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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
Many great atrocities have occurred against the Native American people throughout history. Every group of explorers and pioneers understandably sought to take over new lands and implement the customs of their native culture, but a great deal of settling new lands in America was done with brutal disrespect of those that were already in the land and had made it their home.
The Indian Removal Act of 1830, signed by President Andrew Jackson, forcibly removed Native Americans from their homes through emigration into reservations and new areas, specifically into Oklahoma. There were at least five tribes that were affected through ethnic cleansing. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole and Choctaw were forcibly removed from their land and homes during the years of 1831-1838. This exodus became known as the "Trail of Tears." I include more tribes in this prayer to benefit a larger group of people. The result of this ethnic cleansing, as well as other injustices, has left many families affected by a generational root of bitterness that is deeply embedded in our nation, and countless generational curses that are in need of being broken.
Many people have some degree of Native American heritage in their family line, even if it is remote. I encourage you to pray this prayer because it goes beyond the Native American roots to address sins incurred by our nation’s forefathers. If we are to cleanse the land of generational curses so that blessings can return, then we really must address all angles of how the curses were incurred: 1) taking personal responsibility for our own sins and those of our generational line; and 2) as a nation of people, taking responsibility for the sins of our nation’s founders and forefathers and the curses incurred on our land.
The following prayer is written specifically to address those with Native American roots and addresses certain issues such as mentioned above. It will also address cultural pagan customs and traditions that may invoke false gods and the names of demonic entities that were commonly a part of Native American life. Please do not be offended. This is not to say that all people of a Native American background follow pagan practices; however, the reality is that many people did, and some still do practice some of the ancient traditions. Those customs and practices do cause people to have unbroken generational curses. The demons associated with them are most likely still connected to their family line. We all have them, and if we do not renounce those things they will continue to follow us (and our family members) around until they are cut off. Many traditions and practices can be handed down in any family, but that doesn’t mean they are completely innocent. They often do hold significance and meaning in the spiritual realm. Inanimate objects can be things that bad spirits are drawn to, and tempt people to keep in their home and use. Sometimes the things people think are harmless really aren’t, and those things can invite the wrong type of spirits into a person’s life or family. Demonic spirits will not leave unless they are dealt with properly, by making Jesus Christ Lord of the House and Lord of your life! Scripture reminds us that there is no other name under heaven by which men can be saved, and calling on any other name for help or invoked in prayer is forbidden by God. (see Exodus 20:2-4). This prayer involves renouncements to sever any unbroken curses and ungodly spiritual connections. Even if you are unsure about whether or not your own ancestors were involved in any of these sort of things, I encourage you to take a step of faith and pray it out loud. I pray it is a blessing to you and helps bring a ripple effect of healing, breaking the generational roots of bitterness throughout our nation as well.
Father God, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit:
I come to You on behalf of myself and all those in my ancestral line that came before me. I ask for Your forgiveness for our sins, and today I acknowledge that many of us sinned by never asking for Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior. Many of us committed sins and trespasses in rebellion to Your ways. Please hear my prayer and let the blood of Jesus cleanse my ancestral line from all unrighteousness. I take You as My Lord, and ask that You adopt me as Your child. You paid for me with Your blood, Lord Jesus, and I thank You that You went to the cross in my place.
Father, I also come to you as a citizen of the United States, and I ask You to forgive the sins of our forefathers. I ask You to forgive the sins of those that pioneered and settled this land, and the pagan practices, cultures and traditions brought in from foreign lands. Forgive, I pray, our presidential and political leaders that broke treaties and treacherously removed the boundary lines of Native Americans and others to claim them as their own. For it is written:
“Don't cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers set up by previous generations.” Prov. 22:28
Forgive us for encroaching on property that didn’t belong to us and cheating rightful heirs out of their inheritance, for it is also written, “Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,” in Proverbs 23:10.
Forgive us for impoverishing Native American families, forcing them out of their homes, for making slaves of other races and nationalities; for causing others to feel overcome with jealousy, fear, anger and desire vengeance against those who treated them wrongfully. Forgive us for the grief we caused, the injustices and the bloodshed. Forgive us for broken covenants, vows and agreements and for the curses that came as a result of those actions. Forgive us for the part we played in inciting war. Although I may not have personally taken part in these sins, I understand that there is a need to recognize the sins of those that came before us and I ask for the blood of Jesus to atone for these things so that this land can be cleansed. Please allow all those that have been affected by this generational root of bitterness, grief and poverty now find the grace to forgive, even generations of mistreatment and injustices. I choose to forgive anyone that I have been offended with. I choose to forgive those that I feel are responsible for my pain or bitterness. Please let Your restoration be upon us all. I pray for the blessings that have been blocked up, barricaded, unlawfully stolen, hidden or plundered - and I tell them, “Come back into your rightful generational line. Come back into those families and let the blessings flow abundantly in Jesus name.”
Father, I renounce all false gods and masters. According to Your word, O God, in Deuteronomy 7:5, You commanded Your people to destroy ungodly altars and break down their sacred pillars. Let these prayers of renouncement accomplish the destruction of all ungodly altars in my family, in my generational line, and in this nation.
On behalf of myself, my generational line, the founding fathers of this nation and all political leaders in this land, I identify with these sins and the need to acknowledge them to You so that our land may be healed. Therefore, I renounce the demonic spirits of hoodoo, voodoo, Satanism, and all spirits of witchcraft and magic in the name of Jesus Christ. I renounce all practices and demonic spirits associated with black magic, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, the Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, the Blackfoot, Cree, Crow, Pauite, Shoebone, Cheyenne, Sioux, the Ute, Pawnee, the Navajo, Shawnee and Apache customs and traditions. I renounce African religions, the Catholic religion and their saints, patrons and patronesses; familiar spirit guides and any and all other false gods and deities of various religions.
I renounce the use of tobacco for ceremonial or ungodly religious purposes and any and all power associated with it to be rendered impotent, paralyzed and powerless, according to what You have already done on the cross, Lord Jesus.
I renounce all ungodly spirits that may be associated with Native American dances that involve the use of conjuring demons, the use demonic power, psychic energy, ancient witchcraft practices, sorcery, charms, spells, incantations and magic. Let all ungodly altars be silent and dismantled now. Let the blood of Jesus cover those individuals that have participated in demonic worship whether or not they participated knowingly or unknowingly. I ask You to deliver them and set them free from all deception, Lord Jesus. Let Your Holy Spirit reveal the truth that will free people from demonic oppression, possession, and deception. Let the blinders fall off. Give them a spirit of revelation and an understanding heart that they might come to know the One and True Living God, Jesus Christ.
I renounce all customs of speaking word curses on their enemies through traditional songs. Forgive us for things we did and practices that were accepted that had a spirit of death and cursing bound to the words that were spoken. Let all word curses be broken now in the spiritual and earthly realms. Let those words laced with death lose all power and cease to ring in the ears of those who have heard them. I bind the spirit of death that is associated with these customs and culture and forbid the spirits of death and hell from being released. I command them to go back now to the place where Jesus sends them and forever be bound into captivity. I declare that the spirits of death and hell will no longer advance in the name and authority of Jesus Christ.
On behalf of myself, my ancestors and the forefathers of this nation, I renounce demonic attachments associated with gambling and ceremonial gambling. I loose the demonic spirits and spiritual enforcers off of all objects used in gambling and command them to return to the abyss created for all demons. Let the spirits of lust, greed, selfishness and bondage be bound in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I pray, O God, let the Spirit of Liberty be released to free all people that have been bound by sin and addiction. Let them be loosed from their bondage in Jesus name.
Let all demons be loosed off of individuals, out of homes, offices, businesses, churches, and expelled out of the land that You have given to Your rightful heirs. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to grant an order for eviction from the court of heaven that commands all encroachers, squatters, soothsayers, and those who practice demonic witchcraft off of the land. I command these demonic spirits to be sent back to the place prepared for all demons where they must be bound and confined until the day of their eternal judgment in the lake of fire.
I thank You, Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father and Holy Spirit for releasing Your power against the works of evil, that it might come to a quick and sudden end. I ask that You also release the power of Your Holy Spirit to bring forth forgiveness, compassion, grace and healing. Let there be signs, wonders and miracles, to the glory of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. I ask that You display Your power against the works of darkness, evil and Satan, that the workers of sorcery, demonic magic, witchcraft, spells, incantations, and every form of demonic power would be seen as inferior to that of Your Holy Spirit . I ask that the name of Jesus would be glorified and the enemy be put to an open shame. I ask that every thing the enemy has done to conspire, entrap, ensnare, falsely accuse, gain a false judgment by deceit, bribery or falsehood be overturned. Let all who oppress Your children and hinder them from their divine purpose and assignments be stopped and brought to justice. Let righteous judgment prevail. I ask that You would, according to this petition, grant victory and justice for those that have waited for Your intervention. Let the power of Christ be displayed, the name of Jesus glorified, as You destroy the works of the evil one. In Jesus name, Amen.