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12
Sep

A Prayer Against Hurricane Florence

Dear Believer,

Stand in your front or backyard, extend your hand in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean and speak to Hurricane Florence. In Mark 4:35-39, Jesus Christ spoke to the weather and commanded it to be calm. So, as believers, we are following His example. Pray with the authority that has been given to you in Jesus Christ and pray in faith. Please pray this prayer out loud and with fervency and determination. God has placed His power in our verbal expressions, so lift up your voice. Believe that your prayers will produce results in Jesus’ Name. Please pray this prayer.

Thank you, in advance, for standing on the wall for those who are in the path of Hurricane Florence. Please forward this prayer to everyone who believes in the power of prayer.

Pastor Suzette Caldwell
Windsor Village Church Family and The Prayer Institute

A Prayer Against Hurricane Florence

Triumphant Father, thank You for hearing our prayers concerning Hurricane Florence. Thank You, in advance, for reducing the power of this weather system. Lord, Your glory is higher than the heavens. You are great, and Your power is absolute! Your understanding is beyond comprehension. Lord, Most High, You are awesome. You are the King of all the earth.

Eternal Father, using the authority given to us in the Name of Jesus, we speak to Hurricane Florence, and we command peace, be still! We command that the storm-force winds be muted and that the steering currents accelerate to a rapid forward speed in order to minimize flooding. By faith, we declare that this storm will not bring the predicted destructive winds, excessive flooding, electrical shortages, harm or devastation to the region of the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic states. We speak “Shalom” in Jesus’ Name!

Holy Spirit, we ask You to touch the heart of every believer in this region and throughout the United States to pray against this system. Calm the fears of every citizen who live in the projected path of the hurricane. Touch their hearts to follow the instructions of the local authorities. Protect all persons, property and pets. Father, Your Word helped with hurricanes and tropical storms in the past; please cause it to help with this storm. We are standing on Your Word, by faith!

Merciful Father, please forgive us for all acts of sinfulness. Father, have mercy on every urban and rural community in the path of Hurricane Florence. Holy Spirit, remind us of those we need to forgive and help us to forgive.

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from this impending weather system.

Lord, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 147:5, Psalm 47:2, Mark 4:39, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11

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20
Jun

A Prayer For Immigrant Families Along The U.S. Border

Gracious Father, we thank You for the signing of the executive order for immigrant families to stay together.  Thank You for being concerned for all humanity, including immigrant families.  Thank You for Your presence, love and mercy towards these families.  Lord God, Your ways are perfect.  All of Your promises prove true.  You are a shield for all who look to You for protection.  There is no God except You, Lord.  You are a solid rock. 

Righteous Father, we command justice to continue to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream for the immigrant families entrenched in the current atrocity that separated children from their parents in America!  Lord, we rebuke the spirits of obstinance, chaos, and confusion and command peace to be still in the processing of these families.  Lord, continue to hear the cries of these families and rescue them from trouble.  We expect that You will meet their needs speedily from Your glorious riches which have been given in Christ Jesus. 

Holy Spirit, help President Donald Trump and Congress to reach a scriptural resolution for this issue.  Give them no rest until it is done!  Touch the hearts of the United States Border Patrol men and women and help them to treat the families, especially the children, fairly and with compassion.  Remind them of the legacy of America in which many families have found better economic opportunities and refuge throughout history.  Lord, please have mercy on our nation!  Convict the hearts of those who are preying on the fears of these families to manipulate them.  As the Body of Christ, please show us what actions we are to take and how we are to extend Your love and grace to these families. 

Abba Father, forgive our leaders for the dehumanizing and unscriptural acts of separating immigrant families. Holy Spirit, help our nation to be forgiving.  

Holy Spirit, help our citizens not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.\

Triumphant God, You are King!  The mountains melt like wax before You, Lord.  The heavens proclaim Your righteousness; every nation sees Your glory!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 18:30-31, Amos 5:24, Mark 4:39, Psalm 34:17, Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 97:1,5-6

11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Graduates

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 92:1-4, Jeremiah 29:11-14

 

Reflection of the Heart:  

Romans 12:15 tells us to rejoice with those who are rejoicing.  We celebrate with each graduate on this day. The best is yet to come!

 

Scriptural Prayer:  

 

Gracious Father, we thank You for our graduates. Thank You for being the source of all wisdom.  Thank You for the plans that You have for each of their lives; plans for good and not evil, so that they will each have a future and a hope.  We give thanks to You, Lord. We call upon Your Name and make Your Name known among the people. We will sing psalms to You, Lord, and talk about all of Your wondrous works.  

 

Blessed Father, we declare that our graduates will not turn away from Your Word. They will meditate on it day and night so that they will be successful in everything they do.  As they continue their education or enter the job market, we confess that they will trust in You with all their hearts and not depend on their own understanding. They will seek Your will in all they do, so that You will direct their paths.  Lord, many of our youth are leaving home for the first time. We declare that they have been taught to choose the right path, so now that they are older, they will remain on that path. They will choose Christ over culture and holiness over worldliness.  Godly wisdom will lead and guide each graduate so that in all they do, they will not gain the world and lose their souls. We expect favor to surround each of our graduates as they enter this new phase in life.

 

List the names of those persons you know who are graduating.  Now ask the Holy Spirit how you should intercede for them:

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Loving Father, please help our graduates to surround themselves with like-minded individuals.  Holy Spirit, please remind them that the decisions they make today will have an impact on their future.  Open doors for them that no man can shut. Help them to identify and take advantage of scholarships, grants, internship opportunities and job leads.  As they begin this new season in their lives, remind them to continually seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously so that the Father will provide them with all that they need.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our graduates for any acts of sinfulness that they have committed.  Forgive them if they have made poor decisions during their time in high school or college that is now limiting their future.  Forgive them for any illicit, illegal or inappropriate behavior that they engaged in while they were in school. Forgive those who have disrespected their parents, teachers, friends or themselves. As for me Holy Spirit, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our graduates of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, please help our graduates not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant King, You are the Lord, our Redeemer and Creator.  You are the Lord who made all things. You alone stretched out the heavens.  You made the earth and everything in it by Yourself. You reign forever! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Jeremiah 29:11, I Chronicles 16:8-9, Joshua 1:7-8, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 22:6, Mark 8:36, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 44:24

11
Jun

A Prayer for God’s Favor

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 103:1-8, Isaiah 61

 

Reflections of the Heart:

It is the Lord’s good pleasure to bless us.  So, “may the Lord, the God of our ancestors, multiply us a thousand times more and bless us as He has promised!”  Deuteronomy 1:11 (NLT)

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Our Father, we give thanks to You for You are faithful even when we have been faithless. You are the most high God, the only true and living God.  You are excellent in all of Your ways. The heavens are Your throne and the earth Your footstool. Lord, You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.  You are the great I Am, the Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace. You are our Creator and Savior. We will continually sing praises to You and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!    

 

Righteous Father, we declare that favor surrounds us like a shield!  We will stand on Your Word and speak Your truth. Your Word is a lamp to our feet and a light unto our path.   Lord, it is Your will that we live life abundantly. Therefore, we confess that we will walk by faith and not by sight as we trust in Your precious promises.  Lord, we trust and believe that no good thing will be kept from us as we walk uprightly before You. Lord, we expect You to put a wall of protection around us so that we will prosper in everything we do.

 

God’s favor is upon my life in the following areas?     

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Holy Spirit, please show us Your ways, teach us Your paths and lead us in Your truth.  Help us to consistently demonstrate our gratitude to the Father for the abundant blessings in our lives and to always bring Him glory.  Give us wisdom and vision so that our relationships bring honor to You. Strengthen us as we tell of Your favor to encourage our families and all those who are not seeking You.  Lord, protect us from hurt and harm, fill our hearts with Your joy.

 

Holy Spirit, forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, lewd behaviors, selfish ambition, abuse of any type and division.  Forgive those who choose not to trust in You. Forgive those who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with their family members, co-workers and others with whom they interact. Holy Spirit, remind us of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help us not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Lord God Almighty, You are holy and righteous.  You are great and deserving of praise. We love You and will bless Your Name forever.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: II Timothy 2:13, Jeremiah 10:10, Isaiah 66:1, Psalm 136:1, Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 9:6, Psalm 47:6, Psalm 5:12, Psalm 119:105, John 10:10, II Corinthians 5:7, Psalm 84:11, Job 1:10, Deuteronomy 28:6, Matthew 6:13

11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Church Staff

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 112, Hebrews 6:9-12

 

Reflections of the Heart:

It has been said that in order to give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. Let us thank God for our church staff and their devoted service to our church family as we pray for them today.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Heavenly Father, we thank You for our church staff. Thank You for the long hours they put in and for the sacrifices they make in order to provide our church family with excellent service. Thank You for keeping and upholding them and their families. Lord, because of Your unfailing love, we can enter Your house. We will worship at Your Temple with deepest awe. We love You, Lord. You are our strength. You are so good and so merciful. We give honor and glory to Your holy Name today.

 

Sovereign Father, we declare that our church staff loves one another as You have loved them. By this all will know that they are Your disciples. We decree that they will be strong and immovable as they go about their daily tasks. They will always work enthusiastically for You, knowing that nothing they do for You is ever useless. When they are met with opposition, challenges, rudeness, or disrespect, we confess that they will keep a calm demeanor, trusting You to fight their battles. We decree that they will never let loyalty and kindness leave them. They will tie them around their neck as a reminder and write them deep within their hearts. Then they will have favor with both You and people, and they will earn a good reputation. We believe that our staff will excel in everything they put their hands to do and we expect blessings to overtake them.

 

Think of two staff members, list their names here, then ask the Holy Spirit how you can specifically show your appreciation for their service:

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Holy Spirit, please help our church staff to always operate in unity and peace with one another, even if they have differences of opinion. Let the love of Jesus abide in their hearts continually. May the fruit of the Spirit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control be evident in their daily interactions with others. Help them to care for their physical health appropriately by getting enough rest, sleep, healthy nutrition and exercise. Show them how to balance their work and home life so that they do not become stressed and frustrated. Help them to stay committed to their personal spiritual growth through regular prayer, fasting and the study of Your Word. Give them supernatural wisdom to solve problems, develop strategies, and produce effective results as they meet the demands of this growing ministry.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our church staff for their sins. Forgive them for outbursts of anger, jealousy, envy, strife, gossiping, murmuring, complaining, anxiety, confusion, and dissension. Forgive those who are not reflecting Your character to their co-workers. Forgive those who have lost sight of Your purpose for placing them on our church staff.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our church staff of all those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Father, help our church staff not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord of Heaven’s Armies, all heaven will praise Your great wonders. Myriad of angels will praise You for Your faithfulness. For who in all of heaven can compare with You? What mightiest angel is anything like You? The highest angelic powers stand in awe of You. You are far more awesome than all who surround Your throne.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 5:7, Psalm 18:1, John 13:34-35 NKJV, I Corinthians 15:58, Proverbs 3:3-4, Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 89:5-7

11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Pastors and Their Families

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 47, Psalm 128

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Our Pastors carry an incredible weight that many of us will never truly understand.  They need our prayers, our commitment, and our support. So don’t forget to pray for our Pastors and their families during your prayer time.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the men and women You have appointed as our Pastors. Thank You for blessing our Pastors with their leadership and wisdom. Thank You for leading, directing, and protecting their families. Lord, You are our Good Shepherd, our High Priest.  You are a great God and a great King above all gods. You hold in Your hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to You, for You made it. Your hands formed the dry land, too. Today, we bow down and worship You. We kneel before You and acknowledge You as our maker. You are our God and we are the people that You watch over and have taken under Your care.  

 

Almighty Father, Your Word says that those who fear You and delight in obeying Your commands will be joyful.  You promised that their children will be successful everywhere. We declare that the descendants of our Pastors are mighty on earth and blessed because they are the generation of Godly people.  We confess that our Pastors will be wealthy and their good deeds will last forever. We decree that their peace is great and their composure is undisturbed. We declare that our Pastors’ families will experience the Kingdom of God here on earth; people will see their good works and glorify You, our Father in Heaven.  Our Pastors obey Your commands, therefore, their families will be blessed in the city and in the fields. They will be blessed when they come in and when they go out. Lord, we expect that You will cause their enemies who rise against them one way to be defeated and flee seven ways. Lord, it is our expectation that You will command Your blessing upon their storehouses and in all that they set their hands to do and You will bless them in the land.  We confess that our Pastors and their families are the head and not the tail; they are above only and not beneath. We declare that You, Father, will perfect, establish, strengthen and settle our Pastors and their families.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how to pray specifically for my Pastors and their families:

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Faithful Father, we joyfully lift up the families of our Pastors.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill their homes with Your gentleness, peace, joy, and Godly order.  We lift up their marriages and we ask You to bless them psychologically, emotionally and sexually. Bless their children to mature academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Lord, strengthen and encourage those families who feel overwhelmed by the ministry.  Lord, we ask that You protect our Pastors and their families from the onslaughts of the devil and the disrespect of people. Please help them to maintain balance in their public and private lives.

 

Merciful Father, forgive us for not being steadfast in praying for our Pastors and their families.  Forgive those in our Church Family for speaking ill against our Pastors and rebelling against their teachings.  Forgive those who gossip, murmur, complain, and whine. Please forgive our Pastors and their families for any acts of sinfulness including: anger, wrath, envy, jealousy, or dissension. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our Pastors and their families to forgive each other and other people, and please help them to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our Pastors and their families not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may You be praised forever and ever!  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours. This is Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT):  John 10:11, Hebrews 3:1, Psalm 95:3-7, Psalm 112:1-3, Isaiah 54:13 AMP, Matthew 5:16, Deuteronomy 28:3-8,13, I Peter 5:10, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, I Chronicles 29:10-11

 

Today, I will trust God to:  

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