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Father, rise up and judge the evil in our nation. Have mercy on Your people, but “let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him!”

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of seeing evil prevail in so many ways in our nation.

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Friend, when I read the Bible, I read that God is a judge.

He is King of Peace, but He is also Judge. And although we do not want Him to judge our nation, we do want Him to rise up to judge the evil in our nation and to annihilate His enemies.

But is it possible to pray for mercy on His people while we simultaneously pray for judgment on the wicked? YES.

To illustrate this, let’s look at Moses and the plagues that God put on Egypt. Some of those plagues impacted only the wicked — the Egyptian idol worshippers — but remained entirely out of Goshen, where the Israelites lived. God spared His people, the Israelites, while simultaneously judging the wicked. He had mercy on His people and vindicated them after so many years of slavery and oppression.

Well, that situation appears awfully similar to the state of America today. The righteous in America have endured years of oppression. We have endured years of political bondage to people we didn’t elect — people who are operating in all manner of foul activities and spirits.

Is it God’s will to free us from those things?

Of course it is — righteousness and justice are the foundations of His throne! And the kingdoms of this world are to become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ! How can that happen unless righteousness is vindicated and wickedness judged?

So can we pray for the wicked rulers and politicians in America to be judged if it is God’s time to do so? Yes. And can we simultaneously pray for God’s people to be spared from that judgment? Absolutely.

(Related: Read and pray an additional Prayer to Reverse Unjust Situations here.)

I would like to urge you to join me today in petitioning the Father according to this passage:

Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded! (Psalm 7:6 NKJV).

And let us ask the Father to lift Himself up because of the rage of our enemies; to vindicate us, His people; and to return our nation to righteousness!

Will you pray with me today? Let’s pray as follows:

Dear Heavenly Father, we come before You in Jesus’ name.

Father, we enter into Your gates with thanksgiving and into Your courts with praise. Thank You for hearing our prayer today. We praise You, for You are a righteous Father in Whom all goodness dwells.

Abba Father, we boldly ask today in Jesus’ name that You would rise up to judge evil in our nation.

We are so tired of being the tail instead of the head when we vote, and of seeing our votes come to nothing. We work and labor and pray, but it seems like our voices are not heard by the human “powers that be” when it comes to the state of the nation.

Father, we cannot fight this battle in the strength of our own flesh. We have no strength of our own. But You, O God, are our Refuge and Strength; You are our very present help in trouble. And we are in trouble; our nation is in trouble; and it is to You we come for help.

O God of our fathers, please: Have mercy on Your people in America.

Protect the righteous from judgment and harm. Protect us from the penalties of sin that the wicked must endure.

But, at the same time as You protect us, we also pray according to Your word in Psalm 68:1: Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him! We also pray in accordance with Psalm 7:6: Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!

Holy Father, we ask in Jesus’ name that You would rise up and cast down evil in America.

Give us righteous and holy leaders. Give us a righteous president, as well as godly governors, senators, representatives, department heads, state legislators, mayors, police chiefs, and righteous leaders of every other kind. Cast down and destroy those who will not yield to You, and establish Your own people instead in the places of authority and power.

Father, we pray that the time for Your judgment upon wickedness would be now.

We ask that Your justice would be swift toward the evil ones, and we pray that Your mercy would be complete and Your protection abundant toward the righteous.

Help us, Father. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.

We remember Your promise that if we, Your people who are called by Your name, will humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and turn from our own wicked ways, then You will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. We are doing our utmost to meet Your conditions, Father. We humble ourselves before You. Hear from Heaven; forgive our sin; and heal our land.

Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus’ holy name we pray, amen.

If you prayed this, share below any additional prayer points that moved your spirit as you prayed!

Jamie Rohrbaugh is the founder and CEO of From His Presence. She is the author of Getting to Know the Sevenfold Holy Spirit, and she seeks to equip you to carry His manifest glory everywhere you go. Her resources have been published by YouVersion Bible Plans and in Charisma magazine, as well as on The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. You can find free mentoring on her podcast, Take Your Territory with Jamie Rohrbaugh, which is available through your favorite podcast streaming app. Download her free prayer tool, Praying the Names of God: 555 Biblical Names of God and How to Use Them in Prayer and Worship, here. Photo Credit: Canva.

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April 11, 2023

Thank you for posting this – I truly believe it’s a word for the body of Christ that’s long overdue.
For the last couple years, I have sensed God continually nudging me to “pray unconventionally but in alignment with His word”. That may sound confusing to some but here’s all it means. (bear with me – long explanation)
Pray boldly – ask for Him to intervene in ways we hope will change us, others & this nation. Pray “outside the box” while aligning ourselves with His word & “the examples of how God works or has worked ” in His word. Always preface our prayers with “please save them (individual or group, etc.) if possible “.
Here’s an example of how I prayed for an ugly, horrible situation & how God answered it….”About a month+ ago, I heard about an individual who was responsible for heinous & deviant acts against teenage girls & women for many years – over 2 decades. He was so depraved that even the adult film industry really didn’t want anything to do with him anymore. He had been in jail once but went right back to doing the same things when he got out. This man was bent on doing evil & given over to it. Many people have been permanently damaged, both physically & mentally, for their life”.
The goal of this individual was to mainstream his demonic filth….to push the boundaries to allow the worst degradation on video. Using or destroying people meant nothing to him. He refers to women as meat muppets. And he was so “far gone” that he actually publicly stated that he wasn’t evil & what he was doing wasn’t evil. (that’s when you know satan has taken over someone) Since he operated in the state of CA, to a very large degree, they let him continue & didn’t really bother him (sadly, that makes sense in CA with their corrupt gov’t).
**So I started to pray. And I first prayed for him to be saved, if possible. Then I prayed for him to be prevented from harming others in the future, no matter what it takes. I knew it had to stop. I even asked God to “incapacitate him” so that he could not move to inflict harm but he would stay alive & conscious, so that the spirit of God could continue to speak to him in hope that there would be repentance. I asked for God to take over & stop the devastation this man had brought. It’s a hard prayer to pray to ask God to incapacitate someone even if we don’t know them but it’s sometimes necessary. (we see that example in His word)
Within 1 month, I read about that man again – he was dead. He had become ill & died in his 60’s. Whether he ever confessed his sin & called on God, I have no idea. But I know this – God, in His mercy & being the just God that He is, answered prayer. That individual was bent on continuing in evil – he showed no interest in changing. And when people are given over to the work of the enemy, we must intercede & ask God for a change & for it to stop.
It’s not an easy way to pray but it’s necessary… today more so than ever before.
Let us be bold in our prayers. Let us ask for hard, impossible things that we normally wouldn’t ask for.
This nation was claimed for God when it was settled. Let us continue to ask God for His mercy & our return to Him. Let us be courageously bold in asking God to judge evil in every form & instance, yet spare His people in the midst of it.
Pray for things you know need to be prayed for. If the way you are praying is not in alignment with God’s word & will, He will correct you (us).
Pray unconventional as needed. Our nation needs Christ as never before.

Grant Windholz
March 31, 2023

🙏 it’s been long overdue for Americans to stand up for Christ and turn from the evil, wicked ways that only defeat the psychology and sociology of this country! We have lost too much already.

Susan S
March 30, 2023

I come into agreement with this powerful prayer in the Name of Jesus, Amen!

Darlene DeAngelis
March 30, 2023

Father God you are all my dear powerful you will be done on Earth as it is in heaven in your word it says vengeance is mine saith the Lord you are Almighty all powerful and above all thank you Father God for always protecting your people that you love very much father God stop this evilness in its tracks and bend it over backwards and throw it back in the bowels of Hell or it belongs thank you Father God

Mary Beth Phillips
March 30, 2023

“Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city. Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it. Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets. As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me. God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change— he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭55‬:‭9‬-‭11‬, ‭16‬-‭19‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Also Is 28:6 “He will be a Spirit of Justice to the one who sits in judgment at the gates”
We claim Your promises Father. We agree that You alone judge rightly. We are Your remnant and we seek Your will for these United States as Isaiah said the government is on His shoulders. We acknowledge His authority, power and righteousness.
Be glorified on earth as You are in heaven. Amen and amen.

Jackie Hardman
March 30, 2023

Thank you for the wisdom shared. So tired of no accountability by government officials, no punishment. They just wink at evil and project their actions onto us. I am saving this and will add it to my prayers. So glad I’m not the only Christian who feels this way . Come Lord Jesus. Thy will be done. May the church arise and let our enemies be scattered.🙏🙏 I hope it’s not to late. God save America🇺🇲

March 30, 2023

The above prayer is spot on. When I read “Judge Evil”, I thought about the inversion of those two words to “Evil Judges”. Look at the Federal courts which are essentially packed with evil political appointees. Go one step further and look at evil attorneys like Alvin Bragg which make the legal profession a cesspool of evil.

Now look at the corrupt US Supreme Court. Evil prevails from the top down. Representative government is bypassed every time a lawyer goes to the Supreme Court, convinces five (5) lawyers and gets a favorable decision. Especially with chief justice Roberts. Starting with the Connecticut land grab case, the sales tax case (States DO have boundaries beyond which state sales taxes should not be collected on internet purchases or out of state transactions; the 1998 Quill case was the correct decision and not the latest one the South Dakota governor brought); effectively justice for the wealthy and government and NOT the American people. And the evil president and his hench people effectively ran Justice Breyer off the Supreme Court to appoint an evil activist!

Add to this the corruption of evil billionaires like George Soros, Bill Gates, and others forcing their will on Americans via their evil influence on our government. The US Constitution preamble says “We the People”, NOT “We the Wealthy”! The unregulated billionaire-owned media (and internet) lies to Americans nonstop; the president’s press secretary had to come out of a test tube marked “LIAR”; the integrity of the media is history!

There is cancer growing within the US government for a long, long time, and cancer is terminal. The current president and cabinet is the epitome of this cancer. The last paragraph of the above prayer says it all, “Help us Father, we do not know what to do…”

March 30, 2023

We will have righteous and holy leaders when we have a righteous and holy church! Watch out what you pray for, judgment begins with the house of God! 1 Peter 4:17

Judith Shabram
March 30, 2023

God repeatedly advised His people during the Exodus from Egypt to rid themselves of the sin in the camp. God cannot bless wickedness. God instructs us to contend and reveal the wickedness. Our only hope in this nation is Jesus. I agree in prayer that salvation would come to those who are currently being held in darkness, those whose hearts are not wholly given over to the devil, whose conscience is not totally seared. This is a spiritual battle and we must fight on our knees.

Allena Jordan
March 30, 2023

Lord, as stated in Romans 1:21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
2: 2 And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things. 3 But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? 5 Bu]because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who will render to each person according to his deeds: 7 to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8 but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.

Father, may we Your righteous ones because of the blood of Christ be doers of good, follow Your ways, be kindhearted, and look to You alone to save us.
1 Peter 4:16-18
16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And if it is with difficulty that the righteous is saved, what will become of the godless man and the sinner?

Lord, there are so many souls who are in danger of fire-hell. Save those whom can and will be called out from among the transgender group. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.
Psalm 18:17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
Psalm 68:28 Your God has commanded your strength; Show Yourself strong, O God, who have acted on our behalf.
By the blood of Jesus and for His glory, He who comes riding on a white horse, whose robe is dipped in blood, I declare and decree these things. Amen.

March 30, 2023

We totally agree, as we come with repentant hearts and thanks for God’s mercy toward us and all who repent. We are so grateful that God’s mercy is there for us. Thank you for Jamie Rohrbaugh, and for IFA, dear Father, in Jesus’ name. AMEN!

March 30, 2023


Man has seen what man could do.
Now, the world needs to see a more different view:
G-D’s people returning to their place in Him,
Divorcing themselves from worldliness and sin.
With prayer, G-D’s power, and proclamation,
Let the Church arise in renewed dedication.
As G-D’s children of Light: His holy seed,
Let us take up our crosses and follow His lead.
It’s time to rally around the Cross,
Remembering Christ died to save the lost.
Away with pride and men’s applause!
Let’s return unto G-D and to His holy laws.
When man’s wicked laws rule o’er the land,
We have nothing “solid” upon which to stand.
There’s a Judge over judges we live for today,
Who alone, is the Truth, the Life, and the Way.
Hold up G-D’s standards, His laws and commands;
We’ve a choice to please G-D or to please man.
Let the “true and living” Church arise now and shine
Obeying G-D’s voice, supreme and divine!
It’s time to move forward in G-D’s purpose and plan,
For we’ve been brought forth in this hour to stand.
What’s written in G-D’s Holy Word is ever so true:
“Draw near unto G-D and He’ll draw near unto you”.
Gross darkness is coming and will soon cover the world.
G-D’s judgments are set and will be unfurled.
The death angel o’er Egypt will await His command.
“Get your houses in order!” says the Great I AM.

(Written by a servant of the L-RD – Eva )

    Virginia in Tennessee
    March 30, 2023

    Why do you put a hyphen in your word for God and Lord?

      March 30, 2023

      I hyphenate the Name of the L-RD G-D out of due respect for His Holy Name. Regardless, the L-RD G-D is the One true G-D and the Holy One of Israel, whether or not you hyphenate His Name.

    C R
    March 30, 2023

    This is great!


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