We Can Change the Narrative
We Can Change the Narrative
Words are powerful. Scripture commands us to use our words wisely. Life and death are in our tongue – we must use our words to create the world we desire to live in, one of blessing and not of cursing. May our words bring light to the darkness. We see this principle desperately needed as we look at our world today. With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a ‘summer of rage’ as been threatened by those who are pro-abortion. As a nation, the curse of millions of aborted babies has finally been lifted. We must continue to declare our release of this curse within all our states. While many are declaring unending and escalated violence because of the Supreme Court’s decision, we must remember that we have the authority to change the narrative. It is the same principle of Derek Prince’s foundational book, Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting. History belongs to the intercessors.
- God Calls Us Blessed
How shall I curse whom God has not cursed? And how shall I denounce whom the Lord has not denounced? (Numbers 23:8)
Father, we thank You that man cannot speak words of cursing over us, or our nation, because You call us blessed. We are one nation under God and therefore, we shall remain continually blessed. We declare the curse associated with aborting babies has been removed from our land. Thank You for that! We cover the Supreme Court justices in the blood of Jesus and declare they are protected as the angels of God encamp about them. We ask You to stop every evil attack – whatever the enemy has planned we say it stops here and now for we are a blessed land. In Jesus’ name.
Download this article as a prayer guide! Click HERE.
- No Weapon Will Prosper
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 54:17)
Father, we have a promise from Your Word. That promise says no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We declare any weapon of violence or rage that the enemy has planned against Your people or against our nation will not prosper. We stand in agreement that violence ends today. We plead the blood of Jesus over our cities, our states, and our churches. We thank You that we dwell in a peaceable habitation and in quiet resting places. We declare peace and protection over every city and state in this land.
- We Have Authority
Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
In the name of Jesus, we have all authority over the enemy, we accept that authority and we choose to walk in it. We come into agreement today and release the fulness of that power against all the power of the enemy. We render him helpless and hopeless in Jesus name. Instead, we resist the enemy, and he must flee from us in the mighty name of Jesus.
- Bind the Strongman
Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:18-19)
“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.” (Matthew 12:43-45)
Today, we bind the strongman of murder and violence, and command it to go from our nation in Jesus’ name. We loose the delivering power of God to saturate this nation and its people. We say God’s people are strong and do great exploits in the mighty name of Jesus. We declare we stand firm against every spirit associated with abortion. These spirits must go back to where they came from now. God, we ask You to totally cleanse our nation from all effects of this curse – state by state. We plead the blood of Jesus over our states and declare Your will be done in each state concerning abortion. We declare it abolished in Jesus’ name, once and for all. We further declare, this spirit will not come into our nation a second time, nor will it bring seven more spirits with it. We cover this entire situation with the blood of Jesus Christ and call it filled to the brim with the glory of God. We declare this spirit of murdering babies is gone from our nation and it will not return. Amen.
- Power in Our Words
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21)
Your Word says life and death are in our words, today we release LIFE. We release the Zoe life of God into our nation and into God’s people. We declare our nation is a pro-life nation – every single state has taken a pro-life stand in Jesus name. We cry out for mercy, and we declare all curses associated with abortion must leave our nation and each state, as they align with Your will. We release life into the Body of Christ and life into our nation – this day, may it be so, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- Grant Us Boldness
Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (Acts 4:29-31)
Father, behold their threats. Grant us great boldness that we would continue to stand on Your Word, declare Your truth and Your will concerning abortion. As we agree and declare Your will, we ask that You shake our nation with Your glory and heal our land. Holy Spirit, hover over this land, bring healing to all those affected by abortion. We declare our land is healed from all the effects of years of abortion on demand. The Blood of Jesus cleanses our land this day, in the mighty name of Jesus.
7. Justified by Our Words
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word man may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words, you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. (Matthew 12:35-37)
God, our words are important, we choose to speak words of life, and we refuse to align with evil words. We will not receive them nor repeat them. We will not come into agreement with negative words, in Jesus’ name. Instead, we stand firm on Your word that says when we humble ourselves, seek Your face and repent, You will heal our land. We are seeing the healing of our land beginning to manifest, thank You for that! Help us God to keep our words continually aligned with Your Word and Your promises to us. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Download this article as a prayer guide! Click HERE.
Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com. Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash.
Partner with Us
Intercessors for America is the trusted resource for millions of people across the United States committed to praying for our nation. If you have benefited from IFA's resources and community, please consider joining us as a monthly support partner. As a 501(c)3 organization, it's through your support that all this possible.
Thanks for Praying!
You can post a prayer to share with others.
Prayer Responses (2)
Receive updates from IFA
Join up with your local group and participate in God’s plan for your area.
Each day when I look out our kitchen window at our beautiful community, I pray the ‘Our Father…’ and salute and pray the “Pledge of Allegiance”- although I have taken the liberty to add two critical phrases to our Pledge… I add “Constitutional Republic for which it stands… and “…under The GOD of the Holy Bible, indivisible…”
We are at a watershed moment in human history, for the Body of Christ must RISE UP daily and confess and profess the Truth of the Sovereignty of YHVH GOD in our lives AND in our wayward nation. Are WE clear? These Guidelines are useful to check our hearts:
We will ‘see’ the Reality of The Greatest Awakening in the History of Mankind BREAK FORTH this very year… Decades of Blessings are on the near Horizon! Mark my Words:
Kingdom Blessings to ALL who love the LORD of Glory… in HIM, ~Santos
All who love the Lord, we need to bear in mind, that a truth taken too far is no longer truth. While it is true that “death and life are in the power of the tongue” (blessing and cursing), and we need to make sure our spring is not polluted, it is God who turns the hearts of kings, not we ourselves. It is God who raises one up and brings another down. Proverbs 18:21 misapplied becomes a mixture of the false teaching/doctrine of Word of Faith, (faith in faith rather than faith in God), and can even run into the domain of a kind of “christian witchcraft” where we start to use words to “control” outcomes – this is not the same thing as a prophetic word rightly applied to a situation under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We need to know and understand, that in many places in this great nation, ungodly doctrines, false teachers/prophets have been embraced by churches who did not shepherd and oversee their congregations as the Lord’s word makes clear. So, saying that “we must use our words to create the world we desire to live in” is an over reach of the scripture – as we know what kind of world the bible tells us we will inhabit in the last days. And Jesus did not tell us to change the world by making decrees, he told us to spread the gospel, to love one another deeply, to forgive freely, to speak up for those who are oppressed, to submit to God and resist the devil and he will flee. He told us to seek him with all our heart and to pray without ceasing. He told us to not grieve the Holy Spirit and to take heed that we are not deceived.
While we certainly want to make room for the gift of prophecy, words of wisdom and knowledge, but filter out all that is attached to our flesh – because our flesh always wants to operate in power and control, which is easily corrupted into a subtle form of “religion” that is actually rooted in witchcraft. Discern brothers and sisters!
Yes, yes, yes! May this message be seared upon our hearts! And in the Name of Jesus Christ, I say amen to each word.
Dear Dumbfounded & self appointed “authority” of God’s word;
You come across as prideful and perhaps a spirit of cold love.
Maybe a religious spirit too.
Please forgive me, but that was uncalled for. In unity is the commanded blessing…..(my understanding) however, that’s probably taken out of context as well.
I agree with you Nancy- His lengthy comment has some truth and caution, yet it appears to me that he is limiting the LORD of Glory in how and when His Spirit ‘quickens’ a verse of Holy Scripture to our personal hearts.
Rabbinical scholars teach that a portion of Scripture in the entire Bible can have as many as four viable applications: 1) In context of course with respect to history; 2) In teaching, referring to types and shadows- examples for our edification; 3) In a cyclical manner- as a repetition of historical reality; & 4) As a ‘prophetic’ statement of what is has yet to manifest.
There is unfathomable depths of Wisdom that our Holy Father Desires to reveal to us through His Holy Word AND in personal communion; as it says in Proverbs 25:2… “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search it out.” Be Blessed!
Thank you for these powerful prayers for our land to dispel all the evil that abortion has brought to it. I declare victory in Jesus’ name! Amen.
I am continually dumbfounded by the things I read in these articles. Why do we continue to take scripture out of context to make points, build sermons, and create doctrine? This has been one of the may errors of the church throughout history. Please look at scripture in context, and understand who the audience is of that particular passage. Everything in scripture is not written to “you.”
That being said… where in His Word, does God call us blessed? As a nation? As the United States of America? The answer: nowhere.
The verse being used for point 1 from Numbers had to do with Balak hiring Balaam to curse Israel. There is a principle there that can be extracted out in that if God has blessed someone or something, no man can undo that… but, we can’t just go and say God has called us blessed, so therefore we can’t be cursed… especially if God is the one cursing.
He has called the Church blessed. He has never called the USA blessed.
Personally, I don’t see the overturning of Roe as a lifting of the curse over this nation for the 50 years of legal abortion. In case you haven’t noticed, people are still raging for the right to take the life of the unborn, states are saying they will pay to bring you into their state to have an abortion, and corporations are saying they will pay for their employees to go to another state to have an abortion.
Somehow, this new stance shows the curse has been lifted?
Are we moving in the right direction? Maybe. Much work to be done. Much repentance is needed.
I don’t mean to be a downer here, but we must be realistic and truthful. All of this binding and loosing nonsense achieves nothing. The heart of man is desperately wicked. Unless people have a change of heart, which is a work of the Lord, you can bind all the demons you want. Man will just pick up the slack. We tend to forget that the Bible says none are good, none are righteous, all have turned aside to follow after their own path.
The “no weapon formed against you shall prosper” also wasn’t given to all and needs to be looked at in context. Lots of weapons are “prospering” right now and have been for the 2000 year history of the Church. But in the end, those weapons did not prosper because the blood of the martyrs helped to seed the church. We look at this verse through natural eyes instead of spiritual eyes. Don’t forget, the same man who said we are more than conquerors, lost his head to a Roman executioner. Was he wrong? Nope. Paul opened his eyes to behold the glory of the Lord. Victory is far more different than we may think.
All this being said, don’t give up praying for the hearts and minds of men and women. They are the target of the enemy. I don’t find any evidence in scripture that the Apostles bound any demons, but they cast them out, freed minds, and brought souls to Jesus. Maybe that should be our prayer, which is more in line with what we see in scripture.
Either way, look up people, our redemption draws near. Jesus is coming, soon and very soon. Let’s snatch some from the fire before it’s too late.
Genesis 12.1-3 says YHVH will bless the Nations who bless Israel. God is restoring Israel and will bless our Nation if we co-operate with Him.
Yes, it does say that… but in part we have done more to divide the land than bless Israel.
Still, we try to divide the land, which brings a curse. We support, we divide, we bless, we curse.
That being said, with the abortion issue, redefining marriage, support of homosexuality, divorce, and a slew of other sins… we can be sure judgment is knocking at the door if it hasn’t already begun.
Yes, but Judgement is the reward to the righteous and the penalty to the wicked. God can uproot the wicked, simultaneously planting the righteous. As for Nations, they will be separated as Sheep Nations (blessed) or goat Nations(cursed) based on how they have treated the King of Israel’s people. Matthew 25. Perhaps the USA is so divided because we have pushed the devilish Two-State plan???
Monte, great point, that judgement is a good thing to the eyes of the righteous, even if it’s painful to live through, witnessing the suffering of others is not easy, especially when it spills over into others lives, like we’ve seen so acutely since 2020 here in the states….personally I think that’s part of why Poppa God hates sin so much, because sin damages more than the sinner.
You make a good point about not taking scripture in context and creating doctrines out of a misapplied verse(s). We have something of a famine in the land of good, solid, biblical teaching and a proliferation of all kinds of influences blended with the gospel. We also, in the church – have a similar intolerance to correction that we find in our culture. That said, we all want (with the exception of those that don’t of course!) our nation to prosper, we all want peace in the land and for the unity in the body of Christ (again, except those that belong to the enemy’s camp) Someone commented that we want unity because that is where the blessing is (true biblical doctrine) Yet unity that is based in false doctrine and not in the Holy Spirit, is actually not unity at all, but a divisive maneuver of the enemy to draw people away from Christ and into idolatry. Recently, in my time of prayer with the Lord, he spoke this to my heart: that in times of deepest darkness in the land, could he not raise up a Reformer out of even atheistic soil…. and I had to say, “Yes, Lord – you absolutely could! You have turned the world upside down before and brought light into darkness, do it again!”
Be encouraged and set your face like flint when the winds of opposition blow – which they will…..”but the wise man built his house upon the rock…..”
Glory to about Name Jesus! Thank Youfor giving Donna the clarity of truth here, courage to say it, out loud and compassion to say it with tender loving care. Help every believer take this to heart and repent, deeply, to each one of our core. For Your glory, honor and pleasure Lord.
The Lord has to remind me that it is the Word that is powerful and sharper than a two edged sword. It needs to be reiterated for the many issues we are facing’: our military, police, land grabs by China and Chinese sympathizers including rare earth, trucking and a upper lines and food and finances
We can speak and pray the life giving Word rather than walk about in anxiety wringing our hands.Note it is the enemy saying things get worse and can’t change. Put on your armor and use that sword and a shield.
To a degree, I agree… but the Word of God also says things will get worse… and worse… and worse, as the end of days approaches.
Sometimes, I think we fight too hard to hold on to a life that is but a vapor.
But yes, no anxiety for the believer. Stand strong. Resist the devil. Reach the lost. Time is coming to it’s end.
I am in total agreement with this. However, the very first paragraph gives me pause. There are Christians who seem to feel sorrow for the women instead of the babies! As a Christian, I tend to speak out for the babies, and certain people consider me unloving. I do not condemn the women who are forced into this by unloving and difficult family members. It’s the ‘in your face’ attitude I can’t tolerate. Some Christians think to speak out is NOT Christian, and that we must simply be compliant, not get involved in politics! If that were true, we would still be under British rule. How should I respond to such criticism?
We should feel sorrow for everyone involved… not forgetting the father of the child who often has no say in the decision.
In an abortion, there are 3 lives that are destroyed. While I agree that the “in your face” attitude of those we see raging for their so called rights, we can’t forget that they are lost and in need of salvation. The enemy has blinded their eyes and they need the light of Jesus Christ to break through that darkness.
We also can’t forget what Paul says in Ephesians 2:
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
We were once in darkness too. Only by grace were we saved.
Hugs to you Mary Ann❣️I love your honest transparency and humble heart.
Babies ought to get a lions share of compassion…abortion is DeSIGNED to kill that teeny, tiny life. And especially nowadays, the arrogant, brutality in most women’s faces and voices on the pro abortion side don’t inspire much compassion. But they need it…as much as those terrorists chopping off heads in allah’s ‘honor’.
Honestly, my prayer especially lately has been your question…Lord please show each one of us, Your children, how to love well, much and without hypocrisy, to show it, to speak truth in that kind of real love. It so takes courage to be genuinely kind. Massive sisterly she bear hugs sisterfriend❣️
Great article, Kim. It so clearly states what I have believed for years- that the church needs to put aside these man-made doctrinal differences ,denominational pride,and stop giving the devil a foothold. If we would wake up, come together in unity, and move in our God-given authority, we would change our nation and world. Nothing is going to happen until we learn to put our petty differences aside and be the Body of Christ. I pray fervently for revival-one that will be a unifying force for ALL Christians. In Jesus’ precious name.
I think it would be good to have a conversation about what this “God-given authority is” in scripture, and how the word of God defines it. You hear those terms thrown around a lot, and I absolutely agree that there is an authority granted to disciples of Jesus (which is not necessarily the same thing as people who say they believe but do not actually strive to obey God and his word) – because the Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20 makes it clear that all authority belongs to Jesus and he authorizes his church to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them…. teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” It also says in Mark 16:17-20 “And these signs will follow those that believe. In My name they will cast out devils; (we’ve got a lot of work to do here! Plenty of devils that need casting out!) they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents ;(I think of Paul on the isle of Malta) and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” James 5:14-15 talks about the person who is sick going to the elders of the church “and the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
I see a lot of sick people in the church, a lot of people oppressed by demons, but few who walk by faith and do the works of God with the authority God has in his word and by his Spirit granted. Yet we want to command principalities and powers to be bound over our nation. Maybe we need to focus on getting these demonic powers cast out of our own lives and the lives of those in the church, so the power of God can come as we are obedient to do what he has already commanded. To operate in the authority of God, we have to be a people UNDER the authority of God in obedience to his commands. Thankfully, I have discovered little outposts of believers who are walking in Godly authority, but I would say they are definitely the exception, not the rule.
If only…No regrets! https://theprayersentry.com/2022/07/02/if-only/
Help me understand #5 praying “We release the Zoe life of God…” What is Zoe life of God?
I wondered the same thing!
Just looked it up.
Zoe is Greek for ‘life’, meaning intellectual or spiritual life rather than animal/plant life, which was called ‘bios’ (then root of the word biology)
Just looked it up.
Zoe is Greek for ‘life’, meaning intellectual or spiritual life rather than animal/plant life, which was called ‘bios’ (then root of the word biology)
Zoe Life: The God kind of life. Eternal life.
Merciful Father, thank you for your selfless love and grace with the covering of your precious son, Jesus’ blood. Lord, help us to grasp the power in His blood, and the authority You have given us in His name. Let us use that power and authority to glorify and exalt you, Holy One, above all.
Amen and Amen