“WARFARE PRAYER FOR TIMES LIKE THESE: A CLARION CALL FOR CORPORATE PRAYER AGAINST TWO VIRUSES: THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND THE DIABOLICAL SPIRIT OF RACISM!”
Scripture References for Daily Meditation: II Chron. 7:14, Ex. 12:13, Ps. 91, Ps.41:10, Ps. 46:1-2
“ If my people, which are called by my Name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways ; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chron. 7:14.
ENTER IN WITH PRAISE & THANKSGIVING
We, the corporate body of New Life Christian Church answer this clarion call to prayer. We enter into your gates with Thanksgiving and into your courts with Praise. We adore you and bless your name, you are The Great “I Am”, you are El Shaddai, The Lord God Almighty, The Most High God! , El Gibhor- The Lord of Hosts who fights our battles. We thank you that you have beckoned us to Come Boldly (where we boldly have access to come before your throne), that we may find grace and mercy to help us in our time of need. So we join in prayer with our brothers and sisters in Christ, all over the world, as one tribe as a global people, as one nation under God. We are interceding for our world, our nation, state, city and community. We come in The Name of Jesus declaring “that the effectual and fervent prayer, knowing that our prayers availeth much!”
In Times Like These We Need a Savior, In Times Like These, We Need an anchor, so be sure, be very sure your anchor is holding and is gripping that solid rock! That Rock is Jesus!!!
WE ARE CALLED TO HUMBLE OURSELVES AND PRAY!
According to your Word “if my people…, We do repent of our sins (known and unknown), we ask that you will forgive our sins as a people, as a nation and Heal Our Land!
PRAYER AGAINST TWO PANDEMICS:
We continue to face two enemies of our health and our democracy. We pray against this Covid #19 Pandemic, but truth is we are dealing with not one but two Pandemics in this country: The Coronavirus-Covid#19 and The Diabolical Spirit of Racism that is running rampant in our country. We can’t just focus on “Sheltering In” and being safe in our homes, but we must also focus on the insidious disease of racism. So today we war in the Spirit against the spirit of white privilege and entitlement, the spirit of pride, hatred and violence. For you, Father God have shown us what is good in your sight! “And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, to love mercy and to walk HUMBLY with our GOD”. Today, I join a great cloud of witnesses, who have gone on before me. I can hear the prophetic voice of Sister Fannie Lee Hamer when she cried out in 1962 after a battle in Mississippi for the simple right to vote, She testified and declared” I’m Tired, been tired too long! As a matter of fact, “I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired!” She stated that “America (especially noting that she was trying to register to vote in Mississippi),instead of being the land of the free and the home of the brave, for black people it is the land of the tree, and the home of the grave!”
So today I intercede on behalf of the Ahmaud Arbery family, who are still grieving the loss of their loved one(since Feb). Ahmaud, a 25 yr. old unarmed black man, while jogging(Jogging While Black) in a South Georgia neighborhood was chased down by 3 armed white men who confronted and killed him. They were not charged until May 7th after graphic video footage of the incident became public. I lift up a Loud voice to the heavens saying, “how long will you refrain from judging and avenging our blood…
On Monday, Memorial Day in Minneapolis, Minn. a 46 yr old “gentle giant”, George Floyd, yet again, declared “I Can’t Breathe”! How could a man lying face down on the ground with his hands handcuffed possibly be a threat to 4 able-bodied policemen? A heartbreaking video shocked the nation as the desperate cries of yet another unarmed black man were heard in a 9 min recording; while a Minn. police officer kept his knee on the throat & neck of Mr. Floyd for almost 10 min despite his desperate cry! He cried for his mother, who died 2 years ago, He asked for water but they did not even offer him vinegar! He cried out again to the officer “PLEASE, I CAN’T BREATHE! His cries to be able to breathe could not be helped by an N95 Mask nor a Ventilator. Because the police officer charged to “protect” and to “serve” did not lift his knee from his neck until the EMTs arrived on the scene. The nation witnessed yet another horrible senseless death!
So tonight I pray for these families who are no doubt wondering “where is justice for all?” But is it really about justice or is it about “Just Us”?
WE YET PRAY!
We need your Divine Intervention in this world wide pandemic called Coronavirus. We Pray, Hide us until these calamities pass! You are the only wise God who knows the end from the beginning. We come Asking, Seeking and Knocking, Praying that you will Intervene, Interrupt the plan of the enemy and Heal our land. Deliver us from this pestilence, from the destruction that has invaded our nation. We are now approaching 100,000 deaths. Covid #19 does not discriminate by race or creed or political affiliation! None have escaped-Covid 19, It is now is spanning all 50 states- from the north, south, east and west we pray “Heal The Land”! Your eyes run too and fro throughout the whole earth, we ask that you will show yourself strong on behalf of your people. Do not allow this plague to come nigh our dwellings, deliver us out of the hand of this diabolical enemy and restrain and rebuke the spirit of premature death! Father, God, Please hear our cry and Heal The Land!
COVER US, PASSOVER US
Cover us, Lord Jesus with your precious blood, Blood Block this virus as we by faith apply the blood of Jesus over the doorposts of our homes. WE CRY OUT! Save us, even as you did the children of Israel when they were instructed to cover their houses and were protected and delivered from the plagues of Egypt, When the death angel passed over them. Purify, sanctify the very air that we breathe, cleanse the atmosphere of this virus, we pray. We plead the blood over ourselves, our children, our grandchildren, and everyone connected to us, we cover the doorposts of not only our homes, but every address of loved ones connected to us, In Jesus Name! Father God, You proclaimed in your word (Ex.12:13). “When I see the blood, I will pass over you”. Let judgement Passover us, and let your love hover over us.
BIND AND CAST DOWN THE SPIRIT OF FEAR! – We yet bind the spirit of fear and needless worry and anxiety.
While the ungodly are nervous and fearful, you have not given us the spirit of fear, but power love and a sound mind. We renounce the spirit of fear. You declared in Is. 41:10, “Fear not for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God, I will help thee and uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”. We bind every spirit of fear, anxiety and worry, spirits of intimidation and discouragement and oppression, In the Name of Jesus!
PHYSICALLY HEAL US!
You and You alone are Jehovah Rapha, our Healer. Heal Us! You took and bore in your own body our sins and our sicknesses. And according to your Word in Isaiah 53:5, You were wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon you and by your stripes we are healed. We rebuke and bind every spirit of infirmity that may seek to attack our bodies, fortify our immune systems against every foreign invading virus in Jesus Name! Thank you Jesus, that you bore all of our sicknesses, all lung diseases, respiratory and pulmonary diseases associated with Covid 19, by your stripes we decree and declare we are already healed! We ask that you would intervene in the lives of those who are sick now, have contracted this virus, those who have been exposed-nullify the effects and cancel the assignment of the enemy. Send your healing power into the hospital rooms ICU, Nursing Homes, the make shift facilities, SEND HEALING INTO OUR HOMES PERMEATE THE AIR THAT WE BREATE WITH YOUR HEALING ANOINTING! We come into agreement with your word according to James 5:15, the Prayer of Faith shall save the sick and the Lord will raise them up!
While we know, from one blood you made all of the nations of the world, We must pray especially for people of color who have been most susceptible to this virus, cover us, reverse the plan of the enemy and deliver us from chronic conditions. Help us to be mindful of not just ourselves, but of others. Help us to avoid the vices alcohol, drugs, tobacco that make us more susceptible to this virus. In Jesus, Name we pray!
PRAYER FOR THOSE IN GOVERNMENT, DOCTORS, NURSES, CAREGIVERS, FIRST RESPONDERS ALL OVER THE WORLD
We thank you Lord for endowing those in government with wisdom, the medical profession charged with finding answers and providing treatment to those affected by this virus, give them compassion, insight, clear vision, divine direction and the ability to make right decisions in these trying times. Provide all of the necessary resources needed to fight this pandemic. Cause the researchers to come up with innovative ideas for treatment and find ways to mitigate the effects of this virus. Cover them, protect them, continue to give them the spirit of compassion and generosity as they care for others.
ALSO PRAY FOR THE BEREAVED
We pray for those who have lost loved ones during this pandemic. Give them comfort and peace. Welcome those who have died in Christ, into their eternal home.
PRAY FOR ECONOMIC RESTORATION
Give wisdom to leadership in the Fed., State and Local governments, those in authority to make critical decisions. As the country and the world moves towards ‘Opening Up”. WE PRAY THAT THERE WILL BE NO RESURGENCE OF THIS VIRUS. Help us to stabilize our economy and restore our communities to prosperity. Let your people go lacking for nothing. We agree that we will never see the righteous forsaken, nor their seed begging for bread. Release $$$ for businesses, release stimulus checks speedily to individuals and families due to receive them. Please give the spirit of wisdom to them and teach them to be wise in their financial matters, In Jesus Name! We put our trust in you as Jehovah Jireh, our provider to supply and meet our every need according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
WE CRY OUT AS OUR PARENTS AND FOREPARENTS did in days of old, Lord Have Mercy Upon Us! O Lord Have Mercy, Have Mer…cy on me! The laws that govern this prayer and all spiritual warfare strategies, and warfare tactics are binding by the blood of Jesus, and the Word of our testimony. Now seal this prayer in Jesus Name!
This is the confidence that we have in You that whatsoever things we ask when we pray, we believe that we receive our petitions, In Jesus Name We all Pray! AMEN!!!