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November 8: A Presidential Election Day Prayer

Note:  Please pray in your prayer language (pray in tongues) for today’s prayer topic.  If you do not pray in tongues, then pray the following prayer out loud.

Scriptural Prayer:

Blessed Father, we thank You for our nation, the United States of America. Thank You for the privilege of our democratic form of government. Thank You for leading and guiding us as we elect our President, Vice President, and local, state, and national leaders. Lord, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Your commandments are right, bringing joy to our hearts. Your commands are clear and they give us insight for living. We praise You for Your great wisdom. You deserve all glory, honor, and praise forever!

Everlasting Father, Your Word says that when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan. Therefore, as we vote in the election on today, we are trusting You to lead us in making these critical decisions. As we consider our voting options, we will not depend on our own understanding. We are seeking Your will, our Lord, and we believe that You will show us which path to take. Today, we will not be distracted by rhetoric, popular opinion, or sound bites.  Using the authority given to us, we call forth Your Kingdom to come and Your divine will be done in the elections today.  We confess that the hearts of American voters will be guided by the power of the Holy Spirit, as they vote today.  We command peace, be still at every voting poll in the United States. We decree that today’s elections will be conducted in fairness and integrity.  In Jesus’ Name, we crush the demonic devices that would stir up strife, confusion, cynicism, and hopelessness among American voters. We command the airwaves to bow to the voice of God. We decree that every attempt to misconstrue the Truth will be confused, in Jesus’ Name.  We command the weather to be peaceful today, with a perfect balance of sunshine and moderate temperatures.

Holy Spirit, all of us have a presidential preference, however, we ask You to establish Your plans in our country. Expose all lies and deceptive tactics.  Position Your angels to watch and guard each polling place. Help all of us to take our responsibility to vote seriously.  Remind us all to conduct ourselves with grace and dignity at the polls so that we do not wrongly influence anyone or chide anyone based on perception.  May we be models of excellent citizenship at all times. For those citizens who are conflicted in their hearts about whether or not they should vote at all, clarify for them the purpose of their vote and lead them to the polls to vote.

Holy Spirit, today I will vote for the following candidates.  Please let me know if my will aligns with Yours:

Wonderful Father, forgive us for not trusting You to lead our country.  Forgive those leaders who have plotted to derail the democratic process for personal gain. Forgive those who continually abuse their power and influence. Forgive those American citizens who refuse to exercise their right to vote. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us 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.

Glorious Lord, the earth is Yours and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to You. Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of Glory enter. Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies – He is the King of glory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 19:7-8, Proverbs 29:2 NKJV, Proverbs 3:6-7, Matthew 6:10, John 14:26, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:1, 9© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 200Usedpermission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189.  All rights reserved.   ©2016 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.


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September 18 : A Declaration of Peace and Protection for Our Communities

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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September 1: A Prayer for Salvation

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of salvation. Thank You for desiring fellowship with us.  Thank You, Lord Jesus, for atoning for the sins of the entire world. Holy Spirit, we thank You for empowering us to be effective witnesses here on earth.  Lord, You are great and deserving of praise. All the nations of the world will recognize You as Lord. You are glorious and strong.  We come to give You the glory You deserve.  We worship You in all Your holy splendor and the earth trembles before You.  We proclaim to all the world, the Lord reigns!  The heavens proclaim Your righteousness and every nation sees Your glory.

Righteous Father, You loved the world so much that You gave Your one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.  You did not send Jesus into the world to judge it, but to save the world through Him.  Father, we declare that Your Word will move swiftly through the earth and save the lost.  Lord, You are not slow concerning Your promises as some people think, but You are patient for humanity’s sake, not willing that any should perish, but all should come to repentance.  We are Your masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things You planned for us long ago.  We declare, by faith, that (say aloud the names of nonbelievers) will confess with their mouths, the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead and we expect that they will be saved.  Father, we decree that they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free.

Glorious Father, we know that the unsaved cannot come to You unless they are drawn, so we ask that You would circumcise the hearts of every man, woman, boy, and girl and draw them. During these perilous times, we specifically make intercession on behalf of all world leaders and those around the world who do not acknowledge Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Lord, surround them with the counsel of the Godly so that they may be washed in the water of Your Word − putting away the old nature and putting on the new.  Father, we ask You to save the unsaved.  Remove the darkness in their hearts so they may see Your light.

Holy Spirit, show me those people who are in my circle of influence that I can share the Good News with:

 

Redeeming Father, forgive the unsaved for not acknowledging You or Your Son. Forgive them for disobedience, hatred, rebellion, murder, idolatry, homosexuality, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, injustice, violence, and rejection of Your Gospel.  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 all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Holy, holy, holy, are You, the Lord God Almighty. You are worthy, to receive glory, honor and power. To You the blessed, and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light; to You be honor and everlasting power.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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August 27: A Declaration for the Weather

Almighty Father, we thank You for being so loving and caring. Thank You for the Earth 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. 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 weather conditions that are causing distress and disaster, 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  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 lands. We expect peace to rule over our atmosphere.

Holy Spirit, please  help all  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. Let us always trust in the Lord’s promise to do anything we ask for in His Name.

Faithful Father, forgive our l 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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August 20: A Prayer of Blessings for Our Church Family

Faithful Father, we thank You for the Pastors and members in our Church Family.  Thank You, Lord, for Your blessings upon our church, homes, and jobs.  Thank You for Your amazing presence in our lives, both corporately and individually.  Father, may Your glorious Name be praised!  We exalt Your Name above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord; You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars.  You made the earth and the seas and everything in them.  You preserve them all, and the angels of heaven worship You.  We will give to You, Lord, the glory You deserve.  We will bring our offering as we come into Your presence.  We will worship You in all of Your holy splendor.

Exalted Father, let it be unto us according to Your Word.  As a Church Family, we confess that as we come close to You, You will come close to us.  We expect that all Your blessings will come upon us and overtake us because we are committed to obeying Your voice.  We confess that our towns and our fields are blessed.  Our children and the works of our hands are blessed.  Wherever we go and whatever we do, we are blessed.  We are refreshed by the autumn rains as well as the rains of spring.  Lord, we decree in our lives that which was lost is restored and we will eat plenty and be satisfied. According to Your Word, we will feed on the treasures of the nations and boast in their riches.  Instead of shame and dishonor, we will possess a double portion of honor.  We will possess a double portion of prosperity in the land and everlasting joy will be ours.  Lord, we always expect You to pour out Your Spirit upon us and show wonders in the heavens and on the earth. We declare that our marriages are blessed and holy, our families are whole and vibrant, and our bodies are healthy and strong.

What areas of your life appear to be lacking?  Find God’s promises concerning those issues and declare them over your situations:

Holy Spirit, as blessings begin to overtake us, remind us to be a blessing to others.  Flood our hearts with light so that we can understand the confident hope that the Father has given us, His holy people, who are His rich and glorious inheritance. Help us to continue to grow spiritually as a Church Family.  Remind us to always be thankful to God, our Father, and Jesus, our Brother.  Help us understand that it is God who gives us the power to be successful so that the covenant He made with our ancestors will be confirmed.  Lord, please help us to be faithful to the vision of our church and the steadfastness of Your Word.

Generous Father, please forgive us for the sins of disobedience, hypocrisy, selfish-ambitions, pride, gossip, and perversion.  Forgive us where we have misappropriated Your blessings in the past.  Forgive us for not studying Your Word like we should and neglecting our prayer life. Forgive us for depending on our own strength and intellect instead of Your supernatural power and authority.  Forgive us for not operating in the fruit and gifts of Your Spirit.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

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

Triumphant Lord, You are our stronghold.  The heavens declare Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  You are the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth.  Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power.  You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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July 20: A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Our Pastors and Their Families

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the men and women You have appointed as our Pastors. Thank You for blessing our Church Family with their leadership and wisdom. Thank You for leading, directing, and protecting their families. Lord, You are our Good Shepherd, our High Priest.  You are a great God and a great King above all gods. You hold in Your hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to You, for You made it. Your hands formed the dry land, too. Today, we bow down and worship You. We kneel before You and acknowledge You as our maker. You are our God and we are the people that You watch over and have taken under Your care.

Almighty Father, Your Word says that those who fear You and delight in obeying Your commands will be joyful.  You promised that their children will be successful everywhere. We declare that the descendants of our Pastors are mighty on earth and blessed because they are the generation of Godly people.  We confess that our Pastors will be wealthy and their good deeds will last forever.  We decree that their peace is great and their composure is undisturbed.  We declare that our Pastors’ families will experience the Kingdom of God here on earth; people will see their good works and glorify You, our Father in Heaven. Our Pastors obey Your commands, therefore, their families will be blessed in the city and in the fields.  They will be blessed when they come in and when they go out.  Lord, we expect that You will cause their enemies who rise against them one way to be defeated and flee seven ways.  Lord, it is our expectation that You will command Your blessing upon their storehouses and in all that they set their hands to do and You will bless them in the land.

Holy Spirit, show me how to pray specifically for our Pastors and their families:

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Faithful Father, we joyfully lift up the families of our Pastors.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill their homes with Your gentleness, peace, joy, and Godly order.  We lift up their marriages and we ask You to bless them psychologically, emotionally and sexually. Bless their children to mature academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Lord, strengthen and encourage those families who feel overwhelmed by the ministry.  Lord, we ask that You protect our Pastors and their families from the onslaughts of the devil and the disrespect of people.  Please help them to maintain balance in their public and private lives.

Merciful Father, forgive us for not being steadfast in praying for our Pastors and their families.  Forgive those in our Church Family for speaking ill against our Pastors and rebelling against their teachings.  Forgive those who gossip, murmur, complain, and whine. Please forgive our Pastors and their families for any acts of sinfulness including: anger, wrath, envy, jealousy, or dissension. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our Pastors and their families to forgive each other and other people, 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 our Pastors and their families to not yield to temptation; but deliver them 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.  This is Your Kingdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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July 18 : A Declaration of Peace and Protection for Our Communities

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.