What should we pray over our Nation?

Some early thoughts from Peter Hill
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What should we pray?
The following can be prayed from the heart for believers as the guidelines are from the scriptures themselves. We do not know how the Lord will answer these prayers, but as we have said, prayers are being prayed throughout the Nation and a cry is going up to the Lord.
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There are three well-known examples that can help clarify:
  • King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:1-30. Judah was threatened by foreign powers – King Jehoshaphat’s response:   
  1. Alarmed!  
  2. Sought the Lord for help
  3. The Nation was called to fast and pray
  4. The Nation came together to seek help from the Lord, indeed they came from every town in Judah to seek the Lord.
  5. Prayer for the Nation led by Jehoshaphat, followed by prophetic direction and encouragement
  6. Worship, obedience and courage to obey the word of the Lord
  7. Victory
  8. Result – Fear of the Lord and Impact on all the Nations.

During early November 2017, we are believing that this passage of Scripture has a particular significance for the next stage of CTNTP – more will be revealed by early December.

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  • Jonah – Book of Jonah –  went to Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire and called the Nation to Repentance
(Interesting to note that it was Jonah who had a hard time obeying the Lord!)
  • King George VI – called The Nation To Prayer several times during World War II 

Perhaps most significantly on 26th May 1940, as close to defeat, the entire British Army was trapped at Dunkirk. A miraculous rescue then took place.

From these three examples, we can see that ‘Calling The Nation To Prayer’, could include the following prayer content:
  1. Awareness of the urgency of the times and to pray and seek the Lord
  2. Asking the Lord for help
  3. Fasting and praying
  4. Coming together as one to seek help from the Lord
  5. Repentance
  6. Prayers from the heart, including prophetic declaration
  7. Worship
And, of course, The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6 is for all nations – may the Lord’s Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.