Psalm 24, I Kings 18:41-46
Reflections of the Heart:
The weather in Texas is known for sometimes going from one extreme to another. We rest in the Lord, Our God, who laid the foundations of the earth. He is still in control, and because of our authority in Jesus Christ, we have the power to speak to adverse weather conditions and expect them to obey our command.
Almighty Father, we thank You for being so loving and caring. Thank You for the State of Texas and all of its bountiful land. Thank You for the recent rain that we have received. Thank You for the authority You have given us in the Name of Jesus to speak to weather conditions. We praise You Lord, for You have heard our cry for mercy. You are our strength and shield. We will trust You with all our hearts. You help us and our hearts are filled with joy. We are bursting with songs of thanksgiving!
Today, using the power and authority Jesus Christ has given you, go outside and speak to the weather as you continue praying this prayer:
Eternal Father, the earth and all its natural wonders are in You hands. You are the Creator and source of all life, and we trust You to stabilize our weather conditions in the State of Texas. Lord, Your Word tells us that “he who believes in Me, the works I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father.” So we speak to the drought conditions that are still lingering in our state and command them to go, in Jesus’ Name! We command the heavens to release an abundance of rain in all the counties that have received lower than expected rainfall levels. We declare that our soil will be enriched with moisture, producing nutrient food for our livestock to feed upon and for crops to increase in growth. We decree that all hurricane-producing elements in the Gulf of Mexico and the other surrounding seas are rendered inactive during this season. We decree that tropical storms, floods, storm surges, tornadoes, wildfires, or any other destructive weather conditions will not ravage our state. We expect peace to rule over our atmosphere.
Holy Spirit, please help those Texas counties that are still under water restrictions and burn bans to be obedient to the law of the land until those restrictions are lifted. Keep each of us mindful of our personal responsibility to respect and care for the good land that God has given us. Please help all of the farmers and livestock producers and their families through any hardship they have endured due to severe weather conditions. Give them favor with our state legislators so that they can receive the help they need. Help them to increase in faith and in wisdom. Help us, as children of God, to be faithful in praying for the weather in our state. Let us always trust in the Lord’s promise to do anything we ask for in His Name.
Faithful Father, forgive our state for all acts of sinfulness that have caused us to reap destructive weather conditions. Forgive us for reacting to weather challenges with fear and unbelief. Forgive us for being irresponsible and unfaithful with our environment. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may You be praised forever and ever! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 28:6-7, John 14:12 NKJV, John 14:14 NKJV, Matthew 6:13, I Chronicles 29:10-11
Today I will trust God to: