Father in the name of Jesus, it is an honour to be called and entrusted to pray for our city, Vancouver. We pray that Vancouver and its people dwell in the shelter of the most high and rest in the shadow of the Almighty. May your presence dwell in hearts of our elected officials and civic leaders including our mayor, council people, police, fire, philanthropist, pastors, rabbis, priests, muslim and sikh leaders. We thank your Father, that these people have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We thank you for loosing labourers in their paths to share the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you for doors to be open and believers to walk through those doors to share their faith and unconditional love of God. May our faith be motivated by love to spread the good news of Christ. We pray that the people of this city from all nations receive your Son Jesus, be filled with the Holy Spirit and become disciples for Christ. We pray for a spirit of unity, protection and holiness over our city.
We plead the blood of Jesus over our city and it is protected from any attack of terrorism for no weapon that forms against us shall prosper. We claim you as Lord over the seven mountains of influence in Vancouver – arts/entertainment, government, family, education, business, church & media. Your presence dwells in the locations of the spheres of influence – schools, city hall, banks, federal buildings, churches, synagouges, mosques, temples, film studios, casting offices, sound stages, theatres, museums, arenas, federal and provincial courts, police stations, fire stations, universities and our homes. Your protection covers the north, south east and west of Vancouver, the highways, bridges, ports of entry and streets.
You have given us dominion in heavenly places. We know that our fight is not against flesh and blood but against rulers and principalities of darkness. Your word says in Matthew 16:19 that you have given us keys and authority of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever we bind on earth will have already been bound in heaven, whatever we loose (declare, permit) on earth will have already been loosed in heaven. So Father in the name of Jesus, we bind up the spirits of lasciviousness, dishonour, rebellion, idolaltry, new age, addiction, poverty and greed. Where those demonic spirits once dwelled, we loose holiness, grace, honour, humility, Godly love, peace, joy , unity and reverence for you, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It is the enemy who comes to kill, steal and destroy but you oh God bring life, more abundantly. Oh Lord, have your way in our city. We believe we receive these prayers answered. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Scriptures: Psalm 91, Matthew 13:13 - 16, Isaiah 54:17, Ephesians 6:12, Matthew 16:19, John 10:10