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21
Nov 2016

Thankful for Family

Family is the bedrock of our society. And, family has been under attack in America. Families come in all shapes, sizes and demeanors. And, I love what a friend of mine used to say, “Normal is just a setting on the washing machine. There is no such thing as a ‘normal’ family. There is only the family we know. Each one is as unique as the individuals that comprise it, and one is uniquely yours.” Let’s give thanks for our families today.

“He and his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” (Acts 10:2; NIV)

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgives.” (Colossians 3:13; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • The Lord blesses our families when we honor Him. So, bless His holy Name and ask Him to bless your family!
  • Pray for families that you know are facing struggles – sickness, financial stress, rebellious teens, joblessness, etc.
  • If one of your family members has hurt you, forgive them. If another family has offended yours, forgive them. Know that you are forgiven when you forgive. This is a serious thing in the Lord’s eyes.
  • The Word tells us the Lord blesses our families as we give to those in need. Ask Him to give you a creative way to help another family in need for the upcoming holidays.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we thank You that you bless our family as we bless You. We worship You and bless Your Holy name. Please meet the needs of our family as we honor You and exalt You! We bring the needs of other families before You, as well. There are so many in need. (Pray for other families in need.) Lord, we choose to forgive (name your family members that you perceive have hurt you. Now pray for other families who may have hurt your family.) Lord, our family wants to bless other families. As we seek You, show us what we can do this holiday season to help another family know how much You love and care about them. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We exalt and bless the Lord and the families of America this Thanksgiving!


20
Nov 2016

Worship Him

Now and then we just need to worship the Lord! We need to take time out of the heaviness of intercession and just worship Him. Let’s build a living sanctuary to God across the nation today! Let’s bring the ark of His Presence, the ark of His covenant, before Him on our praises. May we commit our lives to Him again, because He is worth everything! From sea to shining sea, across America, worship Him!

“Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the Lord your God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the Lord.” (1 Chronicles: 22:19; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Praise the Lord! Start with thanking Him for everything you can think of and praise Him!
  • Glorify Him! Exalt Him over the nation. Proclaim Him as El Elyon, God Most High! He is the One, true God and worthy to be worshiped!
  • Recommit your life to Him today. Take communion and reinforce your covenant relationship with Him.
  • Worship Him in the beauty of His holiness. Worship Him until you have no more words to say, then, sit in the silence of His Presence and know how much you are loved by Him.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I praise You! I lift up Your holy name and exalt You above this nation. You are El Elyon, God Most High! You made this nation and everything in it! You have set its course and granted us mercy in this hour—mercy over judgement. You alone are worthy of our worship! You and You alone. I join many all across America today and I proclaim my allegiance to You once again. You are my Savior and there is no other. I take communion today acknowledging this. I am in covenant with You and that is an everlasting covenant. I so desire that others in America can know You like I know You. Give us a Great Awakening now, Lord! I will sit here and worship You in the holiness of Your Presence, Jesus.

Today’s decree:

God is worthy to be worshiped as El Elyon, God Most High, across America today!


19
Nov 2016

Seating the New Cabinet

During this transition period from the election to Inauguration Day, men and women are being chosen to serve in the highest positions in our government. Let’s take time to pray over each position, asking the Lord to place those HE has prepared for such a time as this!

List of Cabinet positions in order of succession to the Presidency:

The Vice President – Mike Pence
The Secretary of State
The Secretary of the Treasury
The Secretary of Defense
The Attorney General
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of Homeland Security

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • There is a time to educate yourself, so you can pray with understanding. You can learn about each cabinet position here.
  • Pray for the exact right person to be found and placed for each position above. Pray that there would be no “Judas” among them. Ask the Lord for those He has had in training and preparation behind the scenes.
  • Take authority against a spirit of confusion. Decree God’s Spirit of Unity over the White House and the Cabinet positions.
  • Declare, “Our God reigns,” over this administration.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we ask that You would be sought for Your wisdom and honored in this transitional season. Let President-elect, Donald Trump, Mike Pence and the others tasked with choosing our cabinet members, be led by Your Holy Spirit. Lead me, Holy Spirit, in my prayers for each position, as I educate myself on each one. We close the doors to those that are not Your choice. We close the doors to those who would have a rebellious heart and would undermine the President and Vice President. If there are those You have been preparing for this time in history, it’s time to shine Your light on them and make them known. We take authority over any confusion and speak “Shalom”, the Peace of God, and His Unity into the new Cabinet. We say, “Our God reigns over America!”

Today’s decree:

We decree the intervention of heaven in the choosing and placement of President-elect Trump’s new Cabinet!


18
Nov 2016

Did We Dodge a Bullet?

Progressives met earlier this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss what happened that brought Donald Trump to office, and to regroup. Don’t read this as “Democrats”. It’s bigger than the Democratic Party. Hosted by the Democracy Alliance, the sessions included, “The 2016 Election: What Happened and Why?”, “What’s Next: Playing Progressive Offense”, and “Combating the Massive Threats from Trump and Congress in 2017”. Specific groups were targeted: The Next Generation, the Working Class and Black Voters. This is more than a party agenda. Both parties need a shake-up! The political system in this nation needs a shake-up! This just shows clearly another side of the worldly structure Chuck Pierce warned us about that needs “trumped”.

“Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord that He confounded the unseen progressive plans the enemy had for this nation.
  • Clearly the enemy is confused and wants to regroup and come back even harder than ever. We must continue to intercede that God would intervene and cause “their house to be divided” for a divided house cannot stand.
  • Say that the enemy cannot use our nation’s young in its plans. As godly parents, let us pray that God would bring a new Jesus Movement – a Jesus Revolution. Pray that our children’s hearts would be so secure in Jesus that they have no desire to participate in the progressive agenda.
  • Thank the Lord for His sovereign shake-up of America’s parties and political system! Pray that the worldly political structures in the nation would keep being “trumped” until this nation fully glorifies Him!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we exalt You above the nation! Thank you that You saw what we couldn’t see, and that is the progressive agenda going further than even the liberal agenda would take this nation. We ask You to confuse and confound the enemy driving these people. Divide them, Lord, even as you divided those who were building the tower of Babel. Unify our nation, Father! We specifically ask for a Jesus Revolution among our children and young adults! Lord, save them and change their hearts, so the progressive agenda has no pull on them. Keep setting us on the right track, rejecting power structures that push You out. Keep shaking our political system until it falls into place the way You desire it to be. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God is not done shaking the political system of America! He is going to shake it and “trump” it until He has a nation that brings glory to His Name!


17
Nov 2016

Civil Reformation

The United States of America has been given an opportunity with this election. It is not enough to just tear things down in a spiritual sense. We must now build up. We must move forward to create structures. We now need to put city and state laws and structures in place that work together with church groups to change our cities and meet the needs of the people that live there. The Reconciled Church has lots of ideas to help us know how to institute societal transformation. We are going to be able to see our government help fund some programs that the Church develops. We have been locked up, but things have shifted. We have an open door at this point to pray and act. (Harry Jackson)

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Tell the Lord that you want to be a builder, a planter, a civil reformer!
  • Go to the Reconciled Church. Read through the transformation stories there. Pray for your city and the cities around you, as you read the testimonies.
  • Ask the Lord if there is anything you can do toward transformation of the city you live in. Write down some things you can do or steps you can take toward this end. Now, go do it!
  • Pray for righteous laws to be passed in the new Trump administration that will help American cities solve their problems of systemic poverty, joblessness, homelessness, etc.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I want to be one that builds and plants in the natural, not just uproots and tears down in prayer. I want to be a civil reformer, one that transforms the city I live in. As I read the stories at Reconciled Church, drop Your Holy Ghost ideas in my heart. Show me what things I can do to make a difference in my city. Huge problems, like generational poverty and joblessness, seem insurmountable, but You know the one thing that can get the ball rolling. Show the Church how to gain access to government funding to help solve these problems. Help us not to be afraid to do this! Help us expand Your Kingdom in practical ways, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church is getting ready to build up where we have spiritually “torn down”. We are about to enter a season of “civil reformation!”

Learn more about Harry Jackson here.


16
Nov 2016

Isaiah 45

President-Elect Donald J. Trump will be the nation’s 45th President. I feel Isaiah 45 is fitting to pray through as we begin the process of seating this 45th President. God has been merciful to us. Darkness is being revealed and I think we should pray that light will shine into that darkness, illuminating the path forward for this new administration. The Ekklesia will see its way forward in this year, as well, and I believe many surprise blessings await those in the Body of Christ.

“I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:6b-7; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Get out your Bible, go to Isaiah 45 and walk through it in prayer.
  • Pray for President-elect Trump using verses in this chapter. Pray that God will take his hand and lead Him. Pray Mr. Trump will humble himself, seek the Lord and allow the Lord to lead him. Pray that he will understand his great need of God, acknowledge Him alone as God and lean heavily on Him.
  • Using vs. 8, ask the Lord for that Third Great Awakening He has promised. Thank Him for a new day of freedom of religion in the nation. Thank Him for a new level of boldness to share the Gospel in America. Pray that righteousness would begin to flow like a river through the land as many hearts are changed by the gospel message.
  • Pray that God teaches him about the importance of our nation’s friendship with Israel. Pray vs. 15-17 for Israel.
  • Verses 20-21 speak of the nations coming to our shores. Thank the Lord that they will come to receive Christ. Pray that they will come to lay down their idols. Pray that they will come to know the One true and Only God! Ask the Lord for a wise immigration plan that is an economic blessing to America and to the immigrant, while being safe for the nation, as well.
  • Worship Him!

A prayer you can pray:

Holy Spirit, show me Your treasures in Isaiah 45 for this season of America’s history. I pray for President-elect Donald Trump. I ask you to take him by the hand and lead him as he leads this great nation. Help him to be humble and to know he needs You. Then, give him everything he needs to lead with righteousness and wisdom. Father, I believe we are entering a new era of freedom to share the Gospel in America. Embolden the Church with a spirit of evangelism and manifest the Third Great Awakening, Lord! Holy Spirit pour out rivers of salvation! Bring the nations to our shores, so they might lay down their false idols and turn from their other gods and serve You alone, Jesus! We pray verses 15-17 and ask that Donald Trump would have a revelation of the need of a deep friendship with Israel. May we be blessed, as we bless Israel nation to nation. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God has caused a miracle to occur in the election of Donald J. Trump in order to position this nation for a Great Awakening, to get us back on track with our nation’s destiny, and to turn hearts back to Him!


15
Nov 2016

Transition

From now until January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day, our government is in transition. Just like transition in a birthing process, governmental transition is a potentially dangerous time. Cabinet positions must be filled, quickly and carefully. Everyone, including President-Elect Trump must be brought up to speed. President Obama has nothing to lose should he decide to act with Executive privilege. He could take action to leave a legacy that would be challenging for the next administration to undo. Congress may be distracted as they leave office defeated or come into office fresh and new.

“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins.” (Mark 2:18-22; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Commit to pray daily through this season of governmental transition for the United States.
  • Pray that President-Elect Trump will choose individuals for his Cabinet that are right for this moment in history. (New wine in new wine skins.) Pray that they will be humble, wise and well-skilled. Pray that there will be no Judas’ among them, self-seeking or proud.
  • Intercede for Israel. Pray that President Obama does not make any decision that jeopardizes that nation before he leaves office.
  • Pray that the transition of Senators and Congressmen is smooth and that everyone currently in office keeps working. Making good decisions for the future of America.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we lift up the transition of our government from President Obama’s administration to President-Elect Trump’s administration. We pray for that smooth transition of power. We ask that Donald Trump would choose humble, wise and knowledgeable individuals for his cabinet. They should be those that understand government, but are ready to make positive changes and are able to carefully undo some things. We intercede on behalf of Israel and pray that President Obama makes no last minute decisions that would harm her future or the U.S. relationship with her. Please also grant much grace to our Senators and Congressmen, as they transition in and out. Help them to stay fully engaged. In Jesus mighty Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God will grant a supernatural grace to all involved for the United States to have a smooth transition of power.


14
Nov 2016

The Next Phase of Battle

“We are living in an age in which the Lord is mobilizing His army for the next move of God in order to take the kingdoms of this world for His own. These kingdoms, or mountains of cultural influence, will not be taken without a fight. Much like when Israel was directed to possess the land, there are “giants” on these mountains of influence that are greater and mightier than we are (see Rev. 11:15; Deut. 7, 8). We must not forget that the Lord Jesus is a mighty warrior who fights for His people, and that He is the same God who brought Joshua great victory in fulfilling His mandate to possess nations that were mightier than Joshua was (Exod. 15:3; Josh. 5:14, 10:8-42). (Diane Lake)

“Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come…The Lord thunders at the head of His army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys His command.” (Joel 2:2, 11; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Now that the election is won, we have even more to do in intercession. Are you still saying “yes” to God?
  • Read all the passages of scripture in the devotional today. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you revelation as you do.
  • Ask the Lord to help you know what part you will play in the taking of these mountains of cultural influence. Pray for the “mountain” that you feel called to: Family, Religion, Government, Business, Education, Arts and Entertainment, and/or Media.
  • Intercede for the Church that we would accept our Kingdom mandate, understand it, and start preparing for spiritual warfare. Pray the Church does not go back to sleep!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I say yes to You! I want to be one that expands the Kingdom of God in the mountains of influence in America. Grant me revelation as I soak myself in Your Word. Show me my role in the spiritual warfare for my mountain. Show me how to pray and what actions to take to expand Your Kingdom in that realm of influence. We must turn the rudder of this great nation, and it will take much warfare to do so! I pray that the Church, who woke up to vote, would stay awake and work together to see Your Kingdom Come and Your Will Done in the nation, as it is in heaven! Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We have entered the season to expand His Kingdom in the nation. He is fighting with us and for us and we will see a turn-around in America!

Learn more about Diane Lake here.


13
Nov 2016

Violent Protests

A peaceful transition of power is America’s tradition and strength. But, immediately following the announcement that Trump had won the election, protests broke out nationwide, primarily on college campuses. This has continued each night since. The protests are now turning into violent riots in some parts of the country. Protests are occurring in Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, OR, and Columbus, OH, among other places.  Police have remained in control of the violence, so far. But God! God is able to reverse the violence. He is able to bring the shalom of God, peace and wholeness, to our nation if we will pray!

“”How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” (Isaiah 52:7; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Proclaim that Jesus would extend His peace, the shalom of God, into our streets and into our cities all across the nation. Pray specifically over the cities mentioned above.
  • Pray for the safety of the students who are out in the streets. These are our nation’s sons and daughters; our nation’s future. Speak over them: “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14; NIV)
  • Ask the Lord to protect our law enforcement. Ask God to grant them wisdom in the way they address the violence, so that it is diminished and not increased.
  • Command the spirit of violence and anarchy behind this movement to cease and desist! Boldly command the conflict and chaos to dissipate!

A prayer you can pray:

Jesus, we thank You that You are the Prince of Peace, the Shalom of God! Lord, many of our major cities across the nation need this Peace right now. (Pray for the cities mentioned above.) We pray specifically for the safety of the students caught up in these protests. We pray you would keep our nation’s sons and daughters safe from all harm. Protect our law enforcement officers, as well, Father. Help them to have wisdom from above as they decide how to stop and dispel the violence. Let it be just enough and not an iota more than is necessary. We command the spirit of violence and anarchy that is attempting to stir up conflict and chaos to BE STILL, In Jesus’ name! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Prince of Peace, Jesus, will give us peace and dispel the violence over America!


12
Nov 2016

Mercy Received

As I prayed during this election cycle, I experienced more sovereign intervention (bringing both assignments and confirmations) than I have received during any other election. Angelic visitations, dreams, prophetic words, strategies, and Holy Spirit-inspired prayers gave me much confidence that God was willing to give us mercy, not judgment. In spite of these occurrences, however, Election Day was difficult. As I interceded and stood in faith, trusting that others and I had not “missed it” in our interpretations and assertions, it was emotional. My hope deferred was so great in ’08 that I had to fight off the memories and accompanying fear all day. As the results came in, I wept, knowing that mercy had, indeed, triumphed over judgment.

“No mercy will be shown to those who show no mercy to others. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2:13 GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship God! Where this nation was deserving of judgement, due to our corporate sin and iniquity, God has sent us mercy, instead.
  • Ask the Lord to break fear and hope-deferred off the Body of Christ from previous election cycles.
  • Ask the Lord to break fear and hope-deferred off people who feel disappointment from this Pray that those who do not know Christ as Savior would be introduced to Him and can find hope in Him and rest for their souls.
  • Pray John 17:21 over the nation as Jesus prayed, “I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I worship You! I praise Your Holy Name! America surely deserved judgement, but You have chosen to hear the intercession of Your people and grant us mercy and one more opportunity to get our governance right! We are so grateful, Father. Please completely break fear and hope-deferred off of the Body of Christ. We should be confident in You, but the enemy has hit us hard in the past and caused us to reel. You are restoring, Father, but there are those in the nation now who are reacting just like we did in 2008. They now feel afraid and disenfranchised. Since we’ve been through this before, we lovingly pray for them that You would quickly heal their hearts, so we can rejoice together at the healing of our nation! Stir us to introduce many to Jesus, so they can find true peace and rest for their souls. Make us one, Father, even as You and Jesus and the Holy Spirit are one. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God has given America mercy instead of the judgement we deserved.


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