Seventeen Days of Prayer - Day Fourteen - January 17, 2021




“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.”[1]


Most Holy and gracious Lord, today is day fourteen of our prayer but also the first day of a new week. It is the day many in our nation will be heading to church to worship You corporately. We will sing, joining with one another in holy and spiritual songs of praise, using our voice to make melody in our heart to You.[2] You are holy, O Lord, enthroned in our praises, and as Your people everywhere pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting, be pleased with our offerings and glorified in our hearts and nation.[3]


By Your might, you brought us into this land of liberty. Forgive us for taking Your gift of freedom for granted. Our nation was founded on Your Law. Our Constitution was based on Your principles, and we, Your people, have esteemed them lightly. As naïve children, we thought we would not lose these gifts since Almighty God gave them. But here we are on the brink of losing everything we’ve worked for because we neglected, as did Israel, to raise each generation to know the LORD and the work of Your hands.[4]


We failed to love You with our whole heart and honor You with our actions. Now, Father God, we are reaping what we have sowed. Forgive us, O Lord, and hold us as we bow in repentance.


Most High, we know America and its people deserve Your judgment, but evil is laughing right now. They believe they have won, and Your children are defeated. They have such disdain and contempt for us and cannot wait to crush us with their laws against free speech and religious freedom. They want to take everything we own and make us subservient to their evil ideals. Deliver us from evil.


Lord God, if You allow us, Your children who are filled with Your Spirit, to be defeated, the evil side will ridicule You saying they won because the Lord was not able to bring this people victory.[5] But we know YOU ARE ABLE. You are our Refuge and our Fortress, our Shield and Buckler.[6] You go before us and behind us to show Yourself strong.


And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying, ‘The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’”[7]


At this time, O Lord, we need You to do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever ask or even think. Deliver us from evil.


In the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen, and amen.

[1] Psalm 91:1-2

[2] Ephesians 5:19

[3] Psalm 22:3;  I Timothy 2:8

[4] Judges 2:10

[5] Numbers 14:16

[6] Psalm 91:2, 4

[7] Numbers 14:16-18


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