Thursday, June 29, 2023

Prayer, Exhortation, & Decree for Families

by Rose Murdock

Here is a sample intercessory prayer which you can use to stand in the gap for the families in your city, county, state etc. Adapt it to fit your community and as the Holy Spirit leads.

On behalf of all families in Waterford and Michigan I offer the following prayers, exhortations, pledges, decree and blessing.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that the families of Waterford and the State of Michigan worship You. That they tell of You to the next generation and declare Your righteousness to a people yet to be born (Psalm 22:27-31). I pray for individual family members to come to Christ and for them to join together as a family to worship, pray, and read Your Word to establish family altars. I pray for those with no natural family to connect with their spiritual family. I pray for those believers who have unsaved family members. I thank You that as they believe in You, they will be saved as well as their households (Acts 16:31). Holy Father, I ask that You draw their family members to Jesus (John 6:44) and orchestrate their salvation. Let the blinders be removed from their minds and the strongholds of thought that oppose Christ be torn down, with every thought being brought into agreement with Christ, in Jesus’ Name (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

I pray for Your people, believers in Christ, to know and understand the authority You’ve given them as a family unit (Genesis 1:26-28) and resist all attempts of the enemy to destroy their homes and relationships, with both You and each other (James 4:7). I pray You draw Your prodigals back to You, that they come to their senses, repent, and return willing to serve and honor You (Luke 15:17-19). I pray that those who have grown lukewarm return to their first love (Revelation 2:4). Lord, heal their backslidings and love them freely (Hosea 14:4). Revive us and we will call upon Your Name (Psalm 80:18).  

Pray more as the Lord leads…

Exhortation to the people: People of God, return to the Lord. Take words with you and return to the Lord your God (Hosea 14:2). Respond to Him and His drawing. Pray for your families. Establish family altars. Talk to each other, come to know and love each other by the Spirit of God. Let the Word of God come alive in you and in your homes. Exalt Jesus. Teach His Word and His ways to your children. Talk about Him, learn His ways, worship Him, and pray. For you who don’t know the Lord, respond to His call and drawing upon your heart. Come to Him, all you who are weary, and He will give you rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29).

Exhort more as the Lord leads…

On behalf of all believers in Jesus Christ in Waterford and Michigan I give the following pledge: I will worship the Lord, study His Word, abide in Him and pray. I will welcome His presence into my heart and home. I will turn away from all evil and remove it from my life and home. I will keep God's Word and walk in His ways. I will pray for, and with, my family, loving them, getting to know them, as we establish a family altar.

Pledge more as the Lord leads…

Decree: Family altars are alive in Waterford and throughout Michigan, and more are reviving! God, send Your fire onto the altars! The families of God are reflecting Jesus Christ and shining His light into Waterford, Michigan, and beyond. I bind the enemy, satan and his demons, from interfering with the plans of God for the families in this community and state. I declare that any and all plans and schemes of the enemy over Waterford and Michigan are null and void in Jesus’ Name.

Decree more as the Lord leads…

Blessing: I bless the families of Waterford and Michigan with peace, joy, godly fellowship, and friendships with godly families. I bless them with protection, provision, abundance, healing, restoration of relationships, forgiveness, consecration to the Lord, and obedience to Christ. I bless them with freedom from all sin, addictions, deception, demonic influence and curses. I bless them with wisdom and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word.

Bless more as the Lord leads…

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