Halloween Special Game

1517580_10204851179296367_1025834452348902486_n.jpgHow to Survive Halloween

You wake up in your bed, groggy as usual. You pull yourself up and stumble towards the door of your room. You can hear activity going on outside. Curious you open the door and peek out.

The area outside is busy with people decorating. Pumpkins, orange and purple lights. Black cats and skeletons. You suddenly realize it is Halloween. It is fall and seasons are changing between fir to air. The leaves are changing to various shades of red and orange. As you are gazing at all the activity, Mrs. Lyn comes walking towards you. Dressed in a long white gown with wings and a halo. In her arms are three bags. “Good morning sleepy head.” She says in a too cheery for this early in the morning voice.” We are getting things ready for tonight. We only have three costumes left. Which one do you want?”

She hold out the three bags. One is marked as a knight, it has plastic armor and a wooden sword. (Both grant a +1 to body each) The second is marked as nerd, Has glasses and suspenders (Both of which grant a +1 to mind each) The last one is marked monk and has a robe and a large golden cross on a chain (grants +1 each to spirit) You may choose any costume you wish and receive the bonus that goes with it.

Many people, me included, love Halloween. I don’t go for the dressing up and begging for candy from strangers any more, but i love to see costumes and specials on tv. I usually have to work during this time, but i also love the mysticism of this time of year. Halloween is a pagan holiday that falls between the fall equinox and the winter solstice. It was a day that they thought the spiritual barrier probably called the p-brain was thinnest and spirits and supernatural creatures could cross over easily and be seen and interact with the living.

There are actually four such festival days that fall half in-between the seasonal cycles. This one is called Samhain and is celebrated by lighting large bonfires believed to be protective. People would set out food for the spirits of their departed loved ones who were thought to come back to visit on this day. A good celebration was thought to ensure a good harvest and livestock season. This day was thought to be a good day for divination as the mystical energies were strongest.

Some view this day as a day for small pranks that are not meant to harm anyone But, this day has become very dark, not because of some supernatural evil, but a very real human evil. People take this opportunity to take advantage of others, to destroy property, kidnap children, attempt to physically harm or poison others. So how to survive Halloween, It is said that dressing up in costumes were a way to hide oneself from the bad spirits that cross over and carving a jack o lantern with a candle inside is meant to ward away evil spirits. That is a start.

However the real things you should worry about are the human predators out there. This is a time for bad people to do bad things. Especially if you have kids. Watch them close. There will be a lot of kids running this way and that. Watch for traffic and don’t let them get out of your sight. This is a good time for kidnappers to try to make off with stray kids. Disguises will be common and make them hard to recognize. Make sure they wear something to make them easy to see in the dark. Like glow sticks or those flashing bands. Put reflective take on the outside of their costumes or hang it in strips. If they are millennial kids let them carry a cell phone and turn on it’s location tracker so you can look it up and find them if you get separated.

Also, it use to be just an urban legend about people putting razor blades in candy, but a year or so ago someone actually did this. Bad people will take things like this and actually do them, so watch out. Inspect the candy before you or your kids eat them.

The way the world is getting, we are going to see more and more crazy crap going on and Halloween is a good time for these bad people to get away with crap. We already have these creepy clown sightings going on. Clowns popping up trying to get kids to follow them into the woods. It started out as just this one sighting posted on the Internet that alot of people thought was a hoax or a publicity stunt for that up coming movie that is about to hit theaters, but then they started getting all kinds of sighting everywhere. Some came forward and said they did it just as a joke because of what they saw on the Internet, but some will be genuine trouble. Sickos seeing it and getting inspired to carry it out like the slender man killings. It was just an Internet character someone made up, but people got caught up in it and actually started killing people for the slender man. So we all will have to play it smart. Maybe place a cross around your kids neck and pray for a guardian angel to watch over them.

Trick or Treat Challenge

Everyone at the academy is going to to trick or treat. Now that you have your costume, you are ready to head out. You are entered in the trick or treat challenge to see who can get the most candy. You are headed to Apple Grove cul de sac. It looks extra creepy in fall. It is a single road that loops around with about 11 houses and a circular stream that surrounds a small cluster of apple trees that look skeletal in the fall. Their twisted dead branches reaching towards the sky as if trying to cling to life. You may hit each house only once. Spin your spinner to see which candy you get and roll a four sided die to get the number of pieces you get for each. There will be battles, but the good news it since the candy is fun sized you can eat as much as you wand during battle to get the modifiers. This doesn’t take away from the total number of pieces you collected. You may not want to use all your candy though as whatever you collect from this game you can save and use in other adventures. There will be other things to collect as well.

You have emptied your backpack and are carrying no gear except for your costume, so you can fill it full of candy. You enter the grove and proceed to the first house.

  1. This is the house of Jace Smears. The owner of Jace’s auto in the inner city. His house is lightly decorated. A few cobwebs and spiders. He answers the door wearing a sombrero and poncho and for some reason an eye patch.

  2. As you approach the house of Velma Myers, you can hear the sound of meowing. It almost sounds like a chorus. She answers the door wearing too tight black spandex and cat ears. Inside you can see at least a dozen cats covering every surface.

  3. As you are walking towards this house someone steps out from behind the bushes. They are wearing a mask over their face and a hoodie pulled up. They pull out a knife and make a threatening motion with it.

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    After dealing with the bully you head up to the house. Matthew knoks is there he stumbles to the door. He is drunk as usual and has eaten most of the candy. Whatever you roll reduce it by one.

    A. As you are walking down the path, you hear a little cry for help. There is a small path leading to the left. (This is optional) You follow the path and find a small clearing. There are two wild dogs there bawling at a tree. You can see a small kid has climbed up the tree. They call out to you to drive off the dogs. After it is over he climbs down. He thanks you and says they were probably after these. He pulls out three dog biscuits. He gives them to you. They give a +2 to your dog in combat.

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  4. You walk up to door of a small yellow home. Ryce Roads answers the door she is wearing a nurse’s orderly outfit. However this is not a costume she must be working tonight. She has deep bags under her eyes like she has been up all night at the casino again. She hands you some candy and heads on her way.

    E1. The path comes to a bridge that crosses over a small stream. There is no other way across and the bridge is damaged. You can swim across with a body challenge of 5. If you are dressed as the nerd you can use your suspenders to repair the bridge with a mind challenge of 6. You can convince others to help you by forming a human chain across the water with a spirit challenge of 7. If you have to swim you get wet and get a -1 to body for the rest of game.

  5. Harold Ocmear the dentist answers the door dressed in his lab coat and equipment. He drops a toothbrush in your bag with a big grin.

    B. There is a path leading towards the old dumps. You find yourself drawn towards it. Do you go and explore? (optional) You walk along the path up a little ridge. From here you can see the the huge piles of junk from the junk yard. It towers in the distance. For a moment you think you can see something moving. Then it gets closer. It looks like a flying head. It is Hassy’s Head. She has escaped from her refrigerator. If you are dressed as a monk you can drive her off with the cross, however she does not drop anything. If you defeat her she drops a Lumina eclipse soda from her neck hole.

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  6. You approach the house of Missy Dripps. She is decked out in pink a s a ballerina. She gets a little to excited and drips two hand fulls in your bag.

    D. There is a path heading towards the center of Apple Grove. That is where the apple tree cluster is. You feel compelled to go there. (optional) As you walk along the bridge you can see movement in the shadows. There is something moving among the trees. It is tall and slender. It moves with a bit of a jerking motion. You are about to turn an leave, when Hans Trapp the living scarecrow leaps from the shadows. If defeated he drops a large knife +1 to body 2 lbs

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  7. As you head towards this house a small street gang shows up. It is the Punkies. Halloween bullies lead by the punkie king and queen. There are five of them. The king, Queen, and three gang members. You can do battle or give them each a piece of candy to go away.

    Punkie King 5 7 4
    Punkie Queen 4 7 5
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  8. You walk up the path to Max Potts house. It is over the top with decorations and he answers the door dressed as Elvira Mistress of the Dark. He does his best to be seductive, but fails miserably.

    E2. As you walk down the path the way is blocked by thick bushes. If you are dressed as the knight, you can use your wooden sword to break through with a body challenge of 5. A spirit challenge of 5 can convince someone to lend you their ghost costume to cover yourself and crawl under. If not you will have to crawl under and find out that there is poison ivy growing there and take -1 to body and -1 to mind.

    C. There is a path leading to the right. (optional) As you walk down the path you notice a white van with it’s doors open. There is a strange man in a skeleton mask talking to some kids. He looks like he is trying to get them into the van. He drops two hand fulls of candy. (roll for each)

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  9. You approach a bright orange house. The house of the pumpkin lady. So called, because no one knows her name. She keeps pumpkins on her porch all year long and always dresses in orange. She comes to the door with a big orange t shirt that looks like a jack o lantern. She has a green stem sticking up from her bright orange hair. She drops two Reese’s peanut butter pumpkin candies into your bag. (That is all, don’t roll)

  10. As you walk up to the door you hear screaming inside. The door flies open and a man falls to the ground with a knife sticking out of his chest. A woman stand in the doorway covered in blood watching you. You start to run when you notice the man on the ground is also watching your reaction. They both begin to smile. He gets up and hands you your candy.

  11. As you approach the last house three large wild dogs come into view. You can either do battle with them, or give them to dog biscuits to pass by them. There are three do battle for each.

    Wild Dogs 6 6 5

    After that you are eager to get your last house done. You run up an knock and Ethan Jacksin answers the door dressed as a disney princess. He give your you candy and you head out of Apple Grove.

Wards and charms

By now you should know things like hymns and making the sign of the cross, and sword verses. How about wards and charms. It is a long history of crosses and amulets and such trinkets, even in Christianity and Judaism. Pretty much everyone knows the crosses and crucifixes. A ward is a symbol that you put faith in that it repels or turns away an evil presence. If you ever read books such as “It was a dark and creepy night” a book of true stories collected by josh warren. You will have read the story of the demonic presence in a room that a woman placed her rosaries on the door handle to trap in the evil spirit in the room. She found that the cross on the rosaries had been bent.

Rosaries have a long history of turning away evil, when used in prayer. Another is the Hashem hand. It is the hand with an eye in the center. It is believed to turn away the evil eye. Jews believed that an angry or envious look from others would place a small curse on you so they carried the hand as a ward to keep away the evil eye.

Of course the Bible is considered a holy book and there for drives away evil. There have been many disasters where a bible has remained unharmed even through tornadoes and housefires. I know someone who had their house catch on fire and a bible they kept on the coffee table survived unharmed while the table itself was destroyed.

Another is the Mezuzah from Judaism. It is a small tube that contains part of the Torah the original test of the Bible in Hebrew. You attach it to your doorframe or windows to protect you home from evil and disaster. Many believe in this. They make some that you can wear on your person or in a keychain form to carry with you. But you have to be respectful, as they contain the true name of God.

An adventurer’s tool you should carry with you, is a piece of chalk. It can be used to mark paths, as well as to draw symbols, and form a magic circle. A magic circle is basically a simple, unbroken circle you draw around yourself and charge with energy, either blood or psychic energy forced through your left hand. This forms a barrier that block other energy from passing through it, however this does not prevent physical objects to pass through and if they do the circle is broken. It can be one  way to block spirits, curses, ect. People use to put circles of salt or something similar to protect themselves while they slept.

Many Christians carry a relic medal, a small medal with the image of a saint on it. The idea is that the saint will be with them spiritually and intercede on their behalf. Whatever their special skill was when they were alive. There are patron saints for pretty much everything. The medals are cast their the saints picture, and some may have been touched to the relics of that saint. Those are also called touch pieces and will have a small patch of cloth on the back. It comes from the new testament, where small clothes were touched to the apostles and carried to the sick and were made well again.

Amendment to my last post

My last post was about prepping. Someone pointed out a few things I overlooked. One, the number one thing you should have in your prepping gear is God. God can see you through anything, even feed you with manna from heaven. When the Israelites trekked though the wilderness, their clothes did not tatter, their sandals did not wear out, God provided food and water, even quail for meat. God (through faith) can meet our needs. We should not put our faith in our preps.

Provided we do not think too much of ourselves, prepping is not bad.  God never said we couldn’t put things back or plan ahead, but he wants to make it clear that we are to put him first. Not look to ourselves for security. Not to stockpile everything and then say I did all this alone and need no one, not even God. Because then God will strike us down and prove how wrong we were.

Remember the parable of the rich farmer, who had a large harvest so he tore down his granaries and built bigger ones.

Luke 12:13-21New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Rich Fool

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”

16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’

18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

The rich man thought highly of himself, Did not thank God for what he had, sought to be lazy and was stingy with his possessions. First you should thank God for what you have. God will take care of you, He will take care of your loved ones, put him first in your life. Then you may seek to store up supplies, and gain new skills if you wish, but don’t put your security in them, no one knows what the future will hold. No one can be truly prepared for anything, except God.

Preparedness What does it mean

Prepping is more than stockpiling gear, food, and supplies. It is about being ready for any situation. No amount of gear will save your life if you don’t know how to use it. No amount of knowledge will help you if you don’t have the strength to endure or utilize it. No amount of physical prowess, or knowledge will save you if you don’t have the attitude or will to survive.

So prepping is about getting your body ready and in shape. It is also about learning the skills to utilize in the event something happens. It is also about developing the spirit and will to push forward and not give up. As God said, I did not give you a spirit of fear. God made us to be champions of his will, to endure and grow and push through the tough times. Not to give up or back down when things get hard or even crazy.

So being prepared is more than buying stuff and hoping you will have what you need. You have to think ahead. Plan things out and have a back up plan if things so bad. One thing that people often over look. Their soul. There is really only one plan for salvation. Jesus. Yet people overlook it. Think they will worry about that stuff later. It usually isn’t until a crisis happens that they finally start to call on God. Well that is something you shouldn’t wait till the last second to do. A friend’s brother was talking texting her one day. His last text was that he had better get off the phone, before he had an accident. Well he did. He didn’t survive it either. two things you can take from that. One don’t text while you are driving. He wasn’t paying attention and drifted into the oncoming lane without realizing it. He clipped the front end of a truck and killed everyone involved.  Second he had just turned his life over to Jesus, before this accident. Even joined a church. His soul was saved. I can’t speak for the others involved though.

I had this dream. I was standing in our church. I was dressed in white, while everyone else there was dressed in navy blue. They were all matching outfits. I was the only one different. We were preparing for a wedding. It was Jesus’s wedding and I wasn’t ready. I knew that I wasn’t prepared. I hadn’t given over my life fully to God.

This brings back the parable Jesus spoke of the king who invited his many guests, but they all made excuses as to why they couldn’t come. So the king sent out his servants and invited everyone he could find. Many came to the wedding, but he saw a man there who had on no wedding garment. He did not prepare himself for the wedding. The king had him taken and thrown out into the outer darkness where there will be wailing an gnashing of teeth. No one can come to the lord if they do not prepare themselves. Surrender and confess any hidden sin your life. Humble yourself before him and he will forgive. Don’t wait about your soul, you never know how long you will have before your time comes. Don’t let that be the one thing you aren’t prepared for. Many bad times are coming on the horizon. The world is getting scarier. That is why all the prepping thing is becoming so popular. Russia, China, North Korea. Even just the shootings, and rapists, and rioting here in America, all on the rise. That doesn’t even include Mother nature’s wrath that is picking up. Don’t wait about salvation. For you or your family. You husbands and wives, You children. If you love them, talk to them about the future of their souls. Pray together.

Children and Self defense

01altarboydefencegg5.jpgReading through the news and a little shocked by the number of child sex assault charges and attempted kidnappings. Seems a little out there. What the heck is going on in the world. Anyway, it is more important than ever to teach you children proper safety. Everyone knows the stranger danger pitch, but it doesn’t end there. It is unfortunate that a lot of the articles I read involved family members. That is perhaps the worst part. Most parents don’t want to talk to their kids about certain issues, believe they aren’t old enough to understand, but  our children are smarter that we think. They understand concepts better than many adults these days. It is important to build avenues about uncomfortable topics so that kids will feel safe coming to you about them. These predator will try to induce fear to keep them silent, so you have to build that trust between you.

Now about self defense. I believe it is important to teach your children proper self defense. They may not be strong, but they can do plenty to keep themselves safe. In one article a man tried to lure a child in using the “I just need directions” line. he tried to get him to get in the passenger seat. As the child approached he noticed the man had himself exposed and was masturbation. The child ran to the public school and told his teachers. The man fled. This child knew what to do, but it is unfortunate that many don’t or don’t even get the chance. They are just grabbed off the street by one or  more perpetrators. Or lured away by a family member or friend of the family, with lies.

Children need to be taught that it is okay, to say no, or to run to a public place if someone is making them feel uncomfortable.  They should be taught to throw a punch, kick a shin, and attract attention from anyone nearby. This last one will cause the purp to panic and possible flee out of fear.

There are a number of Christian self defense techniques as well. Most perpetrators don’t like the sign of the Cross. Teach them how. You use the thumb and first two fingers. Go from forehead to navel, then shoulder to shoulder. The idea instantly fills them with guilt and shame and may flee.

If they make a habit of wearing a cross or carrying  rosaries. There is the crucifix stab. You slip the crucifix between you  middle and ring finger and jab at the attacker with it. Aim for a sensitive area like an eye or the face. If yo have the sturdy kind, on a chain or with metal links, They can be swung pretty hard. Especially if you have the large cross on the end.

Masturbation and disaster survival

A taboo subject that we are pretty much all guilty of. Just another reason we need a savior. you can google it and find hundreds of lists about why it is bad/good. There are plenty of real reasons you shouldn’t and there really aren’t many benefits. It doesn’t relieve as much stress as people say and it doesn’t have the health benefits of sex. It does effect your brain the same way as heroine does. You eventually get addicted and need greater highs even to get it on. Lust can lead to taking risks if not kept in check. Even when getting caught could mean big trouble. Such as public places, where getting caught will mean a lifetime on the sex offender’s list that you will have to report when applying for jobs.  There is a great book called Every Man’s Battle. And I recommend Every Man. God’s Man. They give a lot of good information, I had no idea about the 72 hour cycle. It seams form men, there is the build up of semen that once the tank if full, we become very sensitive to stimuli. After about 3 days. This lead to the greater desire to masturbate or have sex. Was not aware of this. There is plenty more stuff in the books as well.

So the big question everyone brings up, is it really a sin? Well, no and yes. In that order. On the surface, no it isn’t. However it is directly connected to lust. Which is. If you can manage to masturbate without any other stimuli, such as porn or fantasy, then I guess it really isn’t a sin.  However to date no one has managed this.

This is a survival blog however, so lets move this into a different area. Let’s assume you agree you need to bring this under control. Even if you are married many Christian men still struggle with it. I brought up lust before in a different post. Part of changing your attitude in spiritual development. You want to first control your eyes. Bounce them away from sensual things. Capture your thoughts. It takes time. The books I mentioned go into greater detail as well as my other post.

However for survival talk, the first thing you need to do is admit it to yourself. You are a human being. No one is immune to lust. So take any guilt and drop it in the river. Yes, you know what I mean. Guilting yourself or throwing pity parties wont help you. So no need in holding onto it. Everyone has done it before anyway so we are all in the same boat. Go back and reread the second sentences of this post. Next you need a confidant. Someone you can talk to man to man (or woman to woman, men tend to struggle with this the most and have a harder time talking about struggles) You need to talk to someone. You may not like it, but it opens doors inside. Emotional doors that wont open otherwise. That is why the Bible says to confess with your mouth. There is just something about vocalizing things that helps. Brings things out into the light. Releases emotions and allows healing and forgiveness. Especially for men. So you need that connection. Once you make that first step it gets easier promise. They become an ally. That is what you need. you need to talk to them regularly. You will form a special bond with them. That is what everyone seeks in life anyway, even if they are not aware of it. We all want that bond with someone. That closeness with someone else. Not just a spouse, but also a same gender relationship. Someone that accepts us and validates us. It is affirming. It is why guys do stupid things as teenagers to try to impress their peers.

In the days to come. (the days of trouble) you are going to need these relationships, (so will they) You are going to need to count on each other. Having these relationships in you life can mean everything. This source of strength. That is why we need to surround ourselves with other Christians. For support and strengthening each other. To ,at times, hold each others hands (okay maybe not the best thing to say while speaking on this subject matter)

As this is a blog about surviving disasters, I should speak a little bit about them. Lust during a disaster is probably not going to be a big issue. Too much going on to worry about really. However if you find yourself completely turned on during a disaster and feel the need to slip out and spank one off, what should you do? Find your confidant, if possible. If they can not be reached find anyone else. Don’t be alone. If not possible try to pray. Focus on other things and let it pass. Avoid any un-necessary touching. Specially your genital regions. Very tough for guys, as your boners will rub the front of you jeans. If you read a previous post about music, You should have a hymn memorized. Repeat it to yourself. Nothing like a spiritual song to change your mood and strengthen your spirit.

The real threat would be when you are isolated and away from home. Like if you had to evacuate and drive for long periods. An isolated roadside rest stop or a motel. Okay the rest stop may just be me. Something about the isolated location and the graffiti covered walls. You see them in horror movies, (and comedies) as a source for things to happen. It is an unfamiliar location and holds a sort of energy. Like anything can happen. Motels are best known for their hook up point. You know the no-tell motel. One reason Bibles are placed there perhaps. So what to do if the urge hits or someone shows up and tries to incite something. Tell them no. Be polite and try to make it towards the door. Hopefully this will be enough. If they try to get forceful, hopefully any sexy feelings will leave and your fight or flight instincts will kick in. You need to leave. Now!

Okay, so while you are fighting this monkey on your back, be respectful of it. Don’t leave a mess. You know what I mean. And don’t become a predator. Cruising for your next high. Tempting others and using them for your own means. Even if they are willing. God hates those who tempt others to sin. You will become a well of sin leading others away from God. Filling them with shame or guilt. Maybe not all of them, but some of them will wake up the next morning and realize what they have done. Especially if it is the bar scene.

 

Prayer Mapping

This is something I happened to stumble on, that I had never heard of. I had heard of praying for your country, but this is more personalized. This can be a good idea to do for your surrounding area or homestead as well as any traveling or hiking trips. Don’t forget while out and about to make the sign of the cross on the ground of areas you are praying for. (not required, but can’t hurt)

What is Prayer Mapping?
If you look at a state map, what does it tell you? Roads, highways, directions, points of interest, topical information like mountains and waterways and elevations, city and town names, locations of parks. The map makes it easy to navigate around the state. A prayer map or spiritual map tries to provide information in the spiritual realm as a regular map does in the natural realm. It is looking at a geographic territory from a spiritual perspective. The purpose? There is only one bottom line reason to prepare a prayer map for a city, town or region: in order to pray effectively to bring that territory under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The prayer map assesses the current spiritual conditions in the area so that a strategy can be drawn to recover any ground currently in the possession of the enemy, Satan, and his demonic hoard.
For those who don’t think the occult has any power, or is not real. Read 1 Samuel chapter 28. Where king Saul finds a medium who practices the occult and summons the spirit of the dead prophet Samuel. If you believe the Bible then this would seem to imply that psychic phenomena is real as well as performing séances. Then things like witchcraft and voodoo are not far from believable to. Of course we should never do this. Summoning spirits, quiji boards and  such things are dangerous and opens your lives up to the demonic. I have read many such encounters.
This is my plan to use prayer mapping. With it to break the spirit of darkness in my surrounding area and to protect it. I am constructing a crude map of the area I live in and sectioning off areas. I along with my trusted friends will pray every day for our area and each other. Asking in intercessory prayer and for the protection of the angels. If you are planning on a trip somewhere or hiking/ camping get a map of the area or google map and plot out your location and pray for the area ahead of time to loosen it from any negative energy. Some locations have a history of accidents or tragic events. Do your research ahead of time.
Here is Anthony’s podcast about accidents and violent crimes on trail hikes. It can give you an idea of what goes on in areas that you probably never thought of. If you want to know about your home, or residence you can check out diedinhouse.com, for a small fee they will tell you about anything that went on in your home and if anyone died there. But of course all the stuff they tell you is public records so you can go to your local library and check this stuff out yourself. I think their fee is 10.00 so not a bad price if you are busy and or lazy.
Episode 66 haunted hikes

Episode 52 trouble on the trailhead
What goes into a prayer map?
The prayer map consists of all the scraps of information that can be gathered about a region that will give clues to what is really going on behind the scenes, supernaturally. If you have a detective’s heart or love mysteries you may be made for prayer mapping. You gather clues, piece them together, apply some natural and supernatural wisdom, pray for help and come up with a prayer map that can be the basis of effective prayer.
You are looking specifically for blessings and curses that influence the territory of interest. You are determining how far the gospel has penetrated your region and how much work still needs to be done.
In my area I know that satanic worship has been going on. In ft. Smith the machete guy was a Satanist who was summoning demons. He attached a guy on the street who just said something to him, that wasn’t even hostile. He pulled out a machete and killed him and attacked a second guy. When questioned he said it was like watching a movie. He had no control over what he was doing. They went to his home and found an altar to satan and occult books and symbols painted on the walls in red. It was tested but not blood. Although there were red hand prints so it was intended to look like blood. Many of the symbols were like something from the lesser book of solomon. An occult book used for summoning angels and demons. (don’t mess with it trust me). So there are probably curses going on around that area. We have also been having weird weather. Thousands of drum fish have died off in the Ozark river and black birds have been falling out of the sky in the thousands each year around new years day. Plus natural disasters such as tornadoes and bad storms. Oh and lots of house fires. I know of several friends who have lost everything. One I would like to note about happened Friday. A friend’s house burned down and her living room was completely burned and her coffee table. It was completely destroyed but she had a Holy Bible sitting on top of it. It was untouched. The table was lost, but the Bible was perfectly fine.

In addition to prayer
In addition to prayer you can hang symbols of faith. Like crosses and crucifixes. (Of course it is one’s faith that protects.) You can sprinkle blessed salt in the area around your base camp or homestead. Scratch the sign of the cross in places in the ground along the perimeter of the area you desire to be blessed. Pray for any lingering spirits to be laid to rest or to vacate the area. Sprinkle holy water on rocks trees and your home said with the Lord’s prayer. Some burry a statue of a saint in the yard (homestead only unless you plan to dig it up again.) Park rangers wont be to happy about you digging up camp sites.
Making good use of your prayer map
Suppose you have now gathered a substantial amount of material about your city. You need a strategy to use it for maximum effectiveness. You need discernment to understand what is important and what is not. You now need prayer and fasting and a plan.
Hopefully you are not in this alone. There should be others who are sharing this prayer load with you and who will be able to help you discern various pieces of the puzzle. For best results gather a small band together who all had different personalities and gifts. No one person had all the insight or all the answers. But together we can have an amazing amount of accurate discernment and a good working strategy to utilize it.
As you begin delving into a strategy for reclaiming your community for Jesus Christ, it is important to understand spiritual authority and legal rights. Satan only possesses the territory in any city where he has the legal right and spiritual authority to do so. Where sin has entered in or curses have been placed on the land, Satan controls it.
You will not be able to reverse all that unless you first understand your own authority level and unless you are properly submitted to the authority over you. Sin in your own life will not only cancel your efforts to eject the enemy, it will open you and your family to attack, sometimes quite severely. The spirit of darkness will not be happy with your interference. However you can be protected under the Lord’s authority.
Your next step is to hold a prayer meeting with all the interested prayer partners and all the materials laid out for investigation. Begin by humbling yourselves and asking God to reveal what strongholds and curses are holding your community back from receiving the gospel. Pray over the materials and ask God to show you what is important. Usually, certain things will begin to jump out and there will be confirmation among the group.
The individual plan for each area or city will be different so there is no absolute formula to follow. What I believe will be part of every strategy is prayer, fasting, prayer walking and a constant seeking of the Holy Spirit about what step to take next and exactly how to proceed.
Generally you will be taking down strongholds in your community by uncovering what they are, repenting of any original sins which enabled them to stake a legal claim on your land, cleansing and re-consecrating the ground and pronouncing blessings where there were once curses. There may be times when you need to pray about certain individuals or entire families that you know of.
Also you should note to pray for your local Law enforcement, Fire fighters, and first responders. These individuals are the ones putting themselves in physical harms way and will be doing the arm-work in the areas you are praying for. Also it should be important to list and pray for your community leaders.
Mathew 18 :18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Pray for cursed broken, blessings to be given, light shine down on areas. Pray for love to be spread. For people to open their hearts ect.
As we take back authority from the enemy we are proclaiming; “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10) as Jesus taught in the prayer we call the “The Lord’s Prayer.” Prayer mapping is just one tool in our arsenal to bring the kingdom of God alive in our city or community. By praying with divine insight our prayers are targeted and effective.
Don’t forget to pray for the animals in your area as well. Many go forgotten or over looked. Thank you.
I am doing the history research thing. Here in my area we have had weird weather. I live along highway 22 which spans several small towns to Ft. Smith. I work in Ozark and have a few friends there as well as scattered family. This is the area I am going to pray for. I have located the local fire departments and law enforcement. I have chosen a few names to pray for specifically.  We have  had more than a few house fires around here. There have been so many it is scary. Including a few friends who lost everything. I am going to recruit a few of my friends to pray with me. Try to set up a network or something.  We may pray each week or on some kind of schedule. Of course I pray for my family and home each night. The Lord said where every two or more are gathered, there shall I be. Matthew 18:19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”
First search your heart and confess any sin and talk with God about how you feel. Free yourself from anything that would hinder your prayer.
We will start off with simple prayers for the towns and cities.
In Jeremiah 29:7 we are told “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper”  If we can protect our area, the misfortune and spirit of darkness that is infecting the rest of the nation will be kept out and not be able to spread through out our cities and lives. Kind of like a little bubble in the ocean. But if we stay faithful we can hold it back.
“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24–‐26
“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” Psalm 29:11
Then for the local law enforcements to be protected and to protect the innocent and bring evil to light. Then for the fire departments. For their protection and for them to save lives and animals. Then for the first responders for them to be swift and effective. For God to use them for the benefit of the people.
Then for God to place his holy angels over these areas. For the angels to influence these areas and for a spiritual rising for the people.
Such spiritual oppression often stems from things such as involvement in the occult, false teaching, and sexual immorality, or from keeping idols or magic books in the house (Deut. 7:24-26).
Oppression can also come from outside through curses and witchcraft or from within ourselves because we harbor hatred, bitterness , malice and unforgiveness in our hearts
(Matthew 18:21-35).
The symptoms of demonic oppression include:
1. Hopelessness, despair, loss of confidence, spiritual anguish and struggle, the constant feeling of accusation or of being ‘unclean’ in some way.
2. The sense of being cursed or of being the victim of some malicious spiritual force. A feeling that hatred, malice or envy is being directed at you in order to destroy you.
3. An out-of-control thought life, very vivid fantasies and daydreams, being unable to think straight. Numerous fears.
4. A sense of being ‘blocked’ or stifled in one’s Christian life. A pronounced loss of enthusiasm for spiritual things.
5. Addictions, compulsions, lying, impulsiveness, habitual folly, excessive materialism, being hyper-critical, outbursts of anger, a long line of broken relationships.
6. The feeling of being attacked, strangled or seduced by spirits during one’s sleep. Seeing dark shapes. Hearing seducing, accusing or very demanding voices.
7. Unusual , even bizarre accidents and illnesses, constant financial problems, a continual lack of success in life despite one’s best efforts.
“The Lord will keep you from all harm–‐He will watch over your life: the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and evermore.” Psalm 121:7–‐8
Also we are going to pray for the animals in our region. The strays, the cattle, the pets, the animal shelters. I have always cared deeply about the lost animals and abused. I would include a prayer for God to loose a special angel of light to attend to these animals and see to their welfare.
God shine your light on us and your name be praised. May this post bring you glory and may all those who read it start praying for their homes and cities.