I have been reading the book “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer. You may know her as the actress from War Room (a movie I would highly recommend, btw). You may also know her as Tony Evans daughter OR as the preacher who called out Oprah Winfrey.
To summarize, Priscilla outlines 10 strategies that Satan uses against us:
- Against Your Passion
- Against Your Focus
- Against Your Identity
- Against Your Family
- Against Your Confidence
- Against Your Calling
- Against Your Purity
- Against Your Rest and Contentment
- Against Your Heart
- Against Your Relationships
She discusses these strategies in depth and ends each chapter with a call to PRAY and bible verses to “accentuate” our prayers.
Y= Yes (to God’s promises).
Using this strategy, Priscilla urges readers to wage war against the enemy and his schemes to kill, steal, and destroy. The back of the book even has blank pages for us to write down our prayers for each strategy he *attempts* to use against us.
So far, I love this book, but then again- I love Priscilla Shirer. I think it is a great resource for those of us who may be struggling to pray or struggling to understand why we are going through less than favorable circumstances. Because we have an enemy, that’s why, and he wants nothing more than to see us defeated.
But we pray and prayer turns the table on the enemy’s plans against us. That’s why it’s such a vital part of the Christian journey.
So, starting today, I will be sharing my prayers for each of the strategies listed above and every Thursday for next ten Thursdays, along with a summary of each chapter. I can literally feel God working in my heart and mind through these prayers. If you’ve read the book, I’d love to know what your thoughts are. If you haven’t, I think it’s worth the read. Just make sure you have a box of tissues handy. Yup, it’s one of those. *Cue ugly cry*.