Bishop Eddie Long
We desire on this page to set out a prayer for Bishop Eddie Long. He serves as the leader, of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta , Georgia. He has been with the New Birth Church pasturing it since 1987. Bishop Eddie Long started with a congregation consisting of just about 300 members and by God’s grace, New Birth now has multiplied to a membership of well over 25,000.
Bishop Eddie Long, the leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, has been accused of sex abuse by four men, who claim in separate lawsuits that the Bishop lavished them with expensive gifts and booked them on trips and then forced them while they were teenagers into sexual relationships.
The position of Bishop Eddie Long
Bishop Eddie Long did not discuss the specifics of lawsuits filed against him; citing that he was following the legal counsel that is representing him. Speaking at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church the congregation this past Sunday (26 September 2010), he told thousands that he has been accused and is under attack. He said, "There have been allegations and attacks made on me," He continued to say, "I have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man. But I am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. That's not me. That is not me," he said amid cheers and applause from the Faithfull’s.
David Vs Goliath
Bishop Eddie Long also said "I'm not a perfect man but this thing I'm going to fight. I feel like David against Goliath but I've got five rocks and I haven't thrown one of them yet,"." .
Our Prayer for Bishop Eddie Long
Friend, let us pray for Bishop Eddie Long. Father, thank you for this dear servant that you have given to our generation. Dear Lord, in this time when people are wondering what is the truth, God grant him peace. We ask that you protect and keep him from every false accusation and let your truth shield him in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. God, we further ask that You let him remain true to your calling without fear or shame. Father, be his defense against those that falsely accuse him. Father anoint him now even more, give him a greater revelation of your Word and grant him boldness and courage to carry out the mantle and the torch of the gospel. Father, you indicated in Job:5 that you will catch the crafty in their own craftiness, arise in this case in Jesus Mighty Name, amen. Arise O Lord and defend your son in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Father, even amidst all this, let his ministry blossom in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. God, we decree that every weapon raised against Bishop Eddie Long be destroyed and confounded in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. We decree a blessing upon his ministry and the work of his hands in Jesus Faithful name, Amen.
Our Prayer for Bishop Eddie Long’s Family - wife and children
Bishop Long and his wife Vanessa are the proud parents of four children: Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor. Friend, let us pray for them. Father, keep and protect his family and let your peace surround them. God, let you face shine upon them; remove every shame, anxiety and every embarrassment in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Let his ministry blossom in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Father, we destroy every tongue raised against this family and we confound it in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. We decree a blessing over Bishop Eddie Long’s family in Jesus Faithful name, Amen.
Our Prayer for Bishop Eddie Long’s New Birth Church
Father, in Jesus Mighty Name, we pray for every member of New Birth Church. God we pray that you alone will uphold these dear ones and strengthen them at this time. Let the truth prevail and let your peace that surpurses all understanding be the portion of each member in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. We seal the church members with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, we cover them with the fire of the Holy Spirit and ask that God you comfort them for your glory in Jesus precious nameamen.
A Prayer for Bishop Eddie Long