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November 30: A Prayer for Caregivers

Worthy Father, we praise Your wonderful Name. Thank You for those in our Church Family who have assumed the responsibility as caregiver for a parent or relative. Thank You for Your sufficient grace which is given to each of them daily.  Thank You for working in them and giving them the desire and power to do what pleases You. We are grateful for their willingness to model Jesus in the way that they give up their lives to meet the needs of others. Heavenly Father, we have seen You in Your sanctuary and gazed upon Your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself. How we praise You!  Because You are our Helper, we will sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. We cling to You. Your strong right hand holds us securely. How joyful are those of us who fear You, Lord. We delight in obeying Your commands.

 

Holy Father, we confess that in Your unsearchable wisdom, You have graced the caregivers in our Church Family.  We declare that they will not get tired of doing good; but that they will persevere until the appointed time for them to reap their harvest of blessing. As they trust in You to fill them with new strength, they will soar high on wings of eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. They will remain strong and courageous; confident that the sacrifices they are making will be rewarded. Lord, we decree that even when they plant in tears, they will harvest with shouts of joy.  No matter how challenging the task, they will do everything without complaining or arguing so that no one can criticize them. As they do this, they will shine like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.  We declare that from Your glorious, unlimited resources, You, our Father, will empower them with inner strength through the Holy Spirit.

 

Consider those you know who are caregivers and ask the Holy Spirit to help you identify three ways you can be a blessing to them today:

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Holy Spirit, give comfort to those who spend their lives comforting others. Lord, for those who are now parenting a parent or guardian, please help them to process this role reversal and give them the strength and wisdom to handle this change without disrespecting their parent or guardian. Remind them that the Father sees their sacrifices and He will reward them.  Encourage them to not neglect their mental and physical health and help them to find healthy, holy ways to relax.  Please send others to relieve them of their duties so that they can enjoy rest, fun and relaxation.  Lord, please help the caregivers to not grow resentful or angry; but help them to roll their cares upon You and trust that You will take care of both them and the loved one they are caring for. Remove those who are abusive and mean-spirited. As a Church Family, show us how we can support the caregivers among us.

 

Gracious Father, forgive those of us who take caregivers for granted.  Forgive those who selfishly overload them with tasks. Forgive those who are caregivers for succumbing to anger and frustration when they should be patient and tenderhearted. Forgive those caregivers for murmuring and complaining, and for being inconsiderate. Forgive those who may have been negligent and lazy while caring for others. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our caregivers 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 and faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive names of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our caregivers not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

O Holy One of Israel, You are King! Let the nations tremble. You sit on Your throne between the cherubim. Let the whole earth quake! You sit in majesty in Jerusalem, exalted above all the nations. We exalt You and bow low before Your feet, for You are holy!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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November 29: A Prayer of Healing for People Diagnosed with Cancer

Heavenly Father, we thank You for watching over those persons who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Thank You for Your healing power. Thank You, Lord, for declaring us over-comers by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. Lord, we proclaim Your righteousness and praise all the day long. Your faithful love endures forever and Your mercies never cease.  Great is Your faithfulness.  Who can compare to You?  We exalt Your Holy and Righteous Name.  You are the Holy One of Israel who sent Jesus, our Lord and Savior, to redeem all humankind from the curse of the law of sin and death.

 

Awesome Father, Your thoughts towards us are of peace and not evil, to give us a future and a hope.  We believe that it is Your will that we live free from all diseases.  Lord, by the authority given to us, we declare that the infirmity of cancer with its many forms and common types – bladder, breast, colon and rectal, endometrial, leukemia, lung, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate, skin, thyroid and other types – are destroyed, in Jesus’ Name.  We command the primary abnormally deformed cell to die at its root and the metastasizing cells to cease from spreading throughout the body, especially to the lungs, bones, liver, brain and lymphatic system. We command the increased production of healthy cells to destroy renegade cells.  Lord, as a Church Family, we declare that our members who have been diagnosed with cancer will not die; but live to tell what You have done.  Lord, as a king of the King and a lord of the Lord, I command the Kingdom domain of healing to manifest in the body of (name the person(s) who need healing from cancer). I declare that supernatural healing is flowing throughout his/her body, in Jesus Name.

 

List the names of persons who are battling with cancer.  Now, declare this word over their lives today and encourage them to trust the Lord.  Give them a copy of the healing Scriptures and encourage them to pray them.  Healing Scriptures can be downloaded from https://myprayerinstitute.wordpress.com

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Holy Spirit, please reveal the cure for cancer.  We ask You to increase the wisdom and knowledge of medical researchers as they perform cancer studies.  We ask You to strengthen those persons who are being treated for cancer.  Increase their endurance and patience as they undergo x-rays, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy, hormone therapy, surgery, cryosurgery and other procedures.  Holy Spirit, comfort and strengthen their family members.  Help their family members to walk in love, peace, patience and faith.  Please protect those who have not been touched by cancer.  Destroy any triggers that would create cancerous cells in our bodies.  Lord, help us to break poor eating and sleeping habits. Remind us to exercise, eat healthy and get enough sleep.  Touch our society to promote healthy lifestyle practices.

 

Loving Father, we ask You to forgive the sins of those diagnosed with cancer. Forgive us all for unhealthy lifestyles and habits.  Forgive us for not being good stewards of neither our bodies nor our children’s. Forgive our nation for promoting unhealthy food and lifestyles. Forgive us for holding grudges, unforgiveness, resentment, and embedded anger.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those who have been diagnosed with cancer 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 who have been diagnosed with cancer to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant Lord, You are our Redeemer.  You are the Lord who made all things.  You alone stretched out the heavens and made the earth.  Lord, forever Your Word is settled in heaven.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 


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November 28: A Declaration of Kingdom Fellowship

Abba Father, we thank You for righteous fellowship among the believers in our church and beyond.  We thank You for ordering our steps in Your Word. Thank You for the events, activities and programs for our Church Family that help to create fellowship.  We are grateful for our fellowship and communion which we have with You, our Father; Jesus, our Savior; and the Holy Spirit, our Sustainer.  We thank You with all of our hearts as we meet with Your Godly people.  Lord, You are an awesome God.  Your deeds are so amazing; all who delight in You should ponder them.  Everything You do reveals Your glory and majesty.  Your righteousness never fails.  You are wonderful and Your Name is highly exalted.  You are worthy of all our praise.  You are worthy of the glory, honor and power.  Lord, the heavens declare Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.

 

Mighty Father, Your will is for us to dwell together in unity.  We declare that our Church Family will motivate one another to acts of love and good works.  We will not neglect our meeting together; but we will encourage one another in the faith. We will not get tired of doing what is good for each other.  As a result, we expect to reap a harvest of blessing at the right time.  We will not give up, and at every opportunity, we will do good to everyone—especially to those in our family of faith.  Iron sharpens iron so we will surround ourselves with those who have like minds so that we are positioned to glorify You in our public and private lives.  We will engage in righteous fellowship and forsake all that will deter us from fulfilling Your will.  We will be doers of Your Word and not hearers only.  We will fight for righteous fellowship and we will win.

 

Holy Spirit, we ask that You align our relationships with Your will in our homes, church, jobs and communities.  Show each of us how to organize our calendars and schedules so that Godly fellowship is more of a priority. Send Godly friends to those who are lonely. Help our Church Family to set the example of what righteous fellowship looks like. Knit our hearts closer together. Lord, help us to be obedient as You order our steps.  Give us the power to crucify our flesh and walk in Your light.  As we yield to the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to drop our gossip buddies, smoking buddies, promiscuous buddies, club-hopping buddies and anyone who the devil may use to keep us from glorifying God through our fellowship with the righteous.  Help us to let our light so shine before people that they may see our good works and glorify You, our Heavenly Father.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how to strengthen the God-ordained relationships in my life.  Show me those relationships that I need to end and give me the strength to end them:

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Merciful Father, forgive us for our sins. Forgive those who do not participate in Church Family activities.  Forgive those for the unrighteous relationships that keep them from Your best for their lives. Forgive those for disobedience when You have told them to end certain relationships and they refuse to do so. Forgive all of us for putting our work in front of family and friends.  Forgive us for having fellowship or relationship with anything that is not of You.  Forgive us for the doors that we may have opened without knowing it from our childhood or adult experiences.  Help us to know that there is no condemnation to those of us who are in Christ and that as we confess our sins, we are forgiven and that You remember them no more.  Father, 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 not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, You are to be praised forever and ever.  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, power, glory, victory, and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours.  This is Your Kingdom, Lord, and You are over all things.  Wealth and honor come from You alone, for You rule over everything.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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November 27: A Prayer for Recovery in South Carolina

Our Father, we thank You for extending Your grace and mercy to the citizens of South Carolina. Thank You for helping them to recover. Thank You for pouring out Your spirit of love, compassion, benevolence and generosity towards them.  Lord, You are great and Your Name is great in might. Your eternal Word stands firm in heaven. Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth You created.  Today, we bow down and worship You.  We kneel before You and acknowledge You as our Lord and maker. You are our God and we are the people that You watch over and have taken under Your care.

 

Almighty Father, You have instructed us to share each other’s burdens. So, we cry out to You for the citizens in South Carolina as they are trying to put their lives together following the devastating storms and massive flooding.  We decree that the recovery process will be done in decency and order.  We command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream for the families and communities affected by the storm and massive flooding.  By faith, we decree that they will commit their rebuilding plans to You so that their plans are successful. They will trust in You and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all that they do so that You can show them which path to take.  We declare that favor surrounds the residents of South Carolina like a shield as they file insurance claims and start to rebuild.  We command peace, be still in South Carolina!

 

Holy Spirit, please unify the residents in South Carolina as they move forward with the recovery process. Heal them physically, emotionally, and psychologically and restore them as they rebuild their lives. As the communities continue with the rebuilding process, help them to write Your vision for their lives plainly on tablets so that they may be able to run forward and implement it.  Convict the heart of any business, agency or individual who would attempt to take advantage of the residents for profit or gain. Please send people who will love, support, and comfort them during their time of recovery.

 

Righteous Father, forgive all of us for any acts of sinfulness that we have committed by thought, word or deed. Forgive us as a nation for not acknowledging You until a tragedy such as this happens.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, help us all to forgive others.  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 citizens of South Carolina to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Redeeming King, You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  You are the One who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One. You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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November 26: A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Eternal Father, we thank You for giving us Your Name and making us Your children. Thank You for giving us a future and a hope. Thank You for being our Shepherd and protecting us. Thank You for protecting our children and blessing them to grow in Your wisdom and stature. Thank You for providing us with our daily bread.  Lord, we give thanks to You, for You are good. Your faithful love endures forever.  We give thanks to You, the Lord of lords. Your faithful love endures forever. To You, who alone does mighty miracles. You are the God who made the heavens so skillfully.  You laid out the earth above the waters.  We thank You, Father, for forgiving our sins, healing all of our diseases, redeeming us from death, crowning us with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies, filling our lives with good things and renewing our youth like the eagles. We are blessed to have You as our Father.

 

Glorious Father, as we observe Thanksgiving, we thank You for establishing Your will on earth as it is in heaven through our lives. Father, it is Your will for us to give thanks to You always and in all things.  We thank You for: (List 7-10 things you are thankful for.  Think about your family, career, church, friends, yourself, etc.)

 

Triumphant Father, we magnify Your Name.  You are an excellent Father and we love You.  Holy Spirit, please help us to always walk in an attitude of thankfulness.  Help us to daily look for things to praise and thank the Father for.  Help each parent to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness in their child.  As a Church Family, help us to always remain thankful and to not take any of the things that You are doing within and through our congregation for granted.
Loving Father, forgive us for being ungrateful and unappreciative.  Forgive us for acting spoiled and arrogant.  Forgive us for always wanting more and not counting our blessings. Forgive us for acts of rebellion and disobedience.  Father, thank You for not dealing with us according to our sins nor punishing us according to our iniquities.  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 Church Family, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to You, Lord, who sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.  You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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November 25: A Prayer for the United States Economy

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 stand in the authority of Jesus’ Name, rebuking the principalities and powers that are inciting conflict and destruction in our nation’s businesses, banks, oil and gas industry, and every other financial entity that contributes to our national economy. We command our economic infrastructure to stabilize and align to Your will, Lord.  We confess that the hope of our nation’s citizens will no longer be deferred. Lord, we declare that You will continue to raise up people within our nation’s financial leadership who have a supernatural anointing like Joseph’s 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.

 

Make a list of three businesses in your community and begin to specifically pray that they are successful: 

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Glorious Father, we pray that Your generous outpouring of wisdom, discernment, and divine understanding will be gladly received by all local, state, and national economic and governmental 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 current 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 the citizens of our nation of those they need to forgive and help us all 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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November 24: A Prayer for Peace in Syria

Sovereign Father, we thank You for blessing the United States of America. Thank You for honoring our prayers as we pray for Syria.  Thank You for extending Your mercy toward us.  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.  It is good to give thanks to You, Lord, and to sing Your praises.  Lord, You will be exalted forever.  Your enemies will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered.

Righteous Father, in the Name of Jesus, we rebuke the spirits of fighting and war and command peace to be still in Syria, now!  Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we declare that Your very Name keeps us safe from all harm.  Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, their armies and weapons, but we boast in the Name of the Lord, our God.  Father, it is Your will that all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives in all Godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in Your sight, for You desire all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Therefore, we pray for President Barack Obama, President Vladimir Putin and President Bashar al-Assad.  We decree that each of them will search for peace and work to maintain it.  We rebuke the spirits of fear, intimidation, rhetoric and lies right now in the Name of Jesus.  Every attempt to misconstrue the Truth will be confused, in Jesus’ Name.  We declare that Your plans for Syria will be implemented fairly and justly in Jesus’ Name.

 

Almighty Father, please surround President Barack Obama, President Vladimir Putin and President Bashar al-Assad with wise and Godly counsel so that they will make decisions that are in the best interest of the Syrian citizens, as well as the global community. Calm the fears of the residents of bordering countries.  Holy Spirit, please help President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter to make decisions that align with Your security plans for our nation.  Stir the hearts of Christians around the world to pray.

 

Merciful Father, forgive all of us for any acts of sinfulness that we have committed by thought, word or deed. Forgive the American Church for our ignorance and insouciance concerning this conflict and for failing to pray consistently for this situation.  Father, 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 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 not to yield to temptation; but deliver us 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.