Weekly Watch Focus
Remembering 9-11: America, We Turn to God
Friday, September 11, 2020 - During this season of repentance, prayer, and fasting, we remember each of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We honor them today. Lord, continue to comfort the families and loved ones who grieve this great loss of life at the hands of evil. Holy Spirit, hover over the ones who mourn and be near to them.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.”
As we remember those taken in this tragedy, Lord, we remember the sacrifice of the courageous first responders who ran toward danger to save the innocent and pour out a spirit of honor over this nation! May we as a people hear and see Jesus in the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers and first responders. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (John 15:13) Open the eyes of the deceived to recognize the love and service of those who dedicate themselves to protect us. Give Americans a heart of love and gratitude toward them. May we always honor those who give their all.
Cover our police, our law enforcement, our men and women in uniform in our armed forces serving around the world, our courageous firefighters, and our dedicated critical care workers and medical responders. May the Lord strengthen and comfort them. We commission a fresh wave of angels to take charge over them and move mightily to protect them from any arrows of the enemy. May the God of Angel Armies protect these men and women wherever they are serving.
Psalm 91:4, 11, “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
We pray especially now for those recovering from injuries or from trauma from this wicked rise of violence, rebellion, and hatred directed toward these virtuous warriors. May the Holy Spirit encourage each of them, and may they supernaturally know and see that they have a place of honor in the hearts of many and that their sacrifices are dear to heart of God. Pray for their protection, wisdom and guidance. May they be filled and lifted by the grace of God!
We bind back the evil spirits of witchcraft and murder. We bind back terror and bind all who plot the destruction or harm of America.
Lord, we humble ourselves before You, our King. We declare Your glory and Your lordship, Jesus, over America and over the nations. LET GOD ARISE, LET HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED!
Isaiah 54:14, “In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.”
Psalm 91:5-6, “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday”
Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Psalm 27:2-5, “When the wicked came against me . . . they stumbled and fell . . . One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.”
Deuteronomy 20:4, “For the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”
Psalm 20:5, “We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.”
Isaiah 58:6, 8, “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? …Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, “Here I am.”
Psalm 37:39-40, “But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in Him.”
Isaiah 54:17, “’No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,’ says the Lord.”
Psalm 125:2, “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.”