Prayer Week: September 5, 2016

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.

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I believe our country is under demonic influence. The Halls of Power and Influence – government, corporations, the news media, academia, and popular culture – have not only turned from God’s ways, but often openly mock God, the Bible, and believers. Our leaders 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. We are in a spiritual war. Prayer is an important weapon in this war. This week, I ask that everyone to join with me in praying against demonic influence. 

1) Against Demonic Influence (based on a traditional Orthodox prayer)

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 people 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.

This week’s special prayer challenge is to pray for our government leaders. I understand that many people are understandably disappointed in, and even angry with, the political class in America today. Our politicians and bureaucrats have let us down, and acted for their own benefit and against the rights and interests of We the People, and even against the standards of God. However, God has instructed His people to love and pray for all, friend, stranger, and enemy alike. Paul writes in his first letter to Timothy “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV). 

2)  Prayer Challenge: For Our Government Officials
Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon all leaders, politicians, and civil authorities of these United States of America. I especially hold up to you President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, Chief Justice John Roberts, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. I also pray for all the President’s Cabinet members and advisers,  the associate judges of the Supreme Court, all federal, state, and local judges, all members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as all governors, state legislators, and local authorities. Grant them wisdom in their duties and decisions, and have them serve Your Will in all things. Block all of their plots and schemes that run counter to Your good and perfect Will, or that threaten the inalienable rights You have given to us. (Additionally, please feel free to pray by name for any elected officials at any level, especially those with jurisdiction over your locality.)


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