Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints - Ephesians 6:18
When I saw the picture above it caused me to laugh. I don't know who first penned that quote, but I love it. That is exactly the woman I aspire to be not only for my family, but my friends, my co-workers, and this world at large.
I believe that we as a people should be praying at all times, not just when trouble settles in but even in the good times. Because we know that the good times will not always be around. Praying over the things that could come as well as those things that are happening will keep us ever vigilant, close to Christ, and our mind focused on the right thing.
Prayer is a language of love, which allows us to communicate with our Lord and Savior. Not only do we speak to Him, but He moves on the inside of us and speaks to us, as well. Starting our day off with a spirit of prayer allows us to set our mind for the day. It enables us to yield to His Spirit as He dictates the way we should go in our day.
Continuing to pray throughout the day protects us from the snares of this world, and allows us to walk in the supernatural realm. It's easy for us to get caught up in the worldly ways and material things, when we are constantly surrounded by them through media and reality. Yet, if we're ever praying it's easy for us to remain centered on the things that matter most.
Am I saying we should worry constantly? No! For worry derives from fear, and we know that fear is the trick of the enemy and it does not derive from the Lord, 2 Timothy 1:7. Instead, I am saying that we should always be on the watch so that we do not encounter devastation and destruction from the enemy's hands, 1 Peter 5:8.
My children and my husband joke that I pray about everything including a dead dog in the street. My prayers are prompted by the urging in my heart, and a desire to draw closer to the Lord. I have often heard people say were it not for their grandmother or their mother praying for them they don't know where they would be. Perhaps, if we all took a moment to pray for something or someone other than ourselves we could all be always covered in prayer.
Starting your day off with prayer will give you the balance and strength you need to face whatever comes your way. Continuing to pray throughout the day will ward off the enemy's plans and keep you under protection from the Almighty. It is an act that brings about humbleness and allows you to submit to His will and authority over your life.
Kick your week off with prayer and continue to pray throughout the day, trusting in Him to lead you in perfect peace.
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