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Lord, we ask that You would continue to change our government officials hearts and turn them more towards You each and every day. We are crying out for Your help for our nation and it's leaders.

The power of prayer is undisputed. That’s why we pray.  We have seen it change things.  In our own life and the lives of those around us.

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Thousands of intercessors and prayer warriors across our nation have passionately prayed and continue to pray for God to heal and deliver our nation. Many of us are waiting in anticipation for this awesome event to take place.  For something drastic to happen that will change everything. God can do that. Nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible with God. Yet if we look back through the pages of time to discover how God changed cities and nations, the answer may be quite different from what we would expect.

First, let me acknowledge, there were a few times God executed judgment on a city. Still, He made sure His people were removed and safe before that judgment was released.

So, how then does God change a city or a nation? The answer to this is chronicled throughout the pages of the Bible. When God set his face to change a nation or a region, He first changed a person.

Look at the deliverance of the children of Israel from Egypt.  God could have destroyed Egypt and took His people out, but He didn’t.

And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt” (Ex 3:7-10.)

He appeared to Moses and gave him instruction.  He then sent Moses to deliver the people. He even said to Moses, “I will send YOU to bring my people out.”

God used a man to change the nation and to deliver his people.

How about Saul in the New Testament.  God appeared to him and changed him completely.  He became Paul, whom we know so well. Through that one act, thousands were touched and converted.  The same with Peter.  A man who was once afraid to acknowledge his relationship with Jesus was touched by God and changed entire cities for God.

Still my favorite is the woman at the well.

She met Jesus by accident, or so she thought.  He spoke to her and revealed who He was.  Those few moments changed her entire life.  She went into the city to let everyone know of her experience.  In doing so, an entire city came to Jesus.  For the remainder of her life, she told others about Jesus – city after city was changed because of her one-time encounter with the Living Water.

John 4:39-42 says, “And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.” o when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of His own word. Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

The encounter with Jesus changed her – then, and only then was the city changed…through this woman and her words.

Do you want to see your city change?  Have you been praying diligently for change?  Are you willing to be the change?

God works through people.  He always has and He always will.

We see it time and again.  A minister will visit a certain city, preaching the gospel and sharing the power of God, and that city will change for the better.  Whole nations have come to God because of one person.  Are you willing to be the one he sends?

When we pray and ask God to change our city, are we also willing to be the one whom he can use to make that change?  Moses did not want to be the one.  He felt incompetent, yet God chose him.  God equipped him and backed up every word he spoke to Pharoah.  He will do the same for you.

Sometimes all we need to do is pray.  Other times, we need to be willing to be the answer to that prayer if God so chooses.

Moses, Esther, King David, the woman at the well – all these mighty men and women of God were chosen for such a time as this…could it be that you are as well?

As for changing our nation.  Yes, we must continue to pray that God changes the people in office.  We must call forth divine encounters with God for the leaders of our nation.  Let’s pray God reveals himself to them in such a mighty way that they cannot deny His existence.  That they would bow down and worship the one true God.  It’s not time to stop praying.

Beyond that, we must be willing to be the answer to those prayers if that is God’s plan.  It is time to pray and time to be willing to act when God calls. God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.

Pray: Lord, we ask that You would continue to change our government officials’ hearts and turn them more towards You each and every day. We are crying out for Your help for our nation and it’s leaders.

Your turn: Could you be one of those?  Are you willing to be one of those? Share in the comments.

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 iStock.)

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Susan CC
June 12, 2022

I agree with Kim, “It’s not time to stop praying.” Jesus Christ died on The Cross to give us access to the His Abba, The Almighty, The Maker of Heaven and earth. We must keep working it out.

Jesus said: https://www.openbible.info/topics/belief
The work of God is this: to believe in the One He has sent.
Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me.
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
I have come into the world as light, whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness.
And to the father asking Jesus for a miracle, “ if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” Jesus answered, “If You can?” “All things are possible to him who believes!”

אֱמוּנָה emunah/belief: firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

Dear Abba Father, You loved the world so much that You gave Your one and only Son to give eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. You didn’t send Jesus into the world to condemn us but to save us. You said in Isaiah: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will never be shaken. Forgive our unbelief Lord, we know our help is in You alone. Would You keep us unshaken by world events Father? Today, would You call a multitude of unbelievers out of the darkness into the Light of Christ? I ask this in belief. I ask this with an unwavering desire to see the influence of the adversary demolished. I ask this to glorify You. What glorifies You Lord is for our good. I ask this and so much more in the Name of Jesus Christ, in whom I believe. Amen

Ephesians 4:27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

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MG
June 12, 2022

Heavenly Father,
Create in us a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Give us the mind of Christ to ead us into the work you have established for our hands. You alone can accomplish great things. As Joseph said to Pharoah, I cannot, but God can! May we be ready, willing and fully equipped to usher in Your kingdom wherever we are. I pray for each city to have a woman or man who meets Christ at the well. May your living water flow. In Jesus name.

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    Mrs D
    June 14, 2022

    Father,
    Thank You so much that at our rebirth, we received a new, clean heart/spirit and the mind of Christ directly from You. We thank You also that we have the privilege and joy of fellowshipping with You, renewing and developing these redeemed features through exploring Your character, ways and plans as we nourish ourselves on Your Word. We commit to doing our parts through reliance on and instruction/guidance of the indwelling presence of Holy Spirit.
    Father, we thank You that You have chosen us to be Your hands, Your feet, Your authority and Your voice to accomplish the “greater works” through Your anointing. We unite willingly, eagerly and courageously going out with joy and being led forth in peace to bring glory to Your Name.

    Ezekiel 26:36 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
    I Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
    II Corinthians 5:21 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
    John 15:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
    Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 13 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
    John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
    John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
    Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
    II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
    Isaiah 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

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Mollie Gruennert
June 12, 2022

Heavenly Father,
Create in us a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Give us the mind of Christ a lead us into the work you have established for our hands. You alone can accomish great things. As Joseph said to Pharoah, I can not, but God can! May we be ready, willing and fully equipped to usher in Your kingdom wherever we are. I pray for each City to have a woman or man who meets Christ at the well. May your living water flow. In Jesus name.

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Jim Reed
November 19, 2021

Amen. We are praying for a revival and/or A Great Awakening by the grace of God Almighty.

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Marsha Bashor
November 19, 2021

I agree, please a lord change the hearts of the government officials and please flood the next election with Christian conservatives who will honor you and honor the Constitution. Thank you. 💟

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Bob Huseby
November 18, 2021

Great verses and word Susan and Deborah!!
Everyone please realize all that is happening this very day. As a pro-life activist my opinion has fallen on deaf ears for years. Evan among pastors and believers active in church. It seamed th body had become complacent regarding abortion. And yet here we are with an actual date fr th scotus to act after all these years!!! This is so obviously th work of God Himself.
And concurrently Washington’s vaccine mandates is weakening ever day as more and more states vow not to comply…. So here’s my point….Don’t we want to b a warrior on th battlefield when th victory is won!!! Let’s swarm th evil in our land with our intercession and praise !!’

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    Susan CC
    November 18, 2021

    Thank you Bob, your comment reminded me of Elisha before the army of the King of Aram. I encourage you to read this account of God’s power and mercy. Yes, the Lord is building up His earthly army and we are privileged to be “enlisted!” May we never tire of intercession and praise. May our Praise of Jesus Christ overwhelm the enemy today, tomorrow and every day as we lift up abortion, abuse and neglect of children, border chaos, violence in our cities, godless leadership, drugs, breakdown of families….and everything that the enemy intends to separate us from love of Christ….He is interceding for us!
    https://biblehub.com/2_kings/6.htm (verses 8-23)
    Romans 8:34-35

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Deborah Foster
November 18, 2021

Not only change their hearts but to remove those who violently oppose righteousness

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Susan CC
November 18, 2021

Isaiah 43:13 “Even from eternity I am He, and none can deliver out of My hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”
Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of the faithless destroys them.
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Psalm 141:2 May my prayer be set before You like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering.

Dear Heavenly Father, in recent times, our leaders and nation have fueled our daily prayers. I hope they please You because it is my belief, we as a nation do not. Our heart’s desire is to see a strong America once again, a country strong in faith and action. So I humbly pray for leaders of integrity, men and women appointed by You. I ask for Godly favor and authority in their leadership to soundly reject all plans and strategies intended for harm. Thank You for for Your Son Jesus Christ, the Author and Perfecter of our faith. May He be known to ALL. May our prayers be set before you like incense, may they be well pleasing to You Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

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