Surfside Presbyterian Church
Prayer Vigil for July 17, 2017
The sanctuary will be open from 7am to 9pm
As we pray for our church this month, let’s remember that our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) Often His primary target is our church leaders and missionaries. But, thankfully, “Greater is He who is within us, than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) Prayer is the most powerful weapon to tap into the power of God’s Spirit within us to protect us and our church from spiritual warfare. Let’s pray for God’s hedge of protection on us, our church and particularly our church leaders and missionaries as we use Ephesians 6:10-20 as our guide:
Ephesians 6:10-20 (NIV)
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For 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 realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.