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Lord, we pray that you would open the door to the right Kingdom staffers, federal appointees, committee members, lobbyists, advocates, meetings, spiritual advisors and all who you have sent on assignment to influence our nation for good.

The body of Christ has a little-known supernatural weapon in the war for our nation, but we rarely use it. If the prayer warriors of America get this revelation, we have a chance to unlock a new level of the Kingdom of God in our country.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. (2 Cor 10:4)

I think we would all agree our nation is full of the Enemy’s strongholds. The question is, how do we penetrate those strongholds to tear them down?

Weapons of our Warfare

In spiritual warfare, some weapons are personal and some are for the nation as a whole. Sometimes, we must anoint our home with oil and other times we must anoint the steps of the Supreme Court, as many intercessors in my city have done.

Sometimes we lay hands on family to agree with them in spiritual warfare against the enemy, and sometimes we lay hands on the Capitol building itself, as I have done many times, to wage warfare in prayer.

However, there is a lesser-known form of spiritual warfare that is particularly useful when fighting for the soul, and government, of our nation.

Open Doors

When God wants to penetrate a dark system to bring in light, He opens doors for His people, His plans, and His resources to bring the light in.

King David understood the principle of Open Doors. Remember, he was once just an assistant to King Saul brought in to play the harp, but God’s favor, gifting, and anointing on him opened the door for him to work as a harpist for the king.

Maybe that is why the Proverb says:

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. (Prv 22:29)

God opened a door for David to work for the King and eventually to become King himself, bringing in a resurgence of prosperity for Israel.

That same Open Door principle of the Holy Spirit is particularly important when influencing the nation today. Jesus made clear that we have authority to partner with Him in this process. He is the God of Open Doors.

I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. (Is 22:22)

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Mt 16:9)

We serve a God who has given his Church the authority to access and to deny access, to open doors He wants opened and to close doors He wants closed, to use the Keys of the Kingdom to allow in and to kick out, according to His will.

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You may be thinking, Ok, but how does this work?

Normally I interview a source within Washington for my articles, but this week my own personal journey gives a great example of how God answers the prayer for Open Doors.

Shortly after moving to D.C., I began looking for a job as a reporter. One evening in the fall of 2014, I jogged through the rain to a job fair. Soaked to the bone, I walked in and talked with the various employers until meeting someone from the Daily Caller, a national news site co-founded by Tucker Carlson.

They invited me to an interview.

My interview went well, but I received some discouraging news. They said I would have to interview with Tucker before getting an offer, and he was gone. It may be days or longer before I could get time with him.

But God had other plans.

I left the interview and got into the building’s elevator. Of all the people in the world, none other than Tucker Carlson was already in the elevator.

What a “coincidence.”

“I’m supposed to be meeting with you,” I told him.

“Really?” he said, “Where are you going now?”

Long story short, I hopped in a cab with Tucker. He was on his way to Fox for an interview. We talked about my upbringing, journalism, and the state of the nation. We had a great time.

He paid for the cab and my way home.

Later that day, I received an email with my first job offer in D.C., the beginning of a career that would allow me to meet, pray for, and influence people in the White House, Congress, and throughout the media.

My story may seem unusual, but it is like so many other Christians who have come to the nation’s capital on assignment. God opened that door with Tucker, and so many more since then, that have placed me in different high places where I could represent the will of God to those in power.

We must pray then for those same Open Doors, those “coincidences” and favorable circumstances that move God’s people forward in D.C. Pray for Open Doors for Christians in Capitol Hill, the White House, the federal government, the lobbying groups, and media in all forms.

Those open doors are a form of spiritual warfare that the Enemy hates. When God opens a door, no man can shut it. And once God puts His people into the right places — like Esther, Daniel, and Joseph — they can establish His Kingdom in our nation.

Jesus gave the Church the authority to Open Doors to the most hard to reach places, even the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court. I think we all know, our nation desperately needs it.

So let’s use what God gave us!

Step into your authority.

Prayer Points:

-Lord, we pray that You would open the door to the right Kingdom staffers, federal appointees, committee members, lobbyists, advocates, meetings, spiritual advisors and all whom You have sent on assignment to influence our nation for good.

-Lord, we pray that You close every door to the Enemy and anyone who seeks to bring harm to this nation in the White House, Congress, the federal government, the media or any other place of influence.

-Lord, we pray that You give Your Kingdom-minded Christians in Washington, D.C. the spiritual sight to see what doors you are opening for them and the courage to walk through them.

Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Mt 16:9)

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. (2 Cor 10:4)

I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. (Is 22:22)

Do you know someone who would be encouraged by this testimony of God opening doors for believers in Washington? Share this article!

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

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  1. Father, we thank you for this reminder of a powerful spiritual weapon You promised us-
    Keys to Your Kingdom that open and close doors.
    I pray in agreement that our nation needs more open doors for Your hand- picked judges, legislators, staffers and lobbyists to take their positions. May we use our keys!!! Show each of us what our role is in saving the soul of the USA. As we pray” Send me!” we know You hear and will put as at the right place at the right time as the doors open. Thank your for this wonderful Tucker Carlson story that encourages all of us! And we thank You Father, for the GOOD reporters You have in place.May the truth they report, as in this story, bring Your LIGHT !

    Amen! 13
  2. Thank you for sharing your story Casey! This encourages us all! I pray that Almighty God works in His peoples’ hearts and even those who don’t know Him yet, to give them a heart of flesh instead of stone, giving them visions, dreams and Holy Spirit lead steps/actions that brings Him glory and revives our nation back to it’s foundation of God and His purposes for all!

    Amen! 16
  3. Dear Heavenly Father, on this day I fervently pray for this nation. Lord thank you for the clarity and discernment You have given me over the last year, but Lord I must confess, at times it brings me great sadness and distress as well, for I now see clearly how bad some things have gotten, and I despair of the arrogance and blindness of many who were once close to me. Just yesterday I witnessed some of them commit unbelievably unethical and unjust acts against several people who professed Christian beliefs ( behind their backs, of course). I see these people I once counted as friends in a new light. It is as though some spirit of shared wickedness is within them. Lord I have prayed and prayed about this, but I also know what I witnessed in them is part of a far bigger and more sinister pattern. Lord this has infected our nation like a cancer, and I pray You will guide us on this darkening path. In Jesus precious name I pray, O Lord, Amen.

    Amen! 25
  4. This is an excellent strategy, built on solid biblical principles! If you’ll remember there was reporting on a group of wiccans casting curses against #45 during his admin. We mobilized to cover him and the VP without realizing the curses were actually raising up demons in the media, DOD, judiciary, tech, academia and entertainment.

    Amen! 22
  5. Excellent encouragement with Biblical Truth; thank you! With the National Day of Prayer & 1st Friday Fast this month of May, warfare intercession has been particularly intense. Fasting & Prayer is spiritually, emotionally, and physically demanding… and understandably so since Biblical Christians are the ones holding the fabric of our Constitutional Republic together by intervening against the tide of darkness seeking to wash our wayward nation into oblivion. And the world continues persecuting the children of GOD as revealed so poignantly by ‘Voice of the Martyrs’… see ‘’.

    My ‘prescription’ that has worked powerfully for me for the past many decades is ‘Daily Thanksgiving’ that precedes ALL petitions for specific needs. I find remarkable empowerment happens when I spend a short time going over what I cover in the linked post:

    The results have been consistent… conviction sets in to correct my heart attitude; illumination re. the Heart of GOD in prayer; and images come to my remembrance that aid with focused intercession throughout the day. May it provide some comfort and aid to those of us who are experiencing any form of ‘burnout’ or spiritual attack as we all do at times.
    Kingdom Blessings, in HIM… ~Santos

    Amen! 22
  6. I really enjoyed praying for open doors as God directs, and closing doors to the enemy. Ive been floundering a bit since not praying with Lara Trump’s prayer group post 45 Administration SO I AM VERY GLAD IN MY SEARCH TO HAVE FINALLY FOUND IFA!

    Amen! 16
  7. This article is beautiful and presents a way to pray I had not considered. I will start praying this way.
    Thank you for writing and opening us up to pray this way.

    Amen! 26
  8. He is the God who goes ahead and prepares the way for His purposes to be accomplished. Most will not be called for position of importance, but all who believe on the Name of Jesus are placed in a household, a place of work and yes even a church to respond to the call of building the Kingdom of God. Many years ago the Lord instructed me “to give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed sown, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.. For such a measure you use, it will be given to you.”{ Luke6:38} Often this verse was used in a giving of money, but God was speaking to me to give of myself. It was shortly after My husband was offered a job in Ohio and God had spoken I was to go for this would be for the salvation of my family. As I moved forward in obedience and laying down all that I loved about where I lived now I found a deeper relationship with a Personnel God and the salvation of my family of 7. God is faithful and His ways are not ours, but as he teach us us to have an eternal view in our prayers, we can move mountains, “not by might, nor by power but by His Spirit.” God has given me three words for this year Stand, Wait and Watch.

    Amen! 30
  9. Father I thank you that You have not only called us into relationship with You but You have invited and commanded us to STAND on Your Word. Thank You that our weapons of prayer and declaration are mighty🙌🙌 to the pulling down of strongholds so as Your body we stand in the authority You have given us through Jesus and we bind the spirit of division in D.C. and we speak life over our Capitol in Jesus name!! Spirit of manipulation and confusion we bind you and cast you to the ground. We loose a Spirit of unity and Righteousness over our capitol and over our nation🙌🙌We are the UNITED STATES of America and as the body of Christ, seated with Him in the heavenly realms we we proclaim Your kingdom come Your will be done in our nation just as it is in heaven. We pray walls of protection around each servant of the Most High in every dept. in our government. May Your Spirit of boldness rest upon them, give them discernment in every decision and unite them Father. Help them to make connections and give them favor, just like You did with Daniel and Joseph and Esther, Father. Confound the enemy and being his plan of destruction to naught🙌🙌🙌 We proclaim these UNITED states of America to be just that!! UNITED to bring glory to you Father, that we may once again be who You’ve called us to be, salt and light to the nations. Jesus You are coming back for a glorious bride, cleanse us, give us ears to hear You and hearts to seek you. We call it done in The Mighty name of Jesus🙌🙌🙌🙌

    Amen! 54
  10. Thank You Father that You are positioning Your appointees who have taken a stand for righteousness to be Your Voice in a dark place bringing Your Light to the broken systems of man. You are the repairer of the breech. Give these men and woman courage to ‘Stand’ when they have done all. Thank You Father for wisdom for those standing in the gap. May we be faithful to lift them up to Your throne for strength, ingenuity, and power of their convictions to take root around them.

    Amen! 56
  11. When Casey referred to his meeting with Tucker as an Open Door, I immediately saw it as a divine appointment. The sovereignty of God is always behind such divinely appointed open doors. This article also reminded me of 2 things I did in spiritual warfare as a missionary in Christchurch, New Zealand. I noticed in the book of Revelation that whenever the beings in heaven worshipped God, He responded by some form of intervention on earth. When I needed God’s intervention in NZ, I spent time worshiping Him. On one occasion, it resulted in putting an end to the activity of a thief, who was stealing from our property when we were away. On another occasion, it resulted in God raising the water in an unviable well from 13 inches to 30 feet and increasing the yield 400%. There was another time when God told me to do a Jericho march around an apostate church at Cathedral Square. When I went there to do it, I met a Maori Christian, who was doing the same thing for the same reasons. Two months after the Lord returned us to the USA, an 8.2 earthquake brought the steeple down. It was followed by about 4,000 aftershocks and a 7.2 quake, which brought the rest of it down. That second quake also broke off a section of Witch Mountain, where witches and satanists met, and tumbled it into Rapaki Bay. A few years before I did that Jericho march, I asked God to destroy Witch Mt. with an earthquake. A 3.5 quake 3 days later caused a fault that split it in half, but it took the other quakes and aftershocks to complete the answer to my prayers. We lived in Christchurch for 3.5 years and had several divine appointments. I appreciate what Casey said to remind me of God’s intervention through divine appointment that open doors. May God do this for every intercessor, who works with this site.

    Amen! 84
    1. You remind me of my 82 year old missionary friend from New Zealand, who worked with the Maori’s decades ago. She wrote a book called “Jurisdictions” which is about spiritual warfare. Her name is Joye Knauf Alit, and I highly recommend her book to all.

      Amen! 6
  12. Thank you Father for giving us the keys to the kingdom so that whatever we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven & whatever we loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. You are a great Father & today we take our authority as the King’s kids & we declare in the atmosphere that every work of darkness, wickedness, witchcraft & demonic activity that had been unleashed in our nation is bound & we release angelic presence to go forth & clear the atmosphere in our nation’s capital & throughout our nation. We bind up the spirit of confusion & release truth throughout our land. Let your righteousness prevail in our land. Minister healing & deliverance to the hearts of your people. Strengthen the weak knees & the feeble hands so that they may make a plain path to you in Jesus Name Amen.

    Amen! 67
    1. Thank you for a wonderful, powerful prayer. I agree with you in prayer. Where two or three gather in prayer, there to will be Jesus. GOD hears us and are cry’s. Amen 🙏🇺🇸

      Amen! 32

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