Week 10 – Governmental Prayer Watch

22 July – 29 July 2019: Click here to download Week 10 prayer points

Prayers SA Government

Dear Janet
I wish to share the following for your consideration.

  1. Overall Righteous Government

In his very first state of the nation address, Pres Ramaphosa cited lyrics of a song of Hugh Masekela, namely Tuma Mina.  If translated it means:  I want to lend a hand – send me.

Let us pray that the government will adhere to this call and truly serve the people of South Africa.

Matt: 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
Matt 5:6  “Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be completely satisfied!

The heart of God for South Africa is a government that will serve its people in meekness and with the heart of a king.  A pride to be a public servant should be re-stablished, which will result in excellent work-ethic.  They will serve the people to the best of their ability and constantly strive to improve service delivery.

God is also saying that it is time that the people of South Africa hunger and thirst for righteousness.  Righteousness is your portion, South Africa, says God.  It is time to expect righteousness everywhere and in everything. Do not be satisfied with unrighteousness. You as a nation shall then be completely satisfied.

Prayer Points:

  • Pray for a public service that will serve the people of South Africa with the heart of a king – only the best will be good enough;
  • Pray that there will be a hunger and a thirst in South Africans for righteousness, that it will be the norm to expect righteousness in everything and everywhere. There should be no tolerance for unrighteousness.
  1. Justice System

On my heart is the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, but the Word is also applicable to all judicial officers and judicial enforcers, like the SAPS.

The office of the Public Protector is a Chapter 9 Institution and the bastion of good governance. It is an institution that became known for its true independence and the ability to expose corruption.  Currently this office of the public protector is under attack as there are serious doubts about the independence of the public protector.

The Lord gave me the following Scripture:

Ecc 12:13-14 “All has been heard; the end of the matter is:  Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil.”

This is a direct Word from the Lord for the Public Protector.  Fear God and do not fear man; this will ensure that the organisation will operate truly independent from outside influences.  Your character is dependent on radical obedience to God. Everyone of your works will be judged. All secrets will be exposed, whether it is good or evil.  You will find that the fear of God is the foundation of your happiness.

Prayer Points:

  • The fear of God will rule the public protector and not the fear of man.
  • The Public Protector as an organisation will remain true to its calling to protect the public and not become a pawn in political games.
  1. Call to remain steadfast with intercession

With specific referenced to Jonah 3 the Lord is reminding the saints in South Africa that perseverance will result in the manifestation of God’s Word over South Africa,

Jonah 3:10  “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God revoked His sentence of evil that He had said that he would do to them and He did not do it [for He was comforted and eased concerning them]. 

Saints, do not get weary of doing good; of interceding.  Change is the result of steadfast prayer.

In a vision God confirmed that He has already released five people in strategic places as royalty to effect change.  We need to change our prayers from waiting for change to come, to praying for the manifestation of change that was already birthed through these five people.

1 Chron 4:10 and 40:  “Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me!  And God granted his request.

And they found rich, good pasture, and the [cleared] land was wide, quiet and peaceful, because people of Ham had dwelt there of old [and had left it a better place for those who came after them].

God is saying that South Africa is in a season of grace and that it is now the time to ask for things like Jabez had.  God will grant request.  Keep on praying and seeking God, saints.

Also remember, that as a nation we are in prayer and interceding for the generations that will came after us.  By praying and interceding now, we are preparing South Africa and will leave it a better place for those that will come after us.

Prayer Points:

  • Perseverance for the saints;
  • For the manifestation of the changes already birthed through prayer.
  • The protection of these five individuals, so that they can fulfil their calling.
  • Pray with a future generation in mind.
  • Thank God for this season of grace.
  1. Economy

 South Africa is in desperate need for positive change to come to the economy.  People are struggling.  Business are struggling.

Deut 15:4-6: But there will be no poor among you, for the Lord will surely bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance to possess,

If only you carefully listen to the voice of the Lord your God, to do watchfully all these commandments which I command you this day.

When the Lord your God blesses you as He promised you, then you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.” 

Every person in authority who can make decisions relating to the South African economy must know that the secret to success is not what have worked in the past.  Or statistics or clever plans.  The decision-makers must be able to hear the voice of the Lord for the day and be obedient.  The end-result will be amazing:  no more international debt, but being in a position to assist other nations out of the overflow of God’s goodness for SA.

Prayer Points:

  • Leaders in our economy will be open to hear the voice of the Lord;
  • That the leaders will be obedient to the voice of the Lord.
  • We prophetically declare that we will be a nation that will not borrow from others, but we will lend to other nations.
  1. Military deployment 

This is a hot topic in the media currently surrounding the deployment of the military into the Cape Flats.

Is 45: 2  I will go before you and level the mountains [to make the crooked places straight];  I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron.

Is 60:18 & 21: Violence shall no more be heard in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders, but you shall call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.

Your people also shall all be uncompromisingly and consistently righteous; they shall possess the and forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.

The Lord says that for a short period it will be necessary to deploy the military.  They will be able to break in pieces the doors of bronze and bars of iron that is currently keeping people in bondage through criminal elements, fear and intimidation.  The Lord will go before the military and make it happen.

Then there shall no longer be violence, devastation or destruction in the land.

God will be glorified through it all.

Prayer Points:

  • For the Presence of the Lord to overshadow the military in these deployments;
  • Prophetically calling forth the time where there shall be no violence, devastation or destruction in the land