Pull back the curtains Lord,
That just for a moment we may see
The spiritual forces that are at work
Around us in this nation.
Make real to us what Your Word says in Ephesians 6:12,
That “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
Against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness,
Against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
May we be quick to acknowledge that all of life is spiritual.
That the devil is moving actively to deceive and destroy.
Increase our urgency for righteousness and truth
To be made known in darkness.
Heighten our awareness of those around us
Who are in need of your salvation.
Embolden the Christians in this nation
With a fresh fervor for truth.
But even more-so, flood our minds and hearts
With the truth that You are sovereign,
Reigning supreme over every moment,
Always remember Your covenant and love for us.
Let us contemplate in our spirit
That Your Spirit is active, and Your Word,
Sharper than a two-edged sword, moves in the invisible,
Transforming and sustaining all things.
Open our eyes to see the divine
Fighting against the forces of darkness.
Keep us ever reliant on You as we enter each day—
a new battle, armed with Your strength, our mighty King.