Have you covered your loved ones in prayer today?
Recently I felt led to ask any of my Facebook friends and family if they had a prayer request. Then, I covered them in prayer. After I prayed, I realized that saying the phrase ‘covered in prayer’ may be a Christian lingo that even some Christ-followers are unfamiliar with.
Here’s a little study in what is meant by being ‘covered in prayer.’
In the Bible are many verses about God’s various ways of divine protection and His promises to us as believers. I believe if I do my part and stand on His promises, He will do His part and keep His promises. Let’s take a look at a few.
One example is in the book of Job about being ‘covered’ by God’s protection.
“Haven’t you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.” (Job 1:10, WEB)
Another favorite place of mine for scripture about divine protection is found in Psalm 91. The particular scripture I find so much comfort in is Psalm 91:4 where the Bible says, “He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.”
Do you see it? There’s two picture images in the scripture. One is of the softness of feathers and wings. The other is His faithfulness as a shield and rampart, or buckler. You have to study or at least look at old pictures of battle gear and armor to truly appreciate the entire meaning of this scripture.
The feathers and wings are the soft side of God. He covers us in His soft and caring way. He wants to protect us (yes, even when we are bad little birdie babies and try to scoot out from under his protection.) But, He’s also our general and commander! He faithfully and fiercely defends and protects us against enemies that would try to come against us.
More Scriptures about Divine Protection by God
I think if we had a clear vision of the heavenly battles happening on our behalf, we would run faster and harder to God’s protective arms.
So, when I say “I covered you in prayer” I don’t say it lightly. I know the power of prayer and I hope you do to!
Prayer: Lord, teach us all how to be an effective prayer warrior and how to place covering of prayer over ourselves and those we care about.
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When she’s not sweeping dog hair, experimenting in the kitchen, or doodling on paper, Kim C. Steadman is writing. She is a self-proclaimed cubicle-nation escapee and now lives her childhood dreams. She is a freelance writer, speaker and ministers alongside her family in Grand Prairie, TX. She and her husband care-take acreage which includes woods, fields and critters all of which weave themselves into her writings.
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