PRAY FOR OUR NATION
Tip: 1 Tim 2:1-6 (TLB) 1 Here are my directions: Pray much for others; plead for God's mercy upon them; give thanks for all he is going to do for them. 2 Pray in this way for kings and all others who are in authority over us, or are in places of high responsibility, so that we can live in peace and quietness, spending our time in godly living and thinking much about the Lord.
If we would obey this, we would see successes in prayer! Our prayer failures too often come from the fact that we pray first of all for ourselves or our needs. But God said first of all, pray for others who are in authority and in places of high responsibility, which include our secular leaders, elected officials, intelligence agencies, judges and police. Then we may pray for our church, family and our own needs.
Pray: Heavenly Father, I come before You in the Name of Jesus on behalf of Australia. I pray for a shield of divine protection over this country and for insight into and uncovering of all terrorist activity. I rebuke any spirit of fear and terror. It has no place here.
Father, You said the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord, and like a river of water, You turn it whichever way You chose. So I ask You to direct the heart and mind of the
Australian Prime Minister ____________________________,
US President ____________________________,
Israelie Prime Minister ____________________________,
British Prime Minister ____________________________, and
Thai Prime Minister ____________________________,
I pray for the wisdom of God that they may make the right decisions. I also pray for their divine strength and health.
I thank You, Lord, for bringing change to the politics of our nation. Thank You for changing the voices of influence to speak in agreement with Your Word. I ask You to send laborers, filled with the spirit of wisdom and might, to surround our leaders with godly counsel and advice. I also ask You to remove from positions of authority those who stubbornly oppose righteousness, and replace them with men and women who will follow You and Your appointed course for Australia.
Your Word declares that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” I receive Your blessing and declare with my mouth that Your people dwell safely in this land and they prosper abundantly. I give thanks that our government is upon Jesus’ shoulder, and knowledge is pleasant to our politicians. Discretion watches over them. Understanding keeps them and delivers them from the way of evil men. Lord, give them a heart to do Your perfect will, and direct their decisions for the benefit of the Gospel, churches and families. Expose corruption, evil plots, secret agendas, and purge our land of godless men like Haman.
You said in Your Word that if Your people would humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, You would heal the land. So Lord, I repent for the sins of this nation. I ask that You would cleanse us and forgive us for idolatry, witchcraft and every kind of disobedience. Grant this nation a spirit of repentance and cover us with Your mercy. As we turn back to You, Lord, I believe the land is being healed.
As we enter the final hours of the last days, I ask for the spirit of faith, the working of miracles, signs, wonders, gifts, and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit to be in strong operation. Let believers in Australia and in every land be unified to stand strong by faith in Jesus, the Anointed One and His Anointing, that Your glory may be revealed in all the earth.
I thank You that the good news of the Gospel is published in our land, and Your Word prevails and grows mightily in the hearts and lives of the people. Christian TV, radio, publications, and public meetings grow unhindered, unobstructed and uncensored. I declare that Jesus is Lord over the Great South Land of the Holy Spirit, Australia.
Thank You, Lord, that these requests come to pass. I believe I receive, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
Written by Steve Cioccolanti for the benefit of the Body of Christ.
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