Kneeling to Pray [2]

Read Ephesians 6:10-20 with Daniel 9:3-19

We are exhorted often in Scripture to be a people who pray without ceasing. What does that look like in our life. These verses of Ephesians 6:18-20 give us a picture of such prayer, which is not only a means of grace, but an activity of the church militant. In truth, as Paul closes this section on spiritual warfare, he shows that prayer is vital to standing against the schemes of Satan. The strength of any church ministry rest, in measure, upon the prayers of the church.

Kneeling to Pray

Read Ephesians 6:10-20 with Hebrews 4:14-16

After describing the various pieces of the Armour of God, which are necessary for Christians to be able to stand and withstand the schemes of Satan, Paul directs us to the chief means of grace given through the High Priestly ministry of Jesus Christ - All-Prayer; "praying always with all prayer and supplication..." Like the warfare, and being equipped with the armour of God, Paul has chiefly in mind the church praying. Even when reading The Lord's Prayer and Hebrews 4:14-16, preeminently it is corporate prayer in focus. Are you as a church kneeling to pray as you stand strong in the Lord and the power of his might?