YOU MAY BE KEY TO REVIVAL IN OUR GOVERNMENT AND THE NATION
Last week, the community that follows this D.C. Insider column prayed for Capitol Hill, for members of Congress to have hope and courage in the midst of pitched battle for our country. We thanked God that many members are beginning to recognize that we need God’s divine wisdom to solve our nation’s problems, that we can’t figure it all out by ourselves.
This week, we have a new assignment.
Insider Intercessory Intelligence
I spoke with a staffer on Capitol Hill, a prophetic intercessor who is on the front lines in the fight for the future of our nation. This person gave firsthand insight for our community of intercessors to engage in prayer.
Staffers basically live more at the hill than they do at home…I would pray, send laborers into the Hill. This idea of serving our country…Send laborers to the Hill. That is always my number one. Send the laborers to this Hill that would be willing to share the gospel whether it’s with a member, a staffer or a janitor, that the gospel would be preached to the ends of the Hill because the Hill reaches the ends of the nation.
If you reach the Hill, you reach the nation. If a move of God were to impact the Hill… the Hill represents every state, and I think that’s so powerful. If we impact every state…I see it as a Hill and water flows down the Hill. There’s nothing it won’t touch if you impact the top to the bottom.
My source went on to point out that Washington, D.C. has people from all over the nation who come for a few years and go back home. We also have people come from all over the world. If D.C. was set on fire, those who come could take that fire back home with them and set fires all over the nation and the world.
But there’s also something about bottom to top, so that’s why I’m so passionate about the workers who work here, staff, interns, even the intern Bible study I’m a part of, seeing them see that Jesus is real, that they can stand up for what the Word of God says, teaching them how to stand up for those beliefs in the workplace. Knowing that when they leave ….they are going to their community and impacting the nation. We have staffers coming from Oregon to California…to Pennsylvania to New York. Every single state is represented, but they only stay in D.C. for so long unless they become a bureaucrat. They normally go back to their places, but it’s like man, if the Hill became this place of revival, where people come to life here. We are sending torches, torchbearers to every state in the nation and our nation affects the nations of the world so…I just see there’s something to fight for here.
I also spoke to a different Capitol Hill staffer who recently started a Bible study on the Hill, and I personally know of multiple House Churches that have started amongst Capitol Hill staffers. On top of that, I know of multiple women who have members of Congress meet together to worship and pray. God is working in Washington, D.C., no matter what we read on the news!
The Lord is always working.
As Jesus said, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” (John 5:17)
Don’t you know that the Enemy is always sending people to Washington, D.C. to enact his kingdom of darkness? He has a steady stream of servants, some unwitting and others not, who are tearing down the foundations of this nation.
God has called his servants, especially young people around the nation, to move to D.C. to influence our nation for good and to bring the Kingdom of God. But how will they go, let alone thrive, if the intercessors do not hold them up in prayer?
With this in mind, let us pray:
Father, we ask that you send laborers into the harvest! Send your called ones to carry your Kingdom to Capitol Hill, and preserve them from corruption and spiritual attack once they are there.
Jesus, we pray also that you would protect the laborers who you have already sent to Capitol Hill. Keep them strong and pure of heart, fully connected to you, the Word of God, and Christian community.
Lord, we pray for Bible studies and House Churches you have raised up on Capitol Hill. We ask that you release your Presence and bring healings, salvations, deliverances, and a full release of your Kingdom on Capitol Hill for janitors, interns, staffers, members and anyone else who works there.
Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:
“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’” -John 9:35-38
“But He answered them, My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.’” -John 5:17
“…my people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Will you commit to pray for Capitol Hill staffers to come to know Jesus and take the Gospel to the entire nation?
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. (Photo Credit: Canva.)
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