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December 24: A Prayer for People Who Feel Defeated, Fatigued or Sad

Abba Father, we are grateful that when we, the righteous, cry out, You hear and deliver us out of our troubles.  Thank You for giving us Your peace and joy.  Thank You for providing a life of hope, abundance, and destiny.  Thank You for being our strong tower. You are great and most worthy of praise. You are to be feared above all gods.  The earth is Yours and everything in it.  You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Rise up O Lord, in all Your power.  With music and singing we celebrate Your mighty acts.  You have performed many wonders for us; Your plans for us are too numerous to list.

Comforting Father, You promised to give rest to all who are weary and carry heavy burdens. Your yoke is easy and the burdens You give are light.  We are supposed to trust in You with all of our hearts and not depend on our own understanding so that You can direct our paths.  You are the God who brings rest to our souls.  Today, we declare that we trust in Your Word and believe that it is operative in the hearts and souls of our members who feel defeated, weary or sad. We confess that though they are surrounded by troubles, You, our Father, preserve them, and save them with Your power.  Father, we expect You to give them peace of mind and we declare that their hearts will no longer be afraid.  Although they may be pressed on every side by troubles, they will not be crushed or broken.  They may feel perplexed, but they will not give up and quit.  They may be pursued, but they will not be abandoned. They may be knocked down; but, they will get up again and keep going.  Father, we declare that they will sleep without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams.   There remains a rest for the people of God and we declare that those who feel defeated, weary or sad will obtain and dwell in this rest.

Holy Spirit, we ask You to replace sadness with joy, defeat with victory, and weariness with praise.  Help those who feel defeated, weary or sad to focus on Your blessings in their lives rather than on their circumstances.   Remind them to praise the Father at all times so they may obtain life and hope.  We ask that You bring all things to their remembrance that concern You and Your plans for their lives.  Holy Spirit, please increase their hope as they meditate on God’s Word.   Help them to not be conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of their minds.  Strengthen and renew them in their innermost being.  Destroy the fiery darts of the enemy that attempt to permeate their souls.  May they always hear Your voice and obey Your will.  Show them strategies for victory over every circumstance that is trying to weigh them down.

Holy Spirit, show me how to pray for those around me who are overburdened, weary or sad:

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Loving Father, forgive them for any sinful behavior.  Forgive them for worry and fear.  Forgive them for being anxious.  Forgive them for not giving You their cares.  Forgive them for not trusting You at all times.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those who are defeated, fatigued or sad of those they need to forgive 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 those who are defeated, fatigued or sad to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Holy, Holy, Holy are You, the Lord of hosts the whole earth is full of Your glory. You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You are the God who is, who was, and who is to come. You are the Almighty.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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December 23: A Prayer for People Who Need a Miracle

Wonderful Father, we thank You for Your presence in our lives. Thank You for the miracles, signs and wonders that You have manifested in the lives of Your children in the Body of Christ.  Lord, we thank You for salvation, the greatest miracle of all. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus to break the power of the devil and to bring us hope, health, and healing.  You are great and You do wondrous things.  You alone are God.  How great are Your signs and how mighty are Your wonders.  Lord, You are high above all the nations.  Your glory is above the heavens.  Who is like You, our God, who dwells on high?  We give thanks to You for Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.

Exalted Father, according to Your own will, Jesus ministered with signs and wonders, various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, we expect miracles to manifest in the earth for those who are in need of them.  Lord, just as You brought Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and outstretched arm, so we believe that You will manifest Your glory in our lives today.  All of Your promises are “Yes” and “Amen” unto us so we expect miracles, signs and wonders to follow us as believers.  As the Body of Christ, we know that You are the same yesterday, today and forever, therefore, we expect You to display Your glory in the lives of those among us who are in need of miracles.  We expect diseases to be dissolved, broken relationships to be mended, and those who are held captive in their minds and souls to be set free.  Father, we trust that Your power and authority will be witnessed by all nations.

Majestic Father, hear the prayers of those who are in need of a miracle.  Help them to trust in You and not lean to their own understanding. Please open the eyes of their understanding so that they will know the hope of Your calling for the miraculous.  Holy Spirit, remind them that whatsoever they ask in the Name of Jesus, He does it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  Lord, help them to believe in the impossible and look to You for healing, deliverance, and prosperity.  Cause Your miracles to be experienced through our families, church and community so that Your Name will be glorified throughout the land.

 

I will pray for the following people who are in need of a miracle:

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Triumphant Father, forgive those persons who have doubted Your Word and Your works.  Forgive them for having a form of godliness but denying Your power to perform the miraculous.  Forgive us for not comprehending with all the saints the breadth, length, depth and height, and the love of Christ which passes all understanding and knowledge.  Forgive us for the sin within the Body of Christ that prevents Your miracles from being an everyday occurrence.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind those who need a miracle 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 and help me 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 need a miracle to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Immortal King, You are the Lord who made all things.  You alone stretched out the heavens.  Your Name is the Lord.  You will not give Your glory to anyone else, nor will You share Your praise with carved idols.    In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 


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December 20: A Prayer for Our Boys

Heavenly Father, we thank You for blessing our boys and creating them in Your image.  We thank You for blessing them to grow into smart, creative and caring young men who will love You.  Thank You for blessing them academically, athletically and artistically.   Thank You for watching over them and protecting them from harm and danger.  We love You, Lord.   You are our strength, our rock, our fortress and Savior.  You are our Rock, in whom we find protection.  You are our shield, the power that saves us. You are our place of safety. You are a loving and kind Father.

Almighty Father, today, we declare that the favor of the Lord surrounds our boys like a shield and they are blessed. Our boys will possess love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control by the power of The Holy Spirit. They will trust in The Lord with all their hearts, and not lean to their own understanding. Our boys will not copy the behavior and customs of the world, but they will let God transform them into new persons by changing the way they think.  As a result, they will learn what is God’s will for them, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, they will excel academically, socially, emotionally and psychologically.  We declare that the mind of Christ operates in them so they can love, think, and act like Him.  Our boys will become great leaders, loving husbands and excellent fathers.

List the name(s) of the boy(s) you are praying for today:

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Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill our boys with Your wisdom, knowledge and spiritual understanding.  Help our boys to love themselves and not to succumb to peer pressure.  Bring other young men and women to them who will be loyal and trustworthy; people who will be faithful friends.  Help them to be good friends to their friends.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our boys for any acts of sinfulness they have committed, covertly or overtly (If you are a parent of a boy, In this paragraph be specific about listing the acts of sinfulness for your son).  Forgive our boys for disobeying their parents, teachers and people in authority.  Forgive them for when they have been insensitive and sometimes arrogant.   Forgive us, as parents, for not always being patient and sometimes overbearing (If you are a parent of a boy, Be specific and list the sins that you have committed related to your relationship with your son)Holy Spirit, forgive us when we don’t always trust You to lead and guide our boys.  Help our boys to forgive those who have offended them (If you are a parent of a girl, ask The Holy Spirit whether you should lead your son in a prayer of forgiveness).  Help us to forgive our sons (Be specific about what you need to forgive.  Ask The Holy Spirit to show you what needs to be forgiven.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive (and speak what He shows you).”  If you need to ask your son to forgive you, ask The Holy Spirit to give you the courage or to help you swallow your pride and go to him and ask for forgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our sons not to yield to temptation; help us, as parents, not to yield to temptation, but deliver us all from the evil one.

 

Lord, all honor and glory belong to You forever and ever!  You are the eternal King, the unseen One who never dies; You alone are God.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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December 19: A Prayer for Our Girls

Heavenly Father, we thank You for blessing our girls and creating them in Your image.  We thank You for blessing them to grow into smart, creative and caring young women who will love You.  Thank You for blessing them academically, athletically and artistically.  Thank You for watching over them and protecting them from harm and danger.  We love You, Lord.   You are our strength, our rock, our fortress and Savior.  You are our Rock, in whom we find protection.  You are our shield, the power that saves us. You are our place of safety. You are a loving and kind Father.

List the name(s) of the girl(s) you are praying for today:

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Almighty Father, today, we declare that the favor of the Lord surrounds our girls like a shield and they are blessed. Our girls will possess love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control by the power of The Holy Spirit. They will trust in The Lord with all their hearts, and not lean to their own understanding.  Our girls will not copy the behavior and customs of the world, but they will let God transform them into new persons by changing the way they think.  As a result, they will learn what is God’s will for them, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, they will excel academically, socially, emotionally and psychologically.  We declare that the mind of Christ operates in them so they can love, think, and act like Him. Our girls will become great leaders, loving wives and excellent mothers.

 

Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill our girls with Your wisdom, knowledge and spiritual understanding.  Help our girls to love themselves and not to succumb to peer pressure.  Bring other young men and women to them who will be loyal and trustworthy; people who will be faithful friends.  Help them to be good friends to their friends.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our girls for any acts of sinfulness they have committed, covertly or overtly (If you are a parent of a girl, in this paragraph be specific about listing the acts of sinfulness for your daughter).  Forgive our girls for disobeying their parents, teachers and people in authority.  Forgive them for when they have been insensitive and sometimes arrogant.   Forgive us, as parents, for not always being patient and sometimes overbearing (If you are a parent of a girl, be specific and list the sins that you have committed related to your relationship with your daughter).  Holy Spirit, forgive us when we don’t always trust You to lead and guide our girls.  Help our girls to forgive those who have offended them (If you are a parent of a girl, ask The Holy Spirit whether you should lead your daughter in a prayer of forgiveness).  Help us to forgive our girls (Be specific about what you need to forgive.  Ask The Holy Spirit to show you what needs to be forgiven.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive (and speak what He shows you).”  If you need to ask your daughter to forgive you, ask The Holy Spirit to give you the courage or to help you swallow your pride and go to her and ask for forgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our girls not to yield to temptation; help us, as parents, not to yield to temptation, but deliver us all from the evil one.

Lord, all honor and glory belong to You forever and ever!  You are the eternal King, the unseen One who never dies; You alone are God.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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December 18: A Prayer for Our Family Members, Friends, Co-Workers, and Enemies Who are Backsliders or Unbelievers

Glorious Father, we thank You for Your unconditional love. Thank You for showing us just how great Your love is by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Thank You for adopting us as Your children. Lord God, we thank You for the precious gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Your majestic Name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens! We will praise Your Name forever and ever, for You have all wisdom and power.

Triumphant Father, we declare that the teaching of Your Word gives light so that anyone can understand it. We commit to sharing the Gospel with our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies. We will fulfill The Great Commission by going into all the world and preaching the Good News to everyone, without prejudice. We confess that as Your Word is preached throughout the world it will convict the hearts of the unsaved. As the Body of Christ, we are not ashamed to tell the Good News about Jesus Christ, for we know that it is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes. We declare that as people confess with their mouths, the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that You raised Him from the dead, they will be saved. Lord, we decree that those who are set free by the Son of God will know that they are truly free indeed!

List the people that you know who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom to witness to these people. Trust Him to give you the courage to approach them and the words to say to them.

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Merciful Father, there is much to be done to gather the great harvest of souls in our generation. Please send laborers to proclaim the Good News to the unsaved in every nation and every tongue. Strengthen and protect missionaries around the world who proclaim Christ and do good works. Lord God, we ask You to circumcise the hearts of those who are backslidden. Lead them back to the path of righteousness. Remind them of the huge cloud of witnesses that surround them and strengthen them to strip off every weight that slows them down, especially the sin that so easily trips them up. Please give them the endurance to continue the race You have set before them. We ask that You help them to keep their eyes focused on Jesus, the Champion who initiates and perfects their faith.

 

Precious Father, forgive our family members, friends, co-workers, and enemies who are backsliders or unbelievers for not acknowledging You or Your Son. Forgive them for rejecting Your love and forgiveness. Forgive them for living in ruthless rebellion and ignorance of the Truth. Please have mercy on their souls and extend Your grace toward them.  Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for shrinking back and neglecting to share the Good News with more people. Forgive us for being constrained by fear instead of being motivated by faith. Forgive us for gossiping, backbiting, and slandering our backslidden brothers and sisters when we should have been helping them come back to Jesus. Lord, forgive me for (list the sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our family members, friends, co-workers, and enemies who are backsliders or unbelievers 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 out loud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our family members, friends, co-workers, and enemies who are backsliders or unbelievers to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

No one is holy like You, Lord! There is no one besides You. There is no Rock like You, our God.  Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. You are awesome in Your sanctuary. You are the God of Israel, who gives power and strength to Your people. Praise be to You, O God!  May Your glory shine over all the earth. Holy, holy, holy are You, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with Your glory!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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December 17: A Prayer Against Terrorism

Our Father, we thank You for being our Protector. Thank You for extending Your mercy and grace towards the nations around the world who are experiencing terrorism. Thank You for helping military personnel, law enforcement and intelligence agencies as they root out the people who are involved in these horrendous terrorist attacks. Thank You for hearing the prayers of the righteous worldwide and sending Your angels to fight supernaturally.  Thank You for protecting our nation.  We realize that it is only by Your grace that we are not experiencing the same acts of terrorism.   We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good and Your mercy endures forever.  By Your Word, the heavens were created.  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.  Let the whole world fear You and let everyone stand in awe of You.  When You spoke, the world began and appeared at Your command!

Almighty Father, by the authority given to us in Jesus’ Name, we command peace be still!  We rebuke the spirit of terror and cancel the schemes and assignments of every evil spirit, including the spirits of deception, rebellion, and confusion that are in alignment with the spirit of terror.  We command every person worldwide who is plotting against the good of humanity be exposed and captured.  We decree that the love of Christ will saturate this international crisis.  We declare healing to every person who was injured in the bombing attacks and, in Jesus’ Name, we speak healing to the minds and souls of the families who are mourning the death of a loved one.   Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we are expecting to witness Your mighty power against this evil and see a mighty outpouring of Your love through the Body of Christ.

 

As you watch the news, jot down those areas of the world that are under attack from terrorists and ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom on how to pray: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Holy Spirit, please comfort the citizens of Paris, France regarding the recent bombings.  Confuse and scatter the masterminds who are behind the evil works of terrorism. Continue to work with authorities to uncover and destroy the network operations of ISIS and all other terrorist groups. Touch the hearts of family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers to report person(s) who are involved with any terrorist organizations.  Holy Spirit, amplify the voices of Your missionaries who are praying and teaching the Gospel in this part of the world.  Please protect them as they carry out Your work.  Touch the hearts of all Christians to pray for all the nations, including our own.  We ask You to increase Your discernment, wisdom, knowledge, boldness, confidence and peace in our President and all world leaders as they collaborate to combat this seemingly impossible dilemma. Father, with people some things are impossible, but with You all things are possible.  We are trusting in You!

 

Merciful Father, forgive the terrorists for their murderous acts. Forgive us all for our many sins.  Forgive those who rebel against You and Your Word.  Please extend Your mercy to all the nations of the world who have been attacked by terrorists; to refugees fleeing the violence; and those who have lost loved ones.  They need Your help!  We all need Your help!  Forgive those of us for not consistently praying about terrorism in the world and for being insensitive about the injustices and atrocities occurring in other parts of the world. 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.  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 devastated by terrorism to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Great and marvelous are Your actions, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints.  Who will not fear You and glorify Your Name?  You alone are Holy.  All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous deeds have been revealed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen


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December 16: A Prayer of Healing for People Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS

Our Father, with our whole hearts, we give thanks to You. Thank You for being a God of hope and promise.  Lord, thank You for sending Your Word to heal us. Thank You for providing healing through the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Lord, You are great and most worthy of praise! No one can measure Your greatness.  Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts; they shall proclaim Your power!  We will meditate on Your majestic, glorious splendor and Your wonderful miracles. Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue; we will proclaim Your greatness.

Gracious Father, we commit to Your hands each member of the Body of Christ, our relatives, friends and co-workers who are battling with HIV or AIDS. We know that You have written their names on the palms of Your hands.  You know everything about them; You know when they sit down and when they stand up. We decree physical, emotional, spiritual and relational healing to each person who is living with HIV or AIDS.  By faith, we confess that they will trust in You and fix their thoughts on You so that they can live in Your perfect peace.  We know that nothing is too hard for You. The Name of Jesus is greater than the name of any disease or disorder including HIV and AIDS. We speak to their immune systems and command them to be made whole in the Name of Jesus.  We cancel the assignment of every opportunistic infection and declare they are powerless to operate in the bodies of God’s children.  We command their lungs, hearts and organs to operate correctly.  We command their red blood cells to carry the appropriate oxygen throughout their bodies and their white blood cells to form a protective shield against all foreign bodies.  We also command the CD4/T-Cell count to elevate far above 500 to a “normal” immune level.  In the Name of Jesus, we decree that the immune cells will only be used to protect the body from illness and infection and not be duplicated by this virus to further increase HIV in the body.

 

Holy Spirit, please show me how I can specifically pray for or help individuals who are battling with HIV or AIDS:

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Holy Spirit, please give strength to those who are weak, and increase power to those who have no might.  Lord, increase Your wisdom in the HIV/AIDS research community and reveal the cure for this terrible disease.  Help those who are suffering.  Please extend Your mercy and grace.  Touch the hearts of those persons who do not know God to cry out to Him and receive Him as their Lord and Savior. Lord, remind them to take Your Word daily; just as they would take their prescribed medicine.  Please provide the necessary resources and finances for them. Please help to increase the awareness about HIV and AIDS so that people can better protect themselves. Please break down the walls of ignorance and fear that create a difficult and isolating environment for those who are living with HIV and AIDS.

 

Merciful Father, forgive all acts of sinfulness for those who are battling with HIV and AIDS.  Please forgive us as a nation for not being more responsible with educating ourselves and our children on the prevention of HIV and AIDS. Forgive our nation for fornication, homosexuality, adultery, rape, drug use, discrimination, ignorance and fear. Forgive the drug companies for making medical treatment unaffordable.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind those with HIV and AIDS 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 and help me to be quick 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 are battling with HIV and AIDS to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Almighty God, from eternity to eternity, You alone are God.  No one can snatch anyone out of Your hand.  No one can undo what You have done.  You are the Lord God, the Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.