Prayer When All Hell Breaks Loose
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren grandsons: Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2009 Feb 23
Over the weekend I received an email from a friend who said:
We need your prayers, all hell has broken loose in our lives. The devil has attacked me on my job, in our finances and upon my ministry. Please keep us in your prayers we need a breakthrough.
It occurred to me that in these uncertain economic times, when so many are losing their jobs and when times are tough and getting tougher, many people probably feel the same way. Here is the prayer I wrote for my friend. Perhaps God may use it to encourage you to pray this way for yourself or for someone you know.
Father, I come in Jesus’ name on behalf of my friend who feels the
attack of Satan against him and his family. Lord, we know that you have
all power and that Satan can do nothing to thwart your work. He can
hinder but he cannot stop it because Jesus has defeated the Devil once
and for all. Though the Evil One should attack us, you have promised to
deliver us. May the hell that has broken loose be overcome by the power
So I pray for my friend. Deliver him. Come to his aid. Touch his work. Touch his finances. Touch his ministry, his marriage and his family with your Holy Spirit power. Pour out upon him new faith and new joy and new courage in these tough days. Help him so that when the day is done and the battle won, he will still be standing strong for you. May he not be blown away by opposition. Put a seal on his mouth, Lord, when he is tempted to let loose and say something dumb. Encourage him with signs of your grace. May my friend be renewed in his spirit.
This is my prayer. And I pray it in Jesus’ name, Amen.