Urgent Prayer


03
Mar 2019

70 Days – Righteousness Exalts a Nation – Day 23

GiveHim15 will be collaborating with Love Ministries in a very special 70-day prayer focus. We are going to take a stand for righteousness in the United States of America  from February 9th through Passover, April 19th.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34; NASB)

REBUILDING THE WALL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN OUR NATION, STATES, AND TERRITORIES – 52 Day State Prayer Focus: Day 6: Georgia, January 2, 1788

The Lord is calling you to gain a passion for intercession to see the manifested plan of God for our nation come to pass. The Lord has a redemptive plan for this nation and each of the 50 states.

“I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”
(Ezekiel 22:30-31; NLT)

“The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”  When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.” (Nehemiah 1:1-3; NIV)  

Nehemiah was willing to gain a passion for intercession when he heard broken down walls and gates in Jerusalem. For some days he mourned, fasted and prayed before the Lord. God answered Nehemiah’s prayers and gave him favor with the king so that he could answer the call to rebuild and restore the wall. He faced opposition and overcame, because He was a man of prayer who held fast to the Lord His God.

“So, the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.” (Nehemiah 6:15-16; NIV)

The Lord is seeking gap standers for this nation and this state. Are you willing to birth a burden in prayer for each state to see the manifested presence of God come in our land?  

Give Him 15 minutes of prayer:

  • Read Nehemiah chapter 1.
  • Pray portions of Nehemiah’s prayer in Nehemiah 1.
  • 52 Day State Prayer Focus: Georgia, January 2, 1788 (ratified).
  • Motto: Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.
  • Familiar Name: The Peach State.
  • Prophetic Word: “Georgia is one of My Gates; it is a governmental gate.”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we acknowledge and come into agreement with your kingdom plan and purposes for our nation and the state of Georgia. We ask that you align Georgia in Your righteousness. We call Georgia into the original intent of her birthright and destiny as ordained by Almighty God. The Lord declares over you, “Georgia is one of My Gates; a governmental gate.” You are a gatekeeper state authorized to open gates to the Lord and close gates to the enemy. The Lord says you are an open portal – a place of revelation, fresh worship and restoration; a place where healing of racial divisions and strife takes place; where the womb will no longer be hostile to new life (both naturally and spiritually); where new ministries will not just be conceived but brought to full maturity; where sounds of worship will come forth. Take hold of your prophetic destiny and legislate righteousness on behalf of the land. May the godly, three-fold cord of wisdom, justice, and moderation manifest within your borders.  Georgia, you are “The Peach State.” Taste and see that the Lord is good. We declare that you are reconnected to your roots bringing governmental breakthroughs that shape our nation in righteousness. Let the redemptive Sound of Heaven come forth in your land. May our King go up before you and break open the way for you, Georgia. Let the Shout of the King be among you! Lord, rebuild Your wall of righteousness around this nation, and restore the gates of this nation and this governmental gateway state of Georgia. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The 70 Day Decree:

Lord God, we present ourselves unto You a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). We acknowledge and declare that we are filled with the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:11). Your Word tells us that righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34). We stand before You in the land You have given us, and we decree and release the righteousness of Christ into our territories, spheres of influence, our cities, states, and nation in order to bring healing, revival, awakening, and reformation to America. Father, let Your Spirit of righteousness be released and established in us, and in every place in which You have given us jurisdiction. Let Your righteous Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10)! Prepare the soil of this nation and realign us with Your righteousness! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


02
Mar 2019

70 Days – Righteousness Exalts a Nation – Day 22

GiveHim15 will be collaborating with Love Ministries in a very special 70-day prayer focus. We are going to take a stand for righteousness in the United States of America  from February 9th through Passover, April 19th.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34; NASB)

REBUILDING THE WALL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN OUR NATION, STATES, AND TERRITORIES – 52 Day State Prayer Focus: Day 4: New Jersey, December 18, 1787

See below for prayer points for New Jersey.

If you are not familiar with the 70 Day Prayer Focus, here is the vision again:

The CALL: To the Righteous Remnant

Believers who will stand in the land for 70 days, decreeing and releasing the righteousness of God from Saturday, February 9, 2019, through Friday, April 19, 2019.

“But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who Believe.” (Romans 3:21-22; NIV)

The CAUSE: Raising up righteousness in our nation.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34; NASB)

“I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to sand in the gap on the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land.” (Ezekiel 22:30; NLT)

“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21; NIV)

The CATALYST: The voice of the righteous.

For 70 days, join with many others in releasing the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus through both your life and a united decree into your territory, spheres of influence, cities, states, and nation in order to see reformation and transformation come into our nation!

Please join us in this 70-day Decree raising righteousness!

Release the following decree at the beginning of each day. Then, throughout your day, manifest the righteousness of Christ in every place on which the soles of your feet tread. Our prayer is that you, yourself, will become the righteousness decree in the land!

Give Him 15 minutes of prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for this vision He has given us for the 70 Day “Righteousness Exalts a Nation” prayer focus and decree.
  • Come into agreement with the vision of the Lord and decree it so that it may be fully established in our land.
  • Thank the Lord for the manifestation and fulfillment of this vision in our land.
  • State Prayer focus:  Day 5, New Jersey, December 18, 1787
  • Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
  • Familiar Name: The Garden State
  • First state to ratify the Bill of Rights
  • New Jersey is a gateway state into our nation
  • 50 State Tour: The Watchman State
  • Declare and agree with the preamble of the constitution of this state: “We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we thank you for the awesome opportunity you have given us to stand on behalf of this nation of America. We acknowledge and come into agreement with the vision, the call, the cause and the catalyst. We agree with your word, “Righteousness exalts a nation…” Lord, write the vision upon the tablets of our hearts and minds so that we will faithfully stand and release your righteous decree in our land. We believe we will see the manifestation of this vision on earth, as it is in heaven. Father, we acknowledge and come into agreement with your kingdom plan and purposes for the state of New Jersey. New Jersey, we call you to awaken in righteousness and truth. You are a gateway state to our nation. Remember your heritage as the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights of this nation and hold to the truths that are embedded in your history. Liberty and prosperity are deeply deposited in your land and resources. New Jersey, you hold a revolutionary key to this nation as the Watchman State. Lord, let the watchmen arise and align with your prophetic destiny and intercession that is stored in the birthright of this state to shift this nation. Let your original intent come forth for the “Garden State.” Let us declare their preamble over them this day: We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The 70 Day Decree:

Lord God, we present ourselves unto You a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). We acknowledge and declare that we are filled with the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:11). Your Word tells us that righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34). We stand before You in the land You have given us, and we decree and release the righteousness of Christ into our territories, spheres of influence, our cities, states, and nation in order to bring healing, revival, awakening, and reformation to America. Father, let Your Spirit of righteousness be released and established in us, and in every place in which You have given us jurisdiction. Let Your righteous Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10)! Prepare the soil of this nation and realign us with Your righteousness! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


01
Mar 2019

70 Days – Righteousness Exalts a Nation – Day 21

GiveHim15 will be collaborating with Love Ministries in a very special 70-day prayer focus. We are going to take a stand for righteousness in the United States of America  from February 9th through Passover, April 19th.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34; NASB)

REBUILDING THE WALL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN OUR NATION, STATES, AND TERRITORIES – 52 Day State Prayer Focus: Day 4: Pennsylvania, December 12, 1787

“Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. (Psalm 33:8-12; NASB)

“Our children will also serve Him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord. His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.” (Psalm 22:30-31; NLT)

Let’s look at this quote and a letter from Elias Boudinot who was born in the state of Pennsylvania. He served as President of Congress, signed the peace treaty to end the American Revolution, was the first attorney admitted to the US Supreme Court bar, a framer of the Bill of Rights, and was the director of the U. S. Mint.

“Let us enter on this important business under the idea that we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned… Let us earnestly call and beseech Him, for Christ’s sake, to preside in our councils… We can only depend on the all-powerful influence of the Spirit of God, Whose Divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore, I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning . . . in order to open the meeting with prayer.”                                                                                         

From a letter to his daughter: “You have been instructed from your childhood in the knowledge of your lost state by nature – the absolute necessity of a change of heart and an entire renovation of soul to the image of Jesus Christ – of salvation through His meritorious righteousness only – and the indispensable necessity of personal holiness without which no man shall see the Lord [Hebrews 12:14]. You are well acquainted that the most perfect and consummate doctrinal knowledge is of no avail without it operates on and sincerely affects the heart, changes the practice, and totally influences the will – and that without the almighty power of the Spirit of God enlightening your mind, subduing your will, and continually drawing you to Himself, you can do nothing. . . . And may the God of your parents (for many generations past) seal instruction to your soul and lead you to Himself through the blood of His too greatly despised Son, who notwithstanding, is still reclaiming the world to God through that blood, not imputing to them their sins. To Him be glory forever!” (Elias Boudinot, The Age of Revelation (Philadelphia: Asbury Dickins, 1801), pp. xii-xiv, from the prefatory remarks to his daughter, Susan, on October 30, 1782)

Give Him 15 minutes of prayer:

  • Decree Psalm 33:8-12 and Psalm 22:30-31 over our nation.
  • Pray and decree portions of Elias Boudinot’s quote and letter as directed by Holy Spirit.
  • Pray for Pennsylvania and the nation from their Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence.
  • And from the state’s Familiar Name: The Keystone State.
  • And from the 50 State Tour’s prophetic insight: The First Shall be Last – A Governmental Shift State.
  • Declare and agree with the preamble of the constitution of this state: “We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance …”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we acknowledge that You are the Lord of the United States of America. We thank you for our founding fathers who established this nation in Your righteousness.  Let all the earth fear the Lord. You nullify the counsel of the nations; You frustrate the plans of the peoples. We declare, “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of Your heart from generation to generation.” Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom You have chosen for Your own inheritance. We are your righteous inheritance standing before you in the land. We declare, “Our children will serve You. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord. Your righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything the Lord has done.” We ask for a change of heart and an entire renovation of the soul of this nation through Jesus Christ and by the power of Holy Spirit. Let Your awakening and transformation come to America in such a way that it sincerely affects the heart, changes the practice, and totally influences the will of a nation! Thank you for the righteous legacy of Elias Boudinot and William Penn. Father, we acknowledge and come into agreement with Your kingdom plan and purposes for the state of Pennsylvania. We ask that you align Pennsylvania with Your righteousness. We agree with the words of William Penn, “Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” We call Pennsylvania to awaken in her birthright and destiny as ordained by Almighty God. Pennsylvania, we acknowledge you as “The Keystone State.” You are the stone at the top of an arch that holds everything together; the block that holds all the other blocks in place. Father, let justice and righteousness flow through this state, overturning injustices and division. Remove the trauma of war, innocent bloodshed, broken covenants, and division from this land. Bring complete healing. Let the blood of Jesus Christ speak over and cleanse this state of all defilement and unrighteousness. We pray for righteous authorities to be established throughout the state. Pennsylvania, your virtue is your ability to liberate and realign this nation spiritually through governmental prayer and declarations. We declare that the three-fold cord of godly virtue, liberty and independence will rise up within this state and shift our nation. Let Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, represent the love of God poured out upon you and this nation, bringing healing and reconciliation. Lord, reconnect, restore and revive Your plan for this state and our nation. We put a demand on the godly inheritance of Pennsylvania to be released and flow throughout our land.  In the Name of Jesus Christ, we pray, amen.

The 70 Day Decree:

Lord God, we present ourselves unto You a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). We acknowledge and declare that we are filled with the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:11). Your Word tells us that righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34). We stand before You in the land You have given us, and we decree and release the righteousness of Christ into our territories, spheres of influence, our cities, states, and nation in order to bring healing, revival, awakening, and reformation to America. Father, let Your Spirit of righteousness be released and established in us, and in every place in which You have given us jurisdiction. Let Your righteous Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10)! Prepare the soil of this nation and realign us with Your righteousness! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


25
Jan 2019

Reforming the Conscience of a Nation

I recently read an article regarding the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, spearheaded by Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska. It seems that abortionists are continuously using loopholes to allow babies that survive abortions to die on the table, without providing any help or comfort whatsoever. (I can hardly bear the thought.) Sasse, along with 37 other senators, is trying to change this. The article went on to say that if the law makes it through the Senate, it will almost certainly be rejected by the Democrat-controlled House. Inconceivable—unless you consider other things happening in our culture, such as celebrity supporters of abortion are now spearheading the “Shout Your Abortion” movement. In other words, “Don’t be ashamed of your abortion—brag about it.” It is certainly not my intention to shame anyone who has participated in an abortion—God can completely eradicate the sin, shame, and pain. My point is that a portion of America is in desperate need of an awakened conscience.

Nothing can accomplish this but an encounter with God! This is coming! This is why we continue to give all of our efforts to turning America back to God. The coming Third Great Awakening is needed to stop this runaway train, because it is the only thing that can transform the conscience of a nation. God, in His mercy and covenantal faithfulness, is going to send a great revival. A merciful awakening is on the way, through which millions will find salvation and therein, find the mind of Christ. The heart and conscience of a nation will come alive. America will change from the inside.

“Are they ashamed because they have done such shameful things? No, they are not at all ashamed. They do not even know how to blush!” (Jeremiah 6:15a; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Educate yourself on the new abortion legislations being passed across America in the last month. See New York here. See upcoming Vermont legislation here. Here is the suit against the state of Texas, which was heard on January 7th.
  • Pray that abortion is eradicated in America.
  • Intercede for the salvation of those who do not yet know him.
  • Pray for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to be saved, so his mind can be renewed and he can see life through God’s eyes. Right now, he can’t. Pray for those associated with the pro-abortion groups mentioned in the articles. Ask God to send revival to the places they live – New York, Vermont, Austin, TX, Washington, D.C., etc. Let’s believe together for a turnaround right where it’s darkest!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, lead me to the information I need in order for me to be able to rend my heart over what breaks Yours. I can’t stick my head in the sand and hope my nation will change without prayer and intercession. Abortion must end in America. The death culture must be overturned by Your Life-giving Awakening flowing through the land. Save those who are currently Your greatest foes. Those that mock life, those that shout about their abortions and feel no shame, those that promote and vote for legislation that kills babies even to the moment of birth—save them! Save our nation from their unholy, God-less ideology! Save those working for Planned Parenthood, Whole Woman’s Health,  and the Afiya Center. Draw them to Jesus, Holy Spirit. Only You can deliver them from the enemy’s deception. Send awakening to the states of New York and Vermont, and to the city of Austin, TX. Lord, do what only You can do, as we stand in the gap for Life! Amen.

Today’s decree:
America will change from the inside, as God sends a Great Awakening!


10
Jan 2019

Agape Love and Prayer Will Govern Us

“In 2018, there were more ups and downs than we could have imagined. From the Supreme Court controversy which accelerated the sanctity of life debate, to the hair-raising midterm elections that sparked excessive strife, to the increasing pressures surrounding border security, the heat is on. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Interestingly enough, in the heat of the moment, most of America agrees with our president; national security is a major concern. Many also support his leadership for sanctity of life, no taxpayer dollars funding abortion, improving our economy, lower unemployment rates and higher economic growth rate, and his international gains.


As we move through 2019, with the March for Life and the Martin Luther King week ahead of us, please be encouraged to mend fences and build bridges. Agape love and prayer should be allowed to govern us; and we must not allow ourselves to be divided by politics. Let this be a year of overcoming crimes against humanity such as racism and abortion; not color blind, but with eyes wide open. Remember, love and prayer brought us through 2018 and will be needed this year, and must continue on into 2020 when we start the next round of elections.” (Dr. Alveda King)

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:9-12; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for President Trump. Use Alveda’s words above to help you pray for national security, the sanctity of life, defunding of abortion in America and internationally, and for a continuing strong economy.
  • Intercede for the March for Life on January 18th. If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, or close enough to drive in, consider participating. Your local area might be hosting a March for Life, as well.
  • Ask God to let this be a year of overcoming crimes against humanity such as racism and abortion. Repent of any areas in your heart and mind that don’t line up with God’s Word on these matters. Pray for any family members you have that operate out of a place of racism or disregard for life.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we lift up President Donald J. Trump to you today. Thank you for giving us a very bold President who believes in protecting the American people and protecting the unborn. We ask that all public funding for abortion in America, as well as funds set aside for international abortions would cease. We ask that President Trump would continue to work to strengthen our economy, so citizens have an increasingly better standard of living. We join together in prayer for the National March for Life on January 18th in Washington, D.C., and other locations across the nation. Protect those who are walking and praying for the ending of abortion in the U.S.A. Free our nation from the death culture abortion brings in. End racism, as well.  Help every Believer to have Your heart for one another, regardless of race, economic background, or denominational preference. Help us be an example of the agape love You have for those who don’t yet know You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church in America will choose to walk in agape love and truth, and refuse to let Satan divide us!

Learn more about Dr. Alveda King here.


09
Jan 2019

Legacy-sized Miracles and Harvest

“The Bible says that a good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children. We should all be asking ourselves, ‘When I pass away, what kind of a legacy will I leave?’ We should be asking God for a legacy-sized harvest of souls, and glorious, life-changing, manifestations of His Presence. Last year, many of us felt it was a year to possess the gates of the enemy. We can now look back and see that all around the world, captives were set free. Pastor Andrew Brunson was held captive in Turkey. He was set free. Asia Bibi, a young Christian woman in Pakistan was on death row and she was set free. Over and over we could say the gates opened. Tremendous gates opened. Suddenlies and acceleration was prophesied and we saw that. This year, that’s going to an extreme level. The Power of God is getting to ready to be visited on the Church on a much larger scale.” (Cindy Jacobs)

“Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.” (Habakkuk 1:5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Can you believe that this is a year of extraordinary miracles?
  • Can you believe this is the year a profound harvest of souls begins?
  • Can you believe that God’s manifested Presence will be experienced this year?
  • What kind of a legacy are you believing God for?
  • What captives are you praying for to see them set free?
  • Pray about all of these things.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I believe this is a year we will see incredible miracles. We will see the beginning of a great harvest of souls. I so desire to see Your manifested Presence in and through my life. I want to see the Church manifesting miracle, signs and wonders, which glorify and lead people to Jesus. May the goodness of God be seen in America. May the rich legacy of the inheritance of the saints be realized, which is to know Christ and make Him known. (Pray for captives you know who need to be set free and introduced to Jesus.) Amen, Lord. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Power of God is getting to ready to be visited on the Church on a legacy-creating scale.
Learn more about Cindy Jacobs here.


08
Jan 2019

Enough is Enough!

There are times when the enemy is empowered and even overplays his hand, so to speak. I believe that is happening today in America. I saw this word of encouragement from Bobby Connor and it spoke right into this season for America. Saints, it is time to press into Him and His Glory! “The Spirit of God is fanning the flame of discontentment within the hearts of many. We can’t remain satisfied and content with our lack of power and spiritual authority; a cry of desperation must burst forth: ‘Enough is enough!’ Ask yourself this question: ‘Am I willing to pay the price to seek the Lord for promotion?’ This will be a season of swift acceleration and advancement if we put God first. We are instructed to seek the Lord while He is near (see Isaiah 55:6). We are reminded that we only find the Lord when we search with all our heart (see Jeremiah 29:12-13). If we make seeking Him and His Kingdom our top priority, He will take care of everything else (see Matthew 6:33). There is a wonderful grace offered for us to advance in the times of adversity! The invitation is extended to all saints; however, by a lack of commitment, many will disqualify themselves. This is a time to be desperate for the revealed glory of God. One of the marks of these overcomers will be hunger and complete dissatisfaction with business as usual. This holy hunger will drive us to seek the Lord on a much more increased level.” (Bobby Connor)

“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Humble yourself before the Lord and worship Him.
  • Present yourself before Him and ask Him to cleanse your heart and mind. Invite His holy fire to clear away the chaff of the world so you are ready to fight His battles. This is where true spiritual authority comes from.
  • Consider a season of fasting and prayer soon, if you are not already fasting in this early season of the year. Dedicate a portion of time to come aside and passionately seek Him.
  • If you are not experiencing a deep hunger and thirst for Him, this is the time to ask Him for that. Our nation needs many hungry for God!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I humble myself before You today. I love You and I want to love You more. I want to be burning for You (Worship Him for a bit.) I need the fire of Your Presence to come and burn away all of the thoughts and feelings I have about the things around me. I get passionate about the wrong things. I want my thoughts to line up with Yours. I want my emotions to line up with Yours. I want to love what You love and hate what You hate. I want to look around me and see as You see. Lord, I want to express Your manifest Glory in the earth everywhere that I go, and with every prayer that I pray. May the darkness around me be pushed back, because You indwell me. Let me be constantly cognizant of You. Change my worship, change my life, change my prayers, change my decrees. May all of my prayers and actions be pleasing in Your eyes, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Enough is enough!

Learn more about Bobby Conner here.


07
Jan 2019

Living in Matthew 28:18-20

Jesus said in Mark 16, “Go preach the Gospel…” The word “preach” in this verse means to announce, or publish. But Jesus uses a completely different word in Matthew 28. There, he says “teach” which means to teach principles. What if the Church was living that? We could work together as churches across a city or county to elect Believers to all kinds of positions. We could be elected to city boards and govern according to the instruction in God’s Word. A motivated congregation that is praying for their schools could put forth candidates for a local school board, win their elections, and rule their school board by biblical principles. (This has actually happened in some places!) This is one way Believers can stop the flow of iniquity and unrighteousness that may be in our cities. And when the people of God are elected, may they be living righteously so as not to bring reproach on our Lord.

“Be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12b; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Stop and think for a moment how those who govern your city, school board, county and state are doing. Are they Christians? Use the internet to find out who they are and pray for them by name.
  • Learn about what your city council does, decisions your school board makes, and what your county commissioners do. Does your city have volunteer boards, such as a Parks Board, Economic Development Board, Library Board, etc? Prayerfully consider volunteering. Start attending some of the meetings and pray onsite with insight.
  • Talk to your pastor about getting prayer groups together to pray for government, from the local level to the national level.
  • Take the responsibility and ask the Lord for a strategy to involve your church in city governmental prayer activities.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, today I want to talk with You about my local government. What would you like me to know. Teach me what I need to research and understand, so I can be effective in interceding for my city council members, school board officials, county commissioners, emergency responders, etc. I don’t know why I have never thought of them before, when the decisions they make impact my life and the life of my family so much. As I pray for them, show me if there is some way I can be involved in prayer and in action. Is there a board where my gifts would be helpful? Is there an office you would like me to run for? Use me to stir up prayer for government in my church and community. I am willing. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We will pray, we will act, we will instruct, and by God’s grace, we will bring a righteous atmosphere to America!


06
Jan 2019

Getting Past the Religious Structures

I feel like God is about to awaken denominations and streams and tell them, “You are stuck in the past.” He’s going to shift the thinking of religious people. There are some doctrinal things that should not be. Church government structures, thoughts on eschatology, these things are keeping us apart. We should be able to reach across our doctrinal differences and work together, if our basic theology is true to the Word of God. John the Baptist said, “He must increase. I must decrease.” We, the Church, are here to make Him known, not ourselves or our denominational doctrines. We are here to expand His Kingdom in the earth, not build our own. We must pray that the Church does Matthew 28:18-20, not just Mark 16 during this next outpouring.

“He must increase, but I must decrease. He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.” (John 3:30-31; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for the leaders of the Body of Christ across all denominations. Pray that they would be prompted by the Holy Spirit to look at whether doctrinal differences are keeping them from working together with other members of the Church.
  • Decree, “He must increase and we, His children, His servants, must decrease.”
  • Ask the Lord to stir the Church to pray for all segments of society, especially government.
  • Pray leaders equip the saints to share the Gospel where they work and have influence.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I pray for all of the leaders in the church, across all denominational lines. I love them all, Lord, and I so desire that we would be one, even as You are One. Your Word says that the world will drawn to Jesus by the love we have for one another, but so often our doctrinal differences keep us apart. Certain things, such as the way we conduct church services or how we dress, or even arguments over when and how You will return, are not things that should keep us apart. Those things are not as important to salvation. Help us to put our prideful ideas aside! You must increase and we must decrease. We must stop trying to be seen, and exalt You, Jesus, instead! We have to reach the world, in all those places You send us every day. We must go into the harvest fields – government, education, arts and entertainment, media, etc. Show our leaders how to follow Matthew 28:18-20 and equip the saints to pray and go into these harvest fields. Grant us grace and influence, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

There is a humility coming to the American Church that is motivating us to work together to expand God’s Kingdom in the nation.


05
Jan 2019

Let the Congregation Make a Petition

Can you imagine congregants asking their pastors the following questions? Pastor, why don’t we pray for the government more? Can we pray for the President today? Could we intercede for life today? Pastor, can we pray for our city council members? It could get pretty uncomfortable for leaders if we start doing that. Congregants are going to start realizing, “We don’t pray for these things. Why don’t we do this?” I’ve been asking the Lord, “What do we need to do for this shift to take place?” I’ve been asking the Lord to give favor to some who have a broader voice than I have, who could speak to many streams, who could suddenly tap into this. We need those to rise up who can start writing and teaching and crossing denominational streams. We need Baptists and Assembly of God leaders, and many others with influence.

“Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers.” (1 Timothy 5:1; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • With humility, pray for your pastors and those in authority over you that they will have a heart to pray for government and governmental leaders.
  • Ask the Lord for grace and favor to discuss this in a respectful manner with your senior leader. Ask them the questions above or similar ones.
  • Pray for leaders to tap into this who have influence across denominational streams. Intercede for them to start speaking and writing on this topic, so pastors, leaders, and congregants can be on the same page.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, stir in me a heart to pray for government and government leaders. Help me to have revelation in this realm of prayer the Church so often ignores. With some of us on both sides of the political aisle, we are afraid to offend one another, but Your Word is the place we can keep going back to for our standard and direction. Stir up the congregants to speak to pastors about this. Stir up the pastors to fearlessly ask congregants to pray for government and government leaders. Stir up national-level leaders to speak and write on this topic with an anointing to cross denominational barriers. Get Your Church in unity in this area, Lord. It may matter for the harvest. It certainly matters for the peace we desire to live in and to raise our families in. In Jesus’ name, we ask. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is placing favor on congregants and leaders in the Body of Christ to stir prayer for government in this nation!


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