Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Call of a Prayer Warrior - Part 2

Ephesians 6:18 - "praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—" (emphasis mine)

Paul is giving us the command to be a Prayer Warrior. He is calling us to constantly live in a present state of prayer. Not the past, not the future, but right now at this moment. No believer, no church, no community, no nation on earth can ever rise above their prayer life.

The seriousness of praying like a warrior is highlighted by the "all's" in this passage. Always. All prayer. All perseverance. It is a call for a totality of prayer - in the believer and in the church. Paul speaks of prayer using two different Greek words in this verse. Proseuche (prayer) is a general term for prayer or the place of prayer. Deesis (supplication) carries the meaning of entreaty or want. In all forms of prayer, we should seek to be on the battlefront, to be warriors well equipped to do battle with the enemy forces. God desires for us to pray daily (I always tell my churches, two things to do every day - Read your Bible and Pray). God promises that when we truly seek Him, we can see great and mighty answers (Jeremiah 33:3).

Consider surrendering to God to be one of His Prayer Warriors. But, you say, I am not sure that I am to be a Prayer Warrior. I don't know if I am equipped to do this? Remember this - God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called. And, whom He calls, He equips. So, in our study together tomorrow, we will consider the conditioning of a Prayer Warrior.

Prayer: Father, give me ears to hear Your call upon my life. Prayer, place deep inside of my soul the call, the desire, the urgency to be one of Your Prayer Warriors. Amen.

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