Day 17 – Open Our Eyes Lord
For the next few days let’s pray fervently for our children in Branch County. There are so many influences which are shaping their lives. May The Lord raise up a godly generation for such a time as this!
“I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’”
Acts 26:17-18 NIV
Spend some time praising The Lord for the work that He is doing in Christians, through Christians, and around Christians. Praise Him.
Pray for every person generally, and some people specifically, that do not have their eyes on Jesus. He is the author and perfector of our faith.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV
There are high places (visible) of evil in our county and there are low places (hidden). Our Lord Jesus Christ is greater and more powerful than any evil that is here but there is spiritual battle that takes place. Our first action is to pray. Pray that God will remove the places where evil rules in our county. Pray that God’s truth will transform the hearts of those that are involved in these evils!
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV.