Wednesday, March 14, 2007

PRAYER FOR AMERICA - Standing in the gap for this nation… (Ez 22:30)

PRAYER FOR AMERICA - Standing in the gap for this nation… (Ez 22:30)

Father, we thank you for the mercy and grace that you have extended to this nation, though we have been a stiff-necked and rebellious people who have run after other gods. Being men-pleasers instead of God-pleasers, we have lusted after pleasures, money, fame and power. Sexual irresponsibility and perversion have polluted our nation, and the blood of the innocents cries out to You. Our sins have destroyed lives, dishonored You, and defiled our land. Though we deserve judgment, O Lord, you have given us mercy instead of wrath. Holy Spirit, move upon the Church in America with a spirit of conviction so that God’s people will humble themselves, and pray, and seek Your face, and turn from their wicked ways, so You can continue to turn this nation from destruction, forgive our sin, and heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Empower Your church to stand against the tide of evil and take this nation back for You. Father, re-establish justice as the measuring line and righteousness as the plumb line so that evil may be exposed and annulled. (Isaiah 28:17-18). May America once again be a nation that is exalted by righteousness (Prov. 14:34) and whose God is the Lord (Ps. 33:12).

Lord, we bring You in remembrance of the blood of the martyrs upon this land -- and of our godly heritage… Lord, remember the faith of our founding fathers, and their holy covenant with You for the dedication of this land to the glory of God and the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. O, Lord, do not forget or forsake this covenant, we pray. For IT IS WRITTEN: “The scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous.“ (Ps.125:3) For the sake of Your mighty Name, do not allow our enemies to triumph over us! Your Word says that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord lifts up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:17). Lord, we pray that You would raise a standard of repentance and righteousness across this land, so that the Redeemer will come to…those who turn from transgression (Isaiah 59:19-20). Uncap the wells of Revival and let them gush forth with rivers of living water across this land. -- Lord, SEND YOUR RAIN! -- Soften the hardness of our hearts so the seeds You have sown can bring forth the fruit of righteousness to Your backslidden Church. May the spirit of intercession and evangelism of Jonathan Edwards, Dwight L. Moody, and Charles Finney be released upon us once again.

We lift up President Bush and ask that you would fulfill his calling as a “burning bush” for this nation. Cause him to burn with holy passion for You, and passion to see this nation honor You as the only One Who can save us. - not politics or any institution of men.

We declare over America that the LORD is our Judge, the LORD is our Lawgiver, and the LORD is our King - HE will save us!” (Isaiah 33:22). Will You not REVIVE us once again, that Your people may rejoice in You? (Psalm 85:6) Oh, do not remember the former iniquities against us!

Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us…

Help us, O God of our salvation…

For Your name’s sake!

(America is known as a Christian nation around the world)

Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” (Psalm 79:8-10)

Father, We pray for a mighty outpouring of Your Holy Spirit to bring forth REVIVAL and Reformation and a great harvest of souls into this land! May Your River of Life be released to counter the “culture of death” which has gripped this nation. (Ps. 94:20-21) We declare that the Blood of Jesus Christ has triumphed over and prevails against the spiritual hosts of wickedness aligned with Baal over this nation. (Eph. 612). We call forth a release of the transference of wealth into the hands of the righteous (Proverbs 13:22), and we ask You, Lord, to release to Your intercessors the anointing to plunder the Strongman and take back what he has stolen from America! (Matthew 12:29) We decree that the spirits of sexual perversion, covenant-breaking, death, abortion, witchcraft, occult, and Jezebel are overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. For IT IS WRITTEN: “Having disarmed principalities and powers, Jesus made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through (the blood of His cross)”. (Col. 2:15) In the name of Jesus, we decree that all covenants with death are annulled and this throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law and condemns innocent blood, is brought down and stripped of all power. (Ps. 94:20-21)

Sovereign Lord, “the heavens are Yours, (and) the earth also… Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne.” (Psalm 89:11 & 14) Establish the dominion of Your throne over our courts, our lives, and our wayward nation -- in Jesus’ name and for His glory!