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20
May 2018

A Sense of Destiny

After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, some of the signers wept. Others bowed their heads in prayer. Samuel Adams rose and said, “This day, we have restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting sun, may His Kingdom come.”1 Those men knew that was a spiritual moment. They knew this was not just a human dream. They knew something was happening beyond a group of people fighting for liberty or freedom. They knew that somehow God was in this.

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.” (Proverbs 4:18; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Let a wave of gratitude rise up in you for the men and women who sought God to birth our nation.
  • Say with our founders, “We enthrone on our praises the Sovereign One who reigns in heaven. May His Kingdom come across America!”
  • Ask God to give this generation of Christians His Divine dreams for the country in this generation. Tell Him you will fight for righteousness, justice, honor, and truth in this land.
  • Say, “Let the path of the righteous burn brighter in the USA until His purposes in this nation are complete.”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, there is such a thankfulness rising up in me for those who gave up everything to establish the United States of America. What a great vision, and what a great cost they paid for it! Like the founding fathers and mothers, we say, “We enthrone on our praises the Sovereign One who reigns in heaven. May His Kingdom come across America!” It’s time for the Church of America to dream new dreams. We need to dump the rote and form, and seek You for the adventure of Kingdom-expanding ideas and actions again. Let the path of the righteous burn brighter in the USA until Your purposes in this nation are complete, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God established this nation to fulfill His purposes in the earth!

1 Learn more about the Christian history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence here.


19
May 2018

A Blessed Nation

All of the blessings this nation has received are to facilitate the spreading of the Gospel across this nation and to the nations of the earth. It’s like God said to Abraham, “I’m going to make you rich.” He didn’t say that just because He liked Abraham most and decided He just wanted to bless this guy. He entered into a covenant with this man, because this man, Abraham, was going to help Him save the world. “Yes, I’m going to bless you, but I’m blessing you so all the nations of the earth can be blessed through you.” The Messiah was going to come through Abraham’s family line. That’s what happened with America. We are so, so blessed…so we can be a blessing. When we turned God’s dream for America into the “American dream”, we made it all about things. But, that was not God’s dream for America.

I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be a blessing to others. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you. (Genesis 12:2 and 3b; CEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “We are a blessed nation!”
  • Repent where we as a society have squandered the blessings we have so abundantly received from the Lord.
  • Tell the Lord you want to be blessed to be a blessing, just like Abraham was. He is no respecter of persons. He likes willing vessels!
  • Declare that the nations of the earth will be blessed by the American Church’s evangelistic efforts because of our love for Him. Say, “America’s innovation will be an economic blessing to many other nations.” Say, “Our nation’s leadership will be a blessing in their understanding of when and how and how much to assist other nations when they are struggling.”

A prayer you can pray:

God, we are a very blessed nation! We are blessed in so many ways. We know we are blessed primarily because we have so many in this nation who love You and have given their lives to Jesus. We don’t want to hold all of these blessings to ourselves. Forgive us when we waste so much of what You have blessed us with, both individually and societally. Use us like You used Abraham—blessed to be a blessing. Let the Church of America go forth across the earth in powerful soul-winning activities. Let us share our brain power and innovation with other nations so their problems can be solved and many helped. Let our government leaders and business leaders bless struggling nations with the exact right amount of financial and other assistance, so they can see You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

This nation has been blessed to be a blessing to the whole earth!


18
May 2018

What Are We Turning To?

The question I am seeking answers to is, “What are we turning to, if there is a turnaround happening?” I don’t just look for the economy to get better. I’m not looking for President Trump to get all of his agenda accomplished, though I agree with much of his agenda. I’m talking about spiritually. The obvious first answer is that we are turning toward the Lord. I also think He’s turning us back to our roots—back to our destiny and purpose as a nation. It’s not about turning back to wealth or power as a nation, though those may be side effects. He’s restoring the destiny He had for America from day one. Even from the time the Native Americans came here, He had a plan for this soil, this dirt. “From these shores, the Gospel will go forth, not only to this land, but to the nations of the earth,” declared the Rev. Robert Hunt, as he prophesied the destiny of this nation at Cape Henry in 1607.

“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Corinthians 7:14; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare that America is a nation turning back to God!
  • Call forth the unfulfilled portion of the destiny of this nation. Ask God to give us yet another opportunity to see His plans for this land fulfilled.
  • Declare Rev. Robert Hunt’s words over this nation: “From these shores, the Gospel will go forth, not only to this land, but to the nations of the earth!”
  • Intercede for the Native Americans to have a sweeping move of God among them, resulting in multitudes of souls saved.
  • Pray for the purposes of God for the Native Americans to be seen in this generation.

A prayer you can pray:

America is a nation turning back to God! I call the unfulfilled part of God’s plan for America to be realized. I agree with and decree Rev. Robert Hunt’s prophecy over America, spoken in 1607, “From these shores, the Gospel will go forth, not only to this land, but to the nations of the earth!” Lord, you had planned this to begin with the Native Americans and we, as a nation, blew it. Make things right in our generation. Let Your purposes for these unique people groups come to pass now. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The Gospel will go forth across this nation, then from this nation to the nations of the earth!


17
May 2018

Requiring Only a Remnant

Some Christians say that God can’t extend mercy to this nation because there is still too much sin in America. My answer to them is always the same, “God never requires a majority of people to have repented.” God never even requires a majority of the Church to have repented and be crying out to Him. In order to turn curses into blessings, God has always required only a remnant. Show me any restoration in scripture where He didn’t use a remnant to get it done. There has been a faithful remnant crying out to God for turnaround in this nation for 25 or 30 years, and I believe we’ve reached a tipping point.

Unless the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.” (Isaiah 1:9; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Have you been a part of the faithful remnant praying for 25 or 30 years? Stir up the faith within you and pray with fresh fervency. Determine not to give up!
  • Bless the remnant. Intercede for them to be refreshed, restored, renewed, and not give up hope.
  • Show us what we can identificationally repent for. It only takes one standing in the gap to get the job done.
  • Ask the Lord to raise up fresh “troops”. Ask for new Believers and younger Christians who can be trained to intercede for revival in America.
  • Make yourself ready to be an encourager of the weary saints and a mentor to new intercessors.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, let the praying remnant, even if it’s hundreds of thousands, stir up their most holy faith and keep praying for the turnaround of this nation. Sharpen our ability to know what You want us to identificationally repent for. Give us a greater tenacity and let us see small victories along the way. Let hope arise! Restore, renew, and refresh us! Let us raise up and mentor younger Christians in intercession, so we continuously add to the ranks of this praying army. Breathe new life on this remnant. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

A repentant remnant of the Church can turn America to God!


16
May 2018

Praying and Voting

We have a midterm election coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Why am I mentioning this so soon? Well, it has been said that elections can be won or lost at the point of a primary election. A primary election is held first to determine who will represent a specific party during the General Election. In many states we are in the season of primary elections. Every other year, we vote on a president. The election in the middle of presidential elections typically has a very low voter turnout. This is that “off year”. The election in 2016 was swayed to the conservative side, largely over religious freedom and morality issues. Christians came to the polls because it was a year to elect a president. However, as Christians, we can’t just come out for a presidential election. Congress makes the laws and all of the House of Representatives and ⅓ of the U.S. Senators are up for re-election every two years. Want to make a difference? Get out and vote

Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!” (Isaiah 1:17; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Voting is one important thing Christians can do to impact the United States. Here is a place to find when your state’s primary elections will be held. Go to your Secretary of State’s or County Clerk’s websites under “Elections Division” and you should find where you can vote. Every state has different voter registration requirements. Find them here.
  • Pray for the upcoming elections in your state and for the United States midterm elections. Ask God for your state to choose righteous candidates that will write righteous laws.
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ to understand the importance of voting in every single election they are eligible to vote in, to register, and to get to the polls during every election, local (civic), state, national primaries, run-off elections, and national general elections.
  • Declare the Kingdom of God will be expanded in part through the voting booth.

A prayer you can pray:

God, I believe it is my right and privilege to be able to make my voice heard nationally through the voting process. The information is out there. Give me a desire to do what I can to make a difference in America through the voting box. Let more and more God-fearing men and women run for office. Stir Christians to register to vote and understand the importance of going and voting whenever there is an election opportunity—from school board elections, local and state elections, to primaries, run-offs and national general elections. We need to get out there and vote! I know You can change our society if all of Your people were moved to go vote! Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I will pray and I will vote!


15
May 2018

The United States Moves Its Embassy to Jerusalem

“We have no better friends in the world. You stand for Israel and you stand for Jerusalem. Thank you. Today, the embassy of the most powerful nation on earth, our greatest ally, the United States of America, today its embassy opened here. In Jerusalem, Abraham passed the greatest test of faith and the right to be the father of our nation. In Jerusalem, King David established our capital three thousand years ago. In Jerusalem, King Solomon built our Temple, which stood for many centuries. In Jerusalem, Jewish exiles from Babylon rebuilt the Temple, which stood for many more centuries. We are in Jerusalem and we are here to stay. Exactly 70 years ago today, President Truman became the first world leader to recognize the newborn Jewish state. Last December, President Trump became the first world leader to recognize Jerusalem as our capital. And today, the United States of America is opening its embassy right here in Jerusalem.”1

“Jerusalem! What a magnificent city! Buildings so close together, so compact. God’s people belong here. Every tribe of the Eternal makes its way to Jerusalem—just as God decreed for Israel to come together and give thanks to the Eternal. In Jerusalem, justice is the order of the day because there sit the judges  and kings, the descendants of David.” (Psalm 122:3-5; VOICE)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Rejoice, rejoice for a miracle has occurred in Jerusalem—the United States has moved its embassy there! Friends and allies displayed covenant with one another there.
  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • Bless President Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and all those who work diligently to make this moment a reality.
  • Mr. Netanyahu said that  truth and peace are interconnected.1 Pray that truth, peace and justice will be established in Jerusalem between our two nations.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, what a magnificent day! What a day for rejoicing! What a day to watch Biblical prophecies come to pass! What a day to celebrate the covenant between the United States of America and Israel! We know the enemies of Israel will not be happy about this. However, they are people you love, as well. So, we ask for peace among all those living in Jerusalem and all the surrounding area. Only You can bring that level of peace, Jesus, because You are the Prince of Peace. We bless President Trump,  Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and all those who made this happen. Let Benjamin Netanyahu’s words come to pass, and let truth and peace intertwine with one another, regardless of what any foes think. May nothing come between America and Israel, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree an everlasting covenant between Israel and America. We will be friends forever!

1 Excerpted from “Full text of Netanyahu’s speech at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.” Times of Israel.com, 5/14/18. Accessed 5/14/18.


14
May 2018

Faith-Based Adoption Agencies

“Last week, the Kansas Legislature passed the Adoption Protection Act, making Kansas the ninth state to protect the right of faith-based adoption agencies to continue their good work. Kansas followed Oklahoma, which also passed a similar measure yesterday. You may be wondering why we need laws to protect faith-based adoption agencies. The reason is that radical Leftist activists want to see faith-based adoption agencies shut down across the country. They believe that agencies whose mission is to place children without a family in a loving home with a mother and a father is ‘discriminatory.’ They’d rather see these agencies forced to close down—resulting in less opportunities for children to find a forever family—than to let them continue to live out their faith in their adoption ministry.”1 Pray for these bills to be signed by their governors. If you live in one of these states, contact your Governor to ask them to sign the Act.

“[The Lord] defends the orphans and widows, but he blocks the way of the wicked.” (Psalm 146:9b,c; NCV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for the governors of Kansas and Oklahoma to sign the Adoption Protection Acts into law. Call your governors, if you live in one of these states: Kansas and Oklahoma.
  • Find out if your state has a similar law. Call your local state legislator’s office and ask. Learn how to contact your state and local officials.
  • If not, ask the Lord to place it on Believers’ hearts in your state legislatures to pass a similar law protecting Christian adoption agencies.
  • Pray for the children awaiting adoption to find placement in homes where they will be raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
  • Pray for more Christian adoption agencies to be opened.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we rejoice with the citizens of Kansas and Oklahoma over the passing of their state’s Adoption Protection Acts. We ask that their governors will sign the bills into law. I commit to contact my state legislators and governor to let them know I will support a similar bill in my state. Place it on the heart of at least one legislator to develop a law like this for my state, if there is not one yet.  You love these children who don’t yet have families to belong to. Jesus, stir the hearts of those Christians wanting a new little one to embrace those needing a forever home. Make a way for Believers who want to begin an adoption agency in their area to be able to do so. Provide the knowledge, staffing and finances to make their visions a reality. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that Adoption Protection Acts will sweep across our 50 states!

1 Learn more about Allan Parker and The Moral Outcry here.


13
May 2018

The Moral Outcry

“In the 1992 landmark case “Planned Parenthood v Casey”, the Supreme Court had an opportunity to reverse “Roe v Wade”, and its companion, “Doe v Bolton”. In conference, the justices voted 5-4 to overturn Roe and Doe, but at the 11th hour, before the opinion was released, a centrist coalition of moderate judges – including Justice Kennedy, who switched his vote – was formed to write a compromise that would weaken the Roe and Doe decisions, but still leave abortion as the law of the land. What would have happened that day if more pro-life voices had been heard? Sign The Moral Outcry petition here. This petition will serve as a symbol of that moral outcry. It will wake up the nation and galvanize the national conscience to end the scourge of abortion in America. It will declare that, as a people, we do not accept the compromise that leads to the unnecessary death of millions of innocent babies.”1

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life!” (Deuteronomy 30:19; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Call for all those who decry the murder of the unborn in the womb to find this petition and sign it.
  • Post the link to The Moral Outcry petition  on social media or send it via email to some of your friends. Encourage them to sign it!
  • Call the  Supreme Court into order before the Supreme Judge of the Earth – God Most High – and repent identificationally for their judicial action. Their back-peddling led to compromise on the issue of Life and left abortion as an option in America.
  • Cry out to God for the ending of abortion in America!
  • Declare that abortion will end in your lifetime.

A prayer you can pray:

Supreme Judge of All, we ask for Your sovereign intervention in the issue of abortion in America. Let every person who desires to end this heinous practice in America find this petition and sign it. Help us each do our part to get it out across social media and in front of our friends. Our Supreme Court justices need to see how many people want this unrighteous practice ended. We repent for the sins of our Supreme Court’s actions and decisions to leave abortion as the law of the land. God, end abortion in our nation! Lord, let abortion in America end in my lifetime! Jesus, save our children. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We do not accept the unnecessary death of millions of innocent babies.”

Learn  more about The Moral Outcry and sign the petition here.


12
May 2018

Praying for the Supreme Court Justices

A friend of mine suggested that we pray for each of the justices daily “between now and when the recent Supreme Court decisions are released, which could be as late as June 30th. I think this is a good idea, therefore, would you be willing to pick one judge to pray for and concentrate your praying on these two cases until the decisions come out? We want a 9 to 0 decision in NIFLA v Becerra and at least a 6-3 or 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights gay wedding/baker case.” (See GH15 on May 10 for details.) “Each judge has an individual decision to make on each case and we should pray for them individually right now.” (Allan E. Parker)1

Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people,  who do not follow the example of sinners or join those who have no use for God. Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the Lord, and they study it day and night.” (Psalm 1:1-2; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:1

  • Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch are firmly in the camp of religious liberty and life. Pray they will be strong in their stance and influential with the other justices.
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. are pro-life, but could be swing votes on the gay wedding case. Pray that they take a strong stand for righteousness and life.
  • Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan are all strong pro-abortion and homosexuality advocates. However, they are also strong free speech advocates. If they put the abortion and homosexuality issues aside, they may rule on free speech or religious liberty grounds.
  • Justice Stephen Breyer seems to be the strongest proponent for keeping  the California law challenging the rights of crisis centers. He is a very liberal judge. Please pray that God would grace him with a change of heart.

A prayer you can pray:

We bring our nine Supreme Court Justices before You, Judge of the Universe. We ask You to determine the outcome of these cases before our Supreme Court. Lord, You will judge with righteous judgement. You will judge fairly. Encourage Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch, those that have chosen life and righteousness. Mantle them with influence before the other justices. Let Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Kennedy make that same strong stand. Lord, reveal Yourself in the fullness of Your love and mercy to our most liberal justices on the Court. Their eyes are blinded by the desire they have to help others. They do not understand what they are doing to the culture long-term with their liberal decisions. May they have a change of heart and rule constitutionally and not according to their own human thoughts. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God’s love for America and the prayers of the Saints will shift the Court!

1 Learn more about Allan E. Parker and The Justice Foundation here.


10
May 2018

This Month is KEY for the Supreme Court

“Remember to pray for the Supreme Court heavily, if not daily, during the month of May. There are numerous very important cases which are still under consideration and the decisions are being written right now. Since the beginning of 2018, increased numbers of prayer groups have been praying at, in, and for the Supreme Court. We are commanded to pray for those in authority (see 1 Timothy 2:1-8) and the U.S. Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority and the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution under current precedent. There is a higher court and Supreme Judge of the Heaven with the ultimate authority who will hold all accountable for their actions.” (Allan E. Parker)1

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.” (1 Timothy 2:1-3; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:1

  • Pray for religious liberty in the Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which will determine whether or not Christians can be forced to participate in gay weddings. Depending on how the case is decided, it may also affect many other areas on whether or not Christians will be forced to adopt the Homosexual Agenda, including teaching their children that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle, etc.
  • NIFLA v. Becerra – This case will determine whether California (and other states) can force crisis pregnancy centers who object to abortions to promote abortions. Again, this is (another) important religious liberty case.
  • Pray for the outcome of the two cases above. “We want a 9-0 decision in NIFLA v Becerra and at least a 6-3 or 7-2 decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights gay wedding/baker case.”
  • Pray for the Court for blessings, salvation, revival, reformation, transformation, and as a last resort, for removal of those who will not follow the will of God from the Court.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we come before You and ask that religious freedom in the United States of America would be preserved. Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop case and NIFLA v Becerra are two cases that challenge this freedom for Christians in business and ministry to others. How can a crisis pregnancy center, established to save lives in the womb, be mandated to provide abortion counseling?! This does not make sense and goes against the biblical values underlying the business, alongside of the ministry’s first amendment rights. We ask You to send salvation to the justices, blessing those who judge with righteous judgements. Send revival and transformation to the Court. Remove those that will not follow your will or their oath to uphold the Constitution. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the Supreme Court justices will rule righteously and make decisions constitutionally.

1 Learn more about Allan E. Parker and The Justice Foundation here.


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