Friday, April 8, 2022

10 Prayers for The Salvation Army: Please Pray

Prayer is powerful. Prayer changes the world. God delights in answering the prayers of His saints. We have the authority of Jesus Christ, to pray in His name, and everything in this world changes as a result. Thank you Jesus.

To that end, here are ten prayers to pray for The Salvation Army. Please be in daily prayer for God's army. Please fast and pray. Gather together in groups and pray. Pray day and night. 

The Battle Begins 

Heavenly Father, in these last days in which we live, we see the declines in attendance, the sickness and lostness, the closing corps, the secular culture invading the church, the emphasis on humanism in our society, the loss of truth in a lost decadent culture, never-the-less Heavenly Father we still believe completely in the God of the impossible. We believe Lord that you are not done with your Salvation Army yet! God guide us now, in these critical moments, to move in perfect lock step with you, guided by your will, always obeying quickly, fighting day and night against the forces of hell for the salvation of the world, by the power of Jesus Christ. Our eyes are on you Lord. In Christ name, amen.  

Uphold us in biblical Truth

Lord God Almighty, We cry out to heaven for The Salvation Army, that you would uphold your Salvation Army in biblical truth. There are many within our ranks who would destroy all that we hold dear. Uphold your army God. Deliver us from evil. Save us from false doctrine and wicked theological decay. Save us from the redefinition of truth. Keep us bold. Place in the hearts of our officers and soldiers great discernment, to see the truth as you see it God, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Revival in the Army

Heavenly Father, We cry out for revival in The Salvation Army. Too many corps are crumbling and empty. Too many corps are spiritually dead and too many congregations are weak and dysfunctional, Lord, you can do anything! Bring up a great revival and may it start in our hearts, and spread to others through the truth of Jesus Christ! May holiness, purity of heart burn within us brightly. May the Holy Spirit stir in us awakening, revival, and new hope for the future in Jesus Christ, In His name we pray, amen.

Hiding the Name of Jesus

Lord, Forgive us for the times that we've failed to stand for you Jesus. Forgive us for the times when we've made it more about programs, more about social services, more about people, and when we've lifted the name of "The Salvation Army" instead of the name of Jesus Christ. Forgive us Lord. Forgive us for the times we've hidden the name of Jesus to not upset donors, to try to keep the money flowing. We repent of this in Jesus name, we lift your name on high, it's you Jesus, it's you Jesus, it's you Jesus, only you! We are nothing without you. In Jesus Christ name, amen.

Idolatry and Career Climbing

God Almighty,  We repent of idolatry. Forgive us for the times that we've made it about ourselves, about our own career advancement, instead of you. Forgive us for times when we've failed to speak up because we didn't want to hurt our future prospects. Forgive us for times when we've spoken sugar coated words to please others. We turn away from the idolatry of self Lord, and we submit afresh to you Lord Jesus Christ. You are Lord, and King. We are your humble servants. You are the King of Kings. We are slaves and servants. It's not about us Lord, it's about you. Make us bold, brave, heroic, humble, and keep our focus always on you Lord, and off self. In Jesus name, amen. 

New Movement of Officers and Soldiers

Father, the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. God we cry out for a new generation of leaders, biblical Spirit filled leaders to be raised up by you throughout the territory in the name of Jesus. We also pray God for waves and waves of new soldiers, who will stand in the gap, fight the good fight of the faith, and serve faithfully in the trenches, as we make war on the forces of darkness, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Making War on Hell

Heavenly Lord of Creation, we see that the war we failed to bring to the gates of hell is being brought to our church doorsteps in so many present day attacks on religious liberty and free speech. Save us God, preserve our liberty to share the gospel. Help us boldly speak truth, in love. Save us from censorship and tyranny. Forgive us Lord, help us to launch out from our corps into the communities we serve, bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ, discipleship, evangelism, and faithfully meeting needs in Jesus name. We take the war to enemy territory, stir in us strategies to see this unfold in our ranks, in the name of Jesus, amen.

Restoring Holiness Teaching

Father, we thank you for our theology which is wonderfully biblical and true. But so few officers today even preach true Wesleyan holiness theology, in accordance with our doctrines. Lord fan the flames of holiness teaching in The Salvation Army world. May we remember again our roots and teach biblical holiness expressed in perfect love. Let us teach entire sanctification. You've given us your word Lord, guide our leaders to teach it faithfully in all it's majestic wholeness, in Jesus name, amen.

Strategy and Wisdom in the Last Days

Heavenly God, as we move into new times and difficult times, God grant us as a movement, as a body of believers, a new strategy, a powerful deep innovative game plan for these last days in which we live. Build it God in a way that we know it is from you and of no man. Place this unique and powerful strategy into the hearts and minds of our leaders. Guide this grand strategy to bring in the end times harvest of souls. May it be implemented successfully across the army world, and yield a harvest of righteousness, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Social Justice and Pro-Life Advocacy

Lord God Almighty, please grant us wisdom as we deal with so many new ideologies and opinions in the secular world, which has become increasingly militant in their demands. Lord grant us discernment to see the truth about these ideologies. Lord help us to reject evil ideologies, and instead teach biblical justice. Lord, forgive us for our failure to speak out effectively for the unborn, who are murdered by the millions in our world today. We are ashamed of our silence. We repent. Lord, help us to speak up bravely, for these little ones, who you love so dearly, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.