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October 14: A Prayer for the Houston Mayoral Candidates

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Heavenly Father, we thank You for the City of Houston.  Thank You for the democratic process and for the right to vote.  Thank You for the authority to expect change through prayer. Father, through all the generations, You have been our home.  Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, You are God!  We give thanks to You and proclaim Your greatness.  To You will we sing songs of praise and tell everyone about Your wonderful deeds.  We exalt Your holy Name.  The earth is Yours Lord, 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.  Royal power belongs to You, Lord, You rule all nations.

Gracious Father, we decree that all authority comes from You, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by You. Therefore, we declare that Your divine will be done during the Houston Mayoral election. Your Word states that You hold the heart of the king in Your hand and You will turn it in the direction that You choose.  We confess and expect that the hearts of Chris Bell, Stephen Costello, Adrian Garcia, Ben Hall, Bill King, Marty McVey and Sylvester Turner to be guided by the power of the Holy Spirit. We decree that righteousness and justice will abound and truth will be heard and seen during this election. We silence the voices who speak against God’s plans for our city.  We destroy the assignments, devices, and schemes of the devil and we render every demonic effort powerless. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. We command peace, be still on the day of the election.  We decree that the weather will be a perfect balance of sunshine and moderate temperatures.  By faith, we declare that every citizen has educated themselves on the issues and the candidates and they will vote intelligently.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit who is God’s person for the City Houston Mayor and then vote on November 3, 2015:

 

Holy Spirit, continue to increase Your spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, courage, might, and knowledge within the candidates. We do not know what their level of commitment is to You, but we ask You to communicate with them on behalf of Your people in Houston. Equip them with everything they need for doing Your will and produce in them, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to You.  Father, dispatch Your angels to guard and protect their families and destroy every assignment that the devil devises against them. Father, we know that nothing is too difficult for You. Miraculously unite the Body of Christ in our city, and show us who is Your person for the next two years.

 Forgiving Father, please have mercy upon us and forgive our city for its many sins. Forgive each candidate for their sins. Forgive them for trusting in their own abilities instead of trusting in You. Forgive all of them for the exaggerations and untruths they have spoken. Forgive them for being people pleasers and not God pleasers. Forgive their campaign advisors and staff for devising plans that are deceitful and manipulative. Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not praying for our leaders consistently. Forgive those citizens who have not exercised the privilege to vote, yet complain about our city’s leadership. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, if any of the candidates need to forgive anyone, please bring it to their remembrance and help them 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 candidates, and all of their campaign staff to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant Lord, You are the eternal King, Your rule is everlasting.  All the people of the earth are nothing compared to You.  All of Your acts are just and true.  You alone have held the oceans in Your hand.  You measured the heavens with Your fingers and know the weight of the earth.  The Lord God Almighty is Your Name.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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