Welcome to Day 15 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2022. To follow along, visit FoursquarePrayer.org.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
—1 John 4:1-4, ESV
Prayer + Reflection
- Evil and darkness are in the world, and we must stand against them as Christians. Ask the Lord to give you discernment and the power to make the right choices.
- Pray for the leadership over your community, schools, city, state and country. Ask God to raise up godly leaders who are wise and lead with righteousness.
- Ask God to stop the evil that is happening over which you have no control (e.g., crime, natural disasters), and pray you will find ways to help minister with righteousness in your community.
Read 1 John 4:4 together. It’s a relief to know that God is greater than this world. Give thanks that we have freedom and victory in Jesus over the challenges we face and evil that happens. Take turns sharing a challenge you had where you sought God’s voice and discernment. Pray for the safety of one another and thank God for His daily guidance.