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Father, we pray that You would purge our communities of normalized debauchery and sin. We pray that the people like Marraccino who propagate this sin would find You, Lord.

An alarming event was brought to my attention this week by Awaken MNWC, a newly formed prayer initiative for the area of Pine County MN and Burnett County WI, that straddle the St. Croix Valley.

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Their letter states: “I am writing to you today because time is urgent and we are deeply disturbed and alarmed by information we have received about the host and emcee for the LGBTQ Pride Festival Event scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, June 4th, in Pine City, in the heart of Pine County.

“Although the event is in Pine City, a promo poster for the event lists 37 towns in East Central, MN that are targeted in their advertising. This should deeply disturb pastors, church members, and Christian ministries and organizations in this region. Pine City is only one of two rural towns in the entire United States that hosts an LGBTQ event like this. It is typically an event held in a metro area!

“One of the “headliners” featured on the promo poster is a guy who goes by several names: Martina Marraccino, The Lady Martina, and Adam Divine. I believe his real name is Martino Mayotte. For the purpose of this email, we will refer to him by his stage name, Marraccino.

“These are just a few of his disturbing accomplishments that should send an alarm to citizens of Pine County.

  1. He is an amateur pornographer who posts much of his pornography on the internet.
  2. He has produced and filmed movies depicting all kinds of pornography including incest fantasies with his “little brother.” (By the way, incest is a crime in Minnesota under statute 609.365.  Anyone found guilty of incest may be sentenced for up to 10 years.)
  3. He is a self-proclaimed Satanist who asked for donations on his birthday to be given in his honor to the Satanic Temple.

“The Child Protection League of MN has sounded the alarm about Marracino and his role at the East Central MN Pride Festival scheduled for next Saturday, June 4th.

“The League is committed to promoting the welfare of children and protecting them from exploitation, indoctrination, and violence. They educate on issues that threaten the safety of children.”

Last year, organizations and individuals In Bloomington, MN raised their voices against Marracino coming to a similar event scheduled there. His contract was cancelled by the City Council who admitted that he had not been properly vetted.

The presence of a satanist at an already disturbing event that is open to all ages and widely promoted in the area is the latest in a series of attempts by the satanist groups to gain influence in schools and make their presence known at public gatherings. Last year, the Satanic Temple sued the city of Scottsdale, AZ for the right to participate in giving the customary invocations at city council meetings. A few years prior, they sued the city of Belle Plaine, MN for the right to place a satanic monument in a park. Earlier this year, the same group sued the School Board of York County PA over their denial to allow an after-school satanic club at an elementary school. And, even more disturbingly, they joined the fight against the Texas heartbeat law by invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, claiming that religious exemption could be provided to those who consider abortion a religious ritual.

The overt advocacy of Satanism is not new. The Church of Satan, founded by Anton LeVey in the 1960, has long promoted it internationally as a religion of “skeptical atheism” that calls for a licentious lifestyle rather than the worship of an actual spiritual being. During my first pastorate in Amsterdam, they had a heavy presence in the infamous Red Light District. Our church partnered with Youth With A Mission’s coffeehouse, situated between a pornographic theater and the Church of Satan’s Amsterdam headquarters.

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that amid America’s moral slide satanic attempts to promote lies and values that distort and oppose God’s designs for human living have become more frequent and aggressive. As our society is moving away from faith in God and the values that stem from it, people’s minds become increasingly foolish and darkened (See Romans 1 :21). As a result, they fail to see the dangers of allowing, let alone embracing, the perverse lifestyles and values from satanic followers. Even though they claim not to worship Satan, they nevertheless promote what he stands for: the destruction of humanity by abandoning them to their lusts and keeping them from worshipping the One True God.

As the people of God who alone know the truth, we must continue to speak it forth and call people to repentance, and we must fight against the schemes of the evil ones with the weapons of warfare He has given us. God has ordained to win great triumphs over the enemy through the prayers of His people!

It should be noted that this event, and its overt ties to Satanism, comes on the heels of an intercessory prayer event to launch a sustained movement of prayer for revival in this two-county area, which is known for both past revivals and a strong presence of satanism and witchcraft. Great victories were won at that event, in large part due to the strong prayer participation by the IFA community, from Rhode Island to Hawaii.

Now I am calling upon you to rise up again in prayer over the next few days, that Satan’s plans to flex his muscles in Pine County will be thwarted.

  • Pray that the civil authorities in Pine Cities will become aware of Maraccino and will follow Bloomington’s lead to ban him from the area.
  • Pray that what Satan has intended for evil, God will use for good: that the 100+ churches in the area will unite in prayer, in raising their voice against this event, and in finding loving ways to share the gospel of truth during gay pride month events such as these.
  • Pray for revival to come to Pine County: that the church will awaken to the reality of spiritual warfare and the need to engage in prayer, and that the community will see the perversion, will recoil, and hunger for the truth that is in Christ Jesus.
  • Pray for the salvation of Maraccino: that he will have an encounter with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit and turn to Christ. Other high-profile satanists have come to Christ– why not he?
  • Pray for God’s mighty hand to come against the overt promotion of satanism throughout the nation, especially among children, under the guise of religious freedom.

“Father, today we unite in prayer with the intercessors you have appointed and anointed in Burnett County and Pine County. We ask that you frustrate the plans of the evil one and stir in the hearts of city fathers for this satanist to be banned. We ask for unity among the churches, in prayer, in loving outreach, and in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, the only acceptable truth. Open the hearts of those who attend the gay pride events, not just in this city but around the nation, so that the perversion they witness will ignite a hunger for you, and your holy design for human life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

How are you praying for Pine County, Minnesota, and the country at large during this time? Share this article to encourage others to pray.

Author Remco Brommet is a pastor, spiritual growth teacher, and prayer leader with over 40 years’ experience in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the US. Born and raised in the Netherlands and pastoring his first church in Amsterdam, he moved to the US in 1986. He and his wife Jennifer currently live north of Atlanta, GA When not writing books, he blogs and assists his wife as content developer and prayer coordinator for True Identity Ministries. Jennifer and Remco are passionate about bringing people into a deeper relationship with Christ. Photo Credit: Unsplash.

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Victoria Z
June 4, 2022

Father I Pray in the name of Jesus that the civil authorities in Pine Cities (and all cities where Maraccino intends to host events) will become aware of Maraccino and will follow Bloomington’s lead to ban him from the area.

Father I Pray that Maraccino’s gross debauchery online be removed, that web hosts who allow it would come under great condemnation, exposed and boycotted.

Father we pray that what Satan has intended for evil, you will use for good: that the 100+ churches in the area will unite in prayer, in raising their voice against this event, and in finding loving ways to share the gospel of truth during gay pride month events such as these without spiritually stoning gays, remembering the admonition Jesus gave the Phairsees that only he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Father I Pray for revival to come to Pine County: that the church will awaken to the reality of spiritual warfare and the need to engage in prayer, and that the community will see the perversion, yet also see the necessity of morality and moral and spiritual watchfulness and hunger for the truth that is in Christ Jesus.

Father we pray for the salvation of Maraccino: that he will have a true unmistakable encounter with the convicting power of the Holy Spirit and turn to Christ. That he may even encounter other high-profile satanists who have come to Christ.

Father I Pray for your mighty hand to come against the overt promotion of satanism, pornography, and hedonism throughout the nation, especially among children.

“Father, today we unite in prayer with the intercessors you have appointed and anointed in Burnett County and Pine County, as well as those here at IFA and other prayer grouos across America and abroad. We ask that you frustrate the plans of the evil one and stir in hearts everywhere this satanist attempts to host evebts be exposed for his blatent pornography, and satanism and to be banned. We ask for unity among the churches, in prayer, in loving outreach, and in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, the only acceptable truth. Open the hearts of those who attend the gay pride events, not just in this city but around the nation, so that they will hunger for you, and embrace your holy design for human life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Kim
June 3, 2022

Father God, we come to You today on behalf of all that is righteous and holy. Father, intervene in these activities. Shut them down. Give YOUR people wisdom to stop them and to keep their families and the children from attending. Cover those involved with such guilt and remorse at such unholy actions that they must stop, call out to You and be saved. You, Father, are the Redeemer, the Great Physician. Your power will not be limited!
In Jesus Holy Name.

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Rebecca
June 2, 2022

Mighty Warrior Yeshia, we cry out to you to foil the plans of the enemy. Help us and deliver us from this invasion. We proclaim You as Lord of Pine County, Minnesota and Burnett County, Wisconsin. We stand fSt in our intercession for we know the battle is not in the flesh and blood but in powers and principalities. Are eyes are upon You Oh Lord!

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Priscilla Meyenburg
June 2, 2022

When I think of the words of God, He says to the children, I knew you when the seed was planted, your name and what you would grow up to be, I loved you so much. I pray all mothers, who are carrying a child in the womb will listen to The Holy Spirit and will not continue on a dangerous course of Killing a baby. I pray you will give it up for adoption not the sinful choice that is promoted by Demonic spirits and the Leftist dark deranged spirits. Pray that all abortion clinics will be torn down and baby lives will be spared. I pray for Godly decisions to become the norm. I also pray for the spirit of lust die both in men and women that creates SIN. I pray for Gods heart of salvation to takeFirst place. 🧎‍♀️

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Priscilla Meyenburg
June 2, 2022

Father God What is happening now happened in Babylon 25 Centuries ago. The Heat has been turned up against the Church, the Believers In the Churches. Ever since the onset of global pandemic, it seems evident that the enemy has felt he has a Free Hand through LGBTQ to present themselves as rulers that can do anything . We ask that you frustrate the plans of the evil one and stir in the hearts of city of the official’s that they stand on Gods given power for this satanist group to come to this location to be banned. Psalms 91: Says I will say to the lord He is my refuge my fortress, when he hears the cries and prayers of the prayers that come from the Pastors, the Believers of those Churches he will save them. We ask for unity among the churches, in prayer, in loving outreach, and in proclaiming Gods power you will not fear the terror and haughty of this group that is spirituality demonized by Satan. I pray that authorities in Pine Cities will become aware of Maraccino and will follow Bloomington’s lead to ban him from the area. I also take The God Given Authority that Jesus gave us to Block, Bind, their entrance upon Pine County, MN., that this push of Evil will prevail.
Pray that what Satan has intended for evil, God will use for good: that the 100+ churches in the area will unite in prayer, in raising their voice against the Heat that has been turned upon America, are we going to unite bow or stand? God says he is your refuge, no harm will come against your State, towns, counties, ask God to send his angels to guard you. These radically motivated agendas think they have Power, because a lot of people have supported them. It’s the spirit of darkness saying if I can bully you enough, if I can inflict pressure enough through life I win. This diabolical spirit is working tirelessly to neutralize our stance on gender, sex, and value of life. Gods words in the most powerful book ever (the Bible) gives us Tools to fight Satan and his demons with, but we must use the words to fight with. My prayers is we must be the salt/ life to a lost world. Not bowing, Bowing has gotten us in trouble. Not enough prayer, masks, defunding the police, FEAR. I declare we will not bow to any organization that that is not from God and approved. Jesus, Jesus we need you to help again as we stand.

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Darlene Estlow
June 2, 2022

Father we pray you would foil this event. Raise up your praying army to do battle.

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Ginny
June 2, 2022

Thanks for standing up to get rid of evil

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Diane Thomas
June 2, 2022

I plead THE BLOOD OF JESUS to cover my sin and the sins of my nation. LORD GOD ALMIGHTY end abortion, end perversion, bring revival in this nation. Amen

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Marcia
June 2, 2022

We fall at Your feet Jesus, praying for Your Light to reveal/expose the Truth to both believers and unbelievers, about satans’ evil ways that destroy lives! and we pray for the exposure of Your Light that overcomes and scatters darkness! Jesus, Himself! We pray for Your angels and Holy Spirit to speak to both believers and non-believers, to be made aware and take action against this rising tide of evil in the world. We are utterly dependent upon You, Lord, for the answers. You are mighty to save and You are in us! Let Your Church increasingly know Who we are in Christ and the power of the Godhead that is in us to carry out Your Kingdom will on the earth! We keep our eyes on You, Jesus – The Light! … and not the darkness. We keep our eyes focused on the greatness of You, Jesus!… The Solution. And not the greatness of the problems!

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Karen Secrest
June 2, 2022

I was reminded of the evil of events like Mardi Gras in Louisiana. This truly evil event has been supported as a festival for years. All part of that purpose of the enemy to deceive, break apart families and evil imput in t o relationships.
Since Di a new is on the same path. We call on Heaven to send the host with boomerangs and Warriors with their fire arrows to target strongholds and utter confusion in All the ranks. ( Tim Sheets prophecy paraphrased on Angels assistance.)
We go forth confident in God’s Army..

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Barbara Jeffcoat
June 2, 2022

I have prayed and will pray for these communities and for the defeat by God’s hand of this evil ideology. I extend that prayer to its defeat all over our country and everywhere that it is being promoted, accepted , indulged and indulged in. And I pray that God will intervene in the heart of Marracino, and all others like him, and bring him and them to their knees in grief over and repentance of their sin. Also, I prayed for and will pray for those being deluded and deceived into any form, degree, or level of acceptance this cruel and evil ideology; and those prayers are most especially for our nation’ s and the world’s children. May God save and protect them all!

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Linda
June 2, 2022

Dear GOD – I pray that people seek You and follow Your Light in this world. The world of satanism is dark and evil. This article is another eye opener for all people and we must not fall into this evilness that the devil is spreading. Help us to stand for our Faith and that more people turn to You.

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    Linda
    June 2, 2022

    “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”

    1 John 1:5-6

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Linda k Rice
June 2, 2022

There is a prayer offensive going on to counter this. Pine City is 10 miles north of my home town and my BFF and others in the area will be gathering at several locations to pray against this.
Contact Call to the Wall Minnesota for details.

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    Roxanne Rice
    June 2, 2022

    Lord, I thank You for Linda, her BFF, and all the others who will be gathering to pray. I join my prayers with theirs. Hear our prayers and greatly multiply their effectiveness. Stir Your fingers through all the plans and preparations for these events, and cause all the enemy’s plans to fizzle. Use this time to deliver multitudes of people from satan’s dominion and transfer them to the Kingdom of Your beloved Son. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

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James Knepshield
June 2, 2022

Seems like GOD is exposing the evil the has marched into our country. Thank you for your work to put a light on the evil of this.

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Joseph Sullens
June 2, 2022

The Lord is calling for fasting and prayer during the month of June in order to break the enemy’s power and tear down his strongholds!
I pray that His fire will refine and consume us all in order for us to be sanctified for His use as He sends us out to do His work and His will!
Please pray for Alexandria, Louisiana as they are having a pride celebration this weekend.
These things need to be stopped!

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