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August 30, 2017

Stay Focused!

We are living in a season in our nation’s history where emotion is running very high. Anger, frustration and fear are being fueled by the media and, especially, by social media venues. The enemy is keeping us distracted by outrageous news and fake news. We are running into blind alleys and down rabbit holes. We can’t correctly pray, because we are being pushed and pulled on emotionally. God would have us enter His Rest. He wants us to press in closely and quietly to Him, so He can show us what’s what, what to say, what to pray, and what to do. Fear is sin. It’s rooted in doubt and unbelief and a lack of knowledge of His loving care for us. If anger is driving our intercession, we can end up praying in direct opposition to what God actually wants to do. Don’t be driven by the devil. Calm down and stay focused on Christ, so He can lead us, guide us and direct us, Ekklesia!

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Repent if you have been one whose emotions are being driven by news stories, especially those posted on social media.

  2. Hear the Lord tell you how loved and forgiven you are. Let His peace wash over you.

  3. Worship Him!

  4. In this calm place, ask Him what is on His heart to pray. Ask Him what His perspective is. Notice how calm He is about it when He discusses it with you.

  5. Intercede for the army of God to enter His Rest, so that together we can calmly and with great faith defeat our nation’s foes.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive me for being tossed to and for by my emotions. I have gotten caught up in all the craziness that’s out there in the media. I have not been able to discern what’s true and not true in all the stories circulating on social media. I need Your perspective. Thank you for clearing my mind and heart. Thank you for forgiving me. This is one of the things I love about You! Help me get back on track and intercede out of this place of intimacy with You. Help me see things Your way, through Your Word. Give me the words to pray and decree from this place of rest in You. Let’s shift this nation in intercession, Lord! Let’s remove the enemy’s influence from America. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

In quietness and rest in Him, the Ekklesia will find the confidence and trust to secure the future of our nation through prayer and action!