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15
Aug 2016

A Narrow Place

Many of you may have been experiencing a very narrow time in your lives, financially and in other ways over the last month or so. Keep praying for our nation and over your families during this critical season. And as you war and pray for your families, cities and our nation, may it be from a place of greater victory, from the place of deeper intimacy with your heavenly Father.

“I have received authority from my Father. I will give authority over the nations to everyone who wins the victory and continues to do what I want until the end.” (Revelation 2:26; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Talk to the Lord about your narrow place. Let Him show You how your narrow place relates to the narrow place we are as a nation. Pray about that.
  • See yourself as victorious in your walk with Him! See yourself as victorious in your intercession for those things you have been regularly asking the Lord for. If you’re asking in accordance with His Word, victory is coming!
  • Thank the Lord from your position of victory to strengthen America’s families, including your own.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I have been in a very narrow place. The nation is in a very narrow place. Show me how my narrow place can open my heart for intercession for the nation in this same area. Lord, You have made me victorious! As I seek You for direction and prayer strategy, so I can ask according to Your Word and Will, I thank You that I will be victorious. You made that promise to me! I thank you that You are strengthening my family and the families of America. (Pray boldly for the family for a few minutes.) We need Your grace, Jesus! Amen!

Today’s decree:

We will be victorious in our prayers for our families and this nation when we pray according to His Word and Will!


14
Aug 2016

Holy Spirit Nudges

God’s plan for us is to go back to the basics and fall in love with him all over again. Commit yourself to draw near to Him. Separate yourself UNTO Him. Turn off the things pulling you down; walk away from what you know is not pleasing Him. Run to Him and get as close as you can. When the cares of this world seem to press in, Holy Spirit is faithful to send us little nudges to realign with Him.

“But the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can’t produce a crop.” (Mark 4:19; ISV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If we only knew how incredibly much God loves us, we would never want to sin ever again! Cry out to God for a new revelation of His deep love for you.
  • Put aside your selfishness and fear and ask the Lord what keeps you from a deeper walk with Him. Ask Him for a grace to fast it for a season, whether it is electronics, the tv, computer, volunteer work, etc.
  • Are there things in your life you are worrying about? Worrying won’t solve a thing. Draw near to God, tell Him all about it and let Him solve the problem for you.
  • Pray for others in the nation that may be struggling with the same concerns.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I “know” how much You love me, but I want to really know it! I want holiness to come to my life out of a revelation of your love for me. Forgive me my self-centeredness and my fear. It keeps me from you, because I am afraid You won’t like it that I am struggling. But, YOU are the answer to the struggle, Lord! Take my worry and work things out for me. I want to see Your answers to the things that concern me. I am not alone. Many in this nation have the same fears. Show Yourself strong for us, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Worrying about problems I am facing will not solve one. Only God has the exact right answers that I need, so I choose to bring these fears to Jesus today.


13
Aug 2016

Holy Spirit Nudges

God’s plan for us is to go back to the basics and fall in love with him all over again. Commit yourself to draw near to Him. Separate yourself UNTO Him. Turn off the things pulling you down; walk away from what you know is not pleasing Him. Run to Him and get as close as you can. When the cares of this world seem to press in, Holy Spirit is faithful to send us little nudges to realign with Him.

“But the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can’t produce a crop.” (Mark 4:19; ISV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If we only knew how incredibly much God loves us, we would never want to sin ever again! Cry out to God for a new revelation of His deep love for you.
  • Put aside your selfishness and fear and ask the Lord what keeps you from a deeper walk with Him. Ask Him for a grace to fast it for a season, whether it is electronics, the tv, computer, volunteer work, etc.
  • Are there things in your life you are worrying about? Worrying won’t solve a thing. Draw near to God, tell Him all about it and let Him solve the problem for you.
  • Pray for others in the nation that may be struggling with the same concerns.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I “know” how much You love me, but I want to really know it! I want holiness to come to my life out of a revelation of your love for me. Forgive me my self-centeredness and my fear. It keeps me from you, because I am afraid You won’t like it that I am struggling. But, YOU are the answer to the struggle, Lord! Take my worry and work things out for me. I want to see Your answers to the things that concern me. I am not alone. Many in this nation have the same fears. Show Yourself strong for us, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Worrying about problems I am facing will not solve one. Only God has the exact right answers that I need, so I choose to bring these fears to Jesus today.


11
Aug 2016

Day of Quiet Worship

After a time of spiritual battle and declaration, such as we have undertaken these last three days, it is always good to rest in the Lord. (See August 8 through 10 in the archives if you missed them.) The battle is done. He and His angels are at work and your place is to simply enjoy Him. There is nothing better! Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the beauty of His temple and in the depth of His love for you. Rest in Him today.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship Him in a soft place of rest and trust.
  • Pray His Word from 1 Chronicles 16:23-25, “Sing to the LORD, all the earth: Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.” (GNT)
  • Just sit and enjoy His Presence for a few minutes. There is no need to say anything. Just be with Him.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I worship You. You are absolutely wonderful, incredible, magnificent and glorious! These last few days have been pretty intense as we undertook spiritual warfare for the nation. Thank you that we now get to enter into a time of quiet rest and trust in You, while You work on our behalf. (Pray 1 Chronicles 16:23-25 to Him.) I just want to sit here in Your presence now and just enjoy these few minutes of my day with You. I don’t do it enough, but Lord help me make it a daily habit! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

Today I will enter Your rest and just very simply enjoy every second of being with You!


10
Aug 2016

Day of Rededication

This is the third day of a 3-day national call to prayer. Today, we will rededicate our cities, state and nation to the Lord Jesus Christ with the Father and Holy Spirit, our Triune God, Lord of the universe and all eternity, the only true God. Spend some time in worship and establish Him through your praise as the only God over America. Adore Him and tell Him how wonderful He is! Decree the scriptures below.

“The Lord takes pleasure in his people; he honors the humble with victory. Let God’s people rejoice in their triumph and sing joyfully all night long.” (Psalm 145:4-5; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Psalm 33 in its entirety.
  • “Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.” (1Kings 8:23; NIV)
  • “If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful because he cannot be untrue to himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13; GWT)
  • “Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law he does meditate day and night….The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” (Psalm 1:1-2 and 4-5; NKJV)
  • “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable to God. And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2; NKJV)
  • The Lord would say to us, “Indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.” (Genesis 22:17; NKJV)

A prayer you can pray:

Pray the scriptures above.

Today’s decree:

Jesus, we worship You, together with the Father and Holy Spirit, as God Most High over the United States of America!


09
Aug 2016

Day of Revocation

Ask God to revoke any demonic spiritual power that facilitates and holds the nation captive under the curse of sins repented for and renounced yesterday (see yesterday’s prayer points, if you missed them.) The shed blood of Jesus is all we need to have a right to intercede before the throne of grace. Go through the prayer points again and list the areas you are agreeing with God are revoked. Be bold in your request of the Father!

“Since then we have a great High Priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who was in every sense tempted like we are, yet without sin. Let us then come with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14-16; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask God to revoke the authority any demonic host would have over your city, state and America as a result of:
    • Past worship of any false gods or participation in any false religious activities.
    • Any covenant breaking that has occurred on a national level, including the breaking of treaties with the Native Americans.
    • The sin of the shedding of innocent blood, including the sin of abortion.
    • Any acts of injustice or corruption that have occurred, especially in your city, including slavery and racism. Pray for a healing of the wounding between police officers and the African American community.
    • Rampant sexual sin, such as pornography, sex trafficking, forced public acceptance of alternate forms of sexuality by various levels of government and immorality in general.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, as we have come to You in repentance of our sins and the sins of our nation, and have renounced those sins, we ask that You would now appropriate the power of the shed blood of Jesus and revoke all authority demonic hosts have had over us as a nation. Lord, there are many thousands of Believers praying in unity and faith today. We thank You for Your Word that asks us to come boldly to the throne of grace and find grace to help in time of need, and Lord, that is what we are doing. Save us and save our nation! In Jesus’ precious and powerful name, we pray. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The blood of Jesus is enough to save us! We will serve no other master, but Jesus Christ alone!


08
Aug 2016

Day of Repentance and Renunciation

Today begins a three-day national call to fasting and prayer for the nation. Millions of Christians across the country will be praying today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Every Believer in the Body of Christ is being invited to fast and pray to rededicate our land back to Jesus Christ, the one and only Lord, along with our Father, and the Holy Spirit. Placing ourselves under the blood of the Lamb of God and as the Spirit of God leads, let us do the following today—repent of our national sin and renounce the power it has had over us.

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

“He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.” (Proverbs 28:13; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Identificationally repent for the worship of any false gods or participation in any false religious activities. Use Daniel 9:1-19 as your guide.
  • Repent for any covenant breaking that has occurred on a national level, including the breaking of treaties with the Native Americans.
  • Repent for the sin of the shedding of innocent blood, including the sin of abortion.
  • Repent for any acts of injustice or corruption that have occurred, especially in your city, including slavery and racism. Pray for a healing of the wounding between police officers and the African American community.
  • Repent of rampant sexual sin, such as pornography, sex trafficking, forced public acceptance of alternate forms of sexuality by various governments and immorality in general.
  • Renounce the above activities and agree for the breaking and cancellation of every curse that became active as a result of the above activities.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we humbly ask You to forgive us our national sin. We, Your Church, are not innocent. We repent of idolatry and the worship of false gods and participation in the worship of gods other than You. We repent for the nation’s breaking of multiple covenants with the native Americans. We repent of the sin of abortion and the shedding of innocent blood. We repent of all acts of injustice and corruption in our communities. Forgive us for the sin of racism, specifically, and for not loving others as we want to be loved and accepted. Forgive us of every form of sexual sin and for not honoring you with our bodies. We repent for our federal and state governments and school boards forcing the citizens to accept forms of sexuality that are not acceptable to You, Lord. We, Your Church, renounce all of these sins and ask You to remove any curses that have come upon us as a result of our national rebellion against You and Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

Today, the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ humbly repents for our national sin and renounces all acts against the Word of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


07
Aug 2016

An Exceptional Season!

The body of Christ is in an exceptional season. There is so much going on in the earth and we are being challenged to pray like never before. Our enemy is raging; turmoil and confusion are rampant. In seasons such as this, it is imperative we keep our eyes and hearts focused on the Lord and His plan. The Church is entering her greatest hour. And the key to our victory—in all that we are facing and all that lies ahead—is greater intimacy with Him.

“I repeat, be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the LORD your God, am with you in all you do.” (Joshua 1:9; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Make Joshua 1:9 your prayer in this season.
  • Sit still for a minute and make your mind think about how kind and caring He is. Feel His closeness. Tell Him how you feel about His love and care for you as if He is right there with you.
  • Proclaim His greatness over the nation. Proclaim that this is the finest hour of the Church and that we will be victorious. Proclaim a great move of God in the nation!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, make me strong and brave! Grant me a grace to overcome fear and still my heart, so that no matter what happens around me panic does not set in over me and my family. I thank You that You are with me in all that I do! Lord, as I meditate on Your love and care for me and my family, my heart is stilled. Any anxiety I feel melts away in Your presence. I never want to move away from this place of intimacy with You. You are great, Lord! You are the only God over our nation! A great move of God is coming to America and You will see Your beautiful Church shine and be victorious! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord makes His Church strong and victorious, so that He can be revealed in this nation when times are troubled!


06
Aug 2016

Finishing the Work

In 1865 the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was passed, which abolished slavery in the United States. On August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed. This Act of Congress made it illegal to give special tests to African Americans when they registered to vote. These tests were designed to keep them from voting, primarily in the South, also known as The Bible Belt. Why should it take more than 100 years for a people to be truly free in America? Even today, racism abounds in the United States and in the Church in America.

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” (Luke 6:31; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Let the reality noted above shock you. 100 years for a people to be set free in an area of basic freedom in the United States of America—the freedom to choose those that would govern them.
  • Repent on behalf of the Church, as it is commonly said that Sunday morning is the most segregated day of the week. Reality is that the area of the nation that most identified as Christian, the South, held onto racist actions, such as denying the vote, the longest.
  • Pray that racism would end in America, for the sake of the Native Americans, the African Americans, Hispanics and other cultures. Intercede strongly for the love of God to break all racial barriers down, beginning with the Church and that we would treat one another as we would want to be treated.

A prayer you can pray:

Forgive us, Jesus. Forgive the Church. Racism should have no place at all in the Body of Christ or in areas where we have influence, such as in the southeastern United States. No people group should have to struggle 100 years or more for basic respectful treatment. Lord, forgive us! We should be leading the way and showing the world what love looks like, not leading the way to keep others from equal treatment under the law! Father, break out hearts, as we know Yours breaks when we do not treat each other as You would treat us. Racial reconciliation and mutual respect between people of different races must begin with the Church! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God has made us all in His image and we must not deny one another access to Him or to governance in this nation.


05
Aug 2016

We are the Salt for the Nation

“According to Scripture and what Paul is instructing Timothy in his letter, it’s ‘we’ not ‘they’ that have sinned. It’s we that are responsible for the state of our nation, not sinners. What Scripture teaches is that the church is the salt of the earth, and it’s when the salt loses its savor that ungodly men are able to trample over it. Again we need to understand that the state of the union is contingent on the state of the church, and the state of the church plays directly upon the state of the union. It’s the will of God that a nation has godly, good government, that the gospel might be preached and salvation may freely come to all. We play an important part.”1 (Sid Roth)

“You are like salt for the whole human race. But if salt loses its saltiness, there is no way to make it salty again. It has become worthless, so it is thrown out and people trample on it.” (Matthew 5:13; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • This is pretty profound if you think about it—we are the salt of our nation. Stop and ponder this.
  • Identificationally repent on behalf of the Church that we have clearly lost our saltiness. Ask the Lord to restore it!
  • Our government depends on a Church being active out there in government and in humbly standing for righteousness and holding our elected officials accountable. Pray for your elected officials from the President to your Congressmen, state elected officials and city Councilmen and women.
  • Visit a city council meeting or other city board and learn how government works. Take an official out for coffee and learn about how your city is governed.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, You designed Your Church to be salt in the earth. You designed us to make people thirsty for You and Your ways. We should be impactful, but we are often scorned and mocked and religiously thought that was a good thing. Often the reason we are mocked is not because the world is convicted of sin, but because we don’t know what we are doing or what we are talking about when it comes to government matters. Forgive us, Lord. Restore our saltiness! Teach us how to impact government by understanding it – what makes good government and what is truly wrong that needs corrected! Open doors for relational learning, Lord. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church will regain its saltiness and impact government in new and powerful ways!

1 Sid Roth, “Effective Prayer For A Nation,” Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!, 2016. SidRoth.org, 2/28/2008. 8/1/16.


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