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Contention is defined as “a point advanced or maintained in a debate or argument.” Discord, conflict, friction, strife and disharmony are additional words that can and have been used to further describe contention. The Spirit of Contention is a demonic power designed to damage ministries, the workplace, families and interpersonal relationships. When the enemy sees people striving to work harmoniously together, he will sow the seed of contention, with miscommunication and frustration, allow it to grow and watch as people who once loved each other turn against one another.
Today, from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, we will pray against the Spirit of Contention. When under the influence of the Spirit of Contention, or always in a state of contention, every word, action, deed, and thought is met and responded with hostility. Striving to work towards the same goal, becomes a burden and takes a back seat. Someone operating under the influence can and will only see things from their point of view, and are unwilling to budge. They are unable to de-escalate a situation, while responding from a heightened emotional state, and are easily frustrated.
We will ask God to reveal how the devil is using the spirit of contention in our daily lives. Do you allow the devil to use you as a means to introduce and encourage contention wherever you go? Do you own up to the roles that you play, or look for a scapegoat? We will pray against the spirit and its manifestations in our interpersonal and familial interactions. Are your friendships suffering, and family life weakening because of contention? We will pray against how this spirit attacks our churches, ministries, and our lives. The devil will place The Spirit of Contention by sowing seeds of discord, hindering all active participants from doing God’s Holy Work, and focusing on Kingdom Building.
Pray for the future of our church
Beginning at 6 AM, join us for prayer as we pray every hour on the hour on Google Hangouts. Corporate Prayer is at 8 PM
All of these prayer calls happen in our Google Hangouts group. If you haven’t joined our Fasting Group on Hangouts you may do so by pressing the button below.
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Verses for Meditation
By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom.Proverbs 13:10
Better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman. Proverbs 21:19
But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.Titus 3:9
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;Romans 12:10-12
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.Romans 12:18
The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.Proverbs 17:14
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.I Corinthians 1:10
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.Hebrews 12:14
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