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July 31: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Salvation

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. 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. We put our hope in You, Lord. You are our help and our shield. Our hearts rejoice in You, for we trust in Your holy Name. Father, You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal!  If we tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds we would never come to the end of them.

Triumphant Father, 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. When they receive Christ as their Lord and Savior, they will see themselves as Your masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus so that they can do the good things You predestined for them to do. They will learn to love You with all their heart and soul so that they may truly live.  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, we cry out to You to clear the way so that Your Gospel may be preached in every city, state, nation, and continent. There is much to be done to gather a 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 missionaries around the world to proclaim Christ and do good works. We ask You, Holy Spirit, to remove the scales from the eyes of those who are blind and cannot see The Father’s goodness and faithfulness toward them. 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 crowd 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 the unsaved 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 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 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 us all not to yield to temptation; but deliver us all from the evil one.

No one is holy like the 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 His 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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July 30: A Prayer Concerning Summer Vacations for The Body of Christ

Magnificent Father, we thank You for creating this vast and beautiful world. There are so many places for us to take our families to explore and experience life; ideal places where we can refresh ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank You for the ability to travel and experience new things together. Thank You for providing not only for our daily needs, but also for our need for rest and relaxation. How joyful are all who fear You Lord, and follow Your ways! We will enjoy the fruit of our labor. How joyful and prosperous we will be! All honor and praise belong to You, our holy God, for giving us rest.

Faithful Father, in Your eternal wisdom, You have ordained a time of rest for all creation.  You take pleasure in our recreation, for You richly give us all that we need for enjoyment.  This summer, we declare that parents will take advantage of the opportunity to get away with their children and reconnect. For most of the year, we are focused on our daily tasks, but it is time that we focus on replenishing ourselves. Therefore, we commit to getting out and enjoying ourselves with our families. We will not entertain guilt or anxiety about taking time off work. We will enjoy the time that we have earned and fully immerse ourselves in travel, discovery, and fellowship. Our children will get to know us on a deeper level and we will create fond memories together for them to pass down from generation to generation. We declare that as we travel on vacations, You will order Your angels to protect us wherever we go. We confess that the Holy Spirit will guide us as we make our plans, and we will receive supernatural favor on travel expenses and accommodations. We will have fun!

Make a vacation plan with your family and write down what you need the Lord to provide for it. Then thank Him that you already have it and get ready to enjoy and have fun:

Holy Spirit, remind us that the Sabbath is not only a day, it is command of the Lord meant to be a part of our lifestyle. When we relax and recreate, it is a sign that our total trust is in the Father, not on our own abilities. For those who have the money, but are reluctant to take time off work, please open their eyes. Help them to understand the importance of making time with their family a priority. For those who may not have the money to travel at this time, show them creative ways to make memories with their families where they live. Show us all the free or inexpensive activities that we can share as a family right here in Houston.  Help us all to be willing to try new things and engage in new experiences that will expand our minds and help us to grow closer to our loved ones. Give us wisdom as we travel so that we can enjoy ourselves in peace. Strengthen us to truly disconnect from all distractions, like phone calls, emails, and text messages. Help us to guard our leisure time and maintain appropriate boundaries with our employers, co-workers, and others. Remind us all that leisure actually increases the effectiveness of our labor. Above all, teach us how to take advantage of these opportunities so that we don’t lose sight of what’s most important in life.

Righteous Father, forgive us of all our sins. Forgive us for sometimes forgetting the importance of rest. Forgive us for neglecting our families and the need to connect and fellowship with one another.  Forgive those who are driven by their needs and wants so much that they refuse to trust You to take care of them.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

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

Royal King, what a variety of things You have made! In Your wisdom, You have made them all. The earth is full of Your creatures. May Your glory continue forever! You take pleasure in all You have made. The earth trembles at Your glance and the mountains smoke at Your touch. How magnificent You are! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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July 29: A Prayer for the Economy of the United States of America

Gracious Father, we thank You for being faithful to the United States of America throughout our history. Thank You for blessing us to prosper and to grow from generation to generation. Thank You for keeping our nation through our economic hardships and financial conflicts. You have been merciful, Lord. This whole earth, everything in it, and the people who inhabit it belong to You, O God. It is You who supplies us with abundance. It is You who sustains us in times of lack. Your instructions are perfect, they revive our souls. Your commandments are clear and right. They give us insight for living. We, Your children, delight in them and love to meditate on them day and night. We are grateful that You are willing to bear the heavy burdens of our nation so that we are free to worship You and receive rest.  Dear Father, it is You who strengthens our nation and holds us up with Your victorious right hand!

Holy Father, we command the economic infrastructure of the United States to submit to Your will. We confess that the hope of our nation’s citizens will no longer be deferred. Lord, we expect that You will raise up people within our nation’s financial leadership who, like Joseph, have a supernatural anointing to receive, interpret, and administrate visions that will save companies, restore jobs, and open new opportunities in stagnant sectors of our economic markets. All-Knowing Father, we decree that Your solution will be sought and revealed in the earth to justify American jobs and encourage innovation and global competitiveness among domestic corporations, giving priority consideration to United States taxpayers. We destroy the works of the spirits of consumption-oriented capitalism, conspicuous consumption, greed, avarice, fear, perversion, uncertainty, and inefficiency. In Jesus’ Name, we command prosperity to come back from the north, south, east, and west into the economy of the United States of America.

Holy Spirit, I commit to praying specifically for the following financial leaders this week:

Glorious Father, we pray that Your generous outpouring of wisdom, discernment, and divine understanding will be gladly received by our economic and government leaders. Holy Spirit, we ask You to strategically assign men and women who are fully equipped to reveal creative ideas and effective methods to the presidential economic team. Show them how to decrease our national deficit while continuing to provide the necessary standards, services, and benefits to the American people. Holy Spirit, please revive the Body of Christ and remind us of who we are − the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Give us divine motivation to boldly declare the Word of God so that those who have become captives of this world’s system can be liberated. Help us, as a nation, to reconnect to the Living God as our source and supply, and remove any thoughts of doubt, fear, or dismay.

Loving Father, we repent on behalf of our nation for our many sins. We acknowledge that many of us played an active role in causing the downturn of our economy. Forgive us for greed, arrogance, selfishness, and oppression of the poor. Forgive our CEOs for overcompensating themselves and placing their employees and companies in jeopardy in order to maintain their lavish lifestyles and greedy appetites. Forgive those consumers who acted out of impulse and impatience and made unwise choices, landing them and their families in tremendous debt. Merciful Father, please forgive our nation for being selfish, reckless, and irresponsible with the blessings You intended to be handed down to the generations following us. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help us, as a nation, not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Omnipotent God, how great are Your riches and wisdom and knowledge! You are the God who does great things too marvelous to understand. It is You who performs countless miracles. We praise You, Lord! Let everyone on earth bless Your holy Name forever and ever!  Everything comes from You and exists by Your power and is intended for Your glory. All glory to You forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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July 28: A Declaration for the Weather in Texas

Almighty Father, we thank You for being so loving and caring. Thank You for the State of Texas and all of its bountiful land. Thank You for the recent rain that we have received.  Thank You for the authority You have given us in the Name of Jesus to speak to weather conditions.  We praise You Lord, for You have heard our cry for mercy. You are our strength and shield. We will trust You with all our hearts. You help us and our hearts are filled with joy. We are bursting with songs of thanksgiving!

Today, using the power and authority Jesus Christ has given you, go outside and speak to the weather as you continue praying this prayer:

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Eternal Father, the earth and all its natural wonders are in You hands. You are the Creator and source of all life, and we trust You to stabilize our weather conditions in the State of Texas. Lord, Your Word tells us that “he who believes in Me, the works I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father.” So we speak to the drought conditions that are still lingering in our state and command them to go, in Jesus’ Name!  We command the heavens to release an abundance of rain in all the counties that have received lower than expected rainfall levels. We declare that our soil will be enriched with moisture, producing nutrient food for our livestock to feed upon and for crops to increase in growth.  We decree that all hurricane-producing elements in the Gulf of Mexico and the other surrounding seas are rendered inactive during this season. We decree that tropical storms, floods, storm surges, tornadoes, wildfires, or any other destructive weather conditions will not ravage our state. We expect peace to rule over our atmosphere.

Holy Spirit, please help those Texas counties that are still under water restrictions and burn bans to be obedient to the law of the land until those restrictions are lifted. Keep each of us mindful of our personal responsibility to respect and care for the good land that God has given us. Please help all of the farmers and livestock producers and their families through any hardship they have endured due to severe weather conditions. Give them favor with our state legislators so that they can receive the help they need. Help them to increase in faith and in wisdom. Help us, as children of God, to be faithful in praying for the weather in our state. Let us always trust in the Lord’s promise to do anything we ask for in His Name.

Faithful Father, forgive our state for all acts of sinfulness that have caused us to reap destructive weather conditions. Forgive us for reacting to weather challenges with fear and unbelief. Forgive us for being irresponsible and unfaithful with our environment. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us of all 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.)

Worthy Father, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may You be praised forever and ever! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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July 27: A Prayer for the Greater Houston Area

Omniscient Father, we thank You for the Greater Houston Area.  Thank You for our city officials, first Responders, public works employees and everyone who helps with the day-to-day operation of this city.  Thank You for the citizens of this great city.  You are great and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all gods.  The earth is Yours and everything in it; the world and all its people belong to You.  You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.  Lord, Your works are wonderful.  You are our hope and shield.  In You, do our hearts rejoice because we trust in Your holy Name.  Let Your unfailing love continue to surround us Lord, for our hope is in You alone.   

Lord God our Shepherd, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in the Greater Houston Area as it is in heaven.  As citizens of this great city, we do not see Jew or Gentile, male or female, black or white.  But, as Your children, we have all put on Christ, like putting on new clothes and we will walk in unity and love with one another. It is because of this love that we exhibit for each other that people will know that we are Your disciples. Your Word tells us that if we love You, we must also love our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Therefore, we declare by faith that the Body of Christ in Houston, Texas will no longer stand and declare our love for You with hate in our hearts for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  We will not look out only for our own interests, but we take an interest in the needs of others.  We will live in harmony with each other and resist racial, social, and economic division.  We will be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. We declare that the people in our communities will turn away from evil, and do good; they will search for peace and work to maintain it. 

Holy Spirit, remove the scales from the eyes of the unsaved people in our city and draw them to the glory of the Father so that they will confess Jesus Christ and receive Him as their Savior and Lord.  Mobilize and send us and other believers into our communities to share the Gospel, causing Your power to prevail throughout our city. Holy Spirit, please help the residents of this city to stand for justice and righteousness. Lord, please help the leaders of our city. We ask that Your Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, and power rests upon each political, civic, religious and business leader, investor, and entrepreneur in our city. Fill them with the knowledge of Your will and give them a thirst for Your Word, so that they will walk in Your ways for practicing business. Help them to make righteous decisions and operate with honesty and integrity. Holy Spirit, synchronize the hearts of every believer in our city and unify our spirits to receive and submit to Your vision for our city.  Holy Spirit, bless the Greater Houston Area to be a beacon of light and hope for the nation.

What are some specific concerns you have about our city?  Ask the Holy Spirit how He would have you act as an agent of change to address these issues:

Righteous Father, forgive us for any acts of sinfulness, including strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, theft, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, racism, sexism, ageism, laziness, apathy, and any abuse of power.  Forgive those people in our city who do not trust in You.  Forgive those of us who are Christians who have not shared Your Gospel with our neighbors.  Father, please have mercy on our city.  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.

Immortal Lord, who can be compared with You?  You are enthroned on high.  You stoop to look down on heaven and on earth.  Your strong right arm is raised in triumph.  Your strong arm has done glorious things!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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July 26 : A Prayer for People Seeking Employment

Awesome Father, we thank You for providing employment for us, Your children.  Thank You for sustaining those who are in need of a financial breakthrough.  Thank You for helping them daily.  Thank You, for being our source and our supply.  Holy and righteous is Your Name.  You are a great God, and a great King above all other gods.  You are our God; and we are the people of our pasture, and the flock under Your care.  Lord, You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth.  You are our strength and shield, and we trust in You.  You help us and our hearts are filled with joy.  We burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Holy Father, it is Your will that Your children live healthy, productive, happy, and balanced lives. We confess that as those people who are seeking employment place their trust in You and do good; they will live safely in the land and prosper.  They will never let loyalty and kindness leave them.  They will tie them around their necks as a reminder; and write them deep within their hearts.  Then they will find favor with both You and men, and they will earn a good reputation.  Lord, we declare that they will trust in You with all their hearts; and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all that they do, and we believe that You will show them which path to take.  In Jesus’ Name, we command the doors of employment to open for our unemployed.  We declare that when they receive employment, they will work as if You are their direct supervisor.  They will not talk back or steal, but will show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. They will respect authority, walk in integrity and complete a full day’s work for a full day’s pay.

If you know someone who is unemployed or who wants new employment, write down their names and insert their names into this prayer: 

Righteous Father, help those who are unemployed to prepare for their new job.  Send them help, such as Career Initiative, to consult with them about how to prepare a resume and how to dress and prepare for an interview. Remind them that because they trust in You, they will not lack any good thing.  Holy Spirit, please help them to not grow discouraged or frustrated, but help them to continue to remain hopeful and expect their breakthrough to come forth.  Father, some need a miracle right now.  Please help them.  Holy Spirit, for those who have a poor work ethic, help them to improve.   Erase any negative perception caused by past work experiences.  Holy Spirit, help stretch their income until employment is found.

Merciful Father, forgive those people who demonstrate a poor work ethic.  Forgive them for not being on time, leaving early, and wasting time.  Forgive those who have not paid their tithes and offerings (consistently), or spent their money unnecessarily.  Forgive those for misusing company property.  Forgive those who have operated in arrogance, greed, lust, pride, arrogance, and rebellion.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those people who are seeking employment 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 seeking employment to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations.  Who can be compared to You?  Who is Your equal?  Lord, You are high above all nations.  Your glory is above the heavens.  Yours is the Kingdom, power, and glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen


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July 25: A Prayer for Physical Healing and Deliverance

Glorious Father, we thank You for salvation. Thank You for Your eternal love and unmerited grace. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to break the power of the devil and to bring us hope, health, and healing. Thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit, to comfort and empower us. We give thanks because You are near. People everywhere will tell of Your wonderful deeds.  Lord, You are good and Your unfailing love endures forever.  You are great and You perform wonderful deeds.  You alone are God.

Awesome Father, You brought Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and powerful arm.  Jesus Christ, Your Son, turned water into wine, cleansed lepers, healed the sick, raised the dead, and fed five thousand people with two fish and five loaves of bread.  Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples so that we would believe that He is the Christ, the Son of God, and have life in His Name.  We believe Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.  Therefore, Father, we expect You to display Your glory in the lives of those people who are in need of healing and deliverance.  With You, nothing is impossible.  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.  As we pray for those in need of healing and deliverance, we confess that Your power will operate through us.

List the names of people you know who need a physical healing and deliverance; encourage them to pray Scriptures of healing located at https://myprayerinstitute.wordpress.com/category/healing/)

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Righteous Father, please help us to be bolder about praying for healing and deliverance.  Help those in need of healing and deliverance to trust in You with all of their heart and not depend on their own understanding. Holy Spirit, please open the eyes of their understanding so that they will understand the confident hope given to those Christ has called.  Remind people to look to You for help, strength, and power.  Father, cause Your awesome power to be experienced throughout our church and community.

Merciful Father, forgive those people who have doubted Your Word and Your works.  Forgive them for acting Godly, but denying Your power to perform healings, signs and wonders in their lives and in the lives of others.  Lord, please forgive them and restore to them the joy of Your salvation.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind those people who are in need of physical healing and deliverance to forgive others and please 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 people who are in need of physical healing and deliverance to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Royal Lord, You are the Almighty!  Only You can open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf.  You cause the lame to leap like deer and those who cannot speak to sing for joy.  You cause springs to gush forth in the wilderness and streams to water the wasteland. You cause the parched ground to become a pool and springs of water to satisfy the thirsty land.  Great and awesome is Your Name.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.