Lord Jesus, you are the light in this present darkness. You are the hope for our future. You are our shield and your Word is our sword. We cannot stand firm on our own power. You are our strength and defender. Open our ears to hear your commands. Open our eyes to see your hosts in the battle. Straighten our spines and strengthen our stand in your precious name and powerful authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Be glorified in the outcome. Amen.

“For 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. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” (Ephesians 6:12-13 ESV)