I ask anyone reading this to pray one minute each day this week for our broken world. With all the shootings, hate, political chaos...it would be easy to give up believing God can heal our nation(s). I want to remind us today of this timely scripture.
"12 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. 13 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." Ephesians 6:12-13
Paul is telling us that human weapons are no match. We are not fighting a human battle. We are fighting spiritual forces beyond our awareness. But we have a relationship with the one who has already defeated darkness, hate, and brokenness. Jesus Christ is our Savior.
In the Bible, we see Jesus bring tenacious love, supernatural peace, inexplicable hope, and undeserved freedom to those lost in the darkness. This is how we must fight. These are the weapons we must wield to restore this broken world. We are called to be world changers, culture changers, community changers. As believers, we must step into the chaos and speak peace, love, and hope.
As a team, we give, pray, and go so that university students in Ireland would know Christ. Today, we stand together in prayer. We pray for the terror to cease, the hate to dissipate, the fear to vanish. We pray for believers around the world to courageously rise up within their communities. We pray for the Church to rise up, repent, and believe God to heal our nations.