PRAYER OF LIFE: “Jesus, I plead Your blood over my sins and the sins of my state. God, end abortion and send revival to South Dakota.”
1) Pray for Purity.
Psalm 24:3-6 (NIV)
Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or swear by what is false.
5He will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God his Savior.
6Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
PRAYER: “Father, I stand before You in the name of Jesus asking You to forgive my sins. Give me clean hands and a pure heart. Cleanse my soul from addiction to ungodly things. Empower me to speak truthfully without even a hint of deception. Apply the blood of Jesus to my sins.”
2) Pray for Justice.
Isaiah 58:6-12 (NIV)
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter–
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
11The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
12Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
PRAYER: “Father, I commit to fast & pray to loose the chains of injustice. Raise up 1,000 intercessors in South Dakota who will pray & fast for revival and the ending of abortion in our state. Send a spirit of prayer upon the church in South Dakota. Unite Your church in South Dakota to gather in prayer & fasting under the leadership of Jesus. Impart Your compassion for the oppressed, the poor, & the hungry to Your people through the indwelling Holy Spirit. Raise up people to help & mentor young mothers with a spirit of mercy so these mothers do not feel alone. Bring the whole church in South Dakota into agreement with Your heart to establish righteousness and justice in our state.”
3) Pray for Righteous Leaders.
Psalm 72:1-4 (TEV)
Teach the king to judge with your righteousness, O God;
share with him your own justice,
2so that he will rule over your people with justice
and govern the oppressed with righteousness.
3May the land enjoy prosperity;
may it experience righteousness.
4May the king judge the poor fairly;
may he help the needy
and defeat their oppressors.
PRAYER: “Father, teach our judges and leaders to judge according with Your righteousness. Make known to them Your own righteous decrees. Cause them to rule over South Dakota with justice and to govern the oppressed with righteousness. May our state enjoy prosperity and experience righteousness. May our leaders judge the poor fairly and save the children. Let righteous laws protecting life be firmly established in South Dakota.”
4) Pray for Revival and the Healing of our Land.
2 Chron. 7:14 (NIV)
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
PRAYER: “Jesus, I plead Your blood over my sins and the sins of my state. End abortion and send revival to South Dakota. Heal our land. Replace immorality with righteousness and death with life. Forgive South Dakota for the innocent blood we have shed. Purify our land. Make the wrong things right. Do not treat South Dakota as our sins deserve. Rather, have mercy and send revival to our state.”
5) Pray for Adoptions and Advocates for the Unborn.
Malachi 4:5-6 (NIV)
“See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”
PRAYER: “Father, cause the hearts of the fathers & mothers in South Dakota to turn toward the hearts of the children. Stir them up to intercede on behalf of children. Raise up parents to adopt the orphans in our state. Raise up strong fathers & mothers to protect those who cannot protect themselves.”
6) Pray for Mercy over South Dakota.
Ezekiel 22:29-31 (NIV)
The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.
30″I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. 31So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
PRAYER: “Father, although we deserve judgment for our sins, Your preference is to show mercy. Raise up people to stand in the gap for South Dakota by prayer & fasting. Relent from sending judgment, and in Your mercy send revival turning the people of South Dakota from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.”
7) Pray for the Body of Christ to Mobilize in Prayer Gatherings.
Joel 2:12-17 (NIV)
“Even now,” declares the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.”
13. Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.
14Who knows? He may turn and have pity
and leave behind a blessing–
grain offerings and drink offerings
for the Lord your God.
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion,
declare a holy fast,
call a sacred assembly.
16Gather the people,
consecrate the assembly;
bring together the elders,
gather the children,
those nursing at the breast.
Let the bridegroom leave his room
and the bride her chamber.
17Let the priests, who minister before the Lord,
weep between the temple porch and the altar.
Let them say, “Spare your people, O Lord.
Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn,
a byword among the nations.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’ “
PRAYER: “Father, stir the hearts of pastors & priests to pray and call their congregations to prayer & fasting. Gather Your people in South Dakota to pray & fast for revival and the ending of abortion in our state. Mobilize sacred assemblies in the cities of South Dakota.”