Over the last several weeks we have discussed “news being news because it’s news” and how noisy it is getting in the world with the election year in full swing, the polarization of politics, media sensationalism and the stirring up of issues with an agenda to divide our society.
We know that the devil thrives on chaos and division. We also know that he cannot stand against prayer. I think it was Pastor Tony Evans that said the devil is allergic to prayer, it makes him sneeze. Our job is to pray without ceasing so the devil can’t act without sneezing.
Please join me in praying this prayer daily through the election for our leaders, the men, husbands and fathers in our circles and beyond:
Our Father, hear our prayer.
We are burdened with the state of our nation, this one nation founded under You.
We cry out to You, O Lord, to raise men up that will stand in the gap in Your name to repair broken homes and dysfunctional families, men that will exemplify the discipline needed to raise a godly generation.
We cry out to You, O Lord, to turn the hearts of fathers to You and strengthen marriage as a foundational relationship that points to You and is passed on to the next generation.
We cry out to You, O Lord, for an epiphany among the leadership of our nation at the local, state and national levels, that they would perform their role as servants to You, Lord.
We cry out to You, O Lord, to protect our soldiers overseas and their families left behind; and protect our domestic soldiers – police officers and firefighters, and their families. Help us as a nation to respect authority that is responsible for law enforcement.
And as men of You, we confess the sins of man today, including myself and my father’s house. We pray for strength to do our part to stand in the gap where You have us, to stay under the influence of Your word and live out a personal, passionate and growing relationship with You.
Boldly and expectantly we lift up this prayer in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” – Eph.6:18
A faithful father prays in the Spirit without ceasing for his family and beyond.