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Lord, purify our nation! Remove the foxes that have eaten away at our nation’s connection to you. Restore us as a nation that abides in the vine, that dwells in Jesus Christ. 
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Leaders in Washington D.C. recently gathered to pray and discuss what God is saying for our city and the church in D.C. I’m connected to these leaders, and one words that emerged came out of Song of Solomon: a warning to God’s people to remove the little foxes that threaten your spiritual life.

Soon, we had a surprising kerfuffle on Capitol Hill that confirmed what God was saying….


Catch the Foxes

Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom. (Song of Solomon 2:15)

In this Biblical imagery, foxes are a problem because they chew through the vines and branches, severing them from the source of life. While there are walls to protect vineyards from robbers and large beasts, the little foxes can slip by unnoticed and wreak havoc.

God is asking us, what are the little things in your life that keep you from abiding in Christ, from drawing strength and life from Him?

Sometimes the “little” things that we think aren’t worth addressing are actually the most dangerous of all.


Insider Intercessory Information

Sometimes God uses events to speak to us, especially to confirm what He is already saying, and this week seems to feature one of those cases…

A little critter stirred up all kinds of trouble this week. That critter? A fox!

A fox got loose on Capitol Hill and bit several people, including a reporter and member of Congress. This happened just days after our prayer group had received a warning from God about foxes, so we felt this news was confirmation. 

Then, to my surprise, I saw this Fox5 (a local news station) reporter covering the fox story. The reporter’s name? Sierra FOX.


God speaks in mysteries…and this incredibly timed fox story is certainly a mystery.

All of this points us back to the Scripture at the beginning of this article warning us to look out for the little foxes seeking to spoil the vineyard.

It’s also an interesting tidbit that Jesus called Herod, one of the wicked political rulers of his day, a fox… Let’s deal with the foxes in our own lives so that we can deal with the foxes in positions of power.

This article is not just for your personal edification. The nation needs you to be a powerful intercessor who takes on the foxes facing our nation, but you cannot do that if you have not addressed the foxes in your own life.

So, the encouragement this week is to ask the Lord, what are the little foxes you need to catch?


With that in mind, let us pray:

-Father, show us what the foxes are in our own lives that threaten our connection to you. Lord, show us now what those are, and give us grace to remove them. Give us eyes to see!

-Father, remove the wicked political rulers, the modern Herod foxes, or bring them to repentance and righteousness.

-Lord, purify our nation! Remove the foxes that have eaten away at our nation’s connection to you. Restore us as a nation that abides in the vine, that dwells in Jesus Christ.


Verses to press into as you pray into this issue:

Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom. (Song of Solomon 2:15)

When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)

Is the Lord speaking to you about little foxes in your life? in your community? in our nation? Please share in the comments.

Casey Harper is a writer in the Washington, D.C. area covering national politics. He has worked for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. A graduate of Hillsdale College, Casey’s work has also appeared in Fox News, Fox Business, Washington Examiner, and USA Today. Follow him on Twitter: @CaseyHarper33. Photo by Sunguk Kim on Unsplash.

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Donna Maxwell
April 12, 2022

Great article! Timely!! both personally and nationally!!

Karen Verdow
April 11, 2022

When I heard about the foxes at the White House I kept having this feeling that God was telling me it was a sign or a symbol. Later that day I was reminded of Herod being called a fox by Jesus. I have been praying for our country and our leaders. My prayer group felt led to pray for Putin’s heart to soften and to end the war on Ukraine. May we turn from our wicked ways and turn back to Jesus. I enjoyed your article. God bless.

Herb Johnston
April 10, 2022

I spend most of the time.. or the Lord’s time.. dealing with my own sin. I’ve been in recovery groups for years .I have suffered the consequences of my past sin.. the sins of my past.. at least half my life- if not longer. I appreciate the honesty of being held accountable for our Behavior.. but I think in view of the example of at least 50% of the churches in America- at least, abdicating their position of being Salt and Light in the Civic Arena.. and every Church in the world closed simultaneously.. I think it has been apparent that judgment has been passed on us. However let us support one another in our attempts at walking the path of righteousness for his namesake.. by the blood of the lamb ..and the grace of our father.. and the Son.. in heaven

April 9, 2022

Good article and it reminds me of Samson using the foxes to set the Philistines fields on fire.

April 9, 2022

Thank You Lord for giving it to Casey! Casey, thank you so much for listening for understanding and acting in faithful obedience to write it and share it!
What a powerful article, rhema word of encouragement and entreaty, like a mother tenderly and firmly, calling her dirty kiddos in for bath time on Saturday night before Easter!!!
Poppa God is sooo moving…this RN, who worked Labor and Delivery for 23 years, feels like we have gone from active labor to transition. That means she just got to 8 centimeters and contractions are bangin away, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes apart! And we got no epidural option! And Jesus, our Bridegroom, warned us not to go to sleep!!
Personal note, this article is a kiss from my great M & M, Maker and Master🥰. Just this week He pointed out a personal ‘fox’, by His grace the little thing is caught and not welcome in my life! This article is a gift from Jesus, a confirmation from Him, wrapped in a bow, that He sees me and cares for me as well is calling me…all us me’s😊

    Darlene EstlowFa
    April 10, 2022

    Amen! Truly, “a kiss from my great M & M, Maker and Master.” Reveal these foxes to us Father!

Victoria Z
April 9, 2022

I 100% agree with this! This is an absolute confirmation to the very the very same topic the Lord impressed on me several months ago that i had not seen elsewhere but which was a direct download from the Holy Spirit. The very same fox connection verses to Song of Solomon and Herod! Also the Lord specifically showed me that if i was careful to obey the word and eliminate the foxes, that He could use prayers from my clean hands and pure heart to help expose the foxes in government! It is uncanny that this message is the same! Imagine having more in the church doing the same, God then having more true believers with clean hands and pure hearts which can be used to defeat even more and eventually more and hopefully all the corruption in our government! The problem with the church and myself in the past, was we love to pray we love to point out corruption and pray against it, yet we have our own secret compromises,which we may not even view as sin, but if the Holy Spirit has his finger in it, it has to go… our own inner corruption, which makes our prayers ineffective…The EFFECTUAL, Ferverent prayer of a RIGHTEOUS man avails much…When you ask the Lord to reveal your foxes and help you repent of them and you do repent, your prayers become EFFECTUAL and more ferverent. Father in the name of Jesus I thank you for multiplying this message Father raise up your chosen to truly heed and help them heed and repent, thus by cleaning up your church our prayers can then be effectual to you to use to clean up our nation! Thank you Jesus!

cora grant
April 9, 2022


April 9, 2022

Yes , I too need to rid myself of little foxes !

Shea Craver
April 9, 2022

This article was amazing. God has been working in us. He has opened many eyes in the ways of evil in our country. I read about it daily. What a reminder of scripture by using a fox. This is parable like to me

Christine Stott
April 9, 2022

Thank You for the dream last night, and now this piece on ifa.org as confirmation. You Are Mighty, You Are Victorious.

April 9, 2022

I don’t share dreams too much but as it’s a different critter but I feel the Lord is saying same thing to me. Two nights in a row I had same dream. Spiders in a cocoon came out, not big but I tried killing them with a broom and I couldn’t kill them. More would come out a scurry off and I knew I hit them but couldn’t kill them. I felt Lord saying these little things are getting in the way…similar to
Little foxes getting in the way of our relationship with our Lord.

Barbara Janicki
April 9, 2022

Getting rid of our own “little foxes” first, as you said, reminds me of “getting the log out of my own eye so I can see the speck in my brother’s.” Good advice – 1 Peter 4:17 says judgement will begin with God’s household so we should be getting rid of our own little foxes and hanging onto the Vine for dear life – because the Vine, Jesus, is our source of life. Interestingly, my April 8th post was – “a branch without a vine” at http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com – staying connected to/abiding in/remaining in the Vine makes everything else possible. Apart from the Vine, I perish.

    Jean Johnson
    April 9, 2022

    Thank you so much for sharing the website for this post.
    May the Lord bless you and keep you!

Carol D'Arcy
April 9, 2022

So powerfully timely! Lord remove the foxes seeking to remain or enter our government whether local, state or national. We pray against the foxes in the world that are distracting us from removing the foxes within our own borders. In Jesus name we pray.

Blanca Holland
April 9, 2022

Let’s take the foxes and set their tales on fire: causing a brandishing revival in all areas of this nation, people and leaders.

April 9, 2022

Three areas fox bit. People. Media. Congress. Fox5. Grace for them?? Reporter called Fox. If we can’t see God speaking through volumes through that we can no longer see. Oh God!!! Extend grace to us to see the foxes.

April 9, 2022

Proverbs 3:20 By GOD knowledge of the depths is broken and the clouds drop down their few”
By HIM what is hidden will be brought to light and blessing will be released.

William Tobey
April 9, 2022

Hmm, Interesting reminder! When I was in high school I trapped mink, muscrat & fox for their pelts. I made good money doing this. One of the things I learned was how sensitive fox were to human scent. If there was even a whiff of a hujman scent, the fox would not walk that ridge where my trap was. One day I caught a baby fox in my trap. The usual approach was to take a miniture baseball bat & knock them out and then stand on their ribs to cause them to suffocate. I stood & stood on this baby faxes “ribs” but he wouldn’t die. Finallh , it touched my heart & I walked the ridges & pulled up all my traps and never trapped again.


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