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Jehoshaphat’s Prayer “Under Attack”

troy“Lord God of our ancestors, you are the God in heaven. You rule over all the kingdoms in all the nations. You have power and strength. No one can stand against you. You are our God! You forced the people living in this land to leave. You did this in front of your people Israel. You gave this land to the descendants of Abraham forever. Abraham was your friend. His descendants lived in this land, and built a Temple for your name. They said, ‘If trouble comes to us—the sword, punishment, sicknesses, or famine—we will stand in front of this Temple and in front of you. Your name is on this Temple. We will shout to you when we are in trouble. Then you will hear and save us.’ “But now, here are men from Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir. You would not let the Israelites enter their lands when they came out of Egypt. So the Israelites turned away and didn’t destroy them. But see the kind of reward those people give us for not destroying them. They have come to force us out of your land that you gave to us. Our God, punish those people. We don’t have the strength to stop this large army that is coming against us. We don’t know what to do! We are looking to you for help.”
 
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Asa’s Prayer

O Eternal, Thou art the only one to help the weak against the mighty. Help us on Eternal our God,  for on Thee we rely, and trusting in Thee do we encounter this vast host. O Eternal, Thou art God; let not mortal man prevail against Thee. [II Chronicles 14:11, Moffatt]

Dallas Willards Version of The Model Prayer

Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard

Our Father always near us,
May Your name be treasured and loved,
May Your rule be completed in us–
May Your will be done on earth
in just the way it is done in heaven.
Give us today the things we need today,
and forgive us our sins and impositions on You
as we are forgiving all who is any way offend us.
Please don’t put us through trials,
but deliver us from everything bad.
Because You are the one in charge,
and You have all power,
and the glory too is all yours–forever–
which is just the way we want it! Amen!

Ezekiel Nine Prayer Of Repentance

my hope with BG croppedO Sovereign LORD–will your righteous indignation consume America? Some are saying that You have forsaken us. Some are praying for You to damn America for her sins. Others refuse to acknowledge You altogether, they act as if You do not exist. We know that our sins are very great. We confess that the entire country is filled with a spirit of murder and death. We continue to kill the most innocent members of our society, the unborn and no one seems to think that we will be held accountable. We have no conviction of justice and there is no fear of You in the land. We are sowing a bitter harvest and we will reap in due time. We have no one to blame other than ourselves; our twisted thinking and our rebellion against You will be our undoing. Father, You are righteous in Your judgments and just in all Your ways. Please forgive our sins and heal our land. O God we need Revival. Send a great awakening to America or else we will be crushed by our own iniquity.

Petition For Revival

Father, You are great and You are good. Glory and power belong to You. Your wisdom and wealth are infinite. The more You give, the more  You have to give. Your knowledge is complete: there is nothing that You do not know. There are no mysteries with You. You know our hearts and our motives. You are aware of every thought that goes through our mind. You have no problems, no anxieties, no insecurities and no frustrations. You create but do not duplicate. You motivate but do not manipulate. Father, You are all that we are not: we are weak but You are strong; we are frail but You are faultless; we are fearful but You are faithful. Father, the law of prayer is to ask and we ask for wisdom, we need it more than silver or gold. We are overwhelmed by our ignorance. We are like dump sheep, what do know where to go unless You lead us. Father, we are lacking in humility. We do not love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves and we have great difficulty praying for those who persecute us by saying all manor of evil against us. In our limited knowledge, we do know that all spiritual blessing come through Christ and His body the church. We know that it’s never one on one in Your kingdom. If you bless my brother then I shall be blessed for we are both members of the same body. Therefore I ask YOU for Revival. I ask You to do what only You can do, let Your Spirit move upon America. Revive the Body of Christ. This is my petition and I offer it to You in Jesus name.

David’s Prayer I Chronicles 29

“O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel,may you be praised forever and ever!  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.
“O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name! But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us! We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace. “O Lord our God, even this material we have gathered to build a Temple to honor your holy name comes from you! It all belongs to you!  I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.

 “O Lord, the God of our ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, make your people always want to obey you. See to it that their love for you never changes. Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, laws, and decrees, and to do everything necessary to build this Temple, for which I have made these preparations.”

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