Praying from Matthew 11:12 relating to Violence, Kingdom, Force.
Dear God, we come before you today acknowledging that the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence in this world. We pray that you would strengthen us to stand firm in our faith and to resist the forces of darkness that seek to tear us away from you. Help us to be bold and courageous in our pursuit of your Kingdom, and to take hold of it with all our might. May we never give up or lose heart, but always press on towards the prize of eternal life with you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Verse: From the days of John the Baptizer until now, the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
This is a Command. The verse is commanding the reader to take the Kingdom of Heaven by force.