70 Days – Righteousness Exalts a Nation – Day 29
GiveHim15 will be collaborating with Love Ministries in a very special 70-day prayer focus. We are going to take a stand for righteousness in the United States of America from February 9th through Passover, April 19th.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34; NASB)
REBUILDING THE WALL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN OUR NATION, STATES, AND TERRITORIES – 52 Day State Prayer Focus: Day 12: Virginia, June 25, 1788
The Lord is with you mighty warriors! It only takes a spark to get a fire going. Your prayers are the very catalyst to release revival fire, awakening, and reformation in our nation! The Lord always has His remnant in the land. Today is a clarion call to stand fast on behalf of our country. Let us lock shields with the righteous remnant across this nation, especially in the state of Virginia. The following Scriptures and a strong word of the Lord came to me as I prayed for our nation and Virginia.
“When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, He said, ‘The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.’” (Judges 6:12; NIV)
“The Lord said to Gideon, ‘You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her, announce now to the people, “Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.”’ So, twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained. But the Lord said to Gideon, ‘There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say, “This one shall go with you,” he shall go; but if I say, “This one shall not go with you,” he shall not go.’
“So, Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, ‘Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel down to drink.’ Three hundred men lapped with their hands to their mouths. All the rest got down on their knees to drink. The Lord said to Gideon, ‘With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the other men go, each to his own place.’ So, Gideon sent the rest of the Israelites to their tents but kept the three hundred, who took over the provisions and trumpets of the others.” (Judges 7:1-8; NIV)
Some meanings of the word “Midian” are: contest, contend, brawling, contentious, discord, strife. The Lord is going to deal with the enemy that is coming to destroy and bring discord, division, and strife in this nation and state.
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32; NIV)
“Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant… but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore, He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7:22-25; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes of prayer:
- Acknowledge and receive the clarion call of the Lord to stand for the nation and the State of Virginia.
- Agree with God’s redemptive plan revealed in the scriptures above for our nation and the state of Virginia.
- 52 Day State Prayer Focus: Virginia (Named after Elizabeth I, Virgin Queen of England).
- Statehood: June 25, 1788.
- Motto: Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to Tyrants).
- Familiar Name: The Old Dominion.
- 50-State Tour: The Covenant Root State.
- Decree the Preamble of the State of Virginia: 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI… “Religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator… can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, … it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love, and Charity towards each other.”
A prayer you can pray:
I heard the Lord say, “Prepare for War, Virginia! Satan has asked to sift you as wheat! I am sifting the Church of Virginia in this hour, even as I sifted Gideon’s Army. I will raise Gideon’s Army in this state to stand on behalf of the unborn and righteousness. Remember your Covenant Root and the meaning of your Motto: ‘Thus Always to Tyrants’ which symbolizes victory over tyranny. ‘The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.’ (Psalm 103:6; NIV) Your leaders are acting contrary to your purpose, but I say even now, ‘Change, Change, Change will come to you Virginia. “Simon, Simon (Virginia,Virginia,) Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon(Virginia), that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32; NIV)’”
Father, we come into agreement with your kingdom plan and purposes for our nation and state of Virginia. We thank you for raising Gideon’s army in the state of Virginia! We call Virginia into the original intent of her birthright and destiny as ordained by Almighty God. Let the voice of the blood of Jesus, the voice of the mediator be heard in this state. Virginia, we call you to return to your birthright and destiny as a state. Return to righteousness and truth, there is still a revolutionary root in you to fight against oppression and tyranny. Let your agreement with death and the grave be annulled. Your leaders have gotten the attention of the Lord and this nation. We stand in agreement with the Word of God spoken over you and decree these words of Jesus Christ over you, “Because Jesus is praying for you, Virginia, your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31-32; NIV). We declare, “Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant… He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:22-25; NIV). Remember your true identity, Virginia. Remember the faith of your forefathers, George Washington, Patrick Henry and so many others born to you who fought for life and liberty. Pro-life is in your DNA! Come to your senses and return to the foundational truths that you were established on… “religion and the duty which we owe our Creator, forbearance, love and charity toward each other”. Lord, we agree with your intercession over the state of Virginia and this nation. Be it unto us according to your word. Righteousness exalts a nation! In Jesus Name, Amen.
The 70 Day Decree:
Lord God, we present ourselves unto You a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). We acknowledge and declare that we are filled with the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:11). Your Word tells us that righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34). We stand before You in the land You have given us, and we decree and release the righteousness of Christ into our territories, spheres of influence, our cities, states, and nation in order to bring healing, revival, awakening, and reformation to America. Father, let Your Spirit of righteousness be released and established in us, and in every place in which You have given us jurisdiction. Let Your righteous Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10)! Prepare the soil of this nation and realign us with Your righteousness! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.