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January 20: A Declaration of Worship to God, Our Father

Mighty Father, we thank You for Your love and compassion.  Thank You for keeping Your covenant with us throughout the ages.  Thank You for making us Your people.  We bless Your Holy Name.  We proclaim Your unfailing love in the morning and Your faithfulness in the evening. Lord, You are compassionate, merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. Your unfailing love toward those who fear You is as great as the height of the heavens are above the earth.  Let the whole world fear You, Lord.  Let everyone stand in awe of You. Lord, You spoke and the world began; it appeared at Your command. You breathed the Word, and all the stars were born. Lord, You are our inheritance, in You will we hope.  What a joy it is to be one of Your children. Father, You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.

Wonderful Father, we reverence and honor You.  You are our God and we submit our loyalty and adoration to You.  You are the only true God.  You are the living God and the everlasting King!  Father, all of Your works will thank You, Lord and we, Your faithful followers, bless You.  You are so awesome! We declare that we will keep Your commandments, walk in Your ways, and fear You.  Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls.  Your decrees are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Your commandments are right, bringing joy to our hearts.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true and each one is fair.  Father, Your Word is more desirable than gold, yes, even the finest gold.  Your Word is sweeter than honey dripping from the honeycomb. Your Word warns us and we expect great reward as we adhere to it.  Father, You are great and most worthy of praise.  We will bless You at all times and constantly speak of Your praises.

List three character attributes about God, as Father, that you love:

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Loving Father, please let Your ears be attentive to our prayer.  Holy Spirit, teach us how to reverence and adore our Father in true holiness.  Please touch the hearts of those in our congregation who do not reverence and adore You, and help them to love You with all their hearts, souls, and strength.  Holy Spirit, place in us a hunger and thirst for Your righteousness, so that we will be filled.

 

Gracious Father, forgive us for sins of pride, arrogance, rebellion, disobedience, selfishness, hatred, idolatry, and lack of faith.  Lord, forgive us for half-hearted worship.  Forgive us for disrespecting Your Name and treating You irreverently.   Forgive those of us who are parents for not teaching our children to reverence and adore You.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  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.

 

Lord, You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  You are the God who is, and who always was, and who is still to come – the Almighty One.  All honor and glory belongs to You, God, forever and ever!  You are the eternal King, the unseen One who will never die; You alone are God.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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January 19: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Salvation

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your tender mercies and unfailing love. Thank You for providing a way for sinners to be reconciled back to You. Thank You for enlightening our hearts to say “yes” to You when You called us. Lord, You are very great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension.  We come clapping our hands and shouting joyful praises to You, our God.  Most High, You are awesome.  You are the great King of all the earth.  We meditate on Your unfailing love as we worship in Your temple.  Your Name will be praised to the ends of the earth. We honor You as our Lord and Savior.

Our Father, it is Your desire that all people be saved and understand the truth.  We are grateful that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the only gate by which people are saved.  Therefore, we commit to sharing the Gospel with our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies.  We will not be afraid or intimidated, but we will share the Good News of Jesus Christ with boldness, confidence and love.  We are thankful that when our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies confess with their mouths, the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that You raised Jesus from the dead, they will be saved.  Father, we declare that they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free.  As the Body of Christ, we gladly take the great commission and go into the world preaching the Good News to everyone You place in our paths.  We are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ because we know that it is Your power that is at work, saving everyone who believes.

Gracious Father, we cry out to You to clear the way so that Your Gospel may be preached in every city, state, country, and continent. Since the harvest is plentiful, continue to send laborers to proclaim Your Word of salvation to the unsaved.  We ask You to remove the scales that keep them from seeing Your goodness and faithfulness.  Surround them with the counsel of the Godly so that they may be washed in the water of Your Word; stripped of the old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds, and put on their new nature so that they will be renewed as they learn to know their Creator and become like Him.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to circumcise the hearts of those who are in a backslidden state.  Like the prodigal child, help them to come to themselves and return to You, their first love.  Remind them that nothing can ever separate them from God’s love; not death, life, angels, demons, fears for today or worries about tomorrow, not even the powers of hell can separate them from the Father’s love. Help us, the Body of Christ, to present the Gospel with compassion, hope and patience.

List the people you have witnessed to about Jesus Christ:  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Forgiving Father, forgive us for all acts of sin, including disobedience, hatred, rebellion and idolatry.  Forgive those who have rejected Your Gospel.  Please have mercy upon them and extend Your grace toward them.  Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not sharing Jesus and the Gospel with more people.  Forgive us for being timid and reserved about sharing the Gospel.  Forgive us for not reaching out to those who we know are in a backslidden state.  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 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.

 

Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to You, the One sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.  For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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January 18: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Salvation

Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your tender mercies and unfailing love. Thank You for providing a way for sinners to be reconciled back to You. Thank You for enlightening our hearts to say “yes” to You when You called us. Lord, You are very great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension.  We come clapping our hands and shouting joyful praises to You, our God.  Most High, You are awesome.  You are the great King of all the earth.  We meditate on Your unfailing love as we worship in Your temple.  Your Name will be praised to the ends of the earth. We honor You as our Lord and Savior.

Our Father, it is Your desire that all people be saved and understand the truth.  We are grateful that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He is the only gate by which people are saved.  Therefore, we commit to sharing the Gospel with our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies.  We will not be afraid or intimidated, but we will share the Good News of Jesus Christ with boldness, confidence and love.  We are thankful that when our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies confess with their mouths, the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that You raised Jesus from the dead, they will be saved.  Father, we declare that they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free.  As the Body of Christ, we gladly take the great commission and go into the world preaching the Good News to everyone You place in our paths.  We are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ because we know that it is Your power that is at work, saving everyone who believes.

 

Gracious Father, we cry out to You to clear the way so that Your Gospel may be preached in every city, state, country, and continent. Since the harvest is plentiful, continue to send laborers to proclaim Your Word of salvation to the unsaved.  We ask You to remove the scales that keep them from seeing Your goodness and faithfulness.  Surround them with the counsel of the Godly so that they may be washed in the water of Your Word; stripped of the old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds, and put on their new nature so that they will be renewed as they learn to know their Creator and become like Him.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to circumcise the hearts of those who are in a backslidden state.  Like the prodigal child, help them to come to themselves and return to You, their first love.  Remind them that nothing can ever separate them from God’s love; not death, life, angels, demons, fears for today or worries about tomorrow, not even the powers of hell can separate them from the Father’s love. Help us, the Body of Christ, to present the Gospel with compassion, hope and patience.

 

List the people you have witnessed to about Jesus Christ:  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Forgiving Father, forgive us for all acts of sin, including disobedience, hatred, rebellion and idolatry.  Forgive those who have rejected Your Gospel.  Please have mercy upon them and extend Your grace toward them.  Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not sharing Jesus and the Gospel with more people.  Forgive us for being timid and reserved about sharing the Gospel.  Forgive us for not reaching out to those who we know are in a backslidden state.  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 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.

 

Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to You, the One sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.  For Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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January 17: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for The Holy Spirit

Heavenly Father, we thank You for saving us through the sacrifice of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to instruct, guide, teach and comfort us.  Thank You, Holy Spirit, for empowering us to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ and being God’s guarantee for the inheritance He promised.  Because of You, this guarantee includes that we have been purchased to be His own people.  Hallel YAH!  Father God, we praise You, our Savior.  Each day You carry us in Your arms.  You are the God who saves, the Sovereign Lord who rescues us from death.  We will sing to You, the One who rides across the ancient heavens; Your mighty voice thunders from the sky.  We will tell everyone about Your power.  Your majesty shines down on Israel; Your strength is mighty in the heavens.  You are awesome in Your sanctuary!

Mighty God, we have not received a spirit that makes us fearful slaves; instead, we have received Your Spirit when You adopted us as Your children. We confess that the same Holy Spirit who resurrected Jesus from the dead now dwells within us.  It is the Holy Spirit who gives life to our mortal bodies, just as He gave life to Christ and raised Him from the dead.  We decree that You, Holy Spirit, are our Comforter and our Helper.  You are Holy.  We depend on You to remind us of everything Jesus taught while He lived on the earth.  You are God’s power source, and You are the Teacher of all truth.  We thank You for being God’s Representative in the earth, the One through whom God relates to all believers, the Producer of the Fruit of the Spirit and our Advocate.  We love You, Holy Spirit, and thank You for working through us to perform miracles, signs and wonders so that people will experience the Kingdom of God.  As a Church Family, we confess that we will not be filled with wine, but we will be filled with the Holy Spirit; singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among ourselves and making music to the Lord in our hearts.

Holy Spirit, continue to lead and guide our lives.  As we study God’s Word, reveal the Kingdom of God to us and within us and help us to share the Kingdom in this dark world.  Show us those areas in our personal lives that we need to get in order so that we will not bring You sorrow by the way we live.  Help us to get rid of all bitterness, unforgiveness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Instead, show us how to be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God has forgiven us through Christ Jesus.

 

Holy Spirit, what are the areas in my life that I need to surrender to You?  List them:

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Heavenly Father, forgive those who deny the existence or power of the Holy Spirit.  Forgive those who have discouraged others from embracing the fullness of the Holy Spirit.  Forgive us for not completely yielding control of our lives to the Holy Spirit.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).   Holy Spirit, remind us 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 not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Almighty God, the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it all belong to You.  You are the God of gods and Lord of lords.  You are the great God, the mighty and awesome God who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed. You alone are worthy of praise because You alone perform such great miracles.  In the majestic Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen!


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January 16: A Prayer Against Terrorism in the World

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 and San Bernardino, California regarding the bombings and shootings.  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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January 15: A Declaration of Wisdom and Unity for President Barack Obama, His Administration and Congress

Almighty Father, thank You for blessing our country, the United States of America. Thank You for being patient with our nation despite all the rancor and division. Thank You for continuing to pour out Your Spirit over this nation and advancing Your Kingdom on earth. We appreciate Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  Father, we come singing a new song to You, for You have done wonderful deeds.  With all that we are, we will praise You, our Lord and God; for You are great!  You are robed with honor and majesty.  You are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens; You lay out the rafters of Your home in the rain clouds. You make clouds Your chariot; You ride upon the wings of the wind.

Righteous Father, Your Word declares that all authority comes from You, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by You. With this in mind, we submit to You our President, his administration and Congress. By faith, we declare that President Barack Obama, and his cabinet and Congress who know You, will trust in You with all of their hearts and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all that they do and as they do this, we trust that You will show them which path to take as they lead and direct this nation.  We declare that they will not be impressed with their own wisdom, but instead they will fear You and turn away from evil. Your Word admonishes that a house divided against itself cannot stand.  We decree that the members of Congress will work together towards the good of the American people.  We declare that they will turn away from division and evil and do good; they will search for peace and work to maintain it.

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

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Triumphant God, please arise in our government and cause Your enemies of racism, partiality, confusion and discord to be scattered. Holy Spirit, please continue to pour Your wisdom, discernment and power into President Obama, his administration and Congress. Continue to surround him and his administration with favor as they conduct business with Congress and world leaders. Please give them Your ideas to conquer the issues that are plaguing our nation including the environment, education, unemployment, economy, healthcare, national security, and the natural disasters that have devastated our nation. Continue to touch the Body of Christ to pray for President Obama and all government leaders so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by Godliness and dignity.

 

Righteous Father, please forgive our nation for imperialism, consumerism and a form of capitalism that is oppressive and subversive.  Forgive us for idolatry, lying, deceit and character assassination. Forgive us for being self-serving, boastful, proud and arrogant.  Forgive us for not acknowledging Your authority and for compromising Your truth.  We realize that our sins are many!  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 all not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to You forever and ever. You are the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end.  You are the One who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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January 10: A Prayer for Healing and Deliverance from Cancer

Faithful Father, we are thankful for Jesus, the Living Word, who is seated at Your right hand.  We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good.  Your faithful love endures forever.  Who can list Your glorious miracles, Lord?  We give thanks to You, Jesus, for You took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.  We give thanks to You for You personally carried our sins in Your body on the cross, and freed us from the bondage of death.  By Your wounds, we were healed. Holy Spirit, we thank You for Your power that brings healing to our bodies and souls.  Father, we will exalt You, our God and King, and praise Your Name forever and ever.  Daily, we will praise You, for You are great and most worthy of praise!  No one can measure Your greatness.  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.

Glorious Father, You are our Healer, and Your Word declares everyone who calls on Your Name will be saved.  By the authority in Your Name, we decree that all forms and types of cancer within the bodies of Your people will no longer have dominion. We decree that no weapon formed against the spiritual and physical bodies of Your people will prosper.  We cancel the devil’s assignments to destroy their bodies with carcinoma, sarcoma, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and all forms of cancer, including the central nervous system.  We declare that all malignant and abnormal cells are dying; they are no longer dividing and spreading through the blood or lymph systems.  We trust in You, our God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing; therefore, we declare life and restoration into their bodies. By faith, we boldly command complete healing of the immune system in the bodies of Your children.  Lord, we decree that You are their light and salvation, so they will not be afraid.  You are their fortress, their protection from danger, so they will not tremble.  We command peace to be still in their lives as they are being made whole by the miraculous power of God.

Holy Spirit, please help those who are overcoming cancer to set their hope on You so that they will continue to obey God’s commands and not forget His glorious miracles. Continue to use all health professionals as instruments of healing; through the practice of medicine, prayer offered in faith, the laying on of hands and other means of healing that You have ordained.  Give researchers divine insight into the causes, diagnoses and treatment of cancers.  Strengthen those persons who are suffering with these conditions in their bodies, and help them to live out their faith in You. Increase their endurance and patience as they walk through the healing process.  Fill them with Your presence and remind them that You will never fail or abandon them.  Daily remind them that there is nothing too hard for God and with Him, everything is possible. Surround them with Your peace as they undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery or other cancer treatment methods.  Touch the hearts of family members to provide an atmosphere of faith, hope and love. Please help to provide the adequate finances, transportation, food, clothing and shelter.  Holy Spirit, teach us all how to live in Your Kingdom and to treat our bodies as Your temple; remind us to eat healthy, exercise and sleep enough hours so that our bodies fully recover from the day’s activities.

Today, I will cry out to the Lord as I pray in faith for:

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Gracious God, forgive us for doubting Your love and power to heal our bodies. Forgive us for being irresponsible with our health. Forgive us for not acknowledging the abundance of Your healing virtue, grace and mercy which we have received through our Lord and Savior.  Forgive us for ungodly behavior including:  unforgiveness, bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Forgive our nation for creating unhealthy conditions in our food supply and environment.  We confess our sinfulness for we have not always obeyed Your commandments and lived faithfully in Your Word.  Have mercy upon us according to Your Word.  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 those who need healing to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

All glory, majesty, power and authority belong to You before all time, in the present and beyond all time.  You are the King of kings and Lord of lords.  Heaven is Your throne and the earth is Your footstool.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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January 9: A Prayer Concerning Overcoming Addictions

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, the Name that is above all names. Thank You for giving us the power of the Holy Spirit which is greater than any power that exists in this world. Thank You for never giving up on us, even when we fail time after time. You are so merciful and kind. We cannot live without You, Lord. We will praise You with our whole hearts. We will tell of the marvelous things You have done. We are filled with joy because of You, Most High, and we sing praises to Your Name! We know You to be a shelter for us when we are oppressed and troubled. You never abandon those who search for You. Lord, we love You. You are our strength. You are the Rock in whom we find protection and safety. Your Name is worthy of praise!

Faithful Father, it is not Your will for us to be lost and held captive by addictions to drugs, alcohol, sex, food, gambling, or any other vices. We decree that whoever the Son has set free is truly free. Therefore, we rebuke the spirit of addiction that seeks to destroy the lives of those within our Church Family, our personal families, and in our community. There is no other name that is powerful enough to save our loved ones who are bound by addiction than the Name of Jesus. We are the righteous, and our earnest prayers have great power, producing wonderful results. We will not waver and doubt when things seem to get worse instead of better. We know that You will respond to our faith. Therefore, we declare that we will not cease to pray until our loved ones who are bound by addiction are released and delivered. We declare, in the Name of Jesus, that our homes, our families, and our communities are restored back to You!

List the names of friends, family, or neighbors who are struggling to break free of an addiction. Commit to pray specifically for them today:

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Holy Spirit, make us keenly aware of those within our Church Family and community who are hurting and bound. Give us a heart of compassion toward them. Show us how to reach out to them without judging or condemning them. Remind us of Your love and grace that brought us through our trials. Heal those who are bound by addiction in every area of their hurt.  Strengthen and help those who have been hurt by the fallout of addiction – the grandparents raising grandchildren, incarcerated parents, abandoned and abused children, impoverished families, and those who have lost loved ones due to addiction. Help us, as a Church Family, to build better partnerships with community organizations who are reaching out to house, educate, and rehabilitate those who want to come out of addiction. May we be salt and light to them as the Lord has commanded.

 

Righteous Father, please forgive us for not being there when we should have for those who turned to drugs for comfort. Forgive us for judging and condemning those who are addicted. Forgive us for overlooking opportunities to show love and compassion to the hurting families who are suffering from the effects of addiction. Forgive those who are addicted for turning to something unholy for help instead of turning to You. Forgive them for not responding to the voice of wisdom and making unhealthy choices in life. Forgive those of us who have at one time, knowingly or unknowingly, contributed to the cause of another’s addiction. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind those who are addicted of all 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 those who are addicted to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Glorious Lord, ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything You made, we can clearly see Your invincible qualities – Your eternal power and Your divine nature. O Sovereign Lord, You have only begun to show Your greatness and the strength of Your hand to Your servants. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as You do? In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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January 8: A Prayer for Families in Distress

Heavenly Father, our souls honor You. Thank You for our family relationships. We thank You for peace umpiring our familial relationships and interactions.  Lord, we thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes in our lives and for surrounding us with favor like a shield.  Thank You for blessing us continually with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies.  Your mercy endures forever. You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension. We love You and extol Your Holy Name.  Out of the mouths of babes and infants, You have ordained strength.  What are mere mortals that You should think of them, human beings that You should care for them?

 

Glorious Father, we declare that our families will live in peaceful habitations, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.  We declare that stability, salvation, love, wisdom and knowledge abide in each home. Lord, we rebuke the spirits of argument, slander, strife, perversion, violence, offense, lies, rebellion, disobedience and cruelty in our families.  We break all soul ties, strongholds and generational curses in our family bloodlines.  No weapon formed against our families will prosper.  We declare that everything the devil means for evil will be turned around by our God for the good of our families. We call for a spiritual renewal and restoration in our families.  Father, we will hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering.  We confess that the love of God will reign supreme in our homes and the peace of God is an umpire in our family relationships. We decree that because our families seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, we will have everything that we stand in need of.

 

Holy Spirit, I declare the following promises of God to manifest in my family:

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Wonderful Father, we ask that You give our family members one heart and put a new spirit within all of us.  Where there are strained relationships in our families, please turn our hearts back to one another. Holy Spirit, please begin to heal the wounds that family secrets have inflicted on the souls and minds of some of our members.  Lead them to competent Christian counseling to help them process their pain. Give us Your wisdom.  Let discretion preserve us and understanding keep us from the way of evil. Please unite our families closer together.  Father, open the lines of communication in our homes so that there is a good rapport in our families. Please keep our children and youth as the apples of Your eye. Let Your peace, love and understanding reside in our families.  Lord, some of our families are in dire need of help.  Please rescue them and give them wisdom on how to begin to repair and rebuild those damaged relationships.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our families for sin. Forgive us for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Forgive us for taking our loved ones for granted.  Forgive us for not praying for our family members consistently.  Forgive us for strife, anger, envy, jealousy, adultery and for verbal or physical abuse within our homes.    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 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 our families to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, You are King!  You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne has stood from time immemorial. You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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January 7: A Prayer for Our Youth and Young Adults

Loving Father, we thank You for our youth and young adults. Thank You for knowing each of them intimately. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to be their Helper and Teacher. Thank You for blessing our youth socially, academically, relationally and emotionally.  Father, we sing praises to You, our God and strength. We will sing, beat the tambourine and play the sweet lyre and harp.  Your dwelling place is lovely.  We faint with longing to enter Your courts with our whole beings, bodies and souls.  We will shout joyfully to You, the living God.  Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how we praise You!  We will praise You as long as we live; we will lift up our hands to You in prayer.  You satisfy us more than the richest feast.  We will praise You with songs of joy.

Sovereign King, we confess that our youth and young adults will truly understand that their bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit.  We declare that they will give their bodies to You and will be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind You will find acceptable, for this is truly the way to worship You.  They will not copy the illicit behavior and customs of this world, but they will let You, Father, transform them into new people by changing the way they think.  We declare that our youth and young adults will learn and grow in Your Word.  They will know Your will for them, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  They will know You and all of Your fullness. They will worship You and be thankful. We declare that our youth and young adults will not do vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. They will not trade the truth about You for a lie.  In Jesus’ Name, we declare that our daughters will not lust for other girls and our sons will not burn with lust for other boys.  Matter of fact, our sons and daughters will not have sex until they marry. We decree that our youth and young adults will not partake in pornography, fornication, homosexuality, or any other sexual perversion.  We confess that they will unashamedly run from all sexual sin.

 

I commit to praying for the following youth and young adult this month:

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Holy Spirit, our Deliverer, some of our youth and young adults are ensnared by the sexual perversions of this world.  Please remove the scales from their eyes and circumcise their hearts so that they can see themselves reflected in God’s Word. Remind them that they are a chosen people, royal priests, a holy nation, Your very own possession. Deliver them from the shame and anger that perversion and sin creates in their hearts and minds.  Remind them that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus and that nothing can ever separate them from the Father’s love that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Help our youth and young adults to make Godly choices. Convict them when they watch, read, listen to and visit internet sites that are ungodly.  Surround them with strong Christian friends who will support them and hold them accountable when they are wrong.  Lead them to people who love Christ more than culture.  Empower them to resist peer pressure.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our youth and young adults for any sexual sin they have participated in including pornography, fornication, homosexuality, and taking inappropriate pictures of themselves.  Forgive those who do not value their bodies. Forgive those parents and guardians who have not created holy environments in their homes and lived as models of righteousness and integrity. Forgive us, as the Body of Christ, for turning a blind eye to what our youth are doing.  Forgive us for not openly discussing sexual purity with our youth and young adults. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our youth and young adults 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 our youth and young adults to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Almighty God, You are the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.  Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to You who sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.