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A Prayer for Presidential Elections 2012

A Prayer of Declaration for the Presidential Election

October 24, 2012

Scripture Reading:
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.

Scriptural Prayer:

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:

© 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. ©2012 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved – No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

Scripture Prayers for God’s Healing by Pastor Suzette Caldwell

Please find below a series of healing scriptures. When Pastor Suzette Caldwell was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she (after crying all day) decided that she would take these scriptures like medicine. At the moment that she received the diagnosis, if the doctor had given her a medical prescription to take for the cancer, she would have taken it immediately as described on the prescription label. So, she decided to take God’s word as medicine, in addition to the prescribed course of treatment by the doctor.

Psalm 107:20 states that the Lord sent His word to heal us and deliver us from our destructions. Since the Lord sent His word to heal and deliver us, she determined in her heart to use His word to bring about her healing. Like medicine, she “took” these scriptures three times per day. She prayed this word audibly because God has put His divine power into verbally confessing His word. As she confessed this word over her life, she expected it to go into action and take care of the cancer. Bless the Lord, her ordeal with cancer is over.

Pastor Suzette encourages you to use these scriptures as if they were medicine. They are the “balm of Gilead” for the believer. There is no magic formula for praying God’s word, just pray it and trust the Lord to perform on His word. Jeremiah 1:12 says that the Lord watches over His word to perform it, so speak His word boldly and get it into the atmosphere so that it can do its job in your life.

The scripture references are listed first,  then Pastor Suzette has written a scriptural prayer to include you just below the reference. You can use these scriptures to pray for anyone. Just plug their name in the same place where you have been inserted. Pray these scriptures 2-3 times a day until you have received your healing. Afterward, use these scriptures as your spiritual vitamin and take them once per day for maintenance.

It is important for you to pray these scriptures out loud. Psalm 145:18 says “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” The word “call” in this scripture means to call out with a loud sound. When the believer prays to God, he/she is expected to speak to Him in an audible voice. So, speak up when you pray the scriptures.

Lastly, have faith. Believe that the Lord is concerned about you as one of His children.  Know with certainty that because you love Him and acknowledge His name, He promises to deliver you, answer you when you call for Him, protect you in trouble, honor you, satisfy you with long life and show you His salvation. What a mighty God we serve!

Praying God’s Will for Healing:

1.  Isaiah 41:10-14 Scripture

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. See, all your angry enemies lie there confused and humiliated. Anyone who opposes you will

die and come to nothing. You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you. Those who attack you will come to nothing. For I hold you by your right hand- I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, “Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. Though you are a lowly worm, O Jacob, don’t be afraid, people of Israel, for I will help you. I am the Holy One of Israel.

Scriptural Prayer

I confess that I will not be afraid because God is with me. I will not be discouraged, for the Lord is my God. (If you are afraid and discouraged, be honest with the Lord and tell Him how you are feeling. Then, choose not to be afraid and to be encouraged. Trust the Holy Spirit to replace your fear and discouragement with God’s confidence, peace, and joy.) God will strengthen me and help me. God will uphold me with His righteous right hand. This disease will be confused and humiliated. Every demonic attack will be destroyed and come to nothing. I will look in vain for those who tried to conquer me. The LORD my God holds my right hand and I will not be afraid because He has said that He will help me and I believe Him.

2.  Isaiah 53:4-5 Scripture

Yet it was our sicknesses he carried; it was our pains that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But, he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.

Scriptural Prayer

Jesus carried my sicknesses and pains and it was thought that God was punishing Him for his own sins. But He was pierced for my rebellion and crushed for my sins. Jesus was beaten so that I could be whole and whipped so that I could be healed. I accept what He has done for me and I accept the healing in my body as a result of His sacrifice.

3.  Jeremiah 1:12 Scripture

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform my Word.” (NKJV)

And the Lord said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching and I will certainly

carry out all my plans.” (NLT) 2

Scriptural Prayer

I will continually speak God’s word concerning my healing and I expect His word to be carried out in my life.

4.  Matthew 21:21-22 Scripture

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to

this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Scriptural Prayer

Today, I speak to this disease in my body. In Jesus’ name, (name of the disease) I command you die at the root, move from my body and be cast into the sea of the Holy Spirit. I believe that what I have commanded will be done in my body. In Jesus’ name

5. Mark 11:22-26

Scripture

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.

Scriptural Prayer

Father, as You instructed, I choose to forgive those person(s) who have offended or hurt me(name those people). Holy Spirit, please help me to remember everyone that I need to forgive. (As the Holy Spirit brings people to your mind, begin to forgive them in Your heart. Go through this exercise of forgiving until your heart catches up with your mind. In other words, forgive until you know that you are honestly sincere and trust the Holy Spirit to heal any wounds in your soul. For deeply inflicted wounds, consider talking to a Christian counselor who will guide you through your feelings and emotions. If the Holy Spirit prompts you, call or personally speak to those person(s) and let them know that you have forgiven them and have released the offense. If you need to ask someone to forgive you, swallow your pride and ask for forgiveness. The Holy Spirit will help you every step of the way. Because of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ you are able to forgive and be forgiven. Remember, God has forgiven us of our sins and our offenses are much greater than those we have experienced from other people. If He is willing to forgive us, we must be willing to forgive people. After praying about forgiving others, then pray for healing.)

Now that I have taken care of that matter, I want to say that I have faith in God, therefore, I command this “mountain” of (name the disease) to leave my body and I cast it into the sea. I believe that the command that I have spoken will bring healing to my body, now.

6.  Romans 4:17 Scripture

NKJ Romans 4:17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed — God, who gives life to the dead and calls those

things which do not exist as though they did; 18 who, contrary to hope, in hope

believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” 19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and

the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,

Scriptural Prayer

As a descendant of Abraham, I receive the blessings and promises that were given to Abraham which includes healing of diseases. As a child of God who has been told to imitate God, I call those things which do not exist as though they they did and I command my healing to manifest in my body now. Today, I will not waiver at God’s promise for healing, but I stand strong and fully assured that God’s Word will heal my body. As I walk through this process in my life, I will walk by faith and not by sight and continually give God glory for His goodness and faithfulness.

7.  Romans 8:11 Scripture

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life your mortal bodies by this same

Spirit living within you.

Scriptural Prayer

Today, I declare that the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, who raised Jesus from the dead now dwells in me. I expect life from the Holy Spirit who lives in me to flow in the areas of my body that have been attacked by disease. Body, be whole because the life-giving Spirit of God lives in me.

8.  Romans 8:12-14 Scripture

Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 4

Scriptural Prayer

I am a child of God, therefore, the Holy Spirit leads my life and I will allow the Him to lead me. I choose to live and be healed because I choose to let the Holy Spirit help me to put to death the deeds of my sinful nature. Holy Spirit, I trust you to let me know when I am about to act or react to situations that are caused by flesh. Thank you Holy Spirit for helping me to follow after You.

9.  Romans 8:15-17 Scripture

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

Scriptural Prayer

In Christ, I have not received a spirit that makes me a fearful slave, but I have God’s Spirit and He is my Father. As one of His children, I am one of His heirs. Matter of fact, because of my Brother, Jesus Christ, who lives in me, I am an heir of God’s glory. His glory includes my healing and I boldly receive it now. As a recipient of God’s glory I will be a witness of Jesus Christ and spread the Gospel to my family, co-workers, friends, and people that I come in contact. As I share in God’s glory I understand that I will share in his suffering and I will trust the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and protect me when I encounter his suffering.

10.  2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Scripture

We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

Scriptural Prayer

As a human, I will not wage war against this disease like humans normally fight. But, I will use God’s mighty weapons, including His word to knock down any of my human reasoning that would try to persuade me to become fearful or doubtful. I will use God’s mighty weapons to destroy any false arguments that my mind might attempt to use to persuade me from confessing God’s word over my life everyday or believing that His word will work against this disease. I destroy every proud obstacle within me that keeps me from knowing God. I capture any rebellious thoughts in my mind and I will teach my thoughts to obey.

Christ as I read and confess God’s word over my life. Today, I declare that my mind will receive the healing power of God’s word and I will come to know God, not only as a healer, but as a Father, Brother, and Comforter. Father, teach me everything about You.

11.  Galatians 3:13-14 Scripture

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is

written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Through Christ

Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith.

Scriptural Prayer

I have been rescued by Christ Jesus, therefore, I have been rescued from this disease. I do not live under the curse of the law, which included sickness, therefore, I confess that I am healed and totally delivered. God blessed Abraham with good health and abundance and as a descendant of Abraham, I receive for my life what was given to him.

12.  Ephesians 6:10-16 Scripture

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Scriptural Prayer

I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I can stand against this disease and every work of the devil. Matter of fact, I am standing against this disease and every work of the devil. I have no need to wrestle with my flesh, feelings, or mind, and I choose not to wrestle with them. With God’s word that I am confessing daily over my life I fight against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. Above all that I may endure, I will stand! 6

My waist is girded with truth which is the Word of God. I will keep God’s word before me day and night. I put on righteousness which will protect my emotions, feelings, belief system, and values. Through this ordeal, I commit to doing what is right at all times. I walk in peace. Father, if there are any issues in my life that need to be resolved, I ask you to bring them to my remembrance and help me, Holy Spirit, to bring closure to them. No matter how I may feel, how tired I may become, or how weak my body may become, I will trust the Lord for my healing with all of my heart. I have the faith to believe that God’s word is healing my body. I am healed.

I declare that God the Father is my Creator and King, Jesus Christ the Son is my Brother and Redeemer, and Holy Spirit is my Power Source and Comforter. In Jesus’ name, I destroy the roots of this disease are destroyed by the Word of God that I speak from my mouth.

13.  Philippians 1:6 Scripture

And I am certain that God, who began the good work with you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Scriptural Prayer

And I am certain that God, who has begun a good work with me, will continue his work in me until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

14.  Philippians 2:13 Scripture

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Scriptural Prayer

I believe that God is working in me through His word, giving me the desire to be healed and the power to command healing for my life which pleases Him.

15.  Hebrews 10:19-23 Scripture

And so, hear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 7

I trust in God and I am totally confident that I have been healed through Christ Jesus. My conscience has been sprinkled with Christ’s blood and I no longer am guilty of sin. I am a new creature and my body is clean and healed from the washing of God’s pure water.

16.  Hebrews 10:35-39 Scripture

So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away. But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.

Scriptural Prayer

I completely trust in the Lord and I am expecting full recovery in my body. I speak to my mind, body, soul, and spirit, and command you to wait patiently on God’s treatment plan for my life. As the righteous, I live by faith knowing that I am healed and totally restored.

17.  Hebrews 11:11-12 and Hebrews 13:8 Scripture

It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise. And so a whole nation came from this one man who was a good as dead – a nation with so many people that, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore, there is no way to count them.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Scriptural Prayer

I stand in faith for my complete healing. Jesus, you are the same yesterday, today, and forever. I believe without any doubt that if Your power could resurrect the womb of Sarah and bless her to have a child in her old age, I know that the Your power which resides in me will destroy this sickness. Body, I command you, in Jesus’ name to be healed.

18.  James 5:14 Scripture

Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed

any sins, you will be forgiven. 8

(For this scripture, follow its directions. Call someone who is mature in the Lord and who has the faith to believe for your healing and ask them to pray and anoint you with oil.) In addition, repent of any sinfulness and believe that your sins have been forgiven according to I John 1:9.

19.  I Peter 2:24 Scripture

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.

Scriptural Prayer

Jesus personally carried my sins in his body on the cross. I am dead to sin and I now live for what is right. By His wounds I am healed.

20.  1 John 5:14

Scripture

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. (NKJV)

Scriptural Prayer

I am confident that God has heard my prayers because I have prayed His word which is His will. And because I know that He has heard me, I am healed.

21.  Revelation 12:10-11 Scripture

Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last- salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For

the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth-the one who

accuses them before our God day and night. And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.

Scriptural Prayer

I confess that the devil is defeated by the blood of Jesus and I am healed. My testimony is that I am healed and I will not be afraid of those who feel otherwise. In addition, I will always share my testimonies about God’s goodness and blessings in my life. As a result, I expect all of the works of the devil, including this attack upon my body, to be destroyed.

A Prayer of Declaration for the Presidential Election

A Prayer of Declaration for the Presidential Election

October 24, 2012

Scripture Reading:
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.

Scriptural Prayer:

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:

© 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. ©2012 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved – No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

A Prayer for the Elections

Heavenly Father, we give thanks to You and proclaim Your greatness. To You will we sing songs of praise and tell everyone about Your wonderful deeds. Father, we thank You for over 200 years of democratic rule.  Thank You for the right to vote. Thank You for the authority to expect change through prayer. Thank You for giving us the wisdom, discernment and knowledge to pray for our nation’s elections. We exalt Your holy Name. The earth is Yours Lord, 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. Royal power belongs to You, Lord, You rule all nations.

Magnificent Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done during the upcoming elections. Your Word states that we are to pray for kings and all people who are in authority, so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives that are marked by godliness and dignity. We know that this is good and acceptable in Your sight. In obedience to Your Word, we intercede for the upcoming elections. We decree that the political election process will yield to Your plans. Father, Your Word states that You hold the heart of the king in Your hand and You will turn it in the direction that You choose. We confess and expect that the hearts of the candidates will be guided by the power of the Holy Spirit. We command peace to be still within the elections. Father, it is predicted that the election campaigns will be difficult and vicious, but, in Jesus’ Name, we crush the demonic devices that are being designed to stir up negativity, cynicism, and hopelessness among the American voters. We declare that Your plans will prevail and each candidate will address the issues, take the “high road,” and inspire American voters. We command Your Word, which we speak with boldness and faith, to interrupt the airwaves and destroy every word that is spoken by the media that does not align with Your will for these campaigns. We decree that every attempt to misconstrue the Truth will be confused, in Jesus’ Name. We declare that the democratic process will be implemented fairly and justly throughout our city, state and nation during this upcoming election process.

Holy Spirit, please speak to the hearts of the candidates. Continue to increase Your spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, courage, might, and knowledge within them. We do not know what their level of commitment is to You, but we ask You to communicate with them on behalf of Your people. Equip them with everything they need for doing Your will and produce in them, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to You. Convict them, along with their entire staff and volunteers, if they use ungodly campaign tactics or resort to political mudslinging. Confuse the thoughts and messages of those who have disregard for Your Kingdom. Father, dispatch Your angels to guard and protect their families and destroy every assignment that the devil devises against them. Father, we know that nothing is too difficult for You.

Everlasting Father, please have mercy upon us and forgive our nation for its many sins. Forgive us for making “self” the center of our American culture. Forgive each candidate for his or her sins. Forgive them for trusting in their own abilities instead of trusting in You. Forgive them when they do not consult with You before making decisions or administering their authority and power. Forgive them for the times they have not been fair, compassionate, or understanding as public servants. Forgive them when they are being people pleasers and not God pleasers. Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not praying for our leaders consistently. Forgive those American citizens who have not exercised the privilege to vote, yet complain about our country’s leadership.  Holy Spirit, if there are any candidates who need to forgive anyone, please bring it to their remembrance and help them to forgive.

Redeeming Father, help our candidates to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, You are the eternal King, Your rule is everlasting. All the people of the earth are nothing compared to You. All of Your acts are just and true. You alone have held the oceans in Your hand. You measured the heavens with Your fingers and know the weight of the earth. The Lord God Almighty is Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 105:1-2, Psalm 24:1-2, Psalm 22:28, Matthew 6:10, I Timothy 2:1-4, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 21:1, Mark 4:39, Isaiah 11:2, Hebrews 13:21, Psalm 91:11-12, Luke 1:37, Matthew 6:13, Daniel 4:34-35, Isaiah 40:12

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. ©2010 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

A Prayer for U.S. Military Personnel and Allies

A Prayer for U.S. Military Personnel and Allies

Scripture Reading:  

Psalm 89:11-18, Psalm 91

Reflections of the Heart::

Our U.S. military personnel and allies have been fighting courageously for our freedom.  The least we can do for them is to pray!  Let us remember the sacrifices of our military personnel and allies in our daily prayers.

 

Scriptural Prayer

Heavenly Father, we praise and honor Your Name.  Your Name is the Lord and we rejoice before You.  Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, who lives forever from everlasting to everlasting.  What a variety of things You have made.  In wisdom You have made them all.  The earth is full of Your creatures.  Lord, we thank You for our U.S. military personnel and allies.  We thank You for protecting our armed forces throughout history.   Thank You for exposing evil plots to destroy the United States.  We thank You for blessing our nation to be a mighty power in the world.  Lord, You are a faithful, loving and compassionate God and we bless You.

Father, do not be silent, deaf or quiet.  Don’t You hear the tumult of Your enemies and see what they are doing?  They have devised crafty schemes and plans against Your people; they conspire against Your precious ones.  Father, the enemy says, “Come let us wipe out Israel as a nation.  We will destroy the very memory of its existence.”  Lord, this is their unanimous decision.  They have signed a treaty as allies against You.  Father, as a nation we are trusting in You and we are looking to You to deliver our military personnel and our allies from evil.  We are depending on You to rescue them from evil people and preserve them from those who are violent, those who plot evil in their hearts and stir up trouble all day long.  Their tongues sting like a snake; venom as a viper drips from their lips.  Lord, by the authority You have given to us, we command peace to be still in the earth.  By faith, we are expecting peaceful resolutions throughout the world.  Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.

List the name of a  U. S. military  person who has served or is presently serving our country.  Call or send a note to thank him or her today:

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Father, Lord of Heaven’s armies, we ask You to deal with our nation’s enemies, both inside and outside of our borders.  Holy Spirit, expose every plot before any destruction occurs.  Touch the hearts of our allies to stand strong with our nation.  Increase the courage and strength of our servicemen and women as they continue to fight courageously in battle. Father, we ask You to protect them and their families.    Please protect innocent citizens during this time.  Let Your favor surround our nation like a shield.  Give our President, his administration, leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces and our allies increased wisdom and discernment.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to intervene and confuse the enemy.  Please clear the way so that the Gospel is preached throughout the world.  Father, as Your Gospel goes forth, touch the hearts of the unsaved to receive it.  Lord, we ask You to continue to provide basic needs for our military personnel, allies and their families.

Father, please forgive our military personnel and allies for their sins.  Forgive them for lying, cheating, stealing, slander, strife, malice, envy, jealousy, selfishness, disobedience, and rebellion and any abuses of war.   Forgive our nation for hypocrisy, slander, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, injustice, elitism, hatred, and violence.  Forgive the media for misrepresenting the truth.  Forgive us for not praying for local, national, and world leaders, especially President Bush and his administration.  Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of our military personnel and allies to forgive others; and help them to forgive.

Lead all our military personnel and allies not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, You are King.  You sit on Your throne between the cherubim; let the whole earth quake.  You sit in majesty in Jerusalem, supreme above all the nations.  Your Name is so great and awesome.  You are Holy.  Yours is the kingdom, the power and glory, forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 41:13, Psalm 104:24, Psalm 83:1-5, Psalm 140:1-3, Mark 4:39, Psalm 68:1, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 99:1-3

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer for Zimbabwe

A Prayer for Zimbabwe

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 117, Psalm 126:4-6, Jeremiah 30:17, 19-22

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Zimbabwe is a country in crisis: an economic and social collapse is occurring in a country whose motto is “Unity, Freedom and Work” as a “dictatorial democracy” has become the law of the land, tribal warfare has killed an indeterminate number of people and sent thousands fleeing the land, and unemployment has reached an astonishing 94 percent. Let us pray to the Father that Zimbabwe be ruled by leaders who put the needs of the people over their own ambitions; that a stable financial system be established in order to re-build the country’s infrastructure; and that foreign citizens will pay heed to God’s call to love their neighbors as they love themselves.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

O Lord, You are our God. We extol and praise Your name for You are faithful and true.[i] You are an eternal Rock[ii] in whom we find refuge.[iii] There is no savior but You – none can deliver but You.[iv] Your name and Your title are the desire of our souls.[v] Our souls glory in You and we exalt Your name[vi] for what a great God you are![vii] Praise be to our Rock, the Lord who lives![viii]

 

Father, we put our hope in You[ix] as You are a refuge to the poor and to the needy in distress.[x] We confess that when You see the affliction of Your people and hear their cries, You work signs and wonders and make a name for Yourself.[xi] You restore lands so that people will give You thanks for Your goodness and mercy.[xii] We confess that as You restore Zimbabwe, the people will praise You as their deliverer. They will sing Your praise as they tell of how You answered when they called for Your help.[xiii] We confess that they will bless You at all times; they shall constantly speak Your praise.[xiv]

 

Father, we ask that You restore the country of Zimbabwe to its former glory. As the God who heals all diseases[xv]we ask that You, Jehova Rapha, stop the outbreak of cholera that is occurring in the country by providing adequate resources to repair the water and sanitation services. Father, break the cycle of famine by providing bread[xvi]to the people who are scrounging for food; send showers of blessings so that the orchards and fields of Zimbabwe will yield bumper crops.[xvii] Jehovah-Jireh, as the God who provides, please stabilize the economy of Zimbabwe so that those who are working will be able to earn fair wages and provide for their families. Provide enough resources to re-open hospitals and schools throughout the country. We ask that You protect the aid workers who have traveled to the country in the hopes of providing relief  to Your people; accept their selflessness as an attempt to do what is right and just in Your eyes.[xviii]For those citizens of Zimbabwe who are fleeing to South Africa in search of a better life, provide them safe passage as they cross the Limpopo River; protect them from the arrow that flies by day, the pestilence that roams in darkness, and the destruction that lays in wait at noon.[xix] Holy Spirit, inspire the people of South Africa to help, not oppress or mistreat, those citizens from Zimbabwe who are seeking refuge.[xx] Father, we ask a special blessing over the women and children of Zimbabwe: please protect the woman and girls from bodily brutality.

 

Abba Father, spread Your protection around[xxi] the children who have been orphaned or abandoned to shield them from the gumagumas[xxii] seeking to exploit their innocence and vulnerability in Zimbabwe and in the countries where they may seek refuge. In regards to the government, we ask that You remove the chains of oppression that have been imposed by the country’s current rulers.[xxiii] Holy Spirit, guide the leaders of Zimbabwe in Your truth:[xxiv] touch and inspire them to seek peace[xxv] and to rule with fairness[xxvi]by reminding them that all people, including leaders, will be subjected to judgment by You, O Lord, and that You show no partiality.[xxvii] Holy Spirit, descend upon the dissenters in Zimbabwe who are being tortured for speaking out against the country’s rulers; impart wisdom upon them so that they will be able to withstand their persecution knowing that those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness have a place in the Kingdom of Heaven.[xxviii] Holy Spirit, we also ask that You inspire world leaders to take a more active role in restoring Zimbabwe; let foreign dignitaries become more attentive to the numerous crises that are occurring in Zimbabwe; allow foreign governments to work with Zimbabwe’s leaders to negotiate and foster humane solutions that will ease the country’s economic crisis; inspire religious leaders to promote prayer for the troubled country; and inspire the citizens of all foreign nations to call upon their religious and secular leaders to press for a government that will impart laws that are in accordance with Your law and Your ways.[xxix]

 

What can be done to influence foreign governments to intervene in the crises in Zimbabwe?

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Father, we ask You to forgive the people of Zimbabwe for their sins. Forgive those who are preying upon the poor and distressed people in the country. Forgive those citizens who have an abundance for allowing their fellow countrymen to scavenge for food. Forgive the leaders of the country for turning a blind eye to those who are in need, and for not acknowledging that their people are indeed suffering. Forgive the leaders for the dictatorial rule they have imposed upon  the democratic land.  Father, please forgive the citizens of foreign nations for their lack of knowledge and inattention to the plight of the people in Zimbabwe. We also ask that You forgive the people of foreign nations who are turning away refugees from Zimbabwe. 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 Father, help them to not yield to temptation, but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord, vast is Your power.[xxx] You have made the Heaven and Earth by Your great might; nothing is impossible with You. [xxxi] The Heavens declare Your glory, sending forth Your message to the ends of the world without a word or a sound.[xxxii] Let all servants, great and small, revere You; [xxxiii] as all salvation, glory and might belong to You,[xxxiv] O Lord. Let everything that has breath praise You![xxxv] In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


[i] Isaiah 25:1

[ii] Isaiah 25:4

[iii] Psalm 94:22

[iv] Isaiah 43:11-12

[v] Isaiah 25:8

[vi] Psalm 34:3-4

[vii] Psalm 77:14

[viii] 2 Samuel 22:47

[ix] Psalm 33:20

[x] Isaiah 25:4

[xi] Nehemiah 9:9-10

[xii]Jeremiah 33:11

[xiii] Psalm 31:22

[xiv] Psalm 34:1

[xv] Psalm 103:3

[xvi] Nehemiah 9:15

[xvii] Ezekiel 34:27

[xviii] Proverbs 21:3

[xix] Psalm 91:5-6

[xx] Exodus 22:21

[xxi] Psalm 5:11

[xxii] This is the name that is given to the bands of thieves who prey on refugees. (New York Times, www.nytimes.com)

[xxiii] Isaiah 58:6-7

[xxiv] John 16:13

[xxv] Luke 1:76

[xxvi] Psalm 98:9

[xxvii] Ephesians 6:9

[xxviii] Matthew 5:10

[xxix] Proverbs 8:15

[xxx] Psalm 147:5

[xxxi] Jeremiah 32:17

[xxxii] Psalm 19:1-5

[xxxiii] Revelation 19:5

[xxxiv] Revelation 19:1

[xxxv] Psalm 150:6

Political Leaders (local, state, and national)

Political Leaders (local, state, and national)

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 99:1-5, Psalm 1

 

Reflections of the Heart:

When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, the Lord reassured Moses that he was capable of accomplishing the job. Just as Moses had faith in God, we must have faith that God will carry out His perfect will here on earth through today’s political leaders.  Offering up effective, fervent prayers for our political leaders will definitely benefit our city, state, and country more than murmuring and complaining ever will.  Pray for our political leaders so that we can live in peace.  SC

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Lord, You are King!  You are robed in majesty and armed with strength.  The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.  We praise Your Name Father forever and ever.   You have all wisdom and power.  You control the course of world events; removing kings and setting up other kings.  You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. You reveal deep and mysterious things and only You know what lies hidden in darkness, though You are surrounded by light.   Father, we thank You for our political leaders.  Thank You for blessing our nation to be a mighty government in the earth.  Thank You for allowing us to call upon You in our times of need as a nation. Thank You, Lord, for Your bountiful blessings.  We are grateful, and we bless Your Name.

Father, in obedience to Your Word, we make intercession on behalf of those who are in positions of authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.  We pray for our President, congressmen, governor, mayor, and all political leaders.  Lord, You aren’t slow about Your promise, as some people think.  You are patient for our sake, not wanting any of our leaders to be destroyed, but You want them to repent.  By faith we call our leaders saved, sanctified, and filled with Your Holy Spirit.  We declare that our city, state, and national political leaders will not follow the advice of the wicked or stand around with sinners or join in with mockers.  We confess that they will delight in Your law and will meditate in it day and night.   As they do this Father, we confess that they will be like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.  Their leaves will not wither, and whatever they do will prosper for the good of our city, state, and nation.

Father, we ask You to fill our leaders with Your Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, and knowledge.  Grant them favor, increase their faith, and prepare them to pursue Your excellence.   Draw our leaders to You and cause them to know and fulfill Your purposes.  Please place people in their paths that will provide scriptural, sound and godly counsel to help them; for without Your counsel their plans will go awry.  Impart Your wisdom and revelation to them about leadership and help them to lead.  Deal with our leaders about keeping their hearts and motives pure. We ask You to make their hearts pliable, willing and obedient to Your will.  Cause each of their lives to glorify Your Name.  Father, we ask You to raise up modern day David’s, Solomon’s, Joseph’s, Nehemiah’s, Deborah’s, Ruth’s and Esther’s who will joyfully and purposefully work in the political sector in order to help rebuild and restore our communities.

Father, please forgive our political leaders for their sins.  Forgive them for greed, hypocrisy, injustice, selfish ambitions, pride, arrogance, idolatry, adultery, slander, sexism, elitism, oppression, partiality, lust, manipulations, lying, ungodliness, perversion, and any act of sinfulness.  Lord, forgive me for passing judgment on our political leaders.  Forgive us, the body of Christ, for not praying for them.  Lord, remind our political leaders to forgive others and help them to forgive.

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

Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is and is to come.  You alone are God.  You are subject to none, yet all are subject to You.  Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the written text:  Matthew 6:9, Isaiah 40:25, Psalm 145:3, Psalm 99:4-5, Matthew 6:10, Psalm 33:12, I Timothy 2:1-3, II Peter 3:9, Psalm 1:1-3, Amos 5:24, Colossians 1:9, Proverbs 15:22, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:8

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer for Darfur

A Prayer for Darfur

Scripture Reading:

II Samuel 22:1-4, Proverbs 31:8-9, Revelation 21:3-4

Reflections of the Heart:

What images does the name Darfur bring to mind?  Violence?  Despair? Hopelessness?  Confusion?  For too many, the name does not bring any image to mind.  It is unimaginable to not only believe that people are unaware that a modern-day Holocaust is occurring, but that the survivors of this tragedy are being ignored or further brutalized when they seek refuge and help.  Let us pray that God will open our eyes and ears to see and hear the pleas of the people in Darfur; and open our minds and hearts to respond to their needs.

Scriptural Prayer:

 

To You Lord, O God, enthroned in Heaven, we lift our hearts and our eyes for You are alive!  You are a tower of salvation and we sing Your praise among the nations, for You have given us great victories.  In You, Abba Father, we find protection.  You are a shield, a stronghold and protector from violence.  You are worthy of praise; so praise be to our Rock, our Salvation who delivers us from our enemies.  We proclaim that You, Lord, are just, that in You there is no wrong.  Thank You for sending Your son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from sin and death.  Thank You for being our God and making us Your people.  Thank You for compassion and unfailing love.

Almighty Father, You are the God of deliverance.   You are the Lord of Heaven’s Armies who possesses all power and might.   You are the God who brought the Israelites out of Egypt with great strength and a powerful arm.  We are confident that You are able to deliver the people of Sudan.  You, the Lord Most High, are awesome.  You are the great King of all the earth who subdues nations before us and puts our enemies beneath our feet.  Today, using the authority of Jesus Christ, we destroy the demonic strongholds that reside in the minds of Darfur’s oppressors and command the demonic spirits that rule over this territory to cease from operating in Sudan.   We cancel the assignments of death, destruction, and devastation in this region of the world.  In Jesus’ Name, peace be still!  We command justice to run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Holy Spirit, we ask that You remove the hardness that is in the hearts of the people who are sanctioning genocide; show those who are destroying others, in the name of ethnic cleansing, their evil ways.  Reveal to them that when You, Father, look down from Your throne in Heaven, You see all humans, observe their ways, and that sorrow awaits those who issue unfair laws and prey on widows and orphans.  Father, please bring more attention to the plight of the people in Darfur.  Touch the hearts of journalists who work for major news agencies to increase their coverage of this horrific crisis.  Stir the hearts of leaders from nations around the world to intervene in order to save lives.   Send God-fearing, trustworthy negotiators, whom You have enlightened with Your wisdom and knowledge, to negotiate a peaceful end to the genocide.  Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we ask a special blessing for the children who have endured unspeakable atrocities such as rape and mutilation.  Comfort those children whose parents and families have been murdered and provide new homes for them.  Holy Father, have mercy upon the people of Darfur.  Extend Your loving compassion and unfailing love towards them.  Please send more help!

Merciful Father, forgive the leaders of Sudan who initiated the genocide by pitting tribe against tribe.  Forgive them for ordering and encouraging the physical, mental, and emotional destruction of an entire people.  Forgive the soldiers who are ravaging the lives of men, women, and children.  Forgive those of us who live under stable government rule for turning a blind eye to our brethren in Darfur.  Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not praying and advocating for this terrible situation.   You said to mourn when others mourn.  Forgive us for our selfishness and apathy.  Please forgive world leaders who have chosen not to intervene and have said that this catastrophe has been blown out of proportion, that this is not their problem.   Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed.)  Holy Spirit, help the Sudanese people to forgive their oppressors.  You said in Your Word that we must forgive others.  Please help them to release anger, bitterness, resentment and hatred.  Holy Spirit, You are the only One who can 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 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.)

 

Lord, help the people of Darfur not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Let all the earth fear the Lord.  May everyone stand in awe of You, for nothing is impossible for You.  No army can match Your might.  You have established Your reign forever and ever.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 123:1, II Samuel 22:2-4, Psalm 92:15, II Kings 17:36, Psalm 47:2-3,Mark 4:39, Amos 5:24, Isaiah 10:1-2, Exodus 19:22, Psalm 33:8, Mark 10:27, Psalm 33:16

A Prayer of Hope

A Prayer of Hope

Heavenly Father, I honor You.  You merely spoke and the heavens were created.  You breathed the word and all the stars were born.  You assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the ocean in vast reservoirs.  Let the whole world fear You, Lord.  Let everyone stand in awe, for when You spoke, the world began and appeared at Your command.  Thank You for watching over me and my family through the years.  Thank You for Your unfailing love and eternal blessings.  Thank You for being my God.

Wonderful Father, You are my shepherd and I do not have to want for anything.  You let me rest in green meadows and lead me beside peaceful streams.  You renew my strength and guide me along right paths, bringing honor to Your name.  If I have to walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid because You are close beside me.  Your rod and staff protect and comfort me.   You have prepared a feast for me in the presence of my enemies and You honor me by anointing my head with oil.  My cup overflows with Your blessings.  Surely, Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life and I will live in Your house forever.  Yes, Father, I can.  I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.

Holy Spirit, help me to trust our Heavenly Father daily.  Help me to give him my cares since He cares for me.  Please help me to walk by faith and not be persuaded by the things that are going on in my life.  Gracious Father, I need You!  Continue to surround me with Your unfailing love for my hope is in You, alone.

Forgive me for doubting Your love for me.  Forgive me for my lack of faith and sincerity.  Forgive me for looking to other sources for my peace and security.   I acknowledge that You are the source of my existence and I cannot live without You.  Righteous Father, I submit to You and confess that Jesus Christ is Your son.  Because of Him, I have redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of my sins.  Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those people that I need to forgive. (You should now see faces or names of people that you need to forgive in your spirit.  Today, decide to forgive them and say out loud “I forgive [name each person].”  Trust the Holy Spirit to help you to forgive and to heal the wounded places in your soul caused by offenses, hurtful words, etc.) 

Father, lead me not into temptation, but deliver me 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.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 33:6-9, Psalm 23, Philippians 4:13, I Peter 5:7, Romans 10:9, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11

A Prayer for O.N.E. (One Nation Empowered)

A Prayer for O.N.E.

(One Nation Empowered)

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

Psalm 33:12

 

Almighty Father, God, You merely spoke and the heavens were created.  You breathed the Word, and all the stars were born.  You assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.  We praise Your name forever and ever, for You possess all wisdom and power.  Father, thank You for blessing the United States of America with abundance and prosperity.  Thank You for surrounding our nation with Your favor, grace, and mercy.  Jesus, thank You for shedding Your blood for our redemption.  Holy Spirit, thank You for Your guidance and power.  You are an awesome God!

Heavenly Father, let Your kingdom come and Your will be done in our nation.  Your Word states that we are to pray for kings and all people who are in authority, so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives that are marked by godliness and dignity.  We know that this is good and acceptable in Your sight.  Today, we pray for our new President, Barack Obama, and his presidential administration.  We declare that as they prepare to lead our nation, they will trust in You with all of their hearts.  They will not depend on their own understanding, but they will seek Your will in all they do and we expect that You, Lord, will show them which path to take when making decisions for the American people.

We decree that our local, state, and national leaders will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful; but their delight will be in the law of the Lord and in His law they will meditate day and night.  They will be like trees planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf will not wither and whatever they do will prosper.  Gracious Father, some nations boast of their chariots and horses; but we boast in the Name of the Lord, our God.

We submit to Your care, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Timothy Geithner, Robert Gates, Eric Holder Jr., Kenneth Salazar, Thomas Vilsack, Hilda Solis, Shaun Donovan, Raymond LaHood, Steven Chu, Arne Duncan, Eric Shinseki,  Janet Napolitano, Leon Panetta, Dennis Blair, Christina Romer, Lisa Jackson, Robert Mueller, Lawrence Summers, James Jones, Susan Rice, Peter Orszag, Ron Kirk, Robert Gibbs, Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. Congress and all governmental officials.

Holy Spirit, unite this new administration and remind all of our  leaders that they are working for the good of the nation and not for the advancement of self.  Please help our leaders to put aside “politics” and operate in the best interest of the American people.   Heal the wounds that negative politics, fear and ignorance have created within our nation.  Empower us, the Body of Christ, to lead the effort in the healing process.  Eternal God, Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we ask You to bless and protect our leaders’ families.  Please continue to protect our troops and our borders.  Increase the courage and strength of our servicemen and women as they fight courageously for our country.

Merciful Father, we repent on behalf of our nation for our many sins.  We acknowledge that our actions have created problems that only You can solve.  Forgive us for all sin, including greed, arrogance, selfish ambition, disobedience, rebellion, hypocrisy, injustice, jealousy, hatred, violence, ageism, sexism, racism, and dissension.  Father, forgive us for shedding innocent blood and denying Your power.  We confess that we have not loved the world as You love the world.  We ask You to heal our land and make us one, even as You and Jesus are One.  Please have mercy upon all of us and help us!  As a nation, show us those we need to forgive and help us to forgive.

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

Now, unto You, the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 33:6-7, Daniel 2:20, Matthew 6:10, I Timothy 2:1-3, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 4:6, Proverbs 22:4, Psalm 1:1-3 (NKJV), Psalm 20:7, Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 1:17