Monday, January 19, 2009

The United States of America Prayer and Petition

Dear Friends, I encourage you to read outloud this prayer from the Global Prayer Alert Network. Be blessed!!!!

A prayer of petition is a formal request with which we enter the courts of the Lord. It is written in formal terms that deal with the legal side of an issue, and requires that some judicial action be taken in response. The Lord has given us the legal basis to petition Him: His original plan for our nation includes righteousness in government. This is evident in the spirit in which the first government of this land was established in the Mayflower Compact.

Declaration of God's Faithfulness
Lord, Your Word says that "blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Ps. 33:12). And by rights of creation, this nation belongs to You for surely You have created this United States of America.. This nation did not come from men. It came from You. You put the seed of this nation in men's hearts even before they knew.

Lord, You brought this government time and again through trouble; You brought this great people and this great land through oppression, through depression, through the darkness and deceptions of humanism and of atheism. You have brought this land and this people through strife, through divisions, through horrors of wars abroad and at home.

You brought us through, even when it looked like so many had turned their backs on You and on Your Word that lives in the words of our constitution.

You're so gracious. You are God over those who don't know You and even those who don't want You. We remind You of that, and that men and women laid down their lives. They laid down their all. We look to You again on the basis of the blood of Jesus who died that Your plan would not be thwarted, that Your purpose would not come to an end.

But we also come to You on the basis of the blood of our forefathers who died as well. We ask Lord that this nation would be raised up to the glory of God. We ask not only for our own selves, but for the world to know that we are still a beacon of light for the Gospel, and that Your Words are still true. They are true in this covenant of faith that You have given us, and they are true within our constitution because it was born from Your heart.

Prayer of Petition to God
Raise this nation again, oh Lord. Bring up her government again to its original intent as a body politic to perpetuate the Christian faith. We declare we are one nation under God and we are indivisible; we are indivisible from You. We are indivisible from Your purpose. We are indivisible from Your plan. We are indivisible from all that You have said for this nation and for this body of people to do in the kingdom of God and for the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus.

Your desire is that all men might know the love of God. Therefore, Lord, we bring our plea before You. We set our case before You. We offer it in the name of Jesus, guaranteed by the blood of Jesus, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and laid out before You by Your own people. You are righteous and You will not let Your Word fall to the ground, and You are faithful to those who have sowed their lives for You. We fully expect the course of this nation to be aligned with Your plan, with Your ideas, with Your thoughts, with Your ways, and that You would sweep this nation up in Your arms, and again draw her to You. Draw her to You. Oh Lord. Draw her to You. Draw Your people to You in a great sweeping across this nation--a great sweeping, oh Lord. We ask it of You. We require it of You.

We ask for righteousness to prevail. We ask that the seed of righteousness, from which this nation was born, will not die, but that it will continue to bear fruit for all men, in the name of Jesus.

Lord, we ask You for an increase in the anointing upon President Obama. We request that it would grow and increase and increase and increase. We know by that anointing there will be great favor, great wisdom, great skill, great knowledge and great ability. By that anointing, even as You separated King David from among all his brethren, we ask that You would separate President Obama and call him out from among the rest. We ask that the anointing would be evident - the anointing to slay the giant, to bring prosperity and to establish the throne of God among Your people. We ask that it would be evident and increased and would grow exponentially. It is on behalf of the people that we pray for the leaders of this nation…that Your presence and Your hand would be evidenced…that by the Spirit of God the people's hunger in their hearts for You would grow…that their eyes would see and their ears would hear…that their hearts would understand and that they would desire You. For it is by design, oh Lord, that this nation came to be. In the name of Jesus we believe we receive what we have asked of You. We believe that we have the will of God in our nation and the answers to our prayers, in Jesus' name. Amen. So be it.


Maria Matter said...

Lord, we bring our plea before You.
thank you for this, I so appreciate your heart!
Blessings, Maria

Kathy Butryn said...

I am watching CNN right now...all about the events of tomorrow. Count this Canadian sister in...praying for you and your country. Enjoyed visiting your blog!

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear friend,
Thank you for sharing this prayer. Count me in as one of those who are interceding for your nation. Thank you, too for your words of comfort on my blog post "His Banner Over Me Is Love." Thank you for always being so sincere and caring! You are such an encouragement to me.