FORGIVE US, FATHER

The following prayer can be prayed for your church, the churches in this valley or for Reno and Sparks:

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Forgive us, Father. Cleanse us now and break the curses and spiritual powers we have allowed to rule over us. We humble ourselves before your throne and ask you to forgive us for our lack of prayer. Help us, Lord, to rise up and be what you have called us to be. Strengthen us to stand in the gap, to fill the breech, to weep often for this church (or the churches in this valley, or Reno and Sparks).

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Forgive us, Father. Cleanse us from the sin of apathy, complacency, ignorance and unbelief. Wash us with the water of your Word. We repent of our lethargic prayerlessness, which we justify a thousand different ways. It really boils down to disobedience, unbelief and sin.

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Forgive us, Father. Deliver us and set us free from being hearers of the Word only, and not doers. Give us homes and churches in this area that are founded on the rock of obedience to your Word. Rise up in your people with the stubborn tenacity that Jesus had, and in which the early church walked. Cause us to cast off everything that would oppose your Spirit, and move us into a realm that pays a price and lays hold of the Kingdom of God.

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Fill us with you Spirit; baptize us in fire. Let there be an impartation of the Spirit, grace and supplication. Let there be an annointing that comes from Your throne to hungry people who are tired of status quo, of mediocrity, of death and destruction. We are tired of it, Father. We will not be defeated by a defeated enemy! We refuse to let our church (or the churches in this area, or Reno/Sparks) be held back from its (or their) destiny. We stand against sin; against lack and disease. We are hungry for you, Lord, the God of the Bible.

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Father, we offer this prayer in the mighty name of your Son, Jesus Christ.