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Prayer Ideas for Priestly Kings

As nations pass through various stages during the complex journey to destiny, many believers ask how they should pray effectively for their nations. Here are some thoughts and directions that may be helpful:

  1. We should join Caleb and pray: Give me this mountain! Pray that God opens your eyes to your Mountain of influence. That He may deploy you into the relevant sphere of calling where your influence can help advance the Kingdom agenda.
  2. Pray for people who are in places of influence in these mountains that they are: either converted and discipled to use their influence for the Kingdom OR that God may use them as Cyruses to propel His agenda. NB King Cyrus was not a believer but God used him powerful to advance the agenda of God for Israel. See Isaiah 45:1-5
  3. Pray for priestly kings with a Kingdom mindset to occupy positions of influence in these Mountains. Pray that these be people of conviction. Not vacillators and opportunists who change depending on what they can get form the powers that be. They must then demonstrate Kingdom power and unashamedly attribute it to God. E.g. Daniel, Joseph
  4. Pray for Christians in positions of influence that they may boldly represent the Kingdom agenda, take uncompromising stand on Kingdom issues and use their influence to serve the Kingdom and people. Pray their protection from the corrupting influence of demonic powers.
  5. Pray for God to raise people up the mountains of influence who have a biblical worldview and who have the capacity to capture the mountain and implement Godly worldviews on those mountains.
  6. Pray against ungodly worldviews and their proponents that they do not hold sway in key spheres of influence in the nation.

Jesus Prayed

Luke 9:18-20 (ESV) shows another fascinating aspect of his intense prayer life. It records, “Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”  And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered, “The Christ of God.” Until now I had not noticed that before Peter’s powerful revelation and the announcement of the establishment of the Church on the Rock of Jesus’ Lordship Jesus had been praying. Is it not possible that he prayed in the revelation into Peter that is why He could boldly say My Father in heaven has revealed this to you? He birthed the revelation through prayer. He had prayed.

I also discovered that that transfiguration and the accompanying consultation with Elijah and  Moses happened as a result of or during a prayer session on the mountain. Take a closer look at Luke 9:28-30, (ESV) “Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.” Is it possible that this supernatural manifestation was an answer of his prayer? Jesus prayed and the heavens responded. After His prayer God the Father attested to His sonship again. His prayer life was powerful and effective. Jesus was a man of prayer. No, that is not accurate. Jesus is a man of prayer. The Bible teaches that He ever lives to make intercession for us at the right hand of God.