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The prayer connection between the prayer warriors with Intercessors for America and the Christians in Washington, D.C. is growing stronger and stronger. The influential Christians in Washington have been asking me for your prayers! Be encouraged, and stay faithful in this crucial intercession.

For this week’s column, I spoke with a prophetic prayer warrior working in the House of Representatives. This staffer is part of a weekly prayer meeting on Friday mornings among Capitol Hill staffers that is calling the Kingdom of God into the legislative branch and beyond.

I don’t know about you, but this gives me hope for our nation.

From my source:

A small group of Hill staffers gather together in various House and Senate offices each Friday to pray for our nation, our nation’s leaders and our coworkers. Throughout our prayer time, we are consistently drawn back to praying for our coworkers’ identities not to be in the work they do, or the feeling of “power” that can come from working in a place like Congress. We are praying they would encounter the love of Father God that would shatter the broken cisterns to which they have been turning. We have been praying against apathy for our brothers and sisters in Christ and for those who do not know Jesus to taste and see his goodness – and ultimately, give their lives to him.

We also pray for creative, strategic policy solutions for the problems burdening our nation. While these deep-rooted problems can easily overwhelm us, we know they are not too big for God.

We pray for unity among our leaders knowing that a house divided cannot stand. We pray that our leaders would see each other through the eyes of Jesus – eyes of love and compassion.

We have been praying that Hill staffers would not see people through the lens of their “party,” but that we would see each other in love.

And we pray for hearts of repentance in the Capitol – from every intern to every Member of Congress – that would lead to revival breaking out in the halls of Congress.

Be encouraged!

I was encouraged that these prayer themes are similar to those we have often prayed for in through this column:

-New identity and revival among those in D.C.

-Strategic policy solutions.

-Kingdom vision and wisdom for our leaders.

This kind of Spirit-led unity in prayer should encourage every reader of Intercessors for America. You are aligned with God’s prayer plan for Washington, D.C. and for our nation! From myself, and the other Kingdom warriors in D.C., keep up the good work!

With that in mind, let us pray:

-Father, we pray for this group of praying Capitol Hill staffers! Strengthen, encourage, and bless them! Keep them abiding in your Presence, strong in community, and in love with your Word. Please bless their efforts and grow their numbers with like-minded believers.

-Lord, we join those staffers in praying for divine, strategic solutions to our nation’s problems. We pray for your heavenly wisdom and ingenious ideas to come into all areas of society: the economy, fiscal policy, foreign policy, energy, inventions, education, healthcare, small business, regulations, and more!

-Jesus, you are the King of kings. Give our leaders and earthly “kings” the eyes to see the world the way you do. Give Kingdom vision to our leaders, both local and national, that they see the people they lead as image-bearers and turn to you for your wisdom to solve our country’s problems.

Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:

“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 king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” (Proverbs 21:1-3)

Are you encouraged by this news? Share your own prayers for our nation below!

Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C. area covering national politics. He has worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. A graduate of Hillsdale College, Casey’s work has also appeared in Fox News, Fox Business, Washington Examiner, and USA Today. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33. Photo Credit: Louis Velazquez on Unsplash 

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Melba Boydstun
March 22, 2022

So encouraging to know of prayer groups in government buildings. I can imagine prayer walks through the halls and offices. Keep it up and know we are doing the same

Darlene Estlow
March 21, 2022

Thank you Father, for what you are doing in the capital. Thank you for their willingness to meet together and come before you in unity.

March 21, 2022

Father, I am in prayer in agreement to pray on Friday mornings in Spirit and in truth praying for leaders etc ..
God have mercy in us and bring in leadership that they are in agreement with your word Father God in Jesus name I pray Amen!!

MJ Spencer
March 21, 2022

This is so encouraging. Thank you staffers for joining with IFA.

March 20, 2022

Father, I thank You for the staffers that are praying! May they not grow weary, may there be many who join in prayer and bring Your transformation power. May we see many hearts turn toward You as a result of these prayers and our prayers for this nation,
. We desire to see this nation, our nation, to know that You are God and there is no other. For blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. May we see Your kingdom come and Your will being done on earth as it is in Heaven!

Salem Zahn
March 20, 2022

God Bless America,
Land That I Love,
Stand Beside Her,
And Guide Her,
Through The Night,
With The Light,
From Above,
From The Mountains,
Through the Prairies,
Through the Oceans,
White With Foam,
God Bless America,
My Home Sweet Home,
God Bless America,
My Home Sweet Home!
Thank You Precious Jesus/Yeshua for Your Wisdom and Shalom! You alone are mighty in Word and Deed! We owe our every breath to You for Your saving grace and the power of Your amazing love!
Todah Yeshua HaMessiah! Baruk ata Adonai!

March 20, 2022

Thank you for praying, sharing and encouraging. Our God is powerful and can do miracles in the minds and hearts of the leaders of our country. I am praying for you as well that you will remain strong and committed to praying. Thank you

Victoria Z
March 20, 2022

Father thank you for this encouraging report. i ask you to help these praying people to trust themselves to you fully so you can move through them mightly through your Holy Spirit to pray down evil and undemocratic strong holds and leaders in our government, give them your divine wisdom and discernment to see issues as you see them, issues which will truly benefit America and those which will harm us so they can pray accordingly. Thank yku for hearing our prayers and answering them.

Mollie Lawrence
March 20, 2022

Abba Father , we pray for all believers in our national, state and local governments to sustain them and provide direction and answers for our immediate and long range concerns for our country , the world and certainly for our families and children who are very much at risk right now . Mollie Lawrence , praying intercessory.

March 20, 2022

Great article!! Thank you for your thoughtful words
FYI. The “heal our land” verse is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. That’s Old Testament and so true even today

Kathleen Hedin
March 19, 2022

Because my heart breaks for Ukraine. I pray everyday and with faith all things are possible ✝️ I love that there are huge pockets of Jesus light shining and letting people know Jesus is in control even in war … May these people lead thousands upon thousands to our Savior 🙏

Joyce Herron
March 19, 2022

Thank you for sharing prayer. I also listen each morning to Dutch Sheets. Give Him 15. God Bless America.

March 19, 2022

I am greatly encouraged by the Ukraine message and the DC update. How great is our God and greatly to be praised. We must not lose heart based on what we see and hear around us. All is not lost as long as there are prayerful people interceding on behalf of our nation and the world. Blessed be the name of our God.

Barbara Janicki
March 19, 2022

How true in Christ there “is no Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free, circumcised nor uncircumcised” and I was thinking as I read this article, for those praying together on Capitol Hill there truly is no Republican nor Democrat, no liberal or conservative, masked nor unmasked, vaccinated nor unvaccinated, etc. all the things that we have created to divide us, don’t exist if we are one in Christ as His word says. Division is of satan, unity and peace are gifts of God. Thankful for all those putting prayer to the Living God above politics in the most political place of all, DC. Prayer, changed hearts and seeking God are the answers to what ails us. Praying more in positions of leadership will experience changed hearts and do their jobs as unto the Lord. see post “divide and conquer” at http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

Wendy Mullen
March 19, 2022

Need to pray 🙏 with you I. Need to learn most ferbert prayers.i pray all the time in my spirit..

Venisa Villar
March 19, 2022

“When the righteous are in authority and become great, the people rejoice; But when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh (Proverbs 29:2 AMPC).”
Our Uncontainable God…so mighty are Your works among us…open our eyes to see every move of Your hand through Your chosen avenue of the prayers of Your people. We thank You God that we can attest that the above verse is absolutely Your total and complete truth!! Thank You that we are repenting of many things as individuals and as Your church ( all believers in Christ Jesus the Lord)…therefore Your hand in moving amongst the nations…and we say how excellent is Your Name in all the earth!! Bring Great Holy Ghost revival to America and to it’s leaders all over this land and in Washington, DC. May everyone who is ruling and making decisions based on wickedness instead of Your godly insights in Jesus, Name, Blood, Power, Word and Authority be saved by Your Holy Spirits consuming fire…place them within Your Holy Spirits ring of fire that they can not escape You, Jesus and You, Holy God. Pour out faith where there is none. Pour our repentance where their is none…pour out the Lordship of Jesus where there is none. Pour out surrender where there is none. Pour our submission where there is none. Pour out obedience where there is none. Pour out grace where there is none. Pour out Hope where there is none…through faith in the righteous Blood of Jesus and His resurrection which gives us hope for this life and the next. Love them all to Yourself from the least held office in DC to the greatest…all are so important. Every lost soul in every position is so important to You God, You long for their turning to You, so they will know Your love, Your salvation, Your grace, Your mercy that triumphs judgment, so that they can do and fulfill their jobs with Your wisdom. Help them come to Jesus and cry out for salvation and forgiveness of sins…that they will be washed whiter than snow…once for all!!
For every believer in office in all positions…help us Your sons and daughters in Christ Jesus the Lord…lift them all up daily that they will all know that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in them and that Christ has given them all power through faith in Himself!! Empower them with Your Spirit and Your Word of Truth, let them not be afraid but trust, strengthen them all in the power of Your Might, Lord God. May your Words just flow out of them…even when they don’t know what to say…because You do!! Give protection to them and their families. Help them deal in love with their enemies who are sitting across the isle from them…help them ask You for Your help to bridge the gap between parties….that both parties will come to have a heart for You, God, for the Word of God, for us “we the people” of American as a whole, and for we the people who are Christians, and to stand for the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights. They are a divided house right now in Congress and a divided house cannot stand…let them not give into to wrong things but stand for what is right in Your eyes, Almighty God. May Your Spirit of Counsel be upon them…May the fear of You, Lord, in Holy reverence be upon them…that a great revival breaks in in Washington, DC as well as the whole country and world. Your peace God…is the only peace that last!! Thank You that You are fighting for us on all sides and above and below. In Jesus’ Name we pray believing Who ever lives to intercede for us to You Father, through Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Kit Hackett
March 19, 2022

Yes, Lord, I join with those praying for the softening of hearts in Congress, in the Supreme court. And the Media. May Your Kingdom come. May Your will be done. Every person employed. All the staff to have an encounter with You the Living God and Father of our Nation. In Jesus Name

Susan CC
March 19, 2022

This is greatly encouraging!
my prayer is personalized from Colossians 1:9-14.

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray You will fill our nation’s leaders with wisdom and spiritual understanding so their work is worthy of You. I pray they will please You by bearing fruit in good work as they grow in Godly knowledge and truth. As You strengthen them with endurance, patience and joy, I pray this filling will create thankful hearts. As they live in The Light, may they share this inheritance with all their unfaithful coworkers and may these be rescued from the kingdom of darkness and transferred into Your Kingdom…into the freedom purchased by Jesus Christ, who forgave our sins. I ask this in the Names of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Janet Hawkins
March 19, 2022

Scripture reference: Should be 2 Chronicles 7:14 and not 2 Corinthians 7:14

Mary Gaffney
March 19, 2022

Expectation Church in Fairfax, VA, outside of Washington, D.C. is experiencing
wonderful growth. Praise God.

Brian lynch
March 19, 2022

This is indeed encouraging, Casey. It has been my fervent prayer that our nation will experience an End Times revival, and that it would begin in Washington D.C.. By God’s grace and mercy, I pray for an ever-expanding increase in the prayer activity. The fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. I am looking to the Lord for greater things in D.C. Thank You, Jesus!

Darla Elenbaas
March 19, 2022

What a beautiful piece of information to know. I am so glad to know there are people in the Capitol praying together. Pew.org says that 88% of Congress identify themselves as Christian. And 89% of the Senate.

Gale sherrill
March 19, 2022

Thank you for such beautiful prayers, for the Ukraine, for the soldiers, for our own country that has troubles of our on. We are confident that the Lord will intervene. Amen & Amen

Marsha Bashor
March 19, 2022

I agree with all the points to pray for the leaders in DC. Lord please cleanse Washington DC of all iniquity and dishonesty and deception. And Lord replace it with integrity and love and righteousness from your hand.
Thank you Lord, let it be!

C and C Nelson
March 19, 2022

Great encouragement. Thank you because the people need to hear about positive developments and real spiritual progress. ( as a sidenote, someone might want to change/correct the scripture reference to 2 Chronicles 7:14 instead of 2 Corinthians 7:14)
Again, when we here articles of encouragement like this, especially for the DC area – I believe it will encourage others to press in more in the arena of prayer.

March 19, 2022

Thank you so much for this encouraging news and prayer. I needed to read about that and to read along with them and you! I beseech the Lord in hearing and answering those prayers of those that are seeking HIM. AMEN

Linda Vaughan
March 19, 2022

Praise the Lord! Father God, bless them & May their numbers grow!

We thank You for hearing our prayers! In Jesus Precious Name, Amen.

Susan Eddlemon
March 19, 2022

From Psalm 79:8:
“Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us for we have been brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name and deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, for your namesake.” In Jesus’s name, amen

Sharon Patterson
March 19, 2022

So very encouraged to hear answers to our prayers in such specific ways: insider staff members meeting, praying up close the things we are praying for from our homes all over this country! Praise you, Lord for the connecting, powerful work of the Holy Spirit 🙏

March 19, 2022

Lord, I pray a holy boldness over these prayer warriors in Capital Hill. I pray for unity by the blood of Jesus. Thank you for their love of people and country and that they not grow weary in doing good for in due time they will reap a harvest if they do not give up. In the name of Jesus

March 19, 2022

I believe the scripture is2 Chronicles 7:14
And I am praying and agreeing with you

Yvette King
March 19, 2022

Very encouraging to know that God has His people, “The Hill Staffers” and others doing warfare prayer. Let them not become weary in well doing for in due they shall reap if they faint not.

March 19, 2022

Father God,
In the name of Jesus I ask You to cover these Christian staffers on Capitol Hill with Your favor, so that when they speak and work it will be with Your influence and authority.

Patricia Jermov
March 19, 2022

If ever a house needed to be gotten in order, it’s the American Congress.
I pray for them to be humbled and
seek wisdom for the sake of their constituents.

Mildred Hall
March 19, 2022

My Senators and Representative oppose most everything I say. These prayers give me hope

March 19, 2022

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!!! Let Gods people be an ever increasing army of righteousness!!


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