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June 6: A Prayer of Favor and Protection for The KBC Kenya

Heavenly Father, we thank You for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya. Thank You for Pastor Velosia and Daniel Kibe and their volunteers and staff. We thank You, Father, for providing food, clothing and shelter for each child. Thank You for the financial resources for the orphanage.  We give thanks to You, Lord, and proclaim Your greatness. As Your grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving and You will receive more and more glory!  Redeeming Father, we will let the whole world know what You have done.  May the nations praise You, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise You.

Worthy Father, we come before You confessing continual success for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center (Children Center) Kenya.  Your Word tells us that pure and genuine religion in Your sight means caring for orphans in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt us. We will assist the poor in their need and the orphans who require help. We command justice to operate for each child in the orphanage and we destroy the assignments of oppression and devastation.  As Your people, we will uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. We decree that the children at the Children Center are being well-cared-for and protected. We declare that the spirit of excellence that was upon Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego presides upon each child in the Children Center.  In Jesus’ Name, we decree that The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya is well maintained and managed.

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of people to continue to give generously of their financial resources to aid in the expansion of the building projects so that more children can be served.  Open doors of opportunity for more missions team to go and serve on the Children Center campus.  Lead the people of Kenya who are blessed with skills in construction to volunteer their time and service to the residential housing, agricultural, and library projects. Holy Spirit, touch the heart of the local medical personnel to give of their time and expertise to provide medical services to the children. Send anointed teachers who will inspire each child to fully develop the gifts and talents You have created in each of them.

Holy Spirit, show me how I can pray for and be a blessing to The KBC Kenya:

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Righteous Father, please forgive our sins. Forgive us for not praying consistently for the Children Center. Forgive the sins of those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya. Forgive any staff member at the Children Center for any mismanagement of time or resources.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya 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, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You alone stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth.  You stir up the sea, causing its waves to roar.  The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, 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 5: A Prayer for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center (Children Center) Kenya

Heavenly Father, we thank You for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya. Thank You for Pastor Velosia and Daniel Kibe and their volunteers and staff. We thank You, Father, for providing food, clothing and shelter for each child. Thank You for the financial resources for the orphanage.  We give thanks to You, Lord, and proclaim Your greatness. As Your grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving and You will receive more and more glory!  Redeeming Father, we will let the whole world know what You have done.  May the nations praise You, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise You.

Worthy Father, as a Church Family, we come before You confessing continual success for The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center (Children Center) Kenya.  Your Word tells us that pure and genuine religion in Your sight means caring for orphans in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt us. As a Church Family, we will assist the poor in their need and the orphans who require help. We command justice to operate for each child in the orphanage and we destroy the assignments of oppression and devastation.  As Your people, we will uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. We decree that the children at the Children Center are being well-cared-for and protected. We declare that the spirit of excellence that was upon Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego presides upon each child in the Children Center.  In Jesus’ Name, we decree that The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya is well maintained and managed.

 

Holy Spirit, touch the hearts of people to continue to give generously of their financial resources to aid in the expansion of the building projects so that more children can be served.  Open doors of opportunity for more missions teams to go and serve on the Children Center campus.  Lead the people of Kenya who are blessed with skills in construction to volunteer their time and service to the residential housing, agricultural, and library projects. Holy Spirit, touch the heart of the local medical personnel to give of their time and expertise to provide medical services to the children. Send anointed teachers who will inspire each child to fully develop the gifts and talents You have created in each of them.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how I can pray for and be a blessing to The KBC (Children Center) Kenya:

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Righteous Father, as a Church Family, please forgive our sins. Forgive us for not praying consistently for the Children Center. Forgive the sins of those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya.  Forgive any staff member at the The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center for any mismanagement of time or resources.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya 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, remind those involved with The Kingdom Builders’ Children Center Kenya to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You alone stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth.  You stir up the sea, causing its waves to roar.  The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is Your Name!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 


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December 17: A Prayer Against Terrorism

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

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

 

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

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

 

Merciful Father, forgive the terrorists for their murderous acts. Forgive us all for our many sins.  Forgive those who rebel against You and Your Word.  Please extend Your mercy to all the nations of the world who have been attacked by terrorists; to refugees fleeing the violence; and those who have lost loved ones.  They need Your help!  We all need Your help!  Forgive those of us for not consistently praying about terrorism in the world and for being insensitive about the injustices and atrocities occurring in other parts of the world. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help those devastated by terrorism to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

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


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December 2: A Prayer Against Terrorism

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

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

 

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

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

 

Merciful Father, forgive the terrorists for their murderous acts. Forgive us all for our many sins.  Forgive those who rebel against You and Your Word.  Please extend Your mercy to all the nations of the world who have been attacked by terrorists; to refugees fleeing the violence; and those who have lost loved ones.  They need Your help!  We all need Your help!  Forgive those of us for not consistently praying about terrorism in the world and for being insensitive about the injustices and atrocities occurring in other parts of the world. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help those devastated by terrorism to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

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


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November 24: A Prayer for Peace in Syria

Sovereign Father, we thank You for blessing the United States of America. Thank You for honoring our prayers as we pray for Syria.  Thank You for extending Your mercy toward us.  Your Word is true and we can trust everything that You do.  You love whatever is just and good.  Your unfailing love fills the earth.  It is good to give thanks to You, Lord, and to sing Your praises.  Lord, You will be exalted forever.  Your enemies will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered.

Righteous Father, in the Name of Jesus, we rebuke the spirits of fighting and war and command peace to be still in Syria, now!  Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we declare that Your very Name keeps us safe from all harm.  Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, their armies and weapons, but we boast in the Name of the Lord, our God.  Father, it is Your will that all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives in all Godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in Your sight, for You desire all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Therefore, we pray for President Barack Obama, President Vladimir Putin and President Bashar al-Assad.  We decree that each of them will search for peace and work to maintain it.  We rebuke the spirits of fear, intimidation, rhetoric and lies right now in the Name of Jesus.  Every attempt to misconstrue the Truth will be confused, in Jesus’ Name.  We declare that Your plans for Syria will be implemented fairly and justly in Jesus’ Name.

 

Almighty Father, please surround President Barack Obama, President Vladimir Putin and President Bashar al-Assad with wise and Godly counsel so that they will make decisions that are in the best interest of the Syrian citizens, as well as the global community. Calm the fears of the residents of bordering countries.  Holy Spirit, please help President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter to make decisions that align with Your security plans for our nation.  Stir the hearts of Christians around the world to pray.

 

Merciful Father, forgive all of us for any acts of sinfulness that we have committed by thought, word or deed. Forgive the American Church for our ignorance and insouciance concerning this conflict and for failing to pray consistently for this situation.  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.  (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.

 

You are the Lord, our God, and there is no other.  No one is holy like You.  There is no one besides You.  There is no Rock like You, our God.  Lord, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords.  You rule and reign forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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A Prayer for Zimbabwe

A Prayer for Zimbabwe

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 117, Psalm 126:4-6, Jeremiah 30:17, 19-22

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Zimbabwe is a country in crisis: an economic and social collapse is occurring in a country whose motto is “Unity, Freedom and Work” as a “dictatorial democracy” has become the law of the land, tribal warfare has killed an indeterminate number of people and sent thousands fleeing the land, and unemployment has reached an astonishing 94 percent. Let us pray to the Father that Zimbabwe be ruled by leaders who put the needs of the people over their own ambitions; that a stable financial system be established in order to re-build the country’s infrastructure; and that foreign citizens will pay heed to God’s call to love their neighbors as they love themselves.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

O Lord, You are our God. We extol and praise Your name for You are faithful and true.[i] You are an eternal Rock[ii] in whom we find refuge.[iii] There is no savior but You – none can deliver but You.[iv] Your name and Your title are the desire of our souls.[v] Our souls glory in You and we exalt Your name[vi] for what a great God you are![vii] Praise be to our Rock, the Lord who lives![viii]

 

Father, we put our hope in You[ix] as You are a refuge to the poor and to the needy in distress.[x] We confess that when You see the affliction of Your people and hear their cries, You work signs and wonders and make a name for Yourself.[xi] You restore lands so that people will give You thanks for Your goodness and mercy.[xii] We confess that as You restore Zimbabwe, the people will praise You as their deliverer. They will sing Your praise as they tell of how You answered when they called for Your help.[xiii] We confess that they will bless You at all times; they shall constantly speak Your praise.[xiv]

 

Father, we ask that You restore the country of Zimbabwe to its former glory. As the God who heals all diseases[xv]we ask that You, Jehova Rapha, stop the outbreak of cholera that is occurring in the country by providing adequate resources to repair the water and sanitation services. Father, break the cycle of famine by providing bread[xvi]to the people who are scrounging for food; send showers of blessings so that the orchards and fields of Zimbabwe will yield bumper crops.[xvii] Jehovah-Jireh, as the God who provides, please stabilize the economy of Zimbabwe so that those who are working will be able to earn fair wages and provide for their families. Provide enough resources to re-open hospitals and schools throughout the country. We ask that You protect the aid workers who have traveled to the country in the hopes of providing relief  to Your people; accept their selflessness as an attempt to do what is right and just in Your eyes.[xviii]For those citizens of Zimbabwe who are fleeing to South Africa in search of a better life, provide them safe passage as they cross the Limpopo River; protect them from the arrow that flies by day, the pestilence that roams in darkness, and the destruction that lays in wait at noon.[xix] Holy Spirit, inspire the people of South Africa to help, not oppress or mistreat, those citizens from Zimbabwe who are seeking refuge.[xx] Father, we ask a special blessing over the women and children of Zimbabwe: please protect the woman and girls from bodily brutality.

 

Abba Father, spread Your protection around[xxi] the children who have been orphaned or abandoned to shield them from the gumagumas[xxii] seeking to exploit their innocence and vulnerability in Zimbabwe and in the countries where they may seek refuge. In regards to the government, we ask that You remove the chains of oppression that have been imposed by the country’s current rulers.[xxiii] Holy Spirit, guide the leaders of Zimbabwe in Your truth:[xxiv] touch and inspire them to seek peace[xxv] and to rule with fairness[xxvi]by reminding them that all people, including leaders, will be subjected to judgment by You, O Lord, and that You show no partiality.[xxvii] Holy Spirit, descend upon the dissenters in Zimbabwe who are being tortured for speaking out against the country’s rulers; impart wisdom upon them so that they will be able to withstand their persecution knowing that those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness have a place in the Kingdom of Heaven.[xxviii] Holy Spirit, we also ask that You inspire world leaders to take a more active role in restoring Zimbabwe; let foreign dignitaries become more attentive to the numerous crises that are occurring in Zimbabwe; allow foreign governments to work with Zimbabwe’s leaders to negotiate and foster humane solutions that will ease the country’s economic crisis; inspire religious leaders to promote prayer for the troubled country; and inspire the citizens of all foreign nations to call upon their religious and secular leaders to press for a government that will impart laws that are in accordance with Your law and Your ways.[xxix]

 

What can be done to influence foreign governments to intervene in the crises in Zimbabwe?

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Father, we ask You to forgive the people of Zimbabwe for their sins. Forgive those who are preying upon the poor and distressed people in the country. Forgive those citizens who have an abundance for allowing their fellow countrymen to scavenge for food. Forgive the leaders of the country for turning a blind eye to those who are in need, and for not acknowledging that their people are indeed suffering. Forgive the leaders for the dictatorial rule they have imposed upon  the democratic land.  Father, please forgive the citizens of foreign nations for their lack of knowledge and inattention to the plight of the people in Zimbabwe. We also ask that You forgive the people of foreign nations who are turning away refugees from Zimbabwe. 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 Father, help them to not yield to temptation, but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord, vast is Your power.[xxx] You have made the Heaven and Earth by Your great might; nothing is impossible with You. [xxxi] The Heavens declare Your glory, sending forth Your message to the ends of the world without a word or a sound.[xxxii] Let all servants, great and small, revere You; [xxxiii] as all salvation, glory and might belong to You,[xxxiv] O Lord. Let everything that has breath praise You![xxxv] In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


[i] Isaiah 25:1

[ii] Isaiah 25:4

[iii] Psalm 94:22

[iv] Isaiah 43:11-12

[v] Isaiah 25:8

[vi] Psalm 34:3-4

[vii] Psalm 77:14

[viii] 2 Samuel 22:47

[ix] Psalm 33:20

[x] Isaiah 25:4

[xi] Nehemiah 9:9-10

[xii]Jeremiah 33:11

[xiii] Psalm 31:22

[xiv] Psalm 34:1

[xv] Psalm 103:3

[xvi] Nehemiah 9:15

[xvii] Ezekiel 34:27

[xviii] Proverbs 21:3

[xix] Psalm 91:5-6

[xx] Exodus 22:21

[xxi] Psalm 5:11

[xxii] This is the name that is given to the bands of thieves who prey on refugees. (New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com)

[xxiii] Isaiah 58:6-7

[xxiv] John 16:13

[xxv] Luke 1:76

[xxvi] Psalm 98:9

[xxvii] Ephesians 6:9

[xxviii] Matthew 5:10

[xxix] Proverbs 8:15

[xxx] Psalm 147:5

[xxxi] Jeremiah 32:17

[xxxii] Psalm 19:1-5

[xxxiii] Revelation 19:5

[xxxiv] Revelation 19:1

[xxxv] Psalm 150:6


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A Prayer for Darfur

A Prayer for Darfur

Scripture Reading:

II Samuel 22:1-4, Proverbs 31:8-9, Revelation 21:3-4

Reflections of the Heart:

What images does the name Darfur bring to mind?  Violence?  Despair? Hopelessness?  Confusion?  For too many, the name does not bring any image to mind.  It is unimaginable to not only believe that people are unaware that a modern-day Holocaust is occurring, but that the survivors of this tragedy are being ignored or further brutalized when they seek refuge and help.  Let us pray that God will open our eyes and ears to see and hear the pleas of the people in Darfur; and open our minds and hearts to respond to their needs.

Scriptural Prayer:

 

To You Lord, O God, enthroned in Heaven, we lift our hearts and our eyes for You are alive!  You are a tower of salvation and we sing Your praise among the nations, for You have given us great victories.  In You, Abba Father, we find protection.  You are a shield, a stronghold and protector from violence.  You are worthy of praise; so praise be to our Rock, our Salvation who delivers us from our enemies.  We proclaim that You, Lord, are just, that in You there is no wrong.  Thank You for sending Your son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from sin and death.  Thank You for being our God and making us Your people.  Thank You for compassion and unfailing love.

Almighty Father, You are the God of deliverance.   You are the Lord of Heaven’s Armies who possesses all power and might.   You are the God who brought the Israelites out of Egypt with great strength and a powerful arm.  We are confident that You are able to deliver the people of Sudan.  You, the Lord Most High, are awesome.  You are the great King of all the earth who subdues nations before us and puts our enemies beneath our feet.  Today, using the authority of Jesus Christ, we destroy the demonic strongholds that reside in the minds of Darfur’s oppressors and command the demonic spirits that rule over this territory to cease from operating in Sudan.   We cancel the assignments of death, destruction, and devastation in this region of the world.  In Jesus’ Name, peace be still!  We command justice to run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Holy Spirit, we ask that You remove the hardness that is in the hearts of the people who are sanctioning genocide; show those who are destroying others, in the name of ethnic cleansing, their evil ways.  Reveal to them that when You, Father, look down from Your throne in Heaven, You see all humans, observe their ways, and that sorrow awaits those who issue unfair laws and prey on widows and orphans.  Father, please bring more attention to the plight of the people in Darfur.  Touch the hearts of journalists who work for major news agencies to increase their coverage of this horrific crisis.  Stir the hearts of leaders from nations around the world to intervene in order to save lives.   Send God-fearing, trustworthy negotiators, whom You have enlightened with Your wisdom and knowledge, to negotiate a peaceful end to the genocide.  Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we ask a special blessing for the children who have endured unspeakable atrocities such as rape and mutilation.  Comfort those children whose parents and families have been murdered and provide new homes for them.  Holy Father, have mercy upon the people of Darfur.  Extend Your loving compassion and unfailing love towards them.  Please send more help!

Merciful Father, forgive the leaders of Sudan who initiated the genocide by pitting tribe against tribe.  Forgive them for ordering and encouraging the physical, mental, and emotional destruction of an entire people.  Forgive the soldiers who are ravaging the lives of men, women, and children.  Forgive those of us who live under stable government rule for turning a blind eye to our brethren in Darfur.  Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not praying and advocating for this terrible situation.   You said to mourn when others mourn.  Forgive us for our selfishness and apathy.  Please forgive world leaders who have chosen not to intervene and have said that this catastrophe has been blown out of proportion, that this is not their problem.   Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed.)  Holy Spirit, help the Sudanese people to forgive their oppressors.  You said in Your Word that we must forgive others.  Please help them to release anger, bitterness, resentment and hatred.  Holy Spirit, You are the only One who can 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.)

 

Lord, help the people of Darfur not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Let all the earth fear the Lord.  May everyone stand in awe of You, for nothing is impossible for You.  No army can match Your might.  You have established Your reign forever and ever.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 123:1, II Samuel 22:2-4, Psalm 92:15, II Kings 17:36, Psalm 47:2-3,Mark 4:39, Amos 5:24, Isaiah 10:1-2, Exodus 19:22, Psalm 33:8, Mark 10:27, Psalm 33:16


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A Prayer for the War in Iraq and Afghanistan

A Prayer for the War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 93, Psalm 44:1-8

 

Reflections of the Heart:

God’s mercy, forgiveness, salvation, restoration, and peace are available to all.  Our Heavenly Father desires to commune with the citizens of these countries as much as He does with us, therefore let us pray for peaceful resolutions.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Great and marvelous are Your deeds, Lord God Almighty.  Just and true are Your ways, King of the nations.  Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your Name?  You alone are Holy.  All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous deeds have been revealed.  Thank You, Father, for protecting the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.  Thank You for extending Your mercy and grace towards these countries.  Your faithful love endures forever.   Father, thank You for protecting our nation and being with us during time of war.  Thank You for blessing our military personnel and allies who are serving in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.

Father, it is Your will that all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and reverence.  This is good and acceptable in Your sight.  You desire all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.  Therefore, we pray for the salvation of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.  We pray for the leadership of both of these governments.  We call for godly wisdom to enter into the hearts of their leaders; and knowledge to fill them with joy.  We declare wise choices will watch over them and understanding will keep them safe.  We confess that Your wisdom will save them from the way of evil people whose words are twisted; for to do wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.  Lord, we command peace and prosperity to overflow within Iraq and Afghanistan like a flowing river.  We are trusting You to comfort the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan.  We declare that Iraq and Afghanistan will be like a well watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.  We believe that You will raise up people within Iraq and Afghanistan who will begin to rebuild the ruined places.  Father, we commit to praying without ceasing for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

I commit to praying for our military personnel and allies in the following areas:

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Father, please have mercy on Iraq and Afghanistan.  Touch the hearts of the Iraqi and Afghan people to call upon Your Name and be saved.  Give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them.  Holy Spirit, fill them and remove their stony hearts, and give them hearts of flesh.  Remove the scales from their eyes and lead them into all truth.  Rebuild their lands and expose every untruth and wicked intention, within our country, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Father, please crush the head of the insurgency.  Protect our U.S. soldiers, allies, and the innocent people of Iraq and Afghanistan and return them home safely to their respective families.  Father, please give the Iraqi and Afghan governmental leadership wisdom and guidance as they manage the affairs in their countries.  Give our President and administration, leaders of the Armed Forces and our allies, increased wisdom, knowledge and discernment.  Holy Spirit, help them to make sound decisions.  Help us to continue praying for the families whose loved ones are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Father, we ask You to forgive our nation for its many sins.  Forgive our nation for arrogance, murder, pride, hypocrisy, slander, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, injustice, elitism, hatred, violence, oppression, unrighteousness and compromising the Gospel.  Forgive the people of Iraq and Afghanistan for their sins.  Forgive those of us for not praying without ceasing for effective and swift completion of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please have mercy on all of us.  Lord, remind our nation to be forgiving and help the Iraqi and Afghanistanian people to forgive.

Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.  God, You reign over the nations and You sit on Your Holy throne.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Revelation 15:3-4, Psalm 118:1, I Timothy 2:1-4, Proverbs 2:10-13, Proverbs 10:23,  Isaiah 66:12, Isaiah 58:11-12, I Thessalonians 5:17, Ezekiel 11:19, Acts 9:18, Matthew 6:13 Revelation 4:8, Psalm 47:8

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer for the Nations of the World

A Prayer for the Nations of the World

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 147:12-20, Psalm 33:6-22

Reflections of the Heart:

The Lord of the harvest is awaiting our prayers.  He also beckons us to share His Gospel.  As you are praying today, think of those persons in far away lands who have not heard the Gospel.  Then, think about that family member, co-worker or neighbor near you who needs to hear of the wonderful saving power of Jesus Christ.  Are you the one to share the Gospel today?

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, we praise You as our God and King.  We bless Your Name forever and ever.  Everyday we will bless You and praise Your name forever.  You are great and most worthy of praise.  Your greatness is beyond discovery.  Father, we thank You for teaching us how to pray.  We are grateful for the freedom to worship You, our God.  Thank You for sending Your son, Jesus Christ, for the redemption of all humankind.  We thank You for touching the believers from all nations of the world to pray.  Thank You, Father, for giving us Your Spirit and unifying us.  We praise You for hearing our petitions and answering them.  You are wonderful and we bless Your Name.

Father, You so loved the world that You gave Your one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life.  We stand amazed at the fullness of Your love.  We declare that all the earth will be filled with an awesome awareness of Your glory like the waters cover the sea.  You have spoken this and we believe it will come to pass. Your word tells us that there will be a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing in front of Your throne and in front of the Lamb.  And they will shout, “Salvation comes from our God on the throne and from the Lamb!”  We confess that every person, tribe, nation, people and language will acknowledge that You are God of the nations and Your Son, Jesus Christ, is the liberator for all people.  We confess people will be saved throughout the world.

Father, empower us by Your Holy Spirit so that we might fulfill the passion of Your Son.  Unite, the church of Jesus Christ in all nations, so that the world will know the full measure of Your love.  Holy Spirit, turn our attention to the task at hand so that we might make disciples of all nations.  We ask You to call out and send forth a great multitude of workers to bring Your message of salvation to every nation, especially those nations that have yet to hear the message of Your great salvation and delivering power.  Fill us with Your unconditional love, so that we can see each person as a new creation in Christ, destined to bring You glory.

List a few changes that need to occur in our world and begin to pray about them:

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Father, forgive the Body of Christ for pride, competition, division, isolation, arrogance and selfish ambition that destroy Your witness to our communities and to the nations of the earth.  As the Body of Christ, Holy Spirit, we admit that we may grieve You from time to time and limit Your great power through our carnality and our selfishness. We confess that we have not loved the world as You love the world. We ask You to help us.  Forgive us for disobeying Your command to compel people to come to You. Forgive us for diluting the Gospel and denying Your power.  Remind all of us to forgive others; and help us to forgive.

Lead us not into temptation; but, deliver us from the evil one.

Lord, You are the King of glory.  You are the Lord Almighty.  You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power, for You created everything.  It is for Your pleasure that they exist and were created.  Holy, holy, holy are You, the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is filled with Your glory.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 145:1-3, John 3:16, Habakkuk 2:14, Revelation 7:9-10, Matthew 28:19, Matthew 9:38, John 17:23, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11, Isaiah 6:3

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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