Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Prayer For Our Nation

Kenneth E. Hagin prayed the following prayer on January 31, 1983.  It is still a powerful prayer and much needed today as we approach elections in our USA.

Let us pray and agree together as we say this prayer aloud. 

Heavenly Father, we come again today. We come in the Name of Jesus—not our name, not our power, not our holiness, not even our goodness—but we come in the Name of Jesus, washed in His blood, robed in His righteousness. We come because You told us to come. You said in Your Holy Word for us to come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain help and grace to help in the time of need. Thank You, Father. 

We are exhorted in Your Word to pray, to intercede, to supplicate, and to give thanks for ALL who are in authority, that Christians—that believers—everywhere, may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

We pray for our leaders—our President, every member of Congress, the Supreme Court, the president’s cabinet, everyone that’s in authority—that divine wisdom and grace will be given unto them. And direction will be given unto them. 

We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would try to dominate and rule in our own nation. We rise up against that darkness. We rise up against those spirits and dispel the darkness.
In the Name of Jesus, we command the devil to take his hand OFF of the political scene of our nation. We pray for every politician, everyone that’s in office, that they’ll not be so concerned about politics, that they’ll not be so party conscious, but that they’ll be concerned about our nation as a whole—and above all, put God first. 

We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil, the demons of hell that would endeavor to dominate the financial scene of our nation. We pray for the economy of our nation.

We pray about the unemployed. We pray that the economy will be turned around, and that we will be prosperous as a whole—as a nation—to continue to carry the Gospel around the world. We command the devil and all of his cohorts: Take your hand OFF of the financial scene of our nation. 

We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would endeavor to dominate the domestic scene of our nation. We command you, Satan, and all of your cohorts: Take your hand OFF the domestic scene of our nation. May there be peace. May there be tranquility. May there be understanding from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. We sweep the air clean from demons—powers of evil that would hinder, that would dominate.  

In the Name of Jesus!  We come against all forces that are wrong. And Father, we pray with our understanding as best we know how. We’re instructed to do so. Yet we sense in our spirit that our spirits have not prayed as they would like. We remember that Paul said that if I pray in an unknown tongue, MY spirit prays, MY spirit, by the Holy Spirit within me prays. So the great, mighty Spirit of God dwells in us. He is our Helper. He is our Counselor. He is our Advocate. He is our Intercessor. He is our Standby. He will help us. 

We trust The Holy Spirit to help us to pray in this area and about our nation, and the leaders, and all that are in authority.

Help us to pray as we ought to pray, and about things that we don’t even know to pray concerning the coming election. We take authority over every stronghold that would endeavor to hinder the process of the right person being elected to lead our country.  

We boldly proclaim that Your will shall be accomplished.  The Holy Spirit will give us utterance. And we will pray and intercede and give thanks in the Spirit.
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Prayer Scriptures  to Stand On – As we Pray Over our Nation   
 1 TIMOTHY 2:1–4 (NKJV)
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 
ISAIAH 62:6–7 (AMPC)   I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, who will never hold their peace day or night; you who [are His servants and by your prayers] put the Lord in remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence, 7 And give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her a praise in the earth. 
MATTHEW 18:18–20 (Message)
“Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” 
JAMES 5:16 (AMPC)  The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. 
EPHESIANS 6:12 (AMPC)   For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere. 
ROMANS 8:26 (NKJV)   Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 
2 CHRONICLES 7:14–15 (NLT) 
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you, Hazel. Not a day goes by that I don't pray for this nation. And my prayer is that same one from second Chronicles.


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