Why and how you pray for California

by | Oct 17, 2019 | Christianity Today | 20 comments

You may be sitting on the beach in Florida. You may be prepping your property for winter in Maine. You may be fighting traffic in Chicago. The furthest thing from your mind is to pray for California.

Nevertheless, California looms over you and those you love like the sword of Damocles. The seething progressives who run this state zealously seek to overthrow the United States and the Judeo-Christian ethic. Doubt this to your own peril.

And make no mistake about their power to overthrow our nation. Modern times have never seen anything like California. It is the fifth largest economy in the world.  It has only one political party. It is dominated by a handful of billionaires who bitterly despise your values. They are demonically unified. They have a plan to force their agenda on you, and the means to carry it out.

Don’t believe the blather about California wanting to secede from the United States. It’s quite the opposite. They want to become the pattern for all the other United States. Those in power plan to export their brand of socialism, green planet, climate change theory, anti-family, gender confused, progressive social justice, anti-Christian, pro-abortion ideology to the other 49 states.  They want to be the engine that drives our way of life. They don’t want to go off and do their own thing. They want to barge into your life and dictate every iota of your existence.

The trifecta of technology, entertainment, and education guarantees that California will have an outsized influence on your life—like it or not. What they have done so far is nothing compared to what they want to do, and how they plan to do it. That is why we need to pray!

Praying for California to have a revival and praying against the California satanic agenda is praying for your freedom and your children’s future.


Now let’s talk about how to pray for California. Let me tell you the story of how I learned to pray.

I was saved on October 4th 1964 in a small Free Methodist Church located at 3811 Mission St, San Francisco. The pastor, George Norsworthy began a 30 day fast the night I was born again. He discerned something.

God used him to forge the way I pray. The way he prayed made me want to pray the same way. I am certain that the way Jesus prayed overwhelmed the disciples until they blurted out, “Teach us to pray.” His answer is what we know as the Lord’s Prayer.

But two truths have guided my prayer life like no others.  The first one is found in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

The second one is in Luke 18:1, “Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart.”

The essence of prayer is this: You must believe absolutely that you will get what you ask, and you must keep asking no matter what happens. Everything else is just a superficial attempt. Combine these two forces in prayer and you will see miracles happen.

So here is what we are going to do. We are going to believe absolutely and irrevocably for a miracle in California, and we are never going to stop until that miracle comes. That is what I am doing, so thank you in advance for praying with me!  I know that if we all pray intensely for California, God will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Remember: “The Lord does not delay and is not slow about what He promises…but He is extraordinarily patient toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn and repent.” (2 Peter 3:9)



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  1. leslielantzbeaumont

    Thank you, Mario, for this prayer guide, and I am reminded to not give up on my own personal prayers, too. Lord, I receive this …..the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1.

  2. Carolina

    Praying with you for MAGNIFICENT results!!
    May God’s will be Extravagantly manifested in California ?

  3. Ann

    Thank you for this encouragement to pray and never give up! The Lord was speaking to me about this very thing last night as He reminded me of a time many years ago when I was in an arena where people were setting up for a rock concert and the atmosphere was very dark.. I started praying for the workers when I felt like it was so dark that prayer would do no good. That’s when the Lord spoke clearly to me and said: “There is no place so dark that My light cannot penetrate.”

  4. Jill

    We always pray for California at our weekly church prayer meeting. California is on our list. And we pray for Mario Murillo, too.

  5. Roland Ledoux

    Reblogged this on FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and commented:
    I wanted to reblog this because of the teaching on prayer AND the practical lesson that can/will effect us all if we “bury our heads in the sand” concerning California. We all have friends or family who live there so this should effect each and every one of us and especially those who love this country.

  6. Helen Louise Ruch

    I love your emails and I want to pray for California. Would you please compose a PRAYER for us that are poor at praying? Don’t have the words.

  7. Steve and Martha

    We are praying with you brother Mario; standing in faith in our Lord Jesus and His Word for the miracle for/in California. Thank you and be abundantly blessed and prospered in all.

  8. Donna Mcdonald

    A powerful word sister…. we must Faithfully pray for God’s intervention?

    On Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 12:47 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “You may be sitting on the beach in > Florida. You may be prepping your property for winter in Maine. You may be > fighting traffic in Chicago. The furthest thing from your mind is to pray > for California. Nevertheless, California looms over you and those yo” >

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  10. Noel

    Was just looking in the Book of Jonah early this morning. In Chapter 3 great fear fell on all the Ninevites, including the King. That is staggering to my natural mind that a pagan culture would believe
    a Jewish Prophet who just showed up in their city. The Kings words were, “Let everyone urgently call on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows God may yet relent and with compassion turn from His fierce anger so that we will not perish.” Is it imaginable that the Godless leaders and Corporate Titans of California would tremble in fear of the God of Justice and acknowledge that every word of the one and only Holy God will be fulfilled?! I will pray that it is possible and the fog of deception that has taken multitudes captive in California will dissipate as God’s people raise a mighty cry to the God that hears!

    I truly sense that the hammer of God’s Justice is beginning to fall. Another prominent government leader pivotal in the resistance was stricken with a serious medical issue. This one proved fatal.

  11. Christine Martin

    Dear Mario and friends, Praying in agreement with you and standing with you in faith for revivial in SF and all of CA. Amen!! In His service, Christine

  12. patricia aulston

    i want to be there!!!!! from reno!!!!!!!!

  13. michellethurman2344

    There are a great many Christians living here in California, praying for our state. We have been doing warfare in prayer over our state for many years and God has shown us that things here have begun to shift. Most of our state is Republican, if you look at the map; but most of the population is along the coast where liberal Democrats rule and reign. We battle these elements every day in prayer and we will not give up our state without a fight. Thank you Mario Murillo for your determination follow through on the vision God has given you for this state; and thank you for all of those who join with us in praying over this great state. It is truly a golden state, but it is gold with God’s glory and the enemy cannot prevail against us.

  14. Willie Mendez

    Yes I come in agreement in the prayer request in behalf your servant Mario and California.
    Thank you Lord in advance for those thousand prayers going up to Heaven and answered
    by the power of your presence in these places as you forward your Glory and Power in
    behalf this Nation.
    In Master Servant,
    Evangelist / Willie Mendez
    Saint Cloud Florida

  15. Lois Chelini

    Thank you for praying for California. I live in California. I am also praying everyday for my state as well as praying everyday for President Trump and America!

  16. Patti farren

    I praise God for you, Mario..I hope God brought the Holy Spirit to Fresno. California needs God. Keep praying for America. God bless you. Miss you, Branson,mo

  17. Susan Clack

    Excellent post, Mr. Murillo! I live in Santa Maria and have been a Californian since 1984. (I’m a WA state native, and I see the Progressives’ poisonous politics trying to cover the entire “Left Coast”!) Your message is spot on, and I want to see our “Fearless Leader” and his MAGA movement succeed here in Cali! But it all really needs divine intervention, and you are working on that, so eloquently. Thank you for all that you do–and would so love to see you move your tent campaign W to travel the length of Hwy 101 next! It IS called El Camino Real, after all… (The highway of the KING?) Well, our King is Jesus! You could start in Ventura and work your way back N. Hmmmm… the Jesuits did that a couple hundred years back, building the missions, but enslaving the native people in the meantime. Maybe it’s time to purge that spirit from our land and bring Father’s cleansing and healing power to the 101 Corridor! May God continue to bless you and your ministry.

    • Helen Ruch

      I would love to start receiving your emails again. Please send them.

      Sent from my iPad


    • Helen Ruch

      God really gives you great messages. I long to be like you….. sold out. I know Jesus is coming back soon and I have no joy or peace.

      Sent from my iPhone

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      > From: Mario Murillo Ministries > Date: December 22, 2020 at 4:02:37 AM CST > To: abbachic4life@gmail.com > Subject: [New post] A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE OF HOPE, JOY, AND PROPHETIC DEFIANCE > Reply-To: Mario Murillo Ministries > >  >



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