Praying for Cleveland
“Beginning today and running through next week, thousands of Believers from Ohio and around the nation will be converging on Cleveland to be a light into the darkness through compassion, prayer, evangelism and outreach. We have all been watching the news and hearing the noise about what is expected to take place this week (due the Republican National Convention being held there). The expectation is that we will see violent protests, anger and rage. But, we believe there is the opportunity to see something else in the middle of it.” (From the Hope Is Here 2016 movement)1
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” (Matthew5:9; WEB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Before we start praying for Cleveland, let’s spend a minute in prayer for the families and friends who lost their loved ones when two policemen and a sheriff’s deputy were killed Sunday by a lone shooter in Baton Rouge. 3 additional officers were wounded. The shooter was shot by police.
Pray for peace in Cleveland this week. Tell the enemy he cannot cause fear or chaos in the city.
Pray for communication between police and protesters to be peaceful and clear.
Pray for revival to break out in Cleveland, as it has in other areas of the nation! Pray that many will come looking for an outlet for their frustrations, but will find Jesus instead!
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we pray for the families and friends of the officers in Baton Rouge who were killed yesterday. Heal those who were wounded. Please intervene and stop the violence in our nation. We pray for the city of Cleveland today and ask that any protests will be peaceful and that those expressing their constitutional right to protest, visitors to Cleveland for the convention, and law enforcement will all be safe. Move in power through those Believers that will be throughout the city bringing Your compassion and the message of the Kingdom. Move in revival, Lord! Reap a harvest of souls! In Jesus Name, Amen!
God’s love is able to diffuse all violent intent and spark revival in Cleveland, Ohio!
1 Learn more about the Hope Is Here 2016 movement.
GiveHim15 is a movement of Dutch Sheets Ministries, a 501(c)(3) religious organization that is nonpartisan and we are not promoting any candidate in this post. We will pray next week for safety in Philadelphia, where the DNC will be meeting.