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03
Apr 2016

Liberty to the Truly Captive

“At this moment young American girls are being trafficked into the sex trade.  Today, I joined five of these girls for a tour of the Holocaust Museum.  This was their first look into the life of Anne Frank, a young girl much like them, trapped in a life she didn’t choose or understand.  Today, five young girls are beginning to understand they have an opportunity to embrace life, one that Anne Frank never had.” Alisa Jordheim 1

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare the captives of the sex trafficking industry shall all be set free in the United States of America. No more sex trafficking of women and children on our land!
  • Ask the Lord to fully restore each set-free captive and to set them on the path of the destiny He has created for them.
  • Intercede that the calling America has to be a protector of children will be fully redeemed.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we say America is a nation founded on freedom and liberty.  We call forth those held captive in the sex trade into that freedom, freedom from physical bondage, emotional bondage and hopelessness. We call them into their God given destiny. We declare that America is a nation called to protect its women and children and will rise to the role of a protector!

Today’s decree:

I decree that America will be a nation free from sex trafficking!

1 Alisa Jordheim is the co-founding Director of Justice Society. Read more about Alisa and Justice Society at www.justicesociety.org.


02
Apr 2016

The Ekklesia is Rising

We must not depend on the government to fix our nation, nor place our hope in the next president. The Church must rise up and become the ekklesia (a legislative assembly or government) of heaven and charge into this next prayer movement believing that if we are faithful to pray, God is faithful to respond. Let’s get on board with His plan to raise up a great surge of prayer this year and turn this nation around.

“Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means rock), and upon this rock I will build my church (ekklesia), and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” (Matthew 16:18; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Look again at the teaching by Dutch and the scripture verse. Notice that the Lord was saying He was going to build a “legislative assembly” on the rock that was Peter. That’s what the Church is supposed to be. Stop and think about this.
  • Now, stand up legislators, and proclaim the Word and the Will of God in your prayers and intercession.
  • Look at news reports today, ask the Lord what to decree and feel a new power in your prayers.
  • Call a friend and ask them to legislate in the heavenlies together with you, for where two or three are gathered in His Name, He is there in the middle of things.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, praying for this nation is about to change! As Your ekklesia rises up and does what You have planned for it to do—legislate in the heavenlies—things in the earth will need to line up with Your will. Justice will prevail, righteousness will no longer be trampled on and evil will not be called good. The things that matter to You will begin to manifest in the natural and the world around us will change and begin to glorify You! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s Ekklesia is realizing who they are, prayer is changing, and the prayers of the Ekklesia are about to change everything!


01
Apr 2016

God Is Not Finished With America

Now, more than ever, our nation needs you—standing in the gap to release audacious Spirit-led prayers, bold decrees and radical prophetic acts to shift America back toward God’s dream for her. We were destined to be a bastion of light and hope for the nations of the earth. And while the prognosis within our borders seems grim, God is not finished with America.

“And now, Lord, hear their threats and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word.” (Acts 4:29; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Tell the Lord that you are willing to boldly stand in the gap for this nation.
  • Pray that this nation would be the “bastion of light and hope for the nations of the earth” that He created it to be.
  • Get out your Bible and pray Psalms 75 out loud while you dream of all that the United States could be.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I am volunteering to be one of those that you use to stand in the gap and pray for this nation. Fill me with boldness as I do. Cause the United States of America to be a “bastion of light and hope for the nations of the earth.” Hear me pray Your own words in Psalm 75 back to You. (Pray Psalm 75 out loud to Him.) Remove those who would block Your plans and raise up those who would cause Your plans to come to pass. In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

The United States of America will fulfill her destiny to be a “bastion of light and hope for the nations of the earth!”


31
Mar 2016

Putting Feet to Our Faith

God is going to ask us to pray some radical things this year, things that may have us thinking, can God really use me in this way? And for those who may not be operating in complete faith, yet trust in God’s faithfulness and are willing to obey, heaven’s answer will be an emphatic, “YES!”; God will accomplish audacious, bold, amazing things through our prayers—not because of who we are, but because of who He is!

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Say Acts 4:13 three times out loud.
  • Now, say it this way, “Now when they saw the boldness of (your name) and perceived that he/she was a common person, others were astonished. And they recognized that (your name) had been with Jesus.” Say it over again until you can believe others could see you that way! Are you feeling faith rise up in you?
  • Tell the Lord that you want to participate with Him in bold, audacious prayers and actions as you prayer walk your neighborhood this next 40 days.
  • Go to prayasone.org and sign up to cover the families on your street in prayer between now and the national day of prayer on May 5th.

A prayer you can pray:

(Read Acts 4:13 three times out loud.) Lord, I want to believe you can give me faith that others can literally see. Hear me now as I declare three times, “Now when they saw the boldness of (your name) and perceived that he/she was a common person, others were astonished. And they recognized that (your name) had been with Jesus.” Holy Spirit, fill my mouth with bold, audacious prayers as I walk my neighborhood on a regular basis between now and May 5th and believe you will cause those prayers to come to pass. Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Get ready neighborhood, God is sending me out to pray bold prayers of faith on your behalf and we will see many miracles across the nation, as we all get out there and pray walk our streets!


30
Mar 2016

Outrageous Prayer!

“Throughout my lifetime of prayer, the Lord has asked me to pray some pretty outrageous prayers, and make some extremely bold prophetic decrees. I have always possessed a hungry heart for more of God. That passionate longing has produced obedience (sometimes radical), which has led me into some amazing adventures with Him, helping to fuel my growing revelation of His heart and His ways.” Dutch Sheets

“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Look what happened when the early church prayed together! Listen to what some are experiencing today! Tell the Lord you want in on this kind of miracle working boldness!
  • Passionate longing comes from time spent talking to God. More than rote prayers or casually uttered ones, ask God to give you passionate prayers!
  • Read the first 4 chapters of the book of Acts today. Can you see that we need awakening in our nation? Ask God to give us a fresh outpouring of His Holy Spirit as in the book of Acts!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I love reading the exciting stories in the Bible. I want to know these things are things we can see in our day and time. Teach me to pray passionate prayers that shake my neighborhood and change my city and shift the government of my nation. I believe you can do today what you did in the book of Acts! Thank you, Lord! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is able to give His Church a passion for Him that us to commit bold acts of faith and ultimately effects change in the nation!


28
Mar 2016

Transforming Cities

Could our communities be truly transformed by Christ if every neighbor and neighborhood were prayed for daily? Christians from numerous churches in one city decided it could and they began to pray: Five blessings for Five neighbors for Five minutes a day for Five days a week for Five weeks.1  (Quin Sherrer) Starting yesterday, a national 40-day prayer walking campaign began. If you are unable to get out and walk, use this plan!

“Pray [also] for one another that you may be healed and restored—to a spiritual tone of mind and heart. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available—dynamic in its working.” (James 5:16b; AMP)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

You can use the word “BLESS” as a jump-start to praying five important ways:

  • B Body: health, protection, strength
  • L Labor: work, income, security
  • E Emotions: joy, peace, hope
  • S Social: love, marriage, family, friends
  • S Spiritual: Salvation, faith, grace2

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for the notable changes and good reports resulting from answers to those prayers. May we not neglect to keep praying for our homeland– neighborhoods, cities and nation. Amen.3

Today’s decree:

Every home in our nation and in my neighborhood will be covered in prayer in the next 40days! I BLESS those in every home, Lord!

Footnotes:

1 Excerpted from “The Spiritual Warrior’s Prayer Guide”, by Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock. Ventura, CA : Regal Publishing, 2010, pp 209-210.

2 Intercessors for America Newsletter, March 1999, by Alvin VanderGriend.

3 Excerpted from “The Spiritual Warrior’s Prayer Guide”, by Quin Sherrer, Ruthanne Garlock.

Quin Sherrer has written or co-authored 29 books, primarily with Ruthanne Garlock, and has spoken on more than 350 radio and TV stations on prayer and personal renewal. Her bio and contact information can be found at www.quinsherrer.com

 


27
Mar 2016

It’s Resurrection morning!

After all of Jesus’ actions to redeem us, He burst forth from the grave and soon he would head home to the Father accompanied by the angels. Nothing could hold Him back from fulfilling His promises to mankind. Nothing could keep Him from the Father. “The lost have been finding their way home through the cross for two thousand years. Easy to find yet missed by many, it marks the way to the Father’s house.”1 Eat at His table today and enjoy His blessings and the pleasure of His company.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is by His great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance that is kept in heaven for you.” (1 Peter: 3-4a; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Put on your favorite song celebrating the cross and Christ’s resurrection and worship Him!
  • Invite someone to join you and your family at your dinner table, so you can share the love of Christ with someone lost or lonely.
  • Realize that the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you! Realize that this power can save the lost, set sinners free, heal the sick and the mentally oppressed. It changes the literal environment of everywhere you go and everywhere you pray! Proclaim that you are walking in resurrection power!
  • Pray that our nation experiences an outpouring of God’s presence because of the multitude of Believers with a revelation of God’s resurrection power in them praying together daily!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you that You sent Jesus! Thank you, Jesus, that you came, died and powerfully resurrected from the dead! Thank you that You saved me and that You are able to save everyone who will believe! Thank you that You have filled me with resurrection power and I can go forth and proclaim Your Good News! Thank you that the prayers I pray for the lost and the sick and my sick nation will bear good fruit and I will see many miracles – things beyond what I can imagine! Because of Jesus’ blood and resurrection, Amen!

Today’s decree:

The resurrection power of Christ lives in me!

1 Sheets, Dutch. The Pleasure of His Company.  Bloomington: Bethany House Publishers, 2014: 220. Print.


26
Mar 2016

Asah!

Jesus’ last word was “tetelistai.” It is the same word as “asah” in the Hebrew. It means “to complete something.” It also means “to create.” And, it means “to make war” or “avenge.” When Jesus shouted it out it meant, “The debt is paid in full. I have avenged and made war. Come forth, new creation!” He said all of that, all that the cross meant to mankind, all wrapped up in one word – asah!

“He said, ‘It is finished!’ Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.” (John 19:30; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank Him that Jesus paid the debt for your sin in full.
  • Tell Him that you want to walk out the rest of your life as a new creation.
  • Shout “asah” over family members who don’t know Him. Shout “asah” over ungodly situations and laws in our nation. Shout “asah – come forth new creation,” to the fullness of God’s Kingdom being manifest in the earth!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you that Jesus paid the debt for my sin in full! I don’t have to do a thing, except accept His wonderful gift! I want to live for You every day that I have left and for all eternity! I shout “asah” over (name your unsaved loved ones)! I shout “asah” over (name situations in the nation that are not in alignment with His Word)! Kingdom of God, come! Asah and amen!

Today’s decree:

“Asah!”


25
Mar 2016

The Crucifixion

Six hours He hung there. Besides the nails in His hands and feet being excruciatingly painful, he was slowly suffocating. In this dying state, He interceded for His transgressors. He redeemed the lost thief. A darkness rolled in. He Who knew no sin was about to be made sin and about to be separated from the Father as a result. This was the hardest thing. It made Him cry out, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani.” The beloved Son is forsaken and the Father must pour out His wrath on Him – because of our sin.

“The Lord says, ‘It was my will that he should suffer; His death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness. And so he will see his descendants; he will live a long life, and through him my purpose will succeed.’” (Isaiah 53:10; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Through the most excruciating pain of Jesus’ last living day on earth, He was thinking of others. Worship Him for redeeming mankind.
  • The last thing Jesus experienced was to be separated from the Father, even as we are separated when we don’t know Him through Jesus. Cry out for every lost soul you know, that this year they will come to know their savior – Jesus!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I worship You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for us. Jesus, I thank You that You hung there in pain and in shame. Thank you that You experienced eternal separation from the Father as you took the weight of all of the world’s sin on Yourself. What great love!! We must have an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit, Lord! People must know what You have done!

Today’s decree:

Jesus took all of our sin to the cross, so that we could live forever in relationship with the Father, starting now!


24
Mar 2016

Crucify Him!

Cries of “Crucify Him” rang out. Those standing there hated the light because it exposed the evil in them. Man’s fallen condition is evil by nature – enmity against the Most High God. God came into the world to love mankind and we respond with “Crucify Him!” The abortionist doesn’t want evidence that the fetus is human. The humanist wants no standards or absolutes. They cry out, “Crucify Him,” all over again. But, sitting in a robe of mockery and a crown of thorns, He sat in quiet dignity before them. This is a love we cannot understand.

“So they cried out again, ‘Crucify Him!’ The Pilate said to them, ‘Why, what evil has He done?’ But they cried out all the more, ‘Crucify Him!’” (Mark 15:13-14; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Get out your newspaper or open up an online news source. Note how many articles you see that talk about areas where man is saying yet again, “Crucify Him!”
  • Identificationally repent, “Father, forgive them for they don’t understand what they were doing! If they knew the great price Jesus paid, they would not want to crucify Him again!”
  • Do the above over 3 or 4 national or community issues you are reading about.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, look at the condition of our nation. Look at all of the things we are still doing where we are still crying out, “Crucify Him!” We want our way. We think we are so smart, an evolved culture, but we really just don’t want You. We don’t want to hear what You are saying. We don’t want to do what Your Word says is the right thing to do. Forgive us, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Forgive us, Lord, and help us to want Your involvement in our lives and in our nation.


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