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Father, thank You that Your hand is on our nation and that the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous still works.

God is and has been at work in the battle for choosing a speaker of the House. Don’t miss this testimony from IFA board member Cynthia Dunbar.

The Enemy is a defeated foe. He holds no cards. The only way he can hold any sway is to deceive. This has always been his strategy. Even from his first attack on humanity, his strategy has been to convey to us that he holds some coveted gift that God has not already bestowed. In short, his tactic is to try to convince the Bride that God is holding out on us, and that there is still something that we must receive only from him, that is, the Enemy. Well, that was a lie then (because mankind was already like God, as we were created in the image of God), and it is a lie now. Satan has nothing. All authority has been given to Christ Jesus, and we, as joint heirs with Him, need to finally realize this and to begin walking in the victory Christ has purchased for us. We need to be living and moving and having our very being in the resurrected Christ — not anxiously pleading for God to still move on our behalf. This, I am convinced, is what it means for us to be finally manifest as the sons of God for which all creation is groaning.

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So, why the lengthy theological reminder? It’s because I far too often see the Enemy getting us to take our eyes off Christ and the completed works of the cross, to place them onto the chaos of the circumstances that surround us. By thus causing us to shift our gaze, he can begin spinning a false narrative. He is the father of lies, after all; that is what he does: lie. But, to quote a beautiful hymn: “… the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.” It is time for the Church to realize that we are operating not to gain victory, but from a place of victory — victory in Jesus. And He watches over His Word to perform it. In this testimony that I share with you, we see that He is indeed watching over the promise that the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous does avail much. And the good news of the gospel is that we are righteous, as Christ has taken away our filthy rags and replaced them with His righteousness (see 2 Corinthians 5:21).

On Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, I was sitting alone in prayer. I was praying very generically for the world and for our nation. Out of nowhere, the Lord spoke very clearly to me the following:

“Pray boldness over Congressman Michael Johnson in this season. Pray that he may walk in strength tempered in grace, that he may boldly speak forth truth, and that his words will be a beacon of hope to the nation.”

I then called a friend, a solid Christian who is congressional district director for another congressman, and told her what I had heard. She informed me that Rep. Johnson’s name was not even being considered for speaker, and she was curious as to why I was praying this specifically over him. I told her simply: “Because the Lord has told me to pray for him.” She then agreed to pray along with me.

Fast-forward to Wednesday afternoon. I received a call from this same friend with whom I had prayed Saturday. She was in tears as she told me that the vote to elect Congressman Michael Johnson as the next speaker of the House of Representatives had been UNANIMOUS within the party!

She then explained to me what few would understand, but which intercessors need to know: Given the climate in the House of Representatives right now, a unanimous vote was humanly impossible. This vote was a miracle and an answer to prayer!

She then thanked me for being obedient to reach out to her on Saturday, as that had prompted her to pray too and also to share my message with others on Capitol Hill. Rep. Johnson has even stated personally that he had been praying, and that even though he had never considered running, on Saturday the Lord made it clear to him that he was to run.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — OCT. 25: Newly elected U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., delivers remarks after the House of Representatives held an election in the U.S. Capitol. After a contentious nominating period that saw four candidates over a three-week period, Johnson was voted in. He succeeds former Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was ousted on Oct. 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.) Note the Bible on the podium.

This is the essence of Intercessors for America. God inspires/prompts/leads us to pray in accordance with His will, and then He allows us the joy and privilege of witnessing His miraculous answers to the prayers He has prompted. He could do it all without us, but instead He chooses to use us. And sometimes His action is conditioned on the prayers of His saints in response to His prompting.

God gave me a prophetic prayer, and now we see that the effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous did avail much. We have witnessed firsthand the promise of Haggai 2 that God’s shaking serves as a blessing to remove many who are in power to replace them with those He has chosen, who bear His signet ring of authority.

I pray that this testimony encourages you.

GOD IS STILL ANOINTING AND PLACING PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF INFLUENCE FOR OUR GOOD!

Undeniably, the power of intercession played an integral part in this entire situation. What seemed like a situation of chaos and confusion was in fact an orchestrated means of God’s manifesting HIS sovereignty and authority on this earth.

I hope that you will share this testimony widely as an encouragement to all intercessors. Also, I want to encourage us all to continue to pray what God said to pray, because Johnson’s election as speaker is not the end of the story. God gave us the prayer points: Johnson will need to be bold, to walk in strength tempered in grace, and to be equipped to speak forth words of hope over our nation. By praying as God has directed us to pray, may we see this new speaker of the House empowered by the Holy Spirit to stay the course.

I hope this blesses you as much as it has me. God is moving, and we have a hope that must not be ashamed!

Please share this testimony to encourage the faith of a friend!

Cynthia Dunbar is an attorney, an author, a constitutional scholar, a professor of government, a former law professor, and an IFA board member. She is co-host with Dave Kubal of IFA’s Constitutional Corner. Visit Freedom Focus to view Cynthia’s video shorts, or click here to arrange a speaking engagement for your next event. Photo credit: Lunamarina/Canva Pro.

We recommend watching Speaker Johnson’s remarks here. His speech will encourage you and build your faith even more:

Additionally, we found this tweet showcasing Speaker Johnson’s faith. Thank You Lord for putting a man of such strong faith in this position!

Head to IFA’s new forum The Community to share your own thoughts, prayers, and scriptures with other intercessors!

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NanJohnson
November 3, 2023

Correct words of song: Last part: He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.

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NanJohnson
November 3, 2023

Glory to God as He answers our prayers and moves to help us!!! We must ALWAYS remember that our victory is already won through Jesus’s victory at the cross. There is another beautiful song that says Oh victory in Jesus, my Savior forever, he sought me and bought me with His redeeming blood. He loved me err I knew Him, and all my love 🥰 is due Him, He plunged me to victory with His own precious blood. Hope I got the last words right!!

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Paul
November 2, 2023

Mike Johnson was a coach who ignored Richard Strauss’ abuse of students at OSU claiming he knew nothing about it despite many students and coaches testifying otherwise.
Mike was also the chairman of the judiciary committee and allowed J6 American’s rot in a DC jail for months without any charges being brought, and also let others get lengthy prison terms for merely exercising their first amendment rights. Mike is just another corrupt establishment lackey, if God had anything to do with his nomination it was in judgement on this country.

Dorothy monaghan
October 31, 2023

I love this man. I pray that God will bless him in this difficult position in Congress. It was frustrating to watch the voting for Speaker but I have to say I believe the right person was put in place. “Good things come to those who wait.”

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Priscilla Meyenburg
October 29, 2023

The Head LINES stated—-Who is Mike Johnson? GOD produced our New House Speaker in His Time. I know many were praying asking God for directions who to pray for. Well the answer came from many answers to several praying people. Gods prophetic words to HIS Prophets were -Its going to be different this time! As I was praying and writing my prayer in IFA Comments and Leave A reply. I told God who I felt was Going to be good, but if He has someone else in mind for this position Just Put Him IN make a way, His words were always The Right words-Look at how He positioned David against Goliath, Look at how the Red Sea opened for Moses, and the other Miracles that have came about because we did as God asked PRAY! I simply said in my prayer, God its in Your hands give us a miracle. HE DID! God I got real busy doing research on Mike Johnson and as I found many glowing reports of His Background and His accomplishments I was not only impressed but tears fell as I read the words I found a godly man that God had in storage for such a time as this. God I know one thing for sure Prayer works. Now is the time we can not slack off of praying and I so appreciate the prayer warriors dedication from all areas of Life that covers our Nations with prayer. I know God does! Gods words in the scriptures are being fulfilled and so powerful even though it may seem so dark. I also want to say a Big Praise -Thank YOU to all of the ministers who are writing books on decrees, declarations, devotionals- it helps tremendously to use part of their teachings for insight into Boldness, scriptures to align it altogether with Gods Prophetic Destiny. As I read the words in Haggai 2 -6 AMPC” For thus says the Lord of hosts; Yet once more, in a little while, I Will shake and make tremble the (starry) heavens, the earth , the sea, and the dry land. I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of ALL nations shall come in, and I will fill the house with splendor, says the Lord. The silver is mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord. The latter glory of this house ( with its successor) to which Jesus came shall be greater than the FORMER, says the Lord of Hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of Hosts.” Thank you God for this move of Your Hand, per the new House Speaker the dots are being connected in Biden impeachment. Jesus we decree that the evil laws that have been enacted in this nation shall be overturned in the Name of ‘JESUS’. We declare every law that restricts our liberty freedom in involvement of the Lords church shall be eliminated in Jesus name. We pray that every unconstitutional law shall be reviewed and found objectionable by the courts speedily. God we thank You for the favored House Speaker and as He said ‘its time to go to work’ God this is one of the repairs we needed, ethics in the work area, a direction giver, a problem solver, a Bible carrier, a person who respects President Trump and will work beside Him with prayer to guide them. “To do justice and judgement is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice ” Proverbs 21-3- Thank You Jesus for for the promises that we are seeing first hand and still expecting more exciting Anointing that will take place. Heavenly Father as I passionately pray and ask that prayers will continue falling from Heaven out of the Golden Bowls that are constantly being filled from Intercessors, prayer groups as they pray for what God directs, gives us wisdom and boldness as we reach out to pray for our Speaker of the House Michael Johnson. We call upon God’s hand of protection over This entire Johnson family and peace will abound, as well as all fear be removed in Jesus name. Praise Your Holy name! We decree that this Nation will be known as a Nation of Prayer!

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Barbara Yusko
October 29, 2023

Nothing short of a miracle.

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W. Gillette
October 29, 2023

Jesus said He would be in the midst of two or three gathered in His name. Thank you Eli Creane, congressman Burchet from Tenn, Good from Virginia & the others that stood for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and followed Him. So uplifting for all to hold fast to our confession. Boldness is rising!!

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Charles Pond
October 28, 2023

Reminds us all to call on the power of God through prayer.

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carolyn
October 28, 2023

Seclecting a Godly man as Speaker of the House, shows who’s in control.

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C
October 28, 2023

We already had a speaker that was doing a good job in my opinion. This is like dumping a spouse for no good reason and getting another one and expecting all to rejoice. The word that comes to me is unfaithful! FATHER GOD please bless both Kevin McCarthy and Mike Johnson and our fickle Representatives. Help our Congress to grow up, represent their constituents, and put action to their much speaking in JESUS NAME! Amen!

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Susan Cross
October 27, 2023

Thank You dear Lord God for sending us Mike Johnson. Leading him to help the American people. Keep leading us that love you in this country to know you and honor your wishes. Amen..

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Christina Judnich
October 27, 2023

Thanks you Dear Lord! My you continue to guide us in our walk with you.

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Erin Niedergall
October 27, 2023

Oh Great Father in heaven, we don’t deserve anything but your judgment, but in Your Great and Mighty Mercy Your plan was to put Mike Johnson in the Speaker of the House position! What a miracle! Thank You Lord Jesus for Your perfect mercy upon this sin-filled nation!!! Have Your way Oh Lord for Your Glory and Honor! We want You to receive all the praise for Your Great Name!!!

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Tammi
October 27, 2023

i had been praying for the children and the devotional i was using on this particular day was called “God’s got this”, but also titled CHANGES, Chapter 18. The Lord has been speaking to me thru coins (change). during a walk i found a quarter with the state of LOUISIANA on the other side. when i looked up what # it was to join the union, #18. when i looked up what 18 means in the Bible, “LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY”!. any time the Jewish people give gifts, it’s in multiples of 18! i know he had been speaking to me about what was going on in my life, but i couldn’t resist sharing this when i heard about Rep. Johnson from LOUISIANA!

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Grant Windholz
October 27, 2023

Lord God Almighty, your Holy Spirit has it’s incredible reminance in this dark American government! Thank you for bringing some hope and inspiration into the Speaker of the House. He is a brother of all Christians and we desperately need you in this broken country because through his speech, he represents you! Amen!!

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Allison Nicol
October 27, 2023

I am pleased God didn’t listen to me. Obviously God chose Mike Johnson. What a Godly wise man. Praise our amazing God who always knows best.
Allison Nicol

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Roberta
October 26, 2023

I’m not seeing GOD at work in the selection of Mike Johnson for the new speaker! GOD is a GOD of order and would not have allowed McCarthy to be speaker if Johnson was HIS choice. Keep on believing that GOD does things like the world if you choose to! The way McCarthy was removed was not of GOD! I cannot believe how deceived many in the church are! We act like the world and then thank GOD for it! FATHER GOD please order my steps and direct my path! Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy Presence; and take not thy HOLY SPIRIT from me. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation; and uphold me with thy free SPIRIT. And keep me from deception in JESUS MIGHTY NAME! Amen!

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    Susan
    October 27, 2023

    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

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    Christi Person
    October 27, 2023

    Interesting, because I see it as God allowing McCarthy to get elected so He can show us what HE can do…not us. He always uses the bad for His good…don’t you know that by now?

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    Mary Beth
    October 27, 2023

    Roberta, I respectfully ask you to consider Daniel 2:20-21 – “. . . Blessed be the name of God from eternity past to eternity future! For wisdom and power are His alone; He brings the changes of seasons and times; He installs (sets up, raises up, lifts up, establishes) and deposes (removes, takes away) kings . . .” Hosea 8:4 – “They make kings, but without My authority; they appoint leaders, but without My knowledge (without My approval, without consulting Me). So if you believe, as Daniel said, He installed (McCarthy), then why don’t you believe that He deposed (McCarthy)? Why don’t you accept that He installed Johnson? There are earthly authorities, according to Hosea who are not approved by Him. He uses whatever authority is put in place, to accomplish His will and purposes, but it doesn’t mean that He approved them. YHVH gave Israel a king, but not because He wanted them to have a king, other than Himself. He also warned them what would happen.
    There is a mysterious interplay of God’s sovereignty and man’s free will throughout history – His Story. If we fall prey to a theology that removes either, we have warped theology. If we assume that everything that happens on earth is God’s will because He is sovereign – then we accuse Him of horrible things brought about by mankind’s choice to sin against Him. If we assume that man’s free will has no boundaries, then we are doomed to live in sin, sickness, disease, and death. Our free will is inviolate, but it is also given boundaries by the sovereignty of a good and gracious God – and we should be eternally grateful for that. He will either work out His sovereign and eternal purposes through those who submit to Him, or He will do it in spite of those who resist Him. Our only choice ultimately is whether to submit and obey which brings life, or resist and disobey which brings death.

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      Roberta
      October 28, 2023

      I have considered all scripture to fit this situation and I stand by my own discernment that has never failed me. I’m grateful Mike Johnson says he’s a Christian, however in scripture GOD used many that may have come to faith yet or ever to bless HIS people! I don’t sense GOD in the way Kevin McCarthy was removed! Where was Mike Johnson during the original choosing? I say man did this and now wants to thank GOD! My opinion!

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    Gloria Heitzman
    October 27, 2023

    The first inkling I had that Speaker Johnson was a follower of Christ was when He placed his Bible on the right side of the podium when he came up to accept the Speaker’s gavel and give his first speech. My heart soared with thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father for placing him in that position, and prayer that he would be bold and courageous, not be afraid to speak truth to the House, but to trust God to lead him in all things, and protect him from the attacks the enemy will surely launch at him.

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Lane McKeever
October 26, 2023

Praise God for his guidance, revealing who to pray for and then answering prayers. We have an Amazing God who never leaves us.

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Mary
October 26, 2023

Thank you Jesus for raising up Mike Johnson to help lead Americans back to our Godly foundations!!!

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Barbara Mooney
October 26, 2023

I am so very uplifted by this! We serve a very very good and gracious God who loves us very much! We are working and praying from a place of victory. Jesus we trust in You! Completely. We must remember – as we have been told – to look vertical – not horizontal.

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Pam Umstead
October 26, 2023

How can a citizen who does not live in LA send an email to Speaker Johnson? His House website only accepts comments from LA residents.

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Wendy Rose
October 26, 2023

I feel like I just had a huge epiphany reading this article. Realizing we are from Him removes all fear because we are with him, a part of him so we have nothing to worry about. Thank you for this!

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Sophia
October 26, 2023

I am beyond encouraged to see this and hear of God’s incredible workings through intercessory prayer and prophetic obedience!! It’s been such a discouraging season, so I praise the Lord for Mike Johnson’s appointment to Speaker of the House!! Come and do more amazing works on behalf of our nation for this time, through this humble man who honors you. Protect him and his family, and keep his resolve strong as he enters this intense new season. Amen!!

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Brian lynch
October 26, 2023

Lord Jesus, we lift up Rep. Mike Johnson to you. Please protect, bless, and use him in a mighty way as he embarks upon being the Speaker of the House. May he seek Your wisdom, trusting in Holy Spirit guidance. Thamnk You, Jesus.

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alicerbob
October 26, 2023

I saw two photos of House Members praying, asking God to lead. When God leads, we get the best from our Good Good Father!

Heavenly Father, we pray that You will continue to remind those who call themselves Christian, all over this Nation, and have ears to hear Your guidance, that if they continue to humble themselves, pray and seek Your Face, You will hear from Heaven and heal our land. To You God be all the Glory, as You restore this Land of America to be the shining light on a hill, to be a refuge for those who choose to be under Your authority, in Jesus’ precious Name we pray. Amen.

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Caroline
October 26, 2023

Thank you Cynthia Dunbar for your powerful intercessory prayer with God’s guidance. God is always in the details and He always is in our daily life details. I’m so glad that He uses us in mysterious ways. May God be praised! Continuing to pray for Speaker Michael Johnson. May the Lord put in place more conservative Christians in our government, schools, businesses, churches, military everywhere. In Jesus Name. Amen

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D.
October 26, 2023

I have been praying that GOD would raise up His leaders to guide our nation. That GOD would expose corruption everywhere in local, state, federal, schools, and churches. Our new house speaker doesn’t know it, but he was prayed into the job he has now accepted. I didn’t know who he was, but I prayed for him.

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Regina Cornelius
October 26, 2023

Praying for you Mike Johnson knowing that God is an awesome God!

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Francis Granft
October 26, 2023

I’m very encouraged with Spk Johnson’s message. I certainly will pray for the Congress of the US in its struggles.

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Mary Beth
October 26, 2023

Wow! HalleluYah! Like another commenter, Sarah, I too had a sense that this process was being held up because ‘God was up to something’. I was crying out for God’s best candidate to come forward, but didn’t have a name. I’m glad He gave it to you, Cynthia – and that our brother, Michael, responded in obedience – so we could glory in YHVH’s rich provision and His impeccable timing.

Now, Father, help us to keep our commitment to pray for him faithfully – for as Thomas Paine stated in “The American Crisis” on Dec. 19, 1776 – “These are the times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” Now help us stay the course in intercession!

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Mike
October 26, 2023

Thank you for sharing this remarkable story. Very encouraging!

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SUSAN WOOD
October 26, 2023

Amen & Ament to that!

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David Weston
October 26, 2023

This morning I viewed three videos of Speaker Johnson giving testimony to Congress on the necessity for Impeachment, the history and corruption of the 2020 election and
a summary of six years of Biden’s corruption of his office and the federal agencies that have been corrupted by multiple years of factual distortion and limiting free speech of any American with contrary positions based on factual evidence. The Speaker powerfully described the dystopian state of America that is in chronic decline morally, financially and culturally. He is truly a man selected by God for such a time as this!

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Sunny
October 26, 2023

I just love how our awesome God works and how he can bring order out of chaos!! We must continue to pray for a meeting of the minds of those in the House of Representatives as we watch the divisiveness on full display particularly after the horrific attach on Israel. We must continue to pray that Speaker Johnson will remain true to our Lord Jesus Christ and that God will melt the hearts of stone in all branches of our government. To God be the glory.

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Marty
October 26, 2023

Answered prayer: “Glorify Your Name, in all the world!”

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Elizabeth Cagle
October 26, 2023

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Just a few minutes ago, I was praying for our country and realized I did not know the name of the new Speaker to pray for them by name and I asked that I would come across it quickly so I could pray powerfully. VIOLA! I came in and sat down to my computer just to send a necessary email and saw this post! HALLELUAH!!!! THANK YOU LORD!
Blessings on all involved,
In Jesus mighty name,
Amen

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Zane
October 26, 2023

Brothers and Sisters…I think God may have just intervened in giving us our new Speaker of the House. Time will tell, but it would seem God is reclaiming America. Can’t wait to pray and fast in the future, but it might also be time to celebrate this immediate victory!

Praise God, in Jesus’ Name.

Side note; I’m new here. Is there an appropriate place for IFA people to chat when we’re not praying?

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    Sunny
    October 26, 2023

    Hi Zane! Welcome to IFA.

    In answer to your question, the article directly under this one is titled “A New Way to Connect with Intercessors Online” should help you. Blessings to you!

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Rose Keeling
October 26, 2023

God be with you and protect you from the evil in our Gov. Stay strong, u got this.

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Kathy Mizell
October 26, 2023

I would like to thank Cynthia Dunbar for letting God use her and pray that each and everyone of us lets God use us as we go forth in this upcoming election. May the Congress and the Senate be used in the way God can use them best for His good and may our great country become whole again. May we each one stand in the gap, work and pray in Jesus name to make America the country known for standing on God’s holy Word.

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Shara
October 26, 2023

Thank you for this article!! Much needed encouragement and reminders!

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skye alison
October 26, 2023

God bless Mike Johnson and undergird him in this trying time to be an exceptional leader for the People.

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Rebecca Sipley
October 26, 2023

We rejoice and thank God for hearing the prayers of His people!

We want to share our testimony of how the Holy Spirit has leading us in prayer for the Speaker. We want to honor Derek Prince and IFA for continuing to recommend his book, Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting. We “discovered” his book in early September started reading it. We we impacted particularly by his account in chapter 5 of the selfish and self centered leaders in North Africa as he was serving in the British Army. He asked Holy Spirit: “I searched in my heart for some form of prayer that I could pray with genuine faith and that would cover the needs of the situation. After a while, it seemed that the Holy Spirit gave me this prayer: “Lord, give us leaders such that it will be for Your glory to give us victory through them.”

On 10/5 I woke up with a burden to pray for the House speaker election and I was reminded of Derek’s prayer. I also heard during our church morning prayer (we gather 4 mornings a week to pray for our nation, our state and government) and I heard “64.”

I read Psalm 64 and knew we needed to pray it over the Speaker process. So we wrote a prayer and shared it with prayer groups at our church:

“Lord, give us a Speaker of the House of Representatives such that it will be for Your glory to continue to turn the nation to righteousness through him or her.”

Hover over the process, Holy Spirit, and bring Your order out the chaos. We speak the shalom of Yeshua over the process. Based on Psalm 64:
We forbid and bind in Yeshua’s name every conspiracy of evildoers at work in this process.
We forbid and bind in Yeshua’s name all the tumult of the workers of iniquity, who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and aimed their arrow—bitter words, to shoot from hiding at the innocent, shooting suddenly at him, with no fear. Visit them with the fear of the Lord and open their eyes to You and Your reality!
We forbid and bind in Yeshua’s name the firming up all evil plans.
We forbid and bind in Yeshua’s name the secret traps and seductions of power they are setting, those saying, “Who would see them?”
We forbid and bind in Yeshua’s name the plotting of injustice, those saying, “We have completed a perfect plot!”

We ask You to shoot them with Your arrows—
So that their tongues will be their downfall.
We ask that You would expose the conspiracies, the tumult of evil workers, the evil plans, secret traps and plotting of injustice that all House members will see them will flee away.

“Then all men will fear.” We ask that You would visit all the members of the House of Representative with the fear of the Lord, NOW, today! Draw them to Your Word and Your houses of worship to hear Your Word and instruction. Give them a heart to receive Your Word and instruction.

Then as Your assigned person is selected,
“they will declare the work of God,
and ponder what He has done.
The righteous will be glad in Adonai
and take refuge in Him.
Let all the upright in heart give glory!”

Amen! It is true! So be it!

This testimony shared on IFA is a confirmation and faith builder as we continue to pray, fast and intercede in this season!

As a further testimony, during this time, my husband brought Derek Prince’s book to his men’s group and 20+ men are weekly reading, studying and discussing it. They are encouraging one another to fast and pray one day a week. These men are being challenged and transformed! God is on the move!

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    Judy McDonough
    October 26, 2023

    Hello Rebecca,

    We at IFA are so encouraged by your testimony. We are happy to let you know that we wrote and published a study guide for Shaping History through Prayer & Fasting. It is now available here: https://ifapray.org/promo/shaping-history-sg/. But please call our office at 800-USA-PRAY for multiple copies.

    You are an answer to prayer — we have been praying that more and more Christians would become familiar with the teaching and pray with faith in accordance with God’s will for our nation.

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MELODY OVERFELT
October 26, 2023

AMEN!! PRAISE GOD OUR FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR!!!
WE NEED TO BE LIVING LIKE WE TRULY BELIEVE AND BE THE DANIELS AND ESTHERS GOD HAS PUT US HERE TO BE “FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS!!!”

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Kevin Krzyske
October 26, 2023

Just as our Father removes kings and raises up new ones; just as Joseph was in Pharaoh’s dungeon on one day and the next day he was second in command in all of Egypt; so also He heard the many many prayers of His elect spiritual intercessors to bring Congressman Johnson from obscurity to the Speaker Of The House Of Representatives of the United States of America and third in line in the most powerful nation on earth!!
All praise and glory to you oh LORD!!!

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Lynne Shaw
October 26, 2023

‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:1‭-‬7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
[1] One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. [2] “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. [3] A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ [4] The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, [5] but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’” [6] Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. [7] Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?

We Intercessors need this encouragement right now (speaking for myself).

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Peg B
October 26, 2023

Praise God! What a hallelujah moment! Thank You LORD that You are the revealer of mystery and the God of answered prayer, we praise You! You show Your divine intervention and Your impeccable timing, there is none like You. Thank You for speaking to Cynthia and for her immediate response to Your will, please bless her greatly in this. Thank You for showing Your impartation to Rep. Mike Johnson and he too responded immediately, to the prompting of Your will. Please bless him in this. As You have specifically made known, let Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson be bold, walk in strength tempered in grace, equipped to speak forth words of hope over our nation. Please surround him with Your wise counsel that he may complete Your good and perfect will in this position. You are the great I AM. What an honor and a joy to be included in this good news. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

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Jane
October 26, 2023

Praise to our Father who loves us so for giving us a God-fearing Christian to lead the H of Representatives. Abba Father, help us to read and follow your holy Word as Truth. Amen

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Sheri Garrett
October 26, 2023

My first sense when I heard the news of this was—“that had to be a miracle!!”
And my next was that it is just one of many to come suddenly!!
Keep praying!!

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Vicki Smith
October 26, 2023

Thank you so much for this wonderful testimony of God’s answer to prayer! So encouraging!!! I knew it was astonishing that they all agreed, God is so good!

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Jane Burgess
October 26, 2023

Praise to our Father who loves us so for giving us a God-fearing Christian to lead the HofRep. If only we would all follow the truth and the ways of our Abba Father!

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    Vicki Smith
    October 26, 2023

    Yes, please help us only look to You for You are all we need!

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Spencer
October 26, 2023

In mysterious ways
Thank You LORD Jesus

Perfect timing

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DeLane
October 26, 2023

Praising and praying in accordance with all here. This is a wonderful man that God has chosen to be in this position. These are anxious but exciting times we are living in. Thanks be to God for choosing us to be here during this unprecedented time.

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Len Taylor
October 26, 2023

From all of us who have been praying for our nation for a long time, thank you for sharing this victory and for the reminder that we ARE victorious, not just hoping and praying to be!

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Jim
October 26, 2023

Father we love You and so thankful for Your breakthrough in our prayers for not only our nation but Your nation in the powerful name of You Jesus Christ of Nazareth, amen

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Sarah Kump
October 26, 2023

On Monday. before the House reconvened, I began to say out loud that this delay of the selection of the speaker of the house is from God. While some were ringing their hands and severely criticizing other members of Congess and decrying that this is a terrible embarrassment for the Republicans and the House, I was rejoicing believing that God was up to something. I am so encouraged by Cynthia’s remarks. Thank you, Lord, for revealing your hand in all this and indeed for granting to us the joy of seeing your Lordship in all things. May we continue to look not at the things that seem like “all is lost” but look for God in all circumstances. Genesis 50:20.

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david burgher
October 26, 2023

The victory already completed at the cross manifested in His resurrection!!

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Kay
October 26, 2023

All I can say is praise to our mighty God! I thought this was a miracle, and now I know for sure that it was! God can turn the hearts of kings. Praise His holy Name!

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Alberta Boss
October 26, 2023

I am so grateful to God Who is still on His throne, leading and guiding people who will respond. Thank you, Thank Speaker Johnson for your remarks in your speech. I pray for your leadership to be always responsible to GOD first and then to the American people under His leadership.

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Steven Chioda
October 26, 2023

The Lord is still watching out for our great nation.

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Cheryl
October 26, 2023

Praise Jesus for answered prayer! Continuing to pray for Speaker Johnson and entire House of Representatives as well as the Senate.

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barb m
October 26, 2023

To God be all the glory, honor and PRAISE!💜💜💜

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Kimberly Halpape
October 26, 2023

God thank you for putting Mike Johnson into the speaker position. Our prayers have been answered and we are one nation under God! Lord continue to put your righteous and God fearing and serving people into all of the positions of power in our nation. Drain the swamp of those who hate freedom, liberty and justice.

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John
October 26, 2023

Father thank you for the hope of Godly leaders who fear you and will honor You as they lead, because of Christ!

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Tammy Blankenship
October 26, 2023

Thank you for your heart for God and our country! I pray that God will give you complete wisdom as you take on this huge responsibility of Speaker of the house.

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Betty Lewis
October 26, 2023

Praise be the Name of the Lord! I shed tears of worship and gladness over everything He is doing both seen and unseen. Thank you Lord for hearing and answering the intercession of your righteous people. Lord, help us to continually pray for him, his family and those that stand with him in Congress. Those that stand with him are actually standing with You! Lord, You get ALL OF THE GLORY! AMEN!!!

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Ingrid Freeborn
October 26, 2023

It is indeed a miracle and an answer to prayer. I thank You heavenly Father

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Joseph Sullens
October 26, 2023

Revelation 12:11
Tree of Life Version

11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives even in the face of death.
I stand with the intercessors in praying for strength for Mike Johnson in his office as Speaker of the House of Representatives, and that he would be filled with Godly wisdom and resolve to stand against hasatan and his lies and perversions and would be a light in the darkness and would be used by Adonai to speak forth His truth and overcome all the power of the enemy!
I declare and decree that no weapon formed against him shall prosper and that every tongue that rises against him in judgement he shall condemn according to his heritage in Yeshua haMeshiach!
I further declare and decree that his steps are ordered of Adonai!
May Adonai Elohim be lifted up and glorified in the House of Representatives and in our nation! That all the earth will see that the God of Israel is the One Who rules the nations!
In Yeshua’s Name I pray. Amen!

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Joan
October 26, 2023

Beautifully written! And I say, “Amen!”

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June Bayman
October 26, 2023

I will pray for Mike Johnson!

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Joan
October 26, 2023

Praise Almighty God! Just when I think all is lost, He comes through with yet another intervention to still the chaos the enemy creates. Our God is a Mighty God in Word and Truth and deed! Thank you for your prayers and this testimony. You renew my strength for the battle.

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Pandora Tyndall
October 26, 2023

Thank you so much for sharing this and for your prophetic prayers! I believe that Rep. Mike Johnson is sent by our Heavenly Father to be light & clarity where there seems to be much darkness & confusion. Praise be up God!Amen.

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Regina
October 26, 2023

Heavenly Father, we ask that You would keep Speaker Johnson from corruption. Protect him from the lies and wrong influence of those surrounding him. Give him wisdom and discernment in all situations, to know the truth from partial truths. Help him to see through manipulation tactics and let him hold fast to Your Word and trust in You alone.
Abba, our nation needs You. Continue pouring out Your Holy Spirit on this land. Break the strongholds of the enemy. May we continue to see people turn from their sins and put their faith in Jesus. Protect us daily from the evil one. Help us to persevere and run our races with patience. Help each of us to be faithful and finish strong until You see fit to call us home. Let us remember, even though we might not understand, that all things work for good to those who love You.
We ask all these things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Judith
October 26, 2023

Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for this article! My daughter and I as well as our prayer groups have been praying about this situation. Very excited when heard the results yesterday but didn’t realize the fullness of this miracle. Like many, I hadn’t heard of Congressman Johnson. We have been praying for a righteous leader for this position. All I can say is Praise God, and thank you Cynthia Dunbar for your insight and faithfulness. I am confident that our “reset” has started and this is a great faith building example. Blessings, Judith

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George
October 26, 2023

Very uplifting and encouraging. Thank you for sharing this.

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Marsha Bashor
October 26, 2023

Thank you, Thank you God for bringing Mike Johnson out of the background to become Speaker and thank you for the unanimous vote, truly a miracle. I pray for him in the days ahead , give him strength and courage and wisdom and help with this tremendous responsibility. Help the people in the House to respect him and support him. Thank you Lord for answering our prayers❣️🙏

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Linda
October 26, 2023

We will be praying for Speaker Mike Johnson and the House of Representatives, that they will be able to all work together for the good of our country, under God.

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celia
October 26, 2023

With clarity snd great faith in our supernational God to lead us as Moses out if the bondages we have fallen pry to

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Pamela
October 26, 2023

How wonderful and refreshing to hear a man speaking Gratitutde and UNITY! God bless him and I will pray fervantly for God to guide him in wisdom.

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Helen P
October 26, 2023

Lord God thank you for Michael Johnson. You have selected him and anointed him for this time. Lord make his backbone as steel to stand uncompromisingly for Your righteousness in all his dealings. Blessed Savior Jesus may he be surrounded by Your government angels, angels to assist and to protect he, his staff and his family. May he hear clearly Your strategies, seek Your wisdom and direction. Lord, give him favor with opposition that they may know Truth. Yes, mercy and grace bound about his neck by which iniquity is purged Proverbs 16:6, Proverbs 20:28, Ps 85:10, Proverbs 3:3

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Renee
October 26, 2023

Praise God for His desire that we all ‘enter in’ in prayer. Your faithfulness to be used by being willing ‘to sit alone in prayer’ to hear from God for His plan, became a blessing to us all. He is hearing our prayers and has encouraged us to keep on.

i was immediately taken that Michael means, “a gift from God”.

Praying that I too, remember this prayer for us all, “…to be bold, to walk in strength tempered in grace, and be equipped to speak forth words of hope over our nation”…and in our everyday life. To God be the glory! And thank you for being faithful on the wall!

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Kathryn Bast
October 26, 2023

I was thrilled to hear him speak. He is certainly a Jesus follower. I have prayed so hard for God to lift up people to help the world in this critical time as I know thousands of others have also prayed. God answered and he will continue to answer. Please keep up the prayers.

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Deborah Ryder
October 26, 2023

Amen!!! God has supreme authority over all things above, beneath, over all!

If God is for us who believe, who can be against us & win?

I declare my trust in His ability to move mountains!

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Sharon Patterson
October 26, 2023

There is no doubt that this order out of chaos, the speech our new Speaker Johnson gave on the floor, his unanimous election were from God. Reading Ms Dunbar’s call to pray so specifically and Speaker Johnson hearing God’s call to run on Saturday lifts the spirits of all of us praying for our nation and what is happening all around us and the world. Thank you and know that we rejoice and continue to anchor our hold on the wall of prayer with thanksgiving, hope, and renewed strength. Mighty Father, we truly thank you for seeing your hand, delivering our House into hands you have chosen to lead. Indeed, give him your guidance, strength to walk, speak, and lead with tenacity by grace. In Jesus Name

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Charleen
October 26, 2023

Praise God whom all Blessing flow!

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Kerri
October 26, 2023

“Lord, listen to my prayer! Listen to my cry for help! You can’t hide your face from me in the day of my distress. Stoop down to hear my prayer and answer me quickly, Lord! For my days of happiness have gone up in smoke. My body is raging with fever, my heart is sick, and I’m consumed by this illness— withered like a dead leaf. I can’t even eat. I’m nothing but skin and bones. Nothing’s left of me but whispered groans. I’m like a pelican of the wilderness, like an owl among the ruins. I’m sleepless, shivering in the cold, forlorn, and friendless, like a lonely bird on the rooftop. My every enemy mocks and insults me incessantly. They even use my name as a curse to speak over others! Because of your great and furious anger against me, all I do is suffer with sorrow, with nothing to eat but a meal of mourning. My crying fills my cup with salty tears! In your wrath you have rejected me, sweeping me away like dirt on the floor. My days are marked by the lengthening shadows of death. I’m withering away and there’s nothing left of me. But then I remember that you, O Lord, still sit enthroned as King over all! The fame of your name will be revealed to every generation. I know you are about to arise and show your tender love to Zion. Now is the time, Lord, for your compassion and mercy to be poured out— the appointed time has come for your prophetic promises to be fulfilled! For your servants weep in sympathy over Zion’s ruins and feel love for her every stone. When you arise to intervene, all the nations and kings will be stunned and will fear your awesome name, trembling before your glory! Yes, you will reveal yourself to Zion and appear in the brightness of your glory to restore her and give her children. He responds to the prayer of the poor and broken and will not despise the cry of the homeless. Write all this down for the coming generation, so re-created people will read it and praise the Lord! Tell them how Yah looked down from his high and holy place, gazing from his glory to survey the earth. He listened to all the groaning of his people longing to be free, and he set loose the sons of death to experience life. Multitudes will stream to Jerusalem to praise the Lord and declare his name in Zion! Peoples from every land, their kings and kingdoms, will gather together to worship the Lord. But God has brought me to my knees, shortening my life. So I cry out to you, my God, Father of eternity, please don’t let me die! I know my life is not yet finished. With your hands you once formed the foundations of the earth and handcrafted the heavens above. They will all fade away one day like worn-out clothing, ready to be discarded, but you’ll still be here. You will replace it all! Your first creation will be changed, but you alone will endure, the God of all eternity! Generation after generation our descendants will live securely, for you are the one protecting us, keeping us for yourself.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭102‬:‭1‬-‭28‬ ‭TPT‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/1849/psa.102.1-28.TPT

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Dr. steven coy
October 26, 2023

Wow, wow, wow–what a testimony that ALL intercessors need to see. Our God is Awesome!

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Malcolm Wayne Puckett
October 26, 2023

This is so awesome! Praise God!

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Maria
October 26, 2023

Rejoicing for answered prayer! Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.
After Representative Johnson was elected Speaker and learning about him, I kept hearing, he is a ‘David’ and we must pray for him.

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Lynne
October 26, 2023

Thank you God for answered prayers. Thank you for having your hand in this vote and that it was unanimous.

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Merle
October 26, 2023

Hallelujah!
Boldness, Strength Tempered in Grace, Truth and Hope…Thank you so much Lord for this man of God that You have brought forth!! Bring these attributes forth in Your power God but let us worship and praise YOU Lord. May our eyes be on YOU Lord and not Him and help us pray as we ought!! In JESUS NAME, Amen.

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Merle
October 26, 2023

Hallelujah!
Boldness, Strength Tempered in Grace, Truth and Hope…Thank you so much Lord for this man of God that You have brought forth!! Bring these attributes forth in Your power God but let us worship and praise YOU Lord. May our eyes be on YOU Lord and not Him and help us pray as we ought!! In JESUS NAME, Amen.

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Rebecca Sullivan
October 26, 2023

Glory Hallelujah!

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Lori Thomas
October 26, 2023

Glory to God !!!

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Eva
October 26, 2023

Glory to God that your will be done through Rep. Johnson on earth as it is in heaven!

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Alan
October 26, 2023

Thank You Lord!!! Please forgive us in not following You resolutely!!! You are our only hope!!! Please allow us to still be a beacon of hope to a world needingYour healing touch!!! Thank You Lord for bringing us Your servant Michael Johnson. Hold him in the palm of Your hand and direct him in the way he should lead!!! You have blessed us beyond measure Lord!!! Thank You for being our eternal gracious Father, who will never leave us or forsake us if we trust in You and You alone as our Saving Grace both now and in thee afterlife!!!

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Dorthy Rice
October 26, 2023

So thankful I serve a God Who hears and answers our prayers. He knew exactly who to put in place and when. He still has His hands on America. Thank You Lord Jesus.

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Michelle Kerney
October 26, 2023

Wow! Our God is so faithful and nothing is impossible to those who believe. He changes times and seasons! Hallelujah!

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Venisa Villar
October 26, 2023

Oh for a thousand tongues to sing our Great Redeemers Praise !!! We praise the Greatness of You, our God!!! Who’s train of Your robe filling the temple ( Isa. 6). Thank You, our Matchless God, that Your Mighty hand, through the prayers of Speaker Johnson and his wife, and the prayers of Your people …thank You for accomplishing You Will for us through the obedience of Your people to pray , entering Your Presence, our God of Prayer, inland for speaking to hearts to pray specifically for Speaker Johnson. Thank You for their obedience…thank You for Speaker Johnson’s obedience to accepted , Lord God, the great responsibility of this great office in the House of Representatives …thank You that he is a man of great faith who loves You God, who loves family, who loves we the people , who loves this nation. We do ask that You keep Your All-Powerful hand upon him as there will be many difficult and trying days ahead. But hold Speaker Johnson close to Your heart, in his own prayer closet, as we bring him into ours …asking Your protection over him and his family at all times. At what time they are afraid may they trust in Jesus!! In Jesus’ Name continue to give Your boldness, in truth and love to Speaker Johnson. May the words of his mouth and the intentions of his heart always be acceptable in Your sight, Almighty God and Father . In Jesus’ Name give he and his family strength for each new day knowing that Your mercies are new every morning and Great is Your faithfulness!! In Jesus’ Name give Speaker Johnson strength that is tempered with grace that he will , with You help help bring unity back to the House of Representatives for Your glory, our awesome God. In Jesus’ name may he remain in Your peace and rest in the midst of struggles, may he stand steadfast and unmovable on Biblical principles . In Jesus’ Name, help him always stand with Israel Your chosen people. Give Speaker Johnson Your wisdom and insight into every decision he makes personally and as the speaker of the House. In Jesus Name may You favor continue to rest upon him…and may be be more concerned about what You think God, than what worldly men and women think, Lord God. In Jesus’ Name keep him humble before You on his knees, Abba Father. Help his Light continue to shine in You, Jesus, that it will not be put out!! In Jesus’ Name help him bring hope to this nation and the world that we are for You, God, not against You …and You will never leave us nor forsake Your people who walk from victory to victory in Christ Jesus!! In Jesus’ Name, may Speaker Johnson , continue to bring You glory …not because he is extraordinary but because he serves and extraordinary God, Who has chosen to place his hand on him for such a time as this. We all need You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit more than our next breathe …let none of us forget that. We already have a Saviour and that Jesus Christ the Lord …but that You that Speaker Johnson has decided to follow You Jesus, and to pick up his cross and follow You…into uncharted territory. Bind the enemy from him and his family north, south, east and west , in the Powerful Name of Jesus. Use him for Your glory and may You get the glory, honor and praise from it!! Thank You for hearing all our cries and answering our prayers for Speaker of the House by bringing us a man after Your own heart. Provide for him and Sustain him by the truths of Your Word. Keep You hand upon him. Great is Your faithfulness Lord unto us!! In Jesus’ we pray believing Who is interceding for Speaker Johnson in Your right ear Father, right now in the Spirit. Amen.

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Gloria
October 26, 2023

Such an encouraging answer to prayer on Tuesday’s prayer call! Report came in that Rep. Emmer had one, but Judy et al kept praying. I looked Emmer up, he was only Repub. who voted to federalize same sex marriage!! No! We kept praying & he dropped out & Mike Johnson was unanimously elected. How ’bout our God!!!!

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Dawnena
October 26, 2023

Thank you for sharing. After seeing interviews of the freedom caucus of the Republican Party, they’ve given us hope that God is still in control in the smallest details. I watched representative Mike Johnson. Indeed Gods anointing is on this man. Powerful stuff.

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Gloria
October 26, 2023
Wiwal Rybak
October 26, 2023

As I finished reading this incredible testimony of our Lord’s great faithfulness, my mind was reminded of Ephesians 3:20-21 “ 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
and King David’s proclamation in 1 Chronicles 29: 11- “Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. ”
Father, in Jesus name, thank you that you choose Representative Mike Johnson above his peers as you choose David above his brothers to lead Your people. Father cover Representative Johnson with Your feathers, under Your wings, he will find refuge and Your great faithfulness will be his shield.
In Your name and the completed work on the cross,, You have given Representative Johnson full authority to work Your will in our nation. Blessed be Your name Most High God!

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Christine
October 26, 2023

Awesome testimony! Ty for sharing. Our nation is at a decision point but God has not forsaken her. His Kingdom is coming and His will is being done. So thankful His mercy triumphs!

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MaryAnn
October 26, 2023

Dear Father,
Thank you for Speaker Johnson. Thank you that your hand of blessing is still on our nation, as you have so beautifully shown in this miracle vote. We pray that grace, favor, protection, discernment, skill, and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit would be operational in Mr. Johnson’s life. Please let the joy of the Lord be his strength. Thank you for his family and his staff; please surround them all with your angelic protection. We rejoice in your mercy, and we give you great praise.
And we ask that you would be merciful to the Commonwealth of Virginia and give us a pro-life majority in the General Assembly elections on November 7. Thank you, dear Father, in Jesus’ name. AMEN!

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