Give Him 15 Daily Prayer

Sep 2019

Decreeing Our Way to the Exact Right Time

God said this to me one day, “Eventually, time catches up to My decree.” See, God decrees the end from the beginning. We have come to a point where that is happening. Hundreds and thousands, even millions of prayers have been prayed. Thousands of prophecies have been spoken for regions and nations and individuals. We pray for a chronos season, then we reach a kairos time. This is an appointed time where we have the opportunity to see what we have been praying come to pass. Galatians 6:9 is telling us that we obtain ownership over a matter (reaping a harvest at the exact right time) when we keep going and don’t stop. All of heaven has been waiting for this season for a long time.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for His marvelous qualities! 
  • Thank Him for what He is doing in this season in this nation.
  • Talk with Him about the rewards of persistence.
  • Say,  “Lord, Your Kingdom has come and Your will is being done in this land.”
  • Say, “Root of promises to this nation, spring up with full life again.”
  • Say, “The purposes of God will prevail. Be created! Come into being! Be!”
  • Make any other declarations and decrees about this season that He lays on your heart.

A prayer you can pray:

Thank You, Lord, for You keep covenant and mercy. Thank You for Your destiny over this nation. Thank You that we get to be a part of this nation that gets to represent You to all of the other nations of the world. The giants have come and tried to steal the destiny of this nation. However, from this land of covenant, we decree that the giants will fall. You will prevail and we say, “Your Kingdom has come and Your will is being done in this land.” We say, “Root, spring up with full life again. ‘Where the tree has been cut off, it springs up at the scent of water,’ it says in Job. The Word of God will prevail. The purposes of God will prevail. Be created! Come into being! Be!” This is our kairos moment, our moment of breaking through. We say, “Let Your wind blow and Your fire come to the cities and the rural areas of this nation, to the government of this nation, to the churches of this nation. Let Your fire come to the colleges and the universities of this nation.” We say, “Let the cyclone of Holy Ghost wind blow through this land. Nothing can stop it! No demon, no principality, no curse from the past, nothing can stop it.” Lord, You are reconnecting. You are healing the breaches. You are connecting the generations, so we can move forward now in the synergy of the ages. So we say, “Lord, let the heavens now open, and the Spirit of Revelation come once again to America in Jesus’ name.” Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are at the right time moment for miracles and breakthrough in this nation!

Sep 2019

Agreeing With Justice Ginsburg

“No doubt, we disagree with Justice Ginsburg on many, many, many fronts. However, have you found yourself in recent months surprised that – in some respects – she agrees with you?

“Ginsburg Opposes Liberal Calls for Packing the Supreme Court. She stated:

“’Well, if anything, it [court packing] would make the court appear partisan. It would be that one side saying, ‘when we’re in power, it was only to enlarge the number of judges so we will have more people who will vote the way we want them to,’ …. ‘So I am not at all in favor of that solution.’[1]

“Ginsburg Honors Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. In the midst of liberal opposition to Justice Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, Ginsburg painted a different picture several weeks ago:

“‘I can say that my two newest colleagues [Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch] are very decent and very smart individuals.’[2]

“Ginsburg Explained the Essential Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Cross Case. This summer Justice Ginsburg wrongly voted against keeping the cross on public land, yet her opinion did give us a clear picture of the true meaning of the cross:

“‘The Latin cross is the foremost symbol of the Christian faith … embodying the ‘central theological claim of Christianity: that the son of God died on the cross, that he rose from the dead, and that his death and resurrection offer the possibility of eternal life.’[3]

“There are many things for which we cannot and should not thank Justice Ginsburg, but surprisingly some of her recent actions are praiseworthy. For those things, we thank you Justice Ginsburg.” (Phillip Jauregi) [4]

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for Justice Ginsburg’s nonpartisan comments. This is how members of the Supreme Court should conduct themselves – with impartiality.
  • Our Supreme Court Justices are not supposed to be politically motivated in their decisions. They are supposed to put aside their political persuasions and simply decide if a law or lower court ruling is constitutional or not. Thank the Lord that this very liberal judge clearly and publicly stated that. 
  • Bless her for honoring the other Justices on the Court. The Justices should be able to respect one another as competent Justices, even when they philosophically disagree. 
  • Pray that the Supreme Court would return itself to its limited governmental role.
  • Pray for each of the nine Supreme Court Justices. Click here for the full list.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord and Judge of the whole earth, we want to thank you for something Justice Ruth Bader Ginsgburg said recently. She stated that she was against impartiality in judges and that the courts should not be packed with people of one political persuasion over another. We are not blessing some of the work she has done on the Supreme Court, which we believe to be against Your law and which our Constitution does not support. We are thank you that she stated the danger in political parties choosing justices based on their politics. Justices should be chosen on their ability to decide if a law or lower court ruling is constitutional or not. Father, return the Court to its original role. Let the Justices make the decision to limit itself. Lord, won’t You introduce Justice Ginsburg and the other 8 Justices to You? Let Philippians 4:8 come alive to them. Justice Ginsburg clearly stated the Gospel message. Open her heart to embrace it as her own. Do this for every other justice in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Supreme Court Justices will limit themselves to a non-partial role of deciding if a law or lower court ruling is constitutional or not.

[1] Devan Cole, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘I am very much alive’,” CNN, July 24, 2019; available at:

[2] Veronica Stracqualursi, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg defends Kavanaugh, Gorsuch as ‘very decent and very smart’,” CNN, July 26, 2019; available at:

[3] The American Legion v. American Humanist Assoc., 588 U.S. ___ (2019) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting) (June 29, 2019). (Emphasis added.)

[4] Learn more about Phillip Jauregi here.

Sep 2019

Lining the Nation Back Up With Its Covenant

“Jacob had to wrestle with God until He could see God. We have to be willing to wrestle in a way that the powers and principalities controlling this country and God’s covenant plan are broken away. We must wrestle to get back into God’s plan of covenant and to move forward in and accelerate that covenant. We do not want something ruling us in the next government that further removes the plan of freedom that God set in this land. We need to ask God to start shifting us right now. We need to ask God to repoint the compass of New England toward the heavens. New England needs to come back to its roots. It has strayed far from the place it began as the birthplace of the covenant with God for America and we need to call it back into its proper alignment.” (Chuck Pierce)

“O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart.” (1 Kings 8:23; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray the prayer below.

A prayer you can pray:

God, you set a course for America when you sent persecuted Christians to its shores. They came as a people in covenant with You. They made a verbal and written formal covenant with You when they landed. That covenant still stands in Your eyes. You never forget covenants. You never break them. You mean what You say. You led them to write those words and You meant them to pray them and commit to them. When we move away from a covenant we make with You, it’s like there is a bend in our history. We need to straighten that out. Bent places are weakened places. Sin causes bent places. Sinful bents need straightened out. So, Lord, we call for the New England Believers to get in the gap and realign things in the Spirit. We will come alongside and help them. We will worship until heaven and earth line up! Correct our history, as we worship You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are calling New England to properly align with God’s original covenant for America!

Sep 2019

Division Breeds Rebellion

If the Church in America could ever get past the doctrinal issues which separate them and work together, we would be a formidable force in the nation. A religious spirit is at the root of that. Satan releases that spirit to keep us divided and so we’ll make things harder on ourselves. If we could ever get in unity and pray together and work together to expand God’s dream in this nation, we would experience true freedom and liberty.

Let’s go back to the garden. Eve saw that the fruit on the forbidden tree was desirable to make her wise. The word for desirable is “chamad”. What it means is “ungoverned desire” or “covet”. It is freedom or liberty without restraint. See, Adam and Eve were supposed to have always stayed under His government. When desire comes out from under God’s government, you have liberty with license. You end up losing your liberty, because you have refused to have a government over your liberty and that will land you in a bad ending. Think, “If I ignore the law and drink and drive, I’ll go to jail.” So, America has become a rebellious nation in some ways, because the people have begun to want liberty without restraint. God is saying, “I am trying to recapture a nation’s heart and I’m going to do that through a Third Great Awakening, so I can bring the people back under Me. Then, they can bring those desires back under My Lordship and we can get on to dreaming together as friends.”

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:11-14; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Say, “A new birth, a re-birth, is coming to America.”
  • Say, “Your Jacob nature, America, is going to be dealt with. You are once again going to say, ‘He is My God. He is not just the God of my daddy or my great granddaddy or my great-great-granddaddy. He’s my God!’” 
  • Command this nation to shift back into its original calling to send the Gospel to the nations. That was God’s dream.
  • Call for Him to come to Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the islands of the sea! Call for revival, renewal, and awakening!
  • Say, “Come back to this nation and arrest this nation from its prodigal ways and move us back to dreaming with You!”

A prayer you can pray:

We say, “A new birth, a re-birth, is coming. We say, “Your Jacob nature, America, is going to be dealt with. You are once again going to say, ‘He is My God. He is not just the God of my daddy or my great granddaddy or my great great granddaddy. He’s my God!’” You are going to do such a deep work in us that You can get on with The Dream. Not only are we going to see harvest, but we are going to see a shift in the heart of a nation again. We are also going to see a shift back into the calling of this nation to be a people you can dream through, and You will be able to use us even more to recapture the family all over the planet! You’re going to come to Asia. You’re coming to Europe. You’re coming to Africa. You are coming to the islands of the sea, to South America, to North America, because there is a huge harvest waiting for You! You are going to get the family back! So, Lord, we willing bow the knee at Penuel. We willingly bow the knee. We say, “Come back to this nation and arrest this nation from its prodigal ways and move us back to dreaming with You!” We humble ourselves before you, King Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is MY God and I am dreaming with Him for America’s destiny!

Sep 2019

God’s Covenantal Friends

I find it fascinating that God took Abraham on a journey where the places He took him helped to tell the story. The most significant place He took Abraham was Hebron. It was so significant that Abraham and Sarah are buried there. The picture meaning of Hebron, not the literal meaning, is “covenantal friendship”. In a covenant, you are all in. Everything you have belongs also to the other forever. This is not a contract. It is a relationship, a friendship. This is how marriage is meant to be. 

Adam and Eve are buried at Hebron. God didn’t just want to make people that could serve Him. God had wanted friends; covenantal friends that He could run with and dream with. He wanted an eternal family. I’m reminding us of all this, because sometimes we get in the fray of taking a nation back. We can forget that what God really wants for America, and especially the Church in America, is He wants us to be a nation of His friends in the earth. There’s a war on the earth over God’s dream. Satan is trying to stop it, but God won’t stop, and His friends, the Church, are helping Him do that.

“But you are my servant Israel, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the descendant of Abraham, my dear friend.” (Isaiah 41:8; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Desire to be the friend of God.
  • Consider looking up the words “friend”, “covenant”, and “relationship”. Let the revelation sink deep and spend a minute talking to God about this.
  • Friends of God have great influence with Him when they pray. Worship Him.
  • Pray that President Trump would become friends with the Lord.
  • Friends of God have great influence over the enemy. Intercede for the Church to know how to take authority over the enemy’s attacks against our families and  this nation.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we want to be your friends. We want to be those You share Your heart with, Your dreams with. We want to help You fulfill Your Dreams. We entered into an eternal covenant with You when we asked Jesus to be the Lord of our lives. You chose us and we chose You. You first loved us, then we responded to that love and we love You. You have changed our lives. You have given us life, and that abundantly. Make President Trump a friend of God and let him join us in defeating every one of America’s foes. We worship You and honor You. We exalt the name of Jesus. You don’t have to mantle us with influence, but You choose to. You have chosen to let Your Church in the earth partner with You to fulfill Your dreams. We want to be those, Lord. Help the Church know how to defeat the evil one in this generation. Raise up those that understand spiritual warfare to teach it and demonstrate it to the next generation. Give us miracles of biblical proportions. We are Yours, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We shall be called the friends of God and we will help God get His dream for America back!

Sep 2019

Will We Face Him or Face-to-Face Him?

Right before God wrestled with Jacob at Penuel and revealed Himself to Jacob, you still see Jacob’s manipulative nature at work. Right before God conquered him there and defeated that old nature, you find Jacob sending gifts out to try to appease Esau. “Appease is another form of the word “penuel”. It’s “panim” or “face”. The word “appease” came from the concept of getting in someone’s face with a gift or a way to persuade or appease them. God was intentional in using that specific word to describe what Jacob was doing, because God wanted us to see something. You are either going to try to make or manipulate your own way to resolve your problems, or you are going to lay it all down and get face to face with God over them. 

You can fix your problems, America, through laws and legislation, political parties and all the foolishness that goes on. You can do it that way, or you can lay it all down and get face to face with God until He changes us, so He can get on with the Dream. The political spirit is the panim spirit. It’s the spirit that tries to manipulate its way through control. God’s way is to lay all that down and He says, “Let me go to the root.” You won’t have to manipulate your way into a blessing. I’ll give you the blessing and we will dream together.

“The man said, ‘Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have struggled with God and with men, and you have won; so your name will be Israel.’ Jacob said, ‘I have seen God face-to-face, and I am still alive’; so he named the place Peniel.” (Genesis 32:28 and 30; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Spend some time thinking about the roots of our nation in light of the article above. Talk to God about the dream those colonists were carrying.
  • Think about how our founding fathers gave up everything to join their dram to God’s dream for America. Do you feel that way about America in this generation?
  • Identificationally repent for the turning of liberty into license in America. Pray about some of those things where we see a corporate “Jacob’s nature”. How are we, as Believers, addressing sin around us. Are we justifying it? Are we ignoring it? Or, are we passionately standing in the gap between what is and ought to be? Are we praying into the effects of the license our liberty has given way to culturally?
  • Cry out for God to take this nation back to Penuel! Cry out for face-to-face outpourings of the Holy Spirit. Cry out for God to turn our rebellious face-offs with Him into intimate friendships with Him. Cry out for holiness and revival!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, You brought us to Penuel. Our forefathers were brought to a place named after Penuel, Faneuil Hall in Boston, to seek Your face to birth a nation. You gave a dream to some upstart colonists. They allowed Your Dream to infiltrate their dream. The freedom, the blessing, the wealth, the prosperity, and the strength of this new nation could be used to be the voice of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. However, our liberty became license and now we live for things. We refuse to bow the knee, but You have Your ways. You are going to arrest this nation and You are going to redeem this nation, just like You did with that fallen nature in Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. You are bringing this nation back to Penuel. You are going to bring us to our encounter with the Living God and we are going to see You face to face. You are going to pour Your Spirit out on us, just like You did Jacob. We are going to recapture Your dream. We are going to run together and dream together. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Choose a face to face encounter with God, America!

Sep 2019

There is Serious Work to Do

Wherever you read in the Bible up until the birth of Christ, you are going to find a flawed nation and flawed people. Sometimes they were so flawed that they were, like the cultures around them, killing their children and sacrificing them to Baal, Asherah and Molech. Sometimes it got so bad that God would say, “I am going to have to get you completely out of this land, so I can clean it up and clean you up. But, I’m not giving up on my dream! I am still going to do what I said I was going to do. I’m going to have to do some serious work here, because you are a mess. I will do all that, because I am still not giving up on my dream.” 

I don’t care how far America has drifted from the dream God has for this nation. I don’t care how much we might have perverted the dream from the time He established this nation. It has become a selfish dream, even a perverted dream. That doesn’t disqualify us, because it’s not about us! It’s about Him and His purposes! He may get as rough with us as He needs to get with us. He’ll put in place whoever He wants to put in place. He’ll remove whomever He needs to remove. He’ll judge whatever He needs to judge, but you can be sure of this—Papa God is going to get His dream fulfilled.

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time.” (Romans 3:23-26; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Let’s intercede for President Trump today. He is a flawed human being, but he is God’s perfect choice for America right now. He is helping to facilitate the turning of the government of the nation to God’s original plans.
  • Pray for protection over President Trump. Pray against missteps.
  • Declare, “No weapon formed, no demonic strategy formed, is going to prosper against him.”
  • Ask God to give him wisdom from above; God’s own wisdom, even He has to bring it through the people He has placed in office around the president.
  • Pray for the staff. There are many Believers in the White House. Ask God to work a work of unity among them, so the president and all of his Cabinet can work together to make great God-pleasing advances.
  • Ask God to give us a Court that holds to the Constitution and Life for millions of babies.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, sometimes men of even good stature can make some pretty big mistakes. We pray for President Trump today. We pray that you would not allow the enemy to cause our president to make serious mistakes that will hurt this nation or harm Your plans for America. We pray that You would surround him with Your boundaries. Surround him with angels. Surround him with Your thoughts. I pray that he becomes so surrounded with Your thoughts that, whether he knows it or not, when he wakes up in the morning, he is thinking Your thoughts. When he goes into a meeting, he is thinking Your thoughts. We pray that You would protect him and his team, and every righteous leader in this nation. Surround President Trump and keep him from making wrong choices. If he starts to go down a wrong path, put somebody in the way to stop him and say, “This is not good.” We surround him right now with protective prayers. We say, “No weapon formed, no demonic strategy formed is going to prosper.” You are going to give him Your thoughts and Your wisdom. You are using him to reset some things in the nation. He is resetting the courts in America. He has put a strong pro-life Justice on the Supreme Court and we need more. We need strong constitutional justices – those that know and understand its importance, who will not rewrite it or legislate from the bench. Get your dream fulfilled through our generation, God, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

No weapon formed against President Trump will prosper!

Sep 2019

Living the American Dream

The American dream is not about you. It’s not about having houses and cars and material wealth. It’s not about having the free time to travel wherever you want to go or to hang out and barbeque with your friends and families on the weekend. None of those things is wrong. But, the Dream is God’s! 

Listen, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, New York, L.A. and Chicago! It’s not about your dream for America, either! All of your ideologies you spin, it’s not about that. You are at risk of being judged for turning men’s hearts away from God. He paid a tremendous price in the form of His Son in order to get His family back. He has a dream. He has a plan to get as many as possible back. He paid it all, so His dream could come to pass. We minimize and materialize and mess with that. 

We, even Christians, make up fantasy lives and strive to attain them without God. Our government leaders have tried to legislate immorality into this country and it has moved people away from their Heavenly Father. How do you think God feels about that? Our educators are trying to mess with our kids’ heads and thought processes, putting notions in them that lead them away from God to embrace ideologies that are destructive. Abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and things like accepting sexual perversions as normal—all these things and more keep people away from their loving Father. They threaten the fulfillment of His dream for America and for you!

“For I am the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt so that I would be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:45; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Check your life. Whose dream are you living? God’s, yours, or some fantasy dream life concocted by media? How about one taught to you by formal educators? Be honest! An adjustment might be needed. 
  • His dream for you fit within His overall dream for America may look different than the life you’re leading. Find His dream. Desire it!
  • Are you like the rich young ruler, sad that you may have to give up what you have? Trust Him! 
  • Are you living a life consecrated to God and His plans for you? Say, “Lord, bring me out of Egypt. Take Egypt out of me. Make me holy, even as You are holy. I want to fulfill Your plans for me.”
  • Intercede for one of the arenas of influence that influences you and your family most – government, education, business, religion, media, or arts and entertainment. How about the military, medicine, or finance? Call for God to invade these spaces with His Spirit and get His dream back. 

A prayer you can pray:

God, I am coming to You today, because I love you. I have known You a while, but I realize today that I am not always living for You. I love America and I love the American dream. It provides many benefits and the time to enjoy my life. I can work at whatever job I want to, get the education I want to, and enjoy my leisure time however I want to. However, You have a wonderful plan for my life, which fits right into Your eternal dream for humanity. Instead of seeking that out, I have just enjoyed my life. Maybe I have been afraid to let You be my Lord. Maybe I have thought it wouldn’t really matter. Maybe I have doubted eternity somewhere deep inside. Whatever the reason, I turn now and say, “Lord, bring me out of Egypt. Take Egypt out of me. Make me holy, even as You are holy. I want to fulfill Your plans for me.” Give me the words to pray for the areas of society that impact my life and the lives of my family members the most. [Intercede for one of the arenas of influence that influences you and your family most – government, education, business, religion, media, or arts and entertainment. How about the military, medicine, or finance?] God, come and make Yourself known in that arena of influence. Save the lost there. Empower the Believers. Let Your Kingdom come there, even as it is in heaven in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God will take Egypt out of us! He will impart holiness instead. He is going to get His family back!

Sep 2019

Jacob’s Nature was Changed – God’s Dream was Restored

Jacob had a unique encounter with God at Penuel. At Penuel, he wrestled with God and prevailed. At that place, God changed his name to Israel. Penuel or Phanuel means, “the face of God”. God got ahold of Jacob there. His twisted nature was wrestled out of him, so to speak, as he wrestled with God in that place called “the face of God”. The end result was God’s dream was restored. God had finally gotten a hold of the man in the line of the promise and His dream could now continue. 

Now, let’s look back at Jacob at Bethel. He ended up there when running for his life from Esau. He was still a conniver. Bethel means “house of God”. You can come into the house of God and never share His dream. You can be blessed of God and be rich, America, and never really share the Dream. You may be living “the dream”, but it’s not His Dream. You are living your own dream (Jacob). Jacob thought, “God, You said You were going to make me a great nation and give me lands and money. If you do, I’ll let You be my God. I’ll give You 10%, but this is about me!” 20 years later at a place called “the Face of God”, God showed him that it wasn’t just about him. It was about Him. Jacob finally had that life-changing moment as He beheld the face of God.

“And he said unto him, ‘What is thy name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ And he said, ‘Thy

name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for as a prince hast thou power

with God and with men, and hast prevailed.’ And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.’ And he said, ‘Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?’ And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Penuel; ‘for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.’” (Genesis 32:29, 30; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for church-attending Christians today. 
  • Ask God to give us encounters in our worship services that go beyond just occupying a seat in a sanctuary.
  • Press in for life-altering, face-to-face encounters with Him in our services today. 
  • Desire to see Him. Desire to wrestle with Him for what is needed in your life, but even more, want what He wants for you, your family and America!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, an encounter with Jesus is life-changing. It should be life-altering. Forgive me for wanting the benefits of relationship with You, but, like Jacob, wanting You to fit in my life my way. We are all so much like Jacob in America. The American Church is so busy trying to look like the world and be successful according to the world’s standards that we have lost Your Presence in Your House! Come and wrestle with us, God! Wrestle the pride and selfishness out of us. Wrestle with us until we see Your beautiful face. Change us. Change our nature and the course of our livees, so we are truly saved and can show You to our  families. We need to show You to a self-centered, lost nation! Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We must do more than meet God in His house. We must encounter Him face-to-face.

Sep 2019

Revealing the Brokenness

America is deeply divided. It’s not that we don’t know it is, but I don’t think we know how deeply divided it is. The ideologies of our citizenry are just about split 50-50 between those that consider themselves liberals and those that think of themselves as conservatives. Some of our beliefs are extreme opposites, such as those who believe in abortion on demand and those who choose life for mothers and the new lives within them. We have our thought-differences, however, there are likely more things we agree on! Most of all, we are a nation that primarily agrees that we should all find ways to get along, help each other, express kindness to each other, and respect one another’s uniqueness. We are going to need to take a strong stand in prayer and purposeful action to heal this nation.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Repent if you are harboring any ill will, anger or suspicion toward anyone, because they have a belief system different from yours. Jesus loves them.
  • Ask the Lord to heal this divided nation.
  • Pray for at least one person you know who thinks exactly the opposite of you. If they aren’t born again, pray for their salvation. Now, pray that Jesus will show you how to love them.
  • Go out of your way today to do something Christ-like for someone you don’t agree with philosophically. Get to know them deeper as a person and see if your life isn’t enriched by knowing them better.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, media shows us every day how divided the people of the United States are. Then it picks sides and throws fuel on the rifts, inflaming hate and fear among the people. Our differences are more glaring than I can ever remember! We seem to be getting further and further apart, but I know that is not Your will for us. Heal our divided nation, Lord! Please forgive us when we get angry with or even reject others when they don’t believe what we believe. That’s not how Jesus would handle things. Teach us how to show them the love of Christ. Teach us how to love those who are polar opposites to us. Deal with our fear and anger. Show us where these emotions are rooted in us or in our family lineage. Help us to live as Colossians 3:12 commands us. In Jesus’ healing Name, I pray. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Only God’s love and forgiveness flowing through His Church can unify America!

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