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05
Nov 2017

We Must Have Him!

The same glory that brings blessing and breakthrough, brings judgement. It happened to Uzzah, who was bringing the ark back into Jerusalem. He reached out and touched the ark when he thought it would topple over, and he died. David and the Israelites had presumptuously decided to carry the ark their way. I travel a lot trying to stir awakening, and I’m finding people everywhere I go that are crying out for His Presence. They are willing for the judgement to come. They must have His glory! We may have done things wrong in the past in this nation, even prostituted His glory. However, there comes a time when a remnant is crying out loudly enough that we want to carry His presence His way. We must have Him!

“In that day the LORD of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people.” (Isaiah 28:5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Stir up a desire in yourself to be desperate for His Presence and glory.
  • Ask Him to forgive you and His Body for trying so many ways of their own to get Him to show up.
  • Pray for all the desperate ones across this nation who are crying out night and day for Him. Declare they will have Him in His power and glory!
  • Tell Him that He may come any way He wants, but “I must have You, Jesus!”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I stir myself up in my most holy faith and say, “I am desperate for You!” I know so many who are calling for You, all across America. Forgive us for trying to get You to show up in all kinds of man-made ways. Desperate people do desperate things. I pray for all the desperate ones tonight and ask that You do not judge us, Lord, but that You see our hearts’ cry and come to us. Show us Your glory, Jesus. I, personally, can’t wait any longer! I must have You!

Today’s decree:

I decree that we, the American Ekklesia, must have You, Jesus!


04
Nov 2017

November 4, 2017

Not in MY City

“We have been closely following the news reports and websites promoting protests in major cities across the United States today, November 4, 2017. The focus of the protests is to promote the impeachment of President Trump. While they are planned as peaceful protests, past experience has shown that protests like these can become violent. Our job is to pray!” (Cindy Jacobs)1

This is especially important if you live in one of the major cities where the protests are planned:

AUSTIN, TX
ATLANTA, GA
BOSTON, MA
CHICAGO, IL
CINCINNATI, OH
CLEVELAND, OH
HONOLULU, HI
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
LOS ANGELES, CA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
NEW YORK, NY
OMAK, WA
PHILADELPHIA, PA
PITTSFIELD, MA
PORTLAND, OR
SALEM, OR
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SEATTLE, WA
TUCSON, AZ

“Be strong and courageous. Don’t tremble! Don’t be afraid of them! The LORD your God is the one who is going with you. He won’t abandon you or leave you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6; GWT) 

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Tell the Lord that you want to be a part of changing the spiritual atmosphere over your city.
  • Pray for peace and the Presence of God to hover over your city. Spend a few minutes in prayer for it.
  • Pray for at least 3 of the cities listed above with the same passion you would pray for your own city. Ask God for His peace. Tell the enemy he is not welcome to cause violence in the cities of America. Pray protection for the innocent ones.
  • Intercede to strengthen the Church in the cities above. What we sow, we reap.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I want to be more than someone sitting in a seat in church on Sunday. I want to be a part of those that watch over my city with You in prayer. Grace my city (name) with peace. Holy Spirit, hover over (name of your city. Pray your own words for your city for a few minutes. Do the same for 3 of the cities on the list above, as if they were your own city.) Satan, we seal off our nation’s cities to your wicked activities. I ask You, Jesus, for your supernatural peace and protection over these cities and their citizens. Strengthen the Church and reveal to us how You want us to work with You to enforce Your victories and expand Your Kingdom in America’s cities. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the cities of America are safe today from the actions of any radical groups that want to remove our President or otherwise create havoc.

1 Learn more about Cindy Jacobs here.


03
Nov 2017

Praying Spiritual Protection Over Our Cities

“A growing movement called ‘Refuse Fascism’ has been making headlines with threats of violence in 14 cities throughout the United States on Saturday, November 4, 2017 (Catholic Online, FulcrumZ3 News). Their plan is to stage protests against the Trump/Pence administration in hopes of removing them from office. Regardless of the severity of their threats or the actual numbers of followers in their cause, they represent an ongoing attempt to create fear and instability in the nation and stop those who are pursuing righteous government. Though there are specific cities targeted, it is a reminder that every community must stand their guard at the city gates through prayer and intercession. It is up to those who follow Christ to displace the plans of the enemy by securing the borders of their city and declaring God’s kingdom purposes. To equip intercessors and city leaders in this charge, use and share this Prayer Guide for Protection Over Cities. Through these prayer points, you can encourage unity in prayer and oneness of spirit so that Christ is glorified. Declare that God’s Presence would permeate your city to be a light on a hill that shines forth His glory.” (Intercessors for America (IFA))1

“You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Lift up praise and worship over your city.
  • Declare your home and community to be a dwelling place for God’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 the 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:

(Follow the Prayer Guide’s points for prayer today. Or, pray through the list above.)

Today’s decree:

I decree that we are God’s children, and we have overcome the enemy desiring to operate against our cities and government, because the One in us is greater than the one who is in the world!


02
Nov 2017

From Our Foundations to Our Future

“Prayer must be coupled with bold speech and action. And, don’t be deceived. The division that you bring will lay the groundwork for a ‘new unity,’ based on Kingdom principles. Think about the great division in the Pre-Revolutionary war colonies, when men began to speak of rebelling against the King and overthrowing Redcoat Rule. It must have been a frightening and chaotic time. Yet, that confusion and heated argument were the cauldron for the birth of the world’s greatest nation. With our leadership today, we can forge ‘new agreements,’ based on our foundational principles and scriptural understanding. However, for us to do this, the current structure, based on old, wrong agreements, must be torn down. Beginning in the mind, it is built upon thoughtful, factual, and respectful dialogue. As at our founding, it will require the educated and privileged, committed Christ-follower to do it. So, don’t abdicate your God-given responsibility to stand in the marketplace against atheistic, secular and socialistic thought. Your children’s freedom depends on it.” (Robert M. Truslow)1

“Behold, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10; WEB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We aren’t always specific enough in our intercession for what we know God is wanting to do in the nation. Get more specific in your prayers.
  • We are even less engaged in writing and speaking about what needs to happen to line society up with Kingdom principles. If you speak or write, determine to make your messages more specific and “Kingdom”; more meat than milk.
  • Finally, we rarely ever take action, like the citizens of this nation under Britain’s heavy-handedness did. Ask yourself what you can do to advance God’s Kingdom rule in the earth.
  • We don’t think big enough. Ask God to expand your thinking and increase your faith and territory.
  • Stand up and make some bold declarations for God’s Kingdom to come and will to be done in and through you to advance His Kingdom in your city and our nation.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I repent for praying generic prayers. Faith prays specifically and in alignment with Your Word and Your Will. Show it to me. Let Your scripture flow out of me. (Pray some specific scriptural prayers for the U.S.) I want meaty messages to speak and write. (If you have a gift to speak and/or write, ask the Lord to give you something to write about and show you where to post it.) Put me into action. Is there not a cause? What mountain of society was I created to impact? Is it government, media, religion, business, education, or arts and entertainment? If I’m called to the family mountain, show me how to impact more than my own nuclear family. Give me big dreams and the faith to accomplish them. (Stand up and make some bold declarations in the name of Jesus to advance His Kingdom in your city and in this nation.)

Today’s decree:

I decree that God has set the Ekklesia over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant!

1 Robert M. Truslow is a lover of Christ, the United States, and Kingdom Truth.


28
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!


13
Mar 2017

Prayer for Our Military: Training and Preparation for Warfare

“Training and preparation for war are fundamental to success on the battlefield. Training must be structured to address the anticipated challenges of the battlefield upon which the soldier expects to operate. Success and survival will be determined largely by the extent and sophistication of the training programs that are implemented before going into battle. A poorly designed and executed training program will result in loss of life and failure to subdue the enemy. Social experiments in the US military have greatly degraded training programs by using valuable time for non-essential training, thereby sacrificing valuable training time in favor of such things as diversity, tolerance, sexual harassment, and white privilege.” (General Jerry Boykin)1

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war….”. (Psalm 144:1; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to give wisdom to military leaders regarding the wise use of their training time and resources.
  • Pray for these social experiments to be stopped and for no additional social experiments to be done.
  • Pray for a restoration of combat-focused training that will prepare American service members for the rigors of warfare.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, our military leadership needs wisdom for the use of their training time and resources. We say, “Enough with social experiments in this ‘captive audience’.” These are men and women needing trained to fight for the protection of American freedoms around the world. Please help the military to redo their training programs to focus on the essentials once again. We ask for their protection, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that our military will once again be the best trained in the world and the social experiments are coming to an end.

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.


27
Nov 2016

Retracing the Covenant – Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, we prayed at the Liberty Bell; Carpenters Hall, where the first Continental Congress met; Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was decreed and the second Continental Congress met; and at the original Supreme Court. In these birth places, we reconnected to the root of righteous government and true justice. We also went to Penn Treaty Park where William Penn entered into covenant with Native Americans, a covenant that was never broken, and established the pattern for racial harmony and covenantal faithfulness in our land. This was one of the highlights of our journey, and where we felt that we fully tapped into God’s mercy over America.

“He said, ‘O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no god like You in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk with You with all their hearts.’” (2 Chronicles 6:14; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare 2 Chronicles 6:14 back to the Lord as a prayer of Thanksgiving.
  • Thank the Lord for preserving the true history of this nation, and that men sought Him and established our government out of relationship with Him.
  • Pray for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence and other new national leaders. Pray protection over them. Pray that they will humble themselves and seek God for direction on how to turn back some of the decisions of the last few years that are not pleasing to God.
  • Ask the Lord to heal racial divides in America, so that we can all move forward together as one. We need the mantle of William Penn to fall on this nation and especially on the Church.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, God of Israel, there is no god like You in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing kindness to Your servants who walk with You with all their hearts. We thank You that You keep the covenants You make and You are keeping Your side of the covenants we made with You in our early years as a nation. This gives us so much hope for the future of the United States! We thank You that You have granted us mercy and a second chance to honor You as a nation. Grace President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence and other new national leaders with an ability to humble themselves, pray and seek Your face for direction before taking action. Give them wisdom and Your strategies to turn back the enemy at the gate and reverse some of the ungodly legislation that we have recently instituted. And, please work a miracle and heal the racial divide in America. We want to be one, even as You are One—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The covenants made, government formed and interracial relationships developed at the foundation of our nation will be our future when we humble ourselves and pray, as God is upholding His side of the covenant eternally!


26
Nov 2016

Retracing the Covenant – Boston

In Boston, we reconnected to justice, liberty, and righteous resistance to tyranny. At Faneuil Hall, referred to as “the cradle of liberty,” where some of the most stirring orations calling for freedom were declared, we prayed and agreed with their petitions and decrees. “The edifice was home to merchants, fishermen, and meat and produce sellers, and provided a platform for the country’s most famous orators. It is where colonists first protested the Sugar Act in 1764 and established the doctrine of ‘no taxation without representation.’ Firebrand Samuel Adams rallied the citizens of Boston to the cause of independence from Great Britain in the hallowed Hall, and George Washington toasted the nation there on its first birthday.”1 One could almost feel their passion in this historic place.

“But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’” (Acts 5:29; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • To have true liberty, we must be free from tyranny. Our current administration has not been tyrannical by any means, but the laws being passed are so far from pleasing to God they make us feel like we are under tyranny at times. Decree Acts 5:29.
  • Read about Daniel (Daniel 6) and his friends (Daniel 3), as well as Esther (Esther 4-7). As the Lord for revelation and let the Word sink in deep. This is how we should act when governing authorities are asking us to violate the Word and Will of God.
  • Read Romans 13:1-7. This is how we should live when good governance is in place. We should pray for those authority and live according to the law of the land.
  • Thank the Lord that we are moving from darkness to light in our nation right now. Commit to pray for those in authority on a regular basis, so they can get govern well.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we desire freedom from godless laws and statutes in our land. We want to live under laws that line up with Your Word and Your plan for America. We decree, “We must obey God rather than man!” Therefore, Lord, let our new governing authorities make and enforce laws that are pleasing to You. As we review the stories from Daniel and Esther, may we be reminded of the reasons our forefathers rejected the tyranny of King George. Let us learn from their struggle. As we read Romans 13:1-7, remind us that to keep from living under an oppressive government, we must pray diligently for our governing leaders. Grant us a grace to do so with all fervency, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We will pray for our leaders, but always remember, we must obey God rather than men and we will have no King, but Jesus!


01
Nov 2016

GH15 is joining in a national call to prayer before the 2016 Elections:

As One – A National Appeal to Heaven
40 Days of Prayer Walking the Nation

Here is Today’s Focus:

News Media

With the explosion of the Internet in the late 90s and the creation of mobile devices that now allow unlimited access to Internet data and news around the world, Americans literally have endless information at their fingertips. To know what is happening across the globe at the push of a button is now normal to us. However, with the great inundation of information there have also come more opinions, propaganda, and exaggeration in the reporting of news. As believers, we have a great responsibility to shape the culture around us and literally change the news that happens around our nation. Pray that the news media will be flooded with the influence of Christ. Pray that broadcasts, reporters, websites, and online reports will be filled with integrity. Pray that believers will seek out useful information in the news that will help them to pray more effectively for the circumstances impacting our nation and our world. Pray that God would give believers discernment as they watch the news and help them to be guided by His Spirit. Pray that the news media will not use fear tactics nor exaggerations in their reporting to gain better ratings or increase their profits. Pray that broadcasters will use their influence with pure motives and not for selfish gain. Pray that all corruption and falsehood would be replaced with the truth and authenticity of Christ.

Today’s Passages:

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”


30
Oct 2016

GH15 is joining in a national call to prayer before the 2016 Elections:

As One – A National Appeal to Heaven
40 Days of Prayer Walking the Nation

Here is Today’s Focus:

Relief:

Removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing; things that are given to help people who are victims

2 Thessalonians 1:5-7 (NIV)

“All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.”

PRAY:

In so many ways, Jesus, you have brought me relief through your grace, and I thank you. I pray that you would draw near to your people this election season and use us to bring your relief to the world around us. May our votes and our participation in this election affect relief, especially for those who are experiencing oppression, pain or distress. Make us your relief for victims in our world today.

For further reading: Psalm 143


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