John Almas, a member of the Abundant Life elder team, sends out this prayer, asking God to help us see things through His filter.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Romans 13:12

Dad used to talk about how the Good Book said there were evil times coming. He didn’t expect to see it but he “encouraged” us that we probably would. Is the evil day upon us? Like some prophetic events it may only be clear to us afterwards…

Lord, You are good, You are faithful. From what I see in Your Word and history You don’t do things on a whim, haphazardly, or without warning.

Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Amos 3:7-8

We know something is happening but what? And if we do know what, what can we do about it?

We keep hoping that this is just a 2 years bad dream that we will wake up from one day. But its not.

There is so much fear and deception and so much media going on that, in the natural, we won’t know what is true or how to act. Lord, we need You. This time I really mean it. I do see at least 2 issues I may have.

1) The media, social media, internet, radio are usually my go to sources for direction and info. Some Bible reading is added later if I have time.

2) I might not necessarily like the bit that I do figure that the Bible is saying.

With those methods we become frazzled and powerless. Lord revive us. Give us a hunger for Your Word and prayer. We can do nothing by ourselves. Deception is strong and everywhere. We are sunk without You. We need Your direction and clarity like never before.

Lord be gracious to us and forgive us. We hide behind our fears and cling to our idols. Why is fear our go to?

Help us make time for lots of prayer and study. I believe understanding really is available.

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. 1 Chr 12:32

As we pray and study and look at our current events through the filter of the Bible please give us courage and grace to act on what You do show us.

I thank You Lord that You are our Soon Coming King and You will set everything right.

May Your grace be with us all Lord Jesus,