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Father, You hold the hearts of kings in Your hand. We ask You to move our lawmakers' hearts to wisdom and discretion. We ask You to intervene to protect our nation and future generations from political ambitions and reckless spending.
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Anyone following the news cycle knows that Congress is currently locked in a battle over several legislative measures.

Fresh off preventing a government shutdown and reaching a temporary agreement on the debt ceiling, their attention will likely now turn to the $1 trillion infrastructure bipartisan bill and the $3.5 trillion Democratic reconciliation bill.

Insider Intercessory Information

The difference between these bills may be confusing, but I’ll try to quickly summarize. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill is pretty straightforward. Members on both sides of the aisle supported it, however many progressive Democrats say they only voted for the $1 trillion bill because they were promised a separate, more liberal $3.5 trillion bill would be passed through reconciliation.

Congress is able to use this method called “reconciliation” that allows them to pass budgetary spending with a simple majority, instead of the normally required 60 votes. However, a couple of moderate Democrats are unwilling to support the more expensive bill in it’s current $3.5 trillion form. As a result, some of the more liberal Democrats have said they will not vote for the smaller bill until they get a guarantee on the larger bill. Meanwhile, Republicans have refused to support the larger bill, though some supported the smaller bill.

As you can, see there are a lot of moving parts, which means more opportunities for Spirit-led intercessors!

I spoke with a Republican legislative staffer on Capitol Hill who made clear that things hang in the balance. Particularly with the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, prayer is of utmost importance right now:

From my source:

Truly, everything is up in the air. We will probably not know what [the legislation] is going to look like until the day-of [the vote]. Right now they are still in negotiations. What are they going to give up to get more moderates or left-leaning [members] on?

My source went on to emphasize that Democrats really have control of what makes it in the bill.

It’s truly on the Dems side of it. It’s not on the Republican side. Whatever is happening in their party is going to define what happens and what doesn’t. 

On our side, [it’s about] ensuring if we have any moderate Republicans, and ensuring that we are doing a no [vote] unanimously. We do have some stragglers. 

My source has had conversations with Democratic staffers who see this legislation as getting as much passed as they can before Republicans take over the House next year. The Democrats my source spoke with assume Republicans will retake control in 2022.

These insider insights may surprise you, but this is often how Capitol Hill works. Regardless, as intercessors who are part of God’s royal family, we must recognize critical moments like these. Congress is on the brink of passing several trillion dollars in spending, tax increases, new entitlements, and more.

If prayer warriors do not rise up now to ask for God’s wisdom to permeate these discussions and decisions, in a few weeks…it may be too late.

With this in mind, let us pray:

-Holy Spirit, we ask that you move on the hearts of our elected officials so that they operate out of your wisdom, not man’s wisdom.

-Father, we ask that you protect our nation from reckless debt, that we would be free from indebtedness. Convict Congress of the need to get our debt under control and eventually paid off for good.

-Father, we ask for grace, Holy Spirit intervention, and angelic assignments to be mightily at work as members on both sides of the aisle go into negotiations in the coming weeks. We need a divine intervention, Lord!

Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)

Will you pray? Share in the comments below!

Article written by Casey Harper. 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: Canva.)

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October 11, 2021

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that You move on the hearts of our elected officials so that they operate out of Your wisdom and Not man’s wisdom. I also pray that You would protect our nation from reckless spending and debt. Convict our congress of the need to get our debt more under control. I ask for Your intervention of the Holy Spirit to be mightily at work as members on both sides of the aisle go into negotiations in the coming weeks. We really need Your Divine Intervention, Lord!

October 10, 2021

The story that comes to mind is the child’s story of the King went out in public with no clothes on. The adults for “fear” of telling the truth to the King; “Hey there bud, I need to tell you the Truth above all to prevent you utter humiliating embarrassment, you need to grab your duds and cover yourself up!!” But the adults didn’t act. When the King came out, I think it was to be in the parade, the “little children cried out, mommy he doesn’t have any clothes on!!”
it is like this bill, hey folks there is an Elephant in the room!!” The Infrastructure Bill has so much PORK in this bill that the grease in this fat will destroy every economy for the next several generations to which they may never recover. The Infrastructure Bill has VERY LITTLE to do with that! As usual, it has ALOT to do with the Progressive, Socialist, and Communist’s “PET” agendas to bring economic ruin to this country; destroy families; kill babies; cancel culture to destroy our youth, create pandemics and vaccines that will only harm us and may kill and reduce the population World Wide. And if you think this is the last Pandemic, IT”S NOT!!! This will not STOP until we overthrow today’s leaders who are NOT walking with the Lord. For the past several years China has always come out with new strains of the flu, coincidence? I doubt that! Chinese government tests these strains on their people, your rub Russia the wrong way you’re removed by a mystery toxic chemical. As long as we tolerate people in ort political realm they will continue to destroy our country. Our Godly men and women running for office, and are in office NEED US to back them up. We must rise up and run with the Torch and Light the Way and in prayer remove the mountains, make a path through waters, and even go through fires Isaiah 43:1-3. We win folks!! Be like Daniel, David with Goliath, Moses leading the Israelites to the Promise Land. Jesus walks before us, alongside us, and He is our rear guard!!!

October 10, 2021

Lord, help us to realize how these Bills will affect this country, and every part of our lives and our families lives. Please, let us not forget to contact all our Congress people and let them know where we stand! Father we ask that You would speak to every Democrat and Republican. Let each of them see how much it will affect their children and their grandchildren too. Lord, let wisdom and common sense prevail. Help these people to wake up and stop being deceived! Father, we know, You have a plan, and it is for good and not for evil, to give us a future and a hope. Let all the plots and plans of the enemy boomerang on them.
Read Psalm 64, (New International Version) describes things very well.

Carrie W
October 10, 2021

Lord, our reps need to receive your wisdom on what to do with every matter before them. Send them your wisdom. Help them open themselves up to you to accept your wisdom. Our country needs your wisdom and leadership to do what is right for us. Expose all evil thinking to your light so it may be removed. Pierce hearts of our reps with your love and power so they recognize they need you and will turn their lives over to you. Put a wall and angelic protection around your sons and daughters in Congress so they will not be deceived or hurt in any way. Guide them step by step and fill them with your Holy Spirit and power and authority to accomplish what you have placed them there to do.
Lord we look to you in every matter that is before.
Lord would you also destroy all the evil connected to the WH. Lay the ax to the root of all evil concerning WH admin. I see roots of evil that have been passed forward to today through generations from as far back as George Washington. Today’s admin needs to be severed from those roots in the spirit world in ways that only you can do, Lord. Bringdown your mighty ax and cut those roots so they will die, and set our generation free. I see two big roots that only you can cut; love of money that is the root of all evil as well as the Masons secret stuff, evil and desire for power. IJN I ask you,O Lord, to conquer evil in all these ways and set our Congress free to make wise decisions based on your will.

Jennifer Garces
October 9, 2021

Jesus, our nation needs heavenly wisdom and discernment over our governmental leadership. Raise up your church for such a time as this to step in and pray for righteousness and justice. We cannot overcome this wickedness without you. Have mercy on us, Lord.

Joseph Sizemore
October 9, 2021

Please dear Heavenly Father, guide our elected official’s and show them good choices that will help our country and not hurt it. Guide our citizens to elect good God fearing people! Help us as a nation!

October 9, 2021

AMEN Lisa S! I also feel so tired & frustrated. I am endeavoring to do what Nehemiah 4:18 says: “each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked” while IFA holds the Trumpet to alert us to new dangers & threats. God is working to put out each fire — THANK YOU JESUS! THANK YOU FATHER! THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT!

Lord, help us – strengthen us, encourage us – help us be ready for a tougher spiritual battle that is coming in 2022. PREPARE YOUR WARRIOR BRIDE!

Lord help MORE believers to pick up their spiritual swords & their rebuilding tools to do both — to equip the Body of Christ with knowledge to fight these “word” battles: God’s Word vs Postmodernism Word. Help us to push against School Board toxins, to watch our county leaders & our city leaders & our federal leaders.

Equip us Lord! Organize us Lord to work together — across racial lines & across church denomination lines & so much more!!

In Jesus name!

Jennifer Muccianti
October 9, 2021

Dear Lord, I pray that all government officials use their platform for good and not evil, that they think about the people they represent and not their own personal interests. Allow them the grace of a servants heart and lead as you would. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Susan CC
October 9, 2021

Isaiah prophesied, “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.” Abba Father, Isaiah was speaking of Your Son and our Savior, The Messiah Jesus Christ. Since we who believe have been crucified with Him, I ask You Father, would you bestow upon us Your treasures of wisdom and of knowledge? I ask this for our politicians, may they be Godly leaders. I ask this for all people, may we have Godly discernment when we pray. I ask for all who call upon YOUR NAME, may we be filled with the Fear of the Lord…which IS the beginning of wisdom. I fear You LORD and I will obey Your voice. But I fervently pray our leaders, who walk in darkness will fear You. I pray such Godly sorrow, until that time. May we all see from YOUR perspective Father, not our own. May we all be guided by Jesus Christ. May we all be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Amen

Isaiah 11:2, Galatians 2:20, Colossians 2:3

Elizabeth McDonald
October 9, 2021

Praise You Holy Spirit for shaking Your intercessors awake for our soon coming King! Biden is the best motivator for me to fall on my knees to cry out for mercy and wisdom. Surely any reliance I had on man or woman is gone. Hallelujah! I pray for those who oppose You, Father. Give them repentance. Give them knowledge of Your truth with Holy Spirit conviction so they are healed and escape the enemy of their souls for all eternity. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Nell J Kauffman
October 9, 2021

“Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124:8
Father, the floods are threatening to sweep us away; the torrents have gone over us. Father, do not give us as prey to their teeth. Break the snare that they have set for us so that we can escape! May we rejoice with all Your people who testify that “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side…then they would have swallowed us alive.” Yes, LORD, You make all the difference as our Saviour and our King! Blessed be the LORD!!(Psalm 124)

October 9, 2021

Thank you, Casey, for clarifying this convoluted mess. No wonder President Trump wanted to drain the swamp. This whole thing is mind-boggling! Lord Jesus, You know the beginning from the end. We pray for Your will to be done as our government deliberates all of these issues. You alone know what this nation truly needs. I pray that any legislation passed into law by Congress will be in line with what we need as a nation. Send Holy Spirit to these people, and let them hear His still, small voice directing and guiding them. Again, let YOUR will be done, not the will of some politicians. In Jesus’ name.

Lisa Highberger
October 9, 2021

Lord send help to these legislators to give the them realization of Kingdom truth, righteousness and justice. I pray their hearts are opened to receive and act on this revelation in Jesus name. Amen

Lydia B. Miller
October 9, 2021

error, sorry
Turn this “ship” in the right direction!

Lydia B. Miller
October 9, 2021

Father , we cry out to you, because only you could turn this hip in the right direction, we know that you do not force people to do anything and yet you have the power to ” strongly compell ” by giving revelation and eye opening experiences!
We ask in Jesus name, Pour out you spirit on all government officials, both Democrats and Republicans!
We declare and decree in Jesus you are more than enough in your love for Americans you are able to block dangerous policies, We ask you, block this evil agenda! We ask that you sit on this evil money spending plan, bring increase of light and in this light is a discerning spirit rising up to quicken people’s mortal bodies. Bring in to remembrance to these blinded politicians, how dangerous this is. Open their eyes completely to see the truth, as you breathe over this process expose the lies they have been believing!
Call them,convict them to govern in a righteous manner that is pleasing in your sight.
We pray O God, strike down this evil agenda with one breath!
Speak louder so they can hear your voice. We SILENCE the voice of the ememy that is lying to our politicians. We bind a leviathan spirit in Jesus name, and a lying spirit, and evil spirits. In Jesus name we RELEASE truth, We speak to this mountain, move and be cast into the sea.
Father, give revelation and divine strategty!! To those who would vote for this spending package, visit them morning, noon and night even speak to them in dreams and vision to reveal the truth of the strategy that is to come if they lack wisdom.
Send angels to fight this battle in the atmosphere,
Lay your burden on the hearts of both deceived Republicans and Democrats so they can this is wrong.
God we are desperate , and you desire to help us!

    Maynard Beck Sr.
    October 10, 2021

    Well put Lydia. I urge everyone to seriously join the IFA 50 days of prayer! It seems like the political cycle is just taking another lap around the swamp/cesspool to fill political warchests – remember the “shovel-ready” projects in 2008? We also need to push for term limits in our prayers.

Lisa S
October 9, 2021

Father-as I respond to this call for prayer this morning, I am tired, frustrated and well Lord discouraged and disheartened. Then I realize I am looking horizontally. Oh, Lord You are all powerful. You are mighty…You are able to make a way where there is no other way. Lord, open my spiritual eyes to see where you are working in this. Give me courage, conviction and stamina to come along side in intercessory prayer. Lord, I am weary of the battle…but your word states I am to come to you when I am weary and heavy laden, I am to take your woke upon me. Lord, we are being hit on so many fronts, our minds are reeling. Help us to focus Lord…I lift up these democratic operatives, I pray Lord that there plans will be foiled, that the evil they intend will not pass. Frustrate their plans Lord, do not allow them to pass this debt and evil social agenda. Lord, let your people arise in prayer, hear our cries Lord. Lord, I also pray for these operatives, I pray for their souls. I pray they will turn to Jesus, May they encounter the true and living God today. May they repent and turn from the evil they are doing. May your name be glorified!


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