Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pray for the Elections
On November 6, Americans will be heading for the polls to let their voices be heard in the matter of the presidential election, as well as other national and local candidates and issues — unless you have chosen to vote by early ballot.
I thought it might be helpful to you to hear what Derek had to say about participating in the electoral process. In 1980 we had another very important presidential election — the culmination of which Ronald Reagan was voted into office. Derek, in his bi-monthly UPDATE, gave a report on his recent ministry trips, but went on to encourage us to get to the polls and make a difference. These words hold true today, as well, so let’s take the time to pray over these elections — and then go to the polls and vote.
Here is what Derek said in the early days of October 1980:
I am specifically praying myself that in these coming weeks, somehow or other, the power of witchcraft over the political processes of the United States will be broken and the political processes of the United States will be released from that evil spiritual dominion which has been becoming increasingly dominant in those processes for several years past. So let me remind you again: Remember to pray. Ask God to show you how to pray. Remember to cast your vote, and don’t be afraid of the battle.
They that be with us are more than they that be with them.
“Almighty, God, our Heavenly Father, we come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, redeemed by His blood, committed to serve and follow Him. We come to You as Your believing people, Your representatives in this earth, the agents of Your government in the earth. We lift up to You this nation of ours, the United States. We thank You for the many centuries of special grace and mercy that You have granted to this nation. We thank You for the godly seeds that have been sown over the centuries by men of faith who have followed in Your footsteps—labored, sacrificed, prayed, and given for Your kingdom.
“Lord, we desire that these godly seeds shall develop into a harvest that shall be reaped for Your purposes. We ask You to extend Your grace and mercy to this nation. We ask You to send a mighty visitation of the Holy Spirit that will overthrow the strongholds of Satan and uplift and glorify the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. We ask You for a mighty floodtide of spiritual revival that will sweep across this nation, casting down everything that opposes itself against the knowledge of God.
"And we commit to You now specifically the forthcoming elections and all of the political processes involved. We take our stand in Jesus’ name against every satanic principality and power that would seek to exercise control in these elections. We break their power, we release the elective and the governmental processes from their control, and we put them in Your hands. We pray that You will guide and overrule. That You will raise up the men and the women of Your choice, put down those who will oppose and stand against Your purposes, and bring Your purposes to fulfillment in this nation.
"Lord, we do believe that You have a special destiny for the United States, and we pray that nothing that Satan will do will be able to hinder that destiny.
"We also pray, Lord, for the relationship of the United States to Israel. That You will keep Your hand upon it and that You will also guide and overrule, to the benefit of Israel. That this nation will not turn against Israel or take its stand among the enemies of Israel. That You will graciously use this nation continually to support and uphold Your people, Israel, and their State.
"Lord, we ask all these things, believing them to be Your will and believing them to be for Your glory, in the precious, all-prevailing name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Savior. Amen."
During this time of decision and action, we would like to equip you with some helpful resources. The audio messages are available for free download as well as Derek's booklet,
Praying for the Government.
In addition, the above prayer can be freely printed or it can be purchased as a handy card that you take along with you.
For PDF/MP3 downloads - or to purchase the printed materials, click here
Praying for the Government (B20, PDF or purchase booklet)
Prayer for Local and National Elections (CC23O, PDF or purchase confession card)
Good Government through Prayer (MP4043 download)
Intervening by Prayer in National Affairs (MP4002 download)
All the best,
President, DPM - USA
©2011 Derek Prince Ministries
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