I Prayed have prayed
Lord, help me to press in even when I feel consumed by the battle. Help me to pivot my gaze to you. YOU are the way to victory and I will lift my voice in praise even when, especially when, it looks as if we are outnumbered. There is no impossible with you!

When it looks/feels like we are surrounded by the enemy, we need only look with spiritual eyes to see the angel armies surrounding our camp.  We need to put on our battle garments of praise and set forth to that which the Lord has already called “finished”.

Where is He calling you to be a “finisher”?  Where is He calling you to usher forth the victory? 

Victory Comes to Jehosaphat

Consider 2 Chronicles 20, the army of Israel looked about them and were overcome by the magnitude of what was before them.  With their natural eyes, all they saw were enemy more numbersome that they were; in their minds they already saw defeat.  And yet, look at their leader’s response to their imminent threat – call forth a people of praise!  And they were sent AHEAD of the army.  Consider and pray through the following verses as the Lord leads you.

“Lord, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.”..

If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’… 

See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”…

He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s… You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”…

Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:

“Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.”

As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.    2 Chr 20:6, 9, 11-12, 15, 17, 20-22 (please read the whole chapter if you are able!)

Drummer Boys

I think about the “drummer boys” of the Civil War.  In the confusion of battle, it was near impossible to hear the officers’ orders on the battlefield.  It was the job of these young boys – too young to fight but desperate to join the cause – to go before the troops, beating out important battle commands and communication signals.

I believe many of us have been called to be the drummers boys sent forth before victory.  Many of us have been called to be Joshuas and Calebs – who can walk forth and discern with spiritual eyes what land the Lord is calling us forth to take.  Many of us have been called to be Esthers and Deborahs – spokespeople for such a time as this.  Where is He calling you?  What is He asking of you?

We need only ready many articles on Intercessors for America to KNOW that God is presently working to bring His purposes and plans to prevail.  He is using this season to raise up a remnant who did not know HOW much they were needed until now.  He is speaking in the ears of many – many who are battling the fears and discouragements of their hearts – to press into those places He has uniquely called and positioned them for.  He is calling those to carry forth His banner.

Password of Praise

Praise is the password.

Read all of Psalm 100 below:

Lift up a great shout of joy to Yahweh!

    Go ahead and do it—everyone, everywhere!

Worship Yahweh with gladness.

    Sing your way into his presence with joy!

And realize what this really means—

    we have the privilege of worshiping Yahweh our God.

    For he is our Creator and we belong to him.

    We are the people of his pleasure.

You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise.

    Come right into his presence with thanksgiving.

    Come bring your thank offering to him

    and affectionately bless his beautiful name!

For Yahweh is always good and ready to receive you.

    He’s so loving that it will amaze you—

    so kind that it will astound you!

    And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all.

    Everyone knows our God can be trusted,

    for he keeps his promises to every generation! TPT

I hear Him calling deep into my spirit – Stand up.  Be bold.  Be confident.  I have victory firmly in My right hand; I wield the scepter with authority and legal reign.  DO NOT FEAR – for I am ever with you, holding you firmly in my righteous right hand.  What the enemy means for evil, I mean for GOOD!  Do not become weary in well-doing.  Do not forsake meeting together or being in the Word.  Meditate on it DAY AND NIGHT.  YOU are MORE THAN CONQUERERORS IN CHRIST JESUS!  If HE is for you, WHO can be against you?  I have already won the battle.  Remember that!  Now, move forward with your heads held high, raise your Ebenezer, worship and praise your way into the victory.  For there is NO other God before me.  And MY name is the name above ALL other names.  I have defeated the GRAVE and it is My resurrection power that is yours to harness.  Meditate on those countless wars won not in physical prowess, but in song and praise.  PRAISE YOUR WAY TO THAT VICTORY!  It is imminent; it is at hand!

It may feel like we are surrounded, but we are surrounded by HIM!  Ask Him for strategy in this season.  I am sure one of the tools is going to be PRAISE!  So pray strategically AND praise and worship Him to victory!

Listen to “Surrounded” here.

Offer up your praises in the comments below.  We will see HIS VICTORY!

Here are some articles of praise from IFA:








Suni Piper is a writer and passionate intercessor for the nation and for the Church. She is determined and surrendered to be a voice of truth and encouragement to the Body of believers. Follow Suni at her website ASurrenderedLife.com. (Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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Elaine Post
March 23, 2021

What a glorious read that was. Praising and worshiping God is the most awesome thing a person can do. God bless SUNI for her love of warship. Thank you Jesus for all the work you’re doing behind the scenes and exposing in the daylight. God bless America God bless IFA.

March 22, 2021

I Greatly praise!

March 21, 2021

2 Chronicles 20 is probably my very favorite OT History chapter!
Especially v 6 “O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?”

He frequently calls this verse to mind, to pray back to Him, and to keep me in His steadfast love.

I have it written out, framed, and hanging by my landline phone; it reminds me of a conversation I had many years ago which would normally have induced panic, but after either one of us said something, I read this verse to myself, and when the call was over, realized that was probably the first time I had ever shown love to the other person!

Who is like our God!

Karen E. Kendrick
March 21, 2021

Thank you Cindy!
God Bless you!

Amber Guillen
March 20, 2021

AMEN and thanks for sharing this timely word. It confirms what I perceive the LORD has shared with me.

Denice Shelburne
March 20, 2021

I was reading this article to my husband and at the end of it he said, “Wouldn’t it be amazing if all who love the Lord and are His children would meet on the steps of the city, county, and capital buildings in their state and sing praises to the Lord? In fact, how can we get believes all around the world singing praises in their own town or area?”

We all want to do something, I’ve read everywhere how many feel helpless and don’t know what to do. You are right, the battle belongs to the LORD, let’s go before Him with praise. It’s a big undertaking to get out the message to do this, but we serve an awesome God who can do the impossible.

Anybody else want to join in?

    Janice Blaney
    March 20, 2021

    As I was reading I also had that thought too. I’ve been praying what many people have been praying, what can I do Lord🙏 I feel the Lord is speaking to us!

      Denice Shelburne
      March 21, 2021

      It reminds me of the story of two farmers who were praying for rain. One just prayed, and the other prepared his field for rain. I say let’s prepare for rain by praising Him through songs, Psalms and reading of His word out loud. The enemy hates it when we speak out loud! So wherever we are, let’s joyfully praise Him for what He is doing, even though we can’t see it, yet❣️

sean sullivan
March 20, 2021

Thanks to Suni Piper for this inspiring call to praise our way throught to Victory on the side of the Lord, whom no evil can withstand. I’m reminded also of the passage in II Kings 13, when the armies of Syria encircled Dothan but Elisha assured his servant that “they that be with us are more than they that be with them” and the young man’s eyes were opened to see “horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha” – and the Syrians were smitten with blindness by the Lord and led off into Samaria. We are like that servant if we are seeing the armies of Syria but not the Lord’s horse and chariots of fire!

March 20, 2021

There is Victory in Jesus our Savior forever! Thank you God for sending your armies of angels to surround the USA and North America and the world! God you are the Victor in all things. Thank you Holy God and Jesus the Son of God and man and for the gift of the Holy Spirit our Helper! May Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen, Amen, Amen!

Heather Ashley
March 20, 2021

I am surrounded by God Almighty! Praise the Lord. I know the enemy is frustrated because of the many attacks he is “trying” to bring against the children of God. When God speaks, He watches over His word to perform what He has spoken. The enemy will try to thwart God’s spoken word, but all he can do is try. Our God is powerful to complete His good work that He has begun in us. The enemy is powerless over our powerful God. We have victory in the mighty name of Jesus!

March 20, 2021

Amen. Greatly needed!!!

March 20, 2021

I needed this article at this time! My husband had 95% of about the most serious type of brain tumor removed on February 24, and we’ve been praying for his total restoration and recovery. I was able to share this with him. He’s supposed to have chemo and radiation, but we trust in faith that God has a better way in mind than those dangerous treatments. I sang the old hymn, I Will Praise Him to him. 1 When I saw the cleansing fountain,
Open wide for all my sin,
I obeyed the Spirit’s wooing
When He said, “Wilt thou be clean?”
I will praise Him! I will praise Him!
Praise the Lamb for sinners slain;
Give Him glory, all ye people,
For His blood can wash away each stain.
2 Tho’ the way seems straight and narrow,
All I claimed was swept away;
My ambitions, plans and wishes,
At my feet in ashes lay. [Refrain]
3 Blessed be the name of Jesus!
I’m so glad He took me in;
He’s forgiven my transgressions,
He has cleansed my heart from sin. [Refrain]
4 Glory, glory to the Father!
Glory, glory to the Son!
Glory, glory to the Spirit!
Glory to the Three in One! [Refrain]

Jesus has already defeated this illness, and it has no place in my husband’s body. Satan hates praise, I am sure.

Gayle Kennedy
March 20, 2021

Lord God, You are the God of the Heavens, dwelling on high, yet surrounding us at the same time. You rule over all the nations, even America.We look to You in trust that if we believe and continue to acknowledge You, You will take action in a way that mere man cannot do!We are still believing that You will take action on behalf of true believers who give You praise and thanks; who are seeking You and trusting You as a small child would.You are so powerful, so mighty; no one is able to “ withstand You.”You are our God, the author and finisher of the universe.You are in control when all seems to be headed in a very evil direction.We acknowledge that we have only the power as afforded us by You.No one man can save our great country, as no one man could save Israel.You are calling forth Your people and coordinating their efforts to achieve Your purposes.May we all do our part to listen to Your instructions for each of us individually and then give us the courage to obey.Help us to keep our eyes on You alone; to learn more of Your ways and to know You, really know You in the midst of this chaos.Show Yourself Lord!Bring the enemy to the realization that they are small in your sight; that every action they attempt to make to pull this country down will be thwarted by You!Confuse the enemy that they will not be effective.And we give You the praise and the glory, for great things you are doing!In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Barbara Kuhls
March 20, 2021

I praise you Lord for your word is true! We have the assurance that Jesus already has won the victory for us on the cross! The enemy, and other humans have no power over me because I am already dead to myself! Jesus Christ now lives in me!

    Barbara Kuhls
    March 20, 2021

    I give you thanks and praise for this daily insight to pray with other warriors. I praise you for raising up leaders to guide us in these daily battles.

March 20, 2021

I praise you Lord because your Word says no weapon formed against your people will prosper and your Word which you send out will accomplish your purpose and we have the victory even in the midst of doubts snd fear when we offer you the sacrifice of praise. You are faithful to do it for there has never been any god like our God who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. Isaiah 64:4
Our banner is Praise!

March 20, 2021

Timely message of encouragement for me this morning! Thank you!

March 20, 2021

Father, you are worthy of all praises, all honor, and all glory, for it belongs to you. We submit to you and forgive us when we have lost sight of “the big picture”, for you work all things out according to your will. You make us lie down in green pastures and lead us beside quiet waters. You refresh our souls. We delight in your ways Lord for you. Father, give us an overflow. Let us be light to others. Send revival. We know the angels are awaiting the biggest celebration of an enormous harvest of souls being saved.
In Jesus name we pray.

March 20, 2021

Lord GOD we praise you and thank you! Thank you, praise your holy name. Thank you for surrounding our capital with your angels battling against the evil. The spiritual battles that’s going on right now fighting for us we thank you! We thank you for your protection over us and our families. GOD’s GOT THIS !!! Thank you Lord GOD, Praise your HOLY name. Amen 🙏🇺🇸 The victory is yours and is ours!!!

Karen E. Kendrick
March 20, 2021

I am amazed to see this article at this time!
God answered a question I have concerning a healing He has promised me when I asked if there was anything else I needed to do..
4 times now He has shown me through different means that I am to continue to Praise

    March 20, 2021

    Yes Karen, we thank you Lord GOD, we praise you. Amen 🙏🇺🇸

    Suni Piper
    March 20, 2021

    Hallelujah! God is GOOD! Lifting high His victory banner Karen!

Karen Secrest
March 20, 2021

God also cautioned me about neglecting State Governments. So again, Be Bold Be Strong for the Lord your God is with you….


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