Prayer: Week of Oct. 18, 2015

Bro. Tim Gamble is sharing a great weekly prayer.  Tim puts out some great preparedness content and I am grateful that he has allowed me to share his weekly prayer here.  You can find Tim’s preparedness articles by clicking here.

 


 

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” –2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)

I believe our country is under demonic influence. The Halls of Power and Influence – government, business, the news media, academia, and popular culture – have not only turned from God’s ways, but are often mocking and even working in direct opposition to His Will. Our leaders and centers of influence no longer look to God for their standards of right and wrong, replacing God’s absolute truths with the whim of their own opinions. I believe the Evil One and his cohorts are very active in America today, which is why I’m doing something a little different in Patriots’ Prayers this week.

In this weeks’ Patriots’ Prayers, I present two prayers for protection against demonic influence.  The first is a traditional Orthodox prayer of protection from demonic influences for ourselves as individuals. The second is the same prayer, slightly rewritten by me, for protection from demonic influences for our country. These two prayers are then followed by the prayer for forgiveness and repentance of the United States, which is the “backbone” prayer in each week’s Patriots’ Prayers. Please pray these prayers now, and several times throughout the coming week.

Prayer against Demonic Influence (for ourselves)

Almighty God, who delivered Your people from the bondage of the adversary, and through Your Son cast down Satan like lightning, deliver me also from every influence of the unclean spirits. Command Satan to depart far from me by the power of Your only begotten Son. Rescue me from demonic delusion and darkness. Fill me with the light of the Holy Spirit that I may be guarded against the snares of the crafty demons. Grant that an angel always go before me and lead me to the path of righteousness all the days of my life, to the honor of Your glorious name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer against Demonic Influence (for our nation)

Almighty God, who delivered Your people from the bondage of the adversary, and through Your Son cast down Satan like lightning, deliver these United States of America also from every influence of the unclean spirits. Command Satan to depart far from these United States by the power of Your only begotten Son. Rescue this nation and its peple from demonic delusion and darkness. Fill the American people with the light of the Holy Spirit that we may be guarded against the snares of the crafty demons. Grant that angels always watch over our nation and lead us to the path of righteousness forever, to the honor of Your glorious name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Prayer for Forgiveness and Repentance of Ameirca

Save and protect, O Lord, these United States of America and have mercy on us. As a nation, we have turned our backs on you and have sinned. We have allowed our God-given liberties to be taken away. We have allowed the epidemic of abortion to fester out of control. We have allowed prayer to be eliminated from our schools, and Your Word and commandments to be banned from our public squares. We have allowed Your place in our nation’s history to be erased from our textbooks and our minds. We have turned our backs on Your teachings. We no longer look to You and Your Word for our standards of right and wrong, replacing those absolute truths with the whim of our own opinions.  We have allowed decadence and depravity of all sorts to become public and commonplace. Common decency has become a thing of the past. We confess these and all our sins to You and ask forgiveness for ourselves and our nation. Bring us to a state of true repentance – a returning to You – as both individuals and as a nation. We confess Your lordship over every aspect of our lives and our nation. Help us to follow You once again. Restore your mercy and blessings to these United States of America, and re-establish a hedge of protection around us. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.

 

 

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