“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” –Deuteronomy 31:6
We will need courage to face the battles ahead of us in our nation. For too long the church has been timid and passive, afraid to stand against the attacks of the Enemy. Our nation cannot afford a silent church, afraid to speak truth into the issues of the day. The Lord speaks loudly to us today, “Be strong and courageous!”
Thank the Lord for His promise never to leave us or forsake us.
Pray for a spirit of courage to rise within the church.
Father, forgive me for my fears. I hear You say in Your Word again and again, “Do not be afraid.” Today, I cast all my anxiety on You because You care for me. I hold onto the promises of Your peace. With Your presence, Lord, I choose courage as a way of life. Please pour that spirit of courage into the life of Your church in America. Help us to rise up in truth against the evils of our age. Help us to live in such a way that we are able courageously to model Your life, Lord Jesus, in the midst of our world.
Adapted from Desperate for Change, PrayerShop Publishing, 2012. The full devotional is available for purchase at www.prayershop.org