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July 10, 2017

Hitting the Mark in Governmental Intercession

I have been to Washington, D.C., many times to pray. One of those times, I was meeting with a leader in Congress. I had formed a good relationship with him and he would fill me in on what was happening there in our government and other things to pray about. This particular day he had a very important committee meeting to attend and he invited me to come with him. It was a meeting where a pro-life group was trying to get a bill through the committee. So, I went with him. The atmosphere was tense. The majority in the committee at the time was pro-choice. It got so tense that the Chairman slammed his gavel down and said they were going to cancel the meeting. Everyone just started to get up and leave, until it was just me and my friend. He invited me to stay in the room and pray for a while all by myself. I hadn’t planned to be there, so I asked the Lord what He wanted me to do. He said, “I’m tired of the man who leads this and I want you to fire him. Decree that he is no longer allowed to sit in that seat.” I continued to seek Him, until I was sure I was not being presumptuous. Then, I pointed at the Chairman’s seat and said, “You, sir, have offended God and you are not allowed to sit in that seat anymore. Somebody else is going to take your place.” Two weeks later there was a sudden change, exactly as the Lord had led me to decree.

“You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.” (Job 22:28; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Ask the Lord to increase your authority and accuracy in governmental intercession.

  2. Pray that you would ask Holy Spirit how you should pray. Don’t just jump right in.

  3. Repent of any time you have prayed out of emotion and not sought Him and His direction first.

  4. Worship Him. Desire Him. Draw close and lean in to hear Him.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, keep teaching us how to pray governmentally. We know we can’t just decree whatever we want. We have to be led by Holy Spirit. You know when it’s time. You know what You can do, will do, etc. However, at Your leading, we will make decrees in accordance with Your Will. Keep us from praying for our own will to be done, or any other presumptuous prayer. We repent of praying out of emotion, instead of carefully seeking Your perfect will. We long to partner with You and effect Your changes governmentally, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the Church will operate in governmental intercession as led by Holy Spirit.