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May 31: A Prayer of Recovery for the Houston Metropolitan Area

Triumphant Father, we thank You for hearing our prayers concerning the flooding in the Houston Metropolitan Area. Thank You for strengthening those who were those impacted and for helping them to recover.  Holy Spirit, thank You for pouring out Your spirit of love, compassion, benevolence and generosity towards them.  Thank You for supplying all of their needs from Your glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Lord, You are great and Your power is absolute! Your understanding is beyond comprehension.  Lord, Most High, You are awesome.  You are the King of all the earth.

Gracious Father, we declare calm weather in the Houston Metropolitan Area. In the Name of Jesus, we command peace, be still!   We decree that the predicted Hurricanes for this region will not bring excessive harm or devastation to our city and the surrounding coastal areas. By faith, we command the weather to be peaceful in this region and we destroy the attempts of satan to impact the atmospheric conditions in any way.  We call the blessings of God to rest upon our economic, educational, political, judicial, technological, social, and health systems in this region.  We command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream within every governmental agency and insurance company that is responsible for helping our citizens and communities to recover.  We rebuke every demonic power that influences the recovery process, especially the spirits of delay and greed.  We command the necessary funds for rebuilding to come forth!  We declare that their hope and confidence is not in FEMA or the insurance industry, but their hope and trust is in You, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit what you can specifically do to help those families who are still recovering from the flooding in the Houston Metropolitan Area:

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Holy Spirit, help our citizens to recover and heal, especially the families of those who died.  Calm the fears of every citizen and let Your love and presence saturate their hearts, souls and spirits.  Continue to send people who will love, support, and comfort them during their time of recovery. God, our Healer, please provide healing and speedy recovery to every citizen. Heal their physical, emotional, and psychological wounds and restore them as they rebuild their lives.  Convict the heart of any business, agency or individual who would attempt to take advantage of people for profit or gain.  Holy Spirit, lead and guide our governmental officials as they plan the revitalization of our city and the surrounding areas. Remind them to remember the poor as they plan.  Please comfort and encourage those children whose lives have been greatly disrupted by the flooding.  Calm their fears and help them to sleep soundly at night.

 

Righteous Father, forgive our citizens for their many sins.  Forgive us all for disobedience, racism, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, immorality, murder, injustice, and perversion.  Forgive us for not looking after the widows and orphans and for oppressing the poor and disadvantaged.  Forgive us for greed, corruption and for putting the pursuit of material possessions above the needs of our neighbors.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our citizens 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 our citizens to overcome their temptations and deliver us all from the evil one.

 

Lord, 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.

 

Scripture References for the Written TextPhilippians 4:19, Psalm 147:5, Psalm 47:2, Mark 4:39, Proverbs 18:21, Amos 5:24, Isaiah 44:6, Psalm 4:8, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11

 


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May 30: A Prayer for Wives Who are Desiring To Get Pregnant

Our Father, we thank You for the blessing of children and family. Thank You for each wife who stands in faithful expectancy of a child to hold in her arms. Thank You for Your creative power which is able to open closed wombs and cause them to thrive with new life. We will praise You, Lord, with all our hearts. We will tell of all the marvelous things You have done. We will be filled with joy because of You, and we will sing praises to Your Name, O Most High. May Your glorious Name be praised! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise!

 

Exalted Father, we believe that just as You were attentive to Hannah’s pleas for help, You hear the cries of every wife who longs to become a mother. We, the Body of Christ, declare that their prayers will not go unanswered, for You promised that You would withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. We confess that these wives will not grow weary and lose hope. In Jesus Name, we declare that bodies of each husband and wife in the Body of Christ are whole and complete, lacking nothing. We confess that they have victory over doubt, fear, and unbelief. We believe that You will connect them with those people who will love and support them as they trust You for children of their own. We decree that they will be parents who are full of wisdom and patience. They will train their children up in the way they should go, and when their children are old they will not depart from it. These expectant couples will do all they can to nurture their marriages so that the atmosphere of their home will be ready to receive children into a loving, peaceful environment.

 

List the names of any wives you know who desire to have a child and pray for them by name today:

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Holy Spirit, we ask that You would prompt the wives who are desiring to get pregnant to disconnect from any negative influences in their lives. Lead them to develop strong, healthy relationships with faith-filled believers who will stand in agreement with them and their husbands. Teach them how to take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. Help them to rest and trust in the Father’s perfect timing. Keep them from becoming envious of others who have already conceived a child. Heal their hearts and deliver them from any guilt or shame they may be feeling. Help their husbands to show compassion and be patient and understanding toward them as they wait to conceive. Once they do conceive, strengthen them against the temptation to worship or overindulge their children. May they always be thankful and give glory to God, keeping Him first in their lives.

 

Loving Father, forgive the wives who desire to get pregnant of any known or unknown acts of disobedience. Forgive the wives and husbands for any past sins they may have committed. Forgive them for holding unforgiveness in their hearts toward others. Forgive them for giving in to frustration, anger, or outbursts of wrath. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the wives and husbands of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help the wives and husbands who desire to get pregnant to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You are the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for You? You are mighty, but You do not despise anyone. You are mighty in both power and understanding. You are greater than we can understand. Your years cannot be counted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 9:1-2, Nehemiah 9:5, I Samuel 19:20, Psalm 84:11, Proverbs 22:6 NKJV, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 32:27, Job 36:5, 26

 


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May 29: A Prayer for Our Graduates

Gracious Father, we thank You for our graduates. Thank You for being the source of all wisdom.  Thank You for the plans that You have for each of their lives; plans for good and not evil, so that they will each have a future and a hope.  We give thanks to You, Lord.  We call upon Your Name and make Your Name known among the people.  We will sing psalms to You, Lord and talk about all of Your wondrous works.

Blessed Father, we declare that our graduates will not turn away from Your Word. They will meditate on it day and night so that they will be successful in everything they do.  As they continue their education or enter the job market, we confess that they will trust in You with all their hearts and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all they do, so that You will direct their paths.  Lord, many of our youth are leaving home for the first time.  We declare that they have been taught to choose the right path, so now that they are older, they will remain on that path. They will choose Christ over culture and holiness over worldliness.  Godly wisdom will lead and guide each graduate so that in all they do, they will not gain the world and lose their souls.   We expect favor to surround each of our graduates as they enter this new phase in life.

 

List the names of those persons you know who are graduating.  Now ask the Holy Spirit how you should intercede for them:

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Loving Father, please help our graduates to surround themselves with like-minded individuals.  Holy Spirit, please remind them that the decisions they make today will have an impact on their future.  Open doors for them that no man can shut.  Help them to identify and take advantage of scholarships, grants, internship opportunities and job leads.  As they begin this new season in their lives, remind them to continually seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously so that the Father will provide them with all that they need.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our graduates for any acts of sinfulness that they have committed.  Forgive them if they have made poor decisions during their time in high school or college that is now limiting their future.  Forgive them for any illicit, illegal or inappropriate behavior that they engaged in while they were in school. Forgive those who have disrespected their parents, teachers, friends or themselves. As for me Holy Spirit, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our graduates 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, please help our graduates to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant King, You are the Lord, our Redeemer and Creator.  You are the Lord who made all things.  You alone stretched out the heavens.  You made the earth and everything in it by Yourself.  You reign forever!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Jeremiah 29:11, I Chronicles 16:8-9, Joshua 1:7-8, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 22:6, Mark 8:36, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 44:24


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May 28: A Prayer for Our Business and Retail Leaders

Glorious Father, we thank You for blessing our business and retail community throughout the years.  Thank You, for opening doors of opportunity that have produced profit and employment. Thank You for increasing economic development in our city. Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations.  You always keep Your promises; You are gracious in all that You do.  You help the fallen and lift those bent beneath their loads.  The eyes of all look to You in hope; You give them their food as they need it.  When You open Your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.  We bless and praise Your holy Name!

Almighty Father, we declare that Your Word will be operative in the lives of our business and retail leaders and in the economic development of our city.  Father, we confess that our business and retail leaders are blessed and we expect favor to surround them like a shield. As our business and retail leaders commit their works to You, their plans will succeed. The Christian business and retail leaders in our city will continue to seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, and we know that You will give them everything they need for their business.  We declare that they will honor You with their wealth and with the best part of everything they produce, then their barns will be filled with grain and their vats will overflow with good wine. Lord, as our business and retail leaders walk uprightly and do what is right, no good thing will be withheld from them. By faith, we decree that they will treat their employees and customers with dignity, fairness and respect. We expect You to look upon the economic development in our city favorably and bless our city to be fruitful.

 

List the names of two businesses and retailers in your community and pray for them:

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Holy Spirit, please fill our business and retail leaders with Your wisdom, understanding, counsel, and power. Give them dreams and visions that exceed their expectations and provide them with the resources they need to successfully accomplish Your purpose(s) for their businesses. Father, encourage potential business and retail leaders and entrepreneurs to write down Your vision for their businesses and make it plain in a business plan so that they and their investors can implement it. We ask You to reveal new revenue streams within the business and retail community. Lord, please continue to bless our city so that it will reflect Your glory and benefit the people living in it.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our business and retail leaders for all acts of sinfulness. Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your leadership for their business. Forgive those who do not trust in You, but lean to their own understanding. Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit.  Forgive those who have not treated their employees and customers fairly. Forgive those Christian business and retail owners who have not been faithful in giving their tithes and offerings. Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for the community they live in. Forgive those of us for not supporting those businesses You have established in our communities. Holy Spirit, remind our business and retail leaders of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.

 

Holy Spirit, help our business and retail leaders to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You are the King of glory.  You are the Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord invincible in battle.  You are the King of Glory, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written TextPsalm 145:13-16, Psalm 5:12, Proverbs 16:3, Matthew 6:33, Proverbs 3:9-10, Psalm 84:11, Habakkuk 2:2, Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:8-10

 


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May 27: A Prayer for Our Health Professionals

Divine Father, thank You for showing us the wonders of Your unfailing love. Thank You for hearing our cry for mercy and answering our call for help. Thank You for all those in the Body of Christ who serve in the health profession. We thank You for doctors, nurses, researchers, scientists, hospital administrators, therapists, pharmacists, medical assistants, paramedics, and medical technicians with discernment, understanding, knowledge, and courage. What a blessing they are to all of us! By Your wisdom, You have strategically equipped and anointed men and women with expertise in medicine, science, nutrition, pharmacy, surgery, rehabilitation, and counseling. Lord, You made the heavens Your throne; You rule over everything from there.  Your angels praise You, Lord.  Your mighty ones who carry out Your plans, listen for each of Your commands.  Lord, everything that You created will praise You; everything in Your Kingdom!   Let all that we are praise You!

 

All-Wise Father, we decree that just as the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, feared and obeyed You, our health professionals will not succumb to the pressure to compromise; but they remain committed to their oath to “do no harm.” We believe that You are working wonders in the health profession right now. We confess that our health professionals believe in the promises of Your Word, and as they ask You, You will tell them remarkable secrets about things to come in their profession. They will be pioneers in discovering cures and medical breakthroughs for our generation. We decree that the health professionals in our Church Family will seek Your wisdom and knowledge and always pursue excellence in their chosen fields.  They are dedicated to the proper care and treatment of all their patients and they will remember to show their patients mercy, just as You have shown mercy to them.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of the names of those you know in the healthcare field and pray for their specific needs:

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Holy Spirit, remind our health professionals not to trust in human wisdom; but in the power of God. Please comfort the hearts of those who have recently lost a patient who was under their care. Help them to heal from the emotional wounds that come along with their jobs. Give them the boldness they need to stand up for their patients’ rights and to contribute significantly to the pursuit of health reform in our country. Remind our health professionals that they represent the Kingdom of God in the health industry, so their demeanor and behavior should reflect Kingdom principles. Please continue to bless the covenant partnerships that our ministries have formed with the medical community, including Texas Children’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, M.D. Anderson and TIRR Memorial Hermann.  May we continue to work together to bring the best healthcare to more underserved communities.

 

Beloved Father, forgive those among our health professionals who have been prideful and arrogant, taking Your glory for themselves. Forgive those who have been more concerned with financial gain than being a servant. Forgive those who have neglected to do their jobs in excellence and who have placed the lives of others in jeopardy by cutting corners and taking shortcuts. Forgive those who have failed to show compassion while working with the loved ones of their patients.  Holy Spirit, remind our health professionals of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.

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

 

Lord of Glory, You alone are God. You are the First and the Last. It was Your hand that laid the foundations of the earth. Your right hand spread out the heavens above. When You call out the stars, they all appear in order.  You alone can never die and You live in light so brilliant that no human can approach You. No human eye has ever seen You, nor ever will. All honor and power is Yours forever, Lord!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 31:21-22, Psalm 103:19-22, Exodus 1:15-17, Jeremiah 33:3, Matthew 18:33, I Corinthians 2:5, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 48:12-13, I Timothy 6:16


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May 26: A Prayer for Our Artists and Athletes

Holy Father, thank You for creating us in Your image, and gifting us with the desire and ability to create artistically and to perform athletically. Thank You for giving us talents and physical strength. The scope of all that we can create and do through the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, has yet to be realized. Thank You for the disciplines of these areas.  Lord, Your Name is holy.  You are our hiding place.  It is You who protects us from trouble and surrounds us with songs of victory.   With all of our hearts, we give thanks to You.  We praise Your Name for Your love and faithfulness.

 

Magnificent Father, we know that whatever is good and perfect comes to us from You, O God, who created all the lights in the heavens. You never change or cast a shifting shadow. The Arts and Sports are a blessing to us.  We believe that they are for our pleasure, and increase our quality of life. Your Word tells us that You richly give us all we need for our enjoyment. This is not only for us, but for our children. Therefore, as ambassadors of the Kingdom of Heaven, we confess that art programs and sports will be recognized as a crucial part of our children’s development and education and will increase in number and in excellence across the world. We declare that these arts and athletic programs will give them a platform to explore and embrace their creative selves and abilities. We decree favor and provision for these programs right now!  We confess that a spirit of excellence will arise in the Arts, as well as the sports industry and that through them, Jesus Christ will be lifted up from the earth, drawing all people to Himself.

 

Holy Spirit, what are my creative talents and athletic abilities?  List and thank God for them:

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Holy Spirit, give us an increase in creative thought and athletic strength and skill. Help us not to become lazy and apathetic, unwilling to experience new things. Remove from us the fear of being different, and help us to realize that we are called to be distinctive in our way of life.  Remind us that we are a chosen people; royal priests, a holy nation, God’s own possession. Teach us to carry ourselves as kings, and queens, and lords, especially in the use of our creative abilities and athletics. Help us as parents and guardians in the community of faith to encourage our children and youth in the proper use of their artistic gifts and athletic abilities. Teach all Your people the importance of putting our financial and social support behind libraries, museums, theaters, and schools of art for the sake of future generations.  Enlighten the legislators worldwide who have been close-minded about the Arts to understand that they are an important and necessary part of creating balance and cultural harmony.  Lead them as they make decisions about the amount of funds to appropriate to the Arts.  Give coaches and general managers the ability to properly train and equip our athletes at our schools and universities.  Please protect our athletes from personal injuries.

 

Awesome Father, forgive us for taking the beauty of the arts and athletic programs for granted. Forgive those who have tainted the Arts and Sports through their acts of ungodliness.  Forgive those who condemn the teaching and expression of the Arts, not regarding them as a form of worship. 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 our artists and athletes to not yield to temptation; but deliver us all from the evil one.

 

Lord, You are great! You are robed in honor and majesty. You are dressed in a robe of light. You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens. Lord, what a variety of things You have made!  In wisdom You have made them all. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 32:7, Psalm 138:1-2, Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 64:8, Genesis 1:1, 31, Psalm 66:4, James 1:17, I Timothy 6:17, John 12:31, I Peter 2:9, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 104:1-2, 24

 


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May 25: A Prayer for Our Educators

Heavenly Father, we thank You, for our educators. Thank You for blessing our educators to have a successful school year.  Thank You for each of their lives. Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name.  Your majestic Name fills the earth!  The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  Day after day they continually speak; night after night they make Your presence known.  Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making the simple wise.  Your commandments are right, bringing joy to the heart.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true; each one is fair.  They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.   They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the honeycomb.

Triumphant Father, we declare Your Word over our educators as they approach the end of another school year.  As the people of God, we declare that as they hunger and thirst after righteousness, they will be filled. Favor will surround our teachers like a shield and that they will have good relationships with their peers and colleagues.  Father, we know that it is Your will that they prosper and be in health as their souls prosper. We declare that their 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 their homes.  Father, we confess that no weapon formed against our educators will prosper.

 

List a name of an educator and pray for him/her today.  Ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you can be of help him/her:

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Omnipotent Father, we ask You place a hedge of protection around our educators and their families.  Holy Spirit, touch their hearts to fear You and hate evil, pride and arrogance.  Holy Spirit, lead and guide them.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Please give our educators wisdom, strength, and guidance as they organize plans and exams for the closing semester.  Holy Spirit, please refresh and renew their hearts and minds.

 

Wonderful Father, forgive our educators for all acts of sinfulness (specifically confess the sins aloud).  Forgive those educators who did not treat all of their students fairly.  Forgive those who did not wholeheartedly desire for their students to learn.  Forgive our educators for allowing our jobs to be a greater priority than our families.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our educators 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 our educators to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.  Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  Lord, You reign and You are clothed with majesty; You have girded Yourself 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.