A Shield And A Hedge Of Protection
“Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help.” –Psalm 35:2
Pastors and Christian leaders are on the front lines of an intense spiritual battle. Demonic powers are aggressively doing everything they can to hinder and stop your pastor. The ancient strategy of the enemy is “smite the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.” Mk 14:27 You can help raise up a shield of protection and help defend through prayer and intercession the attacks against leaders. Peter Wagner in His book, Prayer Shield, writes the following.
“Pastors, teachers, and all types of leaders depend a great deal on those who are praying for them—people like you who realize the importance of coming to their aid. The enemy knows where our leaders are vulnerable, and he attacks them at their weakest point. Through intercessory prayer, however, you—a mere human—can stand in the gap for them. You can influence the action of an almighty and all powerful God. As surprising as it is, this is the way the Lord chose to structure our relationship with Him.
If we aren’t praying through—if intercessory prayer is missing—the full extent of God’s power is often stifled in the lives and ministries of our leaders. They can’t do it alone! Pastors and other Christian leaders are needy people. But they are God’s chosen ones to move His Kingdom forward. Faithful and intelligent intercession can release them to be all God wants them to be.” -Peter Wagner.
Meditate on Ephesians 6:10-20
Proclamations and Prayer
Father, in the name of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit I want to thank you today for my pastor and leaders. I pray that You would raise up a shield of protection around them and their families. I pray that the schemes, devises and attacks from the enemy would be broken. In Jesus’ name, Amen!Download the full Prayer Guide for Day 21