Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
After Paul gave a good description of the spiritual armour and warfare, he talks about prayer. This really explains why many Christians are not living victoriously. Without the full armour in place, we expose ourselves to unnecessary attacks and failures at the battle field. If we ignore the spiritual armour and jump straight to prayer, we struggle and in some instances waste time. We have to understand what prayer entails; it is warfare. The devil can stop our prayers from going and likewise stop the answers to our prayers. So the whole armour is not by choice but a must for effective prayer. If we bypass our protection and go attacking the enemy, we make a mistake. For God to give us armour to use clearly means our enemy is no push over. So far as you call yourself a Christian, you have no choice than to fight. There is no exemption for anyone, we have to fight the enemy all the time in prayer. It is time to get things done the right way. It is time to be serious Christians. It is time to be prayer warriors. It is time to resist the devil with our whole armour and prayer.
May we be fully equipped to stand as good soldiers of Christ. Have a blessed Wednesday.
*Prayer:*1. God please help me to be a proper soldier, fit for your kingdom.
2. Holy Spirit please empower me to be a prayer warrior, to be ready for battle everyday.