Dear Vision, 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, Austin
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