“Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground].” –Ephesians 6:13-14a (AMPC)
We are living in the last of days, and as the darkness grows darker, we see the light of God getting brighter. All around us, we’re seeing great moves of God happening throughout the world—in colleges, on the streets and even in grocery stores. The Great Awakening is here, and it’s for all ages. Even so, the enemy continues to target the weakest among us, our children. One of the ways we see the enemy attacking our children is through violence in the schools.
Pray for Those Affected
On March 27, 2023, a deadly mass-shooting occurred at Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn., resulting in seven casualties, including the shooter. Our response to this is one of compassion and love. We are sincerely praying for the families affected by this tragedy.
We invite you to pray in agreement with us:
Heavenly Father, we boldly approach Your throne of grace today in the Name of Jesus to obtain mercy and grace to help in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). We stand together and boldly declare that we desperately need You in our nation, in our lives, and in the lives of our children and grandchildren. We thank You, Lord, that You go before us, You’re with us, and You never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8). You’re always ready to help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). We petition you today on behalf of the Covenant School victims’ families, loved ones, first responders and everyone impacted in the school and community;, and we ask for Your help. May everyone involved feel Your comforting presence. We pray for Your unfailing love to surround and fill them (Psalm 33:22). Please strengthen, help and uphold them (Isaiah 41:10). May they find their strength in You, and be strong in You and in Your mighty power during this difficult time. We put a hedge of protection around their thoughts, and pray for them to turn toward You and not away from You. As they call on You in truth, we thank You, Lord, that You will be near to them, and they will hear Your answer (Psalm 145:18, Jeremiah 33:3). Thank You for supplying all their needs during this time from Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). In the Name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
You can also spend time praying in the Holy Spirit, as the Spirit Himself intercedes for us when we don’t know what to pray (Romans 8:26).
We Must Take Our Stand
Thank you for adding your supply of faith! While prayer makes tremendous power available to us, we must do more than pray. As faith-filled, blood-bought believers with a covenant with God, we have to resist the enemy to take a stand for our children. We have to push back and say, “No more!” We have to change the atmosphere of strife, criticism, fear and confusion created by this event, with our faith.
How do we do that? By taking our authority that’s found in the Name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus and the Word of God.
Are you ready to take a stand for our children at school? Here are four things you can do right now:
1. Refuse To Fear, and Stand on Psalm 91 Promises of Protection
You don’t have to live in fear! We want to bless you with two FREE resources that will help you “fear not”—no matter what’s happening around you. Click HERE to download No Fear Here by Pastor George Pearsons and Your Promise of Protection: The Power of the 91st Psalm by Gloria Copeland. Please remember to share the link to these minibooks with your family and friends who need to hear this message of faith over fear!
Additionally, here is A Prayer of Protection Against School Shootings.
2. Use Your Authority for Physical Protection
There’s power in the blood of Jesus and in the Name of Jesus! Taking your authority for protection should be done daily. It doesn’t take long—speak a word of protection as you drive, speak Psalm 91 over your family as you head to work or run errands, plead the blood of Jesus over your children first thing in the morning when you wake. As you make it part of your daily routine, it will become second nature to you.
You can take your authority every day by saying something like:
You listen to me, kingdom of darkness: It is written that I am seated at the Father’s right hand far above you (Ephesians 1:18-23), and that I overcome you by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11). So here is the word of my testimony, and here is whom you can’t go near today. I draw the blood around (name your family members), and I plead the blood over myself, too. You stay away from us! Satan, you stay away from the good works I should walk in. You stay away from my children’s school, my ministry, my church, my neighborhood, my home, and every vehicle and building we go into. I draw a bloodline around them. I plead the blood of Jesus and the Name of Jesus over my family!
3. Invoke THE BLESSING on Your Children
In the video above, watch Pastors George and Terri Pearsons at Eagle Mountain International Church, as we invoke THE BLESSING on our children. This service will bless you as you endeavor to lead your children in the ways of the Lord. Participate with your family by following along, laying hands on your children, and praying over them as the pastors lead.
4. Constantly Feed Your Faith
At KCM, we believe, especially in today’s world, you need to know how to stay in faith and apply the Word of God to your life every day. It’s one thing to know what to do, but it’s another thing to know how and when to do it. We invite you to dig deep into the treasures of God’s Word with us, so you can put on the full armor of God, resist the devil, and after having done all…STAND.
- Watch or attend a KCM event. Kenneth Copeland will be ministering the uncompromised Word of Faith. See a list of upcoming events HERE.
- Watch VICTORY Channel®, our 24/7 Christian television network. You will find faith-building programs from the world’s most trusted ministers, as well as VICTORY News twice daily, and FlashPoint twice weekly for prophetic commentary about current events—all in a spirit of faith.
- Visit kcm.org for helpful books and audio teachings from Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and more, as well as videos, articles, devotions and more.
When it comes to taking our stand for our children, we are not helpless or defenseless. It’s not gun control, but demon control! And demon control comes when you exercise your faith in the Word of God and its authority alone.
If you would like someone to stand in agreement with you in prayer, we’re here for you! Call us at 817-852-6000 or click HERE.
The Power of the Tongue by Kenneth Copeland
How To Use Your Spiritual Authority in Any Situation
The Power of the Blood of Jesus
25 Scriptures That Promise You Protection
The Promise of Protection for All Believers in Psalm 91
Your Covenant of Protection
© 1997 – 2023 Eagle Mountain International Church Inc. Aka Kenneth Copeland Ministries. All Rights Reserved.