A Prayer for the Economic Crisis in the United States of America
Psalm 84, Deuteronomy 8
Reflections of the Heart:
“The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; His ears are open to their cries for help.” Psalm 34:15
Heavenly Father, You are God and Your Word is true. We exalt You, our God and King. We will praise Your Name forever and ever. Every day we will praise You. You are most worthy of praise. You are our source, and we place our trust in You. Holy and Righteous is Your Name. You are a great God and a great King above other gods. You are our God; we are Your people who You watch over. We are the flock under Your care. Thank You for blessing the United States of America throughout the years. Thank You, Father, for blessing the economic infrastructure of our nation. Thank You for surrounding our nation with Your favor, grace and mercy during this time of economic crisis.
In Jesus’ Name, we speak to the United States economy and all interrelated global economies and command “peace, be still” within and among all the economic systems. We stand in the authority given to us and speak to the economic infrastructure of our nation and we command the United States credit markets to become calm and fluid. We also command all related financial intermediaries around the world to become calm and fluid. We command restoration to consumer and investor confidence. We command the banking industry to stabilize and the enterprise values of U.S. corporations to rebound supernaturally, now! As a result, we decree that DOW JONES, NASDAQ and the major financial exchange networks around the world will rebound and thrive. We command a balanced solution to the crisis involving the United States automakers. We command the housing industry to stabilize and home values to be restored to levels that will reflect God’s biblical promises for this country. We rebuke the spirits of conspicuous consumption, fear, uncertainty and inefficiency. In Jesus’ Name, we boldly proclaim foreclosures to cease, job losses to reverse, and the stock market decline to bottom out. We speak normalcy and balanced prosperity back into our economic system.
Eternal Father, we ask that You would pour out Your wisdom, discernment and divine understanding into Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Barney Frank of the House Committee on Financial Services and all local, state and national economic and government leaders. Reveal creative ideas and effective methods to them that will decrease our national deficit while continuing to provide the necessary standards, services and benefits to the American people. Holy Spirit, stir the hearts of the Body of Christ to stand and boldly proclaim Your Word concerning the current global and U.S. economic predicament. Please restore the confidence of the American people in You, as our source and supply, and remove any thoughts of fear or dismay.
Lord, we repent on behalf of our nation for our many sins. Forgive us for ageism, sexism, racism and nepotism. Forgive us for greed, arrogance, selfishness, imperialism and oppression. Please forgive the financial intermediaries for charging more than they should have charged for packaging and securitizing the mortgages. Forgive CEO’s for accepting extraordinary compensation while leaving Americans empty-handed. Forgive consumers who borrowed more money than they could pay back. Forgive our nation for financial irresponsibility and carelessness. Holy Spirit, show our leaders who they need to forgive; and help them to forgive.
As a nation, lead us not into temptation; but deliver us 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.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 145:1-2, Psalm 95:3, Psalm 100:3, Psalm 5:12, Psalm 34:17, Mark 4:39, James 1:5, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 84:12, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11
Today, I will trust God to: