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September 1: A Prayer of Preparation for the Fall Feasts

Our Father, we thank You for demonstrating Your loving-kindness and tender mercies towards us.  Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from the power of the evil one.  Thank You for Your appointed times and seasons.  We are thankful for Your presence in our lives. 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.

Omniscient Father, we know that there is a season for everything.  There is a time for every purpose under heaven. As the Body of Christ, we make our declaration to celebrate the Fall Feasts and spend time with You.  We declare that the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles are Your appointed times and we will observe them. By faith, we expect to experience Your love, power, and presence in the New Year.  On the day of the Feast of Trumpets, when the trumpets sound, we will assemble together and respond to the call to honor Your faithfulness.  During the High Holy Days and on the Day of Atonement, we will afflict our souls with prayer and fasting.  We will re-evaluate our lives, repent for our sins, and draw closer to You.  During the Feast of Tabernacles, we will remember that Christ has become our High Priest over all the good things that have come.  He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands.  Jesus Christ, our big brother, has secured our redemption forever.  Hallel YAH!

 

Holy Spirit, help me to prepare for the Fall Feasts by:

 

 

Holy Spirit, help us to reflect, repent, reconcile, remember, and rejoice.  Cause the mind of Christ to be in us.  Show us how to celebrate our Father God during the Fall Feasts.  What can we do and say to show our love and make You happy?  You continue to bless us over and over.  How can we bless You?  Show us what it is that pleases You.  Please help us to slow down during this month of September to spend quality time with You.  Reveal to us what needs to be changed or improved in our lives.  Help us to mend broken relationships.  Continue to touch our hearts about the Father’s will for our lives.  Cause Your peace to settle into our hearts.  

                  

Today, I will trust the Lord and work to change:

 

 

Compassionate Father, forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including:  idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, and revelries.  Forgive us for not always obeying Your Word and spending enough time with You.   Forgive those who do not choose to observe Your appointed Feasts.  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 us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Lord, You are the only true God.  You are the living God and the everlasting King!  The whole earth trembles at Your anger and the nations cannot stand up to Your wrath.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen


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August 31: A Prayer for President Barack Obama, His Administration and Congress

Almighty Father, we honor You.  We thank You, Lord, for the United States of America.  Thank You for President Barack Obama and his administration.  Thank You for entrusting us to pray for our leaders. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension.  We love You and extol Your Holy Name.  We bow before Your holy Temple and worship You.  We praise Your Name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness.  Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your Name.  As soon as we pray, You answer us and encourage us by giving us strength.  Every king in all the earth will hear Your Words and thank You.  Yes, they will sing about Your ways.  Your glory is great!

 

Heavenly Father, we declare that Your wisdom and judgment will guide President Obama, his administration and Congress. We confess that they will not turn their backs on wisdom, for she will protect them.  As they hold onto Your wisdom and obey her, they will experience long life, riches and honor.  Wisdom will enter their hearts and knowledge will fill them with joy; wise choices will watch over them and understanding will keep them safe.  By faith, we decree that President Obama and his administration will not follow the advice of the wicked, stand around with sinners or join in with mockers.  But, their delight will be in Your law, and they will meditate on it both day and night. They will be like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.  Their leaves will never wither and they will prosper in all that they do. Gracious Father, by faith we declare that President Obama, his administration and Congress will conduct their lives in ways that please You.  As a result, we are expecting You to make their enemies be at peace with them. As they make You their refuge and shelter, we decree that no evil will conquer them and no plague will come near their homes.  We confess that Your angels will protect them and their families and uphold them in their hands.  We declare that Your hedge of safety and security will protect their families and no weapon formed against them will prosper. Every tongue that rises against them in judgment will be condemned.

Holy Spirit, show me how I can pray specifically for President Obama and his administration:

Holy Spirit, unite the Body of Christ to pray continually for President Obama and his leadership team.  Unite his administration as they govern our nation and remind each person that they are working together for the good of the nation and not for the advancement of self.  Lord, please strengthen President Obama, his administration and Congress as they tackle the many issues that plague this country.  Help them to not be easily defeated or distracted. Help them to see Your hand in all that they do.  Please give them creative ideas and witty strategies to rebuild the economy, deal with the environmental, medical, educational, social issues, and navigate through international affairs. When politics begin to muddy the water, please remind our President, his administration and Congress that their first priority is to You and then to the citizens of this nation.

 

Mighty Father, please forgive our President, his administration and Congress for not always consulting with You before making decisions.  Forgive them when they put their intellect above Your truth.  Forgive our nation for racism, sexism and ageism.  Forgive us for idolatry, lying, deceit and character assassination. Forgive us for being self-serving, boastful, proud and arrogant.  Forgive us, as a nation, for not acknowledging Your authority and sovereignty.  We realize that our sins are many.  Father, please have mercy on us.   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, as a nation, help us not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Lord God Almighty, You merely spoke and the heavens were created.  You breathed the Word, and all the stars were born.  You assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs.  The whole world will stand in fear and awe of You.  When You spoke, the world began!  It appeared at Your command.  You alone are the Almighty King!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 


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August 30: A Prayer of Preparation for the Fall Feasts

Incredible Father, we thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from the power of the evil one. Thank You, for Your appointed times and seasons.  Thank You for setting aside special times to celebrate Your goodness and faithfulness in our lives. We are thankful for Your presence in our lives.  We love You, Father. The earth is Yours and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to You.  You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.

Majestic Father, as The Body of Christ, we make preparations to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles and we expect to experience Your love, power, and presence.  On the day of the Feast of Trumpets, when the trumpets sound, we as The Body of Christ will assemble together and respond to the call to honor Your faithfulness. During the Day of Atonement, we will afflict our souls with prayer and fasting.  We will re-evaluate our lives, repent for our sins, and draw closer to You.  During the Feast of Tabernacles, we will remember that Christ has become our High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands.  Jesus Christ, our big brother, has secured our redemption forever.

Loving Father, please extend Your mercy toward us as we prepare for this consecrated season.  Holy Spirit, please help us to prepare our hearts and minds in the way that is pleasing to our Father.  Help us to reflect, repent and remember.  Please help us to slow down during the next 40 days and reassess our lives with You.  Show us what needs to be changed or improved in our lives. Continue to touch our hearts about Your will for our lives. Cause Your peace to settle into our hearts.  

                  

I am committed to preparing myself for the Fall Feasts by:

Merciful Lord, forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including:  idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, unbelief, and rebellion.  Forgive us for not spending enough time with You.   Forgive those who do not choose to observe Your appointed Feasts.  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 us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

O King of nations, who would not fear You?  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 only true and living God and the everlasting King!  The whole earth trembles at Your anger and the nations hide before Your wrath.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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August 29:A Prayer for the Economy of the United States of America

Gracious Father, we thank You for being faithful to the United States of America throughout our history. Thank You for blessing us to prosper and to grow from generation to generation. Thank You for keeping our nation through our economic hardships and financial conflicts. You have been merciful, Lord. This whole earth, everything in it, and the people who inhabit it belong to You, O God. It is You who supplies us with abundance. It is You who sustains us in times of lack. Your instructions are perfect, they revive our souls. Your commandments are clear and right. They give us insight for living. We, Your children, delight in them and love to meditate on them day and night. We are grateful that You are willing to bear the heavy burdens of our nation so that we are free to worship You and receive rest.  Dear Father, it is You who strengthens our nation and holds us up with Your victorious right hand!

Holy Father, we command the economic infrastructure of the United States to submit to Your will. We confess that the hope of our nation’s citizens will no longer be deferred. Lord, we expect that You will raise up people within our nation’s financial leadership who, like Joseph, have a supernatural anointing to receive, interpret, and administrate visions that will save companies, restore jobs, and open new opportunities in stagnant sectors of our economic markets. All-Knowing Father, we decree that Your solution will be sought and revealed in the earth to justify American jobs and encourage innovation and global competitiveness among domestic corporations, giving priority consideration to United States taxpayers. We destroy the works of the spirits of consumption-oriented capitalism, conspicuous consumption, greed, avarice, fear, perversion, uncertainty, and inefficiency. In Jesus’ Name, we command prosperity to come back from the north, south, east, and west into the economy of the United States of America.

Holy Spirit, I commit to praying specifically for the following financial leaders this week:

 

Glorious Father, we pray that Your generous outpouring of wisdom, discernment, and divine understanding will be gladly received by our economic and government leaders. Holy Spirit, we ask You to strategically assign men and women who are fully equipped to reveal creative ideas and effective methods to the presidential economic team. Show them how to decrease our national deficit while continuing to provide the necessary standards, services, and benefits to the American people. Holy Spirit, please revive the Body of Christ and remind us of who we are − the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Give us divine motivation to boldly declare the Word of God so that those who have become captives of this world’s system can be liberated. Help us, as a nation, to reconnect to the Living God as our source and supply, and remove any thoughts of doubt, fear, or dismay.

 

Loving Father, we repent on behalf of our nation for our many sins. We acknowledge that many of us played an active role in causing the downturn of our economy. Forgive us for greed, arrogance, selfishness, and oppression of the poor. Forgive our CEOs for overcompensating themselves and placing their employees and companies in jeopardy in order to maintain their lavish lifestyles and greedy appetites. Forgive those consumers who acted out of impulse and impatience and made unwise choices, landing them and their families in tremendous debt. Merciful Father, please forgive our nation for being selfish, reckless, and irresponsible with the blessings You intended to be handed down to the generations following us. 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 us, as a nation, not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Omnipotent God, how great are Your riches and wisdom and knowledge! You are the God who does great things too marvelous to understand. It is You who performs countless miracles. We praise You, Lord! Let everyone on earth bless Your holy Name forever and ever!  Everything comes from You and exists by Your power and is intended for Your glory. All glory to You forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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August 28:A Prayer for Employment in the United States

Awesome Father, we thank You for providing employment for us, Your children.  Thank You for sustaining those who are in need of a financial breakthrough.  Thank You for helping them daily.  Thank You, for being our source and our supply.  Holy and righteous is Your Name.  You are a great God, and a great King above all other gods.  You are our God; and we are the people of our pasture, and the flock under Your care.  Lord, You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth.  You are our strength and shield, and we trust in You.  You help us and our hearts are filled with joy.  We burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Holy Father, it is Your will that Your children live healthy, productive, happy, and balanced lives. We confess that as those people who are seeking employment place their trust in You and do good; they will live safely in the land and prosper.  They will never let loyalty and kindness leave them.  They will tie them around their necks as a reminder; and write them deep within their hearts.  Then they will find favor with both You and men, and they will earn a good reputation.  Lord, we declare that they will trust in You with all their hearts; and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all that they do, and we believe that You will show them which path to take.  In Jesus’ Name, we command the doors of employment to open for our unemployed.  We declare that when they receive employment, they will work as if You are their direct supervisor.  They will not talk back or steal, but will show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. They will respect authority, walk in integrity and complete a full day’s work for a full day’s pay.

If you know someone who is unemployed or who wants new employment, write down their names and insert their names into this prayer: 

 

 

Righteous Father, help those who are unemployed to prepare for their new job.  Send people who will consult with them about how to prepare a resume and how to dress and prepare for an interview. Remind them that because they trust in You, they will not lack any good thing.  Holy Spirit, please help them to not grow discouraged or frustrated, but help them to continue to remain hopeful and expect their breakthrough to come forth.  Father, some need a miracle right now.  Please help them.  Holy Spirit, for those who have a poor work ethic, help them to improve.   Erase any negative perception caused by past work experiences.  Holy Spirit, help stretch their income until employment is found.

 

Merciful Father, forgive those people who demonstrate a poor work ethic.  Forgive them for not being on time, leaving early, and wasting time.  Forgive those who have not paid their tithes and offerings (consistently), or spent their money unnecessarily.  Forgive those for misusing company property.  Forgive those who have operated in arrogance, greed, lust, pride, arrogance, and rebellion.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those people who are seeking employment to forgive and help them 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 those people who are seeking employment not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations.  Who can be compared to You?  Who is Your equal?  Lord, You are high above all nations.  Your glory is above the heavens.  Yours is the Kingdom, power, and glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 


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August 27: A Prayer of Declaration for the Weather in the Houston Metropolitan Area

Heavenly Father, thank You for the rain we have received in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Thank You for blessing our city with abundance, peace, and security. Thank You for granting us the authority to speak peace to both spiritual and natural storms. You are a great and merciful Father. Lord, You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list.  You have no equal.  If we tried to recite all of Your wonderful deeds, we would never come to the end of them. May Your Name be kept holy. By Your awesome power, You made the earth and You preserve it by Your infinite wisdom. Lord, with Your understanding You stretched out the heavens.  We will meditate on Your majestic, glorious splendor and Your wonderful miracles.

Today, using the power and authority Jesus Christ has given you, go outside and speak to the weather as you continue praying this prayer:

 

Worthy Father, it is Your will that we imitate You in everything we do, because we are Your dear children.  When the storm was raging in the Sea of Galilee, Jesus spoke to it and said, “peace, be still!”  Your Word says, “And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.”  With the start of hurricane season, we look to Jesus as our model and command peace to be still in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  We know that faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it’s the assurance about things we cannot see.  Therefore, by faith, we confess that the sea surface temperature in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico will not rise above 80 degrees. We confess that the wind shear in the Atlantic will cut any storms off in the development stage and hinder vertical rings of clouds from forming. We confess that the barometric pressure and air density will not drop to a level that would allow violent storm and hurricane disturbances.  We declare calm weather for the Houston Metropolitan Area and the Gulf Coast region during hurricane season.  We decree that the weather will be a perfect balance of sunshine, rain and moderate temperatures.

 

Holy Spirit, help each believer to walk in boldness and authority and expect the weather to be calm as we decree Your Word over the weather situation.  Lord Jesus, You said we could ask anything in Your Name, so we ask You to touch the hearts of believers throughout this region to decree Your Word concerning the weather.  Lord, please bless the farmers and cattlemen to recovery from last year’s drought and bless them with a prosperous year.

 

Faithful Father, forgive the residents of our city for all acts of sinfulness that would cause the weather to respond in a harmful way.  Forgive us for not believing that all things are possible through Jesus Christ who strengthens us.  Forgive us for walking in doubt, unbelief, arrogance, and pride.  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 us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Majestic Lord, You are the blessed and only Sovereign One.  You are the King of kings and Lord of lords, who rides across the ancient heavens.  O God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary.  You are the God of Israel who gives strength and power to Your people.  Blessed are You, forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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August 26: A Prayer for Business Leaders in Our Communities

Almighty Father, we thank You for providing for us.  Thank You for being the source of our supply.  We thank You for taking care of us and supplying all of our needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Father, You created the heavens and the earth and everything in it.  You give breath to everyone and life to everyone who walks the earth.  We will praise Your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord.  We will tell everyone that You alone are just.  We praise You, Lord!  Father God, we are joyful because we fear You, Lord, and delight in obeying Your commands.  We are blessed to be Your children.

Heavenly Father, we expect business leaders in our communities to honor Your Word and live by Your precepts.  We command light to shine in the darkness for the Godly.  We declare that they are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. We claim the radical redistribution of wealth in our communities. We decree that the merchants in our communities will not fear bad news; they confidently trust You, Lord, to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.  They share freely and give generously to those in need.  Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.  The wicked will see this and be infuriated.  They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.  Lord, we expect You to pour down Your blessings upon our communities.  We decree that our land will yield its bountiful harvest.  Father, we will support the businesses of the Godly men and women in our communities.

Make a list of small businesses in your community and begin to support them. 

Magnificent Father, touch the hearts of the people in our communities to support the businesses. Help the business owners to establish fair and honest business practices so that the residents in our communities will enjoy doing business with them. Show the owners and managers new and creative ways to increase their revenue without taking advantage of their customers. Convict the hearts of business owners in all communities who treat their employees and customers poorly. Holy Spirit, help the employees to be diligent, hard working individuals who will work as unto You instead of to man.

Righteous Father, forgive the business owners in our communities for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their businesses. Forgive those who do not trust in You and Your business principles; but lean on their own understanding. Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit. Forgive those who have not treated their employees and customers fairly.  Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the communities they live in. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the business owners in our communities of those they need to forgive and help them 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 business owners in our communities to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Almighty God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. O God of Israel, You give power and strength to Your people.  Sovereign Lord, You are great!  You are robed with honor and majesty. You are the eternal King. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.