Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Four Final Calls to Spiritual Battle
Pray in the Spirit
Romans 8: 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
In Romans 8, Paul implores Christ-followers to live as people of the Spirit. If we receive Christ, then we are in dwelt by the Holy Spirit. When we connect with God in prayer – it is a connection through the Holy Spirit – not just through our words.
Pray for all the Lord’s people
Matthew 6:9 “OUR Father” – Christ teaches a prayer meant to strengthen our relationship with God and with each other. (I appreciate and can feel the many prayers being lifted up for me by so many of you!)
Pray also for me
Asking for prayer can be a hard step for some of us. Asking others to pray for you helps reveal your heart and gives you spiritual direction and power in your life. What are your prayer requests? Who are you sharing them with?
Pray to be bold
Paul’s repeated request is to be “fearless” in sharing the Gospel. May our prayer request for one another give us the same desire to “know Christ and to make Him known.”