Father, according to Jeremiah 29:7, we are to seek You for the peace and prosperity of our city. Today, we pray to You for the welfare of Richmond, knowing its welfare will determine our welfare.
As citizens of Richmond, Richmond is the place You have given us to dwell in and to exercise our authority over. We declare Richmond drinks water from the rain of heaven. It is a land for which our God cares for, the eyes of the Lord our God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year. (Deut. 11:10-12)
We thank You that Your thoughts for Richmond are thoughts of peace and not evil, to give us a good future and continuous hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
We bow our hearts before You this day and we repent of the sins of our city. We ask You to forgive our sins and cleanse Richmond from all unrighteousness. We ask for a divine visitation of the Holy Spirit in Richmond. May our city, as a whole, turn to God. We declare Jesus is Lord over this city. (Neh. 1:6-7, 1 John 1:9)
We praise and worship You today and thank You for bringing us here to dwell. From this day forth, we will only speak Your words and Your will over our city. We take authority over every negative word that has been spoken over Richmond and we declare them null and void in Jesus name. We declare every curse or prayer of evil over our city to be powerless- in JEsus' name–they will produce no fruit here. We decree that God rules and reigns in Richmond from this day, forevermore.
We declare fear cannot reside in Richmond. Fear, in the name of Jesus, you must go now. We further declare that division will not reign in our city. We cast out the spirit of division. We declare unity reigns in Richmond. Where there is unity, God commands the blessing of life evermore –therefore Richmond is inundated with life ever more from this time forth. (Ps. 133:3)
We declare today, sickness and disease will not gain a foothold in Richmond. We declare the God-fearing people in our city are strong in God and in the power of His might. There will be no feeble among us! We walk in the fullness of healing that was purchased for us at the Cross. (Ps. 105:37)
We declare this day that Richmond and its governmental officials will do ONLY what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord. We ask You God to remove every elected and non-elected official who does not have the best interest of the people in his/her heart. We ask that only the upright dwell in our government (Proverbs 2:22). We ask You to remove any evil stronghold that is present in our government. We declare that in Richmond, its leaders and officials will observe and obey the laws and commandments of the Lord. We commit this day to build fortified walls around our city. Walls of the spoken Word of God. Walls of praise and worship. Walls of prophetic declaration. Walls that cannot be demolished, but will forever prosper, in Jesus’ name. (2 Chron. 14:2-7, 1 Tim. 2:1-4)
We thank You, that as we pray, within Richmond, You give us rest on every side. We declare our city is at peace and undisturbed at all times because it is under Your reign. (2 Chron. 14:7) Your Word says, “Unless the Lord guards the city, we stay awake in vain.” We ask You to guard Richmond from this day forth, knowing whatever we ask in prayer, we receive. Thank You God, for guarding Richmond day and night. We thank You that as the mountains surround Jerusalem, You surround us and our city, forever more. We ask You to send warring angels to surround our borders, and keep out all evil and those with evil intent. We declare that the gates of Richmond are closed to those involved in drugs, trafficking, greed, pride, murder and other evils, that theybe redeemed or leave our city and never come back in Jesus name. (Psalm 127:1, Ps. 125-2, Ps 91:11-12)
We declare and decree, Richmond's streets will be filled with healthy people, young and old, who have been and desire to be blessed by God. That our children, our boys and girls, will play daily in our city, safe and unafraid for God is watching over our city. We declare and decree this day, Richmond is at total peace, is living in God's prosperity, is walking in obedience to God and Your Word, and dwelling together in unity. We ask You to bless our city. May Your hand forever be upon Richmond. Send us an outpouring of Your Spirit!. May Your glory to be revealed in Richmond. May Richmond bring You glory. We ask all of this in Jesus' mighty Name . Amen. (Zech. 8:4-5)