Our Prayer Petition for America

Our Prayer Petition for America

Father, You have said in Your Word to make petitions, prayers, and intercessions and to give thanks on behalf of all men and for those who are in positions of authority so that we can live a godly and peaceful life. Father, we come humbly but boldly before Your throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need for our nation—the United States of America. By rights of creation, this nation belongs to You, for surely You have created this United States of America. This nation did not come from men. It came from You. You put the seed of this nation in men’s hearts even before they knew. You have saved other nations for Your name’s sake. We implore You to come in the fullness of Your glory for the sake of Your name in this nation.

Lord, let not the heathen say, “Where is their God?” Let not the blood of our forefathers be shed in vain, for they formed this nation under the guidance of Your very hand. Lord, we know Your honor is at stake. Do not allow Your glorious throne to be dishonored. The gulf between light and darkness has to be greater. The Church must be brighter and not look like the world because Your honor is at stake. The world dishonors the Church because they’ve not seen the Church shine. We cannot make ourselves shine. Only You can shine through us. It would be unjust of You, a righteous and just God, to not send the glory that for decades we have cried out for. We cannot wait any longer. It must come now, Lord. And if not us, who? If not now, when?Continue reading

Praying for America

Praying for America

I remember in 1979 exactly where I was when somebody sent me the tape of brother Kenneth Hagin saying he had decided they were going to have a prayer school at Rhema. The reason for that prayer school was Jesus had appeared to him and said there is not nearly enough prayer for your government or for the United States of America.

At that time, I wasn’t so interested in praying for the government. I was praying more for personal things, for harvest, and for rain. But then brother Hagin went over to 1 Timothy 2:1-4, which says:

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

If you want to live a peaceable life in all godliness—where godliness can prevail, where you can have prayer in your schools, where you don’t have to have humanism and evolution taught to your kids—you’re going to pray for people who are in authority.Continue reading

Activate Our Authority

Activate Our Authority

Who is responsible for the state that America is in? You may want to blame the government, society, or even the Supreme Court, but none of that is true. People in the dark cannot attempt to operate in light unless someone shines light into their lives. In the same way, no man or government official will be able to push back the darkness we see in this world. The only thing that will push back the kingdom of darkness is the kingdom of light.

That means it’s our job as the church of the living God to rise up and be light to the world around us.

Now, we have authority in this world, which I talked about in my previous post. I want to delve a little further into that now. On the throne of God, there is a position. God has put us next to Him at His right hand. That enthroned position is a complete position of authority. It speaks of authority, authority, authority. Look at what Ephesians 1:19-21 says:Continue reading

Praying for a Great Awakening

Praying for a Great Awakening

When you look at the state of our nation, whom do you blame? Do you look to the government? Do you look to a man? Whom do you expect to solve the problems we face?

Contrary to what it may seem like in the natural, no man or government official will be able to push back the darkness we see in this world. The only thing that will push back the kingdom of darkness is the kingdom of light.

That means it’s our job as the church of the living God to rise up and be light to the world around us.

Our job? you might think. What can we do?

Recognize Our Authority

Paul wrote in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.Continue reading