In the midst of crisis, praise is the catalyst that activates the spiritual realm to effect the change that’s needed. Tuesday saw more unity and fewer outrageous behavior from protesters and police officers. We must see all of the little things like police officers kneeling with the protesters and taking a moment of silence to remember George Floyd. Tonight let’s continue to pray for protection and direction but also get direct and specific about the things you’ve seen that are good and the things you’ve done that are steps to bringing acceptance and peace.
When you play Travis’ video, I want to encourage you to pray it and read the lyrics as you listen. Then use it to pray over those who are hurting by replacing “all things are working for my good” to “all things are working for your good”.
Tonight God, I praise you for releasing your angels to keep the peace last night. You caused the anger and hurt to transform to humility. Thank you for hearing our pleas for the violence to stop so that the protesting voices could be heard. Thank you for urging the police officers around the nation to kneel with the protesters. Make a way, God, for Your power to move through these crowds. Let them rise up and praise. We are thankful for our constitutional right to protest. Elicit change in the nation through me and other Americans. Now God we need to see your plan. What are the next steps to take? What can make an immediate change? What can we do to make a lasting change? I want to see what you see, hear what you hear, understand what you understand, and feel what you feel.
God, your word tells us how to fight and how to access your mighty power. He tells us that where are feet go, we should be bearers of peace. Help us to do this in all situations.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.Ephesians 6 10-18
God we ask again for your army of angels to be there on the streets fighting the racial demons. God also protect my neighborhood and town. Show us where change is needed. Open our eyes, expand our minds to understand, so we can make the changes now without needing further protests. God thank you for understanding my heart and rambling prayers. Bring lasting peace to George Floyd’s family as well as the thousands of others who have found themselves abused or murdered at the hands of police officers and others in authority positions. My heart cries, “Thank you Jesus”, “Thank you Jesus”, “Thank you Jesus!” Amen