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Monday, March 19, 2012


Today’s post is the eighth and final in a series about putting on the full armor of God

Ephesians 6:18: And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Now that we’re armed, how do we battle as a soldier in God’s army? We pray.

We pray in the Spirit—in the name of Jesus; led by the Spirit living in us; focusing on how Jesus taught us to pray and with God’s good will in our hearts.

We pray on all occasions. Throughout the day and night. Every day and every night. When we are quiet. When we are worried. When we are in crisis. When we are thankful. Whenever.

We pray for all kinds of things. For the necessities of life; we pray for health for ourselves and others. We pray for protection from evil and from harm. We pray for circumstances and crises and trials. We pray in thanksgiving. We pray for ourselves and we pray for others.

We stay alert to what needs to be prayed about. We don’t just bring to God the same things every day we have always prayed about. We also bring to Him things He has brought to our attention; people He has placed in our lives.

And then we keep on praying. Clothed in righteousness; clothed in the light of Jesus. Armed by God.

That’s the true description of a prayer warrior. Onward into battle!

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for prayer. Holy Spirit, please open our hearts and eyes to what needs prayer. Please remind us that our will should be your will and that if we ask for what is your will, it will be granted. Please keep us praying in all circumstances and for all of your children. Amen.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? Are you a prayer warrior? What does that mean to you?


lynnmosher said...

Bring it all to the Lord and don't give up unless He says so! Great series, Carol! I always love studying our armor! Thank you for doing this! Blessings to you!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Lynn - thanks. Wearing Gods armor is a good look for you!

Pam B. said...

"I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day." (II Tim. 1:12) Thank you, Jesus, for peace of mind I receive when I pray.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - what a wonderful verse to remember each day and a wonderful reminder to start each day in prayer.

Pam B. said...

II Tim. 1:12 is what got me through each day during the 15 months Daniel spent in Afghanistan.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - ah, God gives us perfect Words for perfect peace.