40 Days of Prayer For America-Be Alert

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Be alert! Day 24

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. 2 Peter 5

However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert! Mark 13:32-33

The warnings to be alert found in Mark and Peter are not meant to inspire fear but rather to make us aware of our responsibility.

John Eldredge wrote “Things are not what they seem. We live in a world at war and each of us has a crucial part to play”

If anything the message in 2 Peter 5 and Mark 13 is to remind us of this reality.

Father today while there is time I pray for the people of our nation.

I pray You would open our eyes to see that behind all the evil and confusion there is an enemy who desires to destroy us all.

I pray You would give us wisdom and courage to carry Your message of salvation and deliverance from this enemy.

We do not know when You will return. It could be today, but if not, as we wait help us to remember our mission to reach out to those You gave Your life for, that they might live.

Amen

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