My husband’s and my job requires us to travel often and live overseas. In the last 3 years we have lived in our home country, America, for only 4 months. We also have a 16 month old son. When we first started our travels, a friend shared with us the idea of praying over each new room we would live in. Since then, every hotel room, hostel room, and new apartment has been prayed over. Just this past week, we moved apartments and had a time of worship and prayer with friends in each room to cleanse it and place Jesus as Lord over our home. This recent move is what spawned my interest in sharing this tip with other Christian parents out there.
Though a hotel room may have new sheets and new hand soap, the things done in that room may have placed a spirit of lust, greed, or even death into it. There have been times when we do not pray over our new hotel room first thing and that night we each have awful dreams or maybe wake up feeling sick. We’ve also had times where are son is unable to sleep or is fussy for no physical reason. We then pray and sleep much better the rest of our time there. The name of Jesus Christ is powerful. Even the demons knew who Jesus was and cried out in Matthew 8:29, “What business do we have with each other, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?”
I don’t share all this to bring fear, but to bring light and freedom to your family when traveling or moving. We are blessed to be able to rebuke away evil things in Jesus’ name and know fully that they will leave because of His authority. The devil does not have morals, so he will do whatever he can to our children or us to move our focus away from the one true God. We need to be aware and use the power we have as His children.
We have access to power that will stop this prowling lion, go out and use it!
Have you used prayer as an offensive weapon lately?