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Father God, show us how to humble ourselves, so that we may receive healing in our land and nation.

Stores, cable networks, streaming channels, and video games marketed to children(!) are among the venues promoting June as “Pride” Month. National Pride Day is celebrated on June 28, marking the date of the first “pride” march, in 1970 in New York City. Our culture devotes an entire month to celebrating sexual preference and behavior, while only one day of honor — Memorial Day — commemorates the veterans who served our nation and paid the ultimate price.

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As the ads flash across my screen, I can’t help but think of what the word of God says about pride:

When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom (Proverbs 11:2 NKJV).

A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor (Proverbs 29:23 NKJV).

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18 NKJV).

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate (Proverbs 8:13 NKJV).

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6 NKJV).

This world’s narrative is the exact opposite of the stand we as intercessors and prayer warriors take for our nation.

… if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

The very first prerequisite to seeing our nation healed is humility.

One definition of humility from Strong’s Concordance is “to bend the knee.” This act is a sign of submission. Therefore, when we humble ourselves, when we bend our knee, before God, we are submitting to His plan for our nation. Consequently, we are also submitting to His timing for the deliverance and healing of our land.

In the face of rapid cultural change, many have become discouraged. Even seasoned intercessors are wondering why God is allowing all the evil we see going on in the world to remain. Some ask, “When will God act?”

This one thing I know: God is faithful. He will have the final say. Justice will come, and it cannot be stopped. Our part is to remain humble before the Lord and continue to pray, trusting that He who began a good work will complete it.

IFA devoted a prayer webcast to this topic. Pray in agreement with us: Visit IFApray.org/watch and look for “A Christian Response to Pride Month,” or click here.

In Jeremiah, we read: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV).

The Message Bible says it this way: I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”

As much of the world celebrates “pride” — something contrary to the word of God — may we remember to continually humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may lift us up. For He is the only one who can. May we also remember God knows what He is doing. He is not shaken by any of this, and neither should we be. He has a plan, a good plan. He will not abandon His people, instead He will give us the very future we hope for—a land and nation healed and restored.

In The Beast or the Lamb, Derek Prince explains that we must seek ways to humble ourselves, rather than asking God to humble us (see Matthew 23:12). Share your thoughts below.

Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, in Charisma Magazine, and on Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the hearts of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, to impart hope. Her daily inspirational writings are available at www.anewthingministries.com. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

 

 

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Denise Moore
June 12, 2023

LORD I thank you for being God, Jesus You went to the cross FOR ALL HUMANITY, YOU ARE OUR KINGS OF KINGS AND LORDS OF LORDS, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH, YOU LOVE ALLLLLLLL, NOTHING BROKEN NOTHING MISSING WHEN YOU CREATED EACH ONE OF US, YOU ARE OUR JUDGE, WE CAN JUDGE OTHER’S ON THIS EARTH THIS WORLD , LORD LET YOUR WORD, SPEAK WHOLENESS IN US TO LOVE LOVE LOVE, AND LET GOD DO THE REST… IN JESUS YESUHA THE CHRIST NAME AMEN 🙏👣🔥⭐👑🌎❣️

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Priscilla Meyenburg
June 11, 2023

18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:28 — Psalms – 10:4 “ In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” James-4-6 “ But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” God we pray that there will be miracles of salvation and healing For the groups of Those who have been led astray by The Demonic spirits of Satan, both men and women. I plead the blood of Jesus upon on All who have sinned and come short of Gods Glory. Amen

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Carol
June 10, 2023

FATHER GOD please help YOUR people to read the Bible and obey it! In JESUS NAME! Amen!

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MN
June 10, 2023

I want to encourage Christians to continue to oppose any/all corporations (or government’s) who endorse & promote the falsehood of pride month. Actively do so, yet do it with humility and courage. It’s very easy to back off, complain & throw up our arms in frustration…but that isn’t “action”. We must put our “God given disdain” for evil into a humble but righteous stand, so that we are “salt”. Loving those who are absolutely lost in their sin must be at the forefront of what we do. We may have never experienced that certain arena of sin that “pride backers” are involved in but all of us have fought the battle of some type of pride. Our stand as a “loving Christian, with forgiveness & grace”, speaks volumes to those lost in sin. All of us, in some way or form, have been lost in some type(s) of sin. Ask God to remind us of that daily…then ask Him to give us direction & possible opportunities to stand for righteousness & holiness.
When contacting a company or gov’t official, be strong, courageous & respectful. But do not back down. Boycott those that refuse to change. Do not purchase products from companies you know are on board with “pride month”. Companies understand bottom line. Politicians understand votes or lack thereof. If we address these matters with humility & strength, coupled with continuing prayer – we WILL see change.

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    Mary Ann Peterson
    June 10, 2023

    I totally agree!!!! Praying for the sins of pride month. May they seek the Holy Spirit and turn from their sinful ways. Jesus loves them but NOT what they do against Him. In Jesus name I pray!!

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Bonnie
June 10, 2023

Perhaps as the world celebrates pride month, we Christians should celebrate Humility before the Lord month in response. Lord, we wait on your mercy, grace and justice! You and only you are our Savior! We thank and praise you Lord!

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Joyce
June 10, 2023

I agree that we need to persist in prayer and fasting, continually putting those He loves and wants to redeem into His hands. Maybe instead of regretting a whole month of pride, we can view it as a whole month of opportunities to pray against Satan’s schemes with dedicated hearts, because we all know someone trapped in his lies. Maybe we can take a month-long fast from our TVs (a device that Satan often times transports lies through) and use that time to pray. God sees into these people’s hearts and longs to bring hope and healing to all.

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Joe Benfield
June 10, 2023

2 Chronicles 7:14. “May all God’s people humble themselves and pray, seeking God’s face and repenting of all sin.”

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Simon
June 10, 2023

I have resolved, every time I see a pride banner, to kneel and pray, not as a gesture of submission but of opposition: to humble myself.
We need to do the opposite as a way of being counter cultural, fighting the world with different weapons.
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

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Carol
June 13, 2022

I like what Candace Owens said regarding so-called pride month. She compared it to Black History Month and asked when lgbtq+irs were held in slavery? When were
they kidnapped from their home continent and brought in ships to be slaves in a distant land? Why are they who have exactly the same rights as every other American constantly whining about being oppressed? What qualifies them to a month to celebrate WHAT EXACTLY?? Their issue is wanting their perversions FORCED on the rest of us! I bind these demons on these people and ask YOU GOD to deliver and set them free! Please take away their platform with the media and ignorant politically correct Americans! Reveal TRUTH that these are the same demons that were in Sodom and Gomorrah and the people will receive the same end except they repent! Open the eyes of people so they can see the darkness on this perverted lifestyle. Set people free from the devil in JESUS NAME! Amen!

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Becky
June 13, 2022

What a lovely devotion today. And so true. This RN found herself VERY weary lately and knew I needed to ‘vent’ to Poppa God, He’s the b
Only real safe one to do that with at times, thankfully Jeremiah, Moses and Habakkuk wrote theirs down! And I adore these words of love, solace and reassuring encouragement from Poppa Jeremiah wrote down!!!
Reading His Word, talking it over with others, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors, I especially love feeding the turtles in our backyard, making meals for my family, taking with moms of my kids at work, I care in Jesus name as an RN case manager, praying for them as we talk about needs, praying as I write legislators lately about stopping abortion funding with tax dollars or making meaningful gun legislation, and Thanking and praising Poppa God for those US Marshall’s at Judge Kavanaugh’s place where that disturbed man could see them and call 911 instead of killing Kavanaugh and himself!…these are all ways I humble myself, bend the knee to my Sovereign God King.

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Darlene Estlow
June 10, 2022

Father, may we be humble and bow before you. As we bring our requests, may we trust you no matter what happens. Thank you for loving us and taking care of us and acting on behalf of our prayers. We praise your name no matter what happens because you are you and you love us.

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Patricia
June 9, 2022

Thank you. I need this.

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John Parks
June 9, 2022

PRIDE PRIDE

SIN SIN

GUILT GUILT

I REPEAT? NO! I REPENT? YES!!

Notice how “I” is in the middle of all the top three words. The left side is what the Pride Movement is all about. The right side is the Biblical response.

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Deb Korosec
June 9, 2022

God is loving but he is also a God of wrath..The nature of God is Holy If we believe he will not judge America we need to visit our bibles and read Deuteronomy 28.Replace Israel’s name with America.
We are in judgement now and I believe it will continue .God’s plan is to rapture the Church setting up the Tribulation.One World Order.
He reveals all this in his word.

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Augie Byllott
June 9, 2022

I think the faithful are at a distinct advantage, for us, everyday of the week, month and year is to celebrate the God of Creation, to follow the path of Jesus, and to give thanks for his Holy Spirit. The Pridesters of the ever-evolving alphabet community are lost souls who seek something that doesn’t exist; joy without God. They want everyone to look at them, we instead point everyone to Jesus because joy, peace, hope, and a divine future can all be found in Him. Like them, we too, fall short of the glory of God. It is in surrender and repentence that we can all be showered in God’s healing grace.

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    Nancy Berkey
    June 10, 2023

    We must point Jesus to these pride people and to everyone. Amen.🙏

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Barbara Molter
June 9, 2022

The best way to humble ourselves is to Fast. We need to commit to fasting & prayer to see God move!

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    Becky
    June 13, 2022

    Thanks Barbara, for this reminder to fast with prayer. Forgot to mention it earlier.

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Zoe Ella
June 9, 2022

This is akin to burning incense to the Emperor (ancient Rome). It is also a propaganda tool. I highly recommend that people read “Brave New World” by Huxley, and then the book he wrote several years later, “Brave New World Revisited”, which explains the first book. First book first, then the explanation.

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Kathleen
June 9, 2022

Precious Lord, I come against the “Pride” movement of the LGBTQ’s in the mighty name of Jesus. May we all pray and stand in love that this movement might be brought down and exposed for the lie that it is. May those involved have their hearts and minds touched by your Holy Spirit that they would be delivered and turn to you in faith as you have something so much better for all human lives than any kind of sin. Lord also let us be humble remembering that but for your grace there go we all. Thank you Lord that you have enough room, love, and grace for any and all who will receive it, in Jesus name, amen.

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Allena Jordan
June 9, 2022

From Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, the definition of humble as a transitive verb:
-make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride of; to reduce arrogance and self-dependence; to give a low opinion of one’s moral worth; to make meek and submissive to the divine will; the evangelical sense.

Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you.
1 Peter 5:1.

Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart. 2 Chronicles 32:1.

Lord, show me the pride in my heart. You’ve humbled me in the past. I choose today to humble myself, just as Your Word tells us. Reveal the hidden sin now. Bend me. Amen.

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Clay
June 9, 2022

Thanks for reminding me to be humble rather than angry.

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Bethany
June 9, 2022

One way to humble ourselves would be to visit a church of a denomination we tend to have strong opinions against. Pentecostals, Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, etc. all love Jesus and seek Him, and they all have sins and issues that need to be dealt with. We are all guilty of tolerating sin in our midst, so rather than continuing to point fingers at one another, we should humble ourselves and seek to understand and work together for the Kingdom of God and come together to repent of our sin, together seeking the merciful forgiveness of our Father.

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Barbara Janicki
June 9, 2022

What a timely reminder – God works through and lifts up the humble, not the proud. Jesus, our example to follow, humbled Himself and became a man and “humbled Himself even to death on a cross.” Our culture in general is all about pride – no wonder we have a whole “pride month” now, dedicated to a very specific kind of pride in sexual sin and pride in rebellion against our own Creator. How grievous. We are taught to consider humility weakness – I recently wrote about this in post “courageous surrender” at http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com – also about hope in “three dark days” also at m to the 5th. Biblical values are not the world’s values – we have to choose.

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Connie
June 9, 2022

The Billy Graham Asso. just released a video by pastor Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who was held in a Turkish prison and was persecuted, his message for the American church, prepare for persecution! Every true believer needs to hear this!
Our hope and home is in heaven, not America!

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