I thank You, Father, that Your eyes are on our shepherd’s and Your ears are attentive to our pastor’s prayers and Your face is against those who plot evil against our pastor’s (1 Pet. 3:12). For I know that in all things You work for the good of Pastor Dennis and Rosemary and all pastor’s in the world who love You (Ro. 8:28 ). Who can accuse the pastors who are daily interceded for by Christ Jesus? (Ro. 8:33-34). Therefore, in all things our pastors are more than conquerors (Ro. 8:37). Thank You, God.
Lord, we pray for discernment in exposing any schemes of the enemy against our pastor’s and all church leadership. Show our congregation how to pray against all powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of darkness in heavenly realms. And, Lord, protect us as we wage warfare on behalf of our pastor’s and leadership (Eph. 6:11-12).
Father, I thank You that no weapons formed against our pastor’s will prosper. Every tongue raised against my shepherd will be cast down. Rumors and gossip will be turned aside. For our whole leadership, will be still before the Lord and wait on You. Our pastor’s and all leadership will dwell in the shadow of the Most High God and will be delivered from terror, darts of doubt, and diseases (Ps. 91:5-6). Set Your angels about our leadership (Ps. 91:11) and no power of the enemy shall harm them (Lk. 10:19). Thank God forevermore!
Lord, let Pastor Dennis, Pastor Rosemary and our Leadership have a discerning mind to prioritize the precious minutes in the day. Let our pastors discern what is most important and be guarded against the tyranny of the urgent (2 Cor. 11:14, 1 Jn. 4:1).
Father, allow our pastors to glory only in the cross (Gal. 6:14). Keep our pastors from pride and pity. Let the cross be their reason for ministry.
Jesus keep our pastor’s and leadership holy in every way (1 Pet. 1:16). Protect our shepherds from seducing spirits especially when they are tired and hard pressed. Give them comrades to help protect them, and to share with in personal holiness (Jas. 4:7). As our leadership draws near to You, draw near to our leadership (Jas. 4:8 ).
I pray that the eyes of our leadership may be enlightened to know the hope to which we are called and know the riches of our glorious inheritance in the saints. Let our leadership know the incomparable great power which is in us who believe (Eph. 1:18-19). Let them see the full revelation of Jesus Christ (Gal. 1:12). Place in them a desire to know Christ and the power of His resurrection (Phil. 3:10).
Lord, I lift up the hands of our pastor’s and his/her family. Place them in the shelter of the Most High to rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, You are their refuge and fortress. You will preserve their family time. You will cover their home. Your faithfulness will meet their financial needs in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19). You will command Your angels to guard them as they travel and win the lost. You have said, “I will be with [them] in trouble, I will deliver [them] and honour [them]. With a long life, I will satisfy [them] and show [them] my salvation” (Ps. 91:15-16). In Jesus’ name, I cancel all assignments of the enemy against them.
In Jesus’ name, I speak to church hurts, abuse, and ungrateful forces to move. I speak to mountains of criticism and inordinate expectations to be cast into the sea. I speak to stress, excessive phone counselling, and fatigue to be cast into the sea, and I believe every need, vision, and dream of Pastor’s will be completed (Mk. 11:22-24, Phil. 4:19).
Forgive those who hurt our leadership and speak against them, and may our leadership walk in forgiveness (Eph. 4:32-5:1). Guard our leadership from futile thinking (Eph. 4:17) and a vain imagination. Let every thought be taken captive to obey Christ (2 Cor. 10:3-5).
In Jesus’ name, I bind the fear of failure and the fear of humankind (Jn. 14:1). Let our leadership’s confidence not be eroded by the daily resistance to the gospel or their vision. Allow our leadership to fear God more than people.
Father, heal our shepherd’s heart of any grief caused by ministry. Bestow on our pastor’s a crown of beauty instead of ashes and anoint them with the oil of gladness instead of mourning. Clothe our shepherd’s with a garment of praise instead of a spirit of depression. I call our pastor’s an oak of righteousness, a planting of the Lord to display Your splendour (Is. 61:3).
Keep our leadership in the midst of good and exciting worship. Keep our pastors from the traditions of men and religion which hold the form of godliness, but deny its power (2 Tim. 3:5). Give WWMF a vision of heaven (Isaiah 6, Revelation 4).
With our shield of faith we cover our shepherd’s mind to quench all flaming darts of doubt or vain imagination or mental distractions (Eph. 6:16, Col. 2:6-8 ).
Let the mind of Christ be strong in our leaders (1 Cor. 2:16).
Lord, I stand against the enemies of my pastors and all in leadership prayer life: “busyness” (Acts 6:2-4), compulsions, compromise (Acts 5), unnecessary phone calls, chronic counselees, fatigue, sleepiness (Mt. 26:41), appetites, television, late meetings, over-commitments, and doubt. Let nothing hinder leadership’s time with You. Let our leadership rise up to seek You (Mk. 1:35), pray with other pastors and leaders (Acts 1:14), and pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17). Give our leadership the time, the desire, and the place to pray (Acts 16:16). I rebuke in the name of Jesus any distractions from our leadership’s devotional life.
Bless our pastors with rich study time (Acts 6:4, 2 Tim. 2:15).
As Pastor’s Dennis and Rosemary Teach and preach, let them proclaim Jesus Christ (Col. 1:28 ). Let our pastor’s preaching be in the energy of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, anoint Pastor’s Dennis and Rosemary to preach, and bring apostolic results (Acts 2:37). Let all leadership in every department in the church flow in line with that anointing, As our pastor’s speak the Word, let signs and wonders follow confirming it (Mk. 16:20). Let the sick be healed; let the oppressed be set free. Anoint them with the truth (Mt. 16:17). Let people be cut to the heart and accept Jesus Christ.
Lord, as You have promised, grant our beloved shepherd’s lasting fruit (Mal. 3:11, Jn. 15:16). Let our pastor’s converts become disciples who in tum disciple. Bless our pastors with disciples who grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Lord, keep our leaders in the fear of God. Let our leadership not fear people (Prov. 19:23). Give the leadership boldness to confront sin and church controllers. Honour our pastor’s stand for You. Come to our pastor’s rescue. I claim Psalm 35 for my shepherd.
SPIRIT OF HAUGHTINESS (PRIDE) (Prov. 16:18)
Arrogant/Smug – Jer. 48:29; Isa. 2:11, 17; 5:15
Self-righteous- Luke 18:11-12
Rebellious- l Sam. 15:23; Prov. 29:1
Prideful- Prov. 6:16-19; 28:25; Isa. 16:6
Contentious- Prov. 13:10
Strife- Prov. 28:25
Self-deception- Jer. 49:16; Obadiah 1:3
Scornful- Prov. 1:22; 3:34; 21:24; 24:9; 29:8
Obstinate- Prov. 29:1; Dan. 5:20
Rejection of God – Ps. 10:4; Jer 43:2
Idleness- Ezek. 16:49-50
Bind: Spirit of Haughtiness (Pride)
Loose: Humble & Contrite Spirit Prov. 16:19; Rom. 1:4)
SPIRIT OF BONDAGE (Rom. 8:15)
Bondage to Sin – 2 Tim. 2:26
Fears – Rom. 8:15
Addictions (Drugs, Alcohol, Nicotine, Food, Etc.) – 2 Pet. 2:19; Rom. 8:15
Compulsive Sin – Prov. 5:22; John 8:34
Fear of Death – Heb. 2:14-15
Captivity to Satan – 2 Pet. 2:19
Servant of Corruption – Luke 8:26-29; Jn. 8:34; Acts 8:23; Rom. 6:16; Rom. 7:23
Bind: Spirit of Bondage
Loose: Liberty, Spirit of Adoption. (Rom. 8:15)
SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS (Isa. 61:3)
Sorrow/Grief – Neh. 2:2; Prov. 15: 13
Broken Heart – Ps. 69:20; Prov. 12:18; 15:3, 13; 18:14; Luke 4; 18
Inner Hurts/Torn Spirit – Luke 4: 18; Prov. 18:14; 26:22
Heaviness – Isa. 61:3
Excessive Mourning – lsa.61:3; Luke4:18
Bitterness/Unforgiveness – Heb. 12:15
Depression – Isa. 61:3
Self-Pity/Rejection – Ps. 69:20
Self-Condemnation/Guilt – Matt. 27:4-5
Suicidal Thoughts/Death – Mark 9
Despair/Hopelessness – 2 Cor. 1:8-9
Psalm 55:22 (NKJV)
22 Cast your burden on the LORD,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
Jeremiah 17:14 (NKJV)
14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved,
For You are my praise.
Isaiah 53:3-5 (NKJV)
He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Malachi 3:6 (NKJV)
6 “For I am the LORD, I do not change;
Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 (NKJV)
4 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Psalm 18:16- (NKJV)
16 He sent from above, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me,
For they were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the LORD was my support.
19 He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Isaiah 60:1-2 (NKJV)
60 Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the LORD will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
John 11:4 (NKJV)
4 When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
1 John 1:2 (NKJV)
2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us
Isaiah 58:5-11 (NKJV)
5 Is it a fast that I have chosen,
A day for a man to afflict his soul?
Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush,
And to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Would you call this a fast,
And an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
9 Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer;
You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
“If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
10 If you extend your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
And your darkness shall be as the noonday.
11 The LORD will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Luke 8:43-48 (NKJV)
43 Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, 44 came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.
45 And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?”
When all denied it, Peter and those with him[a] said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”[b]
46 But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” 47 Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.
48 And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer;[c] your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
Psalm 103:2-5 (NKJV)
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 147:2-3 (NKJV)
2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
Matthew 8:5-13 (NKJV)
Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”
7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! 11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
Luke 5:11-13 (NKJV)
11 So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.
Jesus Cleanses a Leper
12 And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
13 Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him.
Proverbs 3:7-8 (NKJV)
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
8 It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.
Isaiah 43:1-5 (NKJV)
43 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
3 For I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I gave Egypt for your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
4 Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,
And I have loved you;
Therefore I will give men for you,
And people for your life.
5 Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west;
Ephesians 3:17-19 (NKJV)
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Matthew 4:23-25 (NKJV)
Jesus Heals a Great Multitude
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. 24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. 25 Great multitudes followed Him—from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.
Acts 9:40-42 (NKJV)
40 But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41 Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Isaiah 40:28-31 (NKJV)
28 Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Psalm 91:1-2, 15 (NKJV)
91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him
Luke 18:35-43 (NKJV)
A Blind Man Receives His Sight
35 Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging. 36 And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. 37 So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38 And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
39 Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
40 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him, 41 saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”
42 Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NKJV)
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Psalm 25:2-3 Version (NKJV)
2 O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed;
Let not my enemies triumph over me.
3 Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Romans 8:31, 37 (NKJV)
God’s Everlasting Love
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Exodus 14:13-14 (NKJV)
13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
Joel 2:25-27 (NKJV)
25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,[a]
My great army which I sent among you.
26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the LORD your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
I am the LORD your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.
Psalm 30:1-3 (NKJV)
I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up,
And have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O LORD my God, I cried out to You,
And You healed me.
3 O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit
Psalm 51:1-2 (NKJV)
51 Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)
17 The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Malachi 4:2 (NKJV)
2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
Jeremiah 3:21-22 (NKJV)
21 A voice was heard on the desolate heights,
Weeping and supplications of the children of Israel.
For they have perverted their way;
They have forgotten the LORD their God.
22 “Return, you backsliding children,
And I will heal your backslidings.”
“Indeed we do come to You,
For You are the LORD our God.
Mark 11:23-24 (NKJV)
23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
This prayer can be prayed every day, or once a week. You can pray the whole prayer in 15-20 minutes, or over five days (in 3 minutes). You can use it as a guide to pray for the UK, or pray it as it is. Remember, God is not religious. But He expects us to have a spiritual discipline (I Timothy 4:8). We shouldn’t pray for the UK, only when we “feel led” – because He has already led us by His Word (inspired by the Spirit) to pray (1 Timothy 2:1), and to pray daily (Matthew 6:11). If God brought the sun out, every now and then, when He felt like it; our world would be in chaos. Similarly, the erratic prayer-lives of Christians can throw a whole nation into confusion.
Monday (Thanksgiving and Repentance)
Lord we bring this nation before You. We thank you for your abundant blessings upon this land. You have filled it with beauty – green pastures, forests, hills, mountains, valleys and streams. There is no end to the splendour of Your Majesty reflected on its shores. You have given it four seasons, and plentiful rain. You have made this land fruitful, and made this nation one that is honoured amongst the nations of the world. You and only You have done this. We look up to You with hearts filled with gratitude. Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.
We thank you for the fathers of this land, the many great men and women who laid down their lives to serve You, the Living God. Who left behind the comfort and security of their own homes, to fulfil Your commission to us the Church, to make disciples of the Nations. We remind You of their sacrifice, their many tears, their zeal and their love for You. Today the Nations know You, because of their work. Will You not look down from Heaven, and remember this land?
We confess that we the church have sinned against You in so many ways that words cannot describe. We have strayed away from Your arms of Love, and chased after false gods. We have been ashamed of Your name. We have become lukewarm. We have become complacent, and our complacency has nearly destroyed our nation. We have fallen asleep, when we were meant to pray, and given Satan the opportunity to sow weeds in our midst. We have chased after our own pleasures, and not sought Your Kingdom first. We have not given You the pre-eminence in our midst that You deserve. We have allowed the yeast of wrong teaching to spread in our midst, and tolerated the teachings of Balaam, that cause Your people to commit sexual immorality. We have not honoured You in our marriages.
We have tolerated people who have used Your name and the gifts of Your Spirit for profit, unlike Jesus who drove out the money-changers from the Temple. We have given ourselves to a little slumber, a little rest, and spiritual poverty has come upon us like a thief. To this day we have hardened our hearts, and refused to repent, fast and pray. We have held on to a form of religion, and denied You Power in our midst.
We have not grieved before You, as babies have been slaughtered, in their mothers’ wombs. Forgive us for the innocent blood that has been shed in our country. We confess that we have not cared for the many fatherless children in our nation, children who have turned in violent anger toward each other, children who have sought love by giving up their purity at a young age. Our children have turned to drugs and alcohol, for we have failed to raise them up in Your ways, or to teach them to fear You. Having preached to many, we seemed to have lost our way.
Today we come before You. We remind You of the Blood of Jesus that cries out on our Behalf, louder than the blood of Abel. We ask You to forgive the sins of our land, as You have promised to do, if we confess them; and to cleanse this nation of all unrighteousness. Today O God our eyes on You. Let us not be put to shame, and let not our enemy triumph over us.
Tuesday (For those in Authority, and the Church)
Let Your mercy and Your grace flow to the UK, like an ocean broad and deep. Pour out Your Spirit on all flesh. Revive our souls, that we may praise You. Build Your church O Lord, and let the gates of Hades never prevail against it. Wake up your people from their slumber. Let the dry bones come alive, and become a vast army for You. We prophecy to these bones and say, “Blow wind blow….Roar like a lion, and let Your children come running to You” from this Western nation.
We pray for our all those in authority over our land, in the Church, the Parliament, the Supreme Court, the Royal Family, and the European Parliament. We pray that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. Destroy the sceptre of the wicked over our nation, for Your word says the wicked shall not reign over the righteous. Your word says also that when the righteous reign, the people rejoice. So today bring forth the reign of the righteous in our land. Touch the hearts of Your bond slaves to stand for elections in every constituency. Grant them wisdom, grace and favour. Bring Your people, the Josephs, the Daniels, the Nehemiahs, the Mordecais into positions of influence over our land. Remove from such position anyone who seeks to destroy Your Church, as Haman sought to destroy Israel.
We pray for those who rule over us. We pray that You will raise men and women of integrity who truly care for our welfare and not ones that exploit us, or abuse their power, for personal gain. We ask You, for leaders that we can look up to. Remove anyone within the Houses of Parliament who is a hindrance to Your gospel. Bring into places of Power those, who like Joseph, have the wisdom to administer the resources of this nation well.
We confuse any plans to promote euthanasia, or any other evil laws in our nation, in Jesus’ name. We nullify the laws supporting abortion, using the authority given us in Jesus name. You have said that with You all things are possible. Show us how to partner with You, to eradicate these murderous laws. If there are mothers who seek to abort their babies, cause them to have a change of heart. Grant them the grace to seek Your will, and make all grace abound to them in raising their children.
Blow Holy Spirit through our schools, our hospitals, our prisons, police stations, financial institutions, our music, and TV and film industry. Blow out the dust that has settled. Destroy the works of Satan in Jesus’ name.
We pray for Your church in our land. We sprinkle the Blood of Jesus on all Your people, and ask You to place Your armour over them – the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, and feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Help us to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Make us holy, for You are Holy. Sanctify us, set us apart for Your glory. Pour out a spirit of intercession. Build us up into a House of Prayer for all the Nations. Add to our numbers daily, those who would intercede fervently for our land. Let us lift You up through our Praises, and gladden Your heart with our love songs to You. Build up the Holy walls around our cities and our villages, repair the breaches, and restore Your church to its former glory.
Make us one in Your body. Let zeal for Your House consume us. Let us carry our cross and follow You. Let us never love anyone, or anything more than You. Let us seek You with all our hearts, and desire Your presence as the deer pants for living waters. Let us acknowledge You in everything. When we are faced with trials and temptations, let us turn to You for strength and wisdom, and not lean upon our own understanding. Let the flame of Your gospel burn brighter in our land.
Wednesday (Church Leaders, Family and Children)
We pray for our church leaders, that they would lead holy lives, and set a godly example for Your sheep. Make the church leadership effective in discipling Your people, into mature, bold, and zealous Christians, who are full of grace and wisdom. Deliver our leaders from presumptuous sins, and from leading Your people on the basis of their own understanding. Give us leaders like Moses and Joshua, who enquire after Your will in everything; who seek to build Your Kingdom, rather than their own. Give us Pastors and Preachers who know how to handle the Word of Truth, correctly. Expose and remove the false prophets, apostles and teachers from within our midst us, in Jesus’ name.
We bind the spirits of pharoahic oppression, the spirits of prayerlessness and of Amalek that operate against Your church in Jesus’ name. We cast out the mocker from within Your church, so that strife will end, in Jesus name. Grant us a spirit of wisdom and of revelation. Lead us to worship You in Spirit and in Truth.
Restore the unity within our homes, let marriage between a man and a woman be held in honour, and the marriage bed be kept pure. We pray against divorce, and strife in families, in Jesus’ name. Heal our children, their wounded and ravaged souls. Raise them up as a Joshua generation that will go in boldly to take the Land.
We pray for our children, their schools, for Heads of schools, and of Education, grant us honourable men and women to be the latter. Show us how to raise our children up in Your ways, so that they do not depart from them. Help us to set godly examples before them. Ordain praise from the mouths of our children; bring back daily prayer to our schools, in Jesus’ name. Let there be daily bible study in schools, for every child.
Teach us to make education a source of fun, and adventure. Let our education system be suited to meet the needs of every child, to identify and promote individual strengths. Let our children show proper respect to their parents and to those in authority. We bind the spirits of disobedience and rebellion operating over our land, in Jesus’ name. Deliver our children from every evil influence in the media. Expose and destroy all the evil influences over our children’s lives, in Jesus’ name.
We pray for the work of those who minister the gospel to our children. Let them preach it boldly, and live holy lives, that many children will be saved, daily, through their efforts. Lord of the Harvest, send forth the workers into our nurseries, schools and colleges, for the Harvest is ripe and the workers are few. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Remove the names of the false gods from our midst; let them not be heard in our land. We bind the spirits of the anti-Christ, the spirits of atheism, idolatry, New Age, deception and false religion; in Jesus’ name. We destroy the pagan altars in our land, in Jesus’ name. We bind the spirits that seek to destroy our children, in Jesus’ name. We claim every bit of the land in our nation, and declare it holy and consecrated to You.
Thursday (For Justice, Law and Order, Entertainment Industry, Against Crime, For Healthcare)
We pray for our courts of justice – let Justice Flow live a river. Cancel out the unfair taxes we have levied on poor nations that have sought to trade their goods in our country. We pray over every ruling in the courtrooms of our nation, that it would be right in Your eyes. Let Your will be done in our Land, as in Heaven, so on earth. We ask You for judges who deal with integrity. Remove from this position of power, anybody who opposes Your gospel, or acts unjustly or corruptly; and who will not repent.
We pray for our entertainment industry – those working in the arts, music, TV, theatre and film. We thank You for the talented men and women You have given us. Let them turn their hearts to You in repentance, and make Your salvation known to them. Jesus, we crown You as King over our entertainment industry, and reject Satan’s dominion over this realm. We declare the Lordship of Jesus over the newspaper industry. Deliver it from the evil one. Let Your will be done through it, as in Heaven, so on earth. Let Your name be glorified through these media, and let it become an instrument to disciple the nations. We severe Satan’s hold over our nation, through the media in Jesus’ name.
We declare that we Your church will rise up and stand upright; and our enemies will bow down and fall, in Jesus’ mighty name. We pray for our athletes, let them compete for Your glory. Strengthen them to behave as worthy role models for our children, and preserve the honour of our nation.
We pray against paedophilia, child abuse, domestic violence, murder and financial crimes in Jesus’ name. Outlaw blasphemy once more, and preserve the glory of Your name. We pray against the growth of pornography, the sex trade, human and drug trafficking. Expose and dis-empower the leaders of these networks in Jesus’ name. Protect our nation from terrorists, and violent gangs.
We pray for those who commit grievous crimes in our land that they would repent, and turn away from their criminal activities. Bring repentance and salvation to these violent men and women, as You redeemed Saul of Tarsus, a violent man, who became Your bond slave. Expose and thwart every plan of Satan’s to bring confusion, and chaos to our nation, in Jesus’ name.
We pray for the police and the army. Restore law and order in Jesus’ name. We pray for men and women of courage and integrity who seek to protect our land and its borders. Remove every tendency toward racism, and discrimination within these services, and from our country. Protect these men and women, who work to protect us, by the Power of Your Blood. Let them turn their eyes to You, for help.
We pray for our hospitals, destroy the excessive bureaucracy that devours our health budget. Give us healthcare leaders who will administer public funds wisely, to benefit patients. Let healthcare workers enjoy, and find fulfilment in their work. We pray against plagues – the swine flu, and any other plague that Satan may petition You to send against our land. We counter-petition Satan, in the name of Jesus.
Friday (For Scientists, the Economy, the Poor, the Alien, Widows and Orphans and the Environment)
We pray for our scientists and our researchers. We pray for divine breakthrough in science, technology and medicine in Jesus’ name. Let these scientists seek Truth, and not promote falsehood, or their personal prejudices cloaked in science. Expose powerfully the pseudo-science that forms the basis of the theory of Evolution,”alternate” sexuality, abortion and euthanasia. Jesus, give us the wisdom to refute these arguments powerfully, as You once silenced those who sought to oppose Your Truth. Enable us to do this with great understanding, patience and respect for our opponents, so that Your name is glorified.
We pray for our financial institutions, the small businesses, the high street banks, and our stock market. Bless and prosper our economy, for in its prosperity lies ours. We pray for wisdom for our leaders in levying taxes, as You gave Joseph wisdom, give them wisdom. Let our system of taxation be fair and appropriate before Your Holy eyes. Let it not be a burden on anybody, let it not hinder enterprise, or hold people back from seeking employment. Let it not discourage anyone from working hard. Sieve through our benefits system, and expose those who commit benefit fraud. Give the British a hard-working working ethic. Give righteous men and women the power to make money, to feed their families, and to care for those less fortunate than them.
Give us hearts of compassion for the poor, and let us never turn a deaf ear to their cries. Let the wealth of the wicked come into the hands of the righteous. Cancel out the financial supply of those who use their money to bring unrighteous laws, or unholy lobby groups. Deliver our nation from the love of money that is a snare. Bless us for the generosity we have shown to refugees and poorer countries.
Teach us how to treat the alien in our land, in accordance with Your will. Where we have failed to deal with them in fairness, and mercy, forgive us. Protect our land from those who seek to exploit our kindness. In Jesus’ name, we bind the spirits of the anti-christ, the spirits of false religion, the demon of lust, the spirits of waywardness and prostitution. We release a spirit of repentance and salvation over this nation, in Jesus’ name.
We pray for the orphan, the widow, the disabled, and the poor in our midst. Remove our apathy. Fill us with a heart of compassion. Give us wisdom and the knowledge to care for them. Protect them from those who would seek to exploit them, in Jesus’ name. Teach us to honour senior citizens. Protect them from being exploited, or abused, in Jesus’ name we pray.
We pray for our roads, our waterways and our airways. We ask You to protect those who travel within, to and from our land, through the Power of Your name. Cause people to drive safely, and with consideration. We pray that we would all respect the traffic laws. We pray for our environment that we would be good stewards of this beautiful land, and preserve it for our children.
We remind You of Your promise, that You will hear us when we call. We remind You to deal with us in mercy and compassion, because of Jesus’ sacrifice on behalf of our nation. Remember our prayers on behalf of our nation. Protect us from the evil one, bless us for we have been faithful to pray. For we ask all this in the name that is above every name, in Heaven, on earth and below the earth, the Name of Jesus, Our Lord.
Jesus, we crown You as King over Britain, and proclaim Your Lordship over our land. Let us reign with You forever. Amen.
Joel 3; Acts 7:54 – 8:25; Job 19:1-2
3:11 NLT “And now, O Lord, call out your warriors!” O Lord, call out Your warriors. Bring justice and peace on the earth!
3:13 Lord, the harvest is so great, but the workers are so few. Keep me mindful that those who are not harvested to salvation now will be harvested to judgement later (Revelation 14:19; 19:15).
Lord help us to walk in the fear of a God so all your rewards such as:
God’s friendship (Ps.25:14)
God’s abundant goodness (Ps. 31:19)
God’s mercy (Lk 1:50)
God’s compassion (Ps 103:13)
God’s help (Ps 115:11)
God’s guidance (Ps 25:12)
God’s provision (Ps 34:9; 111:5)
Wisdom (Ps 111:10; Pr 15:33)
Answered prayer (Heb 5:7, Neh 1:11)
Protection from evil (Prov 16:6)
Work blessings (Ps 128:1-2)
Family blessings (Ps 128:3-4; 112:1-2)
May they all be your portion in Jesus name.
Joel 3:16 Almighty God, when Your voice roars and thunders and the earth shakes,
may we remember Your love and praise You because You are a welcome refuge and strong fortress.
Joel 3:20-21“But Judah will be filled with people forever, and Jerusalem will endure through all generations.
21 I will pardon my people’s crimes, which I have not yet pardoned and I, the Lord, will make my home in Jerusalem with my people.”
What an awesome promise God over the Land of Israel and nothing or no one can change it.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem and throughout the Middle East. (Psalm 122:6).
Acts 7:54 – 8:25
7:59 As we remember our precious sister Pauline and her family today as her mum was promoted to be with The Lord on Friday morning the 5th September 2014 in her sleep.
Pray that your love for Jesus and your dependency on him will continue to grow until the moment of your death, that your heart will be close to His and that His name will be on your lips.
8:4-8 Praise God for the way He turns bad circumstances to good as He did when the early believers were scattered from Jerusalem into other regions of the world. Ask Him to turn a bad situation in your life into good.
8:9-24 On reflection of these verses and seeing Simon’s motive. Search your heart to see if you have any tendency to treat the blessings of God as opportunities for personal gain rather than gifts to be used in service for His glory.
God delights in whoever fears Him (Ps 147:11; Acts 10:35)
Godly fear must be learned (Deut 4:10; 31:13-13; Ps 34:11)
We should pray for the fear of God (Ps 86:11)
God is willing to place godly fear into our hearts (Jer 32:40)
The Holy Spirit conveys a spirit of the fear of God (Isa 11:2)
19:13-19 Think of friends and family members who have stood by you even through hard times.
Thank God for their love and faithfulness. We need each other.
19:23-24 Oh, that my words could be recorded. Oh, that they could be inscribed on a monument,
24 carved with an iron chisel and filled with lead engraved forever in the rock.
Think of what you would want your epitaph to say. Then ask God to shape and direct the rest of your life in a way that will justify that epitaph.
19:25-27 Yes, Lord, I confidently agree. I joyfully shout with Job: I know that You, my Redeemer, live and that You will someday stand victorious on the earth. I will see You for myself, with my own eyes! I am overwhelmed by that thought! I praise You with hallelujahs!
While we are on the subject this week of a Fearing God. In reflection of this book of Job what can we learn from the God-fearing life style from Job’s example?
Job 1:1, 8, 1:9-11, 1:22; 2:3; 2:10
May God bless you richly