A Prayer of Declaration for the Presidential Election
October 24, 2012
Psalm 33:10-22, II Samuel 23:1-6
Note: Please pray in your prayer language (pray in tongues) for today’s prayer topic. If you do not pray in tongues, then pray the following prayer out loud.
Great Father, we thank You for blessing us to live in such a wonderful country as the United States of America. Thank You for those who marched, protested, and even died so that we can enjoy the privilege to participate in the democratic process of voting. Thank You for exercising Your sovereign rule over the proceedings of this upcoming election. 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 You watch over, the flock under Your care.
Righteous Father, You said that we can declare a thing, and it will be established so that light will shine on our way! You freely give wisdom to all people. Therefore, we declare that the wisdom of God will lead the American voter in this election (including state and local elections). Though many plans have been devised regarding the 2012 presidential election, God’s purposes will prevail. It is our Father who frustrates the plans of the nations and thwarts all their schemes. But, God’s plans stand firm forever. His intentions can never be shaken. What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people He has chosen as His inheritance. We declare that Jesus is Lord in the United States. We cancel the demonic strategies and intentions regarding this election, in the Name of Jesus. We speak peace to the winds of confusion, discord, division, deceit, death, and character assassination. We declare that the works of the spirits of destruction, murder, terror, fear, and ruin are of no effect regarding this election. Peace, be still on November 6, 2012.
Holy Spirit, there is a lot of political rhetoric and censure to wade through as we consider who will be our next President. Please give us supernatural guidance. Help us all not to lose sight of common sense and discernment as we prepare to go to the polls. Remind us to refrain from senseless debates with others that have no bearing on God’s truth. In addition to the presidential election, give us wisdom and discernment to also vote intelligently concerning our local and state elections, including the propositions on the ballot. Write the Father’s plan on the hearts of the Body of Christ in America, so that we will stand by our convictions and not be tempted to succumb to apathy, discouragement, or deception. May the Father’s guiding hand be evident during the election process. Convict the hearts of our leaders to remove any unnecessary and outdated barriers to a fair election. Protect voters at the polls and speak to the hearts of precinct captains and poll workers during the early elections. Father, dispatch Your angels to watch and protect every voting place throughout the country.
List any additional concerns regarding the 2012 Presidential election and pray about those issues:
Faithful Father, as a nation, forgive us for our sins. Forgive us for wandering away from Your original plan for the United States of America. Forgive the candidates who have exhibited divisive and dishonorable behavior unbefitting of a true leader. Forgive those believers who have not prayed for our current President, Barack Obama. Forgive those who have disrespected the office of the President and rebelled against Your Word to honor those in authority. 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. 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 us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Awesome Father, You alone are God. You are the First and the Last. It was Your hand that laid the foundations of the earth; Your right hand spread out the heavens above. When You call out the stars, they appear in order. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 95:3-5, 7, Job 22:28 NKJV, James 1:5, Proverbs 19:21, Psalm 33:10-12, Mark 4:39, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 48:12-13
Today I will trust God to:
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