Daniel 7:25a NRSV
He shall speak words against the Most High, shall wear out the holy ones of the Most High . . .
Numbers 14:9 NRSV Joshua speaking to the Israelites
Only, do not rebel against the Lord; and do not fear the people of the land, for they are no more than bread for us; their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.”
Our Father in heaven,
Grant to the holy ones of the Most High God, who dwell in Mississippi, the mind of Joshua in the midst of challenge. Guard and protect them from rebellion against Your holy laws. Grant them an understanding of their circumstances that is informed by spending time in Your presence. We pray that the enemy’s resistance will only make the holy ones stronger and fearless, for You are with them. You are love, and perfect love casts out fear.
We declare over the saints: “These enemies are no more than bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us.” Amen.