When I saw this posted earlier in the week, it near enough jumped off the page and slapped me round the face…twice! 

Our fight isn’t against flesh and blood…all our daily challenges and struggles are not to become the focus of the battle…our fight is against powers and principalities ~ how … through prayer…

I often say that prayer is the most powerful weapon we have…but I wonder if the weight of that statement has really hit home. 

It’s no wonder the enemy wants to make prayer one of the first things we stop doing…and it’s so easily done. We live in a world of constant distraction…continual ‘entertainment’ …social media…phones, TV and other technology that grabs our attention…

If we can be distracted and our focus directed away from God it’s like we’ve put down our weapons and stopped the fight…and yet we still want to win the war! 

It’s so easy to see evening after evening slip away, zoning out to mindless programmes…when in another country (and maybe even on our own doorstep) the horror of girls being kidnapped or trafficked and raped in the name of religion and many other atrocities are taking place… We sit comfortably in our own bubble because it doesn’t affect us… But it does…and it should…

When I read the account of the Yazidi girls my heart broke…the whole ISIS situation is beyond my comprehension having never personally experienced such horror…and I want it to move me, I want it to stir my heart to action… I may be thousands of miles away, unable to practically do anything…but I believe in the power of prayer. I believe when I pray that heaven hears and responds. 

These atrocities, and many others, are not simply down to human error…this is evil raging it’s war on the earth…and we must intervene in the spirit. We can stand in the gap…we can intercede…we can see victory become a reality in these times…

The Lord is looking for those that will stand in the gap and intercede…will you?