Oct. 20, 2018

Prayer For All Leaders Of Church & State

 

Father God, we come to you in the holy name of our Lord Jesus Christ. These are trying times, and those whom You have called into positions of leadership in this world, and in the church, have a very important mission to fulfill, to lead and to serve your people everywhere - the human race You created and for whom Your Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood that it might be redeemed and restored to fellowship with You.

Your servants are greatly being challenged, Father God - from within the organizations and offices they hold, as well as their enemies in the physical world.

But especially the confrontation comes from the very powers of darkness, which seek to undermine Your will and Your plan on this earth, in the spirtual realm. And of this far too many are unaware and often without a clue as to how we are, as members of one another in Jesus, to be about our Father's business. And it is because of this that we ask that we may be given the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You, so that we may know what our calling is. Empower us with understanding concerning these things. Grant us repentance that we may be pure of heart toward You, to be able to stand against the darkness that seeks to destroy all the gracious good that you desire for our nation and for the entire world.

Let us stand finally, being strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. as we put on the full armor of God, so that we will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Therefore, in the name of Jesus Christ, we who are called by Your name take up the full armor of God, and we  stand to resist the darkness in this evil day, and having done everything, we now stand firm. We stand with our loins girded with Truth, and we put on the breastplate of righteousness. May our feet be shod with the Gospel of peace. Let us take up the shield of faith with which we will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And let us put on the helmet of salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. With all prayer and petition we pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, let us be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints!

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh or our will, but of the very power of the Holy Spirit of God. And in the name of Jesus Christ thus fully armed, we bind every evil intent, thought, word, or deed that is sent forth which comes against the will and purpose of God, which seeks to do harm or havoc against His chosen - in any level of life or leadership. In Jesus' name we bind also every such practitioner of darkness and wickedness now and forever, that their evil will fall back on itself, and never reach its intended target and be utterly disempowered at all times and in all places. In the name of Jesus, let the salvation won by His precious blood be loosed upon all dark practitioners, that they may repent of their evil deeds, and may also come to know the freedom, love, joy, and forgiveness of Christ, and be saved from the evil one they have been serving.

We acknowledge and give You praise, Lord God, that the day soon comes when every knee shall bow and every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord, to You glory, Heavenly Father. Please grant an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit upon all your people such as has never been seen before, that Your saints may rise to the challenge of this day and time in the strength of the Lord and the power of Your might. And let us remember that our Lord has come to destroy the works of the evil one and also to set free and bring many to glory, so that we are ever mindful of our mission.

To You now and forever be all worship, honor, power, might, and praise, in the holy name of Jesus Christ our risen and living Savior and Lord! Amen.