We have a spiritual enemy who wants to see us divided and conquered in our homes and our country. He speaks and acts through people. He wants us to hate and turn on each other so we might destroy each other from within.
Sadly, the plan is working. Many are swallowing the bait then unwittingly become agents in the enemy’s hands to accomplish his purposes to steal, kill, and destroy.
Then no one has to bring an army against us to conquer us. We will do the job for them. We believe the lies and begin to dehumanize others in our minds whether it is:
- men vs. women
- husbands vs. wives
- one ethnic group vs. another
- one political group vs. another
- one socioeconomic class vs. another
- one generation vs. another
- moms vs. unborn babies
We know that:
“Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.” Luke 11:17
As believers in Christ, we should be able to see through this ruse to the real enemies and recognize the strategy to sow hatred, discord, and division.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Eph. 6:12
Jesus, alone, is able to bring peace to all sides. “He did this to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace and reconciling both of them to God in one body through the cross, by which He extinguished their hostility.” Eph. 2:15-16
The above passage is about Jews vs. Gentiles, but it applies to any divisions. Jesus can heal and reconcile us, bringing peace where there was hatred and enmity.
We pray for Your people to be awake, prayerful, and alert to the enemy’s schemes to steal, kill, and destroy in our marriages, families, communities, and nation. We pray for our own repentance and repentance for our country. We pray for revival. We pray for a mighty movement of Your Spirit to bring healing, genuine peace, and grace.
Help us stand and have the courage to choose life for the innocent and to protect freedom. Surely those who demand the “right” to kill their own babies (legalizing abortion up to the point of birth and celebrating it) will have no qualms about silencing or even killing other people they deem to be inconvenient. We know from history that wherever socialism/communism has been tried, Christians, the elderly, the sick, and anyone else who is troublesome to the government often have been slaughtered. Lord, may this never happen in our nation on our watch!
Let us choose LIFE! Help us ensure the freedoms and rights of everyone equally.
Let us agree with You about what is good and right vs. what is evil. Help us to see through the enemy’s strategies and be powerful instruments in Your hands of Your righteousness, truth, hope, love, and peace.
We don’t deserve Your mercy, but perhaps, for the sake of Your Name, you might grant it once more, that we might turn and follow You and our land, marriages, families, and individuals might be healed. We ask that our children might live in peace with righteous rulers in a country that honors the Lord.