Colossians 1:15-17 (NLT)
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.
He existed before anything else,
and he holds all creation together.
You are supreme over everything, in the heavenly realms and on earth. You are supreme over Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
We are blind creatures, much to be pitied. We cannot perceive the thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world in western Africa.
But You can. We lean on You and not on our own understanding. We pray for Your kingdom to come and Your will to be done in western Africa. We pray for the establishment of Your kingdom in the hearts of the people, in the land and waters. We pray for the establishment of Your kingdom in the unseen realms, in every dimension, above and below, to the right and the left, before and behind.
At Your name, every knee shall bow, in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue confess that You are Lord. You are supreme in western Africa. You are supreme over all idols in the land. You are supreme over all demonic strongholds. You are supreme over the Ebola virus.
Rebuke this plague, we pray. Amen.