Lord, who dares to dwell with You?
Who presumes the privilege of being close to You,
living next to You in Your shining place of glory?
Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit?
They are passionate and wholehearted,
always sincere and always speaking the truth —
for their hearts are trustworthy.
They refuse to slander or insult others;
they’ll never listen to gossip or rumors,
nor would they ever harm another with their words.
They will speak out passionately against evil and evil workers
while commending the faithful ones who follow after the truth.
They make firm commitments and follow through,
even at great cost.
They never crush others with exploitation or abuse
and they would never be bought with a bribe
against the innocent.
They will never be shaken; they will stand firm forever.
~ Psalm 15:1-5 (TPT)
This Psalm is a wonderful description of and instruction for those who dwell in God’s Holy Presence and who daily live with Him. It is a description of the perfect man, Jesus Christ, and all who are transformed into His image. We as His followers have the indwelling Holy Spirit; now we desire to make more room for Him — to expand the holy place within our spirits where God the Holy One dwells, we submit to the holiness that lives there.Those who dwell in this holy place and have this holy place dwelling in them, refrain from slander — that is looking for the evil in others; they never exploit, abuse or take a bribe against the innocent — they will not be shaken. They speak out passionately against evil and those who do evil works, while commending those who follow after the truth. This may have a great cost, yet they are those who are committed and follow through do not give up and give in, but the Holy One within is their strength and encourager. They live to serve Him; they are passionate and wholehearted; they are always sincere and speak the truth, their hearts are trustworthy, they are never shaken, they stand firm forever!
Let us Pray:
Heavenly Father, You are the Holy One; together with Jesus Your Son and the Holy Spirit, we honour You and worship You. Lord, we open ourselves up to afresh today to You dwelling in us. We recognise this is such a holy privilege — we are in fear and awe of Your holiness. We are so grateful that You paid the greatest cost that will ever be paid to give us this incredible gift. May we shine and not fall short of the glory You have lavished on those who love Your Son.
Today we recognise this description in Psalm 15 is a high call to be in the image of Jesus, and yet it is also what we expect of our leaders governing over this nation. Lord, in Your mercy and grace, we ask for Your Holy Spirit to touch their lives in the most incredible transformational shift from anything that they may be trapped in, and release to them great grace to govern the nation with trustworthy hearts.
We choose to forgive every politician that has made, moved or voted yes to bills that destroy innocent lives through abortion. Today we release them and bless them. Lord, we forgive all those who have given in to intimidation and all the unholy alliances formed. We release each one who has been silent or spoken lies. In Your mercy, wash our government clean with Your living water, cleanse Australia with Your powerful forgiving merciful blood. Today in Your holy presence, we love as You love, Lord; we move as You move; we forgive as You forgive; we stand firm forever by Your great grace, Halleluiah! In Jesus, Yeshua’s powerful Name, Amen.
Abundant grace to you as we continue in prayer and fasting according to Mark 9:29 ~
He answered them, “This type of powerful spirit can only be cast out by fasting and prayer.”
Points for Prayer ~ pray for:
- South Australia’s Lower House politicians, that they be infused with truth and light for the sanctity of life – even of the unborn. Pray for a majority to vote no to this bill and take courage to defeat the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020 the week of Feb 3rd 2021.
- The Walk for Life, February 6th 2021 in Adelaide, South Australia.
- For our future generations to be rescued from the horror of death through abortion!
Let the spirit of adoption enter the hearts of those considering abortion,
to carry to full term and save their child’s life.
- For greater numbers of believers in Jesus all over Australia and the South Pacific region to awaken to the battle and stand for life — to rise up in wisdom and courage to take action needed and speak for the voiceless.
- For the church to become a haven of hope and help for those with unplanned pregnancies.
To send the intended influential message to our politicians
that South Australians DO NOT want legalised abortion up to birth,
we need thousands of people on the WALK for LIFE!
It will take each of us to SPREAD THE WORD through all our networks!
The team at the Canberra Declaration are partnering with Love Adelaide’s call for 37 Days of Prayer & Fasting in asking God for the defeat of this horrific SA abortion to birth legislation that will be voted on in February 2021. We are doing this by calling for 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting from 1 – 21 January 2021. (Feel free to join them for the full 37 Days should you so wish.)
We are also adding some very specific prayer requests over and above the defeat of this horrific anti-LIFE legislation in SA. Join with us as we believe for breakthrough for these key prayer points. Feel free to add your own prayer requests for friends and family, your church and your local community as you feel led.
- A revelation for Australians of Jesus Christ and Him crucified
- The defeat of South Australia’s Abortion Legalisation Bill
- The defeat of Victoria’s “Change or Suppression” Bill
- Integrity and justice in the U.S. election process