Prayer Tour – December 14 

The Apostle Paul described the work of the Church:

…we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Sunday night I watched episode 3 of Tim Kesee’s “Dispatches from the Front.” In it he shares the story of the gospel’s advancement in West Africa and the spiritual battle is plain to see. Villages known for their demon worship, where animal and even human sacrifices are part of worship, have given way to the cross of Christ. The darkness that shrouded the hearts of the people has been overcome by the light of the gospel. It’s a gripping account.

In light of these stories, I am mindful of the veil that has been over my own eyes when it comes to the reality of the spiritual battle here in Katy, Texas. The needs of the people are hidden behind doors and fences. The slavery is masked by the promises of our own culture’s idols of materialism, entertainment, and pleasure. With this veil hiding the spiritual battle, it is easy to become complacent. It is easy to be casual in prayer and gospel activity.

Lord, remove the veil from our eyes!

There is an urgency to pray, given the reality of this spiritual battle in Memorial Parkway. As each of our small groups has adopted a prayer zone, we have set December 14th as a date for us to take our first (or second) prayer tour through the zone and pray for the people who live there. Let us pray for the veil to be lifted and the gospel to advance! Let us pray for God to provide opportunities for us to foster community within the neighborhood and build relationships with our neighbors.

For the Kingdom,
Carter

 

 

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