Monday, May 10, 2021


Christians often forget that we have a very real enemy. This enemy has one purpose: to destroy us (John 10:10). He sets out to do whatever he possibly can to get us to walk away from God. He attacks our marriages, our families, our finances, our health, our peace of mind, he attacks all areas of our life. When he thinks he's losing his battle, he regroups and this time, instead of trying to take us away from God, he tries to make us too busy or too tired to spend time with God through prayer and Bible reading.

Friends, this enemy is on the move. he (yes I did a lowercase h at the beginning of the sentence because satan is not worthy of a capitol letter) is attacking Christians right now. Christians, we must fight back! We must stand up and fight through prayer for our marriage, our family, our finances, our health, our peace, our friends, our church, and our country. We must fight!

In my own life, there is a specific need I have that is going to take some serious fighting through prayer. I have felt God calling me to do a Jericho March this week. I want to invite you to join me.

What is a Jericho March?

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into
your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around
the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have
seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On
the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests
blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the
trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of
the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”
Joshua 6:2-5

In the book of Joshua, God gave the Israelites the land within the walls of Jericho. But the walls were big and the people were evil. So God instructed Joshua to take the people and march around the perimeter of the city once a day for six days. Then, on the seventh day, they were to march around the perimeter of the city seven times. At the end of the seventh time around on day seven, they were to give a loud shout.

So, they did as instructed and for six days they marched around one time each day. On the seventh day they marched around seven times. At the end of the seventh time, Joshua gave the command and they shouted. At their shout, the walls of the city fell down!

I don't know about you friend, but I am ready for some walls to come down! I am ready to take back what the enemy has stolen from me. What is your need? Is it a marriage struggling? An addiction? A child running from God? Whatever the need is, it is time we fight with prayer.

Over the next seven days, I invite you to do a Jericho March with me right in your own home. Each day I will post a prayer for you. Please add to the prayer as the Holy Spirit guides you! I don't know your specific need, you do. If you have the gift of speaking in tongues, use it! What you will do is walk the perimeter of your home, touch the walls even, and pray the prayer posted each day. Pray over your home, marriage, family, and specific needs. We will do this for six days. On day seven, walk the perimeter of your home seven times, praying the whole time. At the end of the seventh time, declare it done with a shout of AMEN! Amen means "so be it" and we are declaring it done in Jesus name!

I am excited to see what God is going to do in my need and in yours. So friend, let's march!

Day 1

Father, I come to You right now. I ask You to forgive me for any unconfessed sin in my life. Forgive me and wash me clean. Help me to live fully for You in all that I do, say, and think. He me to live and speak like a child of God.

Lord, I ask You right now to move in   (speak your specific need)  . I am commiting this to You because You are the only one who can do it. You are all powerful and You have plans for me. I know the plans You have will not bring me or my family harm.

Help me to have a heart fixed on You and to move as You say move and stay when You say stay. Help me to trust that You will work and help me to be obedient to You. Help me to remember that I have the power through You to put the enemy under my feet.

I pray all of this in Jesus name, amen.

Amen and amen! Come back tomorrow for day 2!

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