Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Key to Making the Armor Effective!

Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Paul exhorted the Thessalonians to "Pray without Ceasing." If our warfare and armor are to be effective without any chinks in them, we must be people of prayer. It has rightly been said, "Preaching moves people but prayer moves God." We must pray everday, at all times, and with one voice.

There should never be a time when we aren't in such communion with the Father that we couldn't ask anything in Jesus' name and not only know that we've been heard, but that it's been done for us! The great revivalist Leonard Ravenhill said, "You can say words and not pray. You can pray and never say a word."

You don't have to get down in a specific posture physically to pray. You don't have to use eloquent words to pray. You don't have to say anything verbally at all. Just communicate from your heart through the Holy Spirit to God. In doing so, we are redeeming the time b/c the days are evil.

* Pray for the lost!
* Pray for Kings/elected leaders!
* Pray for your children!
* Pray for your church leaders!
* Pray for your spouse!
* Pray for the sick!
* Pray for the suffering!
* Pray for those enduring temptation! And if you run out of things to pray for,
* Pray for all men everywhere!

In other words, time spent in prayer is never wasted! Take time, no make time to pray! Talk to God, and experience the power of the Holy Spirit, His fullness and joy in your life! The hymn-writer said it this way: "Put on the Gospel Armor. Each piece put on with prayer!" Fight the good fight on your knees this week! God Bless!


Colvin5776 said...

How apporprate for me!!...this whole week I am going to be in well as my church...As Manley Besiley said Prayer is laying the tracks for the Locomotive to come!

Ken Petzold said...

Thanks Bro. Nathan. We need to have prayer be an all consuming part of our lives. May all of our requests be all about God. We are strongest and best prepared for the battle when we are on our knees in prayer. You and your family are always in our prayers.