“who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved” Song of Solomon 8: 5
We declare this is a new day, when the Bride of Christ will arise in all her fullness, radiant and covered in Glory and we call her forth in the Name of Jesus.
We decree that as Your people move in revelation from servants to sons and from sons to the Bride, fresh awareness of Your love, Your care and Your faithfulness will come to Your people, fuelling a new boldness to step into all You are making possible in this day. We declare this is the day for Your people to come out of the wilderness, out of fear and failure, into the dreams, the plans and the purposes You have prepared for them.
We declare Your Bride will arise, surrendered to Your Spirit, moving with great authority in the spiritual realm, influencing the earth, ruling and reigning as You have desired.
Now Lord, we thank You for the covenantal history of this nation, for the men and women who through generations laid down their lives, some literally to the point of death, to establish both community and governance to the “Glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” We come into agreement with our forefathers intention, in establishing a nation under God, with the witness of Heaven and Earth, that this land, its people and its resources, in accordance with Your word in Hosea 2: 2 “will be betrothed to You in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.”
(last sentence adapted from work by Jon Hamill )