First thing this morning we realised the Lord is specifically speaking about today’s holy significance as the ‘Eve of All Hallowed Souls’ (ie. ‘All Saints Day’ tomorrow) through a couple of our regular devotional aides:
First, this from Sanctuary – Moments in His Presence was read out aloud:
‘Today, we reflect on the One who is the Light of the world. He has such zeal to accomplish all things. Speak over your neighbourhood and over your nation today:
“The Holy One, the Lord Reigns!”
‘The LORD will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies.
“I have kept silent for a long time, I have kept still and restrained Myself. Now like a woman in labor I will groan, I will both gasp and pant. I will lay waste the mountains and hills and wither all their vegetation; I will make the rivers into coastlands and dry up the ponds. I will lead the blind by a way they do not know; in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.” (Isa 42:13-16 NASB)
‘Praise God for Your single-mindedness, Jesus! I pray for You to presence Yourself in our midst. Lead the blind into the Light. Make the way smooth beneath their feet so they may walk forward and entrust themselves to You. How small is our vision of who You are! You are light and power unimaginable! Forgive us. Tune our spirits to the music of heaven and somehow make our obedience count for You this day. Amen.’
Thank you to David Strutt for kind permission to quote and broadcast, hence my editorial amendment from singular to plural in the last sentence and other minor emphases.
Secondly, today is ‘Day 33 (noteworthy; to be explained in upcoming post) Carlisle‘ from Keep Praying & Bless, the decree for which is based upon 1 Chronicles 29:11, “Yours O Lord is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours.”
Decree: “I AM YOUR OMNIPOTENT GOD”
We decree: “There is none like our God. He is all-powerful, and all things are in His hands.”
Aaronic Blessing: The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, The Lord lift up His countenance toward you and give you peace. Thus, we put His name upon you and He will bless you (Numbers 6:24-27).
“We bless these isles to know the power and might of our God. We bless the nations to revere and honour Him alone.”
This is followed by a prayer of protection.:
‘Almighty Father, we come to You in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and in that mighty Name we break the power of every strategy and assignment sent against the British Isles and Ireland. We pray the mighty covering of the Living Blood of Jesus Christ over our villages, towns and cities; over our coastlands, seaports and airports; over our roadways, railways, waterways and ferries – as well as over ourselves and….
‘We ask that You release the angelic host to protect us from every spiritual and terrorist attack and lift each citizen above every circumstance and crisis. WE AFFIRM THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST OVER ALL DEMONIC FORCES and decree: no weapon formed against the plans and purposes for the British Isles and Ireland will prosper. We also decree: no longer will violence be heard in our land, or destruction within or at our borders. We bless the atmosphere to be charged with peace and order. Amen’ (Isaiah 54:17 & 60:18)