Update #6 by David at 1:47 pm on Sun 1/22/2017
"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves" (Rom 13:1-2)
U.S. embassies and consulates in at least 10 nations in Asia, Europe and Latin America are warning of potentially violent protests through the weekend against the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Security notices posted by U.S. diplomatic missions in Chile, Denmark, France, Greece, Haiti, Italy the Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal and the Philippines advise Americans in those countries to steer clear of embassies and consulates on Friday and, in some cases, on Saturday and Sunday. That's due to the possibility of unrest and clashes with police.
"For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way" (2 Thes 2:7).
Father, we ask You would overrule the word, subdue the flesh and restrain the devil. We ask that "He" or "The One who restrains" which is either the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit through the prayers of the church, and possibly also God-ordained Government & Law Enforcement (But ultimately God limits and restrains Evil until antichrist and/or the thilipsis megalos [great tribulation]) would thwart the schemes of the evil one, "for we are not ignorant of his devices" (2 Cor 2:11). Give your angels charge over U.S. Citizens, Citizens of the Free Countries, and U.S. Military Deployed World-wide, Government Consulates, Law Enforcement and "All in Authority out of a desire for dignity and peace (so the gospel may go forth through all the world as a testimony to all the nations so the end can come) since God desires all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth" (Paraphrase of 1 Tim 2:1-5). Protect all traveling, I ask for protection on public transportation (much of which has no screening whatsoever), and for military, state, federal and local law enforcement to be keen and discerning. Make public transportation go through baggage searches like airplanes. Thank you for armed guards and under cover servicemen, in the Name of Jesus.
Original Prayer Request
Over the last several years I have observed a "push" in Radical Islamic operations, terrorism and kick-back during and after Ramadan. (See 2nd Kings 3, where Elisha prophesies victory for Israel and Judah over Moab and when the Moabites are being too defeated the King of Moab offers his son as a burnt offering and wrath breaks forth against Israel (v. 27) -- what an insight into the nature of spiritual warefare if you don't think that the fasting and sacrifices of unbelievers has power. When we pray we are victorious, and fasting and giving gives wings to prayer, and also see that when Moses in Numbers hands grew heavy, Israelites were defeated, but when Aaron and Hur lifted his arms (clearly in prayer and intercession (see Timothy, Psalms and other places where the lifting up of our hands is specifically referenced to prayer), the Amalakites were defeated.
May the plans of the evil one who wants to "steal, kill and destroy" be uncovered and brought to naught (2 Kings 6:12). I specifically ask for protection of U.S. Troops throughout the world and protection from terrorism during Ramadan. May Christians pray and fast more than Muslims, "But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:26), and that "this gospel must first be preached throughout all the world as a testimony to all the Nations so the end will come" especially in Muslim nations, (Matt 24:14) in the Name of Jesus.