Will your anchor hold in the storms of life? – We thank You, Lord, that we shall overcome Satan ‘by the blood of the Lamb.’

Prayers based on Ezekiel 27 – 28
Ezekiel 27:1-36
‘Your wealth… will sink into the heart of the sea on the day of your shipwreck’ (Ezekiel 27:27). Teach us, Lord, that we will sink if we don’t ‘keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.’ Help us not to allow ourselves to get weighed down. Keep us from becoming ‘entangled’ in the world’s way of living. Help us to ‘throw off everything that hinders’ our spiritual growth. We thank You, Lord, that Jesus is ‘the sure and strong Anchor for our lives.’ He will keep us from sinking. Teach us to look to Him and learn from Him: ‘Do not lay up treasures on earth… Lay up treasures in heaven’ (Hebrews 12:1-2; 6:19; 2 Timothy 2:4; Matthew 6:19-20). ‘Will your anchor hold in the storms of life…? We have an Anchor that keeps the soul, steadfast and sure while the billows roll, fastened to the Rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!’ (Church Hymnary, 412).
Ezekiel 28:1-26
‘You were on the holy mount of God… You were blameless in your ways… You sinned… I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God’ (Ezekiel 28:14-16). This is much more than the ‘long time ago’ story of ‘the king of Tyre’ (Ezekiel 29:12). As we read these words, Lord, may we catch a glimpse of ‘the spiritual forces in the heavenly realms.’ We read about ‘war in heaven.’ We read about the downfall of ‘Satan’. Your Word is warning us: ‘Our struggle is not against flesh and blood.’ You’re showing us that we face a much more powerful ‘enemy’ – ‘Satan.’ He ‘disguises himself as an angel of light’. Help us not be fooled by him. He is no ‘angel of light.’ He is ‘a roaring lion.’ He is ‘prowling about, looking for someone to devour.’ We thank You, Lord, that we shall overcome him ‘by the blood of the Lamb…’ (Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 12:7-9,11; 2 Corinthians 11:14; 1 Peter 5:8).

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