In case you haven’t heard, Christian hip-hop recording artist Lecrae has recently topped the Billboard charts at #1, beating Maroon 5 for album sales.
This is crazy! I can’t ever remember any Christian recording artist having this kind of success, especially in today’s music industry that could care less about God. This will most certainly put Lecrae on the world stage and be a huge opportunity to be a witness for Jesus.
But this also means that the enemy (Satan) will try to shut Lecrae down and make him spiritually ineffective. Remembering the words of the Paul the apostle… “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
The Christian life is a spiritual battle against an enemy we can’t see. This means we need the Lord to be our protector and defender, otherwise, we would never win. Lecrae’s recent success will certainly place him in multiple spiritual battles. We know from scripture how subtle the enemy can be, so we need to be praying for our brother!
Let me suggest we pray for Lecrae in 2 ways:
1. Pray for Protection & Wisdom
Ephesians 5:15-17 – Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Pray that Lecrae will stay close to the Lord every day. Pray for his spiritual and physical protection. Pray that he would have God’s wisdom in every business decision, tour decision, management decision, etc. Pray that he would have the mind of God on this journey and that he would be spiritually strong!
2. Pray for God to Use Lecrae
Ephesians 6:19 – Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel…
Pray that God would use Lecrae for His glory. Pray that the gospel would go forth in power to save people and transform lives. Pray that the power of God would rest on Lecrae and the light of Christ would shine through him in a spiritually dark world.
 USA Today, September 17, 2014
Please share this post with other Christians and let’s commit to praying for our brother Lecrae… he needs it!