Father, forgive our nation for our harlotries. Forgive the usury we have taken into the world and cheated laborers with, so we could wear expensive brand name shoes and clothes. Forgive the disdain we have had for others of different color and ethnicity. Forgive our pride and arrogance in thinking we are better than anyone else. Forgive our nation for bowing to mammon in stead of to YOU Father! We have taught our children that things matter more than people, that one can get away with anything as long as you have money and that success depends on how much money and things we have, instead of how well we obey YOUR commands Lord! Forgive us Lord, and in Your judgment, remember MERCY to those who are Yours. In Jesus’ name!
“Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. 22 The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. 23 The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. 24 And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth” Revelation 18:21-24 NKJV.
“Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me!
We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion. And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living?” Isaiah 8:18-19 NKJV.
Father, we ask Your forgiveness for the witchcraft in our hearts, for You have said that rebellion is as witchcraft. Father, we all have struggled with control, and the fear and pride behind it and we want to be free of it Lord, that we might set others free as You did. You said, “Perfect Love casts down all fear.” So pour out Your perfect love that would uproot the fear in our hearts Lord, that we would turn only to you. Father, send Your Son into the covens across this nation to reveal His love for them, that they might turn from darkness to Your everlasting light and serve You with all their hearts Break the power of divination and sorcery off our nation Father. Destroy all the rationalization in the hearts of people who cling to worthless idols and self-destruction. Show Yourself to those who sit in darkness and remove all the blindness, deafness and delusion. In Jesus’ name!
“I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. How great are His signs, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation. And he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions” Daniel 4:2-3 NKJV.
Father, deliver us from the lions in our lives; deliver us from all evil and put in us a heart of rejoicing and praise. Direct our hearts into the love of God and the forgiveness of Christ.
“And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles’ feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need” Acts 4:31-36 NKJV.
Father, we have not completely died to ourselves like those early Christians. We still cling to our houses and things of this world more than we cling to YOU. I pray You will fill the church with Your glory, that they might realize what is truly important, and that the idols in Your house would be destroyed. Destroy the idols in our own hearts Lord. Help us to be brave, and to be willing to give up everything for the sake of Your kingdom, like the apostles and early Christians were. Help us to hear, what You want for us to do, and give us the grace to do it, in Jesus’ name!
Give us a heart of generosity like You have Lord toward those who have less. Forgive our judgments of those who are weaker and give us a heart like Yours, that we can forgive from our heart all who have offended us.
by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream Email: goinupstream @hotmail.com Donate to Upstream: via secure paypal by sending as gift to goininupstream @hotmail.com Or send to Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278