top of page

June 8, 2016

A 22 Word Prayer

“Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.” Lou Engle wrote this 22-word prayer as a spiritual response to Engel v Vitale, the Supreme Court case removing prayer from school in 1962. The prayer that was stopped was a 22-word prayer lifted up each morning across America: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our Country.”

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distress. He made the storm calm, and the sea waves were still.” (Psalm 107:28-29; MEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Pray the two 22-word prayers above. You may be led into spontaneous powerful intercession for the nation.

  2. Ask the Lord to raise up new voices for the voiceless, end abortion and raise up a new adoption movement.

  3. Boldly decree the reversal of Roe v Wade, just as slavery was once ended by God in America. Say, “We close the door to abortion. The culture of death is not welcome here!”

  4. Decree that the Holy Spirit will put prayer back in schools by sending revival to the campuses. The enemy will not be able to stop the sweeping move of student-led prayer.

A prayer you can pray:

God, I pray the two 22-word prayers above. (Do that.) Jesus! Multitudes have prayed those prayers and the words in them are eternal. They are hanging in the heavens waiting to be answered by You! I decree that abortion will be ended in America. I ask You to raise up an adoption movement, turning the hearts of the fathers to the children! Start a new civil rights movement in this land that includes the ending of abortion, giving a voice to the voiceless. God, we declare that You are coming to put prayer back in schools by sending a spirit of revival! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

God has heard our cry and is sending revival to our nation, moving to end abortion, and causing prayer to rise up within our schools!

You can learn more about Lou Engle here.


bottom of page