Add prayer to your armor

Ephesians Bible Background

10.04.2016 – New Testament: Eph 6.18–20

To read the Bible in a year, read Ephesians 6 on October 4, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Satan hurls fiery darts at us relentlessly, aiming for any opening we make, whether our belief in the truth, our lives of righteousness, our preparation for the Gospel, our living by faith, our thoughts on salvation, and whether we use the word of God or not. If we protect all those areas, we do well, but if we do not keep in constant contact with our Commander-in-Chief, we shall suffer defeat, for He knows what Satan does in our lives. Therefore, we have to speak to our Commander often, or as Paul said after he spoke of putting on the armor of God,

…praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak (Ephesians 6.18–20). 

Pray relentlessly! Pray that you may speak as you ought to speak, and pray the same for others, especially preachers, because as each year passes, they shall come under assault more and more from the anti-Christians forces that have arisen in the Western World.

Questions:

  • How often do you pray?
  • For what do you pray?
  • Are your prayers only about temporal concerns, such as the ill, the travelers, and so on?

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