Monday, October 03, 2016
2016 10 03
Lord Jesus, I pray for those who are blinded to your word in Scripture, that they will not lead others astray and that their eyes and hearts will be opened to your word.
"For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit." Luke 6:43 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, I prayer for the Holiness Conference this week at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center that it will bear good fruit in our lives.
"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" Luke 6:46 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us live into your Lordship and do your word.
"He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great." Luke 6:48-49 (NKJV)
Jesus, many all around me are being swept away in the storm; help me build only on you -- you are my rock of salvation.
Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, "Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day." And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth. Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! For you sit to judge me according to the law, and do you command me to be struck contrary to the law?" And those who stood by said, "Do you revile God's high priest?" Acts 23:1-4 (NKJV)
High priest or not, we are all called to stand before the judgment seat of God and his Word made flesh.
But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, "Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified for Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome." Acts 23:11 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for those times when you give us words of assurance.
They make a king glad with their wickedness, and princes with their lies. Hosea 7:3 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us repent of raising up rulers after our own wicked hearts and desires.
They are all hot, like an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings have fallen. None among them calls upon Me. Hosea 7:7 (NKJV)
Father, raise up rulers over us who will daily call upon you.
God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? Psalm 82:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, have mercy on us for we have shown partiality to the wicked.
Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:3-4 (NKJV)
Father, please help us live out your word to us.
The LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11 (NKJV)
LORD, give us strength and bless us with your peace.
A word received: Come to me. I AM your Father and I long for you to return to me.
A Prayer of Confession for America from Daniel 9
Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. (Daniel 9:3)
LORD, move our hearts to come before you in humility to pray.
And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant and mercy with those who love him, and with those who keep his commandments, (Daniel 9:4)
LORD, please give us hearts made pure by confession. You are great and awesome and you keep your covenant and mercy with those who love you and keep your commandments. Help us walk in your ways.
we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from your precepts and your judgments. (Daniel 9:5)
Father, we in the America have sinned and committed iniquity and have done wickedly and rebelled by departing from your precepts and judgments.
Neither have we heeded your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land. (Daniel 9:6)
Holy Spirit, we have ignored what you have said through your prophets who speak even now to the leaders of our nation.
O Lord, righteousness belongs to you, but to us shame of face, as it is this day--to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to which you have driven them, because of the unfaithfulness which they have committed against you. (Daniel 9:7)
Jesus, we have sinned against your righteousness in this country because of the unfaithfulness which we have committed against you.
O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against you. (Daniel 9:8 )
O Lord, to us belongs shame of face: to our officials and church and lay leaders because we have sinned against you. Bring us back to you.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against him. (Daniel 9:9)
Jesus, you are fountain of mercy and forgiveness even though we have rebelled against you. Wash us clean by your blood.
We have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. (Daniel 9:10)
LORD, we have not obeyed your voice; we have not walked in your laws which you have set before us by your servants the prophets in the Scriptures.
Yes, all Israel has transgressed your law, and has departed so as not to obey your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against him. (Daniel 9:11)
Yes, Father, America has transgressed your law and has departed from the words you have spoken; therefore we are under judgment because we have sinned against you. Have mercy on us for the sake of your son Jesus.
And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem. (Daniel 9:12)
Jesus, the present cultural wars in America are a sign of your great displeasure and judgment on us. Turn our hearts back to you and your ways.
As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand your truth. (Daniel 9:13)
Holy Spirit, please help us turn from our iniquities and understand your truth so that we cry out to you in Spirit and in Truth.
Therefore the LORD has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the LORD our God is righteous in all the works which he does, though we have not obeyed his voice. (Daniel 9:14)
Jesus, the division and discord in America are a sign of our disobedience to your word; help us return to your righteousness ways.
And now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made yourself a name, as it is this day--we have sinned, we have done wickedly! (Daniel 9:15)
Father, bring us out of the house of bondage as you did the children of Israel -- we have sinned, we have done wickedly!
O Lord, according to all your righteousness, I pray, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people are a reproach to all those around us. (Daniel 9:16)
Lord, in your righteousness, let your anger and your fury be turned away from America; because for our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, America and your people are a reproach to all those around us.
Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord's sake cause your face to shine on your sanctuary, which is desolate. (Daniel 9:17)
Father, hear the prayer of your servants and for Jesus' sake cause your face to shine on your sanctuary which is desolate.
O my God, incline your ear and hear; open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by your name; for we do not present our supplications before you because of our righteous deeds, but because of your great mercies. (Daniel 9:18 )
O my God, incline your ear and hear, open your eyes and see our desolation, and the church which is called by your name; our righteousness is as filthy rags but we plead your great mercy.
O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for your own sake, my God, for your city and your people are called by your name. (Daniel 9:19)
O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for your own sake, my God, for your church and your people are called by your name.