Give Him 15 Daily Prayer

Sep 2017

Insisting on Tragedy – What Are You Thinking?

Has anyone besides me noticed that there are Christians out there – including Bible-believing, Spirit-filled Believers – who are determined that something terrible is going to happen in this nation? I see Christian writers talking about how the protests are going to flare into national anarchy. I see social media posts filled with fear and doom. I have said it before and I will reiterate it here, “Who is your God?!” My God wins! My God wants to step in and undo the works and plans of the enemy. My God is a victorious conqueror that I can count on when I partner with Him in prayer! You can count on Him! Now, get on your knees and pray!

“The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8b; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Stating truth is not a problem. Determining that there’s nothing that can be done in prayer is. Repent if your faith is lacking.
  • Declare the scripture above three times with passion. Believe it?
  • Commit to filter everything you hear about danger to America through the filter of Who God is and how committed He is to this nation.
  • Defuse violence with your scriptural decrees. Command circumstances to line up with God’s perfect plan and purposes for the United States. Proclaim God’s goodness and mercy to this land.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, forgive me when I have gotten sucked into circumstances and forgotten who You are. Forgive me when I let my emotions run away from me and start to believe there are things that You cannot alter or interrupt. Thank you for correcting my thinking today. Of course, You can! (Read the scripture above 3 times with passion.) I will do my best to look at everything I see with eyes on what You can do to change it. Holy Spirit, speak Your will to me and Your decrees to me. Let’s defuse potential violence. Let’s speak peace to storms. Let’s partner in Kingdom-advancing activities, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Son of God came to destroy every work of the devil and He will do so in my America!

Sep 2017

Swayed By the Truth

People are swayed by what they hear. We can’t help it. It is the way we are wired. One verse in a children’s Sunday School song says, “Be careful little ears what you hear…for the Father up above is looking down in love, so be careful little ears what you hear.” The Bible says that we are to keep ourselves from hearing of bloodshed and strife. You know why? It’s because what we hear affects our emotions. We form opinions from how the words strike our soul. If not filtered through the Word of God, words can surely hurt us, and we will hurt others with our words. God would not have His people acting like those who don’t know Him. He wants our ears willed with Truth. We must be sure to fill our ears with Truth – from His Word and filtered through it. What is swaying you – truth or every other thing you hear?

“He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights.” (Isaiah 33:15-16a; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Repent if you fill your ears with news that makes you emotional on a daily basis.
  • Spend time in the Word today. Read Ephesians 1 out loud, so you hear it!
  • Look for the truth and the good news in the media today. Shut your ears today to any negative or emotionally-charged news and see how different you feel. You are honoring God as you do.
  • Tell the Lord you want to be swayed by the truth. Ask Him to show you where truth can be found.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive me for feeding my ears a diet of negative news. I can see the truth of how it affects me. I want to listen to You, Holy Spirit. I want Your words alone to sway me. I want to fill my mind and my heart with Your words. I will open Your Word and read it daily. I will read it out loud, so my ears hear it and my spirit is fed and my soul is comforted. Let me fast negative news today and see what a difference it makes in my life. Teach me to pray Your life-giving ways into the news that I hear reported in the future, so that I spiritually act, instead of fleshly react. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that I will be careful what my ears hear, so that I am swayed by God’s Truth and not man’s emotional reports in the future.

Aug 2017

Out With the Old, In With the New

When catastrophic events take place, many people’s worlds are turned upside down. It is very hard to make sense of what has happened. Invariably, some people will blame God. Many who know Christ will seek Him for comfort, grace, and strength. Sometimes, Believers will blame the enemy. We live in a fallen world and I don’t personally believe that God causes destruction. I do, however, believe that He can and does turn disastrous situations around for good. He says this in His Word. I think God is already taking the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and turning it into an opportunity. The hearts of His people are rising and they are becoming His hands and feet to their neighbors in need. Worship is taking place in shelters – honoring God and encouraging the downtrodden. Prayer is happening publicly everywhere – among first responders, other rescue workers, and in the shelters. Church members are being the Church in their communities. God is forming something new.

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28; WEB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Go find some pictures of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Try to put yourself in the situation tens of thousands are facing on the Gulf coast of Texas.
  • Intercede for those facing losses. Pray for family and friends you know or those your friends know. Pray for some of the strangers you see in the photos. Ask God to meet the greatest needs of their life right now – physical and spiritual.
  • Declare that God will sweep away the darkness and devastation and will give direction and fresh ideas to His people for spiritual and civic renewal.
  • Declare that racial unity, economic unity, and unity in the Body of Christ will be clearly seen.
  • Decide how you will help in some way. You are praying. Are you able to give? Here are a few good places to do so: Somebody Cares, Houston, Samaritan’s Purse, American Red Cross, CarterBloodCare or google local food banks along the coast from Corpus Christi east to Louisiana.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, as I look at the pictures on television or the internet that show Harvey’s devastation, deeply touch my heart with Your compassion. Help me to know how people feel and what it would be like not to know where food or water is coming from or where I would be able to get some sleep. Help me to feel what the handicapped are feeling, or young parents with small children, or pet owners who are forced to evacuate. Help me to connect with their losses. Help me to now pray with fervency for the turn-arounds they need in their lives. Give me passion to pray for salvations, miracle provision, and new beginnings. Use this situation to remove old blighted areas and spiritual atmospheres. Give new, fresh, creative ideas to Your Church for rebuilding and renewal. Heal divisions and let the unity be seen publicly, so the enemy’s mouthpieces are shut! Show me how to pray and how to give. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I declare that the Church will be the Church in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, and will bring glory and honor to God!

Aug 2017

Stay Focused!

We are living in a season in our nation’s history where emotion is running very high. Anger, frustration and fear are being fueled by the media and, especially, by social media venues. The enemy is keeping us distracted by outrageous news and fake news. We are running into blind alleys and down rabbit holes. We can’t correctly pray, because we are being pushed and pulled on emotionally. God would have us enter His Rest. He wants us to press in closely and quietly to Him, so He can show us what’s what, what to say, what to pray, and what to do. Fear is sin. It’s rooted in doubt and unbelief and a lack of knowledge of His loving care for us. If anger is driving our intercession, we can end up praying in direct opposition to what God actually wants to do. Don’t be driven by the devil. Calm down and stay focused on Christ, so He can lead us, guide us and direct us, Ekklesia!

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Repent if you have been one whose emotions are being driven by news stories, especially those posted on social media.
  • Hear the Lord tell you how loved and forgiven you are. Let His peace wash over you.
  • Worship Him!
  • In this calm place, ask Him what is on His heart to pray. Ask Him what His perspective is. Notice how calm He is about it when He discusses it with you.
  • Intercede for the army of God to enter His Rest, so that together we can calmly and with great faith defeat our nation’s foes.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive me for being tossed to and for by my emotions. I have gotten caught up in all the craziness that’s out there in the media. I have not been able to discern what’s true and not true in all the stories circulating on social media. I need Your perspective. Thank you for clearing my mind and heart. Thank you for forgiving me. This is one of the things I love about You! Help me get back on track and intercede out of this place of intimacy with You. Help me see things Your way, through Your Word. Give me the words to pray and decree from this place of rest in You. Let’s shift this nation in intercession, Lord! Let’s remove the enemy’s influence from America. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

In quietness and rest in Him, the Ekklesia will find the confidence and trust to secure the future of our nation through prayer and action!

Aug 2017

No Ordinary Hurricane

Never has a hurricane like Harvey hit the coast of Texas before. Flattening Rockport as it hit the coast, it has not yet stopped causing devastation. Those that felt safe initially are now finding themselves in the most dangerous position – massive rainfall and widespread flooding. The greater Houston area has thousands homeless, many of whom are dealing with food and water shortages. The news is reporting that it isn’t over yet. It’s hard to imagine that it could be worse. It is important at times like this to let Christ rise within us, and let His love and light shine though us as we pray and help in any way we can. The world is not just watching the drama unfold in Texas, they are watching to see what the Christian conservative response is going to be, as that is the state’s reputation.

“But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me.” (Luke 21:13; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for every person in need tonight. Ask God for grace and pray that help gets to where it is most needed.
  • Intercede for all of the hundreds of volunteers. There are local emergency responders, as well as hundreds coming from across Texas and from other states. Governor Abbott called out 12,000 National Guardsmen. Private citizens with trucks and boats have headed to the Gulf. Pastors have opened their churches and many other civic employees and local residents are helping in rescue efforts, as well.
  • Stand in the gap against violence, hate, crime, and other negative attitudes and actions.
  • Ask the Lord to pour His love and miracles out through His Church in the area. Pray that many who are lost would cry out for Jesus to save them in this time of tragedy. Pray that the two would come together.
  • Command the storm to dissipate in Jesus’ Name!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, there are so many in need across the Gulf Coast of Texas tonight. It is overwhelming to watch and even hard to know where to begin to pray. You can see it all and You are able to lead Your people to exactly where they are most needed today. I pray You would provide supernatural grace to the army of volunteers. Keep them safe as they help others to safety. Lord, I stand against demonic actions and attitudes in this crisis. Keep the area safe from criminal activities and any form of hatred and divisiveness. There is no room for that now. Let Your Church be examples of the Believers in every regard, loving and caring for the needs of others, helping in any way they can. I pray that the lost would see Jesus in Your people and ask how they can know Christ. Additionally, I command the storm to cease in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is able to turn the storms of life, such as Hurricane Harvey, into life-giving, life-changing moments where Christ’s love and care is clearly seen and where many come to know His deep, enduring love.

Aug 2017

Dream About a Leaky Camper

I have a friend, Matt Lockett, who had a dream just before the elections. In the dream, President Trump had won. Matt was in a camper with the President who was telling him how he had won the election. Matt knew that the camper represented Trump’s “camp” or administration. Trump went over to lay down on his bunk. A tremendous deluge came over the pillow right where the President’s head would be. His head refers to his authority and government. This massive leak looked like it was almost going to drown him. Then, something the eye could not see diverted the deluge and the leak could not destroy him. Never in a thousand years would I have believed that the number one thing the enemy would use to render the President ineffective to do what the nation needs right now would be leaks! Or, that people in his own camp would be trying to take him out.

“I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare that the leaks from inside the White House “camp” will be sealed up by the Lord.
  • Ask the Lord to give our President wisdom in his new choices for Cabinet members and staff.
  • Decree that any leakers that are still hidden will be found out and removed.
  • Ask God to help the Ekklesia stay focused and not go on spiritual “witch hunts”. There is a lot of emotion driving intercession right now. Emotion keeps us from seeing and hearing clearly. It keeps us earth bound.
  • Intercede for President Trump’s court appointments to go forward without hindrance. Even let the leaking be a distraction to the media, so our President can get these appointments made.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, it appears that You have placed President Trump in office to shift the courts and get rid of an ingrown political system. Give us a fresh start. Give our President wisdom to make right choices. Give him the right people around him. There’s been a little trial and error, but we know You can step in and show him who he needs on his team, if he will seek You about this. Help the Ekklesia to keep our focus on what You are saying right now, as well. We declare that the leaks will be plugged up! The number one legacy of this president is likely to be his emphasis on placing the right judges on our courts. There has been no group of people in America that have allowed more spiritual poison into America than the judicial system. Help this President out, Lord, so he can shift the courts and shift the political system, while You bring revival to America and shift the moral climate! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the leaking from the White House will stop and President Trump will be able to do what God has placed him in office to accomplish!

Aug 2017

Engaging in the Spiritual Air War

We are going to engage in the air war. We are going to be the spiritual air force. We are going to operate in the air superiority that He has given us and we are going to enforce the victory of Jesus over the powers of darkness that have been ruling this nation. We are going to pray for our government. I have never seen anything in my lifetime that even resembles what is happening in our nation right now. Everything our President says verbally or “tweeted” is being criticized. Everything he says is being twisted and excerpted to fit a demonic narrative from the left to make him appear incompetent. It has come to a point now where our own intelligence service is capturing and leaking conversations between our President and other heads of nations. The goal of all of this is to render President Trump ineffective and unable to govern.

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for our nation in general today. Pray that God would save our divided America.
  • Pray for President Trump. Pray that he would seek God and rely more and more on Him to direct his course and his words.
  • Command the demonic forces controlling the airwaves to be still! Pray that their tactics and sources would be fully exposed.
  • Command Christ’s light and truth to penetrate the darkness in our nation’s governmental halls. Intercede for the revealing of each one who is in government service and is undermining the President. Declare that they will be found out and removed from their positions quickly!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I bring the United States of America before You today. Lord, save this nation, which is shattering into many factions. I know this grieves You, as Your heart is the opposite of this. I pray for President Trump, who is in the cross-hairs of the demonic forces looking to control this nation – those who want to take it down a path of deep spiritual darkness. I command those demonic forces to give up their secrets. I decree that those they control, together with their plans, will be fully exposed to public view! Light, separate the darkness! Truth, penetrate the atmosphere! May all who are found to be a part of this undermining of the President be removed from their positions swiftly, and may the fear of the Lord fall on all of those left in their governmental positions. In Jesus’ mighty Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Lord is going to sweep through the highest levels of the U.S. government, exposing and causing to be removed all of those that are undermining the President and the government.

Aug 2017

Spiritual Warfare Strategy Hidden in Ephesians

One day in my prayer time the Lord asked me to read the five verses in the book of Ephesians which talk about activity in the spirit realm and the heavenly places. He asked me to read them consecutively without the verses in between. I discovered they are connected and consecutive. Here they are:

“Blessed be the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Which He brought about in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places. And raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the Church to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians, 1:3, 1:20, 2:6, 3:10 and 6:12; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Acknowledge God as the One that rules from the heavenly places.
  • Thank Him for the blessings He gives us through Christ, whom He raised from the dead.
  • See yourself positioned with Christ in the heavenly places.
  • Understand that rulers and authorities in the heavenly places see that you and the rest of the Ekklesia are seated there!
  • Comprehend that the enemy knows your authority from that heavenly vantage place and they are terrified that you will exercise the authority you have!

A prayer you can pray:

Father God, maker of the heavens and the One that rules from the heavenly places, I love You! You have given me all that I need through Christ, so that I may be together with You always. I get to rule with You daily from the vantage point of being seated with You in the heavenly realm. Oh, that I would not forget this place. May I see how upset the enemy is seeing the Church here. Keep teaching the Ekklesia how to war against our ancient foe from this place in the heavenly places with You. If we get this, we will be victorious over and over and over again! Hallelujah! Amen!

Today’s decree:

I am seated with Christ in the heavenly places and the enemy sees that from this place I will be victorious over Him!

Aug 2017

Air Superiority

I hear the Lord saying He is giving us “air superiority” to deal with the ruling spirit over the nation that is trying to strangle the life out of this nation. The spirit is also trying to mangle the life of this nation. He is saying we can now take out these ruling spirits because of the air power you have in the heavenly realm. Exodus 17 is a good picture of warfare in the heavens as it works together with the ground forces. This passage is about when the Israelites are facing the Amalekites. God gave Moses a very specific and unusual battle plan. He told Moses to go to the high place and hold up the rod of authority. Joshua was to go down to the battlefield. Moses had the air superiority to allow Joshua to take the ground. Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up. His ability to hold the authority of God up in the air is what gave Joshua the ability to defeat the enemy on the ground.

“The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, ‘Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.’ As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.” (Exodus 17:8-9,11-13; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord how to intercede to defeat Leviathan as he operates in the airwaves, twisting truth and wreaking confusion and division in the earth.
  • Boldly ask God for the spoils of spiritual warfare. We are not fighting expecting nothing in return.
  • Ask God what your spiritual battlefield looks like. Who is working on the ground that you can battle in the heavenlies for – a President, a Congressman, a family member, a business owner, someone in the military?
  • Determine to walk in unity with the brethren. Repent and forgive and keep going. Hold up each others’ arms.

A prayer you can pray:

God, show us how to break the back of Leviathan in intercession – in the air waves where he works. Then, we can get the spoils. We will look for victory over abortion as we defeat the enemy over the court system. We are going to see the harvest we are looking for once there has been enough victory in the atmosphere, as we intercede for the lost. We must persist and not grow weary. We must work together, Church, to keep it up around the clock, and not let the enemy take any ground back! Let’s work to get the air superiority over our ancient foe, so that we begin to see the earth realm give up its spiritual treasures in darkness. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God has given us the keys to use His spiritual authority to gain air superiority in intercession, so that the spiritual ground wars can be won.

Aug 2017

Dealing With Leviathan

This nation is dealing with a Leviathan spirit. This entity is known for the severe twisting of the truth, resulting in destruction of reputations and organizations. The media is where the primary expression of this spirit is often seen. The Native Americans used to effectively battle natural leviathans – crocodiles and alligators that twist and turn to drown their prey. They would cut down a pine sapling, remove the branches, and sharpen one end into a spear. They would run at a gator and watch as its strength would become its weakness. The beast would open its mouth up as wide as it could, thinking it would swallow up the spear. But, the natives would ram that spear right down its throat, rendering it helpless, and it would eventually die.

“In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.” (Isaiah 27:1; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Father to show you where Leviathan is at work in the media. (Do not think you know!) Ask Him to show you what is truth and what are lies.
  • Research things you see and read about. Do not take everything at face value and do not react emotionally before you discover the truth!
  • Choose love over hate and unity over divisiveness.
  • Speak truth wherever possible. Speak it into the atmosphere by praying out loud. Read the Word of God out loud.
  • Write to those in the media about truth you have found. Encourage them to check it out for themselves. Pray for them to discover the truth. Perhaps you can turn that person into a truth-teller.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, teach us how to battle Leviathan at a supernatural level. Teach us to war against this behemoth in the spirit. We are living through days where we are watching the manifestation of this spirit in the media. The truth is being twisted and manipulated this way and that in an effort to cause people to react, to hate, and to divide from one another. Put the spear of intercession in our hands and show us how to use it to bring this enemy of America and our culture down! We stand strong together and shut the accuser’s mouth by turning the Truth back upon the one twisting it for their own agenda. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Church will learn to use the spear of intercession and Truth to turn back the lying Leviathan spirit from America.

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