21-Days Prayer and Fasting – Week Two Seek the Lord for our Nation

Week 2– “Seek His Face” this week focusing on this nation.

 

Monday January 15th, 2024 – Day 8

 

Seek the Lord for His counsel that stands forever.

 

Psalm 33 is a beautiful Psalm of praise to the God of all creation. Start your day today singing praise to God and making melody in your hearts to the Lord (Eph.5: 19). This Psalm tells us that God’s word is right and His works are done in truth. He is a faithful God. He made everything; the heavens, the earth, the seas, and all are a testament to His power and awesomeness. The Psalmist recognizes that the counsel of men (the nations) is useless and we ought not to put our trust in men. Only when a nation adheres to the Lord’s counsel will it be blessed. Let’s place our trust and hope in the Lord who is our help and protector, knowing His plans are perfect not only for our lives but for this nation as well.

 

 

  • Pray that this nation would turn away from wicked counsel and turn to God for His righteous counsel
  • Pray that this nation will stand with God and not against Him
  • Pray that this nation would put into practice our national motto “In God We Trust”
  • Pray for the salvation of the many lost souls who are deceived by the lies of the enemy

 

 

Tuesday January 16th, 2024 – Day 9

 

Seek the Lord through intercession for those in Authority

 

1 Timothy 2: 1-4,

“First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone—for kings and all those in authority—so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

 

Do we believe that prayer changes things? Paul here in 1Timothy 2 is giving instructions to the church, which includes all of us. Praying for someone we don’t agree with or who has insulted us or simply “rubs us the wrong way” is difficult to do. Paul exhorts us to pray for “everyone”. Many of us have experienced a freshness and release that washes over us when we do pray for “that someone”. God doesn’t want anyone to perish (John 3:16) and desires that everyone come to salvation just as we have been blessed to receive. God’s invitation for salvation is free to all and no one is beyond where God’s mercy can reach.

 

  • Pray for our President, his administration, Congress, the D.O.J., etc. that they would repent and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • Pray that our Federal and State lawmakers would pass laws that preserve the life of the preborn
  • Pray that godly leaders rise up and stand against ungodly agendas
  • Pray that those in authority would seek the Lord for guidance and help in governing this nation

 

 

Wednesday January 17th, 2024 – Day 10

 

Seek the Lord in humbleness for the healing of our nation

 

2 Chronicles 7: 14, “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

 

These following words have been quoted many times, I cannot recall the author but they hold tremendous truth. “God’s grace is immeasurable, His mercy inexhaustible, and His peace is inexpressible.” When we consider God’s faithfulness in answering prayer we also must consider our obedience to His word. This is not to say that God responds in a quid pro quo manner, He does not answer prayer simply because someone prays. However, the manner in which we pray, the condition of our heart and our constancy to yield to His word can invite blessings from a Father who is able to bless us abundantly (2 Corinthians 9:8). Humility, prayerfulness, seeking God, and repentance, are actions that please God (He will hear from heaven) and bring His forgiveness and healing.

  • Pray that God would open the blind eyes and unstop the deaf ears of all who need to draw near to God and receive salvation
  • Pray that this nation would call out to God in repentance, turning from her wicked ways
  • Pray then that God would heal this land of our rebellious attitude
  • Pray that the true followers of Christ will put into practice 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

Thursday January 18th, 2024 – Day 11

 

Seek the Lord in prayer for the future guidance of this nation

 

Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He pleases.”

 

“Proverbs 21 serves as a profound reminder that human wisdom and understanding are gifts from God, who governs all things. The chapter encourages righteousness, prudence, and justice while warning against wickedness, arrogance, and folly. In the end, it underscores a fundamental truth: true victory and wisdom rest with the Lord,” (Biblehub.com). In verse one there is a powerful truth that God controls the king’s heart, in our day the President’s heart, as a channel of water is directed to feed and refresh the fields, (Ezra 7:21) God is looking for righteousness in all of us, but God can use even the unrighteous for His purpose. In Isaiah 45:1, God calls Cyrus who is a Gentile, heathen ruler, His anointed. As we pray for our leaders, from the President on down, let us trust that God is Sovereign over all leaders who are literally like putty (clay) in His hands.

 

  • Pray that the kindness and patience of God will bring about repentance in the President and leaders (Romans 2:4)
  • Pray that the President and leaders would resist following deceitful practices and desire to follow godly counsel (1 Timothy 4:1-2)
  • Pray for strength, courage, and integrity for the Christian staffers in all areas of government

 

 

 

Friday January 19th, 2024 – Day 12

 

Seek the Lord as we pray for our children and Education system

 

Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”

 

Would that our National Education System be dedicated to the teaching of moral integrity, character building, and the skills necessary for a child’s success in school and beyond. Instead this system is full of a diluted, amoral social agenda that brings confusion and underachievement to minds that are so easily influenced and manipulated. Matthew Henry wrote, “Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour.”

 

  • Pray for the children’s protection from the satanic forces that have infiltrated our educational system.
  • Please pray that God and prayer will be brought back into the classroom
  • Pray that parents would stand up for the rights of their children and call for real education and not counterfeit social agendas
  • Pray for strength and the courage to stand against the polluted progressive tide for all Christian teachers and Administrators

 

Saturday January 20th, 2024 – Day 13

 

Seek the Lord for His protection for the fatherless and the widows

 

Isaiah 1:17, “Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor, Obtain justice for the orphan, Plead for the widow’s case. “(NASB)

 

We must defend the defenseless and help the helpless, as we may also one day find ourselves in that condition. We must be about our Fathers business doing the good that He requires (Luke 2:49 NKJV). God is more than willing to meet the needs of the needy, but He often employs the participation of His people.  James 1:27 also reminds us that, “Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, “.

 

  • Pray to be more compassionate, merciful, loving and just toward all people.
  • Pray for healing strength, guidance and provision for all widows
  • Pray for the orphans and homeless for protection from exploitation
  • Pray for a supportive community
  • Pray without ceasing for the protection of the unborn

 

 

 

Sunday January 21st, 2024 – Day 14

 

Seek the Lord that He may bless California and the Morongo Basin

 

Jeremiah 29:7 “Seek the prosperity (peace)of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD in its behalf; for in its prosperity will be your prosperity.”(NASB)

 

God has a plan and a hope for California and the Morongo Basin. Do you believe this? We must all contribute to the prosperity of where God has planted us. Prosperity in this verse is shalom which means welfare, health, prosperity and peace. Even though our citizenship is in Heaven, we are to pray for prosperity in our dwelling places, as our well-being is inseparable from it.

 

  • Pray for our local leaders that they would see the Lord for wisdom and guidance
  • Pray for all first responders; police, fire, ambulance, and their ancillary workers and staff
  • Pray that the many churches in this area would be united
  • Pray for local pastors that they would teach the pure and entire Word of God and not compromise