Today's scriptures: Ephesians 6:18-20
We know we need to put on the armor of God to be ready to meet the enemy
head-on. But the armor needs just one more thing … one very important thing:
We need to cover ourselves, those we love, and the entire church of Christ in
prayer. More than once, Paul wrote of praying “at all times” or “without
ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We should be praying for provision, protection, and
peace. We should be praying for firm and grounded faith. We should be praying
for boldness to share the truth of the gospel of Christ.
And we should pray for the softening of hearts of those who have yet to come to
We should also pray for those who have been called into ministry: pastors,
missionaries, mission leaders, ministry leaders. Not everyone has the gift of
preaching or teaching or evangelizing. And those of us who’ve been gifted in
other ways need to offer prayerful support.
Just as Paul asked for the prayers of the Christians at Ephesus, so should we
pray for those who are boldly and regularly proclaiming God’s truth.
Make it a habit—one of the better habits—to pray for others. At all times.