Prophetic Warnings And Calls to Pray For Our Nation

Prophetic Warnings to PrayI was in a meeting recently where a prophet who is respected internationally brought a prophetic word to our nation of Australia.

The prophecy included a call to Christians to pray for protection for our nation against terrorist attacks. The assurance was that it is not God’s plan for these to happen and that prayer is vital.

How to Respond to a Prophetic Warning and Urgent Call to Pray

Most of my readers do not live in Australia, but you may have heard prophetic messages like this—containing warnings and calls to intercede in prayer—for your own nation.

How should we respond to a prophetic call such as this? Here are 3 ways that we can respond to a prophetic warning for our nation or region:


A. Weigh up the Prophecy and the Prophetic Ministry

One of the first questions I ask about a prophetic ministry is, ‘are they operating out of a New Testament (NT) paradigm?’

In the NT, prophetic warnings for individuals, groups and nations are given with the motivation of ‘prepare and protect.’ The heart of the Father shines through a NT prophecy. This is the way that prophetic ministries foretelling and warning of disasters should portray God today.

Prophets who are modeling off an Old Testament style of ministry pronounce threats of Divine judgment in the form of pending disasters. They portray God as a judge who punishes people through catastrophes. [1]

Other questions you can ask include:

  • Does this ministry exalt Jesus?
  • Is the ministry accountable?
  • Does he or she love the Church and its leaders?
  • What is the fruit of this ministry?
  • Who receives and endorses this ministry?
  • How are our own church leaders responding to this person and word? [1]

B. Remember that Prayer is about Intimacy and Being led by the Spirit

If we feel under heavy obligation or pressure to respond to a call to prayer, something is wrong.

An important part of intimacy is that God will lead you to respond in a unique way and out of relationship with Him, not out of pressure to conform.

Ask Father what your prayer assignment is. If you are a leader, ask God how you should call your church or group to respond—and pray for His anointing to be upon both your call and their response. Then, lead them to pray in faith and from intimacy with God, not out of fear or obligation. Remember, also, that every intercessor has a unique prayer gift and style from God.

Don’t feel inadequate or condemned if you pray personally, or as a group, for a short period and then do not feel led of the Holy Spirit to pray further. Remember that one brief, obedient and genuine faith-filled prayer is more effective than many fear-based, obligatory prayers!

Trust in the action and leadership of the Holy Spirit in and through you as you respond to God‘s call to intercede for your nation.


C. Respond and Pray in Faith, not Fear

When a respected prophetic minister calls us to intercede against demonic strategies, it is wisdom to pray—and not ignore, dismiss or shelve it.

Our initial response in prayer can be to:

  • Include prayer as part of the process of weighing up the prophetic ministry and the word.
  • Seek God for how He is calling you personally (or a group or church you lead) to respond.

It is never God’s intention for a prophetic word of warning to lead us to fear, or to pray out of a position of fear.

‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.’ (2 Tim 1:7)

The right response is to pray in faith.


7 Faith-Filled Prayer Strategies

Some strategic ways that we can pray in faith in response to a warning such as the one we have just received in Australia are:

1. Think of ripples – pray for protection of our family and those close to us, and then our cities, and our nation.

2. Pray for God to expose and disarm demonic plans and strategies and bring them to nothing. (Eph 6:10-18) [2]

3. Pray for those in Government and those in charge of resources to be given timely wisdom, discernment and actions, so that God’s purposes are accomplished through them. (1 Tim 2:1-2)

4. Pray that people who are planning destruction repent and change their minds or are exposed before they cause harm. Pray for God’s mercy on them to draw them to faith in Christ. (2 Peter 3:9)

5. Pray for God’s purpose to be accomplished—for His Kingdom to be manifested, and for the opposite of destruction, which is salvation. (Matt 6:10, John 3:16)

6. Pray that God releases His angels to protect and help and to accomplish His purposes, including divinely positioning people. (Psalm 103:20)

7. Pray with praise and thanksgiving that God is at work, that He is in charge, that your prayers are effective (Phil 4:6)


 Notes:

[1] For Scriptural examples on this topic and enlargement on these questions, read the posts:

[2] For more thoughts on spiritual warfare and specific ways to pray, see:


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5 thoughts on “Prophetic Warnings And Calls to Pray For Our Nation

  1. Jenny Wake

    There is so much wisdom in your comments, Helen – you have put things in their proper ‘perspective’, as you always seem to do, especially to ‘respond and pray in faith not fear’.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Thanks Jenny, I treasure your friendship and intercessory gift. 🙂

  2. Joanne

    I appreciate the God Wisdom in you. Thanks for sharing your insights on praying for family, nation and region. It’s amazing how God confirm that He is speaking. Just yesterday a Prophetess here in the United State prophecies the enemy is planning a attack on our borders and planes etc.. The Prophetess also gave instruction on how pray!!!

    Thanks again for your insights!
    God Bless You!

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Thank you Joanne.
      Yes, I totally and wholeheartedly believe in the power released through the ministry of intercession. Our prayers for our nations are powerful! May God bless you richly as you pray and seek Him. Believing with you for His protection on your borders, too. 🙂

  3. jose ramos

    Saludos hermana Helder,las cosas por aqui no todo camina bien,a pesar de las oraciones de intercesion por nuestro pais,que muchas iglesias cristianas hacen..Hoy circula por las redes un mensaje de un profeta,no conocido,de nacionalidad de Puerto Rico,de nombre Efran Rodriguez,que anteriormente profetizo algunos fallecimiente de siervos de Dios que eran de connotacion iberoamericana,me refiero al evangelista Yiyi Avila,quien fallecio meses atras,pero algunos pastores de Puerto Rico,dijeron que eso no era profecia,considerando que el evangelista era de edad,mas o menos de 90 años,y que estaba enfermo…otro caso,en el mismo Puerto Rico,es que este profeta Efrain Rodriguez,dijo que el pastor X falleceria el 1 de Septiembre de 2014,tambien hablaron otras siervas del Señor para decir que esto era temerario,de parte del profeta,pues si fuera verdad ,no lo deberia de decir,HOY LA POBLACION DE PUERTO RICO ESTA EXPECTANTE DEL CUMPLIMIENTO DE TAL PROFECIA,Y DIJERON QUE SI ESO NO SE CUMPLE,LO DECLARAN PUBLICAMENTE COMO FALSO…ALGO MAS QUE ESTE PROFETA ESTA DICIENDO: ES QUE EN ESTE AÑO CAERA UN ASTEROIDE DE P`ROPORCIONES DESCOMUNALES CERCA DE PUERTO RICO,Y QUE CAUSARA UNA OLA DE MAR DE UNOS 300 METROS DE ALTURA,LA CUAL BARRERA LA ISLA,QUE CAUSARA LA MUERTE DE DOS MILLONES Y MEDIO DE PERSONAS.. ADEMAS YA AVISO AL PRESIDENTE OBAMA DE ELLO Y A CIENTIFICOS DE LA NASA,CON QUIENES SE HA ENTREVISTADO PERSONALMENTE PARA DECIRLES QUE NO HABRA PODER HUMANO QUE IMPIDA ESTA CALAMIDAD EN PUERTO RICO,COMO EN MIAMI,Y EN LOS ESTADOS COSTEROS DE LOS U.S.A.,LA CAIDA DE ESTE METEORO CAUSARA UN TERREMOTO DE 12.5 ,QUE TRAERA CONSECUENCIAS FUNESTAS PARA TODO EL CARIBE,REPUBLICA DOMINICANA,HAITI…Y TAMBIEN ALCANZARA A LA CIUDAD DE MEXICO,EN DONDE MORIRAN DOS TERCERAS PARTES DE LA POBLACION,MAS O MENOS UNOS 7 MILLONES DE PERSONAS…EN ALGUNAS CIUDADES NORTEAMERICANAS HA SIDO CUESTIONADO,Y EL DICE QUE ES MENSAJERO DE JEHOVA,Y LO QUE EL DICE ES PORQUE JEHOVA SE LO HA MANDADO,DEBIDO AL PECADO Y LA MALDAD DE LOS HOMBRES,A QUIENES PIDE QUE SE ARREPIENTAN Y ENMIENDEN SUS VIDAS…todo este mensaje se ha esparcido por las redes sociales,y hay ciertos sectores de la sociedad,no solo en Mexico,como tambien en U.S.A que se han inquietado al respecto,el profeta dice que es enviado de Jehova para decir todo esto al mundo…NO SABEMOS QUIEN LO PATROCINA,EL DICE QUE LAS IGLESIAS QUE LO INVITAN A PREDICAR LE DAN OFRENDAS DE AMOR PARA EL MINISTERIO,IGNORAMOS SI TIENE ALGUN PRESBITERIO PROFETICO A QUIEN RINDA CUENTAS…surgio de repente.Pedimos a Dios sabiduria y revelacion como tambien oramos para saber que hacer…PORQUE ASI COMO ESTE PROFETA,SURGIO EN MEXICO OTRO QUE DECIA QUE LA CIUDAD DE 22 MILLONES DE GENTES SERIAN ARRAZADOS POR UN GRAN TERREMOTO,ESTO FUE EN EL AÑO 2012,PARA LLAMAR LA ATENCION SECUESTRO UN AVION COMERCIAL Y FUE TODO UN PROBLEMA EN MEXICO,DISTRITO FEDERAL.HOY ESTA PRESO POR SECUESTRO ,TERRORISMO,ETC….GRACIAS POR CONSIDERAR,ACERCA DE LA NESECIDAD DE ORAR POR NUESTROS NACIONES…despues le narrare un sueño que hoy tuve,seguimos orando por usted y su familia.

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