Lord, there are a lot of ravenous wolves in the world disguised as sheep, just waiting to pounce on the weak, the needy, the helpless, the hopeless and those who lack knowledge of your word.
Lord Jesus, help them. Help them to see, open their eyes. Help them to hear, open their ears. Help them feel, open their hearts. Help them to understand, open their minds. Help them to embrace you, open their lives.
Lord, please open the eyes of our hearts, we want to see you high and lifted up. Pour out your power, love and blessings upon our lives, let it rain. Lord, we hunger and thirst after you. Teach us to understand your word and impart it to others righteously.
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
Psalms 119:2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
False Doctrines and Preachers
Lord, there are many who pretend to be your disciples but preach false doctrines. Teach us, your faithful followers, to decipher and recognize these false prophets. They twist the real meaning of your beautiful scriptures to suit what they believe to be right.
Hence, this is where religion comes into play. Oh loving Father, may we not be religious but be righteous people of your holy land. Religion lists the dos and don'ts, while your word gives us the key to your kingdom.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Psalm 43:1 Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
Wisdom and discernment
May we not be fooled by these false doctrines and false prophecies, for these are all works of the devil to deceive your people. Send your angels to protect us from all evil.
Help us all to be true to who we are, what we are, and who we believe in, which is you, Oh Heavenly Father. Give us strength to withstand all earthly temptations and trials set before us. Grant us wisdom and strength to recognize these deceivers. In Jesus ' powerful, mighty name. Amen!!
John 14:1 Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.