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19
Mar 2017

Praying for Strong Families: Marriage

God knew the importance of not being alone as stated by Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper suitable for him.” That helper is “called woman, for she was taken out of man.” Genesis 2: 23b.  God knew that his creation would highly benefit from the institution of marriage and His purposes would be advanced through the strength that family is.  The bedrock of a strong family is a healthy marriage, mother and father.  Our culture today wants to also re-determine what marriage is.  But we are responsible to God, not our culture nor our government.  Many leaders want to protect God’s ways while others are constantly seeking to alter God’s design.” (Lisa Crump)1

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask God for wayward hearts and minds to turn to Him and His ways while He may be found. That divorce would begin a sharp decline.
  • Pray for elected officials to stand strong in honor of God and not give in to fear of man in issues of marriage legislation.
  • Intercede for the new administration to learn from grounded scientific research of healthy families contribution to well-being in society and use this to implement good laws protecting the institution of marriage.
  • Pray for a tremendous increase of healthy marriages for examples and support. Seek that Christian counseling resources would be easily affordable and available.
  • Ask the Lord to bring godly Christian couples to the forefront as a witness to our nation and to the church.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we are asking that You strengthen marriages in this nation. Holy matrimony is under attack and laws have been passed that alter Your design for marriage and family. We pray that government officials would pay attention to scientific research about the contributions healthy marriages and families bring to our society. We pray that those that know You and who govern us would fear You, and not the opinions of men. God, make a way for more biblically-based Christian marriage and family counseling to be available. Please help Christian families who are struggling not to revert to the world’s answers over Yours to correct their life situations. We must have You, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that God will strengthen marriages and ungodly legislation regarding this hallowed institution will be reversed in America.

Learn more about Lisa Crump and National Day of Prayer here.


18
Mar 2017

Praying for Strong Families: God’s Creation

“Family is God’s creation, this it is not man’s or government’s authority to define.  The creation of humanity itself was a remarkable honor to mankind.  I often ponder how God must feel as our heavenly Father, our Creator.  His is fierce in His love and desire for His beloved creation.  Being made in His image is really an astounding honor from a perfect holy God to whom we will give an account one day of our choices.  One day we will face not a government, but God Himself as our judge.  Today, mankind is trying to re-define this divine creation of male and female from which all procreation comes.  We must contend for the holiness of God’s design of family, starting with male and female.” (Lisa Crump)1

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for governmental protection of God’s design for strong families as defined in the Holy Bible.
  • Pray this eternal truth: “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” (Proverbs 1:7a) to invade our cities, states and federal halls and courts. May a holy reverence come forth upon our entire nation.
  • Intercede for elected officials and those they assemble, who oppose the things of God, to come to know the joy of serving His ways that are higher than ours, as recorded in Isaiah 55:9b.
  • Ask the Lord to help our nation become a beacon in every church, state-federal hall and home, school and workplace to learn to love the Lord your God fully.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, You ordained the family. You began with one man and one woman. You gave them the ability to procreate, and “family” began. This was the world’s very first institution. It’s definition trumps government and law. We, Your Ekklesia, contend together today the family. We ask that a holy reverence of “family” would come upon our governing officials. We pray that those who oppose it would receive a revelation from You of its sanctity. We look for the day when the United States is that example of what the benefit of strong families looks like. Thank You, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the concept of family, as ordained by God, will be honored in the United States of America, at the federal level and in every state and city!

Learn more about Lisa Crump and the National Day of Prayer here.


17
Mar 2017

Praying for Our Military: Intelligence Support

“Intelligence was critical in the days of Moses and remains so today for all military operations. Just as Moses sent out spies to perform reconnaissance of the land of Canaan, today’s military must have robust intelligence capabilities that alert them to danger and give them an understanding of the enemy’s intent, power and ability, and tactics. Currently, the Intelligence Community appears to be compromised, as many damaging leaks are coming out from the various intelligence entities, thereby compromising national security and endangering the lives of those in the US Military. Intelligence agencies and personnel must be committed to their task of supporting military operations and giving the men and women in uniform an extra margin for success in battle.” (General Jerry Boykin)1

“The Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Send me to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel’.”  (Numbers 13:2; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for leadership in the intelligence agencies that focus first on supporting the needs of our troops. Leaders who will throw political correctness aside are needed to provide our troops what they need to fight and win wars.
  • Pray that our enemies will be revealed and that every planned attack will be exposed; that no enemy secrets will be hidden from our intelligence activities.
  • Pray for stamina for every Intelligence professional. Ask the Lord to give them physical and emotional strength and stamina to endure the rigors of their work.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we pray that our government and military leaders would consider the safety of our troops in the way they handle and release intelligence. We ask that what needs released is released, but what must remain confidential is safe and secure. Political correctness must be put aside when precious military lives are at stake. We command every plan against America at home, and against our troops abroad would be exposed. Give our intelligence services the guidance they need. Uncover what needs uncovered, Holy Spirit. Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that God will cause every plan of darkness against our nation to get in the light!

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.


16
Mar 2017

Praying for Our Military: Reversing the Infringement of Freedom of Religion

“Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof………”.   – First Amendment to the US Constitution

“Congress intended that every American would be free to believe what they chose and live according to their individual faith. More importantly, that Americans would also be free to speak about and live their individual faith without fear of repercussions. All faiths are welcome in this nation, as long as their faith does not threaten or conflict with the US Constitution. Those founding Fathers guaranteed future generations the freedom of religion, including the young men and women in the US military. They, more than most citizens, defend the freedoms of all Americans. Today, the religious liberties of military members are being infringed. Chaplains are being disciplined for praying in the name of Jesus, and individual service members of all services are suffering harassment and disciplinary action for living their faith openly. Low morale results from the infringements, and consequently, retention and recruitment of good people is problematic.” (General Jerry Boykin)1

So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer.” (Romans 12:1; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for leaders who support the 1st Amendment rights of service members.
  • Ask God to bring about a spiritual renewal and revival within the Armed Forces.
  • Pray for new DOD Directives that make clear that individual religious liberty will be protected.
  • Pray that all Christian military chaplains will be free to share and propagate the Gospel.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we ask that You help our leaders to fully support the guarantee of the First Amendment rights of our service members. Pour our spiritual renewal and revival among the ranks. Shift the DOD Directives to allow for individual religious liberty and that it be protected by law. Restore the freedom military chaplains have had and need to have to minister the Gospel freely in their service to this country. Thank You, Lord. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the Lord is restoring religious freedom to the military and it shall lead the way to freedom of religion in many other areas of American society!

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.


15
Mar 2017

Praying for Our Military: Leaders With a Warrior Ethos

“Leadership is a base principle of the US Armed Forces or any military. Strong leaders always command effective military units while weak leaders never succeed in building credible and capable units. American military leaders over the past eight years have been chosen largely because they were willing to support the Obama agenda, even at the expense of military readiness and capabilities. Consequently, they are not respected nor trusted by their subordinates. President Trump must appoint new leaders in short order. These leaders must be focused on war fighting and have proven records of leadership in combat operations. America can no longer accept leaders who are not willing to stand up, speak truth to power, and put their oath to the US Constitution first, above career. A warrior ethos is the most important quality needed in future leaders of our military.” (General Jerry Boykin)1

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” (1Timothy 3:1; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for President Donald Trump to recognize the need for new leaders with proven records of leadership in combat.
  • Ask God to identify those leaders to President Trump and to give him the discernment to know the true leaders from those who are self-serving careerists.
  • Pray for God to give all leaders in our military the courage to act as leaders, even when the culture demands political correctness. Pray that they will all put the country first and stand on principle in all matters.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we ask You for strong leaders over our military—over divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions, squadrons, platoons and the like.  We pray that our President would appoint even more brave, seasoned leaders to these critical positions. Let them be those that are servants and not self-serving. Grant them courage, Jesus. Grant them an anointing to stand against political correctness and do what the troops, the military, and the country needs! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the Lord shall cause great military leaders to be raised up and put in place for the United States of America.

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.


14
Mar 2017

Prayer for Our Military: Proper Equipping

“Having the right equipment for battle is a biblical principle as espoused by Jesus to his disciples. Today’s military is inadequately equipped to defend the nation and to win wars. After sixteen years of continuous warfare in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places around the globe, military hardware is worn out. It has not been replaced due to programmed budget cuts and sequestration. Half of the US Navy airplanes are grounded due to maintenance problems. The other services are experiencing similar problems with major military hardware and equipment. Every service member needs to have the best equipment that money can buy before going into battle, yet in many instances, our men and women in uniform are literally buying their own personal equipment items. This is an intolerable situation.” (Generals Jerry Boykin)1

“And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one”.  (Luke 22:36; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to increase the Defense Budget to an appropriate level to support the equipment needs of our service members.
  • Pray that God will give the US Congress wisdom in developing the Defense Budget.
  • Pray that military leaders will use their resources wisely and stay focused on military readiness.

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, my heart is heavy. Our military pay a dear price in many ways to protect myself, my family and my country from threats domestic and abroad. In order to do that, they should have the very best equipment. Will you touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders, so that they fund everything that is needed? Give them wisdom to know how to wisely budge. Let military leadership operate with good stewardship in the use of delegated resources. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that our military will be well-equipped with all they need to protect and serve the citizens of the United States!

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.


12
Mar 2017

Praying for Our Military: Protection of the Troops

“Young American military men and women are serving in hostile areas around the world today, standing against evil in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Their enemies are diabolical, determined, and lethal. Every service member in harm’s way needs the protection of the Almighty, just as Psalm 91 calls for. Prayers for them need to be focused and intense and prayed as one would pray for a loved one who is in imminent danger with an immediate need for protection. We must remember that those who serve do so because their country has sent them to a foreign land to stand up to tyranny, not because they have chosen the time and place for warfare. Consequently, we need to be praying for safety for all military personnel wherever they are in the world.” (General Jerry Boykin)

“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you”. (Psalm 91:7; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that God will give each service member the whole armor of God in both a physical and spiritual manifestation of that armor.
  • Pray that God will give each service member a discernment to see and recognize the enemy before the enemy can act.
  • Ask the Lord to bring comfort to all service members as they are separated from their families and loved ones.
  • Ask God for victory in battle for America and our allies. Seek a quick victory with a minimal loss of life on either side.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we ask You to cloth each of our U. S. Service members with the whole armor of God. Protect them from every plan of the evil one against them. We ask that You would give them a gift of discernment to recognize the enemy before they can act. Please send Holy Spirit to comfort the loved ones of those who are deployed. Grant grace and peace to soldiers on the battlefield. We ask You for swift and complete victory on the battlefield with minimal loss of life. Let those who are Your enemies, see Who You are through this, even as the ancient enemies of Israel did when You moved to win their battles. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the battle is the Lord’s and He will move mightily on behalf of our troops!

Learn more about General Jerry Boykin here.


11
Mar 2017

Agreement in the Final Day of the Esther Fast

“Shockingly, the Women’s March was only a first shot across the bow. In reality, an alliance of spiritual anarchy is presently being unveiled in full defiance of a ‘We the People’ electoral result and biblical truths that undergird our nation. With a disturbing brazenness (and the consent of the media), the dark underbelly of anarchy issued a global summons to employ witchcraft and curses against President Trump, his cabinet, and those aligned with a biblical worldview. This made plain what we have known from the beginning: Spiritual battles cannot be won on the playing field of protests and political arguments. Only the Church has the answer to such an unprecedented manifestation of witchcraft. According to Derek Prince, the Persian advisor, Haman (the adversary in the Book of Esther), practiced divination through the casting of lots, thus clearly aligning himself with demonic spiritual powers in his plot to destroy the whole Jewish population in the earth. Esther’s response, a 3-day, no-food-no-water fast, was the nuclear option of her day. It was an act of desperate dependence on God, the only thing capable of breaking the dark powers being channeled by Haman’s witchcraft. ‘Esther and her handmaidens’ led the whole nation in an intense period of fasting and prayer for three days leading up to Purim. Amazingly, dark schemes at the highest levels of government were exposed. Esther’s fast effectively reversed the curse and shifted the whole public policy of the Persian Empire in favor of the Jewish people. I cannot stress this enough: we are in a similar day and a cataclysmic battle for the soul of our nation. We cannot live the same way we lived yesterday.” (Lou Engle)1

“The Lord, Who makes you, bought you and saves you, and the One Who put you together before you were born, says, “I am the Lord, Who made all things. I alone spread out the heavens, and I alone spread out the earth. 25 I allow trouble to come on the special things done by men who lie and speak in pride. I make fools out of those who tell the future using their secret ways. I turn back wise men, and make their learning foolish.” (Isaiah 44:24-25; NLV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for the breaking of witchcraft against President Trump.
  • Pray for the agents of wickedness to be exposed and removed from their positions – Esther 7.
  • Pray that Christians would repent of any alignment with darkness in their attitudes and words towards those in authority.
  • Pray that those inciting violence and unrest would be stopped.
  • Intercede that the younger generation of women and girls would rise up and be trained in the ways of Esther.
  • Ask the Lord that upright women would be granted positions of influence in their homes, churches and civic realms.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we pray that President Trump will not be affected by any form of witchcraft coming against him. We ask that all agents of wickedness in any form would be found out and removed from their positions. Lord, let Christians repent of any place we may have aligned ourselves with darkness. Let us check our hearts and attitudes toward authority and repent, if need be. We command the violence in the nation to stop! We intercede for our women, young and old, to be graced with favor and influence, so they can take their places in history. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that God-fearing women of God are rising up to take their positions of influence in this nation.

1 Learn more about the Esther Fast and Lou Engle here.


10
Mar 2017

Esther Fast for America

“There are moments in history when a door for massive change opens. Great revolutions, either good or evil, spring up in the vacuum created by these openings. In such divine moments, key men, women and entire generations risk everything to become the hinge of history—the ‘pivot point’ that determines which way the door will swing. Esther is a prototype of history’s hinge: a courageous woman who humbly and artfully spoke truth to power. Facing witchcraft and dark conspiracies in Persia’s power base, Queen Esther risked her life, armed with nothing but an undying love for her people, a providential position of authority, her own dignity and the secret arsenal of corporate prayer and fasting. Through her, a nation was spared annihilation.” (Lou Engle)1

“Esther said, ‘I and my young women will also fast likewise. Only then would I dare go to the king since it is not allowed by law, and if I perish, I perish.’” (Esther 4:16b; ISV).

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that the women who love Jesus would rise up in this hour and know who they are!
  • Intercede for the women lost in darkness who are rising up to fill a vacuum created by this last election. They feel disenfranchised and are aligning with histories injustices. Pray they would know God’s deep love for them.
  • Declare that humble, God-fearing women, who understand their glorious purpose, will rise up to take their inheritance and their places in history.
  • Pray for those participating in the Esther fast from sundown, March 8, to sundown, March 11, that they would have grace and strength and break the witchcraft seeking to curse President Trump and this new administration.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we call for Your women to rise up! Let them know exactly who they are in You! We pray for those women lost in darkness who have risen up to fill a perceived vacuum of historic injustice. Show them how deeply You love them. In their place, we declare that God-fearing, glory-filled, humble women would rise up to that place God has prepared for them in this Purim season —to break the power of witchcraft over President Trump and over the nation, that God’s purposes can move forward and accomplish His perfect will. Thank You, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We declare that God’s women are rising in the humility of fasting and intercession, and witchcraft is breaking and the nation is moving forward in the purposes of God!

Read more about Lou Engle and the Esther Fast here.


09
Mar 2017

Praying for a Strong Economy: Tax

Tax reform is a very important part of the Trump agenda and has several components. U.S. corporations have an estimated $2.5 trillion in cash parked overseas as current corporate tax policy allows them to not pay tax on profits which could be reinvested overseas. This policy is negative for U.S. corporations. Trump is proposing a one-time 10-15% repatriation tax (to be paid regardless of whether a company keeps its cash overseas or brings it back to the U.S.). This is an important plank of Trumps economic policy as it destroys the incentive for U.S. corporations to keep cash parked overseas, but can also generate as much as $375 billion in tax revenue to reduce the budget deficit. U.S. Corporate tax policy needs to be greatly simplified, and rates reduced as the top U.S. corporate rate is well above its peers, discouraging business.  Labyrinthine complexity makes it much harder for U.S. businesses with tax compliance cost estimated in $316 billion per year. (Source: Spectator, 4/4/16) (Jerry Tuma)1

Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?” He told them, “Collect no more than you are required to.” (Luke 3:13; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that President Trump and Congress will come together to put America on better footing in terms of greatly simplified tax policy, and greatly reducing corporate tax rates to draw new businesses to the U.S.
  • Intercede for U. S. businesses that have taken their manufacturing offshore that our government would provide incentives for them to be able to do business on U.S. soil once again.
  • Ask the Lord to download wisdom and creative strategies to reduce our national debt!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we pray that our President and Congress, that they would come into a John 17 place of unity, and work together to simplify our corporate tax structure. We need a lower tax rate to draw new businesses to the U. S., as well as see the return of manufacturing to our shores. Pour out Your wisdom and creativity on our governing leaders, so that our national debt can begin to shrink, instead of grow! Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that God has strategies He is waiting to download to incentivize American corporations to do business on American soil!

Learn more about Jerry Tuma here.


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