2019

Prophetic Message From Dutch Sheets – Day 5
Change is Coming

A few months ago, beginning in Mississippi, people started giving me bags of change. In 35 years of ministry, no one had ever walked up to me with a baggie full of coins. I have received special coins and commemorative coins, coins minted with messages on them, military coins, state coins. But, no one had ever given me just a baggie full of change. Soon after, I was at Glory of Zion and there was another baggie full of change. Two more times this happened over the next few weeks, four times in a month. I asked Chuck Pierce to prophecy into this. I said, “What’s going on with this?” He said, “Change is coming!” It seemed obvious, but then, it hit me prophetically!

Change is coming to America. Change is coming to Europe. Change is coming to the Middle East. Change is coming to Asia. Change is coming to the islands of the sea. You need to prophesy, “Change is coming!” Change is coming to you. Change is coming to your family. Change is coming to your congregation. Change is coming to your city. Are you ready for change, because change is coming? Bag after bag of change is coming, radical change is coming. Great change is coming.

Change is coming to people you don’t think will ever change. Change is coming to areas of your life that you thought you would never be able to overcome. Change is coming to your body. Miracles are coming. Things are about to change. Changes are coming to ministry. Anointings are about to increase. Gifts are going to sharpen up and go to a higher level. Signs and wonders are coming with a great move of the miraculous being loosed in the earth. Change is coming to denominations. Change is coming to wineskins. Change is coming to a generation. Change is coming to millenials.

Change is coming regarding money, too. Provision is coming. Poverty will be broken off this year. Your provision is on the way. This is the hour that the faith giving and the alms-giving and the faithful stewardship of individuals where you see that God has not forgotten. He says, “I was keeping track of every penny, and this is the hour I visit you based on your prayers and your giving.”

“For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what was planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-3; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Prophesy, “Change is coming!”
  • Prophesy to everything you can think of! Use the list above, if you can’t think of anything. Surely, you can!
  • Be very aware of this concept today and speak change into everything you encounter throughout your day where change is needed. Prophesy over your relationships, your children’s futures, your finances, your work environments, your city’s decisions, the atmosphere in D.C., and anything else that concerns you.
  • From this day forward, watch for and note the changes occuring.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, change is coming! You are orchestrating change in the earth. Change is coming to America. Change is coming to Europe. Change is coming to the Middle East. Change is coming to Asia. Change is coming to the islands of the sea. Change is coming to me. Change is coming to my family. Change is coming to my congregation. Change is coming to my city. Radical change is coming. Great change is coming. Financial change is coming. My needs will be met. My debts will be paid. I will have more than enough to give and the poor will be blessed by the overflow. Spiritual change is coming. The Great Awakening is here. Change me and change my nation, Jesus! I will be watching for the great changes. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Change is coming to America!


03
Jun 2019

Prophetic Message From Dutch Sheets – Day 4
Finding the Ancient Markers

At the end of the dream set in the oval office, President Trump asked if he could pray for each one there. He said, “Let this man and these leaders convene a holy convocation that I might finish my eight years well, and that the ancient markers of our founding fathers would be restored. When you see 2222 on your phone, always answer it. Know that it is me calling you with a prayer request.”

Let me tell you what those ancient boundaries and the ancient markers are. The destiny God has for this nation is as a stronghold, a beacon, a refuge, a voice of the Gospel to ends of the earth. That is our nation’s destiny. We are a nation under God. That which He destined for America, He is going to re-establish that. The greatest outpouring of Holy Spirit in the history of planet earth is coming and it’s going to hit America like a tidal wave! There’s going to be a third Great Awakening. America is going to return to the ancient markers the Lord established. The foundations may be covered up, but they are not destroyed.

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask for the ancient paths: Where is the good way? Then walk in it and find rest for your souls. But they said, “We will not walk in it!”’” (Jeremiah 6:16; BSB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Continue to pray for President Trump’s salvation and transformation.
  • Ask God to give him eight years, so he can complete what the Lord had him elected to do.
  • Intercede for the Christian leaders he has surrounded himself with. Pray that they will know how to hear God and pray accurately. Pray they will know how to hold the president’s confidence, so they can be trusted completely, bringing him a greater trust in the Church and the Lord.
  • Intercede for Melania. She is a praying woman. Join her in her prayers for her husband.
  • Ask the Lord to uncover the ancient markers, those things God planned for America to fulfill.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we continue today to pray for the salvation of President Trump and his transformation from the Donald to John. He is a work in Your hands for such a time as this. Give him the full 8 years he needs to shift the nation and give the Church time to get some things done. We don’t know what doors will close if an ungodly person who hates You becomes president next. Let him choose men and women of prayer to come around him. Let them be very honoring of the positioning and see it as precious, not something to be broadcast around; not a selfie-moment. You know who to put there, and You know what their assignment will need to be. No one else needs to know. We intercede for Melania, as well. Grace her and strengthen her, Lord. Honor and bless her for her faithfulness to pray for her husband. As we pray, uncover the ancient path You have for the U.S.A. The destiny You have for this nation is as a stronghold, a beacon, a refuge, a voice of the Gospel to ends of the earth. Come to America, Lord Jesus! Come!

Today’s decree:

God’s destiny for this nation is is as a stronghold, a beacon, a refuge, a voice of the Gospel to ends of the earth!


02
Jun 2019

A Special Day of Prayer for the President

President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God.

This is a critical time for America. We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.

We know that God hears and answers prayer. He can soften hearts and change minds. He is all-powerful, and He rules over the affairs of nations. The Bible instructs us to pray for those in authority, “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:2–3).

[Today] we ask that pastors lead their congregations in praying for the President, that Sunday schools and other groups would join together and pray, and that individuals and families across the country would have a special focus on praying for the President.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).

(Official statement by Franklin Graham)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Agreement in prayer multiplies its power, therefore, join a prayer call today for President Donald John Trump: Sunday at 3:00PM Central Time. To join the call dial 515.604.9709 access code 531167# (1PM Pacific Time, 2PM Mountain Time, 3PM Central Time, 4PM Eastern Time)
  • Pray God would protect, strengthen, embolden and direct POTUS Trump. Pray also for protection over Melania who is a voice of wisdom to him.
  • The only one who can fix our country’s problems is God Himself. Pray that God will bless our president and our nation for His glory.
  • Recall the prophetic words spoken over our president and call them forth (that God would turn “the Donald” into “John”, etc).
  • Pray that President Trump would accomplish all the Lord desires to do through him and that his term would not be cut short. Decree, “President Trump, you will fulfill ALL of the Lord’s purposes!”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we lift up President Trump to you today. We thank you for the mercy you have shown our nation by placing this man in office. We bless our president for upholding life and religious liberties, appointing constitutional judges, and aligning our nation with Israel. Surround him with voices of wisdom so that he continues to make the best decisions for our country in terms of trade and other deals. Send your angels to minister to and protect his family. Strengthen and encourage POTUS and his family. May he feel the winds of change – a Turnaround season – where he is no longer spending time deflecting attacks of the media and those plotting against him but can concentrate on Your assignments. Lies, cease! Distractions, dissolve! Truth, be revealed! Lord, show the nation, and the world, Your glorious transforming power as you continue to turn “the Donald” into “John Trump” (the “J” in Donald J. Trump stands for John). In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord will fulfill his purposes in and through President Trump during his full term in office.


01
Jun 2019

Prophetic Message From Dutch Sheets – Day 3

Finding John

A few months after we held the Turnaround Conference at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., a dream was sent to me:

“I dreamed that you (Dutch), and a small group of us were invited to see President Trump in the oval office. Upon arrival, after some small talk, very much in humility, the President began to thank you for your leadership and for the Appeal to Heaven prayer movement. He then presented to you an Appeal to Heaven flag, which he had signed. [To me, this does not signify an autograph, and I don’t need a flag, I have plenty of them. What this symbolizes to me is that the office of highest authority in the land endorsed a prayer movement and said they believe in the power of prayer.] He requested that you (Dutch) organize a high level strategic prayer task force. He said that he would be releasing directly to you significant issues for prayer. He added that he had received this prophetic instruction from a very trusted voice—from his wife, Melania.

At this point, you presented him with a white stone and read to him Revelation 2:17, ‘To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone and a new name written on the stone, which no one knows but he who receives it.’ He then quoted to you, ‘There was a man sent from God and his name was John.’”

Some of you have heard me tell the story about a six-year-old boy who was told by the Lord in a vision that the next president would be “John”. Well, no “John” was running. His mom did not know that the “J” in “Donald J. Trump” is “John”. The little boy insisted that the next President would be John. God did not call this man “Donald”—the worldly man. He called him “John”—the man with an intimate walk with God.

This visitation is coming.

“The man said, ‘Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have wrestled with God and with men, and you have won. That’s why your name will be Israel.’” (Genesis 32:28; CEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that President Trump will have that visitation and be transformed from the Donald to John.
  • Ask God to help him know the Lord intimately.
  • Pray that he will be a humble son of thunder.
  • Intercede for him to be one that hears clearly from God.
  • Call forth the prophetic nature in this man. He doesn’t know what it is, but this intuitive thing that he has and the ability to discern things is a prophetic anointing. It is going to be harnessed by the Holy Spirit. There will be dreams in the White House and there will be prophets invited in, and it’s going to drive the demons in America crazy!
  • Declare, “The Holy Spirit is going to be honored again in America, even from the highest office in the land!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we ask You to make real this vision You have given. Transform President Donald J. Trump into John Trump. Transform him from “the Donald”, a world-wise man, into “John Trump”, a man of intimacy with God. Your Word shows us that it is not unusual for You to change someone’s name at a point where they surrender to You. Let this be our president’s moment of true salvation and surrender. Make him a humble son of thunder. He is interested in You. He honors and makes room for Your people. He has even enacted executive orders that please Your Church. As a thank you, we intercede for him to be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth. We see the prophetic nature You have given him, which plays out as strategy in his business and political dealings. Introduce Yourself to him, Jesus, so he can walk in the fullness of his calling! Drive the D.C. demons crazy, as there will be dreams in the White House and there will be prophets invited! We say, “The Holy Spirit is going to be honored again in America, even from the highest office in the land,” in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord is going to visit President D. John Trump!


31
May 2019

Prophetic Message From Dutch Sheets – Day 2

Numerous dreams, visions and prophetic words came forth before and during The Turnaround Conference that we held at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., in February of 2018. I want to share with you a significant dream given to one of the attendees:

I dreamed that, along with two friends who are fellow intercessors, and my mom and dad, I was walking down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. I knew that the Turnaround Conference at the Trump Hotel was just ending at that very moment. I turned and saw a courier angel coming out of the doors of the hotel. He was carrying a scroll. It was not a huge scroll, but fairly large. His face was set toward the U.S. Capitol building and he headed immediately in that direction. We decided to follow him, and did so even as he went into the Capitol. We entered the place where the lawmakers assemble – the exact same place where the State of the Union Address is delivered (the House Chambers). All the lawmakers were there in their seats. And there were many people in the gallery. It was a packed house.

The courier angel with the scroll was standing at the double doors that the presidents enter through. He loudly announced with authority and confidence, “All rise!” Just as had happened at the recent State of the Union Address, some people stood, while others disrespectfully and snidely stayed seated. The angel then opened the scroll and said very loudly and adamantly, “The verdict has been determined.” Then, the angel shouted, “America shall be saved!”

Immediately, a cloud of glory came from behind the angel and filled the room. Those who had stood at the angel’s entrance crumpled to their knees, wailing, broken by the reality of God’s Presence.  Some who had been seated were now on their knees screaming, “I’m sorry!” repenting. Others remained seated. I knew judgement was beginning to be administered and God’s ruling authority was being set in place. It was transformation and reformation being established for America’s new reality. America shall be saved.

“While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill—while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice. He instructed me and said to me, ‘Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding. As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision.’” (Daniel 9:20-23; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “America shall be saved!”
  • Purposefully, get your eyes off man and what’s going on in the news and fix them on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith.
  • Say, “The youth are going to be saved. The elderly are going to be saved. The poor are going to be saved. The rich are going to be saved. Those from every race will be saved! The greatest harvest we have ever seen is coming in.”
  • Intercede for the churches and for church-leadership in particular, so that they will not try to control this massive move of God. Say, “Get ready, churches! The harvest is going to be like the Book of Acts. Get ready and get your people ready. Work with other leaders in your city and get ready together, because not one of you can hold this harvest!”
  • See that horrible, pus-filled boil of corruption and lies be lanced by the Lord! Watch the ugliness of it pour out until there is nothing left. Then, watch God heal it so completely, that it is as if it was never there at all.
  • Pray for the manifestation of the prophetic gifts, such as hearing God’s voice, dreams, visions, and interpretation of them, to become as natural as breathing, so the Body can know how to walk closely with Jesus in this season. Believe for angelic assistance, as well.
  • Declare, “America shall be saved!”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, no matter what we see around us, we  need to remember one thing—America will be saved. No matter what we see when we watch the news, we need to remember one thing—America will be saved. It does not matter what the poison looks like when that boil is exposed and lanced, and the pus and infection is flowing out of it. It does not matter when we hear all the evil, and all the hatred, and all the division, and all the lies. It does not matter when we see all the sinful, awful, junk that’s flowing into the nation right now. We must remember, Lord, You are behind the lancing of this and the exposing of the evil. America will be saved! The youth are going to be saved. The elderly are going to be saved. The poor are going to be saved. The rich are going to be saved. Those from every race will be saved! The greatest harvest we have ever seen is coming. The churches won’t be able to hold it, try as they might. It will be too big and will come in too fast for man to try to control it. The Lord will speak to us in visions and dreams even more frequently. The prophetic will become as natural as breathing. Even those who think they don’t believe in God speaking in those ways today are going to see and hear and dream and know the interpretation of those dreams. God, You will be speaking, and You want Your children to know what You are saying, so You are going to make it obvious! You are going to expose the mess completely, then mop it up with great signs and wonders and angelic assistance, Jesus. People will be saved en masse and a nation will be saved! America will be saved! Amen and amen!

Today’s decree:

America shall be saved!


30
May 2019

Prophetic Message From Dutch Sheets – Day 1
Favor in the Midst of Chaos

Over the next few days we are going to look at some things the Lord has been saying to me over the last few years. We are going to look at where we have been, where we are going and where we are. I feel this is a very important prophetic message for America right now.

Don’t be discouraged or deceived about the chaos that you see around you. Don’t be alarmed when you watch the news. A boil has been lanced in this nation and corruption is flowing out of that. The demonic powers that have fed it are very angry. You can be sure that God is going to do exactly what He said He was going to do.

In February 2018, we did a conference in Washington, D.C., at the Trump Hotel called “The Turnaround Conference”. We did it because I received several prophetic words from Chuck Pierce and others to do it. Part of the Words that came forth about it said that the first nine months of President Trump’s first term in office would be chaos and then there would be three years of breakthrough for America. We hadn’t intended to do the conference at the Trump, but we couldn’t find another hotel in the D.C. area to do it. Some hotels didn’t want us there, and they told us that right up front! Some were unavailable. However, when we called the Trump Hotel, they said, “We know who you are and what you do. We know all about the Appeal to Heaven flag, and we want you to do the conference right here.” So, we did. It ended up to be one of the most fruitful gatherings that I have been a part of.

“Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” (Psalm 90:17; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare Psalm 90:17.
  • Ask God to give you His favor and establish the work He has called you to do, even if chaos and challenges surround it.
  • Request the Lord to give favor to President Trump and others He has placed in office for such a time as this. Ask that they receive favor in the midst of the overwhelming attack and chaos going on all around them every day in Washington, D.C.
  • Proclaim the season of breakthrough has come to America! We are in the period after the first 9 months of President Trump being in office. Ask the Lord what this breakthrough looks like and how you can personally participate in it.
  • Intercede for the Church to walk in a “turnaround anointing” in our prayers, our intercession, our declaration, our activities, and our evangelism.
  • Say, “The time of the turnaround for America has come!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, let the favor of the Lord our God be upon Your people, and establish the work of our hands; yes, establish the work of our hands! Give us favor everywhere we go. It’s not that we deserve it. It’s because we are Yours. It’s because You bless the work You have called us to. Establish the work You have given us to do. Grant us favor with You and with man to get it done. Just like You made a clear path for Dutch to do the Turnaround Conference at the Trump Hotel, make our path clear. Jesus, lead President Trump, his Cabinet, and others You have placed in Washington, just as clearly. Grant them great favor, so much so that their enemies begin to back off. Let Israel be our example of the way You give favor in the midst of chaos. The chaos in Washington, D.C. is like nothing we have seen in our lifetime. Yet, You hold back the darkness. The enemy rants and raves through those he has borrowed, but they don’t get their way. You continue to move things forward, adjusting and shifting things according to Your righteous plan of blessing. We know this is because You have said, “The time of the turnaround of America has come!” Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is going to do in America exactly what He has said He is going to do!


29
May 2019

Transitioning in Our Latter Years

Widowhood is a common transition as we grow old. Most married couples will lose a spouse at some point, and everything in life changes, as we looked at yesterday. Women will lose their life partner more often than men, and the Word tells us to care for them. We will all need godly assistance and counsel as we reach this season of life. I consider this advice from my friend, Quin Sherrer, to be very wise, as she writes on the transitions we often face as we grow older:

“Widowhood is a daunting transition, to be sure, but it isn’t the only one we will face. Others might include: When do we stop driving? Do we need to downsize to a smaller place? Or which medical treatments should we pursue, if needed? The list goes on and on. I have a friend who displays a plaque that reads, ‘Lord, prepare me for what You have prepared for me.’ That’s a prayer we can all embrace, knowing that one way in which the Lord prepares us, is by placing reliable, responsible counselors in our lives.”1

“Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.” (Proverbs 19:20-21; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • The baby boomer generation is aging and we are about to see the largest number of elderly in our society that there has ever been. Ask God to make us ready to minister to their unique needs.
  • If you are a senior citizen, ask God to prepare you for what He has prepared for you.
  • Intercede for wise counselors, and mentors unique to this season of life to be raised up. Housing, healthcare, physical assistance, financial advice, as well as provision, legal experts in senior matters, and many other things may be needed.
  • Pray against those who prey on the elderly. Ask the Lord to protect them from these wicked ones.

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord, You know my complex circumstances and needs even more than I do. Thank You, Lord for rescuing me from situations that seemed so complicated and hopeless. Thank you for helping me adjust to living conditions that are different from what I was accustomed to and different from what I would have chosen. Give me a haven, a place of safety, and a strategic location for my future. Help me handle my money challenges with the right attitude. I need wisdom and discernment from You to make wise financial decisions. Help me be a good steward of the resources I have. Bless those who minister to me every day, making my life more comfortable. Please put on my heart the names of those I can ask for help and prepare them to assist me. Guard me from the wrong ones. Prepare me for what You have prepared for me in my future. I ask in Jesus’ name, amen.”

Today’s decree:

Let the Body of Christ arise and become wisdom, strength, and support to those aging around us, especially the widows.

1 Excerpts from “Hope for a Widow’s Heart: Encouraging Reflections For Your Journey”, by Quin Sherrer. Authentic Publishers, Franklin, TN. 2013. 45, 49, 55, 60-61.


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May 2019

Remembering the Widows

We have been looking this month at transition and how to navigate it in the Lord. One of those unique transitions is widowhood. It is more common for women to outlive their husbands—by a ratio of 4 to 1. Jesus specifically told us to care for the widows. Author Quin Sherrer helps us understand this season of life:

“Saying goodbye to your loved one who is about to leave this earth is one of the hardest things a wife will every do. You cry alone behind closed doors so no one can see or hear you. Within the solitude and silence of your heart, you say to yourself, ‘No one can really understand—no one but Jesus, who cried when His friend died.’ Expressing grief in appropriate ways helps us acknowledge the loss, resolve the pain, and then move forward in trusting God with the future. It is important not to get ‘stuck’ in the grief through denial, depression, or blaming. Even in the midst of grief, we have access to the promises of God.”1

Fear of further loss, worry, isolation, and loneliness are some of the things that a widow might be dealing with. Jesus came to deal with all these things and give us hope instead! He has a way where there seems to be none and He will not ever leave us or forsake us. He will heal the widows’ hearts and cause them to be mentors to the generations of Believers coming up behind them. We will reap from their wisdom and devoted intercession.

“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” (Psalm 68:5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank Jesus for Who He is and the sacrifice He has made for us to live forever with Him!
  • Pray for the widows who may feel very tender toward heaven now that the one they loved the most on earth is gone.
  • Intercede for the healing of their hearts, minds, and emotions.
  • Pray that the Lord will help them know who He has created them, as an individual.
  • Stir up any dreams, passions, and gifts that she may have laid aside, let go dormant, or let die. Blow on them, Wind of God, and let them live again!
  • Bring those alongside her who need her wisdom and knowledge of You.
  • Bless any widows you know. Connect with them, call them, visit with them, pray with them, and learn from them.

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord Jesus, thank You that You are the Resurrection and the Life. Thank You for paying the ultimate sacrifice on the cross so I can go to heaven too, and remain with You there. But, right now, help (the widows) face today, on earth. Dry (their) tears. Heal (their) heart. (Let them) look forward to what You have in store for (them) in (their) days ahead. (Let them) choose to let You do whatever You need to do to bring (them) to wholeness. Thank You that (they) can come to You anytime and pour out (their) heart. (let every widow) declare in faith that (she) will overcome (her) current challenges because You will show (her) how to make it as a single woman again. Restore what is in (her) life the (she) may have let die. Stir up (her) gifts, dreams, and talents so (she) can be a blessing to those You put in (her) path.”2 Thank You, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The hearts of the widows will heal and they will be strong and courageous mentors of the generations to follow them.

11 Excerpts from “Hope for a Widow’s Heart: Encouraging Reflections For Your Journey”, by Quin Sherrer. Authentic Publishers, Franklin, TN. 2013. 17, 19, and 26.

2 Ibid. 18, 23, 25, and 183.


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