Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your tender mercies and loving-kindness towards the City of Houston. Thank You for the bountiful blessings You have given to us. Thank You for the state of Texas. Thank You for uniting the Christians within our state. Lord, no pagan god is like You, our Lord. None can do what You do! All the nations You made will come and bow before You; they will praise Your holy Name. You are great, and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. Lord, You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.
Glorious Father, we declare that the state of Texas belongs to You and that it is You who will cause prosperity to overflow in our communities and cities. We decree that justice will run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream within the political, judicial, and educational systems in our state. We commit to praying for those who are in authority over us; Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Mayor Sylvester Turner, the city council, and all business, civic and community leaders. As we do this, we expect to live peaceful and quiet lives marked by Godliness and dignity. We declare that the righteous in our city and state will be called priests of the Lord; ministers of You, our God. We will feed on the treasures of the nations and boast in their riches. Instead of shame and dishonor, the residents of Texas will enjoy a double share of honor. We will possess a double portion of prosperity in our land, and everlasting joy will be ours.
Holy Spirit, show me how to pray specifically for the needs of my community:
Rise up, O God, in Texas and scatter Your enemies. Let crime, murder and lawlessness be scattered. Let homelessness, unemployment and corporate greed be scattered. Holy Spirit, fill the halls of the schools in our state so that our children and youth will be safe and will obtain a quality education. Father, please open doors for economic increase within our communities. Help the homeowners in Texas to successfully maintain their property and pay their mortgages and taxes on time. Let equality and justice flow through the Medical Center so that everyone receives quality, affordable health care. Let Your perfect love and peace preside over our city and state. Holy Spirit, help Texas to stand as a beacon of light and hope for the nation to see what a Godly state looks like.
Righteous Father, forgive the people of our state for hypocrisy, injustice, oppression, greed, racism, sexism, ageism, elitism, deceit, lying, lewdness, pornography, selfish ambitions, lawlessness, rebellion, violence, hatred, partiality, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and slander. Forgive us for not equipping and preparing the next generation with the tools, knowledge and self-confidence they will need to be effective, efficient leaders for tomorrow. Lord, forgive the Body of Christ for not praying consistently for our leaders, city, state and nation. 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 the residents of the state of Texas to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Eternal Lord, You are Holy. You are the blessed and only Almighty God, the King of kings and Lord of lords. You alone can never die, and lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach You. No one has ever seen You, nor ever will. To You be honor and power forever. In Jesus’ Name, amen.