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Father, thank you for the gift of intercession. Thank you for using us. May we be faithful in interceding for all leaders in our nation at this time.

The recent shocking decisions by the Supreme Court have shaken many of us. (If you missed hearing about these tragic and impactful decisions, read IFA’s article here.)

“How could the Supreme Court take that liberty?”

“Has Justice Gorsuch been compromised?”

“How can a Christian justice rule in favor of that?”

Those were some of the laments and comments on the articles we featured outlining the Court’s recent decisions. We were all thinking it.

How could Justice Gorsuch vote contrary to biblical values by validating LGBTQ choices as a civil right? The truth is, we don’t know how he came to that conclusion.  In fact, we don’t really know what is going on in the hearts and minds of our leaders, justices, and officials, even with those who profess a faith in Christ. There is immense pressure from all sides on these decision-makers. Political pressure. Relational pressure. Spiritual pressure. Even dark and threatening pressure that is hard to believe is happening. There are factors weighing on them that no one–not even sometimes their closest confidants–can know.  But God does. They may not even have the strength to cry out to God, but we can on their behalf.

And because God knows what is gnawing at the heart of a justice, or tugging at the pockets of a congressman, our spirit-led intercession for them can make a difference. Our persistent, continual intercession for our leaders can bring results we may never know about, but they are effectual nonetheless.  On the flip side, sometimes seeing the results of the lack of intercession is even more noticeable. Are we seeing that now?

Have we worried more and prayed less? Isn’t it true that some leaders are just easier to pray for? Our assignment, intercessors, to pray for all leaders, is critical. Paul knew that leaders needed intercession to be able to fulfill their role as leaders of the land–the instruction he gives in 1 Timothy 2:1-2 is very clear. And the result is clear as well.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

Things are not very peaceful at the moment.

The spiritual battle we wage through our intercession is more critical and needed than ever. Leaders today have the full force of the spirits of darkness coming against them. Our heavenly position out of the way of the pull and tug of the daily decisions allows us to intercede on a higher plane and viewpoint. But as broad and strategic as our prayer can be, intercession can also meet the most intimate need of those we are uplifting. And in those moments, they are seeing God answer in a personal way–powered perhaps by your intercession.

One thing is for sure. We are not going to see fewer spiritual battles for the heart of our nation. As we ramp up for the 2020 election, it is guaranteed that warfare will increase and at breakneck speed. Who would have guessed the things that are facing us today? For example, those who prayed persistently for Vice President Pence may not have known what they were praying him up for–heading the coronavirus task force.  Intercession is an amazing miracle: The work of the Holy Spirit prompting us to pray. The love of the Father toward those we are covering. And the redemptive power of Jesus that can break in and affect a situation. We as intercessors are a part of that miracle. What a privilege. What an honor. What an assignment. Keep praying. It matters.

 

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(Kris Kubal is the Director of Strategic Resources and Engagement for Intercessors for America.)

 

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sonia Hernandez
June 21, 2020

I have experience first hand the power of intercession I have a prayerline and we prayed fora person whos had to decide to renmove the very breath his mother breath because of a stroke we prayed on our sunday prayerline and that same week tuesday to be exact God hear our intercession and she is off the respiratory ,in a rehab getting stronger by the days to God be all the Glory amen

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Yvonne J
June 21, 2020

I have been a Prophetic Intercessor for over 30 years.
I have seen many miracles from my prayers…but very recently a week ago, Holy Spirit woke me @ 6AM to pray and “wrap my arms around my 13 yr old granddaughter and pray protection over her! (She lives 770 miles away and I haven’t seen in over 6 years)…I started praying in the Spirit until I felt a release. Later that day, I was notified she had been in a canoeing accident in white water….she saved herself and the life of a 4yr old girl
and floated to safety!!!
No injuries except few bruises! PRAISE GOD FOR WAKING ME TO PRAY!!!
We have to cover our Country and our children daily if Faith-filled prayers…not Fear! God is still on His Throne…not the enemy!

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    Lenna
    June 21, 2020

    Thank you for the reminder of the Power we have through Jesus…. Guide us Lord, lead us Lord and quicken our spirits within us tp do Your work!

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    Debora
    June 21, 2020

    Praise Jesus 🙏🏻

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Gerald Donahue
June 20, 2020

every night i pray May God Bless all our elected/appointed officials in government, state, local, & federal, executive, legislative, & judicial that they see the Right and Do It.

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Linda_Coleman-Orso
June 20, 2020

I_responded.__Thank_you_for_all_you_do.__this_ministry_is_so_needed.

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Sherry
June 20, 2020

Timothy 1:8-11 English Standard Version (ESV)
8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,[a] liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound[b] doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
Lord I pray for our Supreme Court Justices that Your Holy Spirit will guide them, open their hearts and eyes and ears to Your counsel and rule accordingly. Protect them from threats against them or their families or others who have evil intentions. Put the full armor over them. Lord I pray for those in the homosexual lifestyle or transgender movement to be visited by the Holy Spirit to hear the TRUTH, to understand God’s Will and plan for healthy relationships based on 1 man and 1 Woman marriage. For a family to be 1 father and 1 Mother. Lord please help! We are desperate for Repentance and Revival in the Church and the lost here in America and throughout the World. In Jesus name. Amen

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Brenda Dormann
June 20, 2020

AMEN Jackie. I agree with your prayer. Truly our nation stands at a crossroad ‘ choose this day whom you serve ‘
May the LORD yet have mercy on our nation. Let us repent of
our sin and failure to pray for our leaders and Justices .

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Stacy Hobbs
June 20, 2020

Father God you love people but You said in the world we will have tribulation but Jesus has overcome the world as Your return draws closer we chose to draw closer to You & be bold and courageous in prayer,intercession & evangelism loving people going out in power, healing the sick,raising the dead and delivering those opressed of the devil. Show us Your glory Lord!!! Save now!!!
Amen

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Mary
June 20, 2020

I agree with the chief justices on this matter, we are to hate the sin not the sinner, and firing someone because you found out his lifestyle is radically different than yours is an affront to true Christianity.
How is the person to find the freedom in the Gospel unless he can see it demonstrated in the lives of those around him. We are to be the light of the world, fear, hatred, intolerance are indications of darkness. That does not mean I approve of their lifestyle but the only reason a person should be fired is because they are not doing their job.

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    Christine
    June 20, 2020

    I think the problem arises that you will have to hire someone LGBT whether you want to or not, whether they are capable of doing the job or not – because they can cry discrimination whenever they want to now. If you have someone on the job you were considering firing for poor work performance you will not be able to fire them if they say “I am gender fluid” or whatever other problem they claim to have.

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    jodi Klein
    June 22, 2020

    Mary – The transgender man wasn’t doing his job. He was flagrantly misrepresenting the values of his place of employment. What about all the folks who come to Harris funeral home, having selected it because of its Christian element, in a state of deep grief and mourning only to be greeted by someone whose dress would be offensive to them? What about the employer rights of Mr. Harris to have employees who will represent what his business stands for? Was this decision loving to them?

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Jackie Prentiss
June 20, 2020

Has Gorsuch been compromised? He has been bullied by Chuckey schumer. Remember he threatened Gorsuch & Kavanaugh. During the abortion rally. Roberts who has caved to the left more than once chided schumer but why is schumer still working? Double standards at its worse. Had it been a Republican he would’ve been ousted immediately. Lord expose the continual evil deeds perpetrated by liberals. They are bullies & they don’t honor YOU or want YOU on their platform. They act as if they are indestructible but, YOU weld the ultimate power. Thank You Lord for exposing all of their dark evil deeds. May Gorsuch realize that he didn’t just sucker punch the Nation but he took authority that You & ONLY YOU are authorized. In Jesus name I pray this. AMEN

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