Praying for Our Neighborhood and Community: An Army of Angels

 When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha—2 Kings 6:15-17

Have you thought much about the holy army God has sent to be with us in this world to protect us from evil: the angels of darkness? They pitch their tents and although we cannot see them with the naked eye, in faith we can know they are here because God has told us so in His Word! We should never shy away from praying for their presence to come and help us in time of attack or in the troubled places of our city and communities.

Not calling on God to send every help afforded us from heaven is like running out of gas when you have money in your bag or pocket! As we cry out; Lord give us help against the enemy, for the help of man is useless, we keep in mind God will send his holy army to defend and help us against the angels of darkness!

Let’s pray for angelic presence today in our neighborhoods and on the streets of our communities and cities!

Lord,

Thank you for the presence and help of heavenly angels in this life! They are not only messengers—bringing news from heaven—they are a mighty army all around us, soldiers encamped about us, pitching their tents to guard and watch over us, fighting for us against the devil and all his minions. They are bold, they do not back down or cower when danger comes—they do not run from the forces of evil but stand toe to toe, taking up their shield and sword to fight for us. They are our unseen troops on this earth who cannot be defeated by any evil or overcome by any darkness

Holy God, we pray, send your heavenly army to fight against the angels of darkness who roam the earth seeking someone to overpower and devour. They tear up the lives of the godly and bring great affliction to the pure in heart. They have overrun our streets, they coerce and curse, insult and attack at will. They frighten the elderly and steal the innocence of children. They rape the beautiful and fight against the helpless. They capture the unsuspecting and tie up the weak. They laugh at our devices and strategies to outdo them and consider us as pitiful and weak.

But you have not left us alone, Lord! We are not pitiful or weak! We are not without help or excellent strategy! They are no match for you or those you send to defend us! They are not to be feared and we are not to cower for you have not given us a spirit of timidity but of boldness, you have not left us alone, but go with us!

I pray, send your angelic forces to stand upon our city walls, to pitch their tents in our neighborhoods and guard our children and the elderly, the unsuspecting, the innocent and the weak. Remind us we are not without strategy or help and today we call upon all of heaven to come and save us, come and help us, come and defend us, come and fight with us, come and fight for us until our streets are full of light and life and your people are full of hope and peace again! In Jesus’ name. Amen

 

Images from: www.fairhavenucc.org, www.westministerumc.org, www.gracefaith.hubpages.com

 

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