Skip to comments.Praying For God To Call Out Intercessors For Our Nation
Posted on 10/12/2008 6:22:20 AM PDT by DarthVader
They weren't praying for particular candidates or political parties. Instead they were praying for the person of righteousness, the person of God's choosing, to be elected in every elected office........"
Praying For God To Call Out Intercessors For Our Nation
Praying for the Upcoming Election
Patrick Joshua is the Director of the National Prayer Network and a father figure to the prayer movement in India. Because of a special burden for our nation, he visited the United States twice in recent months. Patrick believes the U.S. is at a very critical time in history, the impact of which will be felt around the world.
During his visits, Patrick told the story of God's intervention in India in 2004, in response to the fervent, united prayers of His people. At that time, political forces had mobilized with the intention of turning their nation in a direction that would make it almost impossible for Christians to share or practice their faith. Those forces had the momentum and the numbers as the Christian population in India is a minority, by some estimates representing only 6% of the 1.1 billion people in the nation.
The situation was desperate. Many thought it was impossible. So they turned to the God of the impossible and began to pray. In cities and states across their nation, a movement of united, fervent prayer arose, but with a unique focus. They weren't praying for particular candidates or political parties. Instead they were praying for the person of righteousness, the person of God's choosing, to be elected in every elected office.
Right up until the day of the election every poll and pundit predicted the election would be a landslide for those who were opposed to the gospel. When the votes were counted, however, the results revealed a different story. In district after district those candidates and political allies who opposed the gospel had been soundly defeated. At a national level they were out of power. The press and the pundits were stunned. No one saw it coming.
So what happened? It seems God heard the cries of His people and touched the hearts of the voters as they went into the voting booths. Some believe a corporate conviction came upon the people and they voted for the person of righteous, the person of God's choosing. This was seen most dramatically in the states and regions where prayer was the most concentrated and fervent. In one of those states, laws that restricted the advance of the gospel were immediately repealed.
This is a very hopeful report about what God did in the elections in India. While our situation is different, we are at a critical crossroad. He can do this in our nation too if we will PRAY!
For the next three weeks we will be praying for righteous men to rule righteously in our nation, starting with this prayer for God to wake up his people to pray. I bless you to let God wake up the intercessor in you.
Hear God's Word. I have posted watchmen on Your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, Give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth. Isaiah 62:6-7
Our Father, our Lord, bless intercessors who have stood as watchmen at their posts unseen and unsung in the hidden work of prayer. You appointed and anointed them by Your Spirit of grace and supplication for the authority they have wielded in standing in the gap between Your holy hand and the judgment that the sins of our nation deserve. Strengthen the hands of these intercessors with patient endurance and with Aarons and Hurs to come alongside (Exo. 17:10- 13).
Release and reappoint those who have been discouraged, distracted, or disillusioned by inordinate attacks on their body, soul, or spirit, or on their families or finances. Come, our Helper Holy Spirit, to the praying ones who have been robbed and beaten up. Pour the oil of Your Spirit on these wounded soldiers, take them up, and restore them to wholeness and health and to their gifting and calling in intercession.
Awake new intercessors in Your church that have been disinterested and lazy. Let us receive new mantles of intercession and hear Your appointment to our posts in prayer. By the Spirit of Christ Jesus, who ever lives to intercede, impregnate the hearts of every believer with the Spirit of prayer as simple obedience to the commands of God's Word to pray without ceasing and to pray for those in authority. Appoint new intercessors and birth in them a holy desperation for prayer until we see You answer and You show us great and mighty things we have never seen.
Raise up intercessors who will ...
Respond to Your call in humility and holiness.
Respond to Your call to pray in the fear of the Lord.
Pray with grateful hearts of thanksgiving with their eyes on You.
Petition the God of the Impossible.
Pray with You, not just to You, "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done.
Ask our Father, our King, to have mercy and redeem and show us Your glory in the sight of all nations.
Let this be a trumpet call, as Nehemiah said, "The work is extensive and spread out. Whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us. Remember the Lord who is great and awesome" (Neh: 4:17,20).
Holy Spirit, touch Your church.
Turn our hearts to You.
Stir our hearts to pray as never before.
Show us Your glory.
God, we have violated your laws and we have killed your precious children by the millions. We deserve justice. We deserve Your wrath. But, Lord, we turn back to You and beg for mercy. Lord, have mercy on America.
praying here - fervently. <><
Praying. (By the way...great book....”Don’t just stand there, Pray something: The Incredible Power of Intercessory Prayer “ by Ronald Dunn)
God will get the glory in this (one way or another).
The lines are drawn clearly and literally between life (Trig Palin) and death (the democratic party platform—and Obama’s extreme stance.)
“Chose this day who you will serve...
as for me and my house, we serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT
We have three weeks to organize. We have to vote all the creeps out. We love our country and the Socialists have to go. It is the House we have to work on. Find out there voting record if they wobbled
on immigration vote them out. If you are an activist already make your calls. We have three weeks.
There is an excellent prayer guide available for each of the forty days up to the election.
THIS WEEK’S PRAYER THEME:
This week we focus on the Fifth and Sixth Commandments: V Honor your father and your mother. VI You shall not murder. Repent for any way you have dishonored parents or grandparents, and for the lack of respect for elders in the U.S. Lament for lawlessness, rebellion, moral anarchy, violence and crime.
TODAY’S PRAYER POINT:
Day 17 10/12
Expressing gratitude for our parents and grandparents
Ex 20:12; Mt 15:4; Eph 6:2-3
Over 200 Million in 3 weeks won’t hurt either!
"we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. " - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - God in Heave, II Chronicles 7:14
I submit, that God in Heaven has already raised up and brought forth one such friend and blessing. She is going across the width and breadth of this nation generating large crowd of enthused people of all creeds, faiths, races, and stripes who hold fast to the traditional American values and prinicples that made this nation what she is.
Many others, less known or visible to us are doing the same.
We must stand up and do our part in this election cycle, we must spread the word to all we know and come in contact with within our own spheres of influence, and then ask them to do the same regarding:
...and regarding the principle oppostion we, and she and John McCain face:
THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
SARAH PALIN DRAWS HUGE CROWDS ACROSS THE NATION
SARAH PALIN - YOUR BEST FRIEND OR WORST ADVERSARY
...AND AS FOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
Barack Obama has willfully associated with hateful extremists for years.
Barack Obama has openly shown his disdain and disrespect for America's symbols.
Barack Obama's election headquarters has proudly displayed abjectly marxists flags and symbols.
NOBAMA MOVEMENT SPREADS ACROSS THE NATION
Respectfully, “we” haven’t “killed children by the millions.” I think a more appropriate prayer would be that we who believe abortion is wrong to find ways to persuade others of the right or our beliefs. I do not accept the sins of others, and they do not accept my sins. We all rely on mercy and forgiveness.
We are not an evil nation, and I don’t believe that as a nation, we deserve to be punished. We are a nation made up of good people and bad people. I pray that the good people will reassert themselves and, with God’s blessings, create a nation that exists and succeeds within His laws.
We have a lot of good people in this nation who have been enablers who have sat on their hands and done nothing about our nation’s evils.
Forgive the ping - but thought all prayer warriors who have not already seen this (and if you have, please forgive the duplicate ping) - for encouragement in prayer for our nation at this critical time!
Read about how God intervened in another nation at a critical time - and He shall do so for America!
Let’s unite in prayer and never give up on God’s mighty intervening power!
Let’s also Thank Him and Praise Him for hearing and answering our cries for His help for this nation in what seems like our darkest hour - at least in my lifetime.
Also, please pass this article to others who are praying in earnest for our nation or who, perhaps, have lost heart or become discouraged.
He hears us when we Pray! Find other Christians right where you live who will join you in earnest, thankful prayer....not just on the internet - though that is good - but other believers around you. Where you live.
Even pray / call for ministers to call Christian believers to prayer together NOW for our nation.
Perhaps determine to call churches in your area to ask if they are calling for prayer for our nation and if not, could they consider doing so? NOW. Send them this article.
Inman ping for prayer. Praying hard every day for our nation.
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