Father God, we’ve seen the boldness of evil.
The wickedness that extinguishes lives You made fearfully, and wonderfully.
Jesus said men’s hearts would wax cold in the last days. And now they’re as cold as the headstones marking the graves of so many.
And it grieves your Holy Spirit as much as it grieves us.
So, we come boldly to the throne of grace, seeking mercy in our time of need.
Father we, your Church, need an outpouring of your Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Anoint each of us with your Spirit, regardless of color, race and ethnicity, to bring your Kingdom into culture.
We bind the spirit of fear and release the spirit of power, love and a sound mind.
We repent of pride, the comfort of silence and the fear of man’s opinion.
Father give us boldness to preach the gospel to the poor—the poor in understanding and the poor in faith.
Give us compassion to heal those broken-hearted under the weight of oppression. May what breaks your heart, break ours.
And give us boldness to declare freedom to those held captive by hate and anxiety. May we loose them and let them go to live the life Jesus offered and to have that life more abundantly!
And to those blinded by years of apathy, fear, and complacency, we declare the scales be removed from their eyes.
Help us see, as You see—the dignity and beauty of every person, of every hue.
You are the Lord of the Breakthrough so we say, “Come Lord, Jesus. Move by your Spirit and break every chain!”
It’s in the sovereign name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN!
Inspired by Luke 4:18.
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