Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The Children Shouldn't Die

So, with the coming of back-to-school just around the corner, I was reflecting about the past school year and how there were more shootings than ever before. It's a tragedy. It should not happen, not on our watch. At the gym I heard the tv running and an ad popped up for one political candidate promising they would do something. They were right in one thing they said, "Children should not have to fear going to school." But the idea that we can create a law to change people's hearts and intentions is far from a strategy that will work. You can't legislate morality. 

My friends, this is a spiritual battle. It is fought and won on spiritual grounds. As the body of Christ, it is our duty to intercede for the children. I could go on and on writing my heart out on this, but today I simply want to invite you to pray. Pray for the protection of our schools, pray for the salvation of our teachers and their students, pray for God to arrest and seize every evil intent before it's acted upon. 

Last night I was at a prayer gathering with my church and the Lord pressed upon my heart to pray a thing that seems impossible, but for Him it is! I prayed that this year there would be no school shootings. You heard me, zero, nada, none! It is not beyond our God to hear and lend Himself to answer this call. Church let's unite in this prayer for the next generation. Let's not allow the devil another inch! 

I'm not one who typically send on chain mail, but please pray this with me and encourage all those who call on the name of our Lord Jesus to do the same. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke. Let's do something. Let's pray!

"Dear God, our Father who loves us and cares for all children. Hear our cry to you. Our cry for the children of this nation. Surround them with your protection, keep them from harm in their classrooms and throughout their day. Send your servants to be a light in the schools; praying and proclaiming your heart. We ask that You send Your warring angels to fight for the lives of these kids and that you act Oh' God. Stop ever attack before it is acted upon. We pray those who are tempted into harming others would encounter You and Your loving grace and would be turned away from evil. In the name of Jesus, the name You gave us, we declare victory and salvation for our children this year. We boldly ask that not one child would die out of violence at school and that not one school shooting would happen. Thank you, In Jesus' name, Amen. "

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