Praying For The Government
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”. 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Father in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I lift up the government of this nation (Jamaica), before your throne of grace. You are the Almighty God who establish Government, and You remove them, You set up kingdom, and You bring them down.
Your word confirms this truth as recorded in Daniel 2: 20-23- “Daniel answered, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him. “It is He who changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise, and greater knowledge to those who have understanding!
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers, for You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You. For You have made known to us the solution to the king’s matter.”
We come in obedience because You said in your Word according to Romans 13:1 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God”.
Our nation is going through challenging, difficult and trying times. But we believe your Word According To 2 Chronicles 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land”.
Therefore we come in the authority of your Word declaring that this nation of (Jamaica), shall rise out of the quagmire she is dragged in by persons with selfish and nefarious intentions. As you spoke to your prophet Jeremiah saying, “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare”.
We decree and declare that every evil imagination in our government will be cancelled, dismantled, destroyed in Jesus name. Everyone following secret societies, will repent and turn to the right, or they shall be exposed to shame and disgrace in Jesus name.
We declare that every secret ungodly contract, every ungodly deed be cancelled right now, We call upon the God of consuming fire to burn up every ungodly contract signed by the government.
We demand and command justice, righteousness, love, peace within the government, opposition and other stakeholders, in Jesus name.
We declare that change for the better shall come upon this nation, because we believe and obey your Word. We fear you Lord and we honor everyone. Love our neighbour as ourselves. Fear Elohim, Honor the government. You are the Sovereign Lord God Almighty, and nothing can exist without you. The king’s heart is like channels of water in your hands Lord; You turn it whichever way You wish.
Your Word declares in Job 12: 23-25 – “You make nations great, and You destroy them; You enlarge nations, and leads them away captive. “You remove intelligence and understanding from the leaders of the people of the earth; And makes them wander and move blindly in a pathless waste. “They grope in darkness without light, And You make them stagger like a drunken man.”
We submit and humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God as we obey the government as your Word remind us to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
Therefore whoever resists governmental authority resists the ordinance of God. And those who have resisted it will bring judgment, civil penalty on themselves. For civil authorities are not a source of fear for people of good behavior, but for those who do evil. Do you want to be unafraid of authority? Do what is good and you will receive approval and commendation.
4 For they are God’s servant to us for good. But if we do wrong, we should be afraid; for they do not carry the executioner’s sword for nothing. They are God’s servant, as avengers who bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject to civil authorities, not only to escape the punishment that comes with wrongdoing, but also as a matter of principle knowing what is right before God.
6 For this same reason we pay taxes, for civil authorities are God’s servants, devoting themselves to governance. 7 Pay to all what is due: tax to whom tax is due, customs to whom customs, respect to whom respect, honor to whom honor.
We recognize and declare You to be supreme and highest authority in our nation. For your word says “kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.”
We speak complete unity among the government and opposition, and all those in office of authority. One aim, one destiny for the future of this nation. We acknowledge your Word in Matthew 12:25 – “Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.”
Almighty God, our leaders will always think and do what is right in your sight, they will believe in you and fear you as the Sovereign ruler. We pray your word as recorded in Daniel 9: 18 and 19 “O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and look at our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You because of our own merits and righteousness, but because of Your great mercy and compassion. 19 O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! Do not delay, for Your own sake, O my God, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”
We know that the mind of man is corrupt, as your word says “The heart is deceitful above all things and it is extremely sick; Who can understand it fully and know its secret motives? “I, the Lord, search and examine the mind, I test the heart, To give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.
We declare that those in authority with evil imagination, shall change or be removed unceremoniously. This is what we see happening in the world today, nation and rulers rising up against God in Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Listen to Psalm 2: 1-4 – Why are the nations in an uproar, in turmoil against God, And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand; And the rulers take counsel together Against the Lord and His Anointed the Davidic King, the Messiah, the Christ, saying, “Let us break apart their divine bands of restraint, and cast away their cords of control from us.”
You are the Lord who sit on your throne as the King of the earth looking at their folly, and no one can dethrone you. Psalm 2 continues: “You who sits enthroned in the heavens laughs at their rebellion; The Sovereign Lord scoffs at them and in supreme contempt He mocks them. Then He will speak to them in His profound anger, And terrify them with His displeasure, saying, “Yet as for Me, I have anointed and firmly installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
We promise to obey the rule of law established by the Government of the land, and vowed to walk in the way of peace and equity. However, this will be our duty to the point that the laws are in compliance with justice according to the Word of God. Otherwise we take a stance like Peter and the apostles we declare, “We must obey God rather than men.”
We put our hope in the the Lord, we put our confidence in Jehovah Elohim. Our source is in Jehovah Jireh, the God of Israel. We hold on to the word of the prophet Jeremiah who said, “Blessed with spiritual security, is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord. And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord.
For he will be nourished like a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out its roots by the river; and will not fear the heat when it comes; but its leaves will be green and moist. And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought nor stop bearing fruit.”
We thank you Almighty God for reigning peace through righteous governance. Our nation shall grow and advance in peace, justice and equality for all citizens. We will be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the Prime Minister as supreme, or to Members of Parliament or any representative as sent by them to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
For this is the will of God, that by doing good we should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. We will continue to live as people who are free, not using our freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
O Lord God of heaven, I declare that the government of this nation (Jamaica) will recognize and honor the one true and living God, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. We will not embrace any local or foreign gods, in any way, shape or form. You promise to grant peace in our land, so that we may lie down and there will be no one to make us afraid. You promise to also to eliminate harmful animals from the land, and no sword will pass through our land.
So we declare that this nation of (Jamaica) under God will increase in beauty, fellowship and prosperity, and play her part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race. In Jesus name, so let it be, and so shall it be.