Praying for the Nation

Superbowl LII 2018

C0D66651-1284-4C45-AC32-5D9B5E0792D0My husband is a diehard Eagles fan so we’ve been down this road a couple times over the last 28 years. Nevertheless, we were hopeful this game would not be disappointing. Needless to say, it wasn’t! Although, I watched it through a different lens than I normally would have.

A couple of hours before the game yesterday, I had an overwhelming sense of a divine download. I had an intense feeling that this game was of utmost prophetic importance, with the team names being the first part. The Eagles represented the Lord and I was reminded of Isaiah 40:31 “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” The Patriots represented a major territorial and flesh-driven spirit. At this point, I started paying closer attention to what I was feeling.

I interceded through the entire game. I noticed that while the Eagles had penalty after penalty, and the Patriots had less than a handfull called, they prevailed each time. The enemy tried to hold them down, but Jesus lifted them up! My husband was upset at a couple of their plays, but I reassured him that this is a divinely appointed game, and the Eagles would win. Jesus always prevails. Always. Although, I will admit even I was wondering what the Lord was doing at the one point where they fell behind. However, it all worked out, didn’t it?

Watching the game and praying also increased the sense of expectation I was experiencing and lasted well into the night. I couldn’t sleep because of the downloads I was receiving, all of which I haven’t had time to even write down and begin meditating on. I believe there will be more pieces of this puzzle to come across the nation throughout the prophetic circles. There is not only significance in the names of the teams, but the game score and the areas they come from.

All I know is a major spiritual shift has taken place and Jesus will now be exalted on a scale we have never seen. His Kingdom is advancing at an accelerated pace and His enemies are falling. We are taking back ground the enemy has stolen and with Jesus, we have the upper hand!


SHARING: Prophetic Word Regarding President Trump & Intercessors – A Word by Joe Joe Dawson

When the Lord first told me to pray for this nation over jars of dirt almost two years ago, the main point was to bless and not curse. At all times. For all prayers. How I long for God’s people to fully grasp the power we have in our words. We may not agree with the person, but we must respect the office. It doesn’t matter who is in the office, it is a person who needs prayer. And the prayers we pray must be prayers of blessing, encouragement, to build up, to plant, to edify, to prophesy. Scripture tells us to pray for “all who are in authority…that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV).

The below word just continues to reinforce the mandate I was given and I passed on to those of you who interceded along with me. Keep praying, keep blessing, keep moving forward.

I love you all!

Prophetic Word Regarding President Trump & Intercessors – A Word by Joe Dawson

Recently, I had a very powerful and profound prophetic dream about the United States of America’s President Donald Trump. As soon as I awakened from this dream, I felt an urgency in my spirit to release this dream to the American people. As soon as I woke up, I asked God to speak to me at a deeper level to give me clear insight on what I saw in the dream.

In the dream, it was as though I was seeing things from a heavenly realm and a higher perspective. The Lord showed me a live vision of President Trump and a number of our national leaders. The national leaders were leaders of many different divisions and departments of America as well as the Senators and Governors from numerous states, Republicans and Democrats alike. There was a hedge of protection around President Trump and the key leaders of America. It was as if an angelic host had created a sphere-like barrier around President Trump and the national leaders. Even though there was a huge demonic attack and presence surrounding these national leaders from every side and covering them, the hedge of protection was all around them and above them. They were completely protected from this demonic attack. It was as if they were enveloped in huge bubble of divine protection.

In the vision, the enemy was trying to find a way to penetrate the covering and the hedge of protection was getting smaller and weaker by the minute. The attacks, schemes and tricks of the enemy were getting closer and closer to our president and the national leaders. As these attacks were getting stronger and closer to President Trump and the different national leaders I could tell that the enemy was strategically trying to block out their clarity in decision-making and strike fear into the hearts of the leaders.

Then as I came out of the dream and began to wake up, the Lord showed me very plainly the plan that He has. The Lord said, “If the intercessors of America will arise in this hour the hedge of protection will become stronger. It will push back the resistance of the enemy.” The Lord spoke to me about telling the Christians to start praying like never before for a hedge of protection to grow around our president and the key leaders of America. We must pray that the Lord will release His angel armies to be dispatched to guard President Trump and our other national leaders. The Lord showed me that the stronger the hedge of protection is around our leaders, the farther away we can drive back the attacks of the enemy. The more wisdom and clarity our leaders have the more key decisions will be made. The enemy is trying to cloud and confuse their decision-making process but as we pray, the enemy will be defeated!

So many people in America are speaking word curses over our nation, our president, our senators, governors, officers, and other leaders. The Lord spoke to me to warn and teach people that these word curses are used mightily of the enemy. This is why the Lord said we must speak blessings out of our mouth over our nation. This is the season that the children of God through their declarations and prayers can bring change and a huge shift to America. Let no negative word come from your mouth over anybody in a governmental position. We must declare the kingdom of God to come forth in our nation, in this hour. The next 90 days will shape the rest of President Trump’s presidency. The next 90 days will be shaped by the intercessors and prayer warriors who are declaring and praying this hedge of protection and angelic host around our nation’s leaders. We must pray for America and our president. The next 90 days will help shape America for the next 30 to 40 years. I encourage everyone to fast and pray for America and our government leaders, as well of the leaders of the church of America, like never before!

Joe Joe Dawson

Do Not Gloat

Proverbs 24: 17-18 “Do not celebrate when your enemies fall, and do not rejoice when they trip up; or else the Eternal will know and be upset with you, and He will release them from His anger (VOICE).”
This has been heavy on my heart lately, especially since the division in this country has become a somewhat “us” vs. “them” mentality. It doesn’t matter the source of our “Breaking News”, the reports are always so negative regarding the “other” side and it seems to be the reporter’s joy to point out how “so & so will pay”. Yet, it doesn’t seem like payback is swift in coming.
Could it be that the payback some so dearly hope for isn’t coming because many are gloating over the falling and tripping up of the “other side”? Who are we to think we are so far above the mishaps, mistakes and misfortunes of those we don’t agree with that we dare to gloat and rejoice in their failings? Does it not rain on the just and the unjust alike? Does the sun not shine on both as well?
Each one of us is not exempt, we are someone’s enemy whether we realize it or not. Yet, Jesus does not tell us to come against against our enemies, He tells us to love them (Matthew 5: 43-45). And this is not really a New Testament theme, Leviticus 19:18 also mentions something similar “Do not seek revenge or hold a grudge against any of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as you love yourself, for I am the Eternal One (VOICE).”
Freedom and liberty are not found in hating those who think differently, act like they think, and attack before thinking, nor will that kind of hate bring about changes of thought. Freedom and liberty happen in the lives of our enemies when love invades hate and we love them for who they are as people.
Our fight is not against people, it never was. Our fight is against the spiritual forces at work and we, now more than ever, need greater discernment and an even greater outpouring of LOVE. Ephesians 6: 12 “We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places (VOICE).”
I encourage you to change the way you pray for the supposed “other side”. Please, no more hate and condemnation prayers, no more calling down the wrath of God upon them, no more hoping to see them fall. God delights in mercy over judgment (James 2:13). Instead pray:
1.) For the tender mercies of God to pierce their heart
2.) Pray for a greater capacity to love
3.) For them to have a greater capacity to receive love
4.) For the Holy Spirit to have freedom to do whatever is needed in their lives
5.) For you to be quick to listen and slow to speak
6.) For compassion and passion on all “sides”
Let us be a people who loves people the way Papa loves people.
Matthew 5: 43-45 “You have been taught to love your neighbor and hate your enemy.But I tell you this: love your enemies. Pray for those who torment you and persecute you— in so doing, you become children of your Father in heaven. He, after all, loves each of us—good and evil, kind and cruel. He causes the sun to rise and shine on evil and good alike. He causes the rain to water the fields of the righteous and the fields of the sinner (Voice).
Galatians 5:13-15 “Brothers and sisters, God has called you to freedom! Hear the call, and do not spoil this gift by using your liberty to engage in what your flesh desires; instead, use it to serve each other as Jesus taught through love. For the whole law comes down to this one instruction: “Love your neighbor as yourself,”so why all this vicious gnawing on each other? If you are not careful, you will find you’ve eaten each other alive (VOICE)!
James 2: 13 “For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment (NKJV).
1 John 4:7-8 “My loved ones, let us devote ourselves to loving one another. Love comes straight from God, and everyone who loves is born of God and truly knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love (VOICE).”
Shalom ♥

Praying for the Nation – For Such A Time As This, Lou Engle

We must not stop praying for this nation, but continue to press on. Speaking love and speaking the truth over our land; speaking unity and declaring God’s promises. Lou Engle has issued a call for a 3 day Esther fast and prayer from March 8-March 11. I encourage you to read the following post and if it resonates, join in. Do what you can, however you can. I fully understand that not everyone is able to fast 3 days without food and water. Let the Holy Spirit lead you.



Esther said, “I and my young women will also fast as you do. Afterward, though it is against the law, I will go to the king…and if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16)

There are moments in history when a door for massive change opens. Great revolutions, either good or evil, spring up in the vacuum created by these openings. In such divine moments, key men, women and entire generations risk everything to become the hinge of history—the “pivot point” that determines which way the door will swing.

The Esther Hour

Esther is a prototype of history’s hinge—a courageous woman who humbly and artfully spoke truth to power. Facing witchcraft and dark conspiracies in Persia’s power base, Queen Esther risked her life, armed with nothing but a dying love for her people, a providential position of authority, her own dignity, and the secret arsenal of corporate prayer and fasting. Through her a nation was spared annihilation.
Three years ago in a leaders summit in Fredericksburg Virginia our meeting was sovereignly hijacked as the Lord shifted our focus toward the hidden taproot of strength in the godly women of America. We began to envision something of a million women gathering on the mall in Washington DC, similar to the Promise Keepers gathering, that would be a last-stand breakthrough to hold back darkness in America. Those hours of corporate intercession were as strong and clear as any prophetic moment I have ever encountered in thirty plus years of prayer, but at the time we could not see how it could be brought to pass. Habakkuk’s statement seemed to be the counsel of the Lord to us, “Though the vision tarry, wait for it, it will surely come.”


The Truly Empowered Woman

That moment arrived January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, as we watched hundreds of thousands of women take to the streets with the purported aim of “empowering women.” A vacuum had been created by this election, by historic women’s injustices, and yes, even by President Trump’s past hurtful statements towards women and minorities, and it seemed that a false heiress rushed in and was seeking now to become the hinge of history by framing the narrative of a future America that does not acknowledge God’s exalted view of women and His biblical design for her glorious purpose in the earth. Instinctively we had a corporate knowing: it was the time for the true empowered woman to stand up, for the meek (strength-filled humility) shall inherit the earth.


Hundreds of thousands of women watched the March, heard the vitriol, and could not identify with the radical ideologies being expressed that would not acknowledge God’s word and ways in the public controversy. This new woman declared deep inside her heart “this is not my revolution!” Now, like Esther, she is arising “for such a time as this”. It’s time for this corporate Esther to frame the future by recognizing and taking up her God-given role of persistent public persuasion in the open square as well as that of her humble appeal to God in prayer.


Fasting Through Purim

The Women’s March was the first shot across the bow, heralding a revolutionary rise against the President of the United States, “We the People”, and in reality, the foundational biblical truths upon which our nation was founded. Soon after, the second shot was manifested publicly: an unprecedented global summons of witchcraft to curse President Trump, his cabinet and all of those aligned with a biblical worldview. Suddenly, the whole controversy was elevated to a global spiritual dimension, inaugurating a spiritual battle that cannot be won on the playing field of protests and political arguments. Only the Church has the answer to this unprecedented manifestation of witchcraft. Spiritual strategy must be used to overcome this open-faced, brazen challenge of the powers.


According to Derek Prince, Haman (the adversary in the Book of Esther), was practicing divination through the casting of lots, and was clearly aligning himself with demonic spiritual powers to destroy the whole Jewish population in the earth. Esther’s 3-day no-food-no-water fast broke the spiritual power channeled by Haman’s witchcraft. It effectively reversed the curse and shifted the whole public policy of the Persian Empire towards the Jewish people. I cannot stress this enough: we are in a similar day and a cataclysmic battle for the soul of our nation. We cannot live the same way we lived yesterday.


Recently, two women contacted me and asked me to use my influence to call for a three day Esther Fast to answer this challenge. Immediately after, I experienced a life-changing dream where I saw a nation-wide Esther movement arising that alone could break a major spiritual power of death. I knew then that I was to take my place as a Mordecai and call not only “Esther and her handmaidens” but the whole nation, to fast and pray for three days leading up to Purim. The Jewish holiday Purim celebrates God’s deliverance of the Jews through Esther’s fasting, sacrifice and courage. This year, Purim begins on Saturday evening, March 11th.


Therefore, we are seizing this sudden moment for a three day Esther Fast from sundown on Wednesday, March 8th through the evening of Saturday, March 11th to counter this witchcraft, to stand against the rising anti-Semitism,  pray for the President, and contend for the uprising of an Esther movement in America that will, among many things, reverse the decree of ‘73, Roe V. Wade, just as Haman’s decree was reversed.


Let the women arise as Esther’s for such a time as this and take their place in the courts of heaven and in the public courts of man to shape history in this hour.  If your heart burns, mobilize this fast to all your connections. Blow the trumpet in Zion! Call a fast!

Consumed by the call,

Lou Engle

Praying for the Nation: Unite the States

I had a dream last night that I poured all the dirt from jars into a container and planted sunflower seeds. It is time to unite the dirt. If you have any dirt that you would like to be included, let me know and I will give you my address.

We must continue to pray and speak words of love over this nation, words of unity, words of peace. Despite what is happening in the natural, our intercession is having an effect.

I love you all!

Today’s Word

I hear the Lord say “Don’t take the hate bait. I AM love and I have called you to love. Love is not difficult when you look to Me for the strength and how to properly love those in your sphere of influence. As you tap into My love to love others, I will enlarge your territory.

The enemy will set traps and snares, sometimes obvious, often hidden, baited with opportunities to hate. React in and with love, do not take his bait. Love covers, love conquers and love completes. You are well able to love because of My great love for you.”

Despite what we see, Papa’s love never fails. Even in the most difficult circumstances, love will win.

Praying for the Nation – Cut Out the Tongue

The Lord showed me a snake sniffing around with its tongue. I watched as a pair of scissors reached in and cut out the snake’s tongue, rendering it powerless. and useless.

Snakes generally use their tongues to search out prey.  There are many across the nation the enemy has sought out and grabbed hold of as prey, using their tongues to spread fire.

Prayer points:

  • Pray for the tongue of the enemy to be cut out, silencing him
  • Pray for every work already spoken by him and his followers null and void
  • Pray for an unleashing of the light of heaven into the areas the enemy has tried to claim as dark
  • Continue to speak blessing and not cursing over your state governments, to speak healing over our land, for unity and peace



Praying and Prophesying the Word of God

I shared the following on my personal Facebook page as well as a FB group I belong to. For those of you who gathered dirt into jars to speak love, life and blessings to, joining me on this fantastic prophetic journey, please continue to do so! Do not relent in speaking heaven into the earth. Heaven is joyfully relentless in its pursuit of us, we need to be just as relentlessly pursing the Kingdom’s manifestation here on earth.

Be light. Be love. Speak life. Speak love.

Praying and prophesying the Word of God.

The Word of God is living and active, it does what He sends it out to do and never, ever returns void. There is power in declaring personalized Scripture over people, nations, situations, etc. Our nation is in turmoil and now more than ever we need to declare the word of God.

The following are my Scripture prayers and prophetic declarations for our nation, let us join together and become one unified voice. Where the light is, darkness has no power. Let us shine our lights.

Psalm 91

They who dwell in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my nation’s and governmental leaders refuge and fortress;
our God, in Him we will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver us from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover us with His feathers,
And under His wings we shall take refuge;
His truth shall be our shield and buckler.

We shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at our side,
And ten thousand at our right hand;
But it shall not come near us.

Only with our eyes shall we look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because we have made the Lord, who is our refuge,
Even the Most High, our dwelling place,

No evil shall befall us,
Nor shall any plague come near our dwelling;

For He shall give His angels charge over us,
To keep us in all your ways.

In their hands, they shall bear us up,
Lest we dash your foot against a stone.
We shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent we shall trample underfoot.

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

Colossians 1:9-14

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for our nation and governmental leaders, and to ask that they may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that they may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified them to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered them from the power of darkness and conveyed them into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom there is redemption through His blood, and the forgiveness of sins.

Ephesians 3:14-20
We bow our knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,  that He would grant this nation’s leaders, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith; that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—  to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that we may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Praying for the Nation – Jezebel Has Fallen

Jezebel has fallen, but we must soldier on, for a Deborah is rising!
This is certainly a momentous day in the history of our nation. For many, this is not the day they had envisioned, and for others it is. As difficult as it may be, let us not wallow in our losses or brag in our victory. This was a divisive, uphill, nasty battle with definite winners and losers. As Americans, I would like to think we can overcome and unite, but I realize this will take time.
Our new President-Elect is not who some expected and many will struggle to call him our leader. That is okay. Our nation must heal; compassion is a necessity now more than ever. We must rise above, as Americans, and continue to move forward. All is not lost and there is always hope.
rsz_sword_sparks_big_59As I prayed yesterday, I saw two swords crossing in battle and I understood the depth of this war. There are things going on in the spirit most people don’t understand and what we are seeing in the natural was begot in the spirit. From a prophetic perspective, Jezebel’s kingdom has fallen, but the war wages on. Her influence is broken, but her soldiers haven’t conceded yet. We must continue to pray and take back the ground we allowed the enemy to encroach upon. He has no power, but we gave him power. The sleeping giant has awakened, rising and fighting back.
As a Church, we must no longer be apathetic and complacent, we must be aware that the words we speak sow seeds harvested in upcoming generations. For too long words of condemnation, judgment and cursing have been spoken over this nation and people. We must begin to bless, and not curse. We must love and not hate. We must have compassion not selfish ambition. Long ago we said we were “One nation under God” and how we have allowed that phrase to become a clanging cymbal because we lost the love that went with it. We trusted in man and not God, and we forgot about the unique beauty of individualism and diversity. God is going to use our beautiful diversity in healing our nation and people, and He will raise up leaders from the next generation.
We must soldier on in steadfast prayer for our leaders, our people and our upcoming generations. We must speak life, love and blessing over our land and ask for the balm of Gilead to flow, heal and unite.
This is the beginning of a new era, have no fear. Do not be discouraged, do not be dismayed, the Lord is with you, do not be afraid.
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence (1 Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV)
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63)

Praying for the Nation – Thoughts

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV).

As an intercessor with a national mandate, I have let the enemy silence me for too long in praying for the state of our nation and the current political climate. Earlier this week I had a moment where I realized I had a crack in my armor that had been sneakily exploited. Well, after some time with the Holy Spirit, we have exterminated the infiltrators and sealed the crack so that it is no longer even visible.

At the beginning of the call to pray over jars of dirt for this nation, the Lord deeply impressed upon me that I was to bless and not curse, and to instruct the intercessors who joined me to do the same. It has been a difficult journey, and while going through my silence, I did not bless as I should have. Forgive me.

Getting back on track – I am deeply, deeply disturbed, heartbroken and saddened by the level of condemnation, conflict and cursing (not swear words) coming from the mouths of professed Believers. So, I’m going to share some thoughts.

As for our political candidates, let us not forget they are human and Jesus died for them. It is not our place to decide who is telling the truth about conversion, or who is truly evil and hell bound. That is a judgment ascribed to God Himself. We do not see Jesus, who was the very representation of God, condemning anyone while He walked the earth. We must be very, very cautious of the words we speak over our candidates, and nation. Most of the reason we are in our current situation is because of careless and thoughtless word curses and manipulative prayers spoken. We must utilize wisdom and discernment to see beyond the natural realm. It is NOT the person, it is the spirit behind them influencing their decisions and that is who we need to be praying against. Look at who they surround themselves with, read between the lines of what they say and watch body language. I truly believe God does not speak one word to one person and an opposite word to another. That is not the nature of God. He desires unity, He will not sow discord and chaos. It is imperative that we stop listening to the impostor’s voice, which feeds our personal belief structure, values, denominational beliefs and opinions. We must NOT pray our opinions over people, instead, discern for ourselves that which is the True word of God and His heart in the situation.

It is perfectly okay to have a differing opinion and perspective than someone else, this is the beauty of uniqueness; it is not okay to spew hatred for another’s opinion and perspective without first considering what their particular point of view is. You and I may witness the same event, yet we will have differing perspectives of what actually happened based on where we were watching from, how close or far, whether or not we could hear the conversation or if we were or were not personally involved. It is time to step out of our comfort zones and consider others more than ourselves.

My personal take on this election system is that we are not voting for a person, we are voting for our future. We are voting for the Spirit, but we have to understand that there are also other spirits at play that want in on the action. As the Church, we must not be so quick to denounce one another because someone plans to vote for one candidate over another, or refuses to vote at all. I believe there is a Jezebel spirit at work, and where there is Jezebel, there is an Ahab letting her have her own way. We must begin to unite in our prayers for Jezebel is not one to just leave because she gets upset. She is relentless and devouring, she is cunning and leads people into idolatry and fornication. Take a close look at our candidates, look beyond the physical and the person and look into the spirit. Begin to ask Papa how to pray for our election, what His heart is and how to eradicate the spirits seeking to set themselves on high. We have been given all authority in Christ, it’s time we behaved like it.


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