Prayer Topic #7:
A Prayer of Declaration for the Ephesians 3:20 Initiative
Psalm 24, Nehemiah 2
Reflections of the Heart:
“The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!” ~ Matthew 25:23
Heavenly Father, we thank You for being our provider. Thank You for giving us Your Word on how to make our way prosperous and successful. Father, we thank You for surrounding the Windsor Village Church Family with Your favor like a shield. Thank You for continuing to open doors of financial opportunity for our Church Family. We praise You with all of our hearts; we will tell of all the marvelous things You have done. Your reign is forever. You execute judgment from Your throne. You judge the world with justice and the people righteously. Lord, You are a shelter for the oppressed and a refuge in times of trouble. We trust in You because we know Your Name; we know that You do not abandon those who search for You. Father, Your righteousness reaches to the highest heavens. You have done wonderful things! Who can compare with You?
Glorious Father, as a Church Family, we have been faithful over the few things that You have given us, so we declare that You will continue to make us rulers over many things through the Ephesians 3:20 Initiative. We confess that we will continue to seek Your Kingdom above all things and live righteously and we know that You will give us everything that we need to continue to further Your Kingdom here on earth through the manifestation of this vision. We will consistently and faithfully bring our tithes and offerings into Your house so that the resources needed to manifest Your Kingdom here on earth will be available. As we do this, we expect that You will bless us by opening the windows of heaven and pouring out a blessing so great that we won’t have enough room to take it in. Lord, we declare that promotion comes from You alone; so we call forth promotions and increase for our Church Family members. As You expand our territories, we will all be cheerful givers to this church. As we do this, we expect that You will generously provide all we need so that we will always have everything we need and have plenty left over to share with others.
Holy Spirit, show me how to specifically pray for the Ephesians 3:20 Initiative this month:
Holy Spirit, please give our Pastors and leadership team continued strength, discernment and wisdom as they conduct business with persons involved with this vision. Help us as a Church Family to keep a Kingdom perspective in all that we do concerning this vision. Sharpen our discernment to recognize opportunities to sow seed into this good ground. Deliver us from being fearful about how our needs will be met. Help us all to establish and live by our budgets. Please continue to make Windsor Village’s name great in the land so that benefactors and philanthropists will sow into this good ground.
Merciful Father, forgive us for all acts of sin, whether overt or covert, including idolatry, greed, stinginess, self-centeredness, arrogance, pride, stubbornness, financial disobedience and any other act of unrighteousness. Forgive us for being limited in vision and complaining about being stretched beyond our comfort zones. Forgive those of us who fail to develop financial plans that include tithing, debt reduction, savings and investments. Forgive us for living beyond our means and misusing credit cards. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person (s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Sovereign Lord, You merely spoke and the heavens were created. You breathed the word and all the stars were born. You assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the ocean in vast reservoirs. The whole earth shall fear You and stand in awe of You. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text:
Psalm 5:12, Psalm 9:1,7-10, Psalm 71:19, Matthew 25:23, Matthew 6:33, Malachi 3:10, Psalm 75:6, II Corinthians 9:7-8, Genesis 12:2, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 33:6-8