Praying at All Times

Ephesians 6:18–20 (ESV)18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Paul does not list prayer as a piece of armor to “take up”, but he does mention prayer as a necessary action of the believer. In the end, our armor is not enough for the battle. We need to be in constant communication with our Father. We need his powerful presence and work in our lives and we need to pray for others too.

Why do we find it a struggle to pray? Very few Christians would say that their prayer life is what it should be. Most of us would say it falls far short. Our Father has given us unhindered access to go to him and cast all of our cares on him. He hears and he answers our prayers. Prayer is a wonderful privilege and an indispensable practice if we are going to stand strong in this world for Christ.

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