National Prayer Connection

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Prayer Leader: Floyd LeBlanc

November 5, 2020

 

When Pastor Suzette asked me to lead prayer on a date right after, the extremely bitter, outrageously expensive 2020 U.S. election during a year dominated by the worst pandemic in at least a century; while we’re also enduring a global economic pandemic; and a pandemic in race relations in the U.S. and elsewhere – I immediately heard the Holy Spirit say that we should pray for a RESET for the Body of Christ and a RESET for many aspects of life across the world.

Next, the Lord began to give me insights on other major RESETS that can guide our prayers.  We understand that the effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous avail much (our prayers produce great results)! So, I’m expecting our prayers to help shape the development of maturity within the Body of Chris, God-centered changes in public policy, the development of new businesses – AND, to literally reshape how people relate to God and other people.

Historical Background

Let’s consider a couple of other major RESETS that have happened during the past 100 years. The New Deal, spearheaded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1939. The New Deal responded to needs for relief, reform, and recovery from the Great Depression. Do any of these needs sound familiar in 2020? As has been said before, a people that does not learn from its history – is doomed to repeat the worst parts of it – and – can fail to benefit from key lessons from the past. For more on the New Deal, you can go to History Channel, History.com. More historical facts on the New Deal – it included the implementation of major federal programs and agencies such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Civil Works Administration, the Farm Security Administration, the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 and the Social Security Administration. These government agencies and programs served the people by providing support for farmers, the unemployed, youth and the elderly. The New Deal also included new constraints and safeguards on the banking industry and efforts to re-inflate the economy. New Deal programs were implemented both through laws passed by Congress, as well as by presidential executive orders during the first term of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs focused on what historians refer to as the “3 Rs”: relief for the unemployed and poor, recovery of the economy back to (pre-depression) levels, and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression. “The reforms put in place by (the) New Deal, (included) encouraging the beginning of the labor movement, which fostered wage growth and sustained the purchasing power of millions of Americans…” says Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The New Deal ignited U.S. economic stability that lasted through the 1960s.

 

Another modern example is seen in Japan’s recovery following its defeat in World War II. Can you say Sony, Toyota, Nintendo, Mitsubishi, Nissan? These are five of the biggest corporations in Japan and really, in the world. Excellence in technology is one of hallmarks of the modern Japanese economy. Japan’s impressive economic growth after World War II depended on a number of factors, including the nation’s prewar experience, the advantageous conditions of the post-war occupation by the U.S.-led Allied forces, the high level and quality of investment that persisted through the 1980s, a well-educated and disciplined labor force, economies of scale, and global politics. Japan’s highly acclaimed post-war education system also contributed strongly to the modernizing process. The world’s highest literacy rate and high education standards were major reasons for Japan’s success in achieving a technologically advanced economy. For more information on Japan’s reconstruction after WWII, go to U.S. State Department, Office of the Historian – history.state.gov. I believe the lessons of the U.S. recovery from the Great Depression and Japan’s recovery following World War II can help the U.S., and the world recover from the three-headed pandemic we have endured during 2020. 

Does anyone in the Body of Christ believe we could use programs with those kinds of goals (and prayerfully, the same kinds of results) today?

Prayer Targets:

Pray for people to comply with effective safety measures – to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Pray for our leaders in Science and medicine to receive God’s wisdom! 

And, let’s pray again for the passage of a new round of federal stimulus relief.

 

Let’s pray for God to implement a Global RESET for the Body of Christ that leads to a RESET of all three major Pandemics: COVID-19; Economic instability; and (demonically influenced) Human Oppression of Humanity – including Racism, Sexism, Ageism, Classism and Nationalism.

First, the COVID-19 pandemic and Economic Instability. Lord, we thank you for bringing the United States of America through the 2020 election.  Let the election mark a RESET for the way Americans view government and all the major spheres that order our affairs. By, Your Spirit, elevate the voices of the righteous within the Body of Christ so that we pray for our leaders – leaders in the Faith, Government, Education, Sports, Arts & Entertainment, Science & Technology, Healthcare, Business and every Sphere of Influence – in accordance with Your word. Lord, as You RESET things in this country, let us benefit from the recovery following the Great depression, when You used FDR to focus on the  “3 Rs”: relief for the unemployed and poor, recovery of the economy back to (pre-depression) levels, and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression. Let us also reform Healthcare so that access is available to all citizens. Universal healthcare is available in most major nations. Lord, by your Spirit, cause the U.S. to serve the least the last and the lost. Help us to be in love and charity with our neighbors. We declare that the Body of Christ will choose Your Word over the standards of this world. In accordance with Romans 12:2 we will not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let You, O’ God transform us into new people by changing the way we think. Then we will learn to know Your will for us, which is good and pleasing and perfect. We will embrace Your Righteousness and Justice. In Psalm 89:14, Your Word confirms that righteousness and justice and are the foundation of Your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before You as attendants.

In this RESET, Lord, let the U.S. make educational excellence a national priority – as it was in Japan in their American-led recovery following World War II. By Your Spirit, cause this nation to provide universal quality education to all children, so that we have well trained workers who will enable our economy to again become a world leader. Bless us with an economy that allows people to provide for their families and shift their focus from surviving – day-to-day, paycheck-to-paycheck – to seeking Your Kingdom and Your righteousness and trusting You to add everything they need. So, as Believers, we stand in agreement with You, Father. As You RESET all major systems in the U.S. and around the world – we, the intercessors in the Body of Christ, are praying that we and all leaders comply with Your will, as revealed in Deuteronomy, Chapter 30:15-16 and 19-20. Father, in Your word, Moses said “Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”

We declare that, as believers, we will pray for leaders who submit to You, Lord God. Holy Spirit, in 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Your Word says “that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject (Your power that could make them godly). You warn us to Stay away from people like that!” As Believers, we will comply with the standards of Your Word, Father God and we pray that, by Your Spirit, as you implement a RESET, that You will  remove people from positions of authority will who lead – outside Your will – the way our Savior, Jesus Christ described in Matthew 20:25-28, when he said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. We pray AGAINST this this kind of leadership and we stand FOR Your justice and righteousness in leaders! 

We confess agreement with our Lord’s Word that among us, it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among us must be our servant, and whoever wants to be first among us must become our slaves – slaves to Your Righteousness, Lord. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Lord, as You RESET things and lead us through the valley of the shadow of this COVID-19 pandemic, we declare that the Body of Christ and the new leaders You are elevating will pray, walk and lead in accordance with scripture in Proverbs 2 [2:3-5, 8 and 9-12] – We will Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. We, and our leaders, will search for them as we would for silver; We will seek them like hidden treasures. Then we will understand what it means to fear You, Lord, and we will gain knowledge of God. Lord, You guard the paths of the just and protect those who are faithful to You. Then we will understand what is right, just, and fair, and we will find the right way to go. Wise choices will watch over us. Understanding will keep us safe. We confess that wisdom will save us from evil people, from those whose words are twisted.

In Jesus’ name, we stand against the spirits of pride, vanity and selfish ambition and we confess that people in the U.S. will wear masks, and work to protect themselves, their family members and neighbors. And, Lord, we will continue to pray for You to reveal effective treatments for COVID-19 and lead scientists around the world, as they work to discover vaccines that prevent this virus. By Your Spirit, we shut down the spirits that dominate the toxic partisan politics and non-stop political campaigning we have experienced, NOW, in Jesus’ name! We declare that U.S. elected officials will serve the people (not their political party) by passing a new stimulus bill that provides financial relief for families and businesses that are being crushed by the lack of income caused by the safety restrictions required in response to this virus.

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Prayer Targets:

Pray against the partnership among demonic spirits and people that produce Human Oppression of Humanity – including Racism, Sexism, Ageism, Classism and Nationalism.

Pray for God to make the United States “one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all and that we will have government of the people, by the people, for the people.”   

Pray for God to elevate leaders in every sphere that directs major activities who, like Joseph in the book of Genesis are – obviously filled with the Spirit of God, who are intelligent and wise and committed to serving God and His people! 

 

And, now let’s pray for the reestablishment of economic stability; and against (demonically influenced) Human Oppression of Humanity – including Racism, Sexism, Ageism, Classism and Nationalism. Holy Spirit, scripture confirms in Galatians 3:28that “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For all are one in Christ Jesus.” Yet, we continue to see too many examples, empowered by systemic Racism including the shedding of innocent blood and murder. We have witnessed mass incarceration and discrimination in access to healthcare and education – all directed at Black Americans and other people of Color. The Human Oppression of Humanity also includes, Sexism – adversely impacting approximately 50 % of our population. We pull down the “Old Boy’s Club. We witness, Ageism – when we should value the wisdom and experience of our older adults. Classism causes people to “feel less-than” others and blocks opportunities for talented, hard-working people to advance, even when they are willing to work to build their educational and skills foundations. Nationalism puts down people from certain countries. Still, the Body of Christ stands on Your Word – “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For all are one in Christ Jesus.”

 

In Proverbs 18:21, scripture advises that our tongues can bring life or death, so, we speak life into the phrase in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, which says we are “one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” We also call forth a renewed manifestation of President Abraham Lincoln’s words in his Gettysburg Address – “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” So, we expect that the U.S. Government – at the federal, state and local levels – will, indeed serve the people. We will become “one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all and that we will have government of the people, by the people, for the people.”  

Lord, as You RESET U.S. affairs following the 2020 election, we pray that You will elevate more leaders who have the same spirit You placed in Joseph – whom You used to administer Your salvation to Egypt, the nation of Israel and surrounding nations following the great, seven years famine that lay waste to that region. In Genesis 41:37-41 and 44, Your Word confirms that Joseph’s suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials. So Pharaoh asked his officials, “Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are. You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours.” Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.” And Pharaoh said to him, “I am Pharaoh, but no one will lift a hand or foot in the entire land of Egypt without your approval.” Holy Spirit, as You raise up new leaders in every sphere of influence, cause more Believers in the Body of Christ to become houses of prayer and cause us to pray for Your priority as documented in 1 Timothy 1:4. Your Word is clear, (You) want everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. In Matthew 9:37-38, scripture says Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

 

In Romans 8:19-24 and 26-28 scripture says, For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse (following Adam and Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden). But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for us.

Saints, pray for God to download a U.S. RESET

Pray against the partnership among demonic spirits and people that produce Human Oppression of Humanity – including Racism, Sexism, Ageism, Classism and Nationalism.

 

Pray for God to make the United States “one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all and that we will have government of the people, by the people, for the people.”   

Pray for God to elevate leaders in every sphere that directs major activities who, like Joseph in the book of Genesis are – obviously filled with the Spirit of God, who are intelligent and wise and committed to serving God and His people!

 

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