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Prayers to Prevent War
With plenty of controversy, division and spiritual warfare within the United States, it can be easy to forget that the rest of the world is actually on the verge of major upheaval.
The recent death of a major leader in Japan, the war in Ukraine, China growing more restless about Taiwan and more make it increasingly important that we as intercessors remain diligent to fight the spiritual war both at home and abroad.
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For this article, I talked with a Christian who works on space technology and has relationships with leaders around the world who gave me some natural and spiritual insights into how to tackle this battle:
The first things that come to mind is one, Japan and the South China Sea is something we are may be missing the significance of right now. It’s an extremely historical, pivotal moment for Japan right now in the context of what’s going on in the South China Sea as well as the dynamic relationships with China and North Korea and watching what’s happening with Russia and Ukraine, sort of this building sense of fear there.
This admonition is particularly timely given the fact that China’s leader Xi Jinping is unhappy that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi planned a visit to Taiwan, a country that China claims is under its authority. The U.S. also sent an aircraft carrier into the South China Sea this week as tensions continue to rise.
My source pointed to a story in 2 Samuel 10 that could give key insights into how world leaders react to threats and how war can easily break out:
[In 2 Samuel 10] you have an interesting situation where countries end up going to war because of the fear of war, and that is what potentially could happen in some neighboring nations as they watch the war in Ukraine. What happens in 2 Samuel 10 is David does something as a neutral political act, sends his servants to the king. The king, it says, fears that this isn’t what it seems, and he actually attacks David’s servants. David still doesn’t really do anything…but then the other king, out of fear, decides to build up his army, not attack but just build up his army, which is what you’re seeing in a lot of nations around the world. So he builds up his army, and then David…is acting in fear that he is going to attack, and then it says ultimately that David decides to attack. But if you go back to the story, to draw the line from the beginning of the story to the war, there is actually no logical sense, only fear and this buildup of armies and political miscommunications that ultimately lead to war, so that is one area that I’d say I’m praying into.
What a powerful insight!
We need to pray that no spirits of fear or confusion can affect leaders in these tense times.
There is a lot of uncertainty in this area, but clearly it is not one that the intercessors can ignore.
Chinese state media just suggested the PLA should shoot down Pelosi’s plane if she travels to Taiwan.
This would be a direct act of war.
The U.S. does not take foreign policy demands from Communist China or any other belligerent bully.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 29, 2022
Let’s remain diligent in praying for the nations! They are our King’s inheritance, after all.
With that in mind, let us pray:
-Father, we pray you would give wisdom and restraint to world leaders, that peace would prevail and war would not break out. Guide President Joe Biden in these talks, Lord, and give him your words. Peace, Father!
-Lord, we ask that you would bring peace in Ukraine and prevent war in the South China Sea. Hold back the plans of the enemy, and let your will be done. You are the Lord of Heaven and Earth, and we give this situation to you.
-Father, prevent the kind of miscommunication and fear that leads to war, as we see in 2 Samuel 10. Do not let spirits of fear or confusion interfere in these affairs. Holy Spirit, we invite you into these discussions and decisions.
Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
In the course of time, the king of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun succeeded him as king. David thought, “I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father. When David’s men came to the land of the Ammonites, the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think David is honoring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Hasn’t David sent them to you only to explore the city and spy it out and overthrow it?” So Hanun seized David’s envoys, shaved off half of each man’s beard, cut off their garments at the buttocks, and sent them away. (2 Samuel 10:1-4)
As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;
He devises wicked schemes
To destroy the afflicted with slander,
Even though the needy one speaks what is right.
But the noble man devises noble plans;
And by noble plans he stands.
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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 Credit: Kevin Schmid on Unsplash.
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Father despite evil satantic puppets who run the nations governments, have mercy on the nations of China, Tawain, and USA for the sake of your people. I would add Russia and ukraine as well. You told Abraham that even if enough Godly people were found in Sodom you would not destroy it, Father please dont let the unwise, ungodly decisions of men continue to destabalize and systematically develop and implement socialist and communist agendas including using things like wars, disease, food, fuel, and ubdermining our education system and military to destroy nations, and rob families of loved ones, jobs, incomes, freedom to worship, own homes, and other necessities through wars and government over reach. We have seen so much corruption and devastation of Ukraine and our beloved USA these past two years, being financially raped to support a war which should have never happened. Father you have allowed us go through all these sorrowful things to expose the corruption and see how those in power have joined together even internationally with others who are corrupt and how they work together and protect each other and are willing to sell their own nation’s sovereignty and freedoms off to the NWO. Father show them though that there IS a God in heaven who sees and cares, and acts on behalf of the prayers of his people, especially now and those who are faithfully praying for our nation asking you to judge these ungodly unethical government leaders and remove them from power, replace them with moral ethical men and women of honor who truly love our nation and our constitution and want to protect our nation from political corruption and tyranny. Father thank you that you prompt our prayers and hear our prayers and answer them.
May the peace of God reign over all Nations worldwide. Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). May God bring forth His healing touch in all situations, bringing light to darkness. May His amazing grace and great mercy be evident, giving wisdom and revelation to those who are leaders and monarchs in Nations worldwide.
Mercy dear Lord mercy, have mercy upon us all. Open our eyes dear Lord and give vision and Your Amazing Grace to all in Jesus Name. Amen
AMEN! No WWIII… On the new horizon will be “Decades of Blessings”- Read Part III of “The Great Awakenings”: https://zionsgate.wordpress.com/2022/06/01/the-great-awakenings-part-iii-decades-of-blessings/
Thank You ABBA Father, that Your Grace transcends our very desperate needs… In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!
We pray in agreement especially for the leadership in NATO, the UN and the Military right now. That they would be filled with wisdom and the fear of the Lord. Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them. Let knowledge be pleasant to them. Deliver them from the way of evil and decisions turning their hearts the way they need to go so as to bring and end to the war replaced with the Prince of Peace. Make their hearts attentive to godly council that they do what is right in Your sight Lord. Cut off the wicked, those that are influencing evil schemes and thwart their plans. Bring to light what is hidden in dark places. Provide fresh grace, provision all that Zelenskyy needs to hold fast to protect preserve marriages of Ukraine her citizens and soldiers and those serving in NATO. Save them we ask. Send laborers. Raise up more who will evangelize and send them to these places. Send Your warring angels to Ukraine and the border there and in the US. Strengthen and protect the intercessors and let us not come down from the wall of watching and praying for the war until we see Your Victory! We thank you Lord. Be glorified.
Believing and praying: listening to the truthful prophets. Do not be afraid, nor believe the Dems, Media news that come forward because they are using it for distractions and they are lies. Still I pray and bind their radical agendas, They are building a bridge that is about to collapse. They are living in fear, reason why so many pushes on many dark ideas. So I am just praying that all the domino’s fall correctly.
Praying for peace. We have a weak and foolish president who has given away peace by showing weakness. I pray we can escape further harm until we have a leader who knows peace comes through strength. Showing fear before our enemies will only embolden them and the world will be in danger. May the Lord come to our rescue.
We all need to pray to prevent war. God will prevail
Standing and agreeing with these prayers and God s word for peace for the nations. Father you are a good and merciful God! Please help the nations and the nations leaders right now. Father please pour out a mighty move of yr Holy Spirit and humble the nations leaders hearts and turn their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. Please do no let them succumb to fear and pride. Please help them to turn from their wicked, prideful ways and lead with humility,
righteousness. holiness, Godliness compassion and a heart for humanity. Help them to see each other through yr eyes. Yr word says you will contend with those that contend with us. Please contend for yr people around the world for yr good purposes and glory Father in Jesus mighty name! No weapon formed against the nations or our leaders will prosper in Jesus mighty name! Holding on to the promises of Abraham, Issac and Jacob for the generations! Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers Father!! Your promises are yes and Amen!
What wonderful insight. Great read. Thanks I needed this.
Father you are not a man that you should lie; give our leaders direction and wisdom when they need it.
ABBA Father I Declare and Degree AND COMMAND HOLY SPIRIT FOR Send send send continually protective every kind of PROTECTION ANGELS, anointing oil over HEDGES with a anointing oil over lips ears paperwork, communications, air waves, underground, every kind of hiding places drenches of anointing oil, including ginormous wisdom, ABBA the transfer of money it the right hands to proper connections
to your choosen your righteous AND ABBA THANK YOU for your actions in these situations AMEN YEHUSUA OUR SAVIOUR ALWAYS
So you just give up! Thank God Americans interceded in WWII as one example of many I can think of! The world would be quite a different place if those brave men battling and losing their lives in the war and men and women on the home front did not do their part to fight evil. I hope you and those like you change your defeated perspective.
You can think it in the moment but not acceptable long term. Jesus did not give up when things got tough and we are not suppose to either. Pray and ask for guidance. God will answer and expect us to follow his directives. As we pray, We need to be attentive, patient, and obedient to his will of action for each us as he imparts it in whatever way that may be.
Its way too late to be concerned about this now, this follows the rigged/stolen election in my view.
Jesus I pray for your might Angel’s to go forth to bend thier bows of peace to our enemies, and to bring peace unto these other nations, I ask for forgiveness of our faulty perceptions of what we think is right, I speak peace, life and to send whispers to people in authority as in military, governments and presidents that you put up in authority for if it were not for you they would not be where you placed them. I pray for the spirits of this age that are hovering in the 2nd Heaven to be dispersed and confused in Jesus christ name. And that you will show your glory umong the peoples of every tribe and tongue, in Jesus name amen.
Let us not forget the days we live in. Jesus prophesied there would be wars and rumors of war…Saying – these things must happen.
We must pray with discernment of the times we live in. We cannot pray against what the Lord has prophesied as a warning to the world and as a sign for the Spirit filled church to move with urgency. We are ushering the trumpet sound and must be a warring church in the Spirit : praying, interceding and worshipping the Lord at all times for the harvest He has reserved for His glory.
The Lord is fulfilling His Redemptive Plan and His church must pray and move according to the Spirit’s Will to evangelize the gospel to the ends of the earth.
No darkness has power over the power an authority within each of us – let us pray in the Spirit that the Spirit of Truth may lead us in these prophetic times – we are privileged to be His army on earth – unafraid and resolved to pray out His redemptive plan.
Let us pray the Lord reveal the secrets of these times to the heart of every warrior intercessor.
2 Corinthians 13:14 “ May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
What a beautiful prayer! Thank you. A prayer for peace, God’s Will, and the furtherance of the Kingdom of God. I pray this with you.
How about we stand in our own truth and do not treat others as the enemy? Controlling the knee-jerk reaction to attack might actually help. We humans have a lot of work to do growing ourselves.
The threats around the world continue to build. However, let us not take China’s threats as only threats. They are warnings and we should pay attention. The mantra from China is “One-China Rule” and “Those who play with fire will perish by it.”
Father, I look to You for wisdom and understanding. I ask that You would provide the same for our government leaders, having mercy on our nation in the meantime. So many of our leaders do not know You nor do they cry out to You. So, we cry out to You on their behalf. Show our leaders how to make “peace” in this time of “empire” building on the part of Russia, China, and the World Economic Forum. Deliver us from evil. Let Thy Kingdom come and Thy will be done on earth, just as it is in heaven.” Thank You, Father. Amen.
Father we ask that you turn the plans of Nancy Pelosi upside down and cause them to fall to the ground. She seeks her own exaltation and not yours. She is willing to risk a conflict with China for that. Whatever you need to do, please do to stop her from spreading the seeds of fear and antagonizing China at such a sensitive time. And please protect our military men and women from the consequences of the actions and plans of leaders in Washington DC that have darkened minds and unregenerate hearts.
Title: Sound Familiar ?? In 2 Samuel 10: Hanun succeeded his father the King of the Ammonties : David thought he would show him kindness as his father showed kindness to me. Davis sent a delegation to express sympathy. These men were ridiculed because a LIE was TOLD from the Ammonite commanders to Hanun, that these men were sent to spy and overthrow us. Because Hanun LISTENED to the wrong advice. David was mad because of the treatment of his men. Then because Of FEAR Hanun readies his army for battle. ( Hanun) listened to a LIE #2 he did not pray or think things through carefully #3 he should conferred with David to negotiate with Davis #4 he did not admit fault got ready for war! Often what happens we respond angrily, defensively not admitting our mistakes – maybe this would have offered a different solution! God says there must be a balance in life between OUR Actions and our FAITH in God. But when ANYONE leaves God out of the picture the results are not good. We have a resource His name is Father God. When we include Him our resources are answers from God, using our minds, listening to wisdom, from God do what we can because the outcome is in Gods hands, while trusting God for the outcome. I agree we should never listen to the China Communist party, they hate God, plus Joe Biden is in his hip pocket. For many years we moved God out of a large portion of our lives, the mess we are in points directly to what is happening. Now that good men and women are praying, standing to bring back corrections in our nation; God will do what is good in His sight. Thank God has placed True Prophets to warn us and direct us how we should pray. This is a gift of resource that God clearly speaks about in the Bible. God is exposing the Lies, and I do believe the world will be shocked as what is going to be revealed. I do believe the election was stolen, I do believe God is directing all our prayers, the push backs of CRT, the Jabs, the pastors of SOME churches missed their chance, so much more will be exposed! But one thing we need to do is Pray, use Gods words like take Authority over some things, bind the words of the Leftist agenda, DO not let Their Control play a part in our lives, Agree with God and his words that this slave agenda will fall, nerved give up. As I was reading 2Samuel reminded me this time we are in is a repeat. The same as the Book of Exodus It is a play by play to what we are going through, the scenery’s changed, we have motorized vehicle, food different: if you read the whole book you will soon realize it is True, just different years, different time and Puffed up people. The only REAL difference is when Jesus rose from the dead, then after 3 years went to be with his Father a beautiful gift was left with us, called Holy Spirit that as believers we can talk to everyday it’s called Prayer. We are no longer a slave to sin. Jesus I know your Glory is going to fall, I pray others will continue their fight agains this bumpy
dark road we have traveled these last 3 years, but as I recognized the parallels we have been through and seen what our Father is exposing it saddens my heart realizing we failed you. Thank you Abba Father for you continued love and forgiveness that you have given us. I thank God for all of the Intercessor’s , the IFA, the Patriots for America, the Christians from other nations, the Pastors that stood, the prophets. Most of all Gods words that has directed us kept us from Fear. As I got out my Bibles I looked at the end of Exodus, I had written: The full Glory and presence of God is housed in US! We began as slaves to sin, redeemed by God, and end our life pilgrimage living with God forever.. This lessons the Israelites learned along the way we also need to learn. Be blessed 🧎♀️🧎♀️🧎♀️
Father, your word says, For unto us a child is born, a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah .9:6 I declare Isaiah 9:6 asking that You would defuse confusion and fear, bringing Your peace and wisdom to every conversation between these leaders.
Yes Lord we are praying that those who Love War are dropped in their tracks and transformed by the power of Jesus Love and the Sword of Jesus Word
Blessed are the Peace makers
HalleluYah we rejoice in Yoiu Lord in You Jesus our Christ
I pray in union which your prayer. Amen and Amen.
Jesus we pray for self control and restraint for all global leaders, to be wise and seek Your guidance.
Let Faith in You, not fear, control their minds and actions, and let there be peace on earth…Let it begin with me.
We declare Your Holy Word!
In Jesus name, Amen!
We are told that in the End Times, that wars and rumors of wars will be an issue. My prayer is, Lord, please, keep nations from going to war. It solves nothing, causes heartache and death. I bind the prideful spirits of greed and arrogance. I loose a spirit of cooperation andmeaningful dialogue between the nations. In Jesus’ name.
Father God you are Lord Almighty over all of heaven and earth. I pray for Nancy Pelosi that you would protect her during her travels to Asia and wisdom to know if the trip to Taiwan is needed right now due to the increased tensions. I pray for the Chinese leader and military to not act out of fear. Lord, I pray for the salvation of the Chinese people and for our leaders in the U.S.A. as you are the only true way to peace! Send your angels to the South China Sea and Lord may your hand hold back war from breaking out. Lord I pray that your will be done in this situation and that many would come to you for salvation. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen
The Bible makes it clear that Love conquers fear.
Lord you are in control. Holy Spirit surround the hearts of the leaders. I pray that they pray for guidance. Prince of peace; you are the only way.
Dear Papa GOD!
We hold up the beautiful world you created and ask that you please protect it and preserve it in all in your glory. Let each person look to the many blessings you have granted to each of us. This we pray in your most holy name. Amen🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Be of good cheer…
Lord of Hosts
I am continually praying for all of these situations across the globe and know angelic host are continuously battling for the rights of man above the earth. I ask we also please pray against No. Korea’s potential actions as Kim Un Jung is once again promoting neutralizing world leader, the US of A, by using his nuclear arsenal to annihilate us completely off the map. He sees a tremendous weakness with the WH’s current acting leadership and believes they have a clear advantage.
Lord, God’s will be done!
I Father, God, humbly bow as your humble servant bow, worshiping in prayer with thanksgiving to our Lord our Righteousness, Father, God because the Lord also has highly exalted the Anointed Savior’s, name, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Yeshua Mashiach (Jesus Christ) every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; praying God’s will be done! With thanksgiving to our Lord our Righteousness Father God! So be it!
Romans 16:20; The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Rejoice evermore. Praying without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.
Brethren, pray for us!
Oh, that You would [a]rend the heavens!
That You would come down!
That the mountains might shake at Your presence—
2 As fire burns brushwood,
As fire causes water to boil—
To make Your name known to Your adversaries,
That the nations may tremble at Your presence!
3 When You did awesome things for which we did not look,
You came down,
The mountains shook at Your presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
5 You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness,
Who remembers You in Your ways.
You are indeed angry, for we have sinned—
In these ways we continue;
And we need to be saved. –Isaiah 64:1-5
Please have mercy, Lord. Please glorify the name of Jesus. AMEN!
LORD HAVE MERCY CHRIST HAVE MERCY