ASSIGNED BY YOUR TEAM LEADER
“Behold, bless the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord,
who serve by night in the house of the Lord.” (Psalm 134:1)
Please cover whatever you can tonight in prayer; this material is meant to serve as a guide to prayer only. Thank you so much for your own service to the King during tonight’s NIGHTWATCH.
TOPIC FOR THE SECOND WATCH: THE GOVERNMENT
Key verse: Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,“ says the Lord, “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
1. Pray for our FAMILIES -- government begins at home!
2. Pray for President Donald J. Trump
3. Pray for the Government of the United States of America:
· The Executive Branch members
· The United States Congress & Mid-term Elections
· The Supreme Court
· America’s Constitution
· All others in authority
4. The LORD is the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords! Finish this watch by singing along with The Royal Choral Society as they sing THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZEtVbJT5c
PART 1: PRAY FOR OUR FAMILIES
As we pray for the government, we recall that the first governmental unit established by our Lord was that of the family: one father, one mother, and the “godly offspring” (Mal. 2:15) who followed. He lovingly provided rules for them to follow, including warning of consequences to come if those rules were not obeyed.
In our time, no institution in the culture is facing more intense persecution than the family. Not only are the incidences of divorce, infidelity and abuse (sin) on the rise, but social engineers are relentless in their efforts to dismantle the traditional family. At the same time, the church seems ill-prepared to address marital challenges and struggles effectively while teaching / leading families into repentance, reconciliation and restoration.
It’s crucial that we pray for this vital and foundational unit of our society. God’s Word makes it clear that families play a central role in disseminating the tenets of our faith to the next generation. Loving homes model virtues such as sacrifice, patience and unconditional love to a watching world, and committed marriages exemplify Christ’s devotion to His Church. Indeed, the family holds a special place in God’s heart to --
* Show forgiveness, servant-hearts, resist bitter-roots – living life in love and respect (Eph. 5:33)
* Provide security and guidance for children to learn what they believe and why and how to express it lovingly and confidently (Eph. 6:4).
Please pray for the family to be preserved as the Lord intended the marital union of one man and one woman devoted to each other and to raising the children in their home to be responsible, caring adults. Also keep in mind our elected leaders and members of our judicial system as they consider proposed legislation and various court cases related to marriage and the family. This is one of the most crucial matters facing our nation, and it’s imperative that God’s people remain diligent in intercession for these concerns
• Pray that families will follow godly principles.
• Joshua 24:15 “. . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the King.”
• Psalm 127:3-5 “Behold, children are a gift of the Father, . . .”
• Ephesians 5:21 “and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.”
• Mark 3:25 “If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”
• Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, . . . “
(Written by: John Bornschein, National Day of Prayer Task Force)
For additional resources regarding family, please visit the following websites for up-to-date information that we can bring before the Lord regularly.
· Family Research Council – www.frc.org
· Liberty Counsel – www.lc.org
· American Center for Law and Justice – www.aclj.org
PART 2: PRAYING FOR PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
Additionally, as you continue to stand watch, please feel free to access the CHPP Daily Brief to further inform your intercession with current or breaking news. You will find these ongoing concerns related to this administration and prayer needs at: chpponline.blogspot.com
Please also stay persistently focused on the “deep state” issue. It is very complex with multiple facets. For a comprehensive guide to intercession over the deep state, please look at the following website developed by Intercessors for America: https://www.ifapray.org/promo/resources/deep-state.pdf
“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us.” (Luke 1:78)
PART 3: PRAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The following Prayer Points are for our beloved United States of America:
We must turn to God and His Word as we enter into a time of prayer for our nation and its current spiritual climate. The Word of God promises blessings for our nation as we pray for our leaders first; and the Lord’s desire is for each one come to salvation through His shed blood. Amen.
"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." (1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV)
A) A Prayer Request for our federal Executive Branch
Heavenly Father, it is our prayer that the members of the executive branch will always turn to You as the Author and Finisher of all things for guidance and direction. Let each one make decisions and offer wise counsel that is grounded in Your righteousness, justice and truth.
May our federal executive branch work in harmony with the legislative and judicial branches of our government created in our Constitution and may they govern without agenda and with ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
“The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.” (Prov. 3:19 NKJV)
Please especially remember to lift up the names of the President’s Cabinet. These men and women work tirelessly as representatives and advocates for our President at home and worldwide. Because of their positions, they are on the front-lines of attack and vulnerability, so need to be held up in consistent prayer for wisdom, discernment and courage.
“... Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons and your daughters, your wives, and your homes.” (Nehemiah 4:14b)
Cut and paste the following link in order to keep informed regarding current Cabinet members. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-trump-administration/the-cabinet/
B) A Prayer for the Congress of the United States, our federal Legislative Branch
“Gracious Father, You have set in place all governments throughout the world You created. We come before You and humbly ask that You will guide and protect the current session of Congress. May our federal legislative branch work together in harmony with the executive and judicial branches of government, created in our Constitution for the blessing of the nation.
Holy One, we ask that you breakthrough the spirit of division in our Congress and Nation in these days. We repent of our contribution to the division and ask your forgiveness and that the ministry of reconciliation would be released to the Body of Christ. Let us bring healing and renewal among the people of this nation and that it would permeate our elected representatives with justice and righteousness. We ask also for Congress to swell with people of your choosing; that the church would be prepared and willing to step into roles of national leadership in order to stem the tide of injustice and chaos that is trying to grip this nation with strife. Let Congress become a vessel for the hand of the Lord to move across this nation. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.” (Psalms 89:14)
This link is through Wikipedia. It gives all the congressmen by name and function. The first part is the leadership. As you scroll down the page you will find first the names of our Senators by state and second the names of our Representatives by state. Please pray for your states’ Senators and Representatives.
Copy and Paste this link into your browser: 115th United States Congress
This following link is for the mid-term elections which will be held November 8, 2018. All 435 seats of the House will be up for election. There are a large number of Republicans who have stepped down, a large number of Islamic candidates and a “record number of Democratic Socialists of America” who are running for office. Please review this list and hold up every election that the Lord highlights to you. Much of this comes as backlash from the election of President Trump.
Copy and paste this link into your browser: United States Election, 2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_elections,_2018
“As the Lord instructed Kings David and Solomon as they prepared to build His Temple, may He instruct our elected officials in their day-to-day duties” (1 Chronicles 22:12-13 NKJV).
Please remember to pray for the Congressional Progressive Caucus which works to advance the cause of “social democracy”, “modern liberalism” and the “progressive” ideology. Please lift up the people in this group to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord. While we denounce this ideology, we know that we are not fighting flesh and blood, but powers and principalities in high places holding minds captive to false reasoning. Let us pray for the truth to set the captives free.
Copy and paste these links into your browser in order to learn more about this group:
“The Lord. . . is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV). “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
Pray in the opposite spirit regarding the following scripture: “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” (Mark 3:24, 25). Our nation has been built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, let it stand there.
C) A Prayer for the Supreme Court of the United States, our federal Judicial Branch
“Father of Justice, we humbly ask that You will choose, keep and maintain the Supreme Court Justices of the United States. . We ask that You guide and direct the chief justice and court to fulfill their duties. Please correct and balance America’s scales of justice to reflect Your Laws of Justice found throughout the pages of Your Word.
O Judge of all mankind, we ask You to hold our Supreme Court justices in Your right hand so that they only make righteous decision that advance Your plans and purposes for this nation. May they be interpreters of the Constitution of the United States and not creators of politically expedient law. Let them defend and protect our Constitution and that their understanding of it is strong and clear. May our nation flourish within these boundaries of the rule of law and receive a goodness that extends across the land, because of You, Father of Justice. May our federal judicial branch work in harmony with the executive and legislative branches of our government as created in our Constitution. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.”
Please note: We are aware that at least one justice may be retiring in the next calendar year (2018). We thank you for keeping a watchful eye should this development occur and praying accordingly for God’s will to be done with the next appointment.
Justices of the Supreme Court:
John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States,
Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice
Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice
Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice
Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice
Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice
Elena Kagan, Associate Justice
Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice
To see Biographies of Current Justices of the Supreme Court go to:
“I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26, NJKV)
D) Pray that our Constitution be Preserved and Honored
Some would dismiss the Constitution of the United States as archaic in order to further their own agenda, not the plan set forth by our founding fathers. Alexander Hamilton, a founding father and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, in 1775 summed up the worth of our Constitution that is based upon a Biblical foundation:
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of the Divinity Itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”
So it is with this thought and the divine wisdom given by our founding fathers to create a document to guide and protect the fledgling United States of America in its infancy, and well into its old age. The following Amendments at present; the 1st (religious freedoms), 2nd(right to bear arms) 4th (unlawful search) and 14th (re-interpreted via Roe v. Wade) are under attack or have been abridged in some form or fashion.
“O Majesty in the Heavens, we ask You to remind us that in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves, the Constitution for the United States of America was written upon the tablets of this land. May her people return to an honor and respect for this truth which results in the protection and defense of this guiding document. Release Your light on the Constitution and all of its purposes and let the citizens of this nation once again know who we are in the light of Your Word and goodness. For your glory Jesus. Amen.
“The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.” (Prov. 3: 19)
E) Praying for others in authority:
Pray for: Line of Succession to fill the Office of the President in case of emergency
(For the names of current members of the line of succession, please go to this link):
Please remember to send out prayers for all of the following members of the following agencies.
· All branches of the Military
· All Sheriffs, Policemen and all other law enforcement authorities
· Firemen, EMTs, First Responders
· Secret Service, CIA, FBI and all other Intelligence agencies
· State Judges on all levels
· Medical Community
Lastly, ask Holy Spirit if there is anyone in particular He would like for you lift up at this time
PART 4: THE HALLELUJAH CHORUS!
Go here to sing this tribute to the One who is the King of all kings, and Whose government Reigns and shall never come to an end! Amen!