Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Call of a Prayer Warrior - Part 4

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—"

We have considered the command to be a Prayer Warrior, the conditioning of a Prayer Warrior, and to close out this study, let us ponder over the concentration of a Prayer Warrior.

When God has conditioned and trained us to be mighty in prayer, whom do we pray for? God does not take us through the training to pray for ourselves. He trains us to pray for the needs of the Kingdom. God tells us in Eph. 6:18-19 where to focus our efforts as Prayer Warriors. We need to pray for the strength to fight the battle. We need to pray for the "saints," or believers, who fight alongside us. Too often in the church, we forget that we are in the battle together - we are not to be fighting each other. Paul prayed for the believers to gain spiritual wisdom (Eph. 1:15-21; 3:14-21). We also need to be praying for the sinners we fight for - the boldness to share the gospel. As we see, we pray for strength, saints, and sinners.

But, be aware, the more that we proceed in building the kingdom, the more opposition we will face. The more we do for God, the more we will find those who will oppose it. (And sadly, the opposition does not always come from outside the church).

Today, as you ponder and muse over these last couple of days challenge, will you step up and be a Prayer Warrior? Would you be an Aaron and Hur? We need to stoke the furnace of Prayer in this nation more than ever before. 

"Nothing of eternal significance has ever been accomplished outside of prayer."

Prayer: Father, I am willing to take a stand. I am willing to be used by You. Call me. Train me. Equip me. Use me. Amen. 

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