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July 2 : A Declaration of Peace and Protection for Our Communities

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Wonderful Father, we thank You for love and presence.  Thank You for Your provision for the residents of our communities. We thank You, Lord, for safety and protection for every family and household.  Thank You for blessing our great community with Your peace.  We, Your people, come before You clapping our hands and shouting with joy unto You.  You are awesome, Lord Most High!  You subdue nations before us and put our enemies under our feet!  Father, we thank You for choosing a promised land for our inheritance. We sing praises to You, our Father, and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!

Almighty Father, we confess that You are the Light and Salvation for the families in (list the name of your community), so we will not be afraid.  You are our fortress, protecting us from danger so we will not tremble.  We proclaim that our families will live in safety, quietly in our homes and have rest.  Peace, be still!  We confess that our community is a blessing to the residents, so we will experience no sorrow in our homes.  We declare that the residents of (list the name of your community) and the surrounding communities will depart from evil and do good; we will search for peace and work to maintain it. In the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we rebuke every spirit of fear, intimidation, theft, vandalism and destruction from this community. Father, we confess that (list the name of your community) is holy ground, consecrated and set apart for Your glory and honor.  We declare Your peace within the walls and prosperity within each home.  Lord, we confess that no evil will come upon our families; neither will any plague come near our homes.  By faith, we proclaim that the residents of (list the name of your community) will lie down and sleep in peace in our homes. We confess that foreclosures will not plague our community and every homeowner will be able to successfully maintain their property.

I confess the following promises of God upon (list the name of your community):

 Holy Spirit, we ask You to touch the hearts of those persons who live in (list the name of your community) and draw them to the Father so that they will confess Jesus Christ and receive Him as their Savior and Lord.  Lord, please build a hedge of protection around our community that cannot be penetrated.  Help the residents to walk in love and unity towards one another. Remind each resident to be concerned for the safety and protection of their neighbors.  Let Your Spirit of love permeate our community.  Holy Spirit, unify our community and help the residents to stand up for what is right. Help us to speak against violence, crime, and injustice.  Holy Spirit, help those residents who are struggling financially, emotionally, relationally or physically.

Merciful Father, forgive the families of (list the name of your community) for any acts of sinfulness, including theft, strife, discord, jealousy, rivalries, violence, injustice, hatred, oppression, greed, idolatry, pride, slander, sexual immorality, lewd behaviors, selfish ambition, abuse of any type, drunkenness, wild parties, division, and other sins like these.  Forgive those people in our community who do not trust in You.  Forgive those residents who are Christians for not sharing Your Gospel with neighbors.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind the residents of our community 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.)

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

Eternal Lord, You are the blessed and Sovereign One; the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man can see.  Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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