KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
In our key scripture the Holy Spirit tells us to employ prayer as a vital part of the spiritual war. He did not give any specific symbol within the armour but gives us clearly how we must approach this great act of praying.
He said prayer must be made always. Prayer is indispensable for the Christian. Prayer gives God an access to intervene in the affairs of men. Prayer creates a channel for the divine to fully impact on the natural. In Luke 18:1 the Bible reported our Lord Jesus said the following to the disciples “And He spake a parable unto them to the end that “men ought always to pray and not to faint”. The emphasis is on praying always and not to give up. As men we would continually have to rely on God to conquer the wicked unseen adversaries.
Our Lord Jesus kept a consistent prayer life. He was so committed to His prayers that His disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. Apostle Paul wrote to the brethren in Rome and said the following “Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulations, continuing instant in prayer. Romans 12:12.
A consistent praying Christian, will have a successful life Persistent in prayer is a sign of one’s faith in the Lord. The Lord asked after talking about the need to persist in prayer, the following question. “…. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh shall he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8
One major attack of the devil on a lot of Christians is to occupy them with all kinds of concerns. They get so occupied such that they just don’t know how to maintain a consistent prayer life. The worse people are those who are so busy working for God, yet they cannot have enough time to wait in the presence of the Father. Some are so busy preaching, meeting people, counselling, visiting, yet they would not have the time to pray. Dear child of God, this is extremely dangerous. The Lord is your strength. The Lord is your guide and guard. Your main access to all these is prayer. In Mark 3:14 the Bible said “And he ordained twelve that they should be with Him and that he might send them forth to preach”.
Your calling is to first to be with the Lord, before you are sent forth to work for Him.
Don’t put the cart before the horse. It is prayer, prayer and prayer before the rest would come.
I pray always. I do not allow anything to take the place of prayer in my life. I am strengthened in my prayer, guarded and guided, all in prayer.
Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing”.