Psalm 24, Psalm 27
Reflections of the Heart:
The Lord is our light and salvation, so why should we be afraid? The Lord is our fortress, protecting us from danger, so why should I tremble? ~Psalm 27:1 NLT
Sovereign Father, we thank You for protecting our nation, the United States of America. Thank You for honoring our prayers as a nation and extending Your mercy toward us. Thank You for protecting our borders. Thank You for protecting us from the threats of Iran. Your Word is true, and we can trust everything that You do. You love whatever is just and good. Your unfailing love fills the earth. You merely spoke, and the heavens were created; You breathed the Word, and all of the stars were born. You assigned boundaries to the seas and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear You and let everyone stand in awe of You! How great is the goodness that You have stored up for those who fear You. You lavish it on those who come to You for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
Righteous Father, in the Name of Jesus, we rebuke the spirits of conflict and war. We command peace to be still between the United States and Iran, now! God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we declare that Your very Name keeps us safe from all harm. Father, we admit that we are a pluralistic society that confesses many gods, but there is a remnant in our nation who trusts only in You. Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, their armies and weapons, but we will always boast in the Name of the Lord, our God. We declare that President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani will find a diplomatic solution and will not react hastily with the actions of war, but they will respond out of wisdom. They will turn from evil and do good. They will search for peace and work to maintain it.
Holy Spirit, I pray specifically the following for President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:
Holy Spirit, help the citizens of our nation and Iran to discern through the rhetoric and propaganda surrounding this situation so that the truth is revealed and every lie exposed. Holy Spirit, grant President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Your supernatural wisdom and discernment. Help them to make decisions that align with Your will to keep people safe. Holy Spirit, please reveal and expose every evil plot, plan and strategy that have been devised against our nation both internally and externally. Stir the hearts of Christians around the world to pray; please, do not stop until we all respond.
Merciful Father, please forgive the leaders and citizens of our nation and Iran for all acts of sinfulness including not acknowledging Your Son, Jesus, as Lord. Forgive our nation for the innocent blood that we have shed. Forgive the American Church for our ignorance concerning this conflict and for failing to pray consistently for this region. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the citizens of our nation and Iran of those we need to forgive and help us all to forgive. Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help the citizens of our nation and Iran not to yield to temptation but deliver us all from the evil one.
You are the Lord, our God, and there is no other. No one is holy like You. There is no one besides You. There is no Rock like You, our God. Lord, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. You rule and reign forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for Written Text: Psalm 33:4-8, Psalm 31:19, Mark 4:39, Exodus 3:15, Psalm 20:7, Psalm 34:14, Matthew 6:13, I Samuel 2:2, Revelation 19:16
Today, I will trust God to: