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Father, thank You for all the ways You have blessed us this year. Please continue to bless us in 2023 and beyond, Lord.
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Editor’s Note: This article came to us unsolicited from one of our writers and intercessors, Kim Potter. Kim was moved to share the word that the Lord put on her heart as she reflected on this passing year. We thought it was a beautiful message of gratitude for the wonderful IFA community that many of you likely share. Remember, YOU are IFA!

As 2023 rapidly approaches, we find ourselves mere hours away from a new year. Many are ready to kiss 2022 good-bye, as the year has continued to hold challenges — both in our personal lives and in our nation. Some are breathing a sigh of relief as they get ready to put this year behind them, with hopes of positive change for the year to come.

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Still, others, like me, are taking this time to look back and see the wonderful blessings of 2022. I want to enter 2023 with a thankful heart — therefore, I must choose to leave 2022 in the same manner: with a grateful heart. For the way we leave one season is often the way we enter a new season.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 NIV).

As I began taking time to sit and make a mental list of the things I am thankful for in 2022, Intercessors for America came to mind.

Each of you reading this today has been blessed by Intercessors for America. For my part, not only have I been blessed, personally, but our ministry has been blessed as well. In sharing my articles, IFA has caused new readers to come into our ministry. This is the seed sown into my life, but this is far from the most important of seeds this ministry sows on a continual basis. In looking back over the past couple years, I began to realize the impact that IFA has had on our nation and its people.

For instance, the articles brought to these readers are timely and relevant. Weekly, the staff members help assemble passionate intercessors to pray over the needs of individuals and our world. They supply resources daily to assist these prayer warriors in their call to pray. They are constantly sending out prayers for our leaders, as well as communication to our government on vital issues. Furthermore, they have literally done all the work for us — we need only to access their free resources, which are available without limitations.

Through IFA, my eyes (and, I am sure, thousands of other pairs of eyes) have been opened to many important and sometimes hidden things that are happening in our nation, things that desperately call for prayer. For this I am eternally grateful.


In a world where most people are concerned with building their own platforms, IFA is busy sowing into the nation, its leaders, and even its intercessors. IFA works daily to bless its readers by sending out every significant article the staff members come across. More times than I can count I have been encouraged, uplifted, and moved to pray simply by reading these articles and news stories.

Leviticus chapter 7 talks about the importance of a thank offering.

What Is a Thank Offering?

The thank offering — or sacrifice of thanksgiving — was an optional offering. This is also termed the “thanksgiving offering.”

“If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the thanksgiving sacrifice unleavened loaves mixed with oil, unleavened wafers smeared with oil, and loaves of fine flour well mixed with oil” (Leviticus 7:12).

The Hebrew noun todah, meaning, “thanksgiving,” is derived from the Hiphil of the verb yadah — “to praise.”

First, let me point out that the thanksgiving offering was OPTIONAL. By extension, you do not have to live a life of thankfulness; it is your choice. But in choosing to be thankful, you are choosing life.

Second, a thanksgiving offering is perceived by God as PRAISE. I can think of no better way to praise God than to have a heart of thanksgiving. I can think of no better way to show that heart of thanksgiving than by giving a thank offering as unto the Lord to someone who has been a significant blessing in our life.

As I said earlier, each person reading this has more than likely been blessed in some way by IFA. Perhaps you, like me, have had your eyes opened to a prayer need. Maybe you have read a timely article that encouraged you or that provided an answer you had been seeking. Or maybe one of IFA’s awesome prayer guides has caused your prayer life to become more impactful. Perhaps you have seen some change in your city or state as a result of the prayers of IFA and its partners. If so, would you pray about blessing those who bless you?

A Way to Give Back

The Bible teaches us that we are to give back into the places where we receive spiritual food.

Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to the flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit, will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Galatians 6:6–10 NKJV).

I have watched as IFA has sown into the people and the nations of this world. I have also taken note of the unending harvest that comes from those seeds sown — changes in our government; hidden evils revealed; prayers answered; breakthroughs; empowered prayer lives; unity, and so much more. This seed is producing a great harvest. I realize that IFA is not the only group that is praying — there are many others. But I still want to be a part of this group that is making such a big difference in our world. Don’t you?

As 2022 comes to a close, think back on all the things you are thankful for, and ask yourself this question: Is IFA one of the things on my thankful list? If it is, then consider giving your best thank offering today; become a partner with one that impacts our world, our family, and our nation.

Remember, IFA is YOU. How are you grateful for the IFA community? Share your prayers of thanksgiving in the comments.

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 receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com. Photo Credit: Intercessors for America.

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Marilyn miller
December 28, 2022

I have been so blessed by Camille’s webcasts on Thursday. She is articulate, well informed, and skillful in handling the information as well as speakers. Thank you for using such a competent voice , as well as a prayer warrior, in bringing forth the information needed for your listeners at such perilous times !

December 23, 2022

I am also so thankful to be connected with IFA the past few years. I feel like they – Dave, Kris, Camille and Judy – are part of my family, like my church family. Praying through the many news articles on Tuesdays and Thursdays gives me much hope. And to have a prayer group to join in with in Massachusetts is amazing and wonderful. May God continue to bless IFA in 2023 and for years to come.

Priscilla Meyenburg
December 23, 2022

I want to share this prayer that says it all: Regina Shank, sent the following strong prayer; let’s agree with her. The title is:


The Healing of Our Land

“Lord, we cry out for our nation. May the destiny You planned for her never be destroyed by demonic interference, liberal agendas, or religious institutionalism. May Your grace and mercy never be removed from us. May we lay down our differences, stand together as one voice, and pray without ceasing until heaven invades earth with an outpouring of evangelism, deliverance, and restoration. Let a spirit of conviction fall upon the lost. Let your people be a voice crying out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord.’

“Wake up the watchmen; wake up the intercessors; wake up Your people. Raise up more intercessors in each state – not those who merely lament the problem, but who decree Your Word. We thank You for the angels who carry out words spoken by Your prayer warriors. Your Word says, ‘Bless the Lord, you His angels, You mighty ones who do His commandments, obeying the voice of His word!’ (Psalms 103:20 AMP)

“Thank You for the awakening that has begun; light is overcoming darkness and Your name is exalted over every entity that would try to raise its head above Your name. Exposure has begun and will continue because You are the light of the world. Let Your light shine in the darkness of men’s hearts. Turn the ship of America back to biblical values, back to purity and holiness, back to the altar of repentance, back to prayer in schools, back to a love for Your presence. Heal our land, Lord. We cry out to You for deliverance and the restoration of freedom found only in You. May we not experience church as usual, but supernatural gatherings that change the hearts of people and produce zeal for Your ways and purposes. This will enable us to change our society and culture.

“In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen

December 18, 2022

As I have prayed for our Nation and other Nations this year as well As 2019 to the end of 2022, God has blessed me in my researches in the Book of Gods Holy words to have.my eyes and spirit to connect with Gods Holy words and My mouth to speak the prayers I have sent out in my writings and using my voice in the quietness of my sanctuary where I pray. God has given me ear in my voice when I cry unto Him. Words have become the building of my Faith that I am not wavering on in my beliefs they are seeds that I hope will reap a beautiful harvest of souls that our Father God deserves, after all he sacrificed His Son Jesus for our eternal life. Psalms 141:1-3 Psalms of David.

1 I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me;
hear me when I call to you.
2 May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. Words of Praise to our Father is a gift we give back to Him. I’ve learned that some words, though they be innocent can contain hate, despair, Or fear. That can harm our way of thinking. God teaches us that His words are life not of grief or doubt or complaints. Isaiah-57-18-19 says God can heal our words- 18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them;
I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners,
19 creating praise on their lips.
Peace, peace, to those far and near,”
says the Lord. “And I will heal them.” My petitions have been many, asking God to save and forgive us for the complacency and the words that He shared with us about sin-the fruits we would obtain if we fellowship with him. By not speaking up about Gods words & thing’s being left out in church to teach on as Abortion, about what the President was speaking on and totally turning our schools into a house of teaching sin – not Math, History, or Reading etc. I thank God for his reminders of His promises- “ John 1:7-9. “: NIV –
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin.”We need to Praise God for His wonderful words of reminders to keep us filled with these words in our lives and our spirits or that we cannot walk in strength if we leave one of the most highly needed resources.” Gods words.!! What has happened”is the new question? I hear being said??! Timothy 3:14-17— My eyes, my time, my heart opened, my prayer time has became stronger, because showed me in my mind memories of what was happening, the coming out party of boasters, disobedience to parents, blasphemous words, liars- false accusers, lovers of lust, destruction of homes, destruction of schools, churches, many more revelations. I’ve been a Christian for many, many years and I felt shamed that maybe I could have done more to help this disaster that we have lived in for the last 4 years. I was in an Intercessor prayer Group in Ky. Was dedicated to a prayer life, faithful to church, in a Christian cell group, how did I not know? God used my physical accident ( we moved to IL to be with our children because of it) I soon discovered as we tried 5 churches something was terribly wrong! Then I discovered IFA through the Victory Channel and Dave K. I was asked to join which I did. The light and truth that has been presented for us to pray over is astounding and earth shattering and sad to find out that what I was feeling in my spirit was correct, that some of our churches have failed God and us by lack of teaching Gods words of Salvation, making excuses of why they would not teach on what the Government was doing because of the word Politics. I have felt better about what I was saying – about what I was feeling about the churches, the schools, the parent dis-respect I was seeing. It became true through the words of IFA, the stories, the pictures, the leaders of our USA,( especially the Government of ILLINOIS. Many are calling it Sodom & G.) I dug in reverting back to my beliefs of what prayer can do and God led me to 4 Great Prophets that I started following confirming with Gods words and what the scriptures confirmed about (God) and why HE used prophets- Prophetic Ministry. Which I have followed (Ken c.) Since 1972, he directed me to several names to follow and through the Holy Spirit I was confirmed that we were in a Mess. I have appreciated IFA and have been blessed with the Many stories, the scriptures, the fellowship with others that we have a Great Big God and His son Christ Jesus to direct our paths. And that our Covenant with our Father is written for us to follow. We have a Covenant with God that is solid and builds our Faith with God, as does IFA teaching Godly Principles. It is a God Blessed environment of Standing Faith that is precious. (Just knowing) God said – Mark 11:22-24
22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. I am blessed to be involved with IFA and the. Many precious people who are Praying, standing and believing that Gods words will never pass away. They are Blood Backed – Philippians 4:19
New International Version
19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.. There is Victory in those words. Keep praying for the politicians that have cursed us and caused horrible situations in our America and other Nations —-( Forgiveness) God will supply all our needs and according to the Prophecies and Gods words coming through their voices – God will restore..” I am a believer not a doubter” Luke 23:-34 “ Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Father keep blessing the IFA and all of the Prayer Warriors, we are one day closer to Gods plan to save America and give us Victory and for blessing and keeping us. Love ❤️ u Father God.!

Bill Young
December 17, 2022

I am so blessed and thankful for the Intercessors For America community. My mother passed away on September 26, 2022, and I have been absolutely overwhelmed with loss. She was my most trusted friend and she treated me with such love and kindness. She led me to the Lord and taught me sound Scriptural teachings. The last five years of her life, she was a prayer warrior for IFA. Many of her prayer partners have contacted me with love and memories of my mom. It has helped tremendously and I have joined IFA so that Sharon Young’s legacy will continue.

    IFA Staff
    December 19, 2022

    Bill, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. We knew her well through her phone calls and participation on the prayer line. We are not surprised she had such an impact on your life. We rejoice for the 1000 generations who will be blessed because of her faith. We celebrate that she is with Jesus and we welcome you to our community.

Donald Vader
December 17, 2022

A glad heart is good medicine and soothing to the soul and I am grateful for the prayers and the scriptures and everyone’s time who shares and I pray and plead the blood of Jesus over all of you and blessings to all of you in the name of Jesus 🙏❤️ Amen

December 17, 2022

Thank you,Kim,for your blessing article,
it surely spoke to my heart;being truly thankful to God every day for having food ,heat,warm clothes,being able to take care of myself at advanced age,my 2 children,grand and great grandchildren,who are patriotic ,kind,& hardworking CHRISTIAN Americans!
HALLELUJAH,HALLELUJAH 🙌🏼Never take authors like you,able to put into words expressions of gratitude,for granted!I loved it and you for your talent,
thank you and God Bless You🙌🏼Have a blessed Christmas and another grateful 2023🙌🏼

Bill Demlow
December 17, 2022

As one who has partnered with IFA almost from the beginning, I add a hearty AMEN! I am especially thankful for the way IFA has grown to be able to provide both a believable alternative information source and a source of prophetic insight (plus edification and comfort) to us as believers and intercessors. Way to go!!!!! Blessings for continued development and growth in the directions the Lord leads.

    Roxanne Rice
    December 17, 2022

    Amen to all of the above! Plus, I am deeply grateful to know that there is a multitude of other believers who are also praying. I am not alone. On days when I don’t have the energy to pray, I can simply rest in God’s presence and add my quiet ‘amen’ to hundreds and thousands of other people’s prayers.

    Thank you, IFA, for making this possible. And thank You, God, for IFA. Amen!


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