May 31, 2020
Prayer Topic #15:
A Prayer for the Greater Houston Area
Psalm 100, Isaiah 1
Reflections of the Heart:
We are the sheep of His pasture. The LORD is our good Shepherd
Righteous Father, we thank You for blessing our city. Thank You for allowing us to call upon You in our times of need. Thank You, Lord, for Your bountiful blessings. We are grateful, and we bless Your Name. Lord, You are King! You are robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. We praise Your Name, Father, forever and ever. You have all wisdom and power. You control the course of world events, removing kings and setting up other kings. You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. You reveal deep and mysterious things and only You know what lies hidden in darkness, though You are surrounded by light.
Triumphant Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in the Greater Houston Area as it is in heaven. Unless You build the house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless You protect our city, guarding it with military might will do no good. We need You in our city; we need Your presence, provision and protection. Lord, You are our refuge, our place of safety. Lord of Heaven’s armies, You are our God, and we will trust in You. By faith, we declare that the citizens of our communities are blessed. They will depart from evil and do good; they will seek peace and pursue it. As they do this, we confess that Your peace will be within our communities and prosperity will be in our homes. In obedience to Your Word, we make intercession for those who are in positions of authority in our city so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by Godliness and dignity. We pray for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, our city council members, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the county commissioners, school board officials, and all public officials in the surrounding cities and counties during these challenging times. We pray for our leaders in business and commerce, healthcare, education and the religious community. By faith, we decree that those leaders who do not know You will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We command justice to run down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream within the private and public sectors. Today, we stand in the gap for our police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, hospital, extended care and home health care workers. We declare God’s protection and provision over their lives as they serve our city and region. We declare that equality and fairness will rule supreme in all systems of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area.
Holy Spirit, please help individuals and families to not lose their resolve to practice social distancing and to shelter in place to flatten the curve and blunt the progress of Covid 19. Unify our families and help us to love one another so that domestic violence does not occur in our homes. We ask You to fill all our leaders and public service personnel with Your wisdom, understanding, discernment and knowledge. Help them to operate with honesty and integrity and to make decisions that align with Your Kingdom principles. Please place people in their paths who will provide scriptural, sound and Godly counsel. Holy Spirit, bless the Greater Houston Area to be a beacon of light in our nation and world. Lord, heal our land and hasten the restoration of our economy, businesses and jobs. Touch the hearts of landlords and tenants to work together to meet each other’s needs. Help our city leaders and citizens to provide for the most vulnerable populations, such as people on the lower socioeconomic ladder with diabetes, hypertension, the homeless and the elderly. Remind us all that we are in this together and You, God, is still in control.
Loving Father, please forgive our citizens and leaders for all acts of sinfulness, including greed, pride, arrogance, selfish ambitions, hypocrisy, injustice, idolatry, adultery, slander, sexism, elitism, oppression, partiality, lust, manipulation, lying, ungodliness and perversion (list additional sins). Lord, forgive us, the Body of Christ, for not always praying for our leaders and citizens consistently. Forgive us for putting our agendas and motives ahead of Your plans for our city. Father, please have mercy on our city and send Your peace. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our leaders and citizens of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.
Holy Spirit, help all of us not to yield to temptation but deliver us all from the evil one.
Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is and is to come. You alone are God. You are subject to none, yet all are subject to You. Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text:
Psalm 93:1, Daniel 2:20-22, Matthew 6:10, Psalm 127:1, Psalm 91:2, Psalm 34:14, Psalm 122:7, I Timothy 2:1-3, Romans 10:9, Amos 5:24, Proverb 15:22, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:8
Today, I will trust God to:
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