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A Prayer Against Fear and Anxiety

Wonderful Father, we thank You for peace and protection for our families. We thank You, Lord, for having plans for good and not disaster for us, to give us a future and a hope. Thank You for blessing us with Your perfect peace as we keep our thoughts fixed on You. Thank You for being our strength in times of weakness. You are great and most worthy of praise. 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’s depths. You are the King of glory, the Lord strong and mighty. You are the Lord, invincible in battle. O Lord, You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. We are grateful that when we, Your people, call to You for help, You hear and rescue us out of our troubles.

Almighty Father, You are our light and salvation, so we will not be afraid. You are our fortress, protecting us from danger, so we will not tremble. We will live peacefully and safely in our homes. Lord, we expect that You will continue to put a wall of protection around our families during this Coronavirus outbreak. We confess that when we walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive us and stretch forth Your hand and save us. Lord, You have left Your gift of peace of mind with us, so our hearts will not be afraid. Using the authority given to us by
Jesus Christ, we cancel the spirits of fear and anxiety from our families, homes, communities, cities, states, nation and world. The Name of Jesus is greater than any name in this earth, including Coronavirus, and we command peace be still! We declare healing to come forth for those who have been exposed to or infected with the virus. We confess that as those throughout the world trust in You, they will experience Your peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.

Holy Spirit, please reveal a cure for the Coronavirus. Show the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and all other health organizations ways to end the spread of this disease. Faithful Father, help us all to cast our cares on You during this time. Holy Spirit, please bring comfort to the families of those who have died. As Christians, remind us to demonstrate our faith by living in ways that bring glory to You during this time of crisis and uncertainty. Strengthen and protect those families whose lives have been shattered by the Coronavirus, and please provide the funds for those who may not have adequate
resources for food. Help our children and youth to process their emotions and deliver them from any fear or anxiety. Cause neighbors to help, encourage and watch out for each other. Protect those health professionals, first responders who are caring for patients and keep them safe. Protect personnel who continue to work during this crisis. Please increase the prayer movement throughout the world, and help us all to pray with boldness and diligence. Lord, pour out Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding to our leaders, government officials and healthcare professionals who are responsible for addressing this crisis. Touch the
hearts of all world leaders to look to You for guidance and direction.

Holy Spirit, forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including fear, anxiety, worry and unbelief. Forgive those who are using the Coronavirus as an excuse to speak against people. Forgive the U.S. media for spreading fear. Forgive those who choose not to trust in You. Forgive those who are trying to benefit from the fears of our citizens. Forgive those of us who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel or praying for those who in need as we interact with others, especially our neighbors. Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to forgive.

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from 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: Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 26:3, II Corinthians 12:9, Psalm 96:4, Psalm 24:1-2,8, Psalm 40:5, Psalm 34:17, Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 32:18, Job 1:10, Psalm 138:7, John 14:27, Mark 4:39, Philippians 4:7, I Peter 5:7, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16 © Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, and 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.

A PRAYER REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Righteous Father, we thank You for being the Lord God who heals all diseases. Thank You for Your protection and for keeping our bodies healthy. Thank You for strengthening our immune systems and helping us to ward off infections and viruses. We sing praises to You and Your Name. We will sing loud praises to You, the One who rides the clouds. Your Name is the Lord; we rejoice in Your presence. We praise You Lord, our Savior. Each day, You carry us in Your arms. Sovereign God, You save us and rescue us from death. Lord, we are like olive trees, thriving in Your house. We will always trust in Your unfailing love. We will praise You forever for what You have done for us. We will trust in Your Name in the presence of Your faithful people.

Eternal Father, we declare that the Name of Jesus is greater than any name in this earth, including the Coronavirus. Jesus, You desire that we be in good health, as it goes well with our souls. It is Your will that our lives are peaceful and filled with hope, not dread. We expect Your Word to operate in all our lives. We declare that our immune systems are healthy and strong. Jesus, you personally carried our sins in Your body on the cross so that we could be dead to sin and alive to righteousness and by Your stripes, we were healed. Therefore, by faith, we stand on Your Word and we declare healing and total restoration for those who have contracted the Coronavirus (or any virus). We rebuke the spirit of fear that is creating fear and panic throughout our country and around the world. We cancel the assignments of the devil to create global disorder and unrest. We command peace be still!

Holy Spirit, please help doctors and scientists to identify effective vaccines and medications for the Coronavirus. Accelerate the research and testing process so that the vaccine can be administered before the projected dates. Protect those health care workers who are caring for patients and keep them safe. Please strengthen the bodies of those whose immune systems have been compromised. Show them the necessary steps they need to take to protect themselves and their loved ones. Remind our citizens to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue that is put in the trash. Help them to remember not to touch their eyes, noses or mouths with unwashed hands; and to stay home when they are sick. Touch the hearts of people to help their neighbors and those who may not have adequate resources or food.
Please protect our children and elderly and keep them safe from all sicknesses and diseases. Holy Spirit, please reveal a cure for the Coronavirus. Show the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and all other health organizations ways to end the spread of this disease. Pour out Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding to our leaders, government officials, healthcare professionals, scientists and other professionals who are responsible for addressing this crisis. Holy Spirit, help us to trust God for protection.

Beloved Father, forgive those who are using the Coronavirus as an excuse to speak against people from other countries. Forgive the US media for stirring up fear, confusion and chaos. Forgive those who are trying to benefit from the fears of our citizens. Forgive us for all acts of sinfulness, including not seeking Your counsel first about this pandemic. Forgive us for poor eating habits and lack of exercise which have resulted in compromised or diminished immune systems. Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to the temptations of fear and hoarding, but deliver us from the evil one. Lord of Heaven’s Armies, honor and majesty are before You. Strength and beauty are in Your sanctuary. We recognize that You are glorious and strong. We give You the glory that You deserve! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Exodus 15:26, Psalm 68:4,19-20, Psalm 52:8-9, Mark 4:39, III John 2, I Peter2:24, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 95:3, 6, Psalm 96:6-8

July 8: A Prayer for Peace in the United States

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us in praying for PEACE in the United States.  Below is a prayer for you to declare as we expect God to move on our behalf.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.  Let’s PRAY!

Pastor Suzette Caldwell

Board Chair & President, The Prayer Institute

A Prayer for Peace in the United States

 

Almighty Father, we thank You for blessing our nation with your provision and protection throughout its history. We thank You for being faithful to Your covenant towards humankind, even when we have not been faithful to You. Thank You for extending Your mercy and grace in spite of our actions towards You and our neighbor. You are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. We praise Your great and awesome Name. Your Name is holy! 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.

Loving Father, bend down and hear our prayer. Please answer us, for we need Your help. Countless lives are being destroyed and our communities are in need of Your divine presence, wisdom and guidance. In Jesus’ name, we destroy the wicked plans of the devil to divide the citizens of our nation. We cancel the assignments of the demonic spirits of murder, division, hatred and violence. Peace, be still in our nation! Peace, be still in every branch of government!  Peace, be still in our law enforcement and judicial systems! Peace, be still in the hearts of our citizens! We command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream with the hearts of EVERY American.

Holy Spirit, comfort the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas police officers. All of their lives were needlessly destroyed. Increase you wisdom, knowledge and discernment in every leader as they collaborate to calm the unrest in our nation and destroy the social strands of racism.

Comfort the citizens of Baton Rouge, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Dallas. 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.

Merciful 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. Holy Spirit, help the families of those who have been murdered to forgive. Help all of us to be forgiving and to love each other.

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

 

Gracious Father, You alone are God. You are the First and the Last. You laid the foundations of the earth; Your right hand spread out the heavens above.  You are Holy!

Scripture References for the Written Text – Psalm 86:15, Psalm 99:3, Revelation 4:11, Psalm 86:1, Mark 4:39, Amos 5:24, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 48:12-13

Prepared by The Prayer Institute, prayerinstitute.com

 

 

© 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. ©2016 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

June 3: A Weather Prayer

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


Thank you, in advance, for standing on the wall for our region.
Pastor Suzette Caldwell

A Weather Prayer
Triumphant Father, thank You for hearing our prayers concerning this weather system. Thank You for reducing the power of this system through Your Word and protecting our citizens. Lord, Your glory is higher than the heavens. You are great and Your power is absolute! Your understanding is beyond comprehension. Lord, Most High, You are awesome. You are the King of all the earth.
Eternal Father, using the authority given to us in the Name of Jesus, we speak to this weather system of excessive rain and we command peace, be still! By faith, as the people of God, we command the winds to dissipate and the barometric pressure to rise and normalize. We declare that the eastward atmospheric disturbance entering Southwest Texas will not bring devastation to our region. We command the rivers and roadway flooding in urban areas to cease.
Holy Spirit, we ask You to touch the heart of every believer in our region to pray against this system and calm the fears of every citizen. Father, Your Word helped with hurricanes and tropical storms in the past; please cause it to help with this weather system.
Merciful Father, please forgive us for all acts of sinfulness. Father, have mercy on our city and the surrounding areas. Holy Spirit, help us to forgive others.
Holy Spirit, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from this impending weather system. We ask You to destroy every satanic assignment against us.
Lord, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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

May 31: A Prayer of Recovery for the Houston Metropolitan Area

Triumphant Father, we thank You for hearing our prayers concerning the flooding in the Houston Metropolitan Area. Thank You for strengthening those who were those impacted and for helping them to recover.  Holy Spirit, thank You for pouring out Your spirit of love, compassion, benevolence and generosity towards them.  Thank You for supplying all of their needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Lord, You are great and Your power is absolute! Your understanding is beyond comprehension.  Lord, Most High, You are awesome.  You are the King of all the earth.

Gracious Father, we declare calm weather in the Houston Metropolitan Area. In the Name of Jesus, we command peace, be still!   We decree that the predicted Hurricanes for this region will not bring excessive harm or devastation to our city and the surrounding coastal areas. By faith, we command the weather to be peaceful in this region and we destroy the attempts of satan to impact the atmospheric conditions in any way.  We call the blessings of God to rest upon our economic, educational, political, judicial, technological, social, and health systems in this region.  We command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream within every governmental agency and insurance company that is responsible for helping our citizens and communities to recover.  We rebuke every demonic power that influences the recovery process, especially the spirits of delay and greed.  We command the necessary funds for rebuilding to come forth!  We declare that their hope and confidence is not in FEMA or the insurance industry, but their hope and trust is in You, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit what you can specifically do to help those families who are still recovering from the flooding in the Houston Metropolitan Area:

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Holy Spirit, help our citizens to recover and heal, especially the families of those who died.  Calm the fears of every citizen and let Your love and presence saturate their hearts, souls and spirits.  Continue to send people who will love, support, and comfort them during their time of recovery. God, our Healer, please provide healing and speedy recovery to every citizen. Heal their physical, emotional, and psychological wounds and restore them as they rebuild their lives.  Convict the heart of any business, agency or individual who would attempt to take advantage of people for profit or gain.  Holy Spirit, lead and guide our governmental officials as they plan the revitalization of our city and the surrounding areas. Remind them to remember the poor as they plan.  Please comfort and encourage those children whose lives have been greatly disrupted by the flooding.  Calm their fears and help them to sleep soundly at night.

 

Righteous Father, forgive our citizens for their many sins.  Forgive us all for disobedience, racism, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, immorality, murder, injustice, and perversion.  Forgive us for not looking after the widows and orphans and for oppressing the poor and disadvantaged.  Forgive us for greed, corruption and for putting the pursuit of material possessions above the needs of our neighbors.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our citizens 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our citizens to overcome their temptations and deliver us all from the evil one.

 

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

 

Scripture References for the Written TextPhilippians 4:19, Psalm 147:5, Psalm 47:2, Mark 4:39, Proverbs 18:21, Amos 5:24, Isaiah 44:6, Psalm 4:8, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11

 

May 17: A Prayer of Recovery for the Houston Metropolitan Area

Triumphant Father, we thank You for hearing our prayers concerning the flooding in the Houston Metropolitan Area. Thank You for strengthening those who were those impacted and for helping them to recover.  Holy Spirit, thank You for pouring out Your spirit of love, compassion, benevolence and generosity towards them.  Thank You for supplying all of their needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Lord, You are great and Your power is absolute! Your understanding is beyond comprehension.  Lord, Most High, You are awesome.  You are the King of all the earth.

 

Gracious Father, we declare calm weather in the Houston Metropolitan Area. In the Name of Jesus, we command peace, be still!   We decree that the predicted Hurricanes for this region will not bring excessive harm or devastation to our city and the surrounding coastal areas. By faith, we command the weather to be peaceful in this region and we destroy the attempts of satan to impact the atmospheric conditions in any way.  We call the blessings of God to rest upon our economic, educational, political, judicial, technological, social, and health systems in this region.  We command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream within every governmental agency and insurance company that is responsible for helping our citizens and communities to recover.  We rebuke every demonic power that influences the recovery process, especially the spirits of delay and greed.  We command the necessary funds for rebuilding to come forth!  We declare that their hope and confidence is not in FEMA or the insurance industry, but their hope and trust is in You, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit what you can specifically do to help those families who are still recovering from the flooding in the Houston Metropolitan Area:

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Holy Spirit, help our citizens to recover and heal, especially the families of those who died.  Calm the fears of every citizen and let Your love and presence saturate their hearts, souls and spirits.  Continue to send people who will love, support, and comfort them during their time of recovery. God, our Healer, please provide healing and speedy recovery to every citizen. Heal their physical, emotional, and psychological wounds and restore them as they rebuild their lives.  Convict the heart of any business, agency or individual who would attempt to take advantage of people for profit or gain.  Holy Spirit, lead and guide our governmental officials as they plan the revitalization of our city and the surrounding areas. Remind them to remember the poor as they plan.  Please comfort and encourage those children whose lives have been greatly disrupted by the flooding.  Calm their fears and help them to sleep soundly at night.

 

Righteous Father, forgive our citizens for their many sins.  Forgive us all for disobedience, racism, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, immorality, murder, injustice, and perversion.  Forgive us for not looking after the widows and orphans and for oppressing the poor and disadvantaged.  Forgive us for greed, corruption and for putting the pursuit of material possessions above the needs of our neighbors.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our citizens 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our citizens to overcome their temptations and deliver us all from the evil one.

 

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

 

Scripture References for the Written TextPhilippians 4:19, Psalm 147:5, Psalm 47:2, Mark 4:39, Proverbs 18:21, Amos 5:24, Isaiah 44:6, Psalm 4:8, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11

October 14: A Prayer for the Houston Mayoral Candidates

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the City of Houston.  Thank You for the democratic process and for the right to vote.  Thank You for the authority to expect change through prayer. Father, through all the generations, You have been our home.  Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, You are God!  We give thanks to You and proclaim Your greatness.  To You will we sing songs of praise and tell everyone about Your wonderful deeds.  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.

Gracious Father, we decree that all authority comes from You, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by You. Therefore, we declare that Your divine will be done during the Houston Mayoral election. 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 Chris Bell, Stephen Costello, Adrian Garcia, Ben Hall, Bill King, Marty McVey and Sylvester Turner to be guided by the power of the Holy Spirit. We decree that righteousness and justice will abound and truth will be heard and seen during this election. We silence the voices who speak against God’s plans for our city.  We destroy the assignments, devices, and schemes of the devil and we render every demonic effort powerless. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. We command peace, be still on the day of the election.  We decree that the weather will be a perfect balance of sunshine and moderate temperatures.  By faith, we declare that every citizen has educated themselves on the issues and the candidates and they will vote intelligently.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit who is God’s person for the City Houston Mayor and then vote on November 3, 2015:

 

Holy Spirit, continue to increase Your spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, courage, might, and knowledge within the candidates. 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 in Houston. 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.  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. Miraculously unite the Body of Christ in our city, and show us who is Your person for the next two years.

 Forgiving Father, please have mercy upon us and forgive our city for its many sins. Forgive each candidate for their sins. Forgive them for trusting in their own abilities instead of trusting in You. Forgive all of them for the exaggerations and untruths they have spoken. Forgive them for being people pleasers and not God pleasers. Forgive their campaign advisors and staff for devising plans that are deceitful and manipulative. Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not praying for our leaders consistently. Forgive those citizens who have not exercised the privilege to vote, yet complain about our city’s leadership. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, if any of the candidates need to forgive anyone, please bring it to their remembrance 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help the candidates, and all of their campaign staff to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant 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.

August 25: A Prayer for the Successful Implementation of the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the Prayer Institute. Thank You for the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference. Thank You for imparting Your wisdom, power, healing and deliverance in previous conferences. Thank You in advance for Your divine visitation at this year’s conference.  Glorious Lord, we give thanks to You, for You are good; Your faithful love endures forever.  Who can list Your glorious miracles?  Who can ever praise You enough?  We will continue to thank You, Lord, among all the people.  We will sing Your praises among the nations.  For Your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

 

Almighty Father, we declare that the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference will be an extraordinary experience of powerful praise, spirit-filled teaching, and supernatural miracles and healing.  We confess that the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord will be upon each speaker, staff and volunteer team member.  They will bring good news to the poor, comfort the brokenhearted, proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.  Father, we declare that our volunteers will work hard so that they present themselves to You and receive Your approval; good workers who are not ashamed and who correctly explain the Word of truth.  It is our expectation that people from all denominations and cultures throughout the United States and the world will attend the conference when they hear the advertisements about Prayer Explosion.  Holy Father, we declare that the funding for the conference will come and there will be surplus.  We expect Your blessings to abound in the lives of all the people who will attend this glorious event. We commit all of the plans for the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference to You and thank You in advance for a successful conference.

 

Holy Spirit, show me what You want me to specifically pray for concerning the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference or Youth Prayer Explosion:

 

Loving Father, we ask You to save the lost through the conference.  Please draw the youth in our community to Youth Prayer Explosion.  Give them an ear to hear and the wisdom to implement what they will learn during this wonderful gathering.  Give Minister Ray Bady and Ms. Leona Ellis wisdom and discernment as they design the programming for the youth.  Encourage the parents to partner with Minister Bady and Ms. Ellis to ensure that our youth are learning and walking in their Kingdom identity.  Please fill each member of The Prayer Institute, the planning team and volunteers with the complete knowledge of Your will and give them spiritual wisdom, discernment, understanding, and patience. Increase Your creativity and innovation within them.  Strengthen each of them and keep them healthy. Father, please increase their stamina and perseverance to complete this divine assignment.

 

Forgiving Father, forgive each speaker, volunteer and staff person for their sins.  Forgive those who are so busy working that they fail to get into Your presence.  Forgive anyone who speaks contrary to this great conference.  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 everyone associated with the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Eternal Lord, righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Fire spreads before You and burns up all Your foes. Your lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles, and the mountains melt like wax before You, for You are the Lord of all the earth!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

August 24: A School Prayer for Educators and Students

Our Father, we praise and thank You for our educators and students.  Thank You for each school and school district.  Thank You for surrounding each educator and student with favor like a shield.  We exalt You, our God and King and praise Your Name forever and ever.  We will praise You every day and forever.  Lord You are great and most worthy of praise; no one can measure Your greatness.  Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts and proclaim Your power.  Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains and Your justice like the ocean depths.  We come clapping our hands and shouting to You with joyful praise.  You are the Lord, Most High, and You are awesome!  You are the great King of all the earth.

Triumphant Father, we confess that like Jesus, our students will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with You and all people.  We declare that they will focus on their studies during the school term and not grow distracted or complacent. Each student will work willingly in their classes as though they were working for You.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them, nor will any plague come near their homes.  We expect for You to order Your angels to protect them wherever they go.  We decree that the wisdom of God will enter and rule in their hearts.  We confess that they will respect and obey the instructions of their parents, teachers and school administrators.  We declare that the wise instruction of the teachers will be like a life-giving fountain to each student.  In Jesus’ Name, each parent will direct their children onto the right path, and when they are older they will not leave it.  Our students will have good success because they will meditate daily and obey Your Word.

Holy Spirit, I will pray for the following educators and students in my family and community:

Holy Spirit, impart into our students Your spirit of excellence, like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.  Bless our educators for their service to the Houston community and surrounding communities.  Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.”  Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Grant each teacher wisdom, creativity, and grace to teach each child according to his or her needs, level of intelligence, and learning capabilities.  Increase the wisdom and understanding of each parent on how to partner with the schools to achieve success in their student’s education.  Bless the homes of each student to be a place of love, peace and support.  We ask You to increase the capacity of the students to learn, comprehend and excel in all areas of their education including: reading, mathematics, sciences, arts, and all required testing. During their extracurricular activities, please protect them from injury.  Help each student to develop Godly friendships this school year. Holy Spirit, create within each student, teacher, and administrator an excitement, passion and academic desire as they enter the new school year.

Merciful Father, forgive the sins of our educators and students (list the specific sins).  Forgive those of us in the Body of Christ, for being negligent in teaching our students to first reverence You, which is the foundation of true knowledge.  Forgive those parents for sacrificing their students to excessive television, video games, music and to the ways and customs of the world.  Forgive us, as a nation, for devaluing the worth of teachers and education.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our educators and students of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

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

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

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Declaration of Independence for the United States of America

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Declaration of Independence for the United States of America

 

Scripture Reading:

Exodus 15:1-20, Acts 17:24-28

Reflections of the Heart:

Our forefathers came from all corners of the world. Whether by choice or by force, whether by greed or of that exploitative seed, God meant it for good, to bring about today’s present result, to save the lives of many people. All saints are to control God’s affairs apart from outside influences, by declaring the independence of Christ Jesus in our hearts.

Scriptural Prayer:

O God, who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your Name?  You alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous deeds have been revealed. We sing praises to You, sing praises; we sing praises to our King; we sing praises! We praise You, Lord! How good to sing praises to our God.  How delightful and how fitting as we unite in prayers of thanksgiving for the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. We thank You, Father for placing us in this country where we are free to worship You and become the full measure of whom You created us individually to be. We thank You, Father, for the Holy Spirit. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

As Joseph clearly proclaimed to his remnant nation of Israel, Lord God, we know that no one replaced You in the Declaration of Independence of the USA. Your purpose and pleasure contained in Your Word has not returned to You empty, but has accomplished Your plan and purpose of evangelism for the USA.  We know that those who meant evil against all whom You would send to fill this great nation would be exposed to Your Declaration, that You, Heavenly Father, meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day for all Americans, to save many people from around the world. We confess that we are not afraid, for You continue to be our provider and comforter.  Heavenly Father, as citizens of the United States, we will walk in light, as You, merciful Father, are in the light.  We will have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, Your only begotten Son, cleanses us from all sin. We decree that because we will fully obey You and carefully keep all Your commandments that You revealed in Your Son, Jesus Christ, You will set the United States of America high above all the nations of the world.  You will set us high above all the other nations You have made.  Then our Declaration of Independence will receive praise, honor and renown.  We will be a nation that is holy to You, our Lord, our God, just as You promised.  We declare that American believers will walk in freedom, for we have devoted ourselves to Your commandments.

Holy Spirit, help all believers who celebrate the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America to search the Scriptures to know that You have not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.  Remind us, daily, that we believers are Your seed of purpose and intent spoken by the prophet Isaiah.  Empower us to speak by sending out Your Word so that it produces fruit and accomplishes all You want it to do.  Enlighten our hearts so that we will live in joy and peace, just as the mountains and hills burst into song, and the trees of the field clap their hands! Your Spirit is holy. May You be an everlasting reminder to believers that we are blessed to give thanksgiving to You whenever we celebrate our independence, as a nation. Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, let all the nations of the world see that we are a people claimed by You.  Let them stand in awe of You when they see how You declared the independence of a people whom You called from all nations of the world, whom You willed to know freedom, to choose life in Your Son over eternal death.

Holy Spirit, remind me to speak only positive confessions about my country, including my gratitude for all that our independence has made possible for me and for my family:

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Merciful Father, forgive us for undue criticism of our nation and its leaders. Because human beings are imperfect vessels, those who forged the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America did not always live up to their acknowledgment that all persons are created equal in Your sight, nor have many since our nation was founded. Holy Spirit, remind us when we exhibit or speak bigotry or racism so that we may truly repent and seek our Father’s forgiveness.  Forgive those who seek to divide our people rather than emphasizing the positive characteristics which unite us.  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.)

Lord, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

O God, You are mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore. You, Lord, are mightier than these!  For this, O Lord, we will praise You among the nations; we will sing praises to Your Name.  May the nations praise You, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise You. In the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Revelation 15:4, Psalms 47:6, Psalms 147:1, II Corinthians 3:17, Genesis 50:19-20, Isaiah 55:10-11, Genesis 50:20, I John 1:7, Deuteronomy 28:1, Deuteronomy 26:19, Psalms 119:45, II Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 55:11-12, Psalms 93:4, Psalms 18:49, Psalms 67:3.

Today I will trust God to:

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