Praying for Our Nation

From The Heart

Publish date: 07/17/2016

Foundation scriptures:
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 KJV

Also [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up). Luke 18:1 AMP

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV

1. We, as a church, need to press in as never before in prayer and intercession for America.
a. The time between now and November is critical for America.
b. Mark 13:33 KJV – “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” 
c. Every citizen should pray and every citizen should vote.
d. 1 Timothy 2:8 KJV – “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”

2. What do we pray? 
a. Pray in the Spirit and with your understanding.
b. 1 Corinthians 14:15 KJV – “What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” 
c. Romans 8:26 KJV – “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” 
d. Take authority over the enemy.
e. Luke 10:19-20 KJV – “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
f. The keys to the Kingdom.
g. Matthew 16:19 KJV – “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

3. Here’s what we pray: 
a. A great spiritual awakening in America.
b. The harvest of souls.
c. Luke 10:2 KJV – “Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” 
d. The plans of the enemy to be set back – decades.
e. One more hour of daylight.
f. Release of funding for the end-time harvest.
g. That boldness and utterance in the Holy Ghost would be on leaders - to proclaim the truth.
h. Acts 4:29-30 KJV – “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.”
i. Ephesians 6:18-20 KJV – “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” 
j. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 KJV – “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you.”
R.M.I. World Headquarters – plans and future developments.
l. That Christ would be formed in believers; that they grow spiritually and mature in Him.
m. Galatians 4:19 KJV – “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.”
n. For God to visit the spiritual and political leaders of this land; to change their hearts toward Him!
o. Proverbs 21:1 KJV – “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.”
Divine intervention.
q. 2 Chronicles 32:7 KJV – “Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him.”

N.B. Do not take this lightly - let’s press in as never before.