Psalm 9:1-12, Psalm 91
Reflections of the Heart:
Merriam Webster defines “terror” as extreme fear. Do not fear! The Lord is our light and salvation, so why would we be afraid? The Lord is our fortress, protecting us from danger, so why would we tremble? Psalm 27:1 NLT
Our Father, we thank You for being our Protector. Thank You for extending Your mercy and grace towards the nations around the world who are experiencing terrorism. Thank You for helping military personnel, law enforcement and intelligence agencies as they root out the people who are involved in these horrendous terrorist attacks. Thank You for hearing the prayers of the righteous worldwide and sending Your angels to fight supernaturally. Thank You for protecting our nation. We realize that it is only by Your grace that we are not experiencing the same acts of terrorism. We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good and Your mercy endures forever. By Your Word, the heavens were created. You merely spoke, and the heavens were created. You breathed the Word, and all the stars were born. You assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear You and let everyone stand in awe of You. When You spoke, the world began and appeared at Your command!
Almighty Father, by the authority given to us in Jesus’ Name, we command peace be still! We rebuke the spirit of terror and cancel the schemes and assignments of every evil spirit, including the spirits of deception, rebellion, and confusion that are in alignment with the spirit of terror. We command every person worldwide who is plotting against the good of humanity be exposed and captured. We decree that the love of Christ will saturate this international crisis. We declare healing to every person who was injured in the bombing attacks and, in Jesus’ Name, we speak healing to the minds and souls of the families who are mourning the death of a loved one. Lord of Heaven’s Armies, we are expecting to witness Your mighty power against this evil and see a mighty outpouring of Your love through the Body of Christ.
As you watch the news, jot down those areas of the world that are under attack from terrorists and ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom on how to pray: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Holy Spirit, please comfort the citizens of all countries that have experienced bombings and shootings. Confuse and scatter the masterminds who are behind the evil works of terrorism. Continue to work with authorities to uncover and destroy the network operations of ISIS and all other terrorist groups. Touch the hearts of family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers to report person(s) who are involved with any terrorist organizations. Holy Spirit, amplify the voices of Your missionaries who are praying and teaching the Gospel in this part of the world. Please protect them as they carry out Your work. Touch the hearts of all Christians to pray for all the nations, including our own. We ask You to increase Your discernment, wisdom, knowledge, boldness, confidence and peace in our President and all world leaders as they collaborate to combat this seemingly impossible dilemma. Father, with people some things are impossible, but with You all things are possible. We are trusting in You!
Merciful Father, forgive the terrorists for their murderous acts. Forgive us all for our many sins. Forgive those who rebel against You and Your Word. Please extend Your mercy to all the nations of the world who have been attacked by terrorists; to refugees fleeing the violence; and those who have lost loved ones. They need Your help! We all need Your help! Forgive those of us for not consistently praying about terrorism in the world and for being insensitive about the injustices and atrocities occurring in other parts of the world. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help those devastated by terrorism not yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Great and marvelous are Your actions, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints. Who will not fear You and glorify Your Name? You alone are Holy. All nations will come and worship before You, for Your righteous deeds have been revealed. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 136:1, Psalm 33:6-9, Mark 4:39, Job 22:28, Psalm 107:20, Matthew 19:26, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 15:3-4