This morning I was reminded of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 vs 5 – 25 especially from vs 14 onwards.
Vs 15 Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude for the battle is not yours but the Lords
Vs 17 stand and witness the salvation of the Lord who is with you, do not be afraid or dismayed for the Lord is with you.
And then Jehoshaphat appoints those who sang and who praised to go out before the army, and when they began singing the Lord set a whole load of confusion and the enemy was destroyed.
So in this battle we pray for those in the front line having to nurse, serve and care in all kinds of ways that are becoming so difficult.
While those of us who are confined to barracks can wage war on the enemy by our praise and worship; how he must hate that when all he wants is to fill us and all the people with fear and anxiety.
A friend pointed out that in verse 25 they went out after the battle to get the spoil. It took them 3 days to collect it. She asked the Lord what the spoil represents for us, and felt the answer came back ‘souls’
So let us pray that during this battle, many many souls turn to the Lord for the first time or turn back to Him from the ‘far country’ in their time of need.