Lord Jesus, I agree with Peter’s declaration that you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God. I thank your Father for revealing that to me, and to every other follower of yours in this land. I pray, Father, that you will reveal Christ to every man, woman, and child in my city, state, and nation. I pray today for your church. You have built your church on the rock of Peter and his confession about you. I thank you for your promise that you will build your church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. May your church come against every stronghold and fortification of Satan in this city and nation and pull them down by your power. Make your church an advancing, bold, powerful church, unafraid to assault the gates of Hades in the power of your name. I thank you that you have given to us the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Teach us how to use these keys, this authority, to restrain the powers of darkness and to release the power of your Holy Spirit. May we use these keys to bind in heaven the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places, and to claim your promise that what we bind on earth will be bound in heaven. Teach us to use these keys to loose the power of your Holy Spirit on earth, into our lives and the lives of those we love. As we use the authority you have given us to release your power, we claim your promise that we what we release on the earth will be released in the heavenly places. It is in your all-powerful name that we pray, amen.