Prayer in time of war

The disarming power of prayer

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. Psalm 46:9 (NKJV)

David was very clear about a specific element of his prayer life. He wrote, "For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked." Your prayers are mighty through God. Christ has given you the authority in prayer to govern; to be a determining factor on earth, to occupy the land holding sway over evil and promoting good. You can't pray over everything but you can pray over what God brings to your attention. Pray in the name of Jesus against the deeds of the wicked. Psa.141:5.

Back in 2001 a word of prophecy came about a possible terrorist attack in England. This got people praying. On November 3rd 2001 a car bomb went off in the centre of Birmingham, England. The car had been packed with explosives and left in a busy evening entertainment area of the city. However, not a single person was harmed! How was this possible? The detonator went off but it failed to set off the explosives! The prayers of the saints had been answered. The car bomb did nothing because prayer had sealed it up and rendered it harmless! As it says in the scripture above, "God breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two!" The wicked may take evil actions but God retains jurisdiction to step in and deal with war and its deadly weapons. Heb.1:14.

Make your prayer against the deeds of the wicked. Present your petitions to your Heavenly Father and, as you do, restate to Him of His precious promises. Watch and pray. Intercede in the Holy Spirit. Jesus made it plain to you, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Pray over what God brings to your attention in the face of the activity of the wicked and see their chariots halted. Mat.16:18-19.

Pray in faith and power in these distressing times!

This message first appeared in The Daily Guide by Pastor Simon Measures.

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