CONNECTICUT PRAYS: Guide to intercede for God’s Kingdom in Connecticut
SEPTEMBER 2019 PRAYER POINTS
Thank you to all who are praying for Connecticut! The Lord has been hearing our prayers, especially in our state government. So far every one of our prayers have been answered magnificently! Keep praying.
You are invited to join a weekly 6-7am Saturday morning prayer call. DIAL: 1-302-202-1108, ACCESS 230081.
- 10 DAYS OF PRAYER (September 30-October 9)
- AWAKEN THE DAWN (October 17-19)
Pray for the leaders and the organizers as they make preparations for these times of prayer during the Biblical fall feasts.
This is a prayer guide from a prayer leader and pastor’s wife from Granby CT. Use the guide to lead you through prayer for Connecticut.
Praying God’s Will for Our State
JoAnne D. Jones, Copper Hill United Methodist Church, Granby CT
What does God want for Connecticut? How should we pray?
God wants us to acknowledge His sovereign control.
O God, blessed and only Ruler, we bow before You, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, (1 Tim. 6:15).
We are so grateful that You reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation (Lam. 5:19).
Everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom. You are exalted as head over all (1 Chron. 29:11).
We acknowledge that there is no authority except that which You have established (Rom. 13:1).
You set up kings and depose them. By You kings reign and rulers make laws that are just (Dan. 2:21, Prov. 8:15). 2.
God wants us to pray for our leaders and our state.
1 Timothy 2:1-3—I urge, then, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
Jer. 29:7—Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.
God wants us to seek Him with all our heart.
Jer. 33:3—Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Jer. 29:13—You will find me when you seek me with all your heart.
God wants us to come to Him in humility to seek personal and corporate forgiveness.
2 Chron. 7:14—If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Jer. 8:19—Why have they provoked me to anger with their worthless foreign idols?
Jer. 5:28—They do not plead the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the rights of the poor.
Lam. 3:40—Let us examine our ways and test them, and return to the Lord. Let us lift up our hearts to heaven, and say, “We have sinned.”
5:21—Restore us to Yourself, O Lord, that we may return; renew our days as of old.
Ps. 119:133–Direct my footsteps according to Your word; let no sin rule over me.
Ps. 119:34–Give me understanding, so that I may keep Your law and obey it with all my heart.
:36—Turn my heart toward Your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
:37—Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to Your word.
God wants to redeem our land.
Jer. 29:11-I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you, to give you hope and a future. J
- 31:3—I have loved you with an everlasting love and drawn you with loving-kindness.
31:11—The Lord will ransom Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger.
31:33—l will put my law in their minds, and write it on their hearts. I will be their God.
Jer. 51:5—Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God though their land is full of guilt before Holy One.
Lam. 3:22—Because of Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, His compassions never fail; they are new every morning.
Lam. 3:25—the Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, seek Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lam. 3:32—Though He brings grief, He will show compassion; He does not willingly bring affliction and grief to the children of men.
PRAYER FOR ISRAEL
(from the Jerusalem Prayer Tower)
- BELIEVERS WILL RETURN TO THEIR FIRST LOVE; REVELATION 2:1-7, EZEKIEL 36:24-29, SONG OF SONGS 8:6-7
- ISRAEL WILL TURN TO YESHUA, THE LOVER OF THEIR SOULS; ISAIAH 62:1-5, ROMANS 10:1
- NON-BELIEVERS WILL RECEIVE YESHUA’S LOVE AND CONFESS HIM AS LORD; EPHESIANS 3:16-21, JOHN 3:16
- ALL WILL PRIORITIZE THE FIRST COMMANDMENT FIRST AND THE SECOND COMMANDMENT SECOND; DEUTERONOMY 10:12-15a, MATTHEW 22:34-40, JOHN 14:15-24
- PRAY FOR: September 17 Prime Minister elections
- Israel Defense Force (IDF)
August 8, a 19-year-old IDF Corporal, Dvir Sorek, was found stabbed to death by Hamas terrorists near
the Jewish West Bank settlement bloc of Gush Etzion. This religious young man was kidnapped on his journey home after purchasing books as a gift for his rabbi.
PRAYER COORDINATORS: Please add your own church & community prayer points as you send this out to those on your prayer team.