(By Jared Laskey) Since August of this year, I have been talking to fellow intercessors across the nation. They do not know one another nor have any communication between them, except that they know me. But from several of them, I have heard the same prayer burdens, revelations, and themes, and I have taken notice, sensing that it is time to share what they are hearing.  Intercessors are needed to stand in the gap on behalf of ministries and nations (Ezek. 22:30). Spending quite a bit of their time in prayer, they are sensitive to the direction of the Holy Spirit. God shares His secrets with them (Amos 3:7).

My friend, Neil Petersen, of Dayton, Ohio, had been sharing with me a series of dreams and visions he received. He has been praying extensively for these insights from the Holy Spirit and had asked me if I had received similar direction about our nation. However, I have not. But I firmly believe in praying for our leaders according to 1 Timothy 2:1-6, while Jesus is the mediator between God and humankind, and that we are to be submitted to our national leaders (Rom. 13:1-7). As a veteran, I am a patriot of our country and pray for it often. READ MORE