PRAYER GUIDE, “WHAT ABOUT HALLOWE’EN?” 31.10.19
Father, forgive Your people for honouring Satan by celebrating pagan holidays, for overlooking the reality of the occult in these holidays, which is addressed in Your very Word.
Bring CONVICTION upon Your people who, perhaps out of ignorance, have opened doors to the Enemy by participating in practices that honour Satan and his demonic realm, for Your Word tells us that You “will cut off sorceries from our land, and there will be no more diviners” (Micah 5:11), for we have opened doors to the demonic when we engage in such activities. Your people provoke You when they “practice divination and enchantments, and sell themselves to do evil in Your eyes” (2 Kings 17:17), for we are not to honour any idols/gods other than You: “For there is one God and there is one Mediator between God and men . . . Messiah Yeshua” (1 Tim.2:5).
Forgive us all for having participated in what we thought were innocent acts of dressing up, participating in Hallowe’en costume parties, etc. ignorantly thinking it was just innocent fun. Forgive us for ignoring Your warnings, which Your Word is full of, for when we celebrate Hallowe’en, we are engaging in the celebration of death, through honouring ghouls, goblins, and calling on the dead (Deut.18:11), for Hallowe’en is all about death, and ghouls, mediums, necromancy – witchcraft/occult. Forgive those who, like King Saul, have become impatient while waiting to hear from You, Lord, and resorted to consulting mediums (1 Sam.28:6,7), fortune tellers, etc. Bring conviction that will call Your people to repentance on these matters, and have them make themselves right before You, now.
Forgive us for having led our own children astray by not only allowing, but perhaps facilitating their participation in these events/activities. By sending them out on the streets to collect Hallowe’en candy we have set them in the pathway of the Enemy’s tricks, traps, & snares. We break these chains off them, now, in Jesus/Yeshua’s Name. Reverse the curses brought onto them through these activities, for “the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you” (Deut.23:5). Just as John Ramirez points out, we have opened doors to the Enemy when we allow these things. We confess and repent, and close those doors, now, in Jesus/Yeshua’s Name. We lock and seal them by the Blood of the Lamb.
Grant Your people discernment and wisdom, that we may not be taken in by magicians, and instead cause us to learn from the example in Acts 8. Quicken those of us who have occultic books, magazines, etc., to take such literature and burn them up in a holy fire (Acts 19:19). Make us to rid ourselves of all “the deeds of the flesh which are clear: sexual immorality, impurity, indecency, idolatry, witchcraft . . .” (Gal.5:19,20), “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the worldly forces of this darkness, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph.6:12).
Convict Your leaders (and we forgive them for leading us astray) in the church who have sanctioned many pagan practices from the politically correct New Age movement. Convict, bring to repentance, and forgive us all, for Your command to the Israelites applies to all Your people:
9 When you enter the land Adonai your God is giving you, you are not to learn to do the abominations of those nations.
10 There must not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, or a fortune-teller, soothsayer, omen reader, or sorcerer,
11 or one who casts spells, or a medium, a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
12 For whoever does these things is an abomination to Adonai, and because of these abominations Adonai your God is driving them out from before you.
13 You are to be blameless before Adonai your God.
14 “For these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to soothsayers and fortune-tellers, but as for you, Adonai your God will not allow you to do so” (Deut.18:9-14).
We should know better than to mix these things into our faith/walk with You. God forgive us for those things we have slipped into/participated which are totally displeasing to You, and have opened doors to demonic controls. We slam the door in the Enemy’s face, now, and renounce all such activities/participation. We turn the Enemy’s weapons back against himself; thrust him through with the Sword of the Spirit, instead of naively playing into his hands.
Awaken Your people, Your sleeping church; quicken in our leaders, and all of us the realization that political correctness which sanctions occultic practices & witchcraft is the Devil’s playground; that participation in all the Enemy’s games is not a laughing matter, but a road to bondage. Bring Your people out of occultic, witchcraft bondages now, we pray, in Jesus/Yeshua’s Name. Amen.
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