A Prayer for Our Economy & Stock Market
God, who supplies all our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus, who holds all things together by the word of Your power, stretch out Your hand to undergird, stabilize, strengthen and increase America’s economy. As You gave to Abraham the power to get wealth, cause Your covenant blessing to come down to us. Establish us in the promise that You gave to our fathers as we acknowledge You, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as the One in whom we trust.
Give seed to the sower and bread to the eater. In mercy do not remember our sins, but remember America’s alms for the poor and the kindness she has shown and continues to show even to this day. According to Your Word, we pray that the economic base, all industry, trade, the Stock Market (NYSE, NASDAQ, S&P, Dow) will be made rich by Your blessing with no sorrow added to it. Grant wisdom according to Your plans and purposes to all who guide the decisions that affect our economy.
We pray You would revive the entrepreneurial spirit of America to rejoice as a strong man to run the race. Grant our nation’s industry and marketplace Your revelation and righteous knowledge, spirit and success. Give ideas, wisdom and an entrepreneurial spirit to Your faithful servants that will result in the creation of jobs and wealth for the purposes of Your kingdom. We take authority over fear and every evil or false report or plan that would be used to break down the strength of America’s economy in any measure. We bind the mouths of the media from reporting distorted, negative, and discouraging news about our economy in order to support their own agendas. Fill our treasuries with Your wealth that we may establish Your covenant and lift Your name up before all men. Pour out a blessing, pressed down, shaken together and over flowing that there be more than enough for every good work. Fill our basket and store, our granaries and wine vats; multiply our flocks and herds, increase knowledge and technology for Your glory. Give us righteous friends and faithful partners, for two are better than one.
In justice and truth remove the false balance and abominable weight of usury. Bestow on us the blessing of Isaac, and make America’s economy prosper and continue prospering until she becomes very prosperous! We also ask that the abundance of our economy would spill over onto the economy of Israel and that our bonds of friendship with your chosen nation would be further strengthened. Thank you for America’s generous spirit. As You have promised, those who sow liberally will reap liberally. Increase Your testimony of grace by making America strong and prosperous! In the name of Jesus and for the advancement of His kingdom we pray. Amen.
Scripture References: Deut. 8:18, Prov. 10:22, 8:19-21, Gen. 26:13
A Prayer for Homeland Security
O Lord of Angel Armies, You whose eyes are flames of fire, we bring our Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano, before Your throne of grace. Before You O Lord, we present every branch of our security forces, all intelligence agencies, every immigration and naturalization, customs and law enforcement officer. Show them even hidden things. O Lord, there is no difference between light and darkness to You. There is nothing hidden from Your eyes. We lift up our homeland security that we may live peaceable and quiet lives. Lord, be our light and our salvation that we may not fear. We ask today that You would grant light and saving grace, insight, reliable intelligence and effective service to every member of every branch and every useful contact involved with our homeland security. Keep them from fear and grant mercy and good success in every endeavor that our nation also may dwell without fear from those who seek our harm.
Lord God of heaven, be the strength of our Homeland Security operations and responsibilities! God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we pray that any and every enemy of the United States of America and her population and the wicked who come against our homeland would stumble and fall. Now, O Lord, lift up Janet Napolitano's head together with every branch leader, every agent in administration, every agent in the field above the head of every enemy around us or within us. We ask that there be absolutely no evil thing hidden from our intelligence, immigration, customs or law enforcement agencies that shall not be revealed in time to prevent and circumvent every attack planned.
We beseech You, Lord, that no terror plotted against our homeland would prosper in any measure. We pray no weapon formed against any American citizen or interest in any place would be allowed to succeed. Heavenly Father, keep all terrorists from our soil, and prevent the smuggling of any weapons of mass destruction into our land! We cry to You that no plot of terror would be kept secret from our agencies, but every one would come to light before our Homeland Security. We ask that You put a hedge of protection around our borders, especially along our northern and southern borders, and give wisdom to Janet Napolitano and the President as they determine the best strategy to defend these borders. In this difficult task, O Lord, we know that nothing is impossible for You. Make possible the paths of righteous men in this agency at every juncture. Make even the night as light around them! Bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal to our Homeland Security the counsels of every heart that would plan attacks against the families of America. We pray in the name of the Door to the Sheep, Jesus Christ, that You would grant grace to our homeland, that the people of Your pasture from border to border and sea to sea would be able to go in and out and find pasture. Amen!
Scripture References: Isaiah 48:6, Genesis 18:14, Luke 1:37, Mark10:27, Psalm 127, Psalm 139:11, Psalm 23,1 Corinthians 4:5, John 10:9
A Prayer for Israel’s Security
Oh, Lord God of Israel, we put our trust in You for the security of the nation of Israel. Your Word declares Mount Zion will not be moved! Israel shall abide forever according to Your Word. Adorn her land with Jerusalem as her undivided capital. Send Your shalom down on her, on her land and on her people, like a wedding canopy. Surround Jerusalem and Your people with Your mighty warrior angels. From the ends of the earth call the tribes of the Lord to come up to the Testimony of Israel. We give thanks for her and pray You would set Your thrones there for judgment. Choose Jerusalem as Your chief joy, and make her a praise in the earth! Prosper all her stones. Prepare her citadels for Your appearing. May the souls of all who love Jerusalem prosper. Send shalom to her walls. Pour out wealth on her palaces. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and ask for peace upon Israel. Make all Israel’s enemies all around to be at peace with her.
Send forth Your angelic hosts to heed Your Word and carry out Your decrees for the apple of Your eye, Israel. Give supernatural protection within and without her borders. Break the scepter of every wicked ruler who plots evil against the land allotted to the righteous. Cleanse Israel’s borders of violence and bloodshed that those You love may not be tempted to do iniquity. Destroy the power and plan of every regime that threatens the peace and security of Your inheritance and the possession You have given them forever. As You showed favor to Esther in the evil day, we beseech You, stretch out the scepter of righteousness and justice to bring good to the upright in the land! Lead away all those who have dire plans, plots of terrorism, or schemes of destruction against Your people. Break apart any league among Israel’s enemies who would force her to compromise her inheritance for the sake of false peace. Destroy any and all nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran and other enemies of Israel and remove nuclear capability from their midst. Make the plans of nations that would oppress and take away Your people to come to nothing! Give Your spirit of wisdom and revelation to Israel’s leaders that they may have complete success in defending the nation You have given Your people. Show them, Lord, that there are more with them than against them! May all of Israel see that the mountains are full of horses and chariots of fire.
Ruler of the Nations, have mercy on America, and remember her alms and past acts of kindness for Israel and the Jewish people. As You have determined to bless those who bless Abraham’s seed, be kind to America. Take our nation by the hand, and cause her to walk uprightly towards Your people in our generation. Prevent our leaders or people from putting a hand against Your holy people or coming against Israel. Break the influence of Israel’s enemies among our leaders and in our economy. We cry out for America’s destiny in Your good purposes to be utterly fulfilled. We bind her as a friend to Israel and the Jewish people. We pray that America would not be named among those who would heave away Jerusalem for the sake of peace with her enemies. Confuse the plans that would make Jerusalem a heavy stone and injure America’s back. Turn the hearts of all our leaders as water that flows to build up Israel according to Your plan. Defender of Israel, remember that American and allied troops destroyed the evil work prepared by one of Israel’s proven enemies. While there are yet those who would “drive Israel into the sea,” bring their works to nothing, but remember the coalition in mercy, and continue to guide and protect us. Cause all our works to be ordered of the Lord for Israel’s sake.
Shepherd of Israel, bring back the captive of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places. Cause Jerusalem to be built on its own mound and remain according to its own plan. Make her inhabitants know thanksgiving and a merry voice. Multiply and glorify them. Establish them as a congregation before You, and punish all who oppress them. Make all who govern her and all her nobility come from her midst and not from strangers. Send out Your Spirit over the whole valley of Israel that all her bones may stand upright like a mighty army and live! Secure the dwelling place of Jacob in the land You have given them. Cause their children’s children to lie down safely in the land of their fathers. Enact the covenant of peace that You have written to establish and multiply them. Raise up Your tabernacle which has fallen down. Set Your sanctuary in their midst forever. Let all nations see that You have set Israel apart for Yourself. Helper of Israel, do not allow her foot to be moved. Be her keeper and shade at her right hand keeping watch over her both day and night! Preserve Israel from evil. Preserve her going out and coming in both now and forever. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!
Scripture References: Psalm 122, Psalm 125, Genesis 12:1-3, Zechariah 12:2-9, Ezekiel 37, Psalm 121, Amos 9, Jeremiah 30:18-21, 2 Kings 6:16-17