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Prayer Category: Community

A Prayer of Love for God and Our Neighbor

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalms 101; Psalms 15; Matthew 22:36-40

 

Reflections of the Heart:

While God’s Word commands us to love our neighbor, Scripture doesn’t really answer directly the question “Who is my neighbor?” other than Jesus’ reply of “the one who showed him mercy” in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. There are many examples of “bad neighbors” and “good neighbors” in our own lives. Ponder this: Those in one’s household are family members and those outside the home are neighbors. Jesus said, “Anyone who does God’s will is My brother and sister and mother.” Could it be that all outside our “family” – the body of Christ – are our neighbors, regardless of whether or not they live in close proximity to us?

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Almighty Father, thank You for loving us despite how we sometimes act or think.  Thank You for giving us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with Your love, so that we may share love with others.  Thank You for helping us to be more loving and compassionate towards others. Lord, we come before You clapping our hands and shouting joyful praise to You.  You are the great King of all the earth.  You subdue the nations before us and put our enemies under our feet. Our hearts are confident in You, Father.  Because of this confidence, we will sing Your praises. We will wake the dawn with our song, Lord, among all the people.  We will sing Your praises among the nations for Your unfailing love is as high as the heavens.  Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

 

 

Glorious Father, as Your dear children, we commit to loving You with all our hearts, and with all our souls, and with all our minds. This is the greatest and most important commandment of all. In the same Spirit, we also commit to loving our neighbors as ourselves. We confess that the Holy Spirit fills and controls us as we commit to doing Your will. We decree that we will be patient and kind instead of acting jealous, boastful, proud or rude.  We will not demand our own way, but we will be considerate of others and their opinions.  We will not be irritable or keep a record of being wronged.  But we will be joyful and quick to forgive. We commit to living a righteous life. We will be patient and will not return evil with evil.  We will let our light shine so that people will see our good works and glorify You, our Father.

 

How will you show your love for God and for your neighbor by your actions?

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Holy Spirit, show us how to truly love the Father with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength.  Reveal to us those habits, mindsets and attitudes that prevent us from being truly surrendered to the Father.  Help us to not deceive ourselves by thinking we are walking in love while using our tongues to curse those who have been made in the Father’s image. In this world where we are told to put ourselves first, help us to truly put the Father first in our lives, and to esteem others better than ourselves.

 

Exalted Father, we ask Your forgiveness for our sins.  Forgive us for being irreverent and apathetic towards You. Forgive us for murmuring and complaining and not showing our love and appreciation for all that You do for us.  Forgive us for being impatient with our neighbor. Forgive us for picking and choosing to whom we will show love.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive; and we will be quick 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, 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 all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Eternal Lord, You are God alone.  You created the heavens and the earth; You put everything in its place.  You made the world to be lived in, not a place of empty chaos.  You are the Lord and there is no other.  You only speak what is true and declare only what is right.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Romans 5:5, Psalm 47:1-3, Psalm 57:7-10, Matthew 22:37-39, I Corinthians 13:4, I Peter 3:9, Matthew 5:16, Mark 12:30, James 3:9, Philippians 2:3, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 45:18-19

 

© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.
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A Prayer for Economic Development in Our Community

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

I Chronicles 16:7-36, Psalm 37:1-19

 

 

Reflections of the Heart:

God believes in economic development.  He wants a community to thrive and a nation to flourish.  Psalm 33:12 states, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”  Always pray for the abundance and prosperity of our communities, cities and nation.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Almighty God, who created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. You give breath to everyone and life to everyone who walks the earth. We love You and come before You in the Name of Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. We will praise Your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord. We will tell everyone that You alone are just. We praise You, Lord! Father God, we are joyful because we fear You, Lord, and delight in obeying Your commands. We are blessed to be Your children. Father, even though people everywhere talk about recession and foreclosures, we are thankful in all circumstances, for this is Your will for us who belong to Christ Jesus. We offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about Your glorious acts. Father, we thank You for being the source of our supply. We thank You for taking care of us and supplying all of our needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

 

Heavenly Father, we are encouraged that You give prosperity to the poor and protect those who suffer. We proclaim that our children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever. Lord, we expect business leaders in our community to honor Your Word and live by Your precepts. We command light to shine in the darkness for the godly. We decree that they are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. During the current economic difficulties in our nation and around the world, we claim prosperity for our community. We decree that merchants in our community will not fear bad news; they confidently trust You, Lord, to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face foes triumphantly. They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted. Yes, we expect the Lord to pour down His blessings. We decree that our land will yield its bountiful harvest. Father, we will support the businesses of the godly men and women in our community.

 

Holy Spirit, remind me to support businesses in my community which are worthy of my patronage. Make a list of businesses in your community and begin to support them.

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Father we lift up to You believers in our community who are providing goods and services in a fair and decent manner and pray that our fellow citizens will do business with them. May they be given favor by governmental and civic agencies so that their enterprises will not be impeded, but will flourish. Holy Spirit, inspire these merchants to deal with residents in our community fairly. Father, deal with the hearts of business owners in all communities who take advantage of poor and destitute laborers, whether they are fellow Americans or foreigners living in our towns. Empower employees in our area to be diligent, honest and trustworthy and to work to increase their knowledge and productivity. Holy Spirit, show unscrupulous business people in our community the error of their dealings and touch their hearts to repent and change their business practices. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to You, that You may have mercy on them. Yes, Holy Spirit, help them to turn to God, our Father, for He will forgive generously. Admonish those in our community who do not support local merchants or who try to exploit their businesses. Cause them to repent and seek forgiveness.

 

Righteous Father, You are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for Your help. Lord, forgive the business owners in our community for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their businesses. Forgive those who do not trust in You and Your business principles; but lean on their own understanding. Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit. Forgive those who have not treated their employees and customers fairly. Forgive those who have not been faithful in giving through tithes and offerings. Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the community they live in. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us of those they need to forgive and 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 us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Almighty God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. O God of Israel, You give power and strength to Your people. Praise be to You, God! Let all that we are praise You Lord, our God; how great You are! You are robed with honor and majesty. You live from everlasting to everlasting! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 23:1, Philippians 4:19, Isaiah 42:5, Psalm 71:16, Psalm 112:4-6, Psalm 112:7-10, Psalm 85:12, Proverbs 3:5, Psalm 68:35, Psalm 104:1   

 

© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.
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A Prayer of Repentance for Houston and the United States

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

Jeremiah 10:6-16, Psalm 51

 

Reflections of the Heart:

The true calling of an intercessor is to cry out on behalf of those who cannot cry out for themselves.  As intercessors for the city of Houston, let us raise our voices and cry out on behalf of our city, state and the nation.  The effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous avail much!

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Father, our hearts rejoice in You; our strength is exalted in You.  We can smile at our enemies because we rejoice in Your salvation.  No one is holy like You, Father.  There is none besides You, nor is there any rock like You, our God.  Lord, we praise You with our whole hearts.  In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation, we will praise You.  Your works are honorable and glorious and Your righteousness endures forever.  The works of Your hands are truth and justice.  Thank You, Father, for the gift of forgiveness and repentance.  Thank You for saving us and giving us eternal life.  Thank You for thinking thoughts of peace towards us.  Thank You for designing a future for us that is full of hope and not evil.

 

Father, You sent Your Son, Jesus, so that we may have abundant life.  It has always been Your intention to be our Father, our Savior, our Lord, and our Friend.  We were created because You wanted companionship.  You want all to be well with us.  You have always wanted us to succeed and enjoy our lives on earth with You.  It was for Your good pleasure that You gave us Your Kingdom and all of its blessings.  Most of all, You want us to love You and be in relationship with You. As for me, I love You and I confess that Jesus is Lord of my life.  I do believe in my heart that You raised Jesus from the dead. I renounce satan, and all of his works and influences. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and the old things have passed away from me; and now all things have become brand new.   We confess that as a city and a nation we have sinned against You and done wrong.  We have rebelled against You and scorned Your commands and regulations.  We come crying out with repentant hearts on behalf of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, the state of Texas and the United States.  We are Your people who are called by Your Name, we come humbling ourselves, praying, seeking Your face and turning from our wicked ways.  As we do this, we trust that You will hear from heaven, forgive the sins of city, state and nation and restore our land. 

 

Holy Spirit, show me what specific area You would have me to repent for on behalf of the city of Houston:

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Today, we ask that You hear our prayers as we repent and seek Your forgiveness.  Holy Spirit, make our hearts more sensitive to You and Your Word.  Father, please forgive our sins and cleanse us of our unrighteousness.  As for me, Lord, show me those things in my life that are not pleasing to You.  Father, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.  Father, help me to face those things within me that are not pleasing to You and send people who can help me in the areas of my life that are lacking.

 

Father, forgive us for not trusting Your Word and implementing Your principles into our daily lives.  Forgive us for not loving our neighbors or ourselves.  Lord, please forgive us for not being fair and just.  Forgive us for not looking out for the widow and the fatherless.  Forgive us for worshipping other gods and religions.  Forgive those of us for not paying our tithes and offerings.  Please forgive us for stubbornness, rebellion, idolatry, sexual immorality, lying, stealing, backbiting, gossiping, slander, witchcraft, sorcery, drunkenness, jealousy, selfish ambitions, lewdness, uncleanness, dissensions, heresies, and fighting.  Forgive us for pride and arrogance, devising wicked plans, and creating discord with other people.   Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive; and we will be quick 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 all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Lord, You are great.  You are above all gods.  In heaven and the earth, in the seas and in all deep places, You do whatever pleases You. Your way is perfect and Your word is proven.  You are a shield to all who trust in You.  Who is the King of glory?  You are the King of glory and the Lord of hosts.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  I Samuel 2:1-2, Psalm 111:1-3,7, Jeremiah 29:11, John 10:10, Exodus 33:11, Jeremiah 7:23, Deuteronomy 28:1-3,13, Luke 12:32, Luke 10:27, Romans 10:9, II Corinthians 5:17, Daniel 9:4-5, II Chronicles, 7:14, I John 1:9, Psalm 51:10,  Jeremiah 7:6, Galatians 5:19-21, Proverbs 6:16-19, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 135:5-6, Psalm 18:30, Psalm 24:10

 

© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.
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A Prayer for Hope and Healing in America

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 36:5-10, Psalm 27

 

Reflection of the Heart:

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Our Father, we thank You for Your loving care for the citizens of our nation during this time of grief and despair. Thank You, Father, for blessing those who trust in You, who have made You their hope and confidence. Thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ to redeem us from a life of despair and hopelessness. Gracious Father, we praise You with all of our hearts. You merely spoke and the heavens were created. You breathed the word and all of the stars were born. Your plans stand firm forever and Your intentions can never be shaken. You are an awesome God.

 

Loving Father, our country is experiencing the aftermath of too many tragic shootings. Lives have been destroyed. Today, we cry out for the families of the people who have died and those who have been injured. We decree that You, alone, are their refuge and place of safety. You are their God and they can trust in You. Lord, Your Name is a strong fortress and those who run to You will find spiritual, emotional, and psychological healing. We confess that even though the families of the victims and those wounded may feel pressure on every side by this tragedy, but they will not be crushed and broken. They may feel perplexed, but they will not give up and quit. They may feel like life is about to run them over, but they will not be abandoned by You. We recognize that their lives have been knocked down by this crime, but we decree that they will get up and keep going. In Jesus’ Name, we cancel the assignments of the spirits of terrorism, racism, anger, violence, murder and rage. As Kingdom citizens, we render these spirits powerless. And no weapon formed against the citizens of our nation will succeed, and we silence every voice that rises against us all.

 

As God brings them to your remembrance, list the names of those who died in recent years through senseless shootings in America:

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Holy Spirit, help the families of all shoot victims. Help them to get through the upcoming days, weeks, months, and years. Let Your love and presence saturate their hearts, souls and spirits. Please send people who will love, support, and comfort them. God, our Healer, heal the wounds that have been inflicted in their souls. Holy Spirit, comfort all citizens of America. Guide parents of every ethnicity on how to talk with their children in a way that will not instill hatred, fear, anger, and unforgiveness. Let Your Truth prevail over prejudice, bias, tradition, and misunderstanding.

 

 

 

Forgiving Father, forgive our nation for all acts of racism, injustice, and insensitivity. Forgive those who know the truth, but remain silent. Father, please have mercy on our country. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive; and we will be quick 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 all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Magnificent Lord, when You spoke, the world began! It appeared at Your command. You look down from heaven and see the whole human race. From Your throne, You observe all who live on the earth. O Lord, our Lord, Your majestic Name fills the earth! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: John 3:16, Psalm 33:6, 11, Psalm 91:2, Proverbs 18:10,2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Isaiah 54:17, I Corinthians 14:40, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 33:9,13-14,

 

© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

 

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A Prayer Regarding Domestic Violence During the Pandemic

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 91, Psalm 23

 

Reflections of the Heart:

This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God and I trust Him. – Psalm 91:2

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Exalted Father, we thank You for being in relationship with us.  Thank You for Your perfect love, which casts out all fear.  Thank You for being our Protector and Redeemer.  Lord, all the earth will shout joyful praises to You and sing about the glory of Your Name.  We will tell the world how glorious You are.

 

Almighty Father, although the public safety requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic dictate that all citizens stay at home extensively, we know that some homes are inhabited by people who commit domestic violence.   We recognize that the stress of being confined to the same environment can trigger aggression in some offenders and cause them to lash out at others in their homes.  We declare that You are the wall of fire that surrounds each victim of domestic violence.  Your plans for their lives are for good and not evil, that they will each have a future and a hope.  We rebuke the spirits of wrath, anger and violence in those who commit domestic violence.  We command peace to be still in each home and relationship.  We declare that victims of domestic violence will make You their refuge, Lord, and that You will give Your angels charge over them wherever they are.

 

List the names of anyone the Holy Spirit brings to your mind while you are praying this prayer and commit to praying for them this month:

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Worthy Father, please break the generational curses, strongholds and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that lead to domestic violence.  Lord, enable victims to recognize that You are with them and give them Your wisdom as they seek places to live where they can be safe from the abuse.  Holy Spirit, please heal every emotional, physical and spiritual wound that has been inflicted upon the victims.  Lead both the victim and the aggressor to the help they need to be healed and delivered.  

 

Righteous Father, please forgive each man and woman who has inflicted physical, emotional or sexual assault on a loved one.  Forgive our nation for turning a blind eye to domestic violence.  Forgive our governmental officials for not passing laws to protect victims and help them recover and for not creating programs to rehabilitate offenders.  Forgive family members and friends who make excuses for offenders and enable their abusive behavior.  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 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 the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one. 

 

Sovereign Lord, You are the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent King, and we adore You.  Glorious Lord, the earth is Yours and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to You. Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies – He is the King of glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: I John 4:18, Psalm 66:1-2, Zechariah 2:5, Jeremiah 29:11, Mark 4:39, Psalm 91:9-11, Mathew 6:13, Psalm 24:1, 9-10

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

 

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A Prayer for Love and Unity in the United States of America

 

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 105:1-10, Psalm 133

 

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 in our nation. He has pleasure in the prosperity of His people!   Psalm 35:27

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Omniscient Father, we thank You for the United States of America. Thank You for our elected officials, first responders, public works employees and everyone who helps with the day-to-day operation of our nation.  Thank You for the citizens of our great nation.  You are great and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all gods.  The earth is Yours and everything in it; the world and all its people belong to You.  You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.  Lord, Your works are wonderful.  You are our hope and shield.  In You, do our hearts rejoice because we trust in Your holy Name.  Let Your unfailing love continue to surround us, Lord, for our hope is in You alone.    

 

Redeeming Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in the United States of America as it is in heaven.  We declare that as the people of God, we will love You with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength and we will love our neighbor as ourselves.  As citizens of this great nation, we declare that we do not see Jew or Gentile, male or female, black or white.  But, as Your children, we have all put on Christ, like putting on new clothes and we will walk in unity and love with one another. It is because of this love that we will exhibit for each other that people will know that we are Your disciples.  Your Word tells us that if we love You, we must also love our neighbors. Therefore, we declare by faith that the Body of Christ in the United States of America does not stand and declare our love for You with hate in our hearts for people.  We do not look out only for our own interests, but we take an interest in the needs of others.  We will live in harmony with each other and resist racial, social, and economic division.  We declare that we are of one mind, united in thought and purpose. 

 

In light of violent acts of racism, hate groups, thugs and human agents of venom in America, ask the Holy Spirit to use you as an agent of change?  Write it down and take action:

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Holy Spirit, please heal our nation.  Continue to draw the unsaved people in our nation to the Father, so that they will confess Jesus Christ and receive Him as their Savior and Lord. Mobilize and send us and other believers into our nation to share the Gospel, causing Your power to prevail throughout our nation. Holy Spirit, please unify our nation and help us all to stand for justice and righteousness. We ask that Your Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, and power rest upon each political, civic and religious leader.  Fill them with the knowledge of Your will and give them a thirst for Your Word so that they will walk in Your ways.  Help them to make righteous decisions and operate with honesty and integrity.  Lord, please bless the United States of America to be a beacon of light and hope for all nations of the world. 

 

Righteous Father, forgive our nation for any acts of sinfulness, including strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, theft, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, racism, sexism, ageism, bigotry, apathy, and any abuse of power.  Forgive those people in the United States of America who do not trust in You.  Forgive those of us who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with our neighbors.  Father, 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 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 all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Almighty Lord, You are the blessed and Sovereign One.  The King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in an unapproachable light, whom no man can see.  Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Psalm 96:4, Psalm 24:1-2, Psalm 33:20-22, Matthew 6:10, Mark 12:30-31, Galatians 3:27-28, John 13:35, I John 4:20-21, Philippians 2:4, I Corinthians 1:10, Psalm 34:14, Psalm 56:3, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

 

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A Prayer for Economic Development in Our Communities

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 104:24-34, Genesis 41:47-57 

 

Reflections of the Heart:

 

“It is much harder for economies to prosper if they cannot sell to, buy from, invest with, and even transit their neighbors.  Landlocked countries with failed or failing neighbors can lose access to the world economy.”           ~  Robert Zoellick

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Gracious Father, we thank You for providing a way for us to survive and thrive through economic development in our homes and communities.  Thank You for taking care of us and supplying all of our needs from Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  Thank You for having plans already set forth in heaven for our growth, plans for good and not for disaster, to give us a future and a hope. 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.  We worship and bow down.  We kneel before You, our maker, for You are our God.  We are the people You watch over, the flock under Your care.  We listen to Your voice today! 

 

Almighty Father, we will seek to gain wisdom in all that we do, developing good judgement for our short and long-term success.  We confess our desire to be wise and understand Your ways; we will prove it by living honorable lives, doing good works that come from wisdom.  We declare that we have not been given a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.  We will strive to ensure that there is a mighty flood of justice and an endless river of righteous living for us within the economic development system.  When we do, we expect the well-being and quality of life for us and communities around the world to improve through efforts that include access to quality education, jobs, food, water, healthcare and public safety.  We will not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time, if we don’t give up, we will reap a harvest of blessing.  We will never be lazy, but work hard and serve You enthusiastically.   

 

Holy Spirit, reveal how I can pray for and support economic development:

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Holy Spirit, help us to see that the decisions we make and the interests we pursue individually and collectively contribute to our personal finances such as tithing, budgeting, investing and the ownership of assets. Touch our hearts to be on one accord, merciful and loving in our efforts to develop economic success for our communities and the global marketplace. Empower us as champions of peace and prosperity throughout the world.  That all neighborhoods will have an adequate distribution of wealth, diversification of industries, spending of taxes and government funds on public goods, and equal pay for equal work, Lord give us innovative ideas. Remind us that we are all one in Christ Jesus, and that the needs of each person, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, social standing or financial capability, should be considered as we aspire for a better life.  In turn, show all people ways in which they can support stronger economies and improve the quality of life in their communities and the world at large. 

 

Righteous Father, forgive all our acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership and direction.  Forgive those who do not trust in You nor Your wisdom but rely on their own limited human understanding.  Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit.  Forgive those who have not treated their family and friends fairly. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us of those we need to forgive and help us 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 all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Omnipotent God, how great are Your riches and wisdom and knowledge! You are the God who does great things too marvelous to understand. It is You who performs countless miracles. We praise You, Lord! Let everyone on earth bless Your Holy Name forever and ever!  Everything comes from You and exists by Your power and is intended for Your glory. All glory to You forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Philippians 4:19, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 95:3-7, Proverbs 4:7, James 3:13, II Timothy 1:7, Amos 5:24, Galatians 6:9-10, Romans 12:11, Matthew 6:13, Romans 11:33a, Job 5:9, Psalm 145:21, Romans 11:36

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

 

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A Declaration of Peace and Protection for Our Educators and Students During the COVID-19

 

 

 

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 11:4-7, Psalm 91:1-10  

 

Reflections of the Heart:

God desires that our educators and students are safe and that learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether on campuses or in virtual environments. So, let us continue to pray for the protection of our educators and students and for the success of educational institutions.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Wonderful Father, we thank You for Your love and presence with our local educational systems. Thank You for Your provision for our educators and students.  We thank You, Lord, for safety and protection for every educator, student, staff member and volunteer, including protecting them from the COVID-19 virus during the current pandemic.  Thank You for blessing our community with Your peace.  We, Your people, come before You clapping our hands and shouting with joy unto You.  You are awesome, Lord Most High!  You subdue nations before us and put our enemies under our feet!  Father, we thank You for choosing a promised land for our inheritance.  We sing praises to You, our Father, and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!  

                                                                                                    

Almighty Father, we declare that You are the Light and Salvation of our educators and students at (speak the name of your school), so they will not be afraid.  You are their fortress, protecting them from danger, so they will not tremble.  We confess that our educators and students will have peace and safety on their school campus and that their homes will be places of rest and relaxation.  We declare that our government officials and educational administrators will only yield to Your guidance and to scientific evidence as they make decisions on how and where instruction is provided to students, as schools – at all levels – reconvene following their summer breaks.  The health and safety of students and school staffs will be their top priority as they make decisions, and they will not be influenced by political or financial pressure.  We confess that our community is vibrant and prosperous.  In Jesus’ Name, we declare that our educators, students and the residents of our communities will depart from evil and do good; we will all search for peace and work to maintain it.  In the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we rebuke every spirit of fear, intimidation, murder, theft, vandalism, violence, bullying, destruction, discord and perversion within our school districts.

I confess the following promises of God upon (list the name of your school).

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Holy Spirit, give us courage and help us as Christians, to share Christ with our unsaved educators and students.  Use us as Your instruments to be a blessing at (speak the name of your school).  Build a hedge of protection around our school.  When they return to campus, help educators, staff, students and their family members all to follow CDC social distancing guidelines, as long as the COVID-19 virus is a public health threat.  Help each educator and student to walk in love and unity towards one another.  Remind all of us to watch out for one another.  Let Your Spirit of love permeate our school and community.  Holy Spirit, unify our community and help us to stand against violence, crime and injustice at our local schools.    

 

Merciful Father, forgive our educators and students for any acts of sinfulness, including theft, strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, sexual immorality, lewd behaviors, selfish ambition, abuse of any type, drunkenness, wild parties, division and other sins like these.  Forgive those at (speak the name of your school) and in our communities who do not trust in You.  Forgive those of us who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with our educators, students and neighbors. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our educators and students at 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, help our educators and students not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Eternal Lord, You are the blessed and Sovereign One; the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man can see.  Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Psalm 47:1-4,6-7, Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 32:18, Psalm 34:14, Job 1:10, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

 

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A Prayer of Hope

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 97:1-6, Romans 15:4

 

Reflections of the Heart:

“The Lord heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Loving Father, we thank You for Your love. Thank You for the plans that You have for each of our lives; plans for good and not for disaster so that we may each have a future and a hope. Thank You that all of Your promises in Christ are Yes and in Him, Amen, to Your glory through us. Lord, we are joyful because we trust in You. You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If we tried to recite all You wonderful deeds, we would never come to the end of them. Your throne, O God, lasts forever and ever.

Glorious King, You send Your Word out and it always produces fruit. It will do just what You want it to and it prospers everywhere that You send it. So, Father, we declare that we will continue to circle the promises that You have made in Your Word and confess them daily, trusting that Your Word will produce fruit in our lives. We will not grow weary while we wait for Your promises. We confess that we walk by faith and not by sight. We refuse to give up on You. We refuse to give in to small goals and we refuse to give out to fatigue or despair. Overwhelming victory is ours through Christ Jesus who loved us.

What do you need God to bless you and your family with? Find promises in His Word, and confess them over your life daily:

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Holy Spirit, help us to always pray God’s Word in faith. Remind us that God’s timing is always perfect and He knows exactly when to send His promises. Help us to take care of the blessings that God has already brought into our lives. Remind us to always be grateful for all that God does for us.

Gracious Father, forgive us for trusting people and things instead of You. Forgive us for growing weary while waiting for Your promises. Forgive us for not praying daily. Forgive us for doubting You and the promises You have given us. Father, please forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Lord, remind all of us of those we need to forgive; and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, please bring to my remembrance those that 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.

All glory, majesty, power and authority are Yours, King Most High, before all time, in the present and beyond all time. You are the One who is and always was. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Jeremiah 29:11, II Corinthians 1:20 NKJV, Psalm 40:4-5, Psalm 45:6, Isaiah 55:11, II Corinthians 5:7, Romans 8:37, Matthew 6:13, Jude 1:25, Revelation 11:17

Today, I will trust God to:

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© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.
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A Prayer for The Prayer Institute

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 93, II Chronicles 7:12-16

Reflections of the Heart:

“Prayer is a supernatural vehicle created by God that allows natural human beings to communicate with Him and for Him, so that His plans for our lives — which reside with Him in the supernatural can be brought to fruition in the natural realm.” ~ Suzette Caldwell

Scriptural Prayer:

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 this year 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 declare that Your vision for The Prayer Institute will continue to be revealed in the hearts and minds of its leaders and that they will faithfully carry it out according to Your will. We decree that every need will be met according to Your riches in glory.

Holy Spirit, we ask that You draw The Prayer Institute’s staff and volunteers 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 Prayer Institute’s staff and volunteers of any sins they have committed. Forgive them for any time that they have grown complacent in the work You have assigned them to do. Forgive those who have been neglecting themselves and their families and not taking time to rest and reflect. Forgive those who speak evil against The Prayer Institute. Forgive those who have not fulfilled their commitments to The Prayer Institute. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind The Prayer Institute’s staff and volunteers 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 Spirit, help the staff and volunteers of The Prayer Institute not to yield to temptation but deliver us 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.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 145:6-7, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 5:16, Philippians 4:19, Philippians 2:5, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 93:1, Revelation 4:11

Today, I will trust God to:

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© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. ©2020 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.
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