You And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.”   Isaiah 30:28

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LET OUR PRAISE BE UNTO GOD OUR STRENGTH

 Father God, OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH, we pray these prayers this day asking for ears to hear Your voice.  Isaiah wrote, “Listen to me my people; hear me, my nation: The law will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations…” (51:4).  We proclaim that your righteousness draws near speedily, Your salvation is on the way and Your arm will bring justice to the nations.  The nations roar and the people tremble.  Father, gather us as one today. Lead us in prayers of repentance and agreement that we might hear from heaven and see Your salvation.

DMHale

PRAYERS FOR  LEADERS

Father, as the earth shakes and trembles in our midst, hold us fast; hold us in the palm of your hands lest we dash our foot against a stone.  As leaders, make us bold; make us courageous as we stand in the market place, as we minister to our families, and as we meet the stranger in the street.  Let us sing out your goodness and mercy to all we meet.  Let us boldly proclaim your goodness, your loveliness, your sacrificial love.  Let us not shrink back in the crowd, but, Lord, call us forward.  Raise up your army to rise and stand for your kingdom.  Empower us to walk, to run, and to stand through the power of your Holy Spirit.  Grant your leaders wisdom and discernment for truth, to proclaim it.  We rebuke every spirit of fear in the name of Jesus; rid us of a spirit of timidity.  Make us bold warriors for you! Let us be your faithful witnesses to the world. When all else crumbles, you remain; your word holds true; your Spirit will sustain us and strengthen us for your Kingdom’s sake! Raise up mighty leaders; raise up mighty warriors; equip and prepare for the days ahead; show us your glory and your victory.  In Jesus’s name. KHarrison

PRAYERS FOR OUR CHILDREN

Lord God, You are our refuge and strength. Your Word promises You will keep us from harm…that You neither slumber nor sleep…that You will watch over our coming and going. We ask, Lord, that You hear our plea for protection of our children. The enemy has them in his sights, Father; they are vulnerable and easily deceived. We pray You will come against any who would cause harm to any one of Your children. Close their young eyes and ears to anything that would lure them down the path of destruction and darkness. Children are innocent of the things in our fallen world…they are helpless when it comes to the wiles of the enemy. Spare them, we pray, Father in Heaven. Surround them with teachers, friends and family members who are strong in the knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ…those who will teach them at an early age and direct them in the way they should go. We ask these things in Jesus Name, Amen.         BEdwards

 PRAYER FOR  PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

Dear God, we thank you that we are not alone, that there are millions of Christians across the world that we may call brothers and sisters and with whom we have so much in common regardless of differences in race and culture.  Our hearts cry out to you on behalf of the over 200 million that suffer extreme persecution and on behalf of the approximately 322 that are killed every month.

We pray that you would put a wall of protection around persecuted Christians that no wiles of the enemy can penetrate and clothe them with your whole armor.    Renew them daily and strengthen them with a sense of your mighty power, of your sovereignty and of your great love for them.  Open the scriptures to them and through the power of revelation, fill their hearts with hope.  We pray that you would give them “a spirit of wisdom” as they go about their daily lives. Make a way for them and give them the courage to remain in their homelands and to fearlessly tell others about you.

Protect their family units so that children would not be taken from their families because of their faith.  Provide believers with jobs to support themselves and their families and give them safe places to live.  Comfort the families who cannot see each other because of safety reasons and cannot receive updates from them.  May they also remain faithful to you.

You did not promise us that we would not have troubles, but that you would be with us through them, so I pray that you would be continually before them in ways that they would feel and know your presence.  Let them see many saved by your grace because of their steadfastness.   We know that it is not your desire that any should perish so we pray that persecuted Christians would see even the hearts of their persecutors soften and changed by their witness and through your mercy and grace.

Finally, we pray that our churches would raise their voices against persecution in the United States and abroad.  Arouse the hearts of world leaders so that they would enact laws and policies that would make a lasting, positive global difference for Christians.

We thank you that you hear our prayer and that we can rest in the fact that victory has already been won.  Amen  IFlanagan

PRAYER FOR UNITY    

Heavenly Father, pour out your spirit of unity upon your creation. As this anointing flows, let it break every yoke of bondage that has been placed upon your bride.  Let not brother and sister remain in disunity, but let your anointing wash clean of judgement, criticisms, and selfish ambitions.  Bring forth a love that is greater and stronger, one that will conquer and defeat the tricks and schemes of the enemy.  Let us see one another through the eyes of your spirit.  Let us accept our differences and embrace one another in love.  Let your love reveal the lies and deception to which we have fallen prey and let your love mend the broken places within each of us.  Remind us, Lord, how sweet it is when brothers dwell together in unity.  Remind us that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the powers and principalities of the evil one. Give us wisdom to recognize the hiss of the snake as he seeks to divide and separate. Father, make us one in your spirit, one in your word, that we would fight against our true enemy and see him defeated.  In the name of Jesus.   KHarrison

A PRAYER OF PRAISE    ‘

Father, God I praise you! You are Great and Greatly to be praised!  Thank you for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins.  Because of His ultimate sacrifice, I have eternal life! Praise God forevermore! You are my glory and the Lifter of my head. I rise and call you blessed! You lead me in paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. I can never praise You enough! Thank you for giving me breath! Thank you for all the good things You have brought into my life! I will Praise Your Holy name!  CSwanson