13-Calling Forth Baghdad’s Destiny

Scripture: “For nothing is impossible with God.” -Luke 1:37

Prayer: Lord, in You we live and move and breathe and have our being. You are a God of wonder and glory, who rules the nations by Your great power. There is nothing beyond Your reach, or out of Your sight. What seems impossible for us, is nothing to You.

baghdad-sunset1.jpgBaghdad needs an impossible solution, and so we come to You because You are God of the impossible. We cast off the vision of what Baghdad has become, and we embrace the vision of what You want Baghdad to be — a city of peace and harmony that will bless the people of Iraq and the Middle East.

We agree with Your desire Lord, and say in faith, “Baghdad come forth out of darkness and into the light of your destiny. Cast off your cloak of violence and fear, and step into the garments of harmony and freedom that will bless your people.”

Lord, release hope and a fresh anticipation into the hearts of the Iraqis: free them from despair and enable them to see the possibilities. We ask that You would pour out a great big dose of the impossible over Baghdad, and usher in a new season for that city and its people. In Jesus name, amen.

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  1. 37
    l. truman Says:

    May children again play in the streets of this city..able to grow to adulthood without seeing their fathers die before their eyes…May wise old Fathers get to see their sons live before them…and not grieve at their gravesides…May these young people be able to grow up to live productive lives in their society…
    Yet, God..we must submit to You…our Maker and Redeemer…for your wise plans are beyond our understanding…But we thank you , that you are a good God..and we know you care about his world.
    Bless the people of this city and land.
    In Jesus Name, Amen

  2. 36
    Judy from Ohio Says:

    Today He walks through Baghdad’s streets
    And grieves at what he sees.
    For so many need His mercy
    In their pain and misery.

    He sees the mighty armies
    The destruction on all sides,
    He sees the fear and trembling
    He hears the children’s cries.

    He longs so much to comfort
    And to meet their many needs
    But satan has so blinded them
    False gods are all they see.

    Just as he wept for Jerusalem
    I hear Him weep once more.
    A people that He longs to save
    Have pushed Him from their doors.

    But even in this godless land
    There are those who still believe.
    We pray for their protection
    And For God to meet their need.
    Judy Farrar

    Lord today we pray that satan’s forces will be defeated and your love and mercy will be accepted in this country of Iraq. Thank you for what you are going to do. Amen

  3. 35
    Katie Rhodes Says:

    Everlasting Father, we are indeed in difficult, impossible times, so we fix our eyes on Your face, beloved Savior. In a week when our own U.S. Senate opened Thursday’s session with prayers invoking Hindu deities to grant peace, we are grieved for Your Name’s sake. You have given us so much, and we repay You by calling on foreign gods in our nation’s capitol. Oh, Lord God, You are our only hope. Forgive us. Take away this reproach upon our nation, and even more this reproach upon the Church in America for failing to bring salt and light into our culture in Jesus’ Name. Forgive us for complaining about or ridiculing those who oppose our faith, instead of praying for them and seeking You for ways to overcome evil with good, as You taught us in Your gospel. Do not prolong the suffering in Iraq because of our unworthiness of victory as a selfish, divided nation. Move in such a way that it is clearly You, Eternal Yahweh, who is responding, lest the glory due Your Name is given to a god that is nothing, or worse. We ask You for mercy on us as a nation, and on the Iraqi people, for Your own great heart’s sake, certainly not because we deserve You, but because You are compassionate, gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. You know how to bring rescue to the needy while holding the guilty accountable. Yet even now I ask that those who have insulted You by calling on Hindu deities in our Senate would be granted to repent, that Your servants would reach out to them in gentleness to speak truth in love, if perhaps You might grant them to repent and to escape the snare of the devil, as they have been held captive by him to do his will. Thank You for all those who serve You in the righteousness and love that faith produces; encourage them today. Call forth the seekers of Your heart, Lord of Beauty and Power. Draw us away from pointless activities that have no lasting value. Teach us to love You completely, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to love each other as Jesus has loved us. Let this 3-fold love speak words of Life to a dying world. Grant us grace to serve You in Your harvest. We lean against You and rejoice in humble thanks that You draw us near in love, though Jesus the Promised Messiah, our Savior and Lord. We praise You, Righteous and Holy God. We love You, Lord! Thank You for all the good that You do for us continually! Thank You that Your kindness rains down on the just and the unjust today! Thank You for Your good plans to do us good and not harm, to grant us a future and a hope. Jesus, You are our Hope. Thank You forever! We love You!

  4. 34
    Sharon Rose Wilcox Says:

    Father, thank You that You call us to walk by faith and not by sight, calling those things that are not as though they are (2 Cor 5:7 & Romans 4:17). So, Lord we are not convinced by the evidence of our physical eyes, but by faith in Your power and plan concerning the city of Baghdad and every person who is living there. We declare that the giants in that land, when compared to You, are like grasshoppers! We pray that You will frustrate the way of the wicked (Psalm 146:9), wherever it may be found, and let ‘justice run down like waters and righteousness as a mighty and ever-flowing stream!’ (Amos 5:24) In Jesus Name, Amen!

  5. 33
    Allan Says:

    Heavenly Father, We love you and we embrace your love for Your children in Baghdad. You are building Your Church in Iraq. We stand with your redeemed and thank You for Your daily mercies. Our Life and hope are found in Your Son Jesus Christ. Your Word give us renewed strength and we praise Your Holy Name.

  6. 32
    Carrie Says:

    Amen, Amen, Rock On & Amen!!! For all of the previous prayers, including mine from an earlier date, AMEN!!!

  7. 31
    Cheryl Ford Says:

    Thank you so much for these powerful prayers. I appreciate the photo today with the minaret and the sun rising beside it. This day a minaret was blown off a mosque. May darkness come down and the light of Christ dawn over Baghdad. Also, may Christian soldiers do prayer walks over the land as they go.

  8. 30
    Julie Dalgarno Says:

    The Lord is our troop’s protective shield and their abundant compensation. Their reward is having faith in The Lord. You are their refuge and dwelling place. You are The Rock, their fortress and their Deliverer. Lord remodel Bahgdad according to YOUR plans, You are the
    Architect. You are The Master. You are The Almighty God. We thank you Lord in Jesus name.
    Bring Your Peace to this land.

  9. 29
    Penny Says:

    I am very grateful for these totally scriptural, positive prayers to join in with daily. I have felt helpless to do anything constructive until now.

  10. 28
    Sherrill Says:

    Father, join my prayers with those above. I pray for peace and harmony in the city of Baghdad and all over the world. Protect those fighting for Your cause. Amen.

  11. 27
    Don & Nancy Says:

    Father, we don’t know what peace in the middle east means to You. But we know You are in control and we bow before You, trusting that You will have all power over this city and Nation and the whole MIddle East.
    We ask that our Troops, the Troops from other Nations who are in Iraq and the Middle East will be kept in Your loving Hands. We ask for protection for the Iraq Police and that You will lead them in Integrity.
    May Your Plan for Baghdad be clear, may the moving of Your Presence in the Middle East be so apparent that even those who want discontent and evil here in our country and in Iraq may be unable to keep the world from seeing You intervene!!
    Oh Father,I pray for our Nation and for all the framilies who are waiting for their loved ones to come home. Comfort Lord, comfort for those who grieve even now. Healing for the wounded and healing for their minds as well as their bodies. Bring peace to all the families who are and will pay the price for this war. Ours and those in Iraq.
    Be fire Lord, be Power and be Glorified in all this. In Jesus Name, Amen

  12. 26
    Lois Says:

    Father God, I come before your throne with a humble heart and say that I stand in agreement with the following paragraph: WE AGREE with your desire Lord, and say in faith, “BAGHDAD COME FORTH OUT OF DARKNESS AND INTO THE LIGHT OF YOUR DESTINY.” To Baghdad I say CAST OFF your cloak of violence and fear, and STEP INTO the garments of harmony and freedom that will bless your people.” Oh EL Shaddi; pour forth a mighty dose of the impossible over Baghdad, and USHER IN A NEW SEASON for the people in this city.

    Lord God Almighty I ask that you CAST OFF the vision of what Baghdad has become, and we embrace YOUR vision of what you want Baghdad to be. In Your mighty name make Baghdad a city that will live in peace and harmony, and may this also be a blessing to the people of Iraq and entire Middle East. I declare this will be done and your name receive all the glory. In Jesus name Amen.

  13. 25
    G & G Says:

    You Father are the only one that can make peace come to the nation of Iraq and the surrounding nations. Only you can bring about a complete restoration to that land. Nothing is impossible for you and we lay this at your feet in agreement with all those that are seeking your will. Make it so plain that the nations of the world will know that Jesus Christ is Lord . Glory to His name. Thank you , Father, we remain humbled before you in ernest prayer .

  14. 24
    Cindy L. Says:

    Heavenly Father, pour Your Spirit over Baghdad. May justice and righteousness dwell in this place. May the citizens of Baghdad dwell in a peaceabe habitation, in safe dwellings and in quiet resting places. Lord, reveal Yourself to the people of the Middle East may they know that You are God alone and salvation is found only through Your Son Jesus Christ. In the mighty name of Jesus, amen.

  15. 23
    Samuel Goh Kim Eng Says:

    What will be Baghdad (Irag)’s final destiny
    When viewed from a perspective that’s tiny
    Who else but God holds the mighty open key
    Whereby all can reconcile as no big mystery

  16. 22
    Mary Says:

    Jesus – roll Your goodness into Iraq — good as in peace — good as in trust — good as in truth– may a new spirit of joy in Jesus come to all involved — lovingly — Mary

  17. 21
    The slave Says:

    God’s good will be done. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  18. 20
    char Says:

    Lord ! I come into aggrement with your chidren. That You are the God of the impossible. You said bring You in remembrance of Your Word. And did You not say? Is anything to hard for Me, says The Lord ? This is not hard for You Lord ! Thankyou for something huge ! And unmistakeable to all ! That Your mighty hand will be so obvious and unmistakeable ! Even the enemy will take notice and retreat ! I pray In Jesus Name !

  19. 19
    Carolyn-mother of a soldier Says:

    All honor and praise is due Him,Christ our Lord and Savior…Oh Lord God of our fathers,are you not the God of heaven?and do you not rule over all the kindoms of the heathen?And in your hand alone is there not power and might,so that none is able to withstand you.I pray dear God that you would scatter the enemy!I command the wicked fortresas to come down in Bagdad in the mighty name of Jesus!. Loose your sons and daughters into your kingdom. The Lord rebuke you,you foul spirit of Persia! In the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

  20. 18
    Bryant Says:

    Dear Lord, we pray that the Holy Spirit will move in the hearts of thoese living in darkness. May your love be known by all.

  21. 17
    Pamela Parker Says:

    Lord, we hold up the families fo those who are fighting in this city. Help them have courage and strengthen them as they wait and pray – unable to touch the ones they love. You touch them Lord, keep them under the awsome wings of Your protection. In Yeshua’s name we ask these things in faith believing!
    (Pam – Lakeside ,Ca.)

  22. 16
    Thelma Draper Says:

    Proverbs 1;33 But whoso harkeneth unto me shall
    dwell safety; and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

  23. 15
    Carrie Says:

    Lord– You rock! Come in power, peace, grace, and love to Baghdad, its people, police, and the troops stationed there and throughout the region. I plead the blood for and over these people, and especially for and over the troops and the mothers, both here and abroad who have children in the military and the mothers in Baghdad. Lord reveal Yourself through visions, dreams, and the power of Your Word and people who represent You. Lord, forgive us for failing You and Your people, and let us reach out to all who serve in the military, their families, and the people they defend. Thank you, again, for Your incredible sacrifice, and for the incredible men and women who serve in the Armed Forces.

  24. 14
    Mary Taussig Says:

    Our Lord God, we come to you through the name and authority of Jesus, praising You for your patience with us, Your people. We confess that we have taken your Name but not Yor power. Oh, Lord, raise up bold spokesmen for Your honor and glory. May men boldly speak of You and boldly speak for You by Your power, to give gloty to You and to accompoish Your purpose in this generation. To You belong all honor and glory; may we give You that. Through Jesus we make this petition.

  25. 13
    Renae Says:

    Oh Lord our hearts go out to all the mothers who have lost children in this war in Baghdad and the whole country. Comfort them today and protect the children. We pray also for the mothers from our country who have lost their sons in Afganistan and Iraq. Comfort them today also Lord. We pray for peace in this troubled land. Amen.

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