“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. –1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
What does intercession mean? One way to look at it is simply “praying for others.” Or you could embrace Pastor Jack Hayford’s definition: “Intercession is prayer that extends the boundaries of our inheritance in the Lord. It is our response to promptings by the Holy Spirit, and our partnering with Him in prayer over that which we may not even understand. Intercession executes the will of the King, ripping into the strongholds of hell with the two-edged sword of God’s Word. Intercession is prayer that hits the mark, fulfilling the purpose of the Lord.” That pretty much sums it up- intercession is powerful!
We have come into a time of divisiveness in our nation, where truth is often hidden, or obscured by the enemy. Now is the time to pray for America. Pray for safety, protection, restoration, and pure hearts for our leaders and President. Pray that those leading our nation would have a heart after God, seeking to serve Him and protect the American people. Pray for our military, our police officers, our government, and everyone that God has appointed with authority. Pray for unity for political parties, so that they can work together to serve the best interests of the people.
Pray for wisdom for our President as he leads America. Pray that the media would report fairly and accurately. Pray that God would continue to bring to light evil that has been committed in secret and darkness. Pray for the influence of Hollywood on America- to have more Biblical values. Pray for the health, financial stability, peace, and education of America. Pray that we would be a nation free from obesity and disease.
However you feel led- pray. Pray that God’s will would be done. On Earth as it is in Heaven. Make it a priority. Know that your prayers are mighty. God hears your cry. Fight for America. If you need prayer points or a prayer focus each day, sign up for the Presidential Prayer Team’s daily Presidential Prayer Briefing, and commit to pray for the first 100 days of the new administration.
When you intercede for America, you’re not just uttering words to the sky. You’re engaging in warfare in the Heavenly Realms, my friend. So pick up your sword and shield, prayer warrior. Our time has come. Conquer in battle!
Here’s to your health!