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Dad we just wanna enter into your courts with Thanks and Praise, Dad you are worthy, we are so thankful for everything you have done for us on this day, in our past, and what you will do for us concerning our future. We lift you up and exalt your Holy Name. We magnify your Holy Name. To God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit, all the Glory be given unto you. We thank you for our lives, our children, our jobs, our homes, the material things you have created and given us. We thank you for your love and we thank you that we are Your friends if we do what you command us to do. Hallejuah, You no longer call us servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, You have called us your friends, for everything that you have learned from your Father, you have made known to us. We thank you Jesus. We thank you for always making sure our needs are taking care of. It always look like we are not going to make it but your Word says, you know what we need before we ask for it, your Word says, don’t worry about our life, what we will eat, what we will drink, don’t worry about our bodies and what we will wear. Dad your word says, for you know the amount of hairs on our head, if you know that surely you know all of our needs and desires. I thank You Dad, that you have provided these things. As a father it is your obligation to make sure we have the basic needs of life just like a natural parent so I thank you that just like a natural child doesn’t have to go to their parents for basic needs, I thank you that you have provided these things unto us. You said don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will worry about it self, so on this day Dad, we say thank you for being Jehovah Jirah, our provider. Thank you for being our shield, our strong tower, Jehovah Gibor, God Almighty who fights all of our battles. God we can’t thank you enough for all the things that you do in our lives on a daily basis but just know we take this opportunity right now to let you know we wholeheartedly thank you for everything you do for us, things that we know of and things that we are not aware of because we know that the enemy never sleeps and we thank you that your angels are always protecting us. We also take this time and just really invite you to be a part of this prayer call. God Jesus and Holy Spirit you are welcome. This is your prayer call have your way. Your word says, Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Daddy we want you to come in, kick off your shoes, make yourself comfortable. We want to be doing things with you, not just for you. It’s about a relationship and families do things together. So Dad we with you on this and you be with us. We have to spend time with each other. We know you know everything and you know all about us, but help us to understand you want to be on our level spend time with us hearing about our day, talking to us about the things that we like and the things we don’t like. You want to know about how the day was on the job, you want to hear it out of our mouth. In order to have a relationship with a person questions have to be asked, answered has to be given so Dad we will ask you questions and you provide the answers and you ask us questions and we will give you what we know. The song say, whatever you are doing in this season, don’t do it without me. Dad that’s what we want, we don’t want you to do anything without us. We are willing vessels. Have your way in our lives, your will be done. Dad your capabilities, your resources, your mind, your abilities, your power, your thinking exceeds anything we could ever think, ask or imagine so I pray that you use each and every last one of us in the way that we would like you to, but I pray because you are greater than us, your will be done in each and every one of our lives. What is it we need to change in order to grow close to you? What is we need to do to be not in your good, not in your acceptable, but to be in your perfect will? What is your destiny for our lives? Are we on the right track dad, please show us how to get these answers, you said in your word, ask and it shall be given so Dad the biggest question is how can we better our relationship with you. Dad your word says that you are tree and we are the branches. Whatever is in you, must be in us, and whatever is not in you cannot be in us. So right now in Jesus name, I ask that you purge us of anything that is not like you. Your word says the spirit is willing but the flesh profiteth nothing. Dad we don’t want to do wrong but you know this flesh is weak. I ask you to show us how to strengthen areas in our lives where we fall short. Dad you said where there is light, there can be no darkness. You also said that when we accepted you in our lives we became a new creature and all old things has passed away. I think you that you are helping us receive more revelation on what that truly means. I thank you that you have already given us everything that pertains to life and Godliness. Dad help us mature in the areas that we need to mature. Dad in order to understand the spiritual we must first understand the natural. It’s like a mom and dad having a new kid, that kid has everything the mom and dad have but because that kid is underage and not mature they won’t give that child a car at $10,000, because the child won’t know what to do with it. Dad help us mature in the areas of our lives you need us to mature in. God we thank you that you are transforming us into what you will have us to be. We thank you that you are giving us your wisdom and your knowledge on the hope that you have called us. Dad mold us into what you want us to be. Just help us get to the place that you want us to be because your word says that you can do more exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ask or think and we all have a pretty wild imagination and you can do more than that so Dad show up and shout out in our lives. Use us to do miracles, signs, and wonders; you said they would follow us as long as we follow you. Help us to walk in the things you said that we are supposed to walk in. Dad we take this time and pray for RENEW Your Mind Ministry and Lionheart Church International, not only that but every Ministry that is represented on this call. I pray that you keep the leaders humble and you ensure they are building their people up the way you would have them to. I pray that you the vision you created are leading and guiding us in the way but brings nothing but glory to your Kingdom. I pray your will be done in all of these Ministries and your glory manifest in each and every one. And Dad, If there is anything that we need to forgive anyone for Dad, I pray right now that we forgive thaem. I pray that you strengthen us in this area. Dad your word says when we are weak, you are strong. I pray for your strength to help us forgive each and everyone in our lives who have done us wrong in any shape, form, or fashion. Jesus forgives us, time and time again, no matter how many sins we have committed and will commit in the future. We constantly turn on back on Him and deny him sometimes for whatever reason but Dad when we ask for forgiveness; your word says you throw all our inequities in the sea of forgetfulness. This world tries to teach us to forgive but don’t forget. Dad you have shown us that is not your way, that forgiving and not forgetting is not your thought. Dad we want to line up with what your Word says. Dad, Jesus took that beating, He took those nails in His hands in foot, he took the mocking, Just about every bone in His body was dislocated, He was toruted. He died and we were the ones who killed Him, but He forgave us, even after they killed Him, He said forgive them father, they know not what they do. Dad I pray that you help us get to that place. If they killed Jesus and he was able to forgive, there is nothing worse on this earth,that we cannot learn to forgive. Dad help us to forgive and walk in the love that Jesus said that we are supposed to walk in. Your Word says that the greatest commandment of all is love. If we can just learn to walk in love we can do everything. Your word says if we love you, we would keep your commandments, Your word says to love you with all our heart, soul, mind and then to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. God your word say, love was made complete so that we would be bold in the day of judgement, no matter what comes our way, you got us because you love us. No matter what we go through in life because you love us so much, we can be bold and speak to that situation because you have said you are going to see us through. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres and love never fails. Dad help us to get to this place, help us to be patient, to not hold grudges when people do us wrong, help us to not see bad in people, no matter how much they mess up, we only see you in them. Dad give us a heart like yours, Help us learn to walk in the things of you. God your word says that God is love. It said that Jesus was so compassionate about the people. He was so happy to do all the healings because He cared about them and He loved them. Love is so important, we cant be a Christians, we cant call ourselves a child of God without walking in love. So Dad, help us, make us hunger and thirst for you, make us hunger and thirst for this love. Make us hunger and thrist for your heart so that we can pour you into your people. You can’t use us to do miracles, signs, and wonders, if we don’t have a heart and love for your people, help us so that we can get to this point Dad. We want to walk in the things you called us to. Everything we do, everything we say, everywhere we go, we need to walk in love, God help us learn how to do this. Keep love in our minds in on our hearts so that we can apply it daily and hourly. Trust, trust, trust, dad please help us learn to trust you in not one aspect of our lives but every aspect of our lives. Your word tells us not to trust in our own understanding but lean to your understanding, to acknowledge you in everything we do and you will direct our path. Dad I’m just reminded of Abraham everytime I think about trusting you. You told Abraham when he was nobody that he would be a father of many nations. Right then and there Abraham believed you. You spoke to Him and you told him to leave His family behind and go where you tell Him to go, He went but He had to bring His nephew lot and lot’s crew. Several times Abraham felt as though, even though you told him to go on this trip, Abraham felt he had to lie to the rulers so he would not die. Dad Abraham did not always get it right and you still blessed him and made him a father of many nations. I thank you because this story shows Dad that you are not interested in our mistakes and sins, you know they are going to happen, but just because we sin and fall short, that don’t stop us from receiving your blessings. Dad you called Abraham your friend, and you called him that because yall had a relationship, he trusted you and he believed what you said. Dad I thank you that you are helping us to be like Abraham, ready to give it all, our own sons and daughters are the lamb. Whatever it is you need we will do. Help us understand what it truly means to have you as the head of our lives. So many people say that so friviously, not realizing that you said it doesn’t matter if you call my name, not everyone who call my name will enter the Kingdom, It does not matter if we prospeshied in your name, it does not matter if we healed the sick in your name, all that matters is that hope that is in our heart. You said you will say I knew you not becacuse if we don’t have a personal relationship with you then you don’t know us. Dad we trying to get to know you, we want to know you for ourselves. We don’t want to know of you. We want to be able to say, nope that’s not how God would do it, this is how God would do it. Dad just help us build our faith, get to anob nnther level in you. Dad help us to learn to seek you for everything because you could always do a better job than we can. Things will always go the way they should if we just seek you. Again help us hunger and thirst for you, to be just like your son. Your word says if we seek you, we will find you. Dad you know this flesh, it fights us all the time, to do everything else but seek you, help us dad, help us put our trust in you no matter what it is, we seek you on it and learn not to move until you give us the green light. Help us learn to discern that peace and to follow that peace that passes all understanding. We know you are always talking but we are the ones who have not learned to be sensitive to the Spirit. Your word says how will I know unless you teach me. Dad teach us to hear from you, teach us to hear from the Spirit. Holy Ghost train us, we don’t want to get the preacher revelation, we want to get our own revelation. Jesus is the mark, not the preacher, we coming to the source trying to get it from you. We want a personally relationship with you.
I wanna take this time out to pray for Erica and her daughter. We bind the hands of the enemy right now. God said what we bind on earth, He bind in heaven and what we loose on earth is loose on heaven. I bind any plots, plans, tatics, strageries, plow or anything else satan is doing to this litten Girl I loose healing in her mind. Satan you let her go right now in the name of jesus. God has given us all authority and nothing by any means shall harm us. The devil was manifested in order to destroy the works of the enemy. Who the son set free is free indeed. Dad I thank you that your will is done, I thinkn you that she is healed and deliever. I thank you for giving Erica streghten, where she is weak you are strong, I thank you in advance that she is through with this battle again your love was made complete so that we may have boldness in the day of ju Focus on what we can’t see, not what we can see. We announce that it is you who have blessed us. It is You who empowers us. It is not by our might nor by our power, but by the Spirit of the Lord. For the enemy shall comes in like a flood but Your Spirit lifts up and war against him. We decree and declare that no weapon, be it physical, spiritually, mentally, psychological, emotionally, tangible, intangible, seen, or not seen, on the job, in our home, where ever we go, no weapon formed against us shall prosper. It may form but it will not and shall not prosper. Your Word says that the enemy will come one way but you will cause Him to flee seven ways. We declare and declare that Jesus bloodline flows around and throughtout our homes, our kids, possessions, and our neighborhoods. They are protected by a guraded wall by a thousands and thousands of angels because you sent them to protect us, least we dash our foot on a stone. We declare that anything satan has caused in our lives is destroyed right now in the name of Jesus. Jesus was made manifest in order to destroy the works of the enemy, satan we come to you in the name of Jesus with this two edge sword and we, by faith in the Word of God we destroy you and anything you are trying to do against anybody associated with us. We enforce God’s original plans and purposes over all the kids in the world especially the kids who parents are on this phone call right now in the name of Jesus. God you are Lord in our lives and our kids lives, over our possessions, Lord over our finances. You are our rock, our strong tower, our only source. We decree and declare we are striving on our jobs, bonuses and promotions come our way. We declare we are daily load with all of your benefits prosperity, health, power, love, joy, peace, and happiness. We thank you that we know who we are in you and being that we know who we are in you we can boldly come to the throne and ask boldly of the things we seek. We thank you that since we know who we are we can boldly take what rightly belong to us from satan, we thank you that since we know who we are and we know the power and the authority we walk in, we thank you that through you we leap over walls and we run through troops, through Christ Jesus there is nothing that we cannot do. We thank you that the enemy is our foot stool and every time him or some one come against us in his circle, we thank you that you have given us their necks. We decree and declare that we have ALL power over the enemy and nothing by any means shall harm us. We decree and declare that you are Lord over our jobs and that doors begin to open that no man can shut because God you are the one who opened it. We know that promotion comes from only the North. It does not comes from the South, the East or the West. We thank you in advance for the advancements we will receive on our jobs. We decree and declare that your favor shield is all around us, everyone we come into come into contact with, will treat us based on the favor of God. Lord your word says that Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people. We decree and declare that as Jesus grew we will grow in favor with you and with man. We thank you that because of the 39 stripes Jesus took on that cross sickness and disease are far from us. We decree and declare by His stripes we are healed, we lay hands on the sick and they do recover. We decree and declare that by the blood that was shed as our big brother was beaten is the blood that wash away our sins, the blood that was shed as they place the throne up on his is the blood that cleans us from our wickedness and inequities, we decree and declare that the blood that was shed as they place the nails in his hands and feet is the blood that has made as new and whole and protect us day in and day out. Satan you are defeated, we fight you with the full armor of God and Jesus being in front of us all, satan we command you in the name of Jesus Christ to leave our lives right now, where there is light there can be no darkness, and you are binded to the word of Jesus Christ. Our dad said who the son set free is free indeed. We are free from sins. We are righteous, we are saved, we are joint hier with Jesus Christ, we are healed, delievered. These are the things God said that we are and these are the names you adhere to satan. Salvation, redeeming, revelation knowledge, blind, show us how to save more live love, use us,
We decree in declare as Jesus is in Heaven so are we in this Earth, that we do greater things than Jesus, right now in the name of Jesus. We decree and declare that God has granted us supernaturally ability to prosper in anything that we touch. We decree and declare that there is no worry in our lives because Daddy you said do not worry about your life, what we will eat or drink; or about our body, what we will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds in the sky; they don’t hid food but you make sure they eat Are we not more valuable than the bird 27 We cant add a single hour to our life worrying. We decree and declare that we have the things we needed, if there is anyone who needs shelter, they have shelter, if its anyone who needs a job, they have a job, if it anyone who needs a financial blessing they have it, we decree and declare we eat the good of the land. We decree and declare we spend our days in prosperity and our years in pleasure in the name of Jesus. We speak things that be not into exsistence. We speak that god’s anointing destroys eve

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