Prayer Thought of the Month

December – Prayer is the destroyer of premeditated disaster.

As you go through life, saved or not saved, as a Christian or a non-Christian, you are often faced with some form of disaster. Whether it’s self-inflicted or imposed on you by an outside source, disaster has its way of finding your door whether you want it to or not.

Typically, when a disaster occurs, it occasionally catches you off-guard or happens when you least expect it with little to no time to adjust to or prepare for its affects. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes, some of which you can generally see coming (i.e. natural and or weather-related), and some you cannot (i.e. car crash, shootings, etc.).

However, God established and imputed within us a singular and powerful weapon to a counteract or counterattack both on-coming and unexpected (premeditated) disasters. That weapon is prayer. It is through prayer where we unlock God’s divine protection against dangers seen and unseen, happening at the moment and/or have been previously planned for in advance.

Either way, prayer offers you the ability to access God’s covering in moments from where you are oblivious to threats in areas around you, to the ones you can see approaching you from afar. Take the children of Israel for example.

In the book of Exodus, God shielded them from the death angel that was to sweep through Egypt (as the 10th plague) and kill the firstborn child and beast of the land. Their protection from or deterrent of a predetermined disaster, was insured through Moses’s communion (or prayer) with God in order to know what to do in order to keep the death angel at bay.

There have been many accounts in the Bible, much like the aforementioned and throughout history, where prayer was the essential ingredient to keeping God’s people, prophets and disciples from succumbing to potential disasters. From Daniel and the lions den, to the Hebrew boys being tossed in the fiery furnace, prayer has played a crucial role in their ability to overcome (or destroy) premeditated catastrophes that were supposed to overcome them.

Prayer can do the same thing for you.

Scripture Reference
2 Corinthians 10:3-6