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October 5: A Prayer for Hope and Healing in America

Our Father, we thank You for Your loving care for the citizens of our nation during this time of grief and despair. Thank You, Father, for blessing those who trust in You, who have made You their hope and confidence. Thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ to redeem us from a life of despair and hopelessness. Gracious Father, we praise You with all of our hearts.  You merely spoke and the heavens were created. You breathed the word and all of the stars were born.  Your plans stand firm forever and Your intentions can never be shaken.  You are an awesome God.

Loving Father, our country is experiencing the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Dallas.  Lives have been destroyed. Today, we cry out for the families of the people who have died and those who have been injured.  We declare that You, alone, are their refuge and place of safety.  You are their God and they can trust in You. Lord, Your Name is a strong fortress and those who run to You will find spiritual, emotional, and psychological healing.  We confess that even though the families of the victims and those wounded may feel pressure on every side by this tragedy, but they will not be crushed and broken. They may feel perplexed, but they will not give up and quit. They may feel like life is about to run them over, but they will not be abandoned by You. We recognize that their lives have been knocked down by this crime, but we decree that they will get up and keep going.  In Jesus’ Name, we cancel the assignments of the spirits of terrorism, racism, anger, violence, murder and rage.  As Kingdom citizens, we render these spirits powerless. We declare that no weapon formed against the citizens of our nation will succeed, and we silence every voice that rises against us all.

 

List the names of at least 3 people who died through senseless shootings in America.  Include their List the names of at least 3 people who didd through sensless shooting sin America. families in this prayer: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Holy Spirit, help the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas police officers to heal.  Help them to get through the upcoming days, weeks, months, and years.  Let Your love and presence saturate their hearts, souls and spirits.  Please send people who will love, support, and comfort them.  God, our Healer, please provide healing and speedy recovery to the Dallas officers who are in the hospital or recovering at home.  Heal the wounds that have been inflicted in their souls.  Holy Spirit, comfort all citizens of America.  Guide parents of every ethnicity on how to talk with their children in a way that will not instill hatred, fear, anger, and unforgiveness.  Let Your Truth prevail over prejudice, bias, tradition, and misunderstanding.

Forgiving Father, forgive our nation for all acts of racism, injustice, and insensitivity.  Forgive those who know the truth, but remain silent.  Father, please have mercy on our country.  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.

Magnificent Lord, when You spoke, the world began! It appeared at Your command. You look down from heaven and see the whole human race. From Your throne, You observe all who live on the earth. O Lord, our Lord, Your majestic Name fills the earth!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: John 3:16, Psalm 33:6, 11, Psalm 91:2, Proverbs 18:10,2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Isaiah 54:17, I Corinthians 14:40, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 33:9,13-14, Psalm 8:9

 


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July 8: A Prayer for Peace in the United States

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us in praying for PEACE in the United States.  Below is a prayer for you to declare as we expect God to move on our behalf.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.  Let’s PRAY!

Pastor Suzette Caldwell

Board Chair & President, The Prayer Institute

A Prayer for Peace in the United States

 

Almighty Father, we thank You for blessing our nation with your provision and protection throughout its history. We thank You for being faithful to Your covenant towards humankind, even when we have not been faithful to You. Thank You for extending Your mercy and grace in spite of our actions towards You and our neighbor. You are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. We praise Your great and awesome Name. Your Name is holy! You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased.

Loving Father, bend down and hear our prayer. Please answer us, for we need Your help. Countless lives are being destroyed and our communities are in need of Your divine presence, wisdom and guidance. In Jesus’ name, we destroy the wicked plans of the devil to divide the citizens of our nation. We cancel the assignments of the demonic spirits of murder, division, hatred and violence. Peace, be still in our nation! Peace, be still in every branch of government!  Peace, be still in our law enforcement and judicial systems! Peace, be still in the hearts of our citizens! We command justice to run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream with the hearts of EVERY American.

Holy Spirit, comfort the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas police officers. All of their lives were needlessly destroyed. Increase you wisdom, knowledge and discernment in every leader as they collaborate to calm the unrest in our nation and destroy the social strands of racism.

Comfort the citizens of Baton Rouge, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Dallas. Guide parents of every ethnicity on how to talk with their children in a way that will not instill hatred, fear, anger and unforgiveness. Let your Truth prevail over prejudice, bias, tradition and misunderstanding.

Merciful Father, forgive our nation for all acts of racism, injustice and insensitivity. Forgive those who know the Truth, but remain silent. Father, please have mercy on our country. Holy Spirit, help the families of those who have been murdered to forgive. Help all of us to be forgiving and to love each other.

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

 

Gracious Father, You alone are God. You are the First and the Last. You laid the foundations of the earth; Your right hand spread out the heavens above.  You are Holy!

Scripture References for the Written Text – Psalm 86:15, Psalm 99:3, Revelation 4:11, Psalm 86:1, Mark 4:39, Amos 5:24, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 48:12-13

Prepared by The Prayer Institute, prayerinstitute.com

 

 

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June 3: A Weather Prayer

Dear Believer,
Stand in your front or backyard and speak to this weather system. In Mark 4:35-39, Jesus Christ spoke to the weather and commanded it to be calm. So, as believers, we are following His example. Pray with the authority that has been given to you in Jesus Christ and pray in faith. Please pray this prayer out loud and with fervency and determination. God has placed His power in our verbal expressions, so lift up your voice. Believe that your prayers will produce results in Jesus’ Name. Please pray this prayer.


Thank you, in advance, for standing on the wall for our region.
Pastor Suzette Caldwell

A Weather Prayer
Triumphant Father, thank You for hearing our prayers concerning this weather system. Thank You for reducing the power of this system through Your Word and protecting our citizens. Lord, Your glory is higher than the heavens. You are great and Your power is absolute! Your understanding is beyond comprehension. Lord, Most High, You are awesome. You are the King of all the earth.
Eternal Father, using the authority given to us in the Name of Jesus, we speak to this weather system of excessive rain and we command peace, be still! By faith, as the people of God, we command the winds to dissipate and the barometric pressure to rise and normalize. We declare that the eastward atmospheric disturbance entering Southwest Texas will not bring devastation to our region. We command the rivers and roadway flooding in urban areas to cease.
Holy Spirit, we ask You to touch the heart of every believer in our region to pray against this system and calm the fears of every citizen. Father, Your Word helped with hurricanes and tropical storms in the past; please cause it to help with this weather system.
Merciful Father, please forgive us for all acts of sinfulness. Father, have mercy on our city and the surrounding areas. Holy Spirit, help us to forgive others.
Holy Spirit, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from this impending weather system. We ask You to destroy every satanic assignment against us.
Lord, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 147:5, Psalm 47:2, Mark 4:39, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11


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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Righteous Father, forgive our citizens for their many sins.  Forgive us all for disobedience, racism, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, immorality, murder, injustice, and perversion.  Forgive us for not looking after the widows and orphans and for oppressing the poor and disadvantaged.  Forgive us for greed, corruption and for putting the pursuit of material possessions above the needs of our neighbors.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our citizens of those they need to forgive and help them to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our citizens to overcome their temptations and deliver us all from the evil one.

 

Lord, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

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

 


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May 17: A Prayer of Recovery for the Houston Metropolitan Area

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Righteous Father, forgive our citizens for their many sins.  Forgive us all for disobedience, racism, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, immorality, murder, injustice, and perversion.  Forgive us for not looking after the widows and orphans and for oppressing the poor and disadvantaged.  Forgive us for greed, corruption and for putting the pursuit of material possessions above the needs of our neighbors.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our citizens of those they need to forgive and help them to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our citizens to overcome their temptations and deliver us all from the evil one.

 

Lord, You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

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


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October 14: A Prayer for the Houston Mayoral Candidates

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the City of Houston.  Thank You for the democratic process and for the right to vote.  Thank You for the authority to expect change through prayer. Father, through all the generations, You have been our home.  Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, You are God!  We give thanks to You and proclaim Your greatness.  To You will we sing songs of praise and tell everyone about Your wonderful deeds.  We exalt Your holy Name.  The earth is Yours Lord, 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.  Royal power belongs to You, Lord, You rule all nations.

Gracious Father, we decree that all authority comes from You, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by You. Therefore, we declare that Your divine will be done during the Houston Mayoral election. Your Word states that You hold the heart of the king in Your hand and You will turn it in the direction that You choose.  We confess and expect that the hearts of Chris Bell, Stephen Costello, Adrian Garcia, Ben Hall, Bill King, Marty McVey and Sylvester Turner to be guided by the power of the Holy Spirit. We decree that righteousness and justice will abound and truth will be heard and seen during this election. We silence the voices who speak against God’s plans for our city.  We destroy the assignments, devices, and schemes of the devil and we render every demonic effort powerless. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered. We command peace, be still on the day of the election.  We decree that the weather will be a perfect balance of sunshine and moderate temperatures.  By faith, we declare that every citizen has educated themselves on the issues and the candidates and they will vote intelligently.

 

Ask the Holy Spirit who is God’s person for the City Houston Mayor and then vote on November 3, 2015:

 

Holy Spirit, continue to increase Your spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, courage, might, and knowledge within the candidates. We do not know what their level of commitment is to You, but we ask You to communicate with them on behalf of Your people in Houston. Equip them with everything they need for doing Your will and produce in them, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to You.  Father, dispatch Your angels to guard and protect their families and destroy every assignment that the devil devises against them. Father, we know that nothing is too difficult for You. Miraculously unite the Body of Christ in our city, and show us who is Your person for the next two years.

 Forgiving Father, please have mercy upon us and forgive our city for its many sins. Forgive each candidate for their sins. Forgive them for trusting in their own abilities instead of trusting in You. Forgive all of them for the exaggerations and untruths they have spoken. Forgive them for being people pleasers and not God pleasers. Forgive their campaign advisors and staff for devising plans that are deceitful and manipulative. Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not praying for our leaders consistently. Forgive those citizens who have not exercised the privilege to vote, yet complain about our city’s leadership. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, if any of the candidates need to forgive anyone, please bring it to their remembrance and help them to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help the candidates, and all of their campaign staff to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant Lord, You are the eternal King, Your rule is everlasting.  All the people of the earth are nothing compared to You.  All of Your acts are just and true.  You alone have held the oceans in Your hand.  You measured the heavens with Your fingers and know the weight of the earth.  The Lord God Almighty is Your Name.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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August 25: A Prayer for the Successful Implementation of the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the Prayer Institute. Thank You for the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference. Thank You for imparting Your wisdom, power, healing and deliverance in previous conferences. Thank You in advance for Your divine visitation at this year’s conference.  Glorious Lord, we give thanks to You, for You are good; Your faithful love endures forever.  Who can list Your glorious miracles?  Who can ever praise You enough?  We will continue to thank You, Lord, among all the people.  We will sing Your praises among the nations.  For Your unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

 

Almighty Father, we declare that the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference will be an extraordinary experience of powerful praise, spirit-filled teaching, and supernatural miracles and healing.  We confess that the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord will be upon each speaker, staff and volunteer team member.  They will bring good news to the poor, comfort the brokenhearted, proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.  Father, we declare that our volunteers will work hard so that they present themselves to You and receive Your approval; good workers who are not ashamed and who correctly explain the Word of truth.  It is our expectation that people from all denominations and cultures throughout the United States and the world will attend the conference when they hear the advertisements about Prayer Explosion.  Holy Father, we declare that the funding for the conference will come and there will be surplus.  We expect Your blessings to abound in the lives of all the people who will attend this glorious event. We commit all of the plans for the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference to You and thank You in advance for a successful conference.

 

Holy Spirit, show me what You want me to specifically pray for concerning the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference or Youth Prayer Explosion:

 

Loving Father, we ask You to save the lost through the conference.  Please draw the youth in our community to Youth Prayer Explosion.  Give them an ear to hear and the wisdom to implement what they will learn during this wonderful gathering.  Give Minister Ray Bady and Ms. Leona Ellis wisdom and discernment as they design the programming for the youth.  Encourage the parents to partner with Minister Bady and Ms. Ellis to ensure that our youth are learning and walking in their Kingdom identity.  Please fill each member of The Prayer Institute, the planning team and volunteers with the complete knowledge of Your will and give them spiritual wisdom, discernment, understanding, and patience. Increase Your creativity and innovation within them.  Strengthen each of them and keep them healthy. Father, please increase their stamina and perseverance to complete this divine assignment.

 

Forgiving Father, forgive each speaker, volunteer and staff person for their sins.  Forgive those who are so busy working that they fail to get into Your presence.  Forgive anyone who speaks contrary to this great conference.  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 everyone associated with the 19th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Eternal Lord, righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Fire spreads before You and burns up all Your foes. Your lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles, and the mountains melt like wax before You, for You are the Lord of all the earth!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.