Recall the story of Elisha's ability to hear the voice of God as recorded in 2 Kings 6. The enemy king of Israel, the king of Syria, often laid out his plans as to how he intended to attack Israel.
On one occasion, he told his servants that he was going to a certain place to set up camp. After he did so, Elisha "heard about it" and warned the king of Israel. This caused great frustration to the Syrian king. He was puzzled that Elisha could learn of his plans, and suspected that one of his own servants was a traitor, telling Elisha all the secrets of the king.
But that was not the case.
Finally, one of the Syrian king's servants set the king straight. "None of us are doing that, O King. The truth is, Elisha hears the words you speak - even when spoken in your bedroom!"
What was going on? The answer is simple - yet astounding. Elisha had such a relationship with God, that God chose to share His own heart with Elisha - and did so to protect His own people!
If you are on the safety team of your church you must understand the truth of Psalms 127:1 - "...unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."
In this passage we are told that all of our efforts in church safety are not enough. THEY ARE NOT ENOUGH!
It will take more. And that "more" is the leadership and guidance of Almighty God. It may well be that a disaster at your church is avoided simply because the Lord warned you and your team.
Pray, team, pray. The prayers of your safety team could actually thwart the intentions of someone who came to your church to harm your congregation.
James was right, "the prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much...(James 5)."