Thanksgiving and Praise
Psalms 100:4-5 “Enter into His GATES with THANKSGIVING and into His COURTS with PRAISE! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.”
Lord, thank you that I can come into Your gates and into Your courts through thanksgiving and praise. Thank you that the veil has been torn and I now can have the boldness to come to the throne of grace through the blood of Jesus that made me righteous before You.
Lord, forgive ME / my FAMILY / my COMMUNITY (e.g. Lynwood) / my CITY (eg. Pretoria) / my NATION (e.g. South Africa) for sometimes coming into Your presence with grumbling and unbelief. Forgive ME /US for being more aware of what goes wrong and what I/WE don’t have. Forgive ME/US for not giving thanks for Your goodness in MY/OUR lives.
Prayer / Declaration
Lord, I want to come into Your gates with thanksgiving in my heart today! Thank you for being alive and thank you for Your unfailing love toward ME / my FAMILY / my COMMUNITY (e.g. Lynwood) / my CITY (eg. Pretoria) / my NATION (e.g. South Africa) . Thank you for calling ME/US by name and making ME/US Your own. Thank you for a plan in your heart which is a plan to prosper ME/US and not harm ME/US. Thank you for Your grace, Your mercy and Your kindness that draws ME/US closer to You every day. Thank you for the ability to worship You. Thank you that the veil has been torn and that I/WE can come into Your presence, to the throne of grace with boldness.
Holy Spirit, please teach ME /US to have a lifestyle of thankfulness and teach me to discover Jesus in every situation.
DAY 2 All Families will Worship the Lord
Psa 22:27 “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall bow down and worship before You,”
Thank you, Jesus, that heaven and earth belongs to You. Thank you for dying on the cross and paying with Your blood for every person on this earth. Thank you that You are not far from us but You are close to us and live within us. Thank you that we can come to You and bow down and worship You, the only True, Living God in heaven and on earth.
Lord, forgive ME for bowing down to, submitting and worshipping other gods but Jesus Christ. Forgive me for giving more importance to other people and other things (money, sport, friends) in my life than to You. Forgive ME for idolatry – for looking at my husband/wife, my friends, my /church/pastor/leader or the government to be the answer to my problems, instead of looking at You Who is the answer.
Prayer / Declaration
Lord Jesus, today I remember You and I turn to You with my whole heart. I choose Jesus Christ as my one and only God and I exalt You above everything else: my family, my friends, my finances, my desires and expectations, my sport and my hobbies, etc. I will bow down and worship before You and You alone.
Lord, I call my FAMILY to repentance and I call them to a lifestyle of worship so that me and my family will bow down before You and worship You.
Replace FAMILY with COMMUNITY/CITY/NATION and pray the same prayer.
DAY 3 We have been Created for God
Col 1:16 “for in Him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through Him, and for Him;”
Revelation 1:5 “and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood.”
Thank you, Lord, that I have been created by You and for You. Thank you that You don’t make mistakes because what You create is wonderful and beautiful and it is for Your good pleasure. You are love and everything You create is and was created by love and is so precious! Thank you for my family, my community, my unique people group, my city and my nation.
Lord, forgive ME for placing authorities and people in leadership above you, thinking they are more powerful than You and allowing them to determine my emotional health and my destiny. Forgive ME for fearing man more than God. Forgive ME for looking at authorities and leaders to fulfill my needs more than looking at You, Who truly desires to fulfill our needs.
Prayer / Declaration
I declare that in Jesus Christ ALL things were created, in the heavens and on the earth, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. I declare all things have been created THROUGH HIM and FOR HIM. I declare that He is the Ruler of all the kings and presidents on the earth.
Lord, I declare that I have been created by God, for God and for His good pleasure and I will strive to live my life to glorify His Name. I declare that my family was created by You and for Your good pleasure and I pray that each one of them will live their lives for Your good pleasure. I declare that my people group was formed by You and for You. I declare that my community was formed by You and I pray that they will live for You. I declare that my city was formed by You and will serve You in every way. I declare that my nation came into being by and through You and that this city will serve You and love you, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
DAY 4 The Knowledge of the Glory of the Lord
Hab_2:14 “For the earth will be filled with the KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY of the LORD as the waters cover the sea”.
Thank you Jesus, that the earth will not be filled with the knowledge of the evil, but with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. Thank you that Your Name will be famous on the lips of the people. Thank you Lord that I can spread the knowledge of the glory of the Lord through my testimonies of Your goodness and kindness in my life.
Lord, forgive me for speaking more of the works of darkness than testifying about Your goodness, kindness and miracle working power. Forgive me for being more aware of the work of the enemy in my life while I so often ignore Your goodness and kindness in my life. Forgive me for taking my health, my safety and provision in my life for granted. Forgive me for taking the good relationships in my life for granted. Forgive me for not acknowledging Your grace, favor and anointing in my life. Forgive me for so easily slandering and accusing other people instead of rejoicing at Your goodness in their lives.
Prayer / Declaration
Lord, I declare that the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God. I commit myself to always speak of Your goodness and Your kindness and to testify of Your great works. Your Word and Your acts will be on my lips and I will make Your Name famous wherever I go. Your Name will be famous in my family, community, city and nation because You are our God and You are a GOOD God, worthy to be praised!
Holy Spirit, please help my heart, my mind and my mouth to be filled with joy, gratefulness and encouragement so that the knowledge of Your glory can fill the earth.
DAY 5 His Kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom
Dan 7:27 “And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and ALL the dominions shall serve and obey Him.”
Thank you Jesus, that, as a believer, I am part of Your Kingdom. Thank you for entrusting Your Kingdom to us. Thank you that Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom and thank you that all other kingdoms and dominions shall serve and obey Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
Lord, we repent for thinking that we serve the kingdoms of the world. Forgive us for thinking that we are victims in these kingdoms and that the rulers and authorities of this earth control us. Forgive us for not taking our position of rulership in the Kingdom of God but allowing the kingdoms of this earth to enslave us. Forgive us for not taking responsibility for the kingdoms and dominions of the earth by choosing to love them, serve them and empower them in and through prayer.
Prayer / Declaration
Lord, I declare that the Kingdom of God has been given to us, the saints of the Most High! And I declare that this Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom! I declare that all other kingdoms, dominions and authorities will serve and obey Him, including our government and local authorities. Lord, You are the one Who appoints and removes kings, presidents and leaders.
Lord, I pray for the authorities in my community / city and nation: Lord, give them Your love for my community / city / nation so that they can serve them well. Lord, release Your divine strategies and wisdom to them in order for Your Kingdom to come in my community /city /nation.
Day 6 His Kingdom shall NEVER be Destroyed
Dan 2:44-45 “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed, nor shall the kingdom be left to another people. It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, and it shall stand forever, just as you saw that a stone was cut from a mountain by no human hand, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold.”
Dan 2:35 “But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”
Lord, thank you that we are part of a Kingdom that can never be destroyed, a Kingdom that shall stand forever. Thank you that this Kingdom shall fill the whole earth!
Lord, forgive me for thinking that the Word of God, FAITH and Christianity is disappearing and being removed in the nations.Forgive me for thinking that the kingdoms of the earth are stronger than Your Kingdom. Forgive me for thinking that believers are weak and can easily be overcome by the kingdoms and rulers of the earth.
Prayer / Declaration
Lord, I declare that I am part of the Kingdom of God that shall never be destroyed and it shall stand forever. I declare that this Kingdom will fill the whole earth: it will fill my community, my city, my people group and my nation. I declare that the Kingdom of God shall stand forever in my community, city and nation.
Lord, I pray that You will strengthen me in my inner being so that I can walk in the confidence that I am part of a Kingdom that is growing in my family, community, nation and all over the world. Lord, I pray that all believers in my family, community and nation will rise up in the knowledge and the boldness that we are part of a glorious Kingdom that rules in LOVE and releases LIFE wherever it is established!
DAY 7 His Kingdom Will Come on Earth as it is in Heaven
Mat 6:10 “ Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering toward you, not wishing that ANY should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
Lord, thank you that Your will for my life in heaven is good and perfect and for my benefit. Thank you that Your will for me is life-giving and saturated with Your love, purpose and destiny. Thank you that you do not desire anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance, even the evil doers and my enemies. Thank you for your patience with me and not giving up on me. Thank you for all Your wonderful promises in Your Word.
Lord, forgive me, my family, my community and my nation for often expecting You to do my will instead of submitting my will. desires and expectations to Your will. Forgive me for often not even enquiring what Your will for me is in a situation. Forgive me for thinking that Your will might limit me or be boring.
Lord, forgive me for thinking that You are only good to some people. Forgive me for wishing that some people might perish, especially the evil doers or my oppressors, instead of forgiving them. Forgive me for not having Your heart, desiring for everyone to come to repentance and come into Your Kingdom.
Prayer / Declaration
Lord, may Your Kingdom come and may Your will be done in my life and the life of my family. May Your Kingdom come and may Your will be done in our community, in our city and in our nation. Lord, we declare that Your will is perfect; filled with Your love and Your good purposes and plans and it will bring life and prosper us in every way! Your will is the best for me, my family and my community.
Holy Spirit, please give me understanding of God’s will for my life, my family, community and nation. Help me, Holy Spirit, to align my dreams and expectations with Your will.
Lord, I choose to submit my will to Your will so that Your Kingdom can come in my life and so that You can be glorified!
Lord, I pray that every sinner in my family, community, city and nation come to repentance and become sons of God and citizens of the Kingdom of God.