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See Acts, Chapters 8-9.
Father, sometimes our hearts are not right in the sight of You. Sometimes we want the power, but do not want to pay the cost.
We hesitate to do all we can to get in Your presence, and to humble ourselves so that we might be healed.
We look to the gifts but not to the giver, or we look to have our problems solved, but do not appreciate You and all You have done for us.
Give us thankful hearts LORD… Fill us with Your grace to be and do all YOU want us to be and do.
Cleanse our hearts and bring forth good fruit in us. Help us to stay in humility, not depending on ourselves, but casting all our cares upon you.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another,” Galatians 5:19-26.
Father, help me to die daily, to take up my cross daily and to not forget that YOU are the Source of my strength to do anything.
You are my Adonai, my LORD and Master. Help me to depend on You for all that I need and to not go off in self-sufficient pride to do whatever I want to do, but to obey You and what You want for me to do each day.
“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. 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. 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. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”” Revelation 18:21-24.
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!
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 !
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.
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 did.
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.
Father, we want to walk in the same glory that the early apostles had we do not want to be left out.
We want to be givers of Your glory, not to get the glory only for ourselves, or to steal it away from YOU.
Forgive us for the times we have walked in selfish ambition out of our insecurities Father.
Help us to know deeply the love that You have for us, that we would not succumb to those same temptations again. We want to give YOU all the glory for You alone are deserving of all glory, honor and power.
Father, we will never walk in the signs and wonders of an apostle without Your compassion.
Help us to see others the way YOU see them and to not base our choices for who we touch or pray for based on their looks and talents.
Help us to love the unlovable and to see others ONLY the way YOU see them.
Grant us Your compassion and mercy. Help us to not walk in our own or we will fall short every time.
Father, keep Your church from the strong delusion that is coming with the coming antichrist.
Cleanse our hearts that we would have the discernment we need for this age we live in.
Give us a thirst for righteousness and goodness so we might walk in holiness and not deception.
Break the power of all deception and delusion over our young people LORD, that have been brought up with humanism.
Forgive LORD and break out with Your Holy Spirit on college campuses, on high school campuses and grade schools.
Let Your Spirit apprehend the generations in all levels, and invade our work places. Make us living flames of fire wherever we work, or go, that Your Spirit would influence the hearts of others everywhere.
Father, we thank You for our salvation. We thank You for Jesus and His death on the cross, that annihilated death for us; that took away our sins and that we are written in the Lamb’s book of Life.
We thank You for what You endured in seeing Your Son treated so heartlessly by sinners.
And we ask for YOU to release a great revelation among the young adults, youth and children of this nation, of the cross and Jesus.
RELEASE them LORD from the pangs of death that surround them.
RELEASE to them the riches of heaven. Forgive our nation for taking prayer out of the schools and allowing witchcraft in the schools.
Pour out Your glory on every high school campus, every grade school campus and every college and university, that none would perish Father!
RELEASE YOUR KINGDOM HERE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN! Let the earth open, and salvation spring forth!
Father, forgive us for our selfishness in not wanting to go to the neighborhoods and to the nations, where people are for a prey and no one delivers.
Give us the courage to go when You say to go! Do not let us be like Thomas who refused his lot and ended up going as a slave to India.
Help us to willingly GO when You have said GO! Help us to give up our comforts and apathy and complacency in the church and give all of our heart to YOU!
Raise this generation of young adults up to have a passion for souls and for JESUS!
Father, release the finances for those who do want to go! RELEASE also the anointing that breaks the yoke for those who want to go.
PUSH BACK those forces of evil that want to rob the church of it’s ability to go.
Destroy the works of the antichrist in our own hearts and in the world, In Jesus’ name! AMEN!
Father, rise up for YOU are a mighty man of war, and cause confusion in the camp of the enemy, just like in Gideon’s time, that our soldiers would not even have to fight.
Rescue the innocent out of the hands of the enemy. Bring wondrous deliverance for those in prison houses here and in far off countries, who have given their lives for YOU.
And bring salvation to the Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists and all who don’t know You of the earth!
Let the God of glory arise and scatter Your enemies! RESTORE all things Father.
Grant to Your servants great boldness in proclaiming the gospel to those who are lost ! Jesus said, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men to Myself “so in all areas of the earth, let us lift up JESUS, that all men, women, children of the world would have the opportunity to know Him.
Bring down the Idolatry in the North America and the Latin nations LORD!
LIFT UP THE KING OF GLORY. Open the gates of men’s heart that the King of Glory might come in! Bring salvation to the earth in all that You do.
Father, give us the Spirit of the fear of the LORD in our churches, in our homes, and in our own lives.
Let the fear of the LORD fall on our congregations, on our families, on us!
Father we need the proper respect for WHO YOU are! Erase all complacency in our hearts, that we might fear You and obey You in a godly way!
Fill our homes and the houses of the LORD with Your GLORY! Rend the heavens and come down LORD !
“My soul has dwelt too long with one who hates peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war,”Psalm 120:6-7 NKJV.
Father, help me to realize that I war not against flesh and blood, but powers, and principalities, and spiritual wickedness in the heavenlies. Help me to bless my enemies.
To love those who hate me and pray for all You show me need you. Make our prayers effective LORD to tearing down strongholds over lives through praying the Word.
“Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their hearts; they continually gather together for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; the poison of asps is under their lips. Selah. Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have purposed to make my steps stumble. The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set traps for me. Selah. I said to the LORD: “You are my God; Hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD. O GOD the LORD, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. Do not grant, O LORD, the desires of the wicked; do not further his wicked scheme, lest they be exalted. Selah,” Psalm 140:1-8 NKJV.
“Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle, my lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me… Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Flash forth lightning and scatter them; shoot out Your arrows and destroy them. Stretch out Your hand from above; rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of foreigners, whose mouth speaks vain words, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. I will sing a new song to You, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,”Psalm 144:1-2, 5-9 NKJV.
“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter,”Proverbs 24:11 NKJV.
Father impart to us the Spirit of Might that we might war according to Your Spirit and take our place on the wall.
Pour out on us Your Spirit of intercession and keep us in a place of humility that our prayers would be heard.
Destroy all that is Babylon within us that we might walk in Your holiness, and Your power. Raise up a standard in us against the enemy of our souls.
“….. and the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, before which three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose appearance was greater than his fellows. I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom,” Daniel 7:20-23.
Oh LORD, help us to see the end of things, when all these things happen. Give us grace and courage to walk as You walked. Strengthen Your people supernaturally to endure the times we are in.
Father, bring the FIRE of GOD upon the strongholds of the enemy in our land, and destroy the works of darkness.
Bring Your LIGHT into the camp of the enemy and reveal to them the deception they are in. Reveal the real Jesus to those in delusion, and destroy all deception over their hearts, rout the unbelief.
Bring the burning fire of Your love LORD to strip every heart of the lies of the enemy!
“Are You not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, You have appointed them for judgment; O Rock, You have marked them for correction. You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness. Why do You look on those who deal treacherously, and hold Your tongue when the wicked devours a person more rightous than he? Why do You make men like fish of the sea, like creeping things that have no ruler over them?” Habakkuk 1:12-14 NKJV.
Father, it is hard to comprehend the evil that is encompassing the world, but YOU promised that YOU would make a decision on behalf of the saints [Daniel] and when the enemy was wearing down the saints, YOU would turn the tide of the battle.
So we pray You will have mercy in the midst of judgments, and the evil men are doing to the world.
You also said JESUS would return to destroy those who are destroying the earth. It is happening now, with all they have done to try to destroy Your people.
ARISE OH LORD and let your enemies be scattered!
Arise on behalf of the saints and the elect, and destroy the works of darkness. Show your mighty right hand.
Father, help us to stay in a place of reverent fear of the LORD, versus fear of man.
Help empower us to stand in FAITH for you said, when I return, will I find faith on earth. LORD, pour out Your HOLY SPIRIT on the leaders in the church, and break any chains that are keeping them in delusion and deception, that they would be able to receive the blessings and glory you are about to pour out.
Forgive any errors, and bring them to the place of HUMILITY where they will be transparent before you Abba.
Pour out the FATHER’s LOVE on Your beloveds, so that all would be set free to be all you want them to be in the name and blood of JESUS.
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~ Priscilla Van Sutphin
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN is the founder of Upstream Ministries, California, online at www.upstreamca.org and blogtalkradio.com/ Upstream. 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, USA.