1-Protection for Leaders

Scripture: “Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men.” -Psalm 71:4 (NIV)

Prayer: Lord, you are God and there is no other. Your Name is unfailing. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne: love and faithfulness go before You. There is none like You, a great Savior and One who delivers the helpless.

We thank You that Your ears are open to the cry of the righteous. We come before Your throne of grace with confidence through the authority of Your sacrifice.

Together, we ask that You would protect and preserve the leaders in Baghdad whose lives are under threat. Lord, release escapes from death, we ask for Your angels to intercept and intervene on behalf of the men and women who are in positions of influence. Protect these people who will guide Baghdad and the nation forward in constructive and life giving paths in the days ahead.

Father, we bind the one who comes to “kill, steal, and destroy” in Jesus name. We ask that You would deliver these leaders from loss and destruction; that You would preserve them and prepare them to be the ones to rebuild this city and nation. We also lift up the Prime Minister in this time of transition, and we ask that You would protect him and give him grace, wisdom, and vision to lead his nation forward. Let Your will be done, and let your kingdom come, we ask this in Jesus name. Amen!

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  1. 595
    Betsy P. Says:

    Father, You are our Protector, You’re the glory and the Lifter of our heads. Thank You for all of the protection that you have given the leaders of Iraq heretofore. It is amazing that they have had such mercy and been given such longevity.
    As night falls in Baghdad, Adhamiya, and all over Iraq, may You visit people in dreams and visions and songs in the night. Reveal Your Son to them. Reveal Your love to them. Enfold them in Your embrace. Please do this for soldiers and civilians, leaders and followers.
    And, Lord, help them to forgive one another as You have forgiven us for Christ’s sake. I ask this in the Name of the One Who said, “Father, forgive them; they know not what they do.” Amen.

  2. 594
    Luann Beasley Says:

    All praise and glory be to You, King of glory! Thank You for Your awesome mercy and love! Lord, the leaders of Iraq need You so much. I ask that Your hand of protection be upon them. Help them Lord to feel Your guidance and to listen to You alone. Bind the evil one from them, Lord. I ask these things in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

  3. 593
    Sabrina Says:

    Heavenly Father, I pray for protection for all leaders who are following after Your heart. In Jesus name I pray and give thanks! Amen

  4. 592
    Sharon M Says:

    Father, I do pray for the leaders. I pray for truth and wisdom and integrity. I pray Your protection over the Christians. I pray for the wind of Holy Spirit to blow on Your followers in Iraq. Let Your Kingdom come with power.

  5. 591
    Dottie Says:

    Dear Father we have heard of terrible happenings in Iraq today. Christians have been murdered and their church is in shambles. Father hear our prayers and bind these awful killers who destroy with hate in their hearts.
    Father I know the prayer for today is for the leaders and we do pray for You to protect them and give them wisdom. But Father when we hear these things happening our hearts go out to the christians in Iraq. Protect them too and do not allow the enemy to get the upper hand. Comfort those who have lost loved ones and heal their broken hearts. I pray in Jesus name. Amen

  6. 590
    Jean Says:

    Blessed Lord of Heaven and of earth, thank You that all things are in Your hands! Your Word instructs us to pray for leaders everywhere so that we might live peaceable lives. I agree in prayer for the leadership of Iraq to know Your protection from those who would like to bring harm. But I am also very concerned about whether these leaders are practicing righteousness in their positions of power. I pray that each one will know that You are a holy God Who sees all they are doing, and Who shows no favor to those who practice unrighteousness. May these leaders fear You, Dear Lord, that they might set their hearts on doing righteousness in every situation. May they be diligent to practice both justice and mercy, and to forsake any desires for revenge. Dear Father, I pray this urgently so that the people of Iraq might experience peace and a freedom from the oppression that has troubled them for such a long time. In Jesus’ Holy and Exalted Name. Amen.

  7. 589
    Luann Beasley Says:

    Father God, I praise Your holy name. Lord, please bless the people of Iraq. They need You! Lord, thank You for all You have done for this nation. I ask that You would guide the leaders as they lead their nation. May Your hand be upon them. Be with the Christians that live there and please protect them from harm. Help them to share Your good news with all the people of Iraq. For Thy glory. Amen.

  8. 588
    Betsy P. Says:

    Father God Almighty, Your Word says that safety is of the Lord. I want to stop and thank You right now for all of the protection You have given the leaders of Baghdad, Haifa, and all Iraq in the years that we have been praying on this prayer site.
    It is amazing to me that there have not been more deaths among the leaders, and we can give You all the credit for that. Our troops receive credit, too, for their faithfulness to the task of helping to bring peace to a fractured nation. Blessings upon the ones who are attempting to move this nation forward into a stable place to live, work, worship, and raise fa family. We bless You Lord God for blessing us and them, in Jesus name, amen.

  9. 587
    Ellizabeth H Says:

    Yes Lord guide and protect the leaders of this Land…most of all give them seeking hearts to know the One true God..
    Put a shield around them and give them the wisdom to rule in rightouness …give them a breakthrough and bring Your Peace to this land…

  10. 586
    Carmen J Says:

    Dear God bless the families of Baghdad who lost their dear ones this weekend during the rescue of the christians in a church.
    Strenght their faith and help more souls come to your way. Bless the leaders of this nation and help them make the right decisions. Make your peace surround their coming in and their going out. In Jesus Holy Name we pray. AMEN

  11. 585
    Peggy Says:

    Father, We pray for protection for the leaders who are trying to lead their people out of the power of the evil ones. Lord, grant them wisdom, discerment and awareness of traps set to stop their forward movement for the good of the people. Advance your kingdom and let your will be done in Baghdad this very minute. Bring victory through salvation, and expand your territory. In the name of Jesus, our all powwerful warrior, and King of Kings we pray. AMEN

  12. 584
    Babs Says:

    Father of all Mercies, comfort those who lost loved ones in the church massacre today. May this be a wake-up call to the leaders that the Christians need protection and that the government be aware of the huge numbers who have left Iraq in fear for their lives. May your angels be around all those who are left with great supernatural presence. May many be drawn to Christ by the witness of these who show courage and faith.

  13. 583
    Lily Bright Says:

    Dear Lord
    May Your mighty hands of protection be upon the men and women living and serving in Baghdad,I ask that You remember Afghanistan and Israel also; in Jesus name
    Lord, I ask for specific protection for the men and women whom You have given Godly authority to lead others; in Jesus name.
    I pray that no weapon formed against them shall prosper.
    Lord, I thank You for hearing my prayers,
    In Jesus name,
    Amen and amen

  14. 582
    Rhonda Says:

    Our Father,

    I give you all the glory and honor. Praising your holy name and thanking you for your son Jesus, who died that we have the promise of eternal life. Thank you for your Holy Spirit. I pray for protection of your people who are on the battlefield the spiritual as well as the physical battlefield. I pray for our leaders that those who do not know you will receive you and those that know you will be obedient to your will. I bleed the blood of Jesus and ask that the works of Satan will be rebuked in your name and that no weapon formed against your people will prosper. In the name of Jesus.


  15. 581
    Dottie Says:

    Dear Father Amen to the above prayer. Praise Your name and thanks be to the Father of us all. Give wisdom to these leaders so that all people in Iraq and Afganistan may live without fear for their lives. Yes Father may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I pray in Jesus name. Amen

  16. 580
    peggy Says:

    Father, We ask for an alignment with your will for these leaders.
    Help them to speak to you and listen for your words that will tell them what to do next.

    We pray a hedge of protection around these leaders, your mighty shield Jesus that the enemy can not break through to harm them.

    We do speak breakthrough of the enemies ground and by Jesus authority we take back what the enemy has stolen from these people.

    In you Jesus, their is liberty and we pray advancement of the army of Jesus Christ in this land. We place the banner of Jesus Christ over this land.

    We serve notice to the evil ones that they may not have these men, woman and children. They are your creation, created for good and not evil, and Jesus you died to redeem them. In your name and by your authority under whom we stand, we command release to the innocent ones. AMEN

  17. 579
    Joan Gintella Says:

    Lord, I come to ask you to protect our soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan and all over the world. Dispatch your warring angels to contend with those who would contend with our soldiers and the innocents in Iraq and Afghanistan. I also pray for the safety of the people in Israel and the United States. Grant my prayer, in Jesus name

  18. 578
    M Tebault Says:

    I agree, Lord. Guide the leaders. Move upon their hearts to seek peace – to search for truth – to find life through your Son Jesus. As evening turns to night, fill their minds with dreams and visions pointing them to the right people to fully explain Your plan of salvation to them. Protect them from spiritual attacks that rob them of their right mind. Enable them to see clearly the truth of Your plan and stand firm so that Iraq fulfills the destiny You planned.

  19. 577
    marie Says:

    Dear Jesus,

    I pray for protection to all of our loved ones that are fighting for our freedom. Place your loving arms around them and give them peace and understanding. Give them strength to rise up and put on the full armor of God each and every day. Help them to fight the good fight. I ask for special blessing upon our soldiers and there families. Lord you are the shining light in our lives and I ask that YOUR light will shine through our soldiers and leaders for all to see. I thank you for your loving kindness you give us each and everyday. We ask all of this in Your Name, Jesus. AMen

  20. 576
    Sabrina Says:

    Heavenly Father, I am praying for protection for all leaders who are seeking after You. I pray that You will give them the wisdom, strength, and protection they will need to survive the attacks both verbal and physical that will try to come up against them. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  21. 575
    nancy Says:

    Dear Lord keep all your leaders safe and in your guidance that they may be blessed with your wisdom and know your mercy. You have directed us to pray for our leaders. I pray that the leaders of Iraq know your salvation in Jesus your son who died for us that none should die but have everlasting life. Jesus lives today for he arose after three days in the grave. so for all our soldiers and iraq soldiers striving together to bring safety to Iraq and all your leaders bless them with your protection keep them safe physically and spiritually in your service. Amen

  22. 574
    Dottie Says:

    Dear Father work a miracle in Iraq. Guide them to have their leaders form a government to benefit all of the people. Give them divine guidance. Bind any who come to kill and steal as the innocent citizens strive to rebuild their country. May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I pray in Jesus name. Amen

  23. 573
    Lily Bright Says:

    Dear Lord
    In the name of Jesus; I lift up to You all who labor in Baghdad, and,I pray Your protection upon each one.
    Lord, may they be convicted in their hearts of any action or deed that is contrary to what You have placed within each one in leadership,to do.
    I ask that You guide each one, and let them feel Your presence, because in Your presence, is wisdom, Lord, and safety.
    I pray Your Kingdom come, and Your Will be done in these people lives, in Jesus name, I pray,
    Amen and amen

  24. 572
    Ellizabeth H Says:

    Yes Lord…watch over this city and have mercy on the leaders of this country…portect them and encourage them to look to You as you reveal yourself to them.
    Give them wisdom and strength to be wise leaders…
    You Lord are their only hope Lord…give them a breakthrough and bring peace.

  25. 571
    Judy Says:

    The Word of the Lord tells me that Almighty God will open doors no man can shut; close doors no man can open. Father, you know what must happen in Iraq for peace to reign. You know far better than any mortal man. These are still dangerous and unsettling times in that country. Place those in authority who can and will lead this nation forward and work toward peace and unity..not division and power. To You, Jesus, I appeal. Amen

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