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Prayer Topic #2:
         A Prayer for the State of Texas

         Scripture Reading:
         Psalm 89:1-8, Romans 13:1-7

         Reflections of the Heart:
         There is a rich cultural, professional, educational, medical and religious tapestry in the state of Texas.
         The strength of our state is contingent upon the unity of the residents and our commitment to the Lord.
         Let’s keep our great state in prayer.

         Scriptural Prayer:

         Heavenly Father, we  thank You for Your tender  mercies and loving-kindness towards the City of
         Houston.  Thank You for the bountiful blessings You have given to us.  Thank You for the state of
         Texas.  Thank You for uniting the Christians within our state.  Lord, no pagan god is like You, our Lord.
         None can do what You do!  All the nations You made will come and bow before You; they will praise
         Your holy Name.   You are great, and perform wonderful deeds.  You alone are God.   Lord, You are
         good and Your faithful love endures forever.

         Glorious Father, we declare that the state of Texas belongs to You and that it is You who will cause
         prosperity to overflow in our communities and cities. We decree that justice will run down like water
         and righteousness like a mighty stream within the political, judicial, and educational systems in our
         state.  We commit to praying for those who are in authority over us; Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant
         Governor Dan Patrick and Mayor Sylvester Turner. We pray for all civic, business and community
         leaders.  As we do this, we expect to live peaceful and quiet lives marked by Godliness and dignity.
         We declare that the righteous in our state will be called priests of the Lord; ministers of You, our God.
         We will feed on the treasures of the nations and boast in their riches.  Instead of shame and dishonor,
         the residents  of Texas will enjoy a double  share of  honor.  We  will possess a double portion  of
         prosperity in our land, and everlasting joy will be ours.

         Holy Spirit, how should I pray specifically for the needs of the state of Texas?
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         Rise up, O God, in Texas and scatter Your enemies!  Let crime, murder and lawlessness be scattered.
         Let homelessness, unemployment and corporate greed be scattered.  Holy Spirit, fill the halls of the
         schools in our state so that our children and youth will be safe and will obtain a quality education.
         Father, please open doors for economic increase within our communities.  Help the homeowners in
         Texas to successfully maintain their property and pay their mortgages and taxes on time.  Let equality
         and justice flow through the Medical Center so that everyone receives quality, affordable health care.
         Let Your perfect love and peace preside over our state.  Holy Spirit, help Texas to stand as a beacon
         of light and hope for our nation to see what a Godly state looks like.

         Righteous Father, forgive the people of our state for hypocrisy, injustice, oppression, greed, systemic
         racism, sexism, ageism, elitism, deceit, lying, lewdness, pornography, selfish ambitions, lawlessness,
         rebellion, violence, hatred, partiality, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and
         slander. Forgive us for not equipping and preparing the next generation with the tools, knowledge and
         self-confidence they will need to be effective, efficient leaders for tomorrow. Lord, forgive the Body of
         Christ for not praying consistently for our leaders, city, state and nation. Lord, forgive me for (list any
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