May 25, 2013
Mar 03 - Matthew Harmon
A copy of the Root 52 prayer guide for this state can be found by Clicking Here
In a prophetic vision, Kim Birowski (USRPN Delaware state coordinator) saw a map of the US and what looked like bugs and/or ants swarming in certain states and locations. One of the locations was Delaware. She then saw a huge foot squash down on those locations and kill all the bugs that had swarmed there in one fell step! What God was communicating is that there are demonic forces that are “swarming” in certain locations across the U.S. and His plan is to release to the body of Christ in those locations a powerful anointing to “squash” the enemy and bring deliverance and freedom to the captives.
This vision particularly applies to Delaware as it is a state in which much anti-biblical ideology and agendas abound. This FastForward prayer guide for the state of Delaware will inform and encourage you to pray for key issues regarding Delaware’s government, familial structure, economy, and local church, all with the 2012 elections as a focal point.
Delaware Week of Prayer
Monday & Tuesday: Business/Economy
Much of the Delaware economy relies on government jobs, farming, education, banking, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, healthcare, and automotive manufacturing.(1) As of December, 2011, the unemployment rate was 7.4%(2), which is a 1.1% decrease than that of a year ago.(1) To view more information regarding Delaware’s economy, please click here.
1.) Pray for Delaware’s unemployment rate to continue decreasing.
2.) Pray for local businesses and start-up companies to prosper, which strengthens the private sector.
3.) Ask the Lord to expose any deceit or corruption within the Delaware economic system, particularly in banking and governmental positions.
4.) Pray for money to be managed wisely by the state and citizens of Delaware. Ask the Lord to give a prudent heart to Delaware in order to avoid over-spending and debt.
5.) Pray that the economic system, and money-spending in Delaware would be used for God’s glory. Repent on behalf of Delaware for funding abortion, homosexual rights, and other anti-Biblical, unrighteous acts.
Wednesday & Thursday: Government
As in most northeastern states, Delaware is more liberal than conservative. Since 1992, Delaware has voted democratic in every election. (3)
1.) Ask the Lord to bless every governmental official in Delaware. Pray for their families, salvation, finances, and work in their particular sphere.
2.) Pray for righteous and just leaders to be elected into office in the 2012 elections.
3.) Pray for biblical principles to be established in Delaware’s political offices.
4.) Pray for the members of the U.S. military and their families in Delaware.
5.) Pray protection over Dover Air Force Base.
Friday & Saturday: Family/Marriage
1.) On January 1, 2012, same-sex civil unions were legalized. Pray that same-sex marriage will not be legalized, and ask the Lord to have mercy on the state of Delaware for allowing homosexuality to prevail.
2.) Pray that families and marriages across the state would be strengthened, and enriched by biblical values.
3.) Pray for the youth of Delaware, that they would not be enticed into a world of drugs, alcohol, pornography, etc., but that they would stand as a generation of purified warriors for Christ.
4.) Pray that families in Delaware would see the importance of going to a Bible-believing church, not solely for spiritual enrichment, but also for the bonding with one another.
5.) Declare that the spirit of divorce and suicide will not advance in Delaware!
1.) Pray for the local Church in Delaware to not be influenced by radical, liberal ideologies, but that it would stand for righteousness, justice, and truth.
2.) Pray for a greater measure of unity between local churches. Ask the Lord to guide them into partnering with one another to see the ending of issues such as abortion and homosexual rights.
3.) Pray for pastors and church leaders to be strengthened in their positions. Pray for protection over them and their families form the hand of the enemy that would seek to make them fall into sin and division.
4.) Pray that the Ekklesia in Delaware will not be apathetic in the 2012 elections, but would seek to be informed and vote!
5.) Declare that the Church in this state will rise up in its position as the governing body.
Top State Issues
In a 2008 study, there were 22, 300 women who became pregnant in the state of Delaware. 54% of these pregnancies ended in live births, and a whopping 32% (or 7, 070) of these pregnancies ended in abortions. It’s time for the Church to arise and counter-act this destructive issue in prayer and activism! (1)
Although same-sex activity has been legalized for some time in Delaware, the issue has been even more reinforced with the legalization of same-sex unions on On January 1, 2012. This also allows same-sex couples to adopt. As the liberal agenda makes advances in the state of Delaware, it is only a matter of time before homosexual marriage is legalized, that is, if the Church doesn’t stand up and be a voice. Pray for the Ekklesia to be a righteous voice against a matter that is corrupting the familial structure and society of Delaware. (2)
The Liberal Agenda
With the last two issues in place, it’s safe to say that the liberal agenda is prominent in Delaware, and is making huge impacts in the government, economy, familial structure, and is even causing local churches to lean to the left on some issues. Please be in prayer for all non-Biblical structures to be corrected by the Lord’s hand, and declare that the Church in Delaware rise up, take its place as it’s supposed to, and be the purified bride of Christ that effects all facets of Delaware’s society.
(1) Abort73. Delaware Abortion Facts. http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/states/delaware/. 9 August 2011.
(2) Wikipedia.org. LGBT Rights in Delaware. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Delaware. 25 February 2012.
The following are dates of electoral events in the state of Delaware:
March 31, 2012 - Deadline to register to vote before the Presidential Primary
April 24, 2012 - Presidential Primary Election (Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm; only voters from participating parties may vote.)
August 18, 2012 - Deadline to register to vote before the State Primary Election
September 11, 2012 - State Primary Election (Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm; only voters from participating parties may vote)
October 13, 2012 - Deadline to register to vote before the General Election
November 6, 2012 - General Election (Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm)
For a more thorough list of electoral events, deadlines, and information please click here.
Please click on the candidates’ names to see their websites, which will include information about them as it relates to Biblical worldview and values on key issues within the state of Delaware.
Republican Governor Candidates
Democrat Governor Candidates:
Delaware Candidates for Congress:
Brent Wangen (Libertarian)
Democrat Senator Candidates:
Tom Carper (D)
Republican Senator Candidates:
Please click here to view other offices open for election with their filed candidates.
Prayer Points for Delaware 2012 Candidates:
1.) Pray for citizens to stand up and vote righteously in these elections, that they would elect candidates who have strong values, and a Biblical worldview.
2.) Pray for protection, salvation and grace upon all of the Delaware candidates and their families.
3.) Ask the Lord to reveal Himself in powerful ways to each candidate.
4.) Declare that all hidden corruption and injustice regarding Delaware’s 2012 elections will be exposed.
5.) Pray for God’s perfect will to accomplished in the lives of the candidates, and in the electoral cycle.
According to BallotPedia, Delaware does not allow citizen initiative, referendum, or recall. Only one ballot measure has been put before the people of Delaware. It was a legislatively-referred state statute in 1984 relating to lotteries.
Current Elected Officials
Please click on this link to see the current elected officials for the state of Delaware.
Prayer Points for Delaware’s Current Elected Officials:
Delaware’s Governor (Jack Markell) :
1.) Ask the Lord to shower the governor in strength, blessing, and wisdom as he governs Delaware.
2.) Pray for the governor’s family to be unified and strengthened.
3.) Pray for Governor Markell and his family to know Christ and the glory of His salvation.
1.) Pray for the state legislature of Delaware to produce and pass legislation up to biblical standards.
2.) Ask the Lord to appoint God-fearing members of the House and Senate.
3.) Pray against all division the enemy would use to dismember and confuse political leaders in Delaware’s legislature.
4.) Pray that any corruption would be exposed and routed out.
Delaware’s State Senators and Representative:
1.) Pray that God would give divine strength and grace to Senator Carper , Senator Coons, and Representative Carney.
2.) Ask the Lord for divine wisdom to mandate key decisions each politician makes.
3.) Pray that U.S. Senators and the Representative for the state of Delaware would make strong connections and godly influences on the federal level.
4.) Pray for the salvation for the senators and representative.
Delaware’s Court System:
1.) Ask God to expose any non-biblical manners of judging, and that anything vile being done in darkness would be brought to light.
2.) Pray that each judge would have godly discernment in their judging.
3.) In a time where Christians are being persecuted by the liberal agenda, pray for the war against believers in the court system to be non-existent.
Matthew Harmon, USRPN Assistant Coordinator
With portions of content provided by Kim Birowski, USRPN State Prayer Coordinator for Delaware
To download this prayer guide as a PDF document, please click on the downloadable resource below.