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Lift this state up before the Lord. Pray for biblical legislation and godly governance. Pray for the leaders from local officials to state officials. Pray that God’s purposes would be fulfilled in this state, on earth as it is in heaven! (Mt 6:10) Pray that believers would be engaged in bringing kingdom values into government and that they would exercise their duty participate civically to uphold biblical values.

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David Stahl, Wonder Lake, IL November 18, 2021, 11:23 am

Dear God, thank you for this forum to pray. Oh Lord, send laborers into the fields of Illinois government. Let there be a great harvest for your glory. I’m new to this state from California, having grown up in Ohio and am glad to be back in the beautiful Midwest. Bless this “land of Lincoln” and may its leaders look to you for guidance and help from your Holy Spirit. Oh Lord, tear down the principalities and powers in the heavenly places that seek to rob, kill and destroy. Let your people rise up in spiritual warfare. The victory over all evil is Yours Lord!

Judith Castricone, Ingleside, IL October 31, 2021, 9:55 am

Father, I praise You that even now You are at work in the heart of Senator Dock Durbin . He is sponsoring and has sponsored so many bills promoting death and destruction of little babies and the integrity of our nation. But God! Your arm is not too short and no one is beyond Your love. May Senator Durbin not resist the powerful whisper of Your Spirit to repent and turn to the open , strong arms of Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior. Please allow him to know true forgiveness and May his remaining days in office be for Your glory and good! I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen

Judith Castricone, Ingleside, IL October 30, 2021, 11:05 am

Thank You for this website, Father! And for IFA! Bring many to pray for Illinois and each state as the prayers of the righteous availeth much!! Please cause many to pour out the prayers and financial support needed to bring Your Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. In the name of Jesus, Amen

Judith Castricone, Ingleside, IL October 30, 2021, 11:01 am

Father, by the power of Your Holy Spirit do not give any rest to the leaders of Illinois from the Governor, the state legislators, our US reps and senators to the local leaders of every township and county until they come to repentance in the name of Jesus! Raise up Your people in government and in the state to have a voice and speak Your Truth. Thank You that even though we can’t see it, You are always at work! In the name of Jesus, Amen

Bill Demlow, Sandwich, IL September 27, 2021, 10:20 am

Lord, bring sanity and responsibility to Illinois. Convict those who are public servants and using their trust for their own advantage of their wrong. Give wisdom to our brothers and sisters in public service to be the salt and light you want them to be. Bring conviction and salvation to those who are pre-Christians. We need you desperately!!!

Bill Demlow, Sandwich, IL September 24, 2021, 8:50 am

Father, Illinois needs up your touch! Give governor Pritzker wisdom and wise advisors. Give him the humility to seek You and your will for our state. You said that the kings heart is in your hand. Turn his heart toward godliness, righteousness and justice. In Jesus's mighty name.

Jennifer Muccianti, Round Lake, IL September 5, 2021, 9:57 pm

Pray for the government of Illinois. Please help them to be more like Jesus and accept people and allow them to use their free will to decide what is best for themselves and their children. Please stop the over taxation, the inappropriate sex education bill that the governor signed, and all of the other bills that conflict with the conscience of all Christians.

Carolyn Billington, Brookfield, IL July 22, 2021, 1:25 pm

Lord, we bow before you and thank you that we can bring Illinois before you for your will to be done through out the state. Break down strongholds we command in Jesus' name and work on the cross. Divide evil and may it be exposed and dealt with biblically. Help us to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves. To speak the truth in love. Align our prayers with your heart. Strengthen our faith Author and Fisher of our faith and guide our prayers Holy Spirit.

Pamela Battaglia, Des Plaines, IL May 26, 2021, 12:25 pm

Lord, I ask that you lift up the state of Illinois. I decree in the name of Jesus Christ that you guard and guide this state and its leaders to make decisions that are good for this state and our country. I pray that you give our state and local leaders guidance so that they make godly and right decisions. I pray that God’s purposes will be fulfilled in this state. Attract Blessings to our state. Permit nothing but blessings to come to our state and the people who reside in our state.

Sharilynn Dunn, West Chicago, IL May 21, 2021, 3:32 pm

Jesus, I praise You that You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords -- one day, every eye will see you and every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that You and only You are the rightful and true God and Lord of all! We live today in a world, in a state that does not acknowledge You or glorify You, but rather denies You and seeks to shut down Your Name and the worship of You. Forgive us for our sins -- they are many. Not one of us stands before you innocent of sin; we all are deserving of nothing but hell, and yet You, in Your great mercy and grace, continue to shed your blessings on us day after day after day! Every good and perfect gift is from You and only by Your grace. Thank You. Help us to live for You every day as we rub shoulders with this world. Help us to serve You in the spheres of influence in which you've placed each of us. Help us to lift you up and glorify you before a watching world that needs You -- the only sure source of hope, peace, and joy. I pray that our leaders in IL will have on-the-road-to-Damascus type experiences with You so that they choose to humbly bend their knees to Your Lordship of their lives and, as a result, they begin to govern our state according to Your laws and morals. Holy Spirit, please convict, bring to repentance, lift up anew, and use for Your glory the leaders in IL. Lead the citizens of IL to repent and turn to You for salvation that they may then influence their state for Your Kingdom purposes. Help us to be involved in our government in the ways in which You direct us, and strengthen us to be salt and light for the sake of Your Name! In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Laura Underhile, Dixon, IL May 20, 2021, 9:01 am

Dear God, I bring the leaders of our state's schools before you this morning. Thank you for speaking to their hearts concerning the indoctrination of students by the use of programs that destroy the Christian principles on which our nation was founded and our U.S. Constitution was written. Open the eyes of their understanding to the evil underlying the false teachings on gender identity, family structure, racial bias and the outright exclusion of Christian-Judea ethics and culture. Thank you for raising up those who have the courage to fight for truth, justice, and your righteousness in the public school system. Thank you, in Jesus precious name.

Marilee Summers, West Chicago, IL April 28, 2021, 7:03 am

Lord lifting up Illinois.

Linda Bass, Hope Mills, NC April 19, 2021, 8:34 pm

Praying for Illinois🙏🙏🙏

Chaplain Paula -Elder Tolefree, Chicago, IL April 12, 2021, 1:34 pm

Our Father which are in Heaven, give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us for our trespasses and those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thou are the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory. Forever and ever. Amen

Team Jubilation, Il April 12, 2021, 10:23 am

Amen

Mary, Huntley, IL April 5, 2021, 1:22 pm

Lord, we pray for those with hard hearts. We ask you to open their eyes and soften their hearts. Open the eyes of all citizens in Illinois to see what is being proposed in our state and in this nation. We know you are our Ruler and our Lord. We will bow only to you! we pray for our state and our national leaders but we worship only You. Do what only you can do. Forgive our sins of omission and complacency. Wake us up and renew a right spirit in us so that we pray and honor you with the Power, Love and Authority you give us when you went to the Father as our Intercessor. We love and praise you. In Jesus name, amen.

Chris, IL April 5, 2021, 9:33 am

Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed is Your Name. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not in to temptation but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever and ever AMEN!

Elder Paula Tolefree, Chicago, IL April 5, 2021, 5:31 am

Lord, we ask You to see that we are in Your Presence every minute and we ask that You guide and lead us on this earthly missions in our lives. We are sincere and honest about wanting Your Holy Presence to take complete control of our State. We worship You and Honor You. We thank You for taking care of us this far and we ask that You never forsake us or ever leave us because we love You. You are a Precious Gift that men can only dream of having in Your Heavenly Being. Your Presence in our lives are a Representative of Your Kingdom Your Glory and we thank You for bringing us Your True Light in our lives. We ask that we never be in darkness or in humiliation or shame, but, we want to be a part of Your Cleaning , Washing, Bathing and Holiness. Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for giving the State of Illinois the Holy Spirit may this Holiness of God reach all people in the State of Illinois, The Goodness of life, the sweetness of life, the very Precious Jesus Christ, His Anointing, His Forgiveness and His Blessings can pour over us, in us, through us under us, behind us and in front of us. In Jesus Christ Holy Name. Amen

Chris Shannon, Wheaton, IL March 24, 2021, 4:59 pm

Father God we lift up the believers in Illinois and ask that you keep their civic voting duties before them so that we as a body can unite on candidates that follow You and seek Your will. We ask that Your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven this day and every day until Jesus comes back. We seek after Righteousness and Justice and long for our government representatives to do the same. Let Your Glory fall and Reign on us LORD! Bring the desires of residents to equate with Your desires for us LORD. Let us see YOU in all we do and say. Let us unite as a body to see Your Kingdom come here on earth as it is in heaven! In Jesus mighty name we pray! Amen and Amen

Lisa Watts, Saint Charles, IL March 24, 2021, 4:03 pm

Dear Lord, you are sovereign over all things. We pray for those individuals in leadership in our state and local governmental roles. Anoint them with your spirit of TRUTH, Conviction, Repentance, and that there hearts would be touched by the gentleness of your Holy Spirit. We know that it can be done, as we saw with the transformation evidenced in the Apostle Paul. That these leaders would be convicted to return to the moral principles based on the Bible to run our government and society. For we know when the moral base is removed from society what is left is a government based society whose programs are what people rely on. Wake up the church to return to being a church led by your Holy Spirit vs. what the government/society tells them to do. We know that your armies of angels are there protecting your children as we go through these changed times. We call upon you to HELP your people through these changed times. Show us how to go out and be salt and light in the midst of this turmoil. We claim you as our "Our mighty Fortress,... Our Helper amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing". Change the hearts of our leaders back to you, the Victorious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Help us through this time to remember you ARE the Victor in the end. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen

Mary Cullinane, Huntley, IL March 17, 2021, 12:54 pm

Lord I pray today for senators Duckworth and Durbin. Lord, we need your divine intervention to change their hearts so that they can see the fraud and injustice that these bills are bringing to American. Lord I ask your Holy Spirit to open their eyes so that they vote to keep the Filibuster, they reject the "Equality Act" that has nothing to do with equality and will take away our religious freedom to worship you openly. I pray you give them courage today to reject the "For the People" bill which legalizes fraud. Lord, you hate fraud and injustice. Please do what only you can do and turn this thing around. We worship only you and we are asking you to clean up our state and our country so that we have righteous leaders in the land and we can live peaceful lives. We look to you as our redeemer and provider. Lord hear our prayer for mercy and miracle. In the name of Jesus, the one who so wonderfully intercedes on our behalf day and night. Amen.

Lauren Moore, Mount Prospect, IL March 11, 2021, 2:29 pm

Praying for God to call upon righteous leaders in all positions in Illinois. Illinois is hurting. Wake up your children of God, bring about new children of God. Defeat the evil and the enemy.

chris everett, Forest Park, IL March 10, 2021, 11:47 am

Lord, wake up your prayer warriors in the State of Illinois. Turn this state to You, in Jesus Name. Amen.

Mary Cullinane, Huntley, IL March 10, 2021, 10:34 am

Lord, I worship you as the creator of the universe and the lover of our souls. I thank you for the love you have so freely poured out over and over again and for the mercy you have shown your people in the past. I ask you now to forgive us and pour out your mercy once again. Today I ask that you deal directly with Senator Durbin as he has taken a leading role in legalizing illegal election policies, support of abortion, misleading gender laws and so many other laws of "man". Lord, you hate deceit and injustice. You hate arrogance and pride. Please forgive me for my lack of prayer in the past for our government leaders. I am now asking you to visit and save all those in power that can be saved and to remove and silence those that refuse to hear you voice and accept your salvation and truth. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice of your Son, Jesus,. and for this love. Jesus, please continue to intercede now on the behalf of Illinois citizens as well as all Americans. We do not look to government for salvation and preservation, we only look to YOU, but we do seek to live peacefully in our land with righteous leaders. Lord hear our prayer in Jesus Name, Amen.

Elder Paula Tolefree, Chicago, IL February 17, 2021, 11:49 am

I pray for the State of Illinois. I pray that God with bring them into a loving relationship with all citizens. I pray that God will bring peace and stability and blessings for the State of Illinois, known ad a Christ believing State. Living to honor God and submit unto His Perfect Will. God be with us forever. Amen

Gwynne Nation, Springfield, IL February 16, 2021, 11:54 am

Lord Jesus I exalt Your holy name, gracious Father I ask for a mighty move of Your spirit a-crossed the state of IL.” Create in us a clean heart O God” May Your cleansing fire fall upon IL. May You take out our stony heart and give us a heart of flesh, that beats for Your ways and Your truth!! Cause the legislation to see their need for you. We need You O God to turn this nation around so we look up and believe that only in You is where our help comes from and that we can do nothing without YOU!!

Brother Dave and Sister Georgia, Greater Chicago area February 15, 2021, 8:15 pm

We pray that all of USA leaders will become more Godly and pledge to uphold the USA Constitution, allow religious freedom, support our military and veterans, protect our borders, promote law and order, allow free speech, balance the budget, and cease all partisan politics. Our good Master Jesus Christ and his many agents are helping all Godly persons in this needed task. Amen

Paul Babicz, Northlake, IL February 8, 2021, 7:15 am

I pray for the leaders of Illinois to STOP the corruption and lack of real leadership. Please help them to make the right decisions for the people they represent . we as a state need to get back to the LORD just as the rest of the nations needs to do. In the MIGHT NAME OF JESUS. Amen.

Darcel Vails, Evergreen Park, IL February 8, 2021, 5:26 am

Lord, I magnify the name of the Lord Jesus above all other names. You are king of kings and Lord of lords and I declare your lordship over all of Illinois. I declare and decree our homes and communities to be a dwelling place for the presence of God. I use Zachariah 2:5 which says "and I myself will be a wall of fire around it declares the Lord and I will be its Glory within". we bought our hearts before you Lord this day and we intercede and repent for the sins of our state. We asked you to forgive our sins and cleanse Illinois from all unrighteousness. We asked for a Divine visitation of the holy spirit in Illinois and may our state as a whole turn to you Lord.. we plead the blood of Jesus over Illinois and declare and decree that Jesus is Lord over this state.. we take authority over every negative word or witchcraft prayer that has been spoken over Illinois and we declare them null and void today in Jesus name...we declare the blood of Jesus over our borders and City Gates and we ask you Lord to send your warring angels to surround our borders and keep out all evil and those with evil intent. May those involved in drugs, trafficking, greed and pride in other evils be cast out today in Jesus name. Lord there is a spirit of idolatry that is being disguised as social justice. It is that Spirit of Babylon it is nefarious, insidious, an evil plot that is being masked as something else. It is a spirit that calls evil good and good evil and as it says in Isaiah 5:20 "woe to those who call evil good and good evil, that puts darkness for light and light for darkness, that puts bitter for sweet and Sweet for bitter". Lord we can't be right without righteousness and we can't achieve wholeness without Holiness. Help us to distinguish between things that just look right and things that are of your righteousness.... Lord cleanse our hearts and renew our minds to know your word and your will for this state. Father remove the scales from citizens eyes to see the truth, the truth that brings righteousness and holiness... In Jesus name I pray amen and amen.

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