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July 12, 2016

I Urge You to Pray

“While the current tumultuous cultural climate is very similar to the 1960’s, it is perhaps even more precariously heightened. Today we have Supreme Court sanctioned gay marriage, open doors to an escalating gender confusion, Presidential Executive Orders that go outside of Constitutional rights, the legalization of drugs in specific states, violent radical Islamic jihadist attacks, trillions of dollars of national debt, and more. Much of the current mood in the U.S. is one of anger, frustration and extreme polarization. The Scriptures State, ‘I Urge You to Pray!’” (James Goll)1

“I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 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.” (1 Timothy 2:1-4; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. “In the 1960’s we experienced the Generation Gap, Economic Division, Racial Strife, Hate Crimes, Free Sex Movement, Assassinations of Leaders, Drug Epidemic and much more.”1 Tell the Lord that you do not want to see our nation go around that mountain of rebellion against God again in our generation.

  2. “Prayer was removed from public schools (in 1962).”1 Decree that the Lord is welcome in our school system and that the lie of separation of Church and State will end. Encourage your children or those in your circle of influence to gather their friends and pray daily at school. It is not illegal for students to gather and pray together.

  3. “Abortion was made legally available (in 1973).”1 Repent for the sin of abortion. Ask God to reverse the legality of the killing of our unborn for the sake of convenience.

  4. Over that same period of time, “an assault was released against traditional family values and roles (and) a no-fault divorce clause was introduced. This started unraveling American society as we had known it.”1 Ask God to deliver us from the covenant-breaking spirit in America. Pray for strong families and faithful spouses.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we have no desire to repeat the sins of our fathers and thereby reinforce rebellion against you in another generation. Forgive our nation for removing prayer in schools. Our children have suffered the consequences in numerous ways for leaving You out of the educational process. Help me to boldly encourage our children to pray together in school each day. I repent for the sin of abortion in our nation. Reverse Roe v Wade and reverse the curses it has brought against us. Deliver us from the sin of covenant-breaking and make the Church a covenant-keeping people! Strengthen our marriages and grace us to be faithful for all of our lives. Renew our covenant with You and save our nation! Jesus help us! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We stir up and urge to pray, so that we can see a generation of rebellious decisions reversed and our nation healed and in revival!

1 This is excerpted from a Word by James Goll given June 29, 2016. You can learn more about James Goll here.

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