Song: The Joy Of The Lord/ Maverick City Music
Thank you for faithfully praying with me with your God-given authority over the last 52 days! An article I wrote for ifapray.org about Nehemiah rebuilding the wall in just 52 days started these 52 days of prayers! Your prayers are making a difference for America and the world! God is on the move, and I believe we are seeing Him respond to the injustices in America!
Yom Kippur begins today, October 4, which is the fifty-second day of praying for America! This meaningful Jewish holiday is a time to atone (ask for forgiveness) for our transgressions and become cleansed and purified from our sins. It is also a time to fast and put God back on the throne of your heart, making Him your number one desire, letting all idols go. Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith.
Scripture: 1 Thess. 5:17 (Phillips)
“Be happy in your faith at all times. Never stop praying. Be thankful, whatever the circumstances may be. If you follow this advice, you will be working out the will of God expressed to you in Jesus Christ.”
Prayer: Jesus, how wonderful you are! We love you and praise you! We thank you for Yom Kippur, a time to stop, reflect, fast, and ask for forgiveness of our sins. Thank you for hearing our prayers! We appreciate the fact that we can partner with you and your saving grace, justice, and mercy upon the earth. Lord, have your way! Bless these faithful ones who have prayed without ceasing! Champion of Heaven’s armies, thank you that you are saving America and the world! It’s in the majestic and loving Name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.
Decree out loud: I decree I will continue to pray perseveringly for America and the nations! I decree I will choose to “be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” 1 Thess. 5:17 (The MSG) I declare our prayers and worship “will have victory over all our enemies, and all who oppose you will be routed.” (Micah 5:9, VOICE)
Prophetic encouragement: I hear the persistent, roaring prayers of God’s people! Well done, my faithful ones, He says! Keep persevering, keep aligning your heart with mine, and never cease praying! He hears you and comes to bring you hope, love, peace, and an increased measure of faith! May you be blessed today and always!