Prayed…
Holy Spirt, thank You so much for Your presence today
Humbling ourselves and thanking You for the direction and leadership
Acknowledging and accepting what You are saying to us today
Thank You in advance for this day and we give You praise for it
The following excerpt was taken from For Such a Time as This; Praying in the Last Days by Patsy Cammenti:
What about your "garden"? What else is in your garden besides you? Anything God said to pray about in His Word would be in your garden. That's why it is so important to know what the Bible says to pray about. The Bible gives us instruction about how and what to pray for ourselves and for one another.
1 Timothy 2:1–4
(1) "First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, (2) For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way. (3) For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior (4) Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth."
It says we are to pray for "Kings and all who are in authority." By telling us to pray for these people, we are authorized to do so.
I had the privilege of assisting Brother Kenneth E. Hagin start Prayer and Healing School on the RHEMA campus in 1979. There were three primary reasons Brother Hagin felt compelled to have a school of prayer:
• For the people attending Healing School
• For teaching and demonstrating the principles of prayer
• For the purpose of praying for kings and all in authority
First Timothy 2:1–4 was a foundational scripture and was used regularly to direct the subject of prayer. There was no one more indifferent and unconcerned than I was about this particular subject of prayer. I fervently prayed about the spreading of the Gospel to all men and a move of God's Spirit in our services but cooled off quickly on the subject of kings and all those in authority. To me, it was boring and unrelated to important matters such as people being saved.
When I eventually came to lead Prayer School, it was my responsibility to carry on prayer for this subject. Oh, how difficult it was for me, until it seemed that I began to pick up the pulse of God's heart through this amazing scripture. When this passage came alive to me, it unfolded in my heart, and I saw a divine strategy within these verses.
Notice that in verse one we are instructed to pray for all men. And verse four explains why, stating that God wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. He paid the price by the blood of His own Son for all men to be saved. If our desire, however, is for just a family member or a few friends to come into our church, then the strategy placed in this scripture may be overlooked. It may be obeyed and performed dutifully, as I did, but it will not be done from the heart.
The Lord showed me that if I shared His desire for all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, I would need to be aware of and embrace the instruction sandwiched between verses one and four. With this in mind, you can see that by targeting kings and people in positions of authority, the "all men" under the influence of those persons will be affected. You can actually affect more people in prayer when you pray for those in authority over them.
Along with this urgent exhortation to pray for "kings and, all who are in authority" comes the authorization for us to pray for these people. Note that the term "kings" is plural, indicating that we should pray for kings other than our own, as well as any and all persons of authority and influence. It is glorious to think that people of outstanding influence, whom you see on televisions and in magazines, can actually be influenced by what the Holy Spirit inspires you to pray!
Look around your "garden." In addition to yourself, your family, and friends, First Timothy 2:1–2 mentions others you have been instructed to pray for. Therefore, you have a right and responsibility to pray for all those mentioned. Let's pray, knowing that the Holy Spirit, who is our Helper, cannot help us if we're doing nothing. But He is ever ready to inspire and empower us when we pray in this arena.
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Continued Praying…
Father, we are so thankful that our past has been washed away by the blood
Cleaned and given access to You by the precious blood of the Lamb
Thank You, Lord, for doing what You accomplished at the cross
Washed, covered, and overcoming by the blood—victorious!
Our righteousness comes through Your blood
Thank You, Father, for opening up ways for us to pray for leaders, nations, and people in the earth
Covering our nation in the blood of Jesus
Over our president, congress, senate, and judicial branch
Hindrances must be removed by the blood
Covering all their decisions today—right decisions that line up with Your will, Father
We come in prayer today by the blood—so much is at stake!
Right voices will line up and stand strong in every state
One nation under God indivisible—we will not be divided in Jesus' name
Mind games, leave in Jesus' name; wrong decisions, stop!
Each state covered by the blood of the Lamb
Shaking off tradition and worldly thinking—clear minds and clear hearts directed by the living God
Declaring the Church to rise up and take its place of authority
Praying for revival in Europe—speaking light to all the darkness
Pleading the blood over their leaders for guidance
Exalting truth and putting down of every lie
Light! Light! Light! Darkness cannot over take the light
Eyes to see and ears to hear—raising the standard in Jesus' name
Opening the hearts of those in our city
Praying over the streets—a supply of the Spirit and blood over our city
Influencing the lost to be saved in Jesus' name
We humble ourselves and pray and You, Father, do hear us and bring healing to our land
Father, forgive us in Your presence now
Annie shared…
I saw a golden bowl and all our prayers were going into that bowl and then being poured out over our cities. A holy fragrance was coming forth. We see it Father.
Continued praying…
Father, we love and worship You
We believe to continually humble ourselves before You
We thank You for all these requests and believe they will come to pass in Jesus' name