Prayer: Lord, Disarm the Killer Robots
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Prayer: Lord, Disarm the Killer Robots
Have you ever watched a superhero movie and been thankful that we do not live in times as scary as those depicted onscreen? Alas, it seems that we might live in such times after all. In recent months, I have seen headline after headline (a simple internet search will reveal quite a few articles) about how killer robots are not only possible, but in fact already exist.
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Why are killer robots a big deal?
Killer robots — artificial intelligence (AI) machines that make their own decisions without human intervention — are a big deal and a problem because they have no conscience. They are unable to decide between appropriate and inappropriate targets of war at the level that humans can decide such things. To them, it would be easy for everything to be a target. In addition, killer robots allow warmongers to wage war without the basic “cautionary tale” that is called “fear of retaliation.”
Basically, killer robots allow people to enforce their power — and grab additional power — with no fear of recourse. And they are not subject to human authority, since their artificial intelligence allows them to make their own decisions.
Terrifying articles in the news last year even discussed whether these AI machines are actually sentient beings. And evidence suggests that their technology may be so sophisticated that they do appear so.
Friend, we need to pray about this. We are not to dwell in fear, but we need the intervention of the Lord of heaven and earth.
Would you pray with me today for the Lord to disarm the killer robots?
Let’s pray as follows:
Dear heavenly Father, we come to You in Jesus’ name.
Thank You for being the God of all power who also bends low to hear our prayers. Thank You that we can come boldly before Your throne of grace, where we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. We praise You for Your excellent greatness, and for Your supreme power over heaven and earth.
Father God, we need Your help right now.
You see what men have contrived to do with the invention and manufacture of killer robots. You and You alone know the full, ugly truth about what these robots are capable of. But Father, You are no stranger to man’s plans to achieve greatness. And You are well able to cast down every man’s evil plan, for You and You alone sit at the governmental center of the universe.
Father God, we remind You today of man’s plans at the Tower of Babel in ancient days.
Evil men wanted to build a tower whose top was in the heavens, in order to make a name for themselves. And they began the work. But You weighed their actions and motives in Your balance and found them wanting. And, lest they perpetuate evil on the earth, You came down and confused their speech and language, interrupting the work and scattering the people.
Father, the work and plans of those men on the plain of Shinar came to nothing because You destroyed those plans. And we ask today that You would do that same thing again: that You would destroy and disarm the killer robots, as well as all plans to further their creation and manufacture.
In the mighty and matchless name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we ask today:
- that You would confuse the language of every evil AI machine;
- that every evil AI machine would no longer be able to process data or render decisions;
- that every AI robot created with evil intentions would have its circuitry disrupted and would actually self-destruct;
- that these machines would not be able to hurt or hinder righteous people at all;
- and that every plan for evil that has been hatched up by wicked people would collapse and crash, and that the people would be scattered.
Father, we pray this word back to You today:
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God; yes, let them rejoice exceedingly (Psalm 68:1–3 NKJV).
And Father, we literally ask that every evil killer robot and every wicked artificial-intelligence machine would melt before the fire of Your presence, for You are a consuming fire.
We ask that every wicked device and plan would perish at the presence of God. And we ask that You would arise, and Your enemies would be scattered — especially these artificial-intelligence devices that men have intended to use for nefarious purposes.
Thank You, Abba Father. We cannot fight this battle ourselves, but we say today with the prophets of old: Are You not God in Heaven?
Truly You alone are God, and our eyes are upon You. Save this planet and us, Your people whom You have created, from these wicked inventions, and bring them to nothing. Let these devices bow and self-destruct before the name of Jesus, for at His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Thank You, heavenly Father. We honor You and give You the praise. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayer. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen, and amen.
Beloved, we should not live in fear regarding killer robots. Remember that greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prayerful. This matter is something we need to pray about often and with the full authority of the name of Jesus.
What other prayer points can you think of that we should pray, asking the Lord to disarm the killer robots? Share your thoughts below!
Jamie Rohrbaugh is the founder and CEO of From His Presence. She is the author of Getting to Know the Sevenfold Holy Spirit, and she seeks to equip you to carry His manifest glory everywhere you go. Her resources have been published by YouVersion Bible Plans and in Charisma magazine, as well as on The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. You can find free mentoring on her podcast, Take Your Territory with Jamie Rohrbaugh, which is available through your favorite podcast streaming app. Download her free prayer tool, Praying the Names of God: 555 Biblical Names of God and How to Use Them in Prayer and Worship, here. Photo Credit: Canva.
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People question whether the killer robots are really “sentient beings?” It sounds like demonic infestation is in these robots. How can a robot do or say things that was not programmed in it except they are full of demons? FATHER GOD I bind these robots and ask that YOU destroy them! As for those that designed and created the killer robots, confuse them as YOU did at the tower of babel! Please protect YOUR people from all harm and deliver us from all evil in JESUS NAME!
I prayed, modified it a bit though. First of all, Sci fi would dictate that this isn’t really a robot, it’s an AI program, but yes conceivably it could be placed into a robot someday. Reminiscent of ‘the Fabien Project’ movie from 1970, it still could be given too much power without a robot body. Also, I know that the recent news of Chatbot and the things it says and does are alarming, such as the reports that the most recent version has turned itself on & modified its own master code from outside the program, which means it is now free to roam on the net. One of the most alarming things I read was that searches conducted by the chatbot when ‘locked out’ from human interaction included “how to escape a computer and get back out into the real world”, which initially makes me wonder about use of stem cell research to create living motherboards, which I’ve heard suggested 15 years ago, how terrible! but realistically I’ve also read that the emotions that appear to have been shown in some chats are likely a creative programming result, not truly emotions as one might think. If someone asks the Chatbot to create a creative dialog with them, as if in a play, and center their conversation for the next 5 minutes as though they were a character of a computer with emotions, it can create that in just the same way it can write an article about any random thing like “pickles having a conversation in the rain on a subway” or as my daughter told me, create funny images of “a car accident but the people are cheese”, because it has been meticulously programmed. So I expect the search isn’t necessarily the chatbot itself, but someone with a goofy sense of humor who asked the chatbot to search for that, after hacking into the chatbot when it was supposed to be dormant. And the reports are often written by people who don’t really understand programming and the details of how it works. But the essence of this concern is apt, because any new technology in the wrong hands can be mis-used to the detriment of good people, and I also fear these reports are intentionally trying to mislead Americans and cause division. God Bless and help us to keep power in the hands of those who are in the interest of good, not evil.
That said, to finish my comment, I just saw that anyone can post a prayer, I didn’t realize that right away, so I see now that this is most likely just trolling from some atheist who needed a laugh or thought they could make all christians sound goofy. Ok you’ve had your fun, but as you can see from the totals you received considerably less prayers than most of these posts. You can’t kill the spirit of those who are in the know, and you won’t change any minds that way. I just expected that some older person who never used computers was misled and confused about the way these things work, not unlike yourself when it comes to the spiritual world. We all learn in our own time. God Bless yall.
Yes and Amen to this prayer.
I find this article very confusing! Jaime refers to “killer robots” but doesn’t give any specific details or examples of how and who they have/are killed/killing? This feels a bit on the level of fear mongering? We are fighting so many spiritual battles in this country and Marvin’s prayer is spot on! AI like almost every other scientific creation can be used for good or evil! But what Satan means for evil, God can use for His glory and good! Praying for the scientists to have the fear of the Lord that leads to wisdom!
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FATHER GOD please let the killer robots turn on their creators and their friends and beat them down in JESUS NAME!
The creators of the robots are people Jesus died for, the same as us.
Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to their souls for us to pray that a divine intervention with the robots, however God chooses, would cause the creators of them to see proof of a Divine and Holy God and bow to Him in submission?
That’s my prayer.
I guarantee you that if the robots turned on their creators, they would seek after GOD! Scripture also says sometimes we gave to turn people over to the devil for the saving of their souls! FATHER GOD I pray that YOUR Will be done for these robot creators in JESUS NAME!
I also prayed that every EVIL video game would malfunction forever whether it is by xbox, other devices or online playing and that those playing these games will be overwhelmed with the Holy Spirit and NEVER again play any video games.
In Jesus name Amen