We are a nation at war. Our military is strategically positioned throughout the world. The most important battle we face, however, is one not in Baghdad or Tikrit. It is a battle in the heavenlies.
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. (Ephesians 6:12)
Tank, missiles and drones will not protect or save us. The best of our elite forces will not come to our aid. Our weaponry is different. As the Apostle Paul wrote,
Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.(I Corinthians 10:3-4)The single most effective weapon we have in our arsenal is prayer. When the apostles were imprisoned for preaching the Gospel, they didn't call for others to march in protest. They didn't form a letter-writing campaign. They didn't call for a news conference. They prayed.
In the remaining week before the election, I join with others in calling us to prayer. Cry out to the Lord. Listen for His voice. Ask Him to show you how to pray. Engage yourself in the battle. Pray like a warrior. Pray without ceasing. God is faithful. He will hear and heal our land.