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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

02
Oct

October 2: A Declaration of Favor for The Prayer Institute

Great Father, we thank You for giving Pastors Kirbyjon and Suzette Caldwell the vision for The Prayer Institute. Thank You for the awesome platform it has given to prayer, as it is such a vital discipline for every believer. Thank You for the wonderful board members, staff and diligent volunteers You have assembled together to maintain the operations of The Prayer Institute. O Lord, when we think of Your goodness and boundless kindness toward The Prayer Institute, we cannot help but to erupt in high praise! Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue as we proclaim Your greatness. Everyone will share the story of Your wonderful goodness and sing with joy about Your righteousness. We worship You, Father. We take joy in being in Your presence.

Strong and Mighty Father, we decree that You are the source of hope for The Prayer Institute. Favor surrounds The Prayer Institute like a shield. We declare abundant blessings and favor upon the staff. We also declare Your abundant blessings and favor upon the Board of The Prayer Institute. We command doors of unprecedented opportunities to open for The Prayer Institute. We decree that as they serve Your people, Lord, their good deeds will shine out for all to see, causing people everywhere to give You praise. In faith, we expect You to expand the influence and reach of The Prayer Institute.  We believe that the Holy Spirit will ignite more and more people to desire a richer and more powerful prayer life, as The Prayer Institute goes forth in ministry. We decree that every need will be met according to Your riches in glory.

Holy Spirit, I will pray the following for The Prayer Institute:

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Holy Spirit, we ask that You draw The Prayer Institute’s staff and board members closer together in the spiritual unity that is only found in Jesus Christ. Let the same mind be in them that was also in Him. Help them to spot problems and issues quickly and to be spiritually wise and discerning as they seek to solve them. Remind them to take good care of themselves and to not neglect their own spiritual, emotional, and physical care. Keep them balanced in their public and private lives so they are efficient and effective in all that they do. Draw the right people to invest their time, talent, and finances. Protect The Prayer Institute from any plans the enemy may have to hinder the good works that they do. We ask that You flood them with faithful benefactors who will give to the services they provide to the Body of Christ and to the community.

Redeeming Father, please forgive the Board members, staff and volunteers of any sins they have committed. Forgive those who have been neglecting themselves and their families and not taking time to rest. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind The Prayer Institute’s staff and board members 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 show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help the Board members, staff and volunteers of The Prayer Institute to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Magnificent Lord, You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

06
Aug

August 6: A Prayer for Godly Friends for Our Children and Youth

Gracious God, thank You for loving us so much that You sent Jesus Christ to be our Lord, Savior and Friend. Thank You for creating the gift of friendship and blessing us with Godly relationships. Thank You for calling us Your friends.  We are honored to be Your friend.  Abba Father, Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how we praise You! We will praise You as long as we live, lifting up our hands to You in prayer. We will praise Your Name with singing, and we will honor You with thanksgiving.  We give thanks to You because You are near.  People everywhere will tell of Your wonderful deeds.

Heavenly Father, it is Your will that our children and youth develop and maintain Godly, healthy friendships.  Your Word declares that two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.  If one falls, the other can reach out and help; but someone who falls alone is in real trouble.  We declare that our children and youth will have Godly friends who will seek first Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously so that they will receive from You all that they need.  Their friends will love You, Lord, with all of their hearts, souls, minds and strength and they will love our children and youth as they love themselves.  We decree that the parents and guardians of our youth and children will model friendships that are wholesome and Godly so that they will understand what friendship really looks like. In Jesus’ Name, we cancel every toxic friendship and destroy the assignments of the devil against our children and youth.  We confess that our young people will not follow the advice of the wicked, stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.

I will pray for the following children and youth to find and maintain healthy, Godly friendships:

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Loving Father, some of our children and youth struggle when it comes to making friends.  Holy Spirit, please help them to walk in the love of Christ and draw Godly friends to themselves.  In their quest for friendship, help our children and youth to love themselves. Instruct our parents and guardians on how to help their child or youth to see themselves through the Father’s eyes.  Give them the words to be able to help their child or youth to understand how precious Your thoughts are towards them.  As they grow in self-esteem and self-worth, help them to grow in boldness and confidence in the way that they carry themselves so that they will attract Godly, positive people into their lives.  Help our children and youth to be kind, fair, and friendly.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our children and youth if they have intentionally isolated other students or made others to feel inferior.  Forgive them for succumbing to peer pressure in their desire to fit in with a certain group of people.  Forgive our parents and guardians for not teaching their children how to be good friends and affirming them in Your Word.  Forgive them if they have belittled or made light of their child or youth’s desire to have friends.  As for me, Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our children and youth 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our children and youth to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Glorious King, You are honored in Judah; Your Name is great in Israel. You are glorious and more majestic than the everlasting mountains.  You are the King of Glory; the Lord strong and mighty, the Lord invincible in battle!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 63:3-4, Psalm 69:30, Psalm 75:1, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Matthew 6:33, Mark 12:30-31, Psalm 1:1, Psalm 139:17, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 76:1,4, Psalm 24:8

17
Apr

April 17: A Declaration of Kingdom Financial Blessings

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace.  We thank You for Your love for us that never ceases and Your mercy which never comes to an end.  Your mercies are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  Thank You, Father, for being our strength, our shield, our provider and our Savior. You are great and You do wondrous things.  You are God alone.  Lord, You are in Your Holy temple; You are on Your heavenly throne.  To You, O God do we give thanks.  Yes, to You do we give thanks.  We extol You, our God, O King; and we bless Your Name forever and ever.

Righteous Father, as Kingdom citizens, it is Your will that we excel in the area of our finances.  We recognize that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.  Therefore, we will earn, save, spend and invest money in obedience to Your perfect plan for our lives and our families.  We confess that as You bring financial blessings into our lives, we will remember that it is You who gives us the power to get wealth so that the covenant which You swore to our fathers will be established and we will be positioned as instruments to build Your Kingdom.  Father, we decree that all that we set our hands to do is blessed because You have commanded blessings on our storehouses, including savings, investments and retirement accounts.  Lord, as Your blessings overtake us, we will be able to lend money to many and not have to borrow from anyone.  We confess that as we bring our tithes and offerings into Your house, we are expecting You to pour out blessings that we will not have room to receive and You will rebuke the devourer for our sakes.  Lord, because we will be faithful stewards of Your financial blessings, we expect You to confirm Your Word and make us rulers over abundant wealth.

Holy Spirit, show me what I need to do so that I can be a better steward of the resources I have been blessed with:

 

 

 

 

Holy Spirit, we ask that You shift our focus from spending to saving and from consuming our income to building wealth.  Help the members of the Body of Christ to bind mercy and truth around our necks and write them on our hearts; causing us to have favor in Your sight and in the sight of man.   Lord, help us to study Your Word, to meditate on it day and night and observe to do the things written within it so that we may make our way prosperous and have good success.  Holy Spirit, help us to build business and personal relationships with other Christians.  Help us to begin to love people and use money, rather than loving money and using people.  We pray for a breaking of old mindsets and generational curses of poverty and lack within the families in the Body of Christ.

 

Forgiving Father, forgive us for our sins.  Forgive us for repeating patterns of financial failures such as living beyond our means and misusing credit cards.  Forgive those in the Body of Christ and our communities for our heavy dependence on payday loan outlets and pawn shops.  Forgive us for failing to develop financial plans that include debt reduction, savings and investments.  Father, forgive us for walking by sight, rather than walking in faith. Forgive many of us for entertaining thoughts that we are supposed to have the most of the worst and the least of the best.  Forgive those in our congregation who have refused to make court-ordered child support payments.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

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

 

Yours, Almighty God, is the power and the glory.  Yours, O Lord, is the victory and the majesty.  All that is in heaven and earth is Yours.  Yours is the Kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

18
Feb

February 18: A Declaration of Favor for The Prayer Institute

Great Father, we thank You for giving Pastors Kirbyjon and Suzette Caldwell the vision for The Prayer Institute. Thank You for the awesome platform it has given to prayer, as it is such a vital discipline for every believer. Thank You for the wonderful board members, staff and diligent volunteers You have assembled together to maintain the operations of The Prayer Institute. O Lord, when we think of Your goodness and boundless kindness toward The Prayer Institute, we cannot help but to erupt in high praise! Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue as we proclaim Your greatness. Everyone will share the story of Your wonderful goodness and sing with joy about Your righteousness. We worship You, Father. We take joy in being in Your presence.

Strong and Mighty Father, we decree that You are the source of hope for The Prayer Institute. Favor surrounds The Prayer Institute like a shield. We declare abundant blessings and favor upon the staff. We also declare Your abundant blessings and favor upon the Board of The Prayer Institute. We command doors of unprecedented opportunities to open for The Prayer Institute. We decree that as they serve Your people, Lord, their good deeds will shine out for all to see, causing people everywhere to give You praise. In faith, we expect You to expand the influence and reach of The Prayer Institute.  We believe that the Holy Spirit will ignite more and more people to desire a richer and more powerful prayer life, as The Prayer Institute goes forth in ministry. We decree that every need will be met according to Your riches in glory.

Holy Spirit, I will pray the following for The Prayer Institute:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Holy Spirit, we ask that You draw The Prayer Institute’s staff and board members closer together in the spiritual unity that is only found in Jesus Christ. Let the same mind be in them that was also in Him. Help them to spot problems and issues quickly and to be spiritually wise and discerning as they seek to solve them. Remind them to take good care of themselves and to not neglect their own spiritual, emotional, and physical care. Keep them balanced in their public and private lives so they are efficient and effective in all that they do. Draw the right people to invest their time, talent, and finances. Protect The Prayer Institute from any plans the enemy may have to hinder the good works that they do. We ask that You flood them with faithful benefactors who will give to the services they provide to the Body of Christ and to the community.

Redeeming Father, please forgive the Board members, staff and volunteers of any sins they have committed. Forgive those who have been neglecting themselves and their families and not taking time to rest. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind The Prayer Institute’s staff and board members 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 show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help the Board members, staff and volunteers of The Prayer Institute to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Magnificent Lord, You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

03
Feb

February 3: A Declaration of Favor for The Prayer Institute

Great Father, we thank You for giving Pastors Kirbyjon and Suzette Caldwell the vision for The Prayer Institute. Thank You for the awesome platform it has given to prayer, as it is such a vital discipline for every believer. Thank You for the wonderful board members, staff and diligent volunteers You have assembled together to maintain the operations of The Prayer Institute. O Lord, when we think of Your goodness and boundless kindness toward The Prayer Institute, we cannot help but to erupt in high praise! Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue as we proclaim Your greatness. Everyone will share the story of Your wonderful goodness and sing with joy about Your righteousness. We worship You, Father. We take joy in being in Your presence.

Strong and Mighty Father, we decree that You are the source of hope for The Prayer Institute. Favor surrounds The Prayer Institute like a shield. We declare abundant blessings and favor upon the staff. We also declare Your abundant blessings and favor upon the Board of The Prayer Institute. We command doors of unprecedented opportunities to open for The Prayer Institute. We decree that as they serve Your people, Lord, their good deeds will shine out for all to see, causing people everywhere to give You praise. In faith, we expect You to expand the influence and reach of The Prayer Institute.  We believe that the Holy Spirit will ignite more and more people to desire a richer and more powerful prayer life, as The Prayer Institute goes forth in ministry. We decree that every need will be met according to Your riches in glory.

 

Holy Spirit, I will pray the following for The Prayer Institute:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Holy Spirit, we ask that You draw The Prayer Institute’s staff and board members closer together in the spiritual unity that is only found in Jesus Christ. Let the same mind be in them that was also in Him. Help them to spot problems and issues quickly and to be spiritually wise and discerning as they seek to solve them. Remind them to take good care of themselves and to not neglect their own spiritual, emotional, and physical care. Keep them balanced in their public and private lives so they are efficient and effective in all that they do. Draw the right people to invest their time, talent, and finances. Protect The Prayer Institute from any plans the enemy may have to hinder the good works that they do. We ask that You flood them with faithful benefactors who will give to the services they provide to the Body of Christ and to the community.

 

Redeeming Father, please forgive the Board members, staff and volunteers of any sins they have committed. Forgive those who have been neglecting themselves and their families and not taking time to rest. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind The Prayer Institute’s staff and board members 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 show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help the Board members, staff and volunteers of The Prayer Institute to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Magnificent Lord, You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

24
Oct

Another Prayer for Finances

Another Prayer for Finances

Scripture Reading:

Daniel 6:25-27, Proverbs 10:1-17

Reflections of the Heart:

“Let those who favor my righteous cause and have pleasure in my uprightness shout for joy and be glad and say continually, let the Lord be magnified, who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Father, You are great and You do wondrous things.  You are God alone.  Lord, You are in Your Holy temple; You are on Your heavenly throne.  To You, O God, do we give thanks.  Yes, to You do we give thanks.  We thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace.  We thank You for Your love for us that never ceases and Your mercy which never comes to an end.  Your mercies are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  Thank You, Father, for being our strength, our shield, our provider and our Savior.  We extol You, our God, O King; and we bless Your Name forever and ever.

Father, it is Your will that we excel in the area of our finances.  As a Church Family , we recognize that the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.  Therefore, we will earn, save, spend and invest money in obedience to Your perfect plan for our lives and our families.  We confess that as You bring financial blessings into our lives, we will remember that it is You who gives us the power to get wealth so that the covenant which You swore to our fathers will be established and we will be positioned as instruments to build Your kingdom.  Father, we confess that all that we set our hands to do is blessed because You have commanded blessings on our storehouses, including savings, investments and retirement accounts.  Lord, we declare that as Your blessings overtake us, we will be able to lend money to many and not have to borrow from anyone.  We confess that as we bring the tithes into Your house, we are expecting You to pour out blessings that we will not have room to receive and to rebuke the devourer for our sakes.  Lord, because we will be faithful stewards of Your financial blessings, we expect You to confirm Your word and make us rulers over abundant wealth.  We call forth a release of a new anointing of entrepreneurship, new ideas and new businesses upon our lives. We command promotions and financial increase to manifest in the life of every Church Family member during this year according to God’s Word. Lord, we call forth a spirit of excellence and abundance in all aspects of our lives.  Additionally, we command all of the finances for the KBC to come forth now!

Holy Spirit, as a people, we ask that You shift our focus from spending to saving and from consuming our income to building wealth.  We ask You to help us as a Church Family  to bind mercy and truth around our necks and write them on our hearts; causing us to have favor in Your sight and in the sight of people.   Lord, help us to study Your word, to meditate on it day and night, and to apply Your word to our daily living, so that we may make our way prosperous and have good success.  Holy Spirit, help us to build business and personal relationships with other Christians.  Help us to begin to love people and use money, rather than loving money and using people.  We pray for a breaking of old mindsets and generational curses of poverty and lack within the families of our congregation.

Today, I commit to making the following changes in order to maximize my financial future in the Lord:

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Father, forgive us for our sins.  Forgive us for repeating patterns of financial failures such as living beyond our means and misusing credit cards.  Forgive those in our congregation and our communities for our heavy dependence on payday loan outlets and pawn shops.  Forgive us for failing to develop financial plans that include debt reduction, savings and investments.  Forgive many of us for entertaining thoughts that we are supposed to have the most of the worst and the least of the best.  Forgive those men in our congregation who have contributed to poverty-like conditions for many of our children by refusing to make court-ordered child support payments.  Forgive us for not recognizing that You will not withhold any good thing from us, as we walk uprightly before You.  Forgive us for words and thoughts of doubt and unbelief.  Father, forgive us for walking by sight, rather than walking in faith.  Lord, remind us of those we need to forgive, and we will be quick to forgive.

Lead us not into temptation; but, deliver us from the evil one.

Yours, God, is the power and the glory.  Yours, O Lord, is the victory and the majesty.  All that is in heaven and earth is Yours.  Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the written text:  Psalm 86:10, Psalm 11:4, Lamentations 3:22-23, Psalm 145:2, I Timothy 6:10, Deuteronomy 8:18, Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 8, 12,  Malachi 3:10-11, Matthew 25:21, Proverbs 3: 3-4, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 84:11, Matthew 6: 13, I Chronicles 29:11

Today, I will trust God to:

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24
Oct

A Prayer for the Economic Crisis in the United States of America

A Prayer for the Economic Crisis in the United States of America

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 84, Deuteronomy 8

 

Reflections of the Heart:

“The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; His ears are open to their cries for help.”  Psalm 34:15

Scriptural Prayer:

Heavenly Father, You are God and Your Word is true.  We exalt You, our God and King.  We will praise Your Name forever and ever.  Every day we will praise You. You are most worthy of praise.  You are our source, and we place our trust in You.  Holy and Righteous is Your Name.  You are a great God and a great King above other gods.  You are our God; we are Your people who You watch over.  We are the flock under Your care.  Thank You for blessing the United States of America throughout the years.  Thank You, Father, for blessing the economic infrastructure of our nation.  Thank You for surrounding our nation with Your favor, grace and mercy during this time of economic crisis.

In Jesus’ Name, we speak to the United States economy and all interrelated global economies and command “peace, be still” within and among all the economic systems.  We stand in the authority given to us and speak to the economic infrastructure of our nation and we command the United States credit markets to become calm and fluid.  We also command all related financial intermediaries around the world to become calm and fluid.  We command restoration to consumer and investor confidence.  We command the banking industry to stabilize and the enterprise values of U.S. corporations to rebound supernaturally, now!  As a result, we decree that DOW JONES, NASDAQ and the major financial exchange networks around the world will rebound and thrive.  We command a balanced solution to the crisis involving the United States automakers.  We command the housing industry to stabilize and home values to be restored to levels that will reflect God’s biblical promises for this country.  We rebuke the spirits of conspicuous consumption, fear, uncertainty and inefficiency.  In Jesus’ Name, we boldly proclaim foreclosures to cease, job losses to reverse, and the stock market decline to bottom out.  We speak normalcy and balanced prosperity back into our economic system.

Eternal Father, we ask that You would pour out Your wisdom, discernment and divine understanding into Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Barney Frank of the House Committee on Financial Services and all local, state and national economic and government leaders.  Reveal creative ideas and effective methods to them that will decrease our national deficit while continuing to provide the necessary standards, services and benefits to the American people. Holy Spirit, stir the hearts of the Body of Christ to stand and boldly proclaim Your Word concerning the current global and U.S. economic predicament.  Please restore the confidence of the American people in You, as our source and supply, and remove any thoughts of fear or dismay.

Lord, we repent on behalf of our nation for our many sins.  Forgive us for ageism, sexism, racism and nepotism.  Forgive us for greed, arrogance, selfishness, imperialism and oppression.  Please forgive the financial intermediaries for charging more than they should have charged for packaging and securitizing the mortgages.  Forgive CEO’s for accepting extraordinary compensation while leaving Americans empty-handed.  Forgive consumers who borrowed more money than they could pay back.  Forgive our nation for financial irresponsibility and carelessness.  Holy Spirit, show our leaders who they need to forgive; and help them to forgive.

As a nation, lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Lord, there is none like You.  You are great and Your Name is full of power.  Who would not fear You, O King of the nations?  That title belongs to You, alone!  Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like You.  You are the King of glory.  You are the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.  You are worthy, Lord our God, to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased.

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Psalm 145:1-2, Psalm 95:3, Psalm 100:3, Psalm 5:12, Psalm 34:17, Mark 4:39, James 1:5, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 84:12, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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24
Oct

A Year-End Prayer for Educators and Students

A Year-End Prayer for Educators and Students

 

Scripture Reading:

Isaiah 12, Luke 11:9-13

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Your majestic Name fills the earth!  The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  Day after day they continually speak; night after night they make Your presence known.  Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making the simple wise.  Your commandments are right, bringing joy to the heart.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true; each one is fair.  They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.   They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the honeycomb.  We thank You, Father, for our educators and students.  Thank You for blessing them to have a successful school year.  Thank You for watching over them and protecting them as they prepare for their summer break.  Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name.

Father, we declare Your Word over our educators and students as they approach the end of another school year.  As the people of God, we are expecting that You will work effectually in them, creating within them the power and desire to complete their courses.  We declare that our students hunger and thirst after righteousness, so they will be filled.  We say that in all of their getting, they get an understanding.  We confess that favor will surround our teachers and students like a shield and that they will have good relationships with their peers and colleagues.  We proclaim favor with college admissions boards, scholarship committees, internship opportunities and summer employment for our students.  Lord, we confess that all of our teachers’ and students’ needs are met according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  Like Jesus, we declare that our students are increasing in wisdom and stature and that they have favor with You and others.  We confess that each student will stay focused as the school year ends.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them, nor will any plague come near their dwelling, for You have given Your angels charge over them to protect them in all their ways.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how I can specifically pray for our educational system so that God will be glorified and more students will graduate:

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Father, we ask You place a hedge of protection around our educators and students on each school campus.  Please touch them and cause their hearts to fear You and hate evil, pride, arrogance, and the perverse mouth.  Holy Spirit, please lead and guide them.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Holy Spirit, please give our educators wisdom, strength, and guidance as they organize plans and curriculums for the next school semester.  Father, bless our educators and students during their times of travel, leisure and play.  During the summer, please keep our students from idol minds, unwise decisions, ungodly peer pressure, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and untimely death.  Holy Spirit, please refresh and renew the hearts and minds of each teacher during this summer.  Father, we ask You to please encircle, instruct, and keep our educators and students as the apple of Your eye.

Father, forgive those who have not been diligent.  Forgive them for getting involved with people and activities that did not represent Your goodness.  Please forgive them for all acts of sinfulness including idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness and revelries.  Lord, remind them of those they need to forgive; and help them to forgive.

 

Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.  Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  Lord, You reign and You are clothed with majesty; You have girded Yourself with strength.  The world is established so that it cannot be moved.  Your throne is established from of old.  You are from everlasting to everlasting.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 19:1-2,7-10, Matthew 5:6, Proverbs 4:7, Psalm 5:12,  Philippians 4:19, Luke 2:52, Psalm 91:10-11, Job 1:9, Philippians 2:5, Psalm 17:8, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 145:13, Psalm 93:1-2

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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24
Oct

A Summer Prayer for Children and Youth

A Summer Prayer for Children and Youth

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 100, Psalm 127

 

Reflections of the Heart:

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven.  Summer is a time for ice cream cones, driveway basketball games, neighborhood swimming, and lazy afternoons.  May the joyous season of summer reflect God’s loving care for our children and youth.  Let us enjoy our times of sun, relaxation and leisure with our friends and family.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, we bless Your Holy Name.  We come before Your presence with thanksgiving and we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation.   Lord, You are the great God, and the great King above all gods.  In Your hand are the deep places of the earth; the mightiest mountains are Yours.  The sea is Yours, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land.  Lord, You are our God and we are the people of Your pasture and the sheep of Your hand.  Father, we thank You for our children and youth.  We thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes through our children and youth during their summer activities.  Thank You for blessing our children and youth with a chance to rest and relax.

 

We declare that our children and youth dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  As a result, no harm will come near them during the summer.  In accordance to their obedience, we declare that they are blessed in the city and in the country.  They are blessed when they come in, and blessed when they go out.  We confess by faith, that our children and youth are blessed and they will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of the sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful; but they will delight and meditate in Your Word day and night.  We declare that our children and youth will present their bodies as living and holy sacrifices to You, Lord.  We confess that they will not copy the illicit behavior and customs of this world because they are transformed into new people by the way they think.  We confess that every youth who is seeking summer employment will find it because they are surrounded with favor like a shield.  Lord, we confess that our children and youth are taught of You and Your ways so their peace shall be great and their composure undisturbed.

 

List your specific requests for the children and youth during the summer and take those concerns to the Lord in prayer:

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Father, please touch the hearts of our children and youth to fear You and hate evil, pride, arrogance, and a perverse mouth.  Cause them to walk according to the Holy Spirit and not their flesh.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Help them to honor and obey their parents so that things may go well with them and that they will have long life on the earth.  Father, please bless our parents and guardians with the knowledge and skill to structure a lifestyle that will compel our children and youth to honor and obey You as their God.  Please give our parents and guardians the wisdom, strength, and guidance they need to plan, organize, and implement summer activities for their children and youth.  Father, bless our families during the summer break.  Father, bless our families with vacations.  Please protect us during our times of travel, leisure and play.  During the summer, please keep our children and youth protected from idol minds, unwise decisions, ungodly peer pressure, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and untimely death.  Holy Spirit, help each student to retain the information that they learned throughout the school year.  Father, we ask You to please surround them with Your love, lead and instruct them by Your Holy Spirit, and keep them as the apple of Your eye.

Lord, please forgive our children and youth for disobedience and all acts of sinfulness.  Forgive us for any abuse or neglect of our children and youth.  Forgive us for being so preoccupied with our own needs that we have failed to have structure in our homes for healthy meals and quality family time.  Forgive us for not always supporting our children’s educational needs, training them to have good manners, or teaching them to live a life of truth and integrity.  Lord, remind our children and youth to be forgiving; and help them to forgive.

Lead our children and youth not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord, we praise Your Name.  Your Name alone is exalted.  Your glory is above the earth and the heaven.  You are worthy, Lord, to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, by Your will they exist and were created.  You are Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 95:1-5, 7,  Psalm 91:1-10, Deuteronomy 28:3,6, Psalm 1:1-2, Romans 12:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Isaiah 54:13, Proverbs 8:13, Galatians 5:16, Philippians 2:5, Ephesians 6:1-3, 13, Psalm 17:8, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 148:13, Revelation 4:11, Isaiah 9:6

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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