Scripture & Prayer: Lift Up Those Afflicted In This Tragedy In Vegas (Jolie)

Scripture & Prayer: Lift Up Those Afflicted In This Tragedy In Vegas (Jolie)

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:1-4).


Heavenly Father, our hearts are heavy today as we read about what happened in Las Vegas last night. A tragic mass shooting in which, so far, 58 people died and over 500 people were injured?! God have mercy on everyone affected by this atrocity! In these verses above, You are urging (strongly advising) us to appeal, pray, intercede, and give thanks for all people – including kings (our political leaders), and all in authority. Lord, You want us to pray for everyone to live peaceful, quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. (The man who did the shooting last night certainly wasn’t exhibiting a peaceful, quiet life in all godliness and holiness!)

Lord God, we lift up everyone who was injured last night. Please don’t let anyone else die from that shooting! Lord, we employ Your healing and ministering angels to touch everyone who was injured last night. And we pray for everyone now dealing with the loss of a loved one from this tragedy. Please come alongside these people and comfort them. May they not blame God, but rather, understand that this is the fruit of the spiritual direction our nation is going. Let people see that the devil is out to steal, kill, and destroy – on a small and large scale! We pray that people would direct their anger at the devil and at sin – rather than individuals. We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood. There were steps that led to last night’s shooting. The root of this tragedy (and all tragedies) is spiritual. This mass shooting was 1) planned in the spirit realm by demons, 2) whispered to a man who was vulnerable and filled with spirits of rage, murder and violence, and 3) then that wicked proposal and all the thoughts that went along with that, took the shooter captive and he carried out the devil’s plans! Lord, may what happened last night open more people’s eyes to how much trouble our nation is in spiritually!

And God, please forgive us for not praying MORE for the safety, protection and peace of this nation. How many future acts of violence can our prayers hinder, reduce or totally prevent? God, please help us to commit to pray regularly for our nation and its citizens and leaders. May we commit to petition, pray, intercede and give thanks for our people – and fight in the spirit realm against the devil’s evil schemes! 

And right now in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we bind all demons of DEATH, MURDER, RAGE, MASS MURDER, SHOOTINGS, VIOLENCE AND MAYHEM! We bind every one of these evil spirits! We strip you of your power demons! We send fire to you, we put the blood of Jesus over every one of you and we COMMAND you to loose and leave Las Vegas. We command you to CEASE AND DESIST! Stop spreading over our land. You will not move past Las Vegas. We send you back to Hell where you belong in the name of Jesus! 

And we loose over Las Vegas and everyone traumatized by last night’s shooting, spirits of PEACE, CALMNESS, SOUNDNESS OF MIND, HEALING, FORGIVENESS, LOVE, A HOLY FEAR OF GOD, REPENTANCE, WISDOM, CLARITY, AND MIRACLES. Lord God, we thank You that You promise to use all things to work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to Your purposes. We thank You that our lives are in Your hands. Life is so short, Lord. May we live every day knowing that it could be our last day on Earth. Please guide us as we pray for this nation! In Jesus’s holy name, amen.


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