National Prayer Strategy: Day 4

 11 December 2017

Proverbs 18:21: The tongue has the power of life of death, and those who love it will eat its fruit…

James 3:9 and 10: With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so…

The same creational power has been placed into the words of each and every able-minded human being by our Father in Heaven, whether we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb or not. This is a scary truth when even the tongues of the redeemed need to be submitted to firm, godly discipline and instruction. How much damage will not be done and death spoken into our own lives and into the lives of others and over the beautiful pure Promise of the Lord for the Country of South Africa? Especially words spoken from wounds or strongholds of bias, hatred, fear, hurt and anger carry great demonic weight, as do words of gossip and slander. If we have an issue with a brother or a sister, the Lord expects of us to discuss it with them directly so that we can deal with the roots of whatever issue exists. If we avoid dealing with it or we deal with it indirectly we give the enemy fertile ground to attack us on.

Lord, please forgive me and my bloodline for every word in every generation that we spoke from the wrong heart intent, forgive us for every word spoken from our own wounds and strongholds and personal as well as societal biases. Forgive me for my undisciplinedness and short-sightedness as well as every time I lacked maturity, self-control and wisdom. I forgive all people who spoke death over me and my bloodline and release them from all my judgements and I pray for their healing and release from all that binds them.

Please heal us and send Your Holy Spirit to collect all our idle and emotionally intense words of death and burn down the fields of harvest that we created for ourselves and brought over others.

I ask that You place my tongue in a season of instruction and teach me wisdom, which will bring Your perspective, not my own, on every matter. Teach me the fear of the Lord and mature me so that my character will express the likeness of Christ so that I can learn to speak true words of life, according to the will of my Father in Heaven. Please purify the sound of my words through purifying my DNA from the generational sins of speaking death and I give You permission to touch my innermost parts and cleanse me from all the defilement that my words, as well as the words of others have brought over and into me. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.