Friday, March 6, 2015

Praying the Hedge of Protection

Praying the Hedge of Protection

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Recently, The Lord has been reminding me about some areas of vulnerability in life, kids, family and such. In times past, these concerns would become debilitating, wondering how to prevent calamity, or struggle. Somewhere along the line, someone (it may have been God himself) spoke in my heart about praying a hedge of protection around my family, my home, my husband. During these times of prayer, I could visualize The Lord creating this great protective hedge that brought safety and was guarded by angels on every corner. 

These hedges are Biblical. Job 1:10 says," Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land." The enemy knew that this hedge made Job untouchable. 

Here is an interesting thought though: is a hedge stronger than a wall? Or a fortress? The Bible says that "He is my refuge and my fortress" Psalms 91:2, but why is there an emphasis on a hedge? 

A hedge is alive and has to be cared for, maintained, pruned so it will thicken and protect. Prayer is that care and attention that keeps the hedge alive and strong. Shaken but not destroyed in a storm. 

Your prayer do matter, they are heard and do make an impact.

Blessings to you~