Judges 6:6-10 (VOICE)
So the people of Israel were impoverished because of the Midianites, and they cried out to the Eternal One for help. When the people of Israel cried to the Eternal for relief from the Midianites, He sent a prophet to them.
Prophet: Here are the words of the Eternal God of Israel: “I brought you out from slavery in Egypt. I delivered you from the Egyptians, from all who would have oppressed you. I drove the Canaanites out before you and delivered their land into your care. But I said to you, ‘I am the Eternal One, your True God, and you must not worship the gods of the Amorites, those people in whose land you settle.’ And you have not listened to Me.”
El Elyon, Most High God, El Olam, Eternal God,
Mississippi has eaten the bread of adversity and drunk the water of affliction. We have not listened to You. We have yielded our hearts to idols, and we are oppressed.
Your tongue, O God, is a consuming fire. When You declare something, Your word goes out and does not return to You empty. Your word does what You want. It accomplishes what You determine.
We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood alone. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in the darkness of this world, and against wicked spiritual armies that lurk about in heavenly places.
We loose Your word over the state of Mississippi. We loose Your word from the pulpits and street corners. We loose Your word over the airwaves and social media. We loose Your word from the Capitol steps and the courthouse lawns. We loose Your word in classroom instruction and in legislative committee meetings. We loose Your word in song and dance. We loose Your word in newspapers, magazines, books, and plays. We loose Your word over fields and fountains.
We loose the angels that carry Your word from the four corners of the earth.
Reduce to ashes the idols, curses, and lies that bind Your children. Rescue Mississippi, we pray. Amen.
Isaiah 30:18-27, Ephesians 6:12