Lord, we understand that You have given us, Your Ekklesia, authority in this earth realm along with the power to exercise it. You have placed us on this earth, in this nation, at this time, to govern what You have created. You have shown us, according to Your Word, that the words of our mouths are powerful to change atmospheres, bring down strongholds and see Your Kingdom established. We know that as we speak Your Word, those words are not empty and useless babbling, but instead they do not return void and accomplish Your purposes.
As part of the greater Ekklesia in this country, region and state,
we stand in the gap for The Body at large and repent
for perhaps not fully engaging in what You have equipped us to do;
for not necessarily understanding the times in which we live;
for maybe not using our time/talents/resources to see Your Kingdom manifested;
for allowing the enemy to gain footholds in our culture.
We know as we recognize our sin and repent,
You are faithful and just to forgive us. We thank You, Abba,
for hearing us and for (re)setting us on Your course.
Thank You, Holy Spirit, for guiding and directing us.
Thank You, Jesus, for interceding for us, and for Your righteousness which covers us.
So now, by Your grace, we move forward. We depose the enemy from his self-made throne. We dispossess him of his agenda which only seeks to kill, steal and destroy which is at work today, and has been throughout the ages.
We choose to "Be joyful in jope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (Rom. 12:12)
We say, "The joy of the Lord is my strength." (Neh. 8:10)
Daily we "Stand firm, then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Eph.6:14-17)
"For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict." (Lk. 21:15)
We seek Your truth in all things. As we gain revelation and discernment, we will speak Your Word into the circumstances You've called each of us to confront. We tune our ears to hear You more clearly, and submit our hearts and minds to You for strategy. Teach us how to rest even as we war; to submit without striving and to pray without ceasing as Holy Spirit gives us utterance.
We bless You in all things, giving You all the honor and glory which is Your due, in Jesus's name