Wednesday, October 31, 2018

7 Vital Prayer Points

Some material taken from - 7 Vital Prayer Points for the upcoming election
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
How can Christians make a difference in the world today?  It seems an impossible thing to imagine but we can still make a difference in so many ways.  The most important thing we can do for our country today is to pray. Elections are coming up next week so now is a great time to focus prayers on our country and its leaders, as well as the decisions made at the polls.  This week our church is having a pre-election prayer vigil where people have committed to praying for our county every day.  We have a designated place in the church for this special prayer time. If you feel led to come and pray and you didn’t sign up, you may come anyway between the hours of 9-5.  
Today Pray That We Would Recognize the Real Battle Is Not Fought Against What Is Seen, But What Is Unseen.There is a war going on in America right now.  It is not a war between political parties. It is a war between what is seen and what is unseen, light and darkness, truth and deception.  The real enemy is not a person or political party, but is Satan himself, and his dark forces that oppose God and fight against Truth. The enemy’s goal is to steal, kill, and destroy, and he wants nothing more than to see us waste our energy and time just battling one another. Let’s stay aware of his evil plans and stand against his attacks through the power of Christ and His Word.
Satan must be pretty happy with the way America is living today.  We have not only crossed lines of morality, we have erased them altogether.  Anyone who still takes a religious or moral stand may be subject to criticism and accusations of discrimination.  We have completely flipped things around so that we see the good as bad and the bad as good.  We live in a world where the police are the enemy and the lawbreakers are the victims. Those in authority are unjustly attacked and accused, the innocent judged guilty, while the guilty walk free. There is truly something wrong with a society that has a such a backward view.  
The enemy is real and on the move.  He has managed to start to turn America against itself.  Our country was founded on faith but now Satan is trying to destroy that foundation completely.  It is time for God’s people to pray as never before.  This is a battle that will not be won with words or weapons or even elections. This is a spiritual battle between two unseen opponents.  We are warriors for our Heavenly Father and prayer is our weapon.  He has given us everything we need to fight this battle, even though the adversary is formidable.  
Pray today for the light of the Lord to invade the darkness of evil so prevalent in our nation.  Pray for protection of the hearts and minds of the leaders and people everywhere, that they would be shielded from the enticement of Satan and his tactics, that his plans would be intercepted, and truth would prevail.  Pray for Christians to keep our eyes and hearts on Him, and live and move in His spirit.  

Scripture to Claim: 
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.  2 Corinthians 10:4

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