Join our Mailing List
ECFA Accredited

Call to leave a prayer that will be heard around the nation.

Call to leave a prayer that will be heard around the nation.


Pray With Others

Record a prayer to share with others.

Dial 844-599-7729

Dial 844-599-7729

Up Next:

Headline Prayer

Articles Videos Events
444 People have read this article


This is a powerful biblical response to the violence in our schools.

“… He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Is 53:12

Some of you may know that my husband and I serve as Regional and Montana coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network. Network leaders Mike and Cindy Jacobs have recently said the network needs to be more proactive in light of events like the recent school shooting in Florida. Specifically, we need to do more than simply pray in the aftermath of events of such human loss and tragedy. While this article is a slightly different style than I would normally write, I want to share some personal testimony of how the Lord has directed us concerning involvement in our local school. My hope is that it will help us all to be proactive in our local regions and schools!

First, I feel led to share that the Lord gave me a word last September that the period from about October 14 through February 14 was going to be one of the most difficult times so far. So it was with a heavy heart that I realized that the date of this recent shooting fell on the last day within this period. I shared this in an article in which I also wrote how the Lord showed me there was a redemptive purpose in all the shaking, as it would cause the saints to take increased possession of the cultural mountains. (Of course public schools are within the Education Mountain.)

“Even non-believers recognize that if God healed once, He can do it again… go God!”

Intercession is more than just prayer – it includes action. Jesus was our example for this. Isaiah 53:12 says, “… He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” Jesus didn’t just pray for us – He died for us. Part of intercession is being willing to act sacrificially to do what others are unable to do for themselves.

Ask For Strategy – Be Motivated By Love

It’s important to ask the Lord for strategy for your particular area and schools. We started by contacting Christian teachers in our school who understood the importance of prayer. Through our connections with them, we were able to lead prayer teams through the halls of the school on multiple occasions. This was done covertly, of course, but with teachers as part of the team it can be done. Again, with teacher participation, we’ve prayed around the buildings and grounds and through parking lots.

Another significant avenue is to volunteer. The Lord led my husband to run for the school board, and he was able to serve for 4 years in this capacity. At one point when the curriculum was up for review, he questioned why Planned Parenthood was giving presentations in the health education classes. “Because they always have,” was the answer given.

He suggested that the health teacher (who had a master’s degree) could present the same information, and together we led an effort to remove Planned Parenthood’s involvement in our school. To do this, we united Believers of all faiths across the spectrum – Catholics, Mormons, Baptists, Fundamentalists, and Charismatics. The Lord also gave me a platform for speaking and a written testimony, so together with my husband’s board position and overwhelming community support – we won! (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The Lord showed us that Planned Parenthood’s removal from our school was important for several reasons. School shootings such as this recent one, are linked to spirits of violence and death, even murder. As abortion providers and aggressors in promoting deviant immoral behavior, Planned Parenthood’s presence in schools is extremely undesirable. Deuteronomy chapters 28 and 30 make it clear that certain lifestyles and choices either bring blessing or cursing – we are to stand in the gap to choose life for our schools (see Deut. 30:19)!

This process also united Believers. This was an extremely divisive issue for our community and we might not have been successful if we’d focused primarily on the issues of abortion or alternative lifestyles. Instead, our approach and focus was always on and for the kids. The Lord genuinely wrecked me by imparting to me how much He loved those unbelieving high school students and was grieved they were being deceived. I encourage you to ask the Lord to give you strategy and also His heart of love!

Open Hearts And Doors

Shortly after this, three Mormon men from our community were asphyxiated by carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty heater in their hunting tent. All were near death, had lost all bodily functions, and had less than 10 percent brain function left. The day of this incident the Holy Spirit gave us direction to call a community-wide prayer meeting at the school since they had probably only hours to live.

Because of the incident with Planned Parenthood, my husband had the Mormon bishop, as well as every pastor and priest in our community on speed dial. He started making calls at 2:00 or 3:00 that afternoon. By 5:00 pm, someone had contacted the local news channel and it was announced on the evening news. We were wondering what we had gotten ourselves into!

“Part of intercession is being willing to act sacrificially to do what others are unable to do for themselves.”

The prayer meeting was set for 7:00 pm to be held under the flagpole outside the high school. To our surprise, several hundred people showed up! With no microphone, under a crisp November sky, we orchestrated a Holy Spirit prayer meeting across all faiths and asked for a miracle of healing for these three men.

And God did it. Not one man died. Not one man has even the slightest brain damage. The testimony was incredible, as many Mormons especially, were drawn closer to the One True God. We still hear testimony today of those affected by this miracle of healing, including doctors and medical professionals who treated them.

And very recently, we had another opportunity to pray at the flagpole for someone’s healing. This time, it was for a teacher who has advanced brain cancer. The school held a benefit for her medical expenses and her husband, who is also a teacher, was very touched and moved when we asked if we could do this. Neither of them attended church or are Believers as far as we know, but after the benefit we again held a multi-faith prayer meeting. Even non-believers recognize that if God healed once, He can do it again… go God!

Strategic Keys Of Intercession

In review, here are some strategies the Lord has shown us. Intercession is more than prayer. Yes, be in prayer for your school (or schools) but also be willing to serve, volunteer, and step out in faith in out-of-the-box ways as the Lord leads.

  • Prayer walk the halls if possible, by connecting with teachers who understand the importance of prayer.
  • Pray around the buildings, grounds and parking lots as well.
  • Ask the Lord for strategy. Consider if a spirit of death, violence or murder is being cultivated by a particular organization with access to the students, such as Planned Parenthood. (Photo via Flickr)
  • Finally, consider serving on your local school board. If that is not your assignment, you could also consider attending meetings to pray. Also, most school board meetings have a format which allows for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. Consider if the Lord would have you thank them for their service, and to let them know you pray daily for their safety, as well as the safety of the students and teachers.

Let’s all be leaders through prayer!

By Diane Lake, Starfire Ministries

Diane Lake is a writer, speaker and minister ordained with both Christian International and Generals International. She and her husband, Allen, co-founded Starfire Ministries with a vision to see the Kingdom established beyond the four walls of the traditional church. They serve as Church Mountain, Regional, and Montana Coordinators for the Reformation Prayer Network (led by Mike and Cindy Jacobs), and as Media Mountain Facilitators for Christian International’s newly emerging “7 Mountain Kingdom Influencer Network.” They have three grown children and are blessed to call beautiful western Montana home.

Originally published at Used with permission.


444 People have read this article

Malicious comments have been posted under false names on this site.

In order to protect the IFA community, you will need to sign up or login to post a comment.


  1. I am a Christian and my wife was a Christian. when my wife died in 2009 of leukemia the Lord told me not to mourn but to thank him that she was with Him. I did and got over the loss much more quickly and got on with life.

  2. printed copies and I am using them in my prayers for young men and our youth. I will also pass on to others.
    To God’s glory we pray in faith by the Holy Spirit
    Brookfield, IL

  3. I am a retired teacher who prays for the schools in our communities and other communities. I have been praying about the best ways to reach out to them and this e-mail has wonderful ideas. Thanks for the encouragement and the ideas!!

Share to My Groups


Forgot password? Click here to reset it.

Don't have a login? Click here to create a new account.

Sign Up to Pray for
Your Elected Officials

You will receive our weekly e-alerts.

Already have a profile? Click here to login.

Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

Our policy and terms of use are applicable in any and all Intercessors for America related websites including but not limited to and  Use of this website indicates agreement with its terms of use policies.

We are concerned about and respect your privacy while visiting our web sites. Intercessors for America will never sell, lease or rent your confidential information, though non-confidential information (name and address) may be given to outside vendors. We always will endeavor to take steps to assure that financial information you provide to us will remain secure. We want you to feel safe in your online experience while visiting our site. We, therefore, request that you take a moment to review the following valuable information.

Collection of Information
Intercessors for America does not collect personal information without your knowledge while you are visiting our web site.

However, Intercessors for America allows you to provide personal information on our web site. The type of information we collect directly corresponds with the service you request. For instance, you can make donations, offer your thoughts, opinions, prayers, concerns, ideas, personal experiences, questions and/or suggestions. The type of information we collect is only voluntary and used for purposes of interacting with the website or with others viewing the website.  Also, the information may be necessary to facilitate our response to your specific request such as your name and contact information.

If you request to have a resource sent to you and/or make a donation, Intercessors for America will collect the information necessary to complete this transaction which may include your contact information, credit card number and other transaction information.

If you offer your thoughts, comments, opinions, concerns, ideas, personal experience testimonies, request prayer, ask questions, etc., Intercessor for America collects that information and may use the information in one of the ways set forth in the following section titled “Use of Information.”

Use of Information
Intercessors for America uses the information provided by you to:

Disclosure/Sharing of Information
As stated above, Intercessor for America does not sell, rent or lease your confidential information to others. On some occasions, vendors will approach Intercessor for America with a product that we determine might benefit our supporters. In that instance, we will provide non-confidential information.

Regarding links to third-party web sites
Intercessors for America’s Privacy Statement does not govern any exchange of information between you and any third party web site. IFA does not monitor, and is not responsible for, the privacy and data use policies of its corporate sponsors. We recommend you review their policies (likely to be found on their web sites) prior to accessing, but especially before sharing any personally identifiable information. Similarly, this Privacy Statement does not govern the privacy practices of any third party web site to which you might link from the IFA website.

Ability to Edit and Delete
If you would like to correct, update, add, or delete personal information, simply let us know by calling us at (800) USA-PRAY, emailing us at or writing us at Intercessors for America P.O. Box 915 Purcellville, VA 20134 and we will respond promptly to your request.

Intercessors for America reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time and requests that you review this policy for updates.

Content Disclaimer
Please understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ( “Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from this website, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, each person is entirely responsible for each individual item (“Item”) of Content that they post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. Please understand that IFA does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content, as much as we try to prevent it, that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. For the health of the IFA community you must agree that you will evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, and that under no circumstances will IFA be liable in any way.  Be wise and understand that IFA does not pre-screen or approve Content generated by our community of website users, but IFA does have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit of the terms of understanding or for any other reason. If you ever find objectionable material please contact us at 800-USA-Pray or use our contact form to notify us.

Questions or Suggestions
Please direct all questions or comments regarding this privacy policy to Intercessors for America at  Intercessors for America P.O. Box 915  Purcellville, VA 20134

This web site may provide links to external web sites maintained by individuals or organizations external to Intercessors for America. Once you access information that links you to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the web site containing the information you have linked to.

Online Personal Safety
We hope and pray that all intercessors involved in Intercessors for America are trustworthy, well-meaning, and have a heart for prayer for our nation.

However, please take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline. People online are not necessarily who they say they are or seem to be. Never give out passwords, credit card information, or other private data. Be very wary of disclosing private information to a stranger you meet via prayer messaging. Even apparently innocent information, like the name of your employer, can be used against you by scammers.

When meeting with someone for the first time to gather to pray or establish a prayer group in your local area, please remember to:

Taking these precautions will help make your online experience safer. Any risk in using Intercessors for America’s online web tools to connect with others is assumed by you. Intercessors for America disclaims any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct by you or any other party using its online web tools.

For more information about online personal safety, check out these resources:

Statement of Use
All of the content, images, logos and photos appearing on this website are copyrighted and are the property of Intercessors for America. Other images, brands or logos are copyright of their respective owners. Information and images found on the site cannot be reproduced either in print or electronically without express written permission from Intercessors for America.

The IFA or GAP Web Site may contain links to third party web sites such as those posted by members of the Get America Praying website.  These third party web sites are not controlled by IFA. The links to these web sites are provided for convenience. IFA is not responsible and assumes no liability for the contents of any of these web sites, and unless expressly stated does not endorse these web sites or their contents, products, or services. IFA is not responsible for the content of any sponsor’s Web page linked to the IFA web site, and the opinions and views expressed on the sponsor’s Web pages do not necessarily reflect those of IFA. The contents of the sponsor Web pages are not reviewed in any way before they are linked to the IFA web page. Intercessors for America reserves the exclusive right to remove any links, posts or members that it deems necessary for any reason. The intended usage of the website is for the facilitation of prayer groups.  Requests for donations other than for the owner of the site, posting of blogs and misuse of site is expressly forbidden.  Inactivity of any group or site for more than 90 days will constitute an automatic removal of the member or group from the site.


Intercessors for America Comments Policy

IFA is a prayerful community of believers interceding for the nation. We want to foster a community of commenters that reflects our values: Prayerful, Truthful, Generous, Hopeful, and Relational.

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments should be reported.

• Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
• Comments including profanity or vulgarity will be deleted.
• Comments that condone, encourage, or incite violence of any kind, for any reason, will not be tolerated.
• Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive should be reported and will be removed. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading, or libelous language.
• Comments that attack an individual directly should be reported.
• Comments that harass other posters should be reported. Please be respectful toward other contributors.

IFA reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know at

Sign Up For Updates
Skip to toolbar