Written by Minister James Rathman
The Lord says to be prudent, which includes to pray and foresee, prepare, and plan in advance, the steps to take in dealing with upcoming evil and all situations.
However, is someone were to prioritize 'countering' evil and situations as opposed to prioritizing doing the will of God - which in turn would address evil and situations – they would be placing and empowering evil and situations as false gods.
Prioritizing prayer to prepare and to do the exact 'will and love' of God empowers God in one's life.
Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
1st Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.