Wanda Alger shares that she awoke one morning recently and heard the Lord say, “Pray for Rome.” She relates how she did not know what was happening but found out that over the weekend, Rome had begun shutting down their city due to the threats of the coronavirus.
We may not have control over the media’s propaganda or various political agendas, but we do have a say in what kind of atmosphere hovers over our own cities and communities. I believe this is where we have the most authority and the most responsibility in clearing the air and shifting the atmosphere from FEAR to FAITH. We need to rise up in our corporate spiritual authority to displace the illegitimate authorities that are seeking a foothold in our nation.
The posture of our hearts and the words from our mouths determine the atmosphere in a place. The power of our praises and our prayers can shift atmospheres in a room, a building, a neighborhood, and even an entire city. This is the amazing result of believers coming together in agreement and lifting up incense to heaven through their unified proclamations and worship. It permeates the spirit and displaces any demonic activity, making way for heaven to come down and God’s presence to be made known.
And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard…” (Luke 1:10-13).