This is a prayer that we prayed at Fort Saint Philip near the mouth of the Mississippi River in 2002.
PRAYER OF REPENTANCE FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD
Father God, we pray this prayer that Daniel prayed on behalf of Israel, and we pray for the Peace of Israel and for Your Sovereign Will to be done in this Nation of ours.
With Daniel, we confess we have done wickedly and have turned every man to his own agendas and his own selfish desires.
We confess that Your Church has been divided because Your People have strayed from You, and have desired the things of the World rather than the furtherance of Your Kingdom. Forgive us for our sins, and seeking our own things instead of Your Will.
We confess that because of our selfish ambition, our love for our brothers and sisters has grown cold. Forgive us for our selfishness.
Forgive Your people, for becoming conformed to this world, and letting worldliness and covetousness come into our lives.
Lord, we confess that to a large degree, those of us whom You have chosen to put into Leadership have been intent on pursuing our own success, and establishing our own kingdoms here on earth. Forgive us for our professionalism and our man-centered programs and for leaning on our own understanding instead of acknowledging You in all our ways.
We confess that we have emulated the ways of the world in an attempt to “make Christianity more appealing to those who are in the world”, despite the fact that You have told us not to be conformed to the world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Lord, we ask that You enable those of us that You have put into Leadership to have hearts only for You. You said You would give Your People pastors after Your own heart, which shall feed the people with knowledge and understanding, if only Your people would stop justifying their wickedness and their backsliding.
Lord, in Jeremiah, You said to proclaim these words to the North, and to Say “Return, thou backsliding Israel”, and You promised that You would not cause Your anger to fall upon her.
Lord, we proclaim these words to Your backsliding people, The Spiritual Israel in this nation, and the natural Israel, and we say, “Return, oh Backsliding Israel.”
Father, Our Nation has been given over to severe corruption and moral decay.
Your Church has looked away while millions of unborn children are murdered.
Your Church has looked away while our neighbors are in bondage.
Your Church has looked away while children are killing children.
Your Church has looked away while immorality runs rampant in our streets.
Your Church has looked away while our neighbors are dying without You.
Your Church has looked away while people have been sick and had no one to comfort them. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
Your Church has looked away while our brothers and sisters are in need, yet we have plenty.
Your Church has looked away while people go hungry, yet we are filled.
Your Church has looked away while people are thirsty, yet we are satisfied.
Your Church has looked away while people are left in prison with no hope, yet we are free.
Your Church has turned away from the strangers and the homeless that are among them.
Your Church has turned away from those who have no clothing, yet our closets are full.
Your Church has turned away from those who do not know You, instead of leading them to You.
Your Church has turned away from You, while pursuing after our own good.
We have honored You with our lips, yet our hearts have been far from You.
We have not comforted the fatherless and the widow.
We have not sought Your Righteousness.
We have an appearance of godliness, but we have denied the Power thereof through our disobedience to Your Word.
We have not sought to loose the heavy burdens of the people around us.
We have not sought to comfort those who mourn.
We have not dealt our bread to the hungry.
We have not sought to loose the bands of wickedness.
We have not helped the oppressed to be freed from their oppression.
We have been ashamed of You, and have hidden our light behind the doors of our sanctuaries.
We have been critical and judgmental of our brothers and sisters who disagree with us.
We have not sought the restoration of our brothers and sisters who have fallen; instead, we have been guilty of pointing our fingers in accusation of each other.
Forgive us for leaving our first Love.
Forgive us for seeking financial gain for ourselves, instead of the treasures of Your Kingdom.
Forgive us for wanting to be man pleasers instead of desiring to please You.
Forgive us for seeking after teachers who would tell us what we want to hear, so we can justify our sins.
Forgive us for our self-righteousness.
Forgive us for our hypocrisy.
Forgive us for our apathy.
Forgive us for our Pride and our arrogance.
Forgive us Lord.
Have mercy on Your People, Lord, and cleanse us from our unrighteousness.
Forgive us for not Obeying You, Lord.
Renew in us a clean heart.
Have mercy, and heal our land.
Oh Lord, have mercy, and help us to see the error of our ways and help us to turn from them.
Jer 3:11 And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Lord, we add our names and our country to the prayers of Daniel:
Dan 9:5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah and America, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and Washington D.C., and unto all Israel and Christendom, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
11 Yea, Your Church the Body of Christ, and all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Israel and America.
13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt and The World with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain, and Washington D.C., this land which was once founded upon Christian principles: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Washington D.C. and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the People which are called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy cities, and thy Nations and thy people are called by thy name.
Lord, help us to walk in obedience to Your Word in 2 Chronicles 7:14, which promises us:
2 Chr 7:14
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Lord God, we affirm that we have walked away from You, and we have not been the Light that You would have us to be. We understand that Judgment begins at the House of God. We ask You to Forgive us for relying on the Political process to make things Right, instead of You, and we ask You to teach us again Your Ways.
Forgive us for complaining and gossiping about those who are in Authority over this country, instead of praying for them. Restore this Nation, Lord. We thank You that You are married to us, and that we are your Bride.
Forgive us of our adulterous ways, and Rule over our lives and over this Land.
In the Name of the King of kings, The Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, The Name above every name, we take rightful possession of all the States that border the Mississippi River, and claim them for the Glory of God to be revealed to this Nation and the world in these last days.
We bind every spirit and stronghold of false religion and paganism and anti Christian doctrine from having any foothold on the people of this region. We loose the convicting and sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit to reign in the hearts and the minds of the people in this Land.
We Thank You, Holy Father, that You Sanctify Your People. That You bring forth Your conviction on Your people concerning Your Righteousness and Your Sovereignty. We Thank You that You pour out Your Spirit anew on Your people who live in these States, and that You raise up Your people in boldness to retake the Land for Your Glory. Thank You, Lord Jesus for Your Mercy and Your Grace.
We proclaim to Your Church, Return, Oh backsliding Israel.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
I Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
January 16, 2002, New Life Ministries, Boothville.
I couldn't walk Monday because of rain and fog. I walked 2.4 miles yesterday, and ministered to Lindsey, a young lady who loves Jesus. Friday I prayed with ten people to accept Jesus, and spoke with a couple of Mormon missionaries regarding their doctrine of one day becoming gods. It was good, and I believe some wonderful seeds were planted.
Saturday, Charlie and Able Plaisance came down to see us. At about 3:00 Brother Duke, Brother Andy, Charlie and Able and myself went to Fort St. Philip to reclaim the states that border the Mississippi River for the glory of Jesus Christ. We planted a Christian flag on the property, and buried the prayer in the trunk of a tree.
January 22, 2002 New Life Ministries, Boothville, La.
On Sunday afternoon, Brother Terry took my mother, Talitha, Feather, Elijah, and I down to the mouth of the Mississippi River. We strapped the cross on the boom of his boat, and traveled for about an hour and 15 minutes to reach the mouth of the Mississippi river.
Once we got to the mouth of the Mississippi River, we prayed that the Lord would pour out His Holy Spirit on the people in the states bordering the Mississippi River, and that He would prevent those things that are not of Him from coming in and taking root in these states…I remembered that I had poured some anointing oil at the source of the Mississippi River when I was up there with my family, so I poured some into the mouth, and we claimed the entire Mississippi River Valley for the Glory of God. Then I blew my shofar.
I also blew my shofar at a point where the river splits off into three tributaries.
FEATHER, TALITHA, FAITH (MY MOM) & ELIJAH
Later…I walked the rest of the way on the four-lane to the bridge…I got to minister and encourage six different people…Prayed for healing for one person, and saw a backslider restored to the Lord. Praise the Lord…When Michelle picked me up, we went to the store to pick up groceries….we met a lady who I had ministered to, and had prayed with several of her children to receive Jesus in their hearts. She told me that her daughter Teresa had stopped going to the Church she had been going to because the pastor was talking bad about me in church…I had prayed with Teresa to receive Jesus. Amy also was at the service, and she also stopped going there because of the way the pastor had spoke about me…I encouraged them to pray for the pastor…I told them that we all have faults, and that he just didn't understand what I was about…The Body of Christ needs to stop pointing their accusing fingers at one another...
Isa 58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. (KJV)
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