Give Him 15 Daily Prayer

Aug 2019

A Heart Like Caleb’s

It takes a “Caleb heart” to capture strongholds. He was a man of faith that the Bible says followed the Lord fully. He cared about the reputation of the Lord and about covenant. He cared about what God had done in previous generations. He cared more about these things than his own well-being. Caleb said, “I will not rest until I take that city.” What God is looking for is a remnant of Believers with the heart of Caleb. They will care more about the cause of Christ and the destiny of their cities and nation than their own reputations, their own churches, and their own ministries. God wants someone that will say, “I will take this city!” God will liberate it when they pray. 

Do not wait for a majority of Believers to engage with you. You don’t need the majority of the Church to liberate your city from the strongholds keeping it in bondage. The majority of the Church will benefit. They are going to get to eat of the fruit of the land. They are going to take part in the harvest. It will benefit whole regions, but it will not be a majority that takes out the giants. God doesn’t need a majority.   

“Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Say, “We are a Caleb company! We are conquerors, who are willing and more than able to take the land!”
  • Declare, “This is the year to tear down, dismantle and pull down every stronghold of the enemy in our land.”
  • Tell the Lord, “We want this city (name your city). We will partner with those you show us, but we don’t need a large company. We don’t need all the pastors in unity. We just need faith-filled Believers.”
  • Decide to seek embrace the Word of the Lord more seriously for the rest of this year. Read the Bible. Pray in passages of scripture. Ask the Lord for scriptures from the Word of God to use as a sword to bring the strongholds down!
  • Adore the Lamb. Take communion, if you have elements available.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we stand before You now. We say, “We are a Caleb company. We are willing to take the land. We are well able to take the land. We are more than conquerers. We overwhelmingly conquer.” We echo Your words, “This is a year to tear down, to dismantle, to pull down.” We are going to exalt who You are. We are going to take back the city and make it a place of covenantal friendship. We are going to seek the Word of the Lord. We are going to seek the fire of God. We are going to see miracles come to this region. We are going to see revival come to this nation, in Jesus’ name, amen. We agree that there are enough of us. There are more than enough. There are more than enough to take out the strongholds that are in this area. We rise up in faith. We won’t look at the numbers. We won’t consider how long the strongholds have existed. We’re not going to look at how deeply they are entrenched. We are going to look at You. We are going to look at the blood of the Lamb. We are going to look at Your Name, Jesus. 

Today’s decree:

Filled with faith and with our eyes fixed on Jesus, we will return our cities to places of covenantal friendship with God.

Aug 2019

Caleb and the Giants

There is a very significant city in Israel, named Hebron. It is one of the most important cities in the promised land. Many of the Patriarchs in Israeli history are buried there. Abraham and Sarah are buried there. The word, “Hebron” means “covenantal friendship”. Between the time of Abraham and Joshua, the greatest giant in all the land had captured Hebron. He wanted Hebron, because it was the highest city in all the land. So, symbolically, it represented the highest place of authority. He conquered the city and renamed it after himself—Kiriath Arbah, which means “the city of Arbah”. 

Listen carefully. When you give place to the underworld, they can come to the upper world. They will ascend to the high place of authority in that place. 

Caleb went into the land as one of the 12 spies that Joshua sent into the Promised Land. He was filled with righteous indignation. He looked up to the place that used to be Hebron, but which was now ruled by the greatest giant. That was the place that once represented covenant friendship with God. He looked at it and said, “I want that city right there. I want to take that land and I’m willing to take down the biggest giant!” Caleb did capture that city, and defeated Arbah and his three sons. 

“Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities were large and fortified, but, with the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.” (Joshua 14:12; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “Lord, give me (name your city, school, neighborhood, or other giant-controlled place.)”
  • Say, “I am aware that there are giants entrenched in the land, but with You helping me, I will drive them out, just as You show me how to.”
  • Bring any sense of fear, inadequacy, or insecurity to Him, so He can show you who you are, and how He will fight for you and through you to defeat the giants in your territory. 
  • Decree, “I want this city right here. I want to take this land and I’m willing to take down the biggest giant, so this place can glorify the Lord Jesus!” 

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, Caleb knew the history of the place He was standing in front of. He knew how the enemy had hated it being a place that honored You, so giants moved in. The good news is that Caleb decided it really was ground that belonged to the Lord and he would take it back! Give me my (place where giants are that you are claiming. This can be a city, school, neighborhood or other place.) I see the giants there and I see the effect they are having on this place. They have turned it from a place that could glorify God into an unholy, even destructive place. Give me the faith of Caleb, so I can remove the giants from the land. Show me who I am and show me how You see me, so any insecurity or fear will fall away. Show me what You wanted for this place. Show me what You intend for this place. What is Your dream or vision? I want to see this place glorify You, Jesus. Let’s go get those giants out of there! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are a Caleb company and we will remove the giants and take back the nation for the Glory of God!

Aug 2019

Taking Out the Giants

Chuck and I agree that the cities with the strongest strongholds in America are Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit. We believe Chicago is number 1. That is not a negative reflection on Believers in these cities or that the Church there has failed. It means that the enemy sees what God is planning to do in these places and is working hard to prevent it. He has, therefore, set up strongholds there. There has to be a reason, for example, that Chicago has become the greatest stronghold of death in the nation. 

God has recently taken me back to the story of Caleb and his victory over the giants in Canaan. Have you ever heard of Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai? How about Arbah? The Old Testament tells us that Arbah was the greatest of all the giants. He was the father of the race of the giants. He had three sons: Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, who were also giants. We don’t know who these three were other than that. They were not that big of a deal to God. Even though they were giants that ruled the land, they were not that powerful. Caleb had no problem taking out those giants. 

The size of the giants are not the issue. How long the giants have ruled is not the issue. The only issue is, “Will the people of God obey Him and respond in faith to what God says?” When we do, it is not that hard to take out giants. God can liberate our cities! The giants are no match for HIm!  

“They advanced against the Canaanites living in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath Arba) and defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai.” (Judges 1:10; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read Joshua 14:6-15 where Caleb asks Joshua to give him the mountain where Kiriath-Arbah was, so he can drive the giants out of the land God was giving Israel. Let your faith rise up.
  • Caleb was easily successful, because he “wholly followed the Lord.” Recommit yourself to be fully obedient to the Lord.
  • Choose one of these cities, look up their most current needs, and intercede for them, calling forth the opposite of what you see: Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Call forth Life in place of death, for example.
  • Ask God to expose the giants in these key stronghold cities.
  • Declare that the giants rooted there, which are affecting the entire nation, will be uprooted and replaced with God’s Presence and plans.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, as I read about Caleb’s request and his faith to overcome the giants in the land, let my faith arise. Let me believe what Dutch is saying. I can route the giants in my territory, whether that’s my neighborhood, my city or my nation. I must simply follow You completely. I love You, Lord. I am Yours and You are mine. Let me hear Your voice and follow your instructions. Let faith rise up in me and overcome every giant. This is not impossible for You. You simply want a clean and willing vessel to use. Clean me up. Use me. Show me how to pray over Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and/or Detroit. The prophets say spiritual strongmen are ruling from these places. I certainly see evidence of that! Expose the giants in these places. Set our nation free! I believe Your Church can pray and remove them, if we are careful to humbly pray Your way. We declare that the giants rooted in these cities will be uprooted and replaced with Your plans and with Your Presence. How we will worship You! Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Through our obedience to the Lord’s plans, we will take out the giants in our land!

Aug 2019

Contending From and Not For

“A couple of years ago, as we were praying in the State Capital Building in Austin, Texas, the Lord released a powerful revelation to us.  He declared that we were no longer contending for this place. We were now, in Him, contending from the capital.  This was a major shift, as the Lord was anointing us for authoritative and declaratory prayers that would change the atmosphere of our capital, our capital city, our state and our nation.

“During a phone conversation with two of our state intercessory leaders, the Lord revealed another aspect. First, as we continue to move in this new position of contending from a place rather than contending for, we will see the force of evil intensify. This had been prophesied at our annual prayer network retreat. Evil will rise up to contend with us. This evil was demonstrated through the terrorist act of death through the El Paso shooting.

“Second, there is a clear, distinguishable line that is being drawn between what is right and wrong, just and unjust, and between life and death. The Lord kept speaking to us that we can’t have a spirit of compromise or of getting along for the sake of getting along. We can’t compromise with darkness, the antichrist spirit, Jezebel, Baal, or any other lifeless structure. 

“God’s government must and will, through us, penetrate and influence natural government. Remember, whether it’s Washington, D.C. or Austin, what is decided there is not the root, but the fruit. We must call forth the righteousness and justice that are seeded into the foundation of God’s throne.” (Tom Schlueter)*

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer*:

  •  Step into God’s presence and seek His face and heart.
  • You are seated with Him. Listen to what He is decreeing over your city, state and nation.
  • Fully receive your commission and anointing to now contend from Your position in Him.
  • Disarm and dismantle the structures that are rising up in contention against the work of God.
  • Decree that darkness, death, confusion, and that which is unjust will be stopped.
  • Recognize that failure is not an option.
  • As you dismantle the darkness, speak forth blessing, life, righteousness, hope, justice and grace in its place.

A prayer you can pray*:

Lord, the foundations of our states and nation are rooted into the foundation stones of Your throne. They are rooted in righteousness and justice.  I declare that we are built on the covenant promises of God. I declare Your Lordship over my city, my state, and my nation. I decree that Your life and light will penetrate every dark structure and expose every plot and scheme that is attempting to rise up in contention against the manifestations of Your kingdom and will. I recommit my life to You, Lord, and I will not fall prey to compromise.  I will not get along to get along. I will not negotiate with darkness, the antichrist spirit, Jezebel, Baal, or any other lifeless structure. I call forth the righteousness and justice that are seeded into the foundation of God’s throne. Let those seeds bear the true fruit of Your kingdom. Lord Jesus, thank You for this new mantle of authority.  Thank You that You have shifted me from “contending for” to “contending from.” I praise You and You alone. I open my ears to hear Your Word. And now let Your word go forth, as I decree it. Amen.

Today’s decree*:

I decree that Your life and light, Lord, will penetrate every dark structure and expose every plot and scheme that is attempting to rise up in contention against the manifestations of Your kingdom and will.

*Learn more about Tom Schlueter here.

Aug 2019

  Pray Today for Heartbeat Bills to Pass!

From Janet Porter, author of the original Ohio Heartbeat Bill:

“Just a quick note of update…The effort to keep hearts beating is going strong! Pastor Corey Shankleton, who helped us pass the Ohio Heartbeat Bill, has moved to Michigan and is leading their effort. I traveled with him throughout Michigan speaking to churches, pro-life groups, and houses of prayer (video here). God is moving! People were coming forward crying, saying ‘I have prayed for this day to come.’ The opportunity to end abortion for which we have prayed is HERE.  

“I’ll be testifying for the Tennessee Heartbeat Bill today. If both Michigan and Tennessee pass Heartbeat Laws, then EVERY state in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will have done so—sending a very strong message to the Supreme Court to take up and review our law and reexamine Roe v Wade.” (Janet Porter)    

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.” (Deuteronomy 30:15-16; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Janet Porter started this journey nine years ago. Bless her for standing strong and tirelessly in this long battle.
  • The Heartbeat Bill states that abortion cannot occur when there is a detectable heartbeat. While we know that life begins at conception, this is a huge step forward that will stop 95% of abortions. “When the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected.” Thank the Lord and pray that many states will adopt this pro-life legislation.
  • The Heartbeat Bill requires that doctors must test for a fetal heartbeat. Intercede for every Heartbeat Bill coming up. Begin with Tennessee and Michigan.
  • If there is a heartbeat, the woman must be informed. Declare that Planned Parenthood and similar organizations will not be able to withhold information any longer about a woman’s unborn child.
  • It requires protection of babies. Abortion cannot occur or a felony will be committed. Praise God for the ending of abortion in America!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we bless Janet Porter for her bold stand and tireless journey to see Heartbeat Bills passed in as many states as possible. Bless Ohio for taking the lead. We ask You to grace Janet and those working with her to continue to take this message from state to state, until as many as possible will pass this simple legislation. Even the unsaved are agreeing with the measurement that a baby should live if its heartbeat is detected. It crosses even political lines. When a heartbeat is detected, a baby is protected! Science says a heartbeat is the presence of life, so let the legislation pass! Let state after state after state pass this legislation. We especially pray for Tennessee, who is considering it this week, and Michigan, considering it soon. We say that women will no longer have information about their baby’s life withheld from them any longer! Let the truth be known! God, we praise You for the ending of abortion in America! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Heartbeat Bill will continue to be passed in state after state, right now in Tennessee and Michigan!

Learn more about Janet Porter here.

Aug 2019

Defining the War Over Chicago

“Chicago is very important. We watch Chicago to see how the entire Midwest region moves with God. Chicago is the most incredible stronghold in America, but it’s key for the future of this nation. That’s why there’s been such a war over it. We need to see how the demonic spirit is working in Chicago. We see the fruit of it. We read about it in the paper. We see families traumatized by what happens in Chicago. We see how the darkness there even affects the nation. There’s a spiritual war there that has to be torn down so the great harvest can be released.

“The Lord showed me that Abaddon and Apollyon operate from Chicago and affect the nation from there. Their names mean, ‘Destroyer and Destruction.’ These are ancient spirits, but they are latter day spirits. They are forces that must be dealt with. They are spirits that Jesus faced when He descended to deal with death, hell and the grave. They are underworld spirits that must have a right to work with spirits in society. They can only rule when the Church is not enforcing the Kingdom. Underworld spirits are blocked until we give them access. There is no city in America where these spirits are more active. What is active in the spirit manifests in Chicago.” (Chuck Pierce)

“Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts!” (Proverbs 15:11; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Acknowledge the reality of the death and destruction in Chicago.
  • Ask the Lord to intervene.
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ to realize they must repent of old and current generational iniquitous alignments.
  • Say, “Jesus, You hold the keys of death, hell, and the grave. You gave Your Church the right to use them, so we will. We will use them, so the enemy can’t.”
  • Intercede for the apostolic leadership in the Chicago area to lead the Ekklesia there to fully and completely uproot and tear down the iniquitous structures there.
  • Declare, “The death and destruction in Chicago are coming to an end! It’s Chicago’s time!”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, there are some bad things going on in Chicago. We can define it and we see the demonic activity. We want to stop it. We don’t want to become hardened or complacent. We are seeing innocent people being killed. Spiritual forces are wreaking havoc in the earth realm. Lord, You hold the keys to death, hell, and the grave. You have given us, the Church, Your right to use them. If we don’t use them, death, hell, and the grave will. What has been released through iniquity and partnership of people, especially His people,  with demonic spirits, is manifesting in Chicago. You are ready for these spirits to be uprooted and torn down. You are ready to deal with the roots that have operated and controlled Chicago. Lord, You say to the spirits of Abaddon and Apollyon, “Your days of rule in Chicago are coming to an end. It’s Chicago’s time! It’s the time for the Midwest USA.” Where it has been known as the place of destruction, You say, “That’s coming to an end!” In the mighty and powerful, transforming Name of Jesus, amen!

Today’s decree:

It’s Chicago’s time! This season is the end of the destruction by the spirits that have ruled there!

Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.

Aug 2019

Realigning Chicago, the Place Where the Spirit of Violence is Rooted

“First of all, I love Chicago. Chicago has a lot of conflict stirring over it. There is a lot of redemptive purpose there for the future. Chicago is the key to the Midwest USA. There are spokes coming into Chicago. The Spirit of God is creating new highways into the hub. There is a moment of alignment coming. It is a moment when heaven and earth align and heaven begins to empower the Church. When the empowerment comes, what’s been in ashes and rubble begins to re-form. Everything was once in chaos, but God spoke into the chaos and re-formed it. Chicago has been in ashes and chaos, but God is realigning things.

“This last decade for the Church has been about establishing a new apostolic authority. A new apostolic mantle has been forming. Psalm 102 says, ‘The heavens even change and shed themselves like an old mantle.’ Understand, God is sovereign and there are times where He changes the heavens over an area. God is right now changing the heavens over Chicago. He’s not just trying to transform the city of Chicago. The heavens are transforming over Chicago. Now, we can pull the transformation into the earth realm. God has a determined time for transformation. The next thing that happens is that God builds a new foundation. That new foundation will have God’s order in it. So, what we couldn’t create or accomplish in the last season, we can build in this season. We are not building the Church in this season. We’re unlocking the Kingdom. The Kingdom of God is not built. It is within us. We carry it, and expand it when we release it. When the foundation’s reset, we will be able to build the Church again.” (Chuck Pierce) 

“When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.” (Matthew 16:2-3; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • “See” what God is doing in Chicago. Be not dismayed. Separate out what you see in the natural and what the prophets say is occuring. The enemy is angry, but he must leave.
  • Praise God for the apostolic work and alignment that has been taking place as the apostolic authority in Chicago has moved forward there.
  • Call for the ashes and rubble, violence and chaos in Chicago to settle into how God is re-forming that territory.
  • From a place of faith, worship the Lord over the foundation being reset in Chicago that will impact the entire nation. 
  • If you live in the radius around Chicago along one of the “spokes”, consider seeking the Lord about going in there, and aligning with the apostolic work there.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, open our eyes to see what You have been doing. We must trust Your process. When we don’t know Your ways fully, we see one thing and assume things do not line up with what You are doing. You are at work. You have been causing Your Church to align apostolically with Your plans and purposes. You have sent in apostolically-aligned troops from across the nation and Midwest. You have sent them in, because this reformation of Chicago will affect the whole nation. We praise You for the work of Your hands! We call for the results to manifest. Let the ashes and rubble and violence and chaos in Chicago settle down now. Let it settle right into God’s plans and purposes. Let it become fertilizer for the great harvest that is coming from the Midwest USA. We worship You over all of this, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Chicago will be a sign and a wonder in the nation, as God resets it for Kingdom expansion!

Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.

Aug 2019

Say to the Worthy One, “Come!”

There was a sound heard in Jesus’ day, but men couldn’t identify the sound and they missed it. They heard the sound of John the Baptist. They heard the voice crying out, but they couldn’t get it. You have to hear the sound of the Spirit. You have to hear the voice of God saying, “Come to Me!” You must hear Him. You must hear the sound of heaven drawing you. You must hear the sound of His Presence. You must get to the place where nothing matters, but the voice, the sound. You must get there. It must drown out all other sounds in your life – all the cares, all of your other desires, all of your passions. Everything else has to be brought down to where the loudest thing you hear is His voice, saying, “Come, come, come!” 

“As you bring forth the sound of heaven,” says the Lord, “I will be able to fill the atmosphere. It will not be what you say. It will be who you are! You will no longer wonder what it means not to be able to minister or to move because of the weighty Presence. You will know my weighty Presence,” He says. “You will know My Glory.” 

“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ Let those who hear this say, ‘Come!’ Let those who are thirsty come! Let those who want the water of life take it as a gift.” (Revelation 22:17; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • You must ask Him to come.
  • You must create an atmosphere for His Spirit. 
  • You must give Him worth!
  • You must value Him above your next breath.
  • You must cry out until the sound of heaven reaches Earth. You must cry out until your voices are one with His. You must cry. You must cry. You must cry out for Him!

A prayer you can pray:

Come! Come! You must come to us, God! You must come! We must have You! Spirit of God, come. We plead with You. Come. Let the voice of many waters be heard in this place. Come and build a house for Your Glory. Let us hear the sound of heaven. Come! Holy Spirit, come into this place with fire. Fill the atmosphere! Worthy One, come. You are worthy. You, alone, are worthy. We exalt Your Name and say, only You are worthy of our worship, Lord. Come. How can we live without You? You are the One that gives us breath and life. We can’t even worship You without Your Holy Spirit giving us the breath to do so! We don’t want anything but You. Come to us! Come to us! We will cry out for You! We will not stop until we have You! We must have Your Presence, Jesus. Sweet Jesus. Sweet, sweet Lord and Savior, come. Come in the power of Your Holy Spirit. Come to us. Come, come come. In Jesus’ magnificent Name, come. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will not stop crying out for His Presence in this nation until He has filled it with His Glory!

Aug 2019

Praying Through Unthinkable Tragedies

“​The massacres in El Paso and Dayton [and also recently, in Gilroy, CA] are unthinkable tragedies for the victims, their families, and America. But they are snapshots of what happens in a nation when the ‘foundations are destroyed’ (Psalm 11:3). Having been built upon biblical morality and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, America has progressively departed from God, removed Him from every sphere of culture, and replaced Him with secularism that leads to death (Proverbs 14:12). The culture’s reaction to faith following an earlier shooting illustrates that even prayer is being mocked in an increasingly secular society. But prayer is definitely part of the answer, and giving God His proper place in our lives and in every sphere of society is essential.

​Biblically speaking, when tragedy strikes, the first line of action is prayer! Even if it is a short cry, ‘God, please help!’ ‘Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me’ (Ps 50:15; see also: Ps 55:16; 86:7; 91:15; 118:5; and the warning: Prov 1:22-33). America is in deep trouble. Gun control is not the answer! Turning to God as a people is. So is bringing up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph 6:4); preaching the whole counsel of God from our pulpits without fear of controversy or rejection (2 Tim 4:1-4); educating our children, high school, and college students from a clear, unequivocal biblical worldview (like the education our Forefathers received); public insistence that leaders in every sphere of cultural influence (churches, families, government, education, entertainment, the media, business — see brief video by Os Hillman) promote God and righteousness and refrain from practicing or approving anything God declares to be evil (Dt 28: all). It is electing and appointing God-fearing men and women to public office and positions of leadership who possess and demonstrate biblical knowledge and wisdom. It is choosing those who lead clean lives that affirm their profession of faith. Only such will curb the proliferation of evil we are seeing. Taking away people’s freedoms and right to self-defense by compromising or abolishing the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would only serve to accommodate future tyranny. Ultimately, we must pray, pray, pray (2 Chr 7:14; Is 56:7; 1 Tim 2:1-8). (Tasteful videos and scripts give glimpse into the lives of the victims in El Paso and of the victims in Dayton.)

Evangelical and governmental leaders concur that the root causes of the (recent) massacres have to do with the sickness that lies within the American soul. Southern Evangelical Seminary President Dr. Richard Land said: ‘[G]un control is too simple an answer. It is analogous to putting a Band-Aid on a severed artery.’ As he notes, these mass shootings are symptoms and eruptions telling us that there is a subterranean river of spiritual and emotional slime running underneath our society. They are problems of the heart and they are problems of the soul: ‘Fatherlessness, the failure of our inner cities, racism, identity politics … the mindless glorification of violence in our media and entertainment industry … the systematic disrespect and mocking of police officers…’ He says it’s up to Christians and the church to lead the way!’” (Rev. Pierre Bynum)

We must pray and see the Lord intervene for us.

“​For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.” (2 Thessalonians 2:7; NIV)

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord, make your mercy and grace known to the individuals, families, and communities of El Paso and Dayton, the victims of these senseless and evil massacres. Lord, only you can give the comfort they need in this dark and difficult hour and the help they need in the days, weeks, and years ahead. Heal the wounded! Salve their spirits, minds, and souls. Draw them to yourself in this moment of desperate sorrow, confusion, and weakness. Grant them the peace only you can give. And help your people aggressively to pray, to consecrate themselves to you, and to labor to see America transformed by turning wholeheartedly to you! Draw us to yourself, who alone can save and heal our land. Guide our leaders, Lord. Do not allow opportunistic and evil politics to make use of this tragedy. Rather, grant our elected leaders repentance to understand that the hatred and anger that they display every day has had its own role in producing division and violence. Grant us repentance, O God! (Ex 32:29; 2 Kgs 21:16; 24:3-4; Is 31:4; 40:1; 64:1; Jonah 3:5; Mt 5:22; Jn 6:44; 14:16; Ro 12:1-2; 2 Cor 12:9

“Lord, while politicians attempt to fix what they cannot fix, let the body of Christ arise to do what must be done: evangelize our communities, speak the truth in love in the public square that will correct godless ideologies that can only make things worse, seek to provide mentors for fatherless boys, and promote the virtues of marriage and intact families. (Eph 4:14-16; 2 Th 3:1-3; 1 Tim 6:20; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Tim 4:1-4; 1 Peter 2:13-16)” Thank you, Jesus, for all of these things, amen.

Today’s decree:

God will answer us and heal our land, as we pray and give the Lord His proper place in our lives and culture!

Learn more about Rev. Pierre Bynum and the Family Research Council here.
Reprinted in part with permission.

Aug 2019

Building a Wall of Fire Around Your City!

“In the wake of more mass shootings in cities across the nation, there is a rising anxiety and uncertainty among many, wondering if anyone is truly safe. Big city violence is now coming to small, rural towns and fears are mounting. Whether these attacks come from terrorists, home-grown criminals, or desperate prodigals with a point to prove, violence is on the rise. But, now is the not the time to give in to this fear! Rather, we must press into prayer and raise up even more local prayer watches to blanket our cities with intercession.

The powers of the air recognize that the prayers of the saints have been getting through to the throne! Our intercession has been filling the bowls and stirring heaven to come to the earth and the enemy knows it. The reality is that God is about to pour out His glory across the earth, bringing the true FEAR OF THE LORD upon this land and Hell is running scared. All the powers of darkness are about to be exposed for what they truly are. They are making a last ditch effort to release a demonic TERROR in hopes that we will be distracted and give in to a fear that is not of God. Where the Fear of Lord is heaven-sent to awaken our spirits to the majesty and holiness of God, the Terror of Hell seeks to destroy our faith and kill our purpose and destiny. What we see happening in many of these horrific attacks is the devil’s preemptive attack to the Fear of the Lord that is coming. But, we can do something about it.

We must stand by those who are suffering from these attacks with our love, support, and prayers. But, we must also take our positions in the watch towers of our own communities for the days ahead. We must take the offense in securing our cities for the Kingdom by praying with others in agreement for the spiritual and natural protection of the Lord. Our corporate alignment is key if we are to secure our cities and establish spiritual walls of protection that the enemy can’t penetrate. We must pray for God’s presence to become a wall of fire around our communities and for the fear of the Lord to permeate every street in our neighborhood.

No government can adequately protect us. No legislation can guarantee our safety. Not even a President can provide the protection that is truly needed from heaven’s perspective. When we humble ourselves together before the throne of grace and lift up His banner over our communities in oneness of heart and mind, our boundaries will be secure from the demonic forces that seek to steal, kill, and destroy. I urge you to join with other believers around you and BUILD THAT WALL OF FIRE AROUND YOUR CITY!” (Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent)

“‘And I will be to her a wall of fire all around,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be the glory in her midst.’” (Zechariah 2:5 ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer (Get the IFA Prayer Guide here.)

  • Lift up praise and worship over your city.
  • Declare your home and community to be dwelling places for the Lord’s Presence.
  • Call for unity in the church and oneness of spirit among spiritual leaders.
  • Disarm any plans of the enemy to cause harm or injury to people or property.
  • Declare that the light of Truth will dispel any darkness and expose the lies.
  • Speak God’s blessings and protection over transportation and communication lines.
  • Pray for the Word of God and message of the cross to be shared with power.
  • Thank God for His delivering power in defeating all His enemies.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I magnify Your Holy Name over my city (name your city). Your Name is above every other name. I declare Your Lordship here. You are the one that strengthens the gates of protection over this city. Let the fear of the Lord reside here. Your Presence disarms the enemy and prevents any form of falsehood and deception from taking hold in any nook or cranny. Lord, make the spiritual leadership of my city one. It is where there is oneness that You command Your blessing. The enemy cannot penetrate a united front, covered by the blessing of the Spirit of God. Set righteous boundaries around this city. We renounce and cancel any threats of the enemy to cause harm to people or property damage. Let communications between demonic forces be confused and canceled. We counter negative words or curses spoken over this city with Your promises from Your Word. Lord, let the pastors and leaders grow in their awareness of Your Presence, which dispels darkness. Let those who oppose You encounter Jesus and have their hearts changed. Expose every counterfeit of the cross and let those that practice evil collide with the Truth and Life, which is Christ. Protect the innocent ones, especially the elderly and the young. Lord, be glorified in this city through Your beautiful Bride, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord will set his wall of fire all around our cities, if we will humble ourselves and pray!

Learn more about Wanda Alger and IFA here.
Reprinted in part with permission.

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