THEME: WAR AND CONFLICT
“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.”
-Sometimes we experience war and conflict in our areas of jurisdiction or experience this either directly or indirectly. We know that war begins in the spiritual realm before it is manifested physically. We do not struggle against flesh and blood, but against rulers, authorities, powers of darkness and spiritual forces in heavenly places. Sometimes we blame it on the people who castigate conflict, and begin fighting among ourselves. Christ our Prince of peace says to us today, “peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27). Christ is seated far above any ruler, authority, power, leader or anything else, in the heavenly realm. He is the Supreme One, and above every challenge enemy or tribulation that has been channeled against us. We rejoice in Christ who disarmed the powers and authorities, made a public spectacle of them, and triumphing over them by the cross (Colossians 2:15). Even though we are seated with Him in the heavenly places and have victory with Him, we are called to fast and pray trusting in God for every good purpose.
Dear Almighty Father, we come before Your throne of mercy today with humble adoration. We come to Your throne of grace with boldness that we may obtain grace and mercy to help us in times of need. We cast all our cares and burdens unto You Jesus for You care for us. We submit our hearts to Your love, may You draw our hearts to Yours dear Jesus. May You forgive us all our trespasses and remove all accusations against us in the courts of heaven. May You heal all our physical, emotional, financial, situational and psychological wounds. May You touch our hearts and heal us dear Jesus, for by Your stripes we are healed. We exalt You dear Jesus for there is truly none like You and none can be compared to You. You are Great and Mighty, worthy of all our praise and honour. Lord we commit our families, friends, societies and the world unto You, praying that there may always be peace and agreement. Father we come against the rulers of darkness working against Your people to bring calamity, war and conflict in the nations. Jesus our Prince of peace we commit Ukraine and Russia unto You that You may grant them sure peace and rest. We nullify all their plans and destroy all the powers of darkness that has been sent to these countries. We come against every plan of the enemy against these countries and the whole world that You may take over. By Your power that raised Jesus Christ from the grave, we pull down every stronghold and principalities rising above Your word and we lift You higher today. May You protect us and preserve us from every harm or plan of the enemy that even if ten thousand may rise up against from all sides none will come near us. We pray that You will raise up a standard for us and Your people all over. May You establish Your word and covenant of peace with us Your people. We declare peace upon our lives, families, community, nation and the world at large. Father may You take over and reign. We pray trusting and believing in Jesus mighty name, Amen
Further reading: Ephesians 1:21, Ephesians 2:6
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