I am very excited that we are a Bible church. We go from verse to verse. Today we will see the need to be always praying. Prayer is a great spiritual weapon. We desperately need the power of God and His working in all of our lives. I hope you will search your heart today and grow in your prayer life. Consider the following points with me today in the message:
Prayer causes Satan to fear
Satan does not fear our eloquence or perseverance
Satan does not fear our understanding of prayer
He fears the fact that a needy child of God comes to the mighty throne of God
Notice the use of the three words all, all prayer, all perseverance, all saints
Notice that we are to be praying always
This letter is being written from prison but notice that Paul does not ask that they pray that God get him out of prison
Notice that he does not ask for more comfortable circumstances
His instruction is that they pray for all saints not just him
Their prayer for him is to be that he will have boldness and know what to pray
Could it be that our prayers are too selfish?
How much do we pray for all saints more than for ourselves?
How many of our prayers are for our comfort and physical needs more than spiritual needs?
Notice that in the model prayer there is only one line of the entire prayer that had to do with this physical world Matthew 6:11
Notice how closely these instructions to prayer are related to spiritual warfare
Notice that getting the gospel out correctly and with boldness was the main emphasis of this instruction
Prayer is getting alone with God no matter where you are Matthew 6:6
Prayer is spiritual warfare and Satan will hinder your prayers every way that he can
Causing your mind to wander
Causing you to doubt that prayer works
Causing you to be discouraged
Causing you to focus on yourself
Causing you to focus on physical rather than spiritual causes
Don’t miss tonight’s service as we have our Quarterly Youth Led service.
Pray without ceasing,