Prayer Topic #14:
A Prayer of Declaration for the Weather in the Houston Metropolitan Area
Reflections of the Heart:
In Mark 4:35-39, Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion. Fearful, His disciples woke Him because of the raging storm in the Sea of Galilee. Jesus awoke, rebuked the storm and the storm ceased. Be assured that when Jesus is on board, the weather will listen.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the rain we have received in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Thank You for blessing our city with abundance, peace, and security. Thank You for granting us the authority to speak peace to both spiritual and natural storms. You are a great and merciful Father. Lord, You have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If we tried to recite all of Your wonderful deeds, we would never come to the end of them. May Your Name be kept holy. By Your awesome power, You made the earth and You preserve it by Your infinite wisdom. Lord, with Your understanding You stretched out the heavens. We will meditate on Your majestic, glorious splendor and Your wonderful miracles.
Today, using the power and authority Jesus Christ has given you, go outside and speak to the weather as you continue praying this prayer:
Worthy Father, it is Your will that we imitate You in everything we do, because we are Your dear children. When the storm was raging in the Sea of Galilee, Jesus spoke to it and said, “peace, be still!” Your Word says, “And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” With the start of hurricane season, we look to Jesus as our model and command peace to be still in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. We know that faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it’s the assurance about things we cannot see. Therefore, by faith, we confess that the sea surface temperature in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico will not rise above 80 degrees. We confess that the wind shear in the Atlantic will cut any storms off in the development stage and hinder vertical rings of clouds from forming. We confess that the barometric pressure and air density will not drop to a level that would allow violent storm and hurricane disturbances. We declare calm weather for the Houston Metropolitan Area and the Gulf Coast region during hurricane season. We decree that the weather will be a perfect balance of sunshine, rain and moderate temperatures.
Holy Spirit, help each believer to walk in boldness and authority and expect the weather to be calm as we decree Your Word over the weather situation. Lord Jesus, You said we could ask anything in Your Name, so we ask You to touch the hearts of believers throughout this region to decree Your Word concerning the weather. Lord, please bless the farmers and cattlemen to recovery from last year’s drought and bless them with a prosperous year.
Faithful Father, forgive the residents of our city for all acts of sinfulness that would cause the weather to respond in a harmful way. Forgive us for not believing that all things are possible through Jesus Christ who strengthens us. Forgive us for walking in doubt, unbelief, arrogance, and pride. 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.
Majestic Lord, You are the blessed and only Sovereign One. You are the King of kings and Lord of lords, who rides across the ancient heavens. O God, You are awesome in Your sanctuary. You are the God of Israel who gives strength and power to Your people. Blessed are You, forever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT):
Psalm 40:5, Jeremiah 10:12, Psalm 145:5, Ephesians 5:1, Mark 4:35-39, Hebrews 11:1, John 14:14, Philippians 4:13, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 19:16, Psalm 68:33,35
Today, I will trust God to:
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