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Father, help us to be agents of intercession for each one of our cities. Let us each step into our God-given roles in boldness.

Will God give us practical and strategic insight during these times?  The answer to that question is a resounding, YES!

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  Jas 1:5

Early one morning, as the latest news of chaos within our nation ran through my mind, I picked up the phone to call my friend, Karen Hardin.

“We must do something!”  was our united cry.  Before hanging up the phone that day we prayed and asked God to give us a strategy for our nation.  He was quick to answer.

Within moments of that phone call, the City-by-City.org  strategy was birthed to take back our nation, one city at a time.

In biblical days, Abraham interceded with God to that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, would be saved:

 Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? 

Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the judge of all the earth do right?”

The Lord said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”

As you know, Abraham then began to negotiate with God. He knew the two cities were corrupt and full of sin—not much different than America is now. He knew that there were few if any righteous living in those cities except his nephew and his family. But He also knew God was gracious! So, Abraham interceded for the two cities to be spared as he negotiated down from 50, to 40, to 30, to 20 and finally,

Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”

He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it” (Gen 18:23-32).

This is the city-by-city strategy: To raise up a minimum of TEN people in each city across America to stand in the gap as watchmen in our cities. It is a call to link arms together, as in the day of Nehemiah, to pray, and rebuild the broken-down places–to repent, pray, and seek the Lord for our cities.

Jeremiah 29:7 says, And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace. The New Living Translation says, “for your welfare will be determined by the welfare of your city.”

That is a powerful and thought-provoking truth. If our city has no peace, neither will we have peace.  This has played out in our nation.  If our city does not prosper, prosperity will elude us as well.

The word prosper is not just connected to money. John 3:1-2 says, “I desire that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.” This referred to prosperity in safety, health, wealth, rest, peace, etc. Our cities, businesses, and families need to prosper once again.

We have been given the authority to take back our cities for God.

“So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Lk 17:6)

If we have faith, we can speak to our city and our city will obey us.  This is the word of God.  The word seek in this scripture means to require, demand, and pursue it.

I am reminded of King David today.  Each time a new battle came his way, he sought God for a strategy.  He didn’t assume the previous strategy would work the same way it did last time.  No, he sought God each time for a new strategy.  When God gave him a strategy and he followed it, he had victory every single time.  We believe we will see the same thing with our City-By-City strategy.

Will you link arms with us to be a “watchman on the wall” for your city? Will you be one of the ten? Will you help us reach out to others you know so that each and every city in America can have a team of intercessors praying that God will save their city?

It is time to see our nation return to God and for intercessors to link arms—city-by-city.

(Used with permission from Kim Potter & Karen Hardin. Photo by Matt Jones on Unsplash.)

Kim Potter is the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. She is a contributing writer for Intercessors for American and her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com.

For additional information, go to anewthingministries.com. To join the city-by-city prayer movement to save our nation go to: http://city-by-city.org/

Karen Hardin is a literary agent, author, and intercessor. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Intercessors For America, Charisma, CBN.com, The Elijah List, etc. To join the city-by-city prayer movement to save our nation go to: www.city-by-city.org.

For additional information on her ministry, business or to sign up for her prophetic blog go to: www.karenhardin.com or you can contact her at www.prioritypr.org or www.destinybuilders.world.

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Tom
October 5, 2020

Has anyone else got a security notice of the City by City. Org website as being unsafe and so is preventing my access to the site?

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Deborah Lemons
August 5, 2020

Dear God, Soften our hearts and quicken our minds; let us seek you and your wisdom, seek your insight and your guidance for our cities and for our nation. Let us dwell on this message and this challenge to call people to you; to repent for and call on your forgiveness and your Spirit working among the people, the nation; esp. among those who claim your name and nature. Thank you for these two women and the idea and organization to call people to prayer and to action. May we hear and see your word and your plans making a way.

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    Deborah Lemons
    August 5, 2020

    I will join to pray for Washington, DC. and suburbans areas, Virginia.

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Cindy Kennedy
August 1, 2020

I will pray for Augusta, Georgia

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Joan Bartruff
July 31, 2020

I signed to pray for Charlotte, NC via website, “City-by-City.org. They forwarded to me a powerful prayer which I think will help me in my prayers for Charlotte. I am distributing the prayer to others as further encouragement to them in their prayers,

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name God bless all cities across America. Thank you for the Revival which is taking place. Amen

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Yvonne
July 28, 2020

Stop second guessing God. Pray…believing. Watch God work. He is in Richmond, VA. I am here for this time to pray. Listen,He is speaking. Have ears to hear. Return to our FIRST LOVE.

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Robin Graham
July 27, 2020

May the city and surrounding counties of Richmond Va fall into the hands of El Shaddai the many breasted one and Jehovah Jirah our provider of peace,provision of all needs as we look to Jesus, our Messiah, and soon coming King of all Kings.I declare and decree He take us to the Heavenly Father the Elohim who knows all, sees all, and knows the intents of all men’s hearts. May we be counted worthy to raise the banner of Jehovah Nissi over our city and nation as we stand and carry out His plans and strategies for bringing unity of the corporate body of one Man..one nation under God. Instill in us individually how we must die daily in order for Him to arise within us to exemplify His resurrected life to a dying world.Encourage,discipline,make us repentive for our sins of commission and omission. Empower us with the breath of your presence and the power of Your spirit to stand and take authority over the enemies of division, racism, corruption, sickness, depression, lack, poverty, and self seeking selfishness. Form and make us wise stewards of the gifts and talents you have given to us and make us instruments to bring You glory and honor in this day and hour in Jesus,Yeshua’s,mighty name ! Amen

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Kathy
July 26, 2020

Please join me in prayer for Mount Joy, PA…

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Irma Gomez
July 26, 2020

I am praying for my city Pomona CA. It is in so much need of God. There are so many homeless and I pray the Lord will restore their lives. Pomona was named after a goddess. So I pray that this city is released from this curse.
In Jesus Precious Name.

Mary Ann Evans
July 26, 2020

Several months ago I started praying for cities. Soon after I started collecting cities of my state of Pennsylvania. Now I’m collecting the cities of counties of this state. I mention the cities and specifically ask that Jesus would rule and reign over the land masses and any water associated with those cities. My prayer team leader sent me this because she said this new strategy was of my heart. It’s so good to hear others are praying this way too.

Sherrie Sperry
July 26, 2020

I am praying for my city of Westfield, Massachusetts that Jesus Christ will minister to these people and change the heart of those who do not believe in Him. I pray that the Holy Spirit will move and help us to have a desire to follow the Lord and His ways. May this be reflected in the way we live, the way we act and the way we vote in November. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

E Marie Jennings
July 24, 2020

I already pray for my city everyday.

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Jack Henderson
July 24, 2020

Father, I pray by the power of your Holy Spirit, that you open our eyes and ears to see and hear truth. I pray for Charlotte, North Carolina, and all it’s surrounding communities, as well as for our entire nation; for what we find here, we find everywhere. It is the hardness of hearts, to be comfortable in our arrogance (“haughty eyes”); it is to be so prideful that we look down upon others, feeling superior to them; it is to have a lying tongue, willing to deceive ourselves, and others; It is to have “hands that shed innocent blood”, with no remorse concerning murder; and among many other things, it is the acceptance of anyone who stirs up dissension among our fellow brothers and sisters, of any color. We speak so much of knowing you; and yet, we support evil within ourselves, not waning to change. We pray for many things; yet, never speak, nor pray against segregation, the KKK, or White Supremacists groups who lynch, and laugh! We want you to bring back the old ways, and the old days. We want “their” violence to stop, but not “ours”. As one writer wrote, “so that we can go back to our normal way of life”. Lord, my prayer is that we don’t go back to our “normal way of life”, but a “Better way of life” for all Americans! Lord, I pray you hear my prayer, and in Jesus name, please forgive us all our sins, and bring us to you, To worship you in “spirit and in truth”; so that one day, we truly become “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. I pray YOU open our eyes and ears to see YOU LORD, so that we can hear the voices of all the peaceful protestors wanting equality, and that we stop throwing them down for not honoring “our heroes” who killed those before them, and today kill their spirit.

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    Catherine Kraning
    July 26, 2020

    Most beautiful and on-point prayer! I’m texting this to myself and will really ponder it deeply and share this message. Thank you for it!! God Bless!

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Pamela Neill-Marx
July 24, 2020

I will pray for Phoenix, AZ. Also for our President and his family Washington DC.

Lord, let our eyes and ears be opened to Your truth. Allow the wisdom, You placed within us through the power and influence of the Holy Spirit, help us to make wise decisions in all situations. Help us to continue to lift each other up in prayer at all times. Encourage and bless one another to grow strong in Him.

I pray the blood of Jesus over these cities for cleansing and clarity to see the solutions to this plague. Let those who seek the answers, find them quickly.

Thank You God for Your grace and mercy on our lands. AMEN!

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Debra
July 24, 2020

Lord You showed me a vision for today based on Nehemiah. I was to return to a neighborhood where I had been invited by a resident to pray for their sick friend. This time I was to return taking baskets filled with encouraging Scriptures and Messages on CDs, a list of local Christian radio station channels, and Bibles. These baskets were given to the person who had invited me to come pray, who lived and was known in that neighborhood. This person was glad to distribute these. Some of the neighbors returned to say thank you. In the Book of Nehemiah we see repairing and rebuilding being done by those living near each section of the wall. United together for the same purpose. It is a spiritual battle as well. The enemy doesn’t want the work to be done. They worked with their tools in one hand rebuilding or repairing as needed. In their other hand held a weapon. Our weapon is our prayers and the Word of God. Lord we trust You to show us how You want us to serve You and Your Creation and Your people in each of our neighborhoods. Help us to work together through You in rebuilding and repairing our broken neighborhoods. Where there is no vision the people perish, give us Your Vision. Help us to pray for Thy Kingdom to come and Thy will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

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Janet M Craig
July 24, 2020

Father God Abba Father I cry out to you for my city and and the cities in Pensylvania. You are the God that set up our citys by our forefathers and dug wells full of living water that have now been filled in by the enemy of our souls. Father we repent for allow the enemy take our eyes off of you and turned and disobeyed You statutues and commandments that we are to live by. We turn our backs on You and have gone our own selfish ways instead of focusing on the one we can rely on. Forgive us Father for our many sins we have done against your name, revive us Isaiah 64:1 Oh, that YOU would rend the heavens! that YOU would come down! That the mountains might shake at YOUR presence—VS.6,7 Father we are like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness is as filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities like the wind,have taken us away. and there is no one who calls on Your name, who stirs himself up to take hold of You; for You have hiden Your face from us, and have consumed us because of our iniquities. Father for this we repent for ourselves and our nation and our cities. We need Your living water to flow from heaven and flow over from those who know YOU flow out to others but Lord its only YOU that can cause this to happen by the power of HOLY SPIRIT. May the Blood of Jesus that was poured out for us on the Cross cleanse us and bring us to the foot of the cross in complete surrender. in Jesus mighty Name Amen.

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Cheryl
July 24, 2020

Ladies – I’ve been asking the Lord how best to respond to your article because cities are key, but adding more teams of intercessors may not be what’s really needed right now. I think you can agree that there are a lot of people across our nation already praying. Fasts, prayer initiatives, etc are ongoing and are well-intentioned and anointed in many cases. The prayer team I am part of, which is not associated with any ministry but is just a grass roots, tired of waiting on the BIG NAMES to do something team launched back in February to pray for our elections, has had ongoing prayer for “gateway” cities into our nation. We took a look at all the cities hit initially by COVID when China sent 430,000 people into the US. We kept waiting for the ekklesia to rise up in these cities and to stand in the gap, but in most cases this has not happened. As we considered this phenomenon, we felt the Lord speak about what is missing and why these cities are on fire. Missing in each of these cities, and in others that are under siege to a lesser degree, is a unified Church operating in full kingdom and apostolic authority. It does no good to have boots on the ground and not have proper leadership to deploy the troops in a unified engagement of the enemy. If you recall, when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians, a REMNANT – the poorest people of the land, was left, but they were ineffective in rebuilding and in repelling their enemy. It wasn’t until Nehemiah shows up on the scene that their enemies were dealt with and order began to be restored. The principal is seen in the NT when Paul writes to Titus instructing him to set things in order and appoint ELDERS in every city. Sheep need shepherds – when there are no shepherds, sheep wander around aimlessly and are unprotected. We have an enemy who understands whoever owns the cities owns the regions, and whoever owns the gateway cities owns the nation. So we have been praying for God to either raise up or geographically relocate His apostles and position them in each critical city around the US. We have also been praying Jesus’ priestly prayer in John 17 – that we would be ONE. And finally, we have been praying for a revelation of the absolute Kingdom authority that is ours in Jesus, because to pray without the belief that the prayer becomes a decree of God’s kingdom purpose is to pray an empty prayer. And to pray out of our own understanding instead of praying and releasing Throne room conversations Jesus, who is ever making intercession, is having with the Father is to waste our breath. So we say, Father, send and establish kingdom leaders in every key city in America. Let them stand fearless, focused, and eyes fixed on Jesus as they execute the responsibilities of the office to which you have called them. And bring an unprecedented unity in Your people to set aside petty differences and join together as ONE MAN, to take back all we abdicated. To you and to all at IFA, We appreciate you and are grateful for your commitment to seeing the saints equipped for Kingdom purposes.

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    Debra
    July 24, 2020

    I stand in agreement with much that you have said. And I am thankful for you and your prayer ministry. May God bless you and your fellow Prayer Warriors. Intercession is key, mandated and very important. Evangelism as well. God desires to hear from us and is doing much work through us. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” Psalm 122: 6. Praising God for who He is. Keep praying my brothers and sisters in Jesus the Christ.

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Laura
July 24, 2020

I am praying for Las Vegas, Nevada, that the light of Jesus shine upon us and bring revival.

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    Jacque
    July 29, 2020

    Amen Las Vegas really needs prayer. Sadly soooo many professing Christian’s vote wrong and they “hate” President Trump. That is very disturbing and they are making excuses the abortions saying “it’s not really a baby”! I’ve been to churches where Pastor’s say mean things about the President and they won’t honor him or pray for him. This ought not be, because we are to pray for those in authority no matter what party. And yes I’m speaking of so-called Christian’s Pray for Las Vegas.

      Laura Nguyen
      July 29, 2020

      Yes, sadly, there are many pastors who like to be politically correct, tickling the ears of their congregation. Even worse, there are many like those described in Voddie Bauchman’s sermon “The Narrow Gate and the Wide Gate” (on You Tube).
      As he points out, many pastors tell people that all they have to do is recite a few words and they are saved. These are the wolves in sheep’s clothing who betray the flock and the Lord Jesus.

      Maria Franjul 'Ruff
      August 12, 2020

      Amen Jacque! That is so true. I’m shocked when I hear Christian say that they Hate president Trump,when God call us to pray for all our leaders we don’t have to agree with all their policies, but as Christians God tells us to pray for them. These Christians have forgotten the God had mercy on them and that God says “He will have mercy and compassion on whom he wants to.They are disobeying the commandments and the Laws of God, because they have become hateful and the love of God it’s not in them anymore. They don’t care if the people they vote are for abortion, they vote because of hate for this president.We really have to lo pray for these so called Christian to come to God in repentance. May God have mercy on this country and it’s people.

Sherry Wren
July 24, 2020

Father, thank You for giving this strategy to these two followers. Yes, I will pray for Shreveport, LA. I speak blessings of life and peace and prosperity over Shreveport according to Your word in Proverbs 11:11.
Father, I don’t want just a band
aid, so that we can go back to our normal way of life. I want what You want. Your kingdom come, Your will be done in this nation as it is in heaven. I thank You that You are causing our nation to turn back to You. I
ask that we will see the greatest outpouring of Holy Spirit this country has ever experienced. All glory and honor and praise to You, King Jesus.

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sharon
July 23, 2020

I like to walk and I like to pray. God put on my heart to do prayer walks around hospitals, schools, police and fire stations (so far). I find this a wonderful way to use my exercise time in focused intercession. I’m doing schools and 1st responder locations initially. Since the schools are struggling with tough decisions I’m circling them before the school year starts.
I so want my town to prosper and be a place where children learn – not be indoctrinated; where first responders know they are appreciated; and all people can go about in safety and freedom.
I am so pleased to know and be a part with others who pray for their cities. Just thought others might like the prayer walking concept.

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Bettina
July 23, 2020

Yes, we already have a group of 5-6 Intercessors that pray weekly for Tompkins County, which contains Ithaca, NY. Every week we pray over a different town or village and find out their leadership and pray over them. Thank You Lord for being patient with us. We’re waking up now and getting on the prayerwall and raising our swords. Halelujiah!

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Bobbie
July 23, 2020

The Body of Christ in Meridian, Mississippi joins in prayer with each city in the United States to pray and beseech God our Father to fill us with the Holy Spirit and power to intercede for our city and state and nation. We thank Him for His loving care and watchfulness and ask that He come mightily to turn our city and nation around to a wholehearted devotion to Him and His word, to fulfill all His purposes for our state and America, to awaken the Body of Christ to rise up and intercede as watchmen on the wall for all that He desires to do for His people. We cover our state and nation with the Blood of Jesus and claim protection from all evil forces seeking to thwart God’s will in the earth and proclaim the victory He won on the cross when He spoiled principalities and powers and made a show of them openly, triumphing over them! Saints, put on your armor!

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PAULINE ALLEN
July 23, 2020

I PRAY HEARTS WILL BE RESTORED TO FLESH, AND NOT HARDENED AND COME TO SEE THE GLORY OF THE MOST HIGH BE TRANSFORMING PEOPLE TO HIMSELF, AS JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY, AS WE WALK IN TRUTH, OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD, AND SHOW LOVE, AS LOVE NEVER FAILS, I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT OUR CREATOR WILL RESTORE PEOPLE TO PEACE, THAT SO MANY OF US ARE LOOKING FOR, GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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Diane
July 23, 2020

Almighty and merciful Father,
We humble ourselves before You, admit our sins and are so very sorry for disobeying Your Commandments.
Please forgive us.
I ask your mercy and pray for the State of Wisconsin, most of all for the cities of Redgranite, Brookfield, and New Franken. I also pray for the State of Texas and the city of Kerrville.
Lord God, please watch over them and save them for the sake of 10 who love You and repent.
In Jesus Name I pray, Your will be done. Amen.

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Donna King
July 23, 2020

Adding Washington, D.C., my home city and Prince Georges County, Maryland, my home for the past 20-plus years to the list of cities. Lifting up the mayors and council members before the Father, that their hearts and souls may turn to him. Lord, protect our cities and its people from all of the plans and schemes of the enemy.

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    Kristen
    July 23, 2020

    I am Washington Dc, manassas i have a prayer group every Thursday at 8 am praying interceding for our nation and its leaders

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Rolanda Shrader
July 23, 2020

Open the eyes of your church LORD, in San Antonio, TX. Open the eyes of their heart, they need to know truth, they need to walk in the light of YOUR Word, they need to stand up for life. Let the fire of your Holy Spirit touch us, yes heal us,yes save us, yes changes us. Raise up an army to stand and be bold against the darkness of our city, yes Lord, yes Lord. Lord of the Harvest send out your labors into the fields that are ripe for harvest, yes Lord, yes Lord. In the mighty Name of Jesus.
(go ahead and sing this one)

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Jane Blank
July 23, 2020

We ask for prayer that the Ekklesia of Erie, Pa identify themselves as we prepare a fishnet for harvest over our city, our county, and our region. We ask that all religious spirits in this area be permanently bound and sent to the foot of the cross. We ask that turfdom issues among the churches be broken off and disappear as God begins to form His ONE NEW MAN in this city/region and we lay aside our foolish differences. As we approach the midnight hour upon this nation, we cry out that all Erie County may be saved, and the Ekklesia arise to take back dominion of this land as God to Adam in Genesis 1:26 and that the watchmen on the wall around our area be alert, that prophets rise up and hear the current word of the Lord for this city, and that the apostolic foundation of this city be cemented in place within the next 60 days.

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Pat
July 23, 2020

Lord you told me and my friend you put us here in Prompton, Pa to be safe. I thank you that the virus has been low in Wayne County, Pa. I pray that safety that safety will go out to all the states, counties and towns in the U.S.and that you would remember our soldiers who went to fight World War 1 and 2 , and other battles Vietnam, Korean , Afghanistan and other places who died and prayed for there families. Protect our military, police, Drs, nurses and everyone in our nation from this virus. Also protect us from the very wealthy man who wants to put something in the injection so we would be tracked by cell towers and satellites. This is not from you. Please release your warring angels to confound the plan if the enemy for such a time as this. We Trust in you Yahweh and the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to keep us safe from the enemy had this virus created for other purposes. Amen

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Karen Lester
July 23, 2020

Yes, here in Oak Harbor,. Washington near Seattle.

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Marjorie Cunningham
July 23, 2020

Lord, you are the Lord and the lover of the city and county of Denver Colorado. We lift up Mayor Michael Hancock and each and every city council member to experience You. May their eyes and hearts be opened to the depravity and arrogant decisions they have made that has hurt the citizens of Denver. May they come to their senses before it’s too late for them to make a decision. Revival come to Denver and all of Colorado!! Restore righteousness in our state for the glory and honor to our King!!!

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    Susan
    July 25, 2020

    I live on the Western Slope and will pray for Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, my home town of Marble, all that area. Let’s do this!

Ambria Kirby
July 23, 2020

I will add Argyle TX to the list of cities (suburb of Dallas) and Dallas as well !!! We need to rise up and pray like never before!! Healing the hearts of the people will in turn heal our land and nation. Lord we need you like never before to hear our cries and have mercy on us. We have sinned and fallen away from keeping you at the center of our hearts and lives for way too long. I want to live a SET APART life from this world and live a life that is worthy of your love, mercy, compassion, and grace.

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Toni Kushner
July 23, 2020

The account of Abraham and God is one of my favorite accounts of a man who pleads with God for His mercy, but in the end he goes his way and God, His way. Abraham is an example to me of one who is faithful to prayer and yet when he is done accepts and trusts the God whom he knows is merciful and trustworthy. Trusting in the Sovereign nature of God took faith but also He had a relationship with this God whom he learned to trust and rest in. Yes, I will join and encourage others to join in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio.

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Lois MacHale
July 23, 2020

Let God love flow to those from us to those outside our city, but may God’s protection be evident when evil seeks to invade.

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Cole
July 23, 2020

It is with humility that I share this comment/prayer. Months ago, it was impressed upon me heavily over a few days thoughts or scriptural direction regarding Ezra / Nehemiah. It had to do with rebuilding. It also had to do with our president being an “example and leader” in rebuilding our nation. At that time, God was placing a deep burden on my heart (and it looks like many others) for the task of rebuilding our nation. The broken down walls seemed to be reflective of the present state of this nation but also the reason why… the body of Christ has become ineffective, apathetic and uninvolved in core matters of both local, state and federal government. Many Christians also have abandoned time in prayer. Prayer is a key to the overall health of our nation…and we largely abandoned it. Instead of many Christians putting it first, they have relinquished it to a “last resort”.
The results were evident. Damage of every sort in every area of our lives. Damage to towns, cities, states and most of all – families. The broken down walls were symbolic that we have allowed sin into just about every area of our life and nation – it has permeated so many areas the stench has reached into the heavens.
We needed to rise up and stand in the gap…and to send out a call to rebuild.
Your article gives not only confirmation to what was impressed on me months ago but it also gives us structure and guidelines on how we must move forward.
Thank you for sharing this desperately needed article and word. May God grant and move in our hearts to share this timely piece and saturate the body of Christ with it. And may the body of Christ feel an intense burden to act on this immediately. Help us Lord, for without you we cannot be successful. Amen.

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Cole
July 23, 2020

It is with humility that I share this comment/prayer. Months ago, it was impressed upon me heavily over a few days thoughts or scriptural direction regarding Ezra / Nehemiah. It had to do with rebuilding. It also had to do with our president being an “example and leader” in rebuilding our nation. At that time, God was placing a deep burden on my heart (and it looks like many others) for the task of rebuilding our nation. The broken down walls seemed to be reflective of the present state of this nation but also the reason why… the body of Christ had become ineffective, apathetic and uninvolved in core matters of both local, state and federal government.
The results were evident. Damage in every area of our lives. Damage to towns, cities, states and most of all – families. The broken down walls were symbolic that allowed sin had permeated just about every area of our life and nation.
We needed to rise up and stand in the gap…and to send out a call to rebuild.
Your article gives not only confirmation to what was impressed on me months ago but it also gives us structure and guidelines on how we must move forward.
Thank you for sharing this desperately needed article and word. May God grant move in our hearts to share this timely piece and saturate the body of Christ with it. And may the body of Christ feel an intense burden to act on this immediately. Help us Lord, for without you we cannot be successful. Amen.

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Donna Lee
July 23, 2020

Yes, I will pray for Nashville, Tn.

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    Barry Phillips
    July 23, 2020

    I live in Brownsville Tennessee but will also pray for our state capital of Nashville!

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Mimi Kaplysh
July 23, 2020

Yes, I live near Denver, CO and am just devastated by what is happening in our beautiful mile high city.

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    Rolanda Shrader
    July 23, 2020

    Let us as believers rise above what we see and call the things that are not as though they are.
    Abba, Father open the portals of heaven and send forth your warring angels and heavenly hosts to battle the darkness that comes against Denver, CO. Your word says, You are the avenger in all things. We call upon your great love and mercy for Denver, CO. And, we will praise YOU forever LORD of the Harvest.

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Deborah Melicharek
July 23, 2020

Yes, amen, this so reasonates with me and what God is saying and doing in these days!! Thank you for sharing the insights of Abraham’s intercession for Sodom and Gomorrah. Yes, these are the days that we are living in, and we are praying for a great awakening, a great and mighty move of the Holy Spirit, a revival like never before as multitudes in the valley of decision. Yes, these are surely the days that we are living in, like the days of Elijah, and any great move of God always begins with prayer, prayer as never before. God has placed us here for such a time as this!!

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Cathy Miller
July 23, 2020

I live in Clayton, NJ and I will pray for our town that it will have peace and return to our Lord. I also see a lot of beer gardens in our town and drugs so I will pray that our God becomes the center of our homes and change the direction in which Clayton is going along with our Nation.

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Stephanie Chychota
July 23, 2020

A few weeks ago I was impressed by the Lord to begin praying for my city of Leavenworth, KS. This article & the webinar I watched by Karen Hardin is confirmation to me. I have signed up & am beginning today. I praise God for giving me this opportunity to join him in his work.

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Darlene Bartscher
July 23, 2020

I pray that the Spirit of the Living God will fall on all the Nation and especially on Sioux Falls, SD. That we would return to the Lord, His Word, and seek Him in every time and place!!

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Ronda Orchard
July 23, 2020

The peace and prosperity of health and wholeness in many of our cities (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Jefferson City, St. Louis …) has been compromised by electing corrupt Barabbian politicians to rule over them.

Lord reverse this travesty of leaders choking their constituents from truth and light, we pray in the name of Yeshua Hamashiach. amen

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Jim Reed
July 23, 2020

THE BOUNDARIES OF FREEDOM

As we celebrated 4th of July in America we hearkened back to a national declaration before we even had a nation. Our freedom, after July 4, 1776, didn’t come easy. The freedom we enjoy today came at a very high price.

No nation on earth has ever been perfect. Just study history. The United States of America has never been perfect. Just study history. However, problems in our past should not discourage us from moving forward into the future. The question will then arise: on what path should our nation move forward in our freedom?

There is no such thing as absolute freedom. Absolute freedom is a fantasy. If that fantasy is believed it will lead to disaster. Freedom must have boundaries. Parents set loving boundaries for their children. The motive is love, not hate. What will be the loving boundaries of freedom in our nation?

No nation is perfect, but if we continue to remove the safe and loving boundaries set by the Judeo-Christian ethic, the freedom gained will lead us down, not up.
God has set boundaries of freedom for us. The more we adhere to God’s ways, the more we will enjoy the blessings represented by our National Motto: “In God We Trust.” The freedom reflected in this motto came at a very high price: Jesus Christ.

Please pray for a revival and/or a Great Awakening in the U.S.A. by the grace of God Almighty. May God’s boundaries of freedom be restored in the U.S.A. more and more. Amen.

Blessings to you,
P. Jim
http://www.lakemurraychurch.org

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Bruce Sivesind
July 23, 2020

Heavenly Father, I thank you, that you are God with unconditional love and faithfulness. All glory goes to you. I pray for plan of action for our cities, to have peace and orderly conduct. Bless all those who trust and seek your help. We ask for insight and wisdom, as we learn to trust you more and more. Please help us. In Jesus Name Amen and so be it

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Linda Dieter
July 23, 2020

Amen to this challenge . I have been praying for this city I live in for a long time. Especially of late praying for protection of police ,firemen, paramedics,ministries in our city, Officials by name. my street as I get to know the names of my neighbors and let them know I am here for them. I have a sign in my front yard a couple made for me. It says..You may meet me and forget me but if you meet Jesus Christ and forget Him you have lost everything. I have many people that drive down my street and walk down my street. My prayer daily is…I be His hands and feet and heart…He reminds me that in each city in each state across this nation there are people interceding for their state and their city. We are making a difference. If we remain faithful I believe we will remain ONE NATION UNDER GOD. Luke 12:1-5 is a scripture I came across and see this is what is happening within our government as God has put His laborers in place.It is not a time to walk in fear but exercise our measures of faith we have been each given. A time to be as the apostle Paul exhorts us in Philippians 2 “My greatest joy is to see my brothers and sisters preferring one another. Thinking of others more highly than self.Our Father is looking at His church Judgment begins at the house of God.most sincerely.Linda Dieter

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Paula Pearcy
July 23, 2020

I’m praying over Olive Branch, MS, & Memphis, TN. Standing on Psalms 91. We abide under the shadow and the Almighty & dwell in the secret place of the Most High. He is our Rock, Fortress, Shield, & Buckler. NO PLAGUE shall come nigh dwellings & NO WEAPON formed against us shall prosper. A thousand may fall at our side, & ten thousand at our right hand, but it shall not come nigh us. We shall only see the reward of the wicked. He has given His angels charge over us, & keeps us safe here in the Land of Goshen!

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    Barry Phillips
    July 23, 2020

    I live in Brownsville Tennessee near Memphis. I will pray for my town of Brownsville as well as Memphis.

Ardythe Kropp
July 23, 2020

What an exciting plan to implement! i pray that every city and town in the nation will have their full 10 people praying faithfully for them. And I also pray that for my city in Canada!

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Linda Martin
July 23, 2020

Father God: I praise You that You are sovereign and still in control even though everything seems to be out of control. I pray for our major cities where most of the violence is occurring. May You arise, O LORD, and Your enemies be scattered. May You open spiritually blind eyes and unplug spiritually deaf ears to hear Your voice, saying “I AM that I AM.” You are who all these protesters need in their lives so that they may find decent jobs, peace, love and joy in their lives so that they don’t have to steal, kill and hurt and destroy due to their lost conditions. Protect our innocent people, LORD, who do love You and trust You to protect. May faith guide believers and not fear during these trying times. You told us that Your truth endures to all generations, so I pray this over our families who know You and trust You to guide us through this Pandemic and into a time of peace again. I pray all of this in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen

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Mary Ann Munyon
July 23, 2020

My town is not on the list. Pitman,NJ was founded and started as a Methodist campground back in the early 1900’s. There is a “wheel” in the center of the “grove” where there is a tabernacle that the Pastor would ring the bell and people would come to church to worship and pray. Pitman has always been a “dry” town up til a few years ago where now breweries and pubs are popping up. I see change coming in the wrong direction where the Lord is being left out and He needs to be put back into the center of this small town of only about 9,000 citizens. I pray for Pitman to return to the Lord and to seek His face for truth and forgiveness in Jesus Name.

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    Kim
    July 24, 2020

    Mary Ann, check back today…. we updated many cities yesterday!

Rabbin Deborah Brandt
July 23, 2020

Our ministry is located in the Chicago area, and are team of intercessors have been praying for this city and state. We are going door to door with our 1-866-4YESHUA prayer line door hanger letting people know we are here to pray for them and with them. Chicago is a hot spot of violence and has been mentioned by our President Trump. http://www.deborahsmessianicministries.com
and http://www.thewayofmessiah.com

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Charles
July 23, 2020

God told the children of Israel, when they crossed the Jordan, they must look ahead to where the ark is and not to the left or to the right, because they have never traveled that way before. I have been encouraging spiritual leaders to gather for 2 years for a time of community Ekklesia… humbly seeking God as sins and daughters for a strategic plan for reaching the community.

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Karen
July 23, 2020

I pray for Spring, Texas. I pray for peace and order, love and tenderness toward others, unity and compassion, truth and transparency, security in God and faith, submission to God, contentment, and generosity in Jesus’ name.

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    SHARLENE Royalty
    July 26, 2020

    Intercessors for my city Lake Jackson, Texas, Brazoria county, Texas and Texas. God’s plan and purposes will not be shaken, in Jesus name!

Sharon
July 23, 2020

Yes I am joining in watchman on the walls, praying for my community,
city (Goulds. FL), county (Miami-Dade) and our Country will return to God, in
Jesus Name, Amen!

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John Butler
July 23, 2020

I pray for Ridgewood NJ on a day when a protester will be tried in Municipal Court. May the law prevail and no riots occur.

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Kathleen M Dove
July 23, 2020

Lord, May your plan for Your peaceFUL STRATEGY that will prevail against all evil in every city, state, county, and region to your leaders. May they be Your Salt and Light to overcome evil with Good that your Perfect will would be done to establish Biblical order to universally prevail in our sharing the true Gospel of Your Son’s faithfulness to overcome any sins that hinder the protection of human life and respect for your churches would be restored worldwide. We ask, Seek, and Knock for repentance and obedience to be restored as we call on your Name to be honored as Your Holy Host protect and strengthen us to not grow weary and that our love for you would draw unbelievers to envy and also seek to serve our Sovereign God. Amen

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Elsie
July 23, 2020

This has been in my heart for some time and even as I write it now, I feel it is somewhat like puzzle pieces, where I’m not sure how this fits in. However, since the coronavirus press briefings began, I felt that there should be some faith leaders that would stand with the president to pray over our nation. Right there, on national tv for all to witness. Although there have been fasts and prayers, I feel we need to bring it to the spotlight. The governor of Louisiana just declared a 3 day fast and prayer for their state if you were so inclined. Why aren’t other governors doing this? Why aren’t the pastors and faith leaders of America speaking next to the president? There have been some, yes, I’m not saying it hasn’t happened. In every instance alongside the president should be a Pastor ready to speak. I listened to the conference call with the Capitol Ministries Director, please reach out and like that puzzle piece, does this fit right now?

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Linda Heifner
July 23, 2020

Unfortunately my city is not listed in the pull down and I could not add it. I’m praying for Berwyn, IL!

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Denise
July 23, 2020

Lord, I am so touched by these prayers of faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. Oh Lord, please hear us and give us discernment and wisdom. Equip us to stand firm and continue in the work You have set before us. The tasks look daunting and our flesh is weak, but You will give us strength. You will provide all we need, You will empower and equip Your Church as we pray, trust and obey! Lord, thank You for loving us so much. Thank You for never leaving us nor forsaking is. Thank You that You are beyond our comprehension but You still intimately know us even the number of hairs on our heads. Your love for us is unfathomable and Your mercy is indescribable! Praise be to You, the One and Only True God! Please protect Your children as we intercede on behalf of our communities, our nation and this world. Maranatha, Lord Jesus! Come quickly in Your Name I pray!

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    Junior
    July 23, 2020

    I will pray for Berea, Richmond and Lexington KY plus Wilmington Ohio.

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Becky
July 23, 2020

I am praying for Birmingham, Alabama.

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Miriam Johnston
July 23, 2020

Yes! Been praying for America, pesidents, government officials and the church, educational arena for several years. His Kingdom come! To King Jesus be the glory! Worship and prayer!

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Joni Rafnson
July 23, 2020

Father,
As this is the time on the Hebrew calendar known as the “Dire Straits” when the children of Israel and the mixed multitude came to the Jordan and were to cross over to possess the land. They sent in spies 10 came back with an unfavorable report because of giants in the land and fortified cities and the “size of the people”. God had promised them this land but they didnt have the vision to see that if God is for you who can be against you?. I am standing in my state of South Dakota for righteousness also inquiring of the Lord as Joshua what are the strongholds here. I live in a very small town and ” yes” I believe you Father that You are mightier than any principality we face, You are stronger than any demonic hindrance and You are more fierce than the works of darkness. As we fall on our knees you will show us the strategies and plans that the enemies of You and your people cant stand against. In Yeshuas (Jesus) name Also Father let us not forget the Hebrews during this time this is a very hard part of the year for our brothers and sisters. We pray for the peace of Israel and ask for Your divine blessing on them and this nation. In Yeshuas name Amen

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Jeanette
July 23, 2020

Father God,
I cry out for the city of Cleveland Ohio. I declare that you will restore this city and claim it as yours . Let all your faithful ones unite together as one and pray for a revival in this place. Have mercy Father God!
Let us pray without ceasing for all that’s going on in your world. Break our hearts for what breaks yours to keep us focused and on Our knees . You alone are our hope, strength, peace . Lead us, teach us, use us, all for your glory and for furthering of your kingdom. Thank you that you hear our prayers and that you are at work always, in mighty ways. Show us your glory and faithfulness Father God, and to you alone we give all glory
honor and praise now and forever more . Amen

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Leslie c Peterson
July 23, 2020

Father I pray for the peace of Quitman, Texas and Dallas, TX and even for the whole state of Texas and that the spirit of brotherly love and unity would be poured out over Texas. I decree an end to racial hatred and division in Dalllas, TX in Jesus Name. I pray over Colorado over Denver, Lakewood, Pagosa Springs, Evergreen. I loose Colorado from the spirit of pharmakeia and i bind her to sober thinking and justice in Jesus Name.

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Sharion McGee
July 23, 2020

Sharion McGee signing in for Cedar Creek Texas!

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DELAINE S. MURRAY
July 23, 2020

Tonight,July 23, 2020, we will join many at Avalon Hotel, Alpharetta, Ga. to Pray, Praise and ask GOD to intervene for our beloved country. It all has to start with me, a CHRIST Follower and all who truly are sold out to HIM. Join us, Atlanta CHRIST Followers, at 6pm. Come expecting a great movement to awaken as we truly seek HIS Holy Face, repent and turn to HIM for HIS Purpose and Plan. If you can’t be with us, Pray and ask GOD what HE would have you to do to make a difference for HIS Plan and Purpose for our country and world.

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    Linda Heifner
    July 23, 2020

    Unfortunately my city is not listed in the pull down and I could not add it. I’m praying for Berwyn, IL!

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      DELAINE S. MURRAY
      July 23, 2020

      I will join you-“where two or more are gathered”-in Prayer. I am Praying and believing that “for such a time as this” an awakening is going to occur in Berwyn, Il. and that GOD is using you, Linda, in a mighty way for HIS Healing and Glory. Pray for us in Atlanta/Alpharetta Ga. tonight that HIS Might HOLY SPIRIT will ignite the Awakening that will make a difference in our city, state and beloved country. Blessings,Delaine

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        Linda Heifner
        July 23, 2020

        God bless you Delaine! Yes, I will also join you in praying for the Atlanta/Alpharetta, GA area. I’m believing in a great awaking for our country. To God be the Glory! Bless you, Linda

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Elizabeth Lohse
July 23, 2020

Father have mercy on my city of Asheville NC. Here is a city that has been shaped by secularism, has been the playground of the rich and famous, and has waxed evil in Your sight. Father weaved among all these tares have been the faithful and fruitful people of God believing you for the founding of a Christian school here, Christian women’s club who brought Your Word to countless women who otherwise would not have heard the Gospel and many other ministries in Your Name. I pray that we who stand as Children of God in Asheville will go to her walls and pray Your mercy again on Asheville. May my church care to reach the neighborhood around it. May we stand in the gap and plead Your Grace to move people of this city to their healing Savior once again. Have mercy dear Jesus on Asheville NC. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

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