The Chaplain of the U. S. House of Representatives Addresses the Darkness
“This (past week) has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s house. In Your most holy name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber, spirits not from You. I cast out the spirit of discouragement which deadens the hope of those who are of goodwill. I cast out the spirit of petty divisiveness, which clouds the sense and desires to be of fruitful productivity in addressing the issues more appropriately before this House.
“I cast out any sadness brought on by the frustration of dealing with matters detrimental to the honorable work each member has been called to engage in. Pour out, O Lord, Your sacred oil as You did upon Aaron of old. Anoint Your servants here in the House with a healing balm to comfort and renew the souls of all in this assembly.
“May Your Spirit of wisdom and patience be sent upon all, so that any spirit of darkness might have no place in our midst. Rather, let Your Spirit of comity, of brother and sisterhood, and love of our nation, and of all colleagues in this chamber, empower our better angels to be at play in the common work to be done for the benefit of all of Your people. May all that is done within the People’s House be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.” (Chaplain Pat Conroy)
“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” (John 17:21; NLT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Following the example of the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, cast the darkness out of the following areas. Use Chaplain Conroy’s words above.
- From you and your family.
- From your place of business.
- From your children’s schools.
- From the church you attend.
- From your local government offices.
- From your state government.
- From the halls of national government: White House and Executive Branch, Congress, and Supreme Court.
A prayer you can pray:
(Today, walk through the prayer points above.)
Let the Holy Spirit’s Presence drive the darkness out of the places we have authority!
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