Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 

New International Version (NIV)

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:  

If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.  

Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone? 

 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Lord, help us to come together as a team that cannot be divided or broken.
Help us to come together as a family, as true friends, and brothers and sisters that truly understand the necessity to come as one into the battlefield.

Tie our hearts and our minds together and let us be of one accord, 
of one thought and one desire.
Let us hunger after your presence because you alone can give us the help we need,
You are our defense. You go before us to face the giants we see 
and those that we cannot see.

Lord, wrap yourself around marriages that are crumbling,
Where one wants to seek you and the other just wants to believe in you
But they cannot run together to the front line 
to face the enemies that rise up against them
For one is sure and ready while the other is tired, busy and overwhelmed with life.

Lord, wrap yourself around families that are hurting.
Send angels to stand back to back surrounding them and help them at this hour.
Unite the parents and let them be what their children need.
Equip them to stand in You and to fearlessly bring down every stronghold.

Lord, it's not easy. Sometimes it's really hard to walk as one,
It's hard to carry one another and bear the burdens of our brother, sister, or spouse,
Lord, sometimes they don't want to walk together
Sometimes, Lord, they want to go their own way, 
They choose their own path,
They have their own agenda to follow 
and some of us are left here alone with the sword in our hands,
We're left on the battlefield 
with bloody knees and our hearts broken,
over and over again.

What is going on, Lord?
We profess to know you and know your word but we refuse to do what is so simple
Hands let go and we walk opposite directions, Each to their own corner
We are divided, separated by fears, anger, pride, hate and so much hurt, Lord.

I don't want to fall and have no one to pick me up or lift me up from the hard ground.
I don't want to enter into the arena alone
Dear Spirit of the Lord, 
move in our midst and shake us until we have no other place to run to but You.

Unite and restore friendships.
Bring them together to pray once again.

Heal marriages and guide them in their times of prayer.
Let them be a mighty force to reckon with when it comes to not backing down
And standing on Your Word.

Call families together, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents and babies,
Let them hold hands and cry out to You together,
Covering their heritage, their lineage, their future in prayer and praise.
Worshiping you together as one voice.

Make us that braid that cannot be undone.
In Jesus Name, Amen.

-Written by Angeline M Duran Santiago



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