Late in 2020, the Lord told me expressly, “2021 will be a replay if we don’t pray.” Clearly, we didn’t heed the warning.

2023 will get worse and worse if we don’t pray more and more.

As we go deeper into the end-times, we must be people of prayer. We must obey the Lord’s command to watch and pray.

2023 is going to be a sobering year. (Listen to my prophetic word here.)

With that, here are 23 urgent intercessory prayers for 2023.

1. Pray for crisis intercessors to rise up.

2023 is the beginning of an age of crisis intercessors. A crisis intercessor is an intercessor who is a first responder in the spirit. They are vital in this age. Listen in to my word on crisis intercessors here.

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2. Pray for protection over your nation.

The enemy is raging in the nations. We’re seeing wars and rumors of wars, famines, plagues, violence and more. Take responsibility for your nation. You have authority there as one with boots on the ground and a connection to the land.

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3. Pray for signs-and-wonders working evangelists to rise up.

People need to know that Jesus is alive through power encounters, not just eloquent words. Paul said, “For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power”(1 Corinthians 4:20).

4. Pray for unity in the church.

The church remains divided on many things. This is not new but it sems to be growing worse. You can get a number of additional prayer points on this theme here.

5. Pray for intercessors who will not be intimidated by the enemy.

Intercessors are growing weary. Others don’t want to engage the enemy. We need a spirit of refreshing and boldness to come upon the intercessors.

6. Pray for godly leadership to arise and displace leaders with wrong motives.

In July 2020, I prophesied about a time of chaotic transitions, with resignations rising. This is already starting to manifest. The key is to make sure godly people are not forced out in the process of reorganizations.

7. Pray for the gospel to run swiftly in the nations.

This is the will of God, for the gospel to be preached to all nations. You can join my prayer evangelism campaign here. It’s free to register.

8. Pray against economic collapse.

There’s a lot of doom and gloom out there from financial experts. Some are speaking of financial Armageddon.

9. Pray against food crises in the nations.

The supply chains have been interrupted and shortages may be a new reality. Meanwhile, hunger is rising in the nations. Get my free prayer guide on Praying Against Food Crisis in the Nations here.

10. Pray for exposure of adultery, fornication and spiritual abuse in the church.

Exposure is a popular prayer right now—and it should be. Don’t stop praying for exposure.

11. Pray for pastors who are on the edge of burnout from the load.

Pastors are quitting the ministry in droves.

12. Pray for deliverance ministers to answer their calling.

There is a sore lack of deliverance ministers. I previously prophesied about the rise of a new breed of deliverance ministers.

13. Pray for the lost to get saved.

The harvest is white and ready for harvest (see John 4:35).

14. Pray for the prodigals to come home.

Many have prophesied the return of the prodigals. That doesn’t mean we can stop praying. Find my free guide on praying for prodigals here.

15. Pray for a generous spirit to rest the church so the gospel can be funded.

Generosity is critical in this hour. Many people are eating their seat instead of sowing into the kingdom. Proverbs 11:25 assures, “The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

16. Pray for missionaries who are risking their lives to reach the lost.

This should be a major priority for every church, even if you don’t have an active evangelism program. Missionaries need our prayers.

17. Pray for a spirit of innovation to come upon the church.

prophesied about this four years ago, seeing the need coming. We have seen some innovation but many are still stuck on the old ways.

18. .Pray for the supernatural wealth transfer.

This is biblical, and we need it to advance the kingdom at an accelerated pace. Listen in to my prophecy on the supernatural wealth transfer here.

19. Pray for strength and inner healing for church leaders.

Many church leaders have been beaten down and are worn out.

20. Pray for stable economies in the earth.

I prophesied in 2021 about a pending economic crisis. It’s closer now. We need to pray for stability so we don’t see another recession—or worse.

21. Pray for awakening and revival.

The Holy Spirit woke me up at midnight in 2007 and told me a third great awakening is coming to America. That was 14 years ago. I am still standing on that word.

22. Pray against the spirit of violence raging in our cities.

Cities across the United States broke all-time homicide records in 2021 as the spirit of violence continues raging in America and beyond. You can get more prayer points here.

23. Pray for teachers who will not compromise the Word.

Paul said in the last days people would gather to themselves teachers who will tell them what they want to hear (see 2 Timothy 4:3).

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