PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY – 2018
March 26 • June 25 • September 24 • December 10
15h00 – Prayer and Bible Reading (II Chr. 7: 13-15)
15h10 – National Anthem
15h15 – Prayer objectives
15h20 – Specific Prays / Praises
1. God’s people confess their sins:
a) Sin of omission
b) Sin of indifference and neglect
2. Confession of the sins of the nation:
a) Asking for forgiveness for the worship of pagan gods and idolatry
b) Asking for forgiveness for turning away from the true God
c) Asking for forgiveness for corruption in various instances
(from the notorious “Brazilian way” to the illicit enrichment of the country’s authorities).
3. Prayer to ward off evil spirits:
a) Violence, crime, drug trafficking and the disorderly growth of cities.
b) Vices – legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, social networks and other things that consume the time we should be dedicating to family and to God.
c) Perversion reaching us through the media.
d) Poverty and misery generated by lack of employment and income generating opportunities.
e) Environmental disasters – droughts, torrential rains, deforestation, dam ruptures, etc.
f) Outbreaks and Epidemics that threaten the development of the next generation – Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya fever, etc.
g) Corruption, misuse of public funds, illicit enrichment.
4. Prayer for the unity of the Body of Christ:
a) An end to what divides us and for the ongoing crises.
b) End to personal vanity (let each consider the other superior to himself – Philippians 2: 3)
c) By the full realization that there is only one purpose (Ephesians 4: 4-6)
5. Blessing the prosperity of the Brazilian people:
Supplication for prosperity and wealth for the Brazilian people,
per the biblical reading of Deuteronomy 28: 1-4.
a) Honesty and transparency in the public and private sectors.
b) Dwelling and social welfare for families.
c) Better health and educational services.
d) Increase in the per capita income index.
e) The recovery and professional training for abandoned and neglected children who may be living on the streets or otherwise.
f) Increase in food harvests and a decrease in the use of pesticides.
6. Prayers for Brazil
a) For our rulers (executive, legislative and judicial powers and for the good administration of the nation) – I Timothy 2:1-4
b) For public and private health systems, education and public security systems, as well as their professionals.
c) Political, religious and social groups (against religious intolerance and the right to opinion).
d) For the family (against divorce and for adequate provision in each household).
4:00 p.m. – Victory Shout: the master of ceremonies will ask everyone to repeat: “In the name of Jesus, we bind the forces of wickedness and iniquity that dwell in the heavenly places, in the Southern Hemisphere, and especially in Brazil. We tie and expel the evil princes who provoke poverty, misery and corruption in our country. And we declare VICTORY AND PROSPERITY FOR ALL THE BRAZILIAN PEOPLE, in the name of Jesus! Amen!”
“Then in our youth our children will be like lush plants, and our daughters like pillars carved to adorn a palace” (Psalm 144: 12)
PRAYER: Lord, that our young people (young males from all over Brazil) may be like lush plants – full of vigour, brave and free from pests! May they be free from prostitution, from addictions, from crime, and from anything that may destroy their lives prematurely. May our youth be like pillars, a blessing in their homes; prepared by you to be ornaments, adorning their families and society. “so that our barns can be full, providing all kinds of food; so that our flocks can be in the thousands—even tens of thousands—in our fields;”(Ps 144.13)
“In the name of Jesus, we ask and already give thanks for the complete change in our country. For it is written, Happy are the people thus blessed! Happy are the people whose God is the Lord. Father, make our nation prosper!” (Psalm 144.13)
PRAYER: Lord, that our barns be full of various provisions. Let there be new business in the country. May our people no longer feel they lack what they truly need. Expand development in Brazil, making this reach the whole country. Let there be advances in technology, medicine, education, industry and the countryside. That roads may be built, from north to south; mansions instead of shantytowns; abundance instead of scarcity, cars for families, comfort in homes, health for the people!” so that our cattle can be loaded with calves; so that there won’t be any breach in the walls, no exile, no outcries in our streets!”(Ps 144.14)
“That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.” (Psalm 144.14)
PRAYER: Lord, let there be no more in Brazil – that abortion, injury, theft, epidemics and corruption be banned in the name of Jesus! May our rulers serve the people and not their own interests. That the taxes we pay are fair and just, and that the Brazilian people may no longer have reasons to moan! Let the citizen feel pleasure in paying his taxes and enjoy seeing the results in the use of this money, without oppression. Let no one be led to with hold taxes because of absurd levies! Lord, make the cry of affliction cease; let there be no more robberies, organized crime and kidnappings. Let crime decrease until it reaches zero tolerance. Let it be possible to walk in the streets in peace and security, without distress, without fear. May peace dominate our cities. “The people who have it like this are truly happy!The people whose God is the Lord are truly happy!”(Psalm 144:15)
“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 144.15)
PRAYER:In the name of Jesus, we ask and already give thanks for the complete change in our country. For it is written, Happy are the people thus blessed! Happy are the people whose God is the Lord. Father, make our nation prosper!