I think I mentioned that I was doing the Priscilla Shirer Armor of God study in one of my older posts, but I wanted to share some of it with y’all because it’s just THAT good. Week one was all about prayer. And for the most part I felt that I was pretty good a praying, but I realized that I definitely need to step up my game.
Prayer releases all your eternal resources. Prayer literally brings down the power of heaven into your experience. It is the activity that activates your spiritual armor and makes it effective. ⬅️ BOOM!
Prayer alerts the enemy to your awareness of his intentions while safeguarding you from his attacks. It is what weakens and unravels all his ploys against you. ⬅️ WHOA!
So I’ve been thinking about those two passages a lot. Every time I feel defeated, every time I feel overwhelmed, angry, sad, fear, doubt.. I KNOW that is the devil. I can see and hear his awful voice telling me lies. BUT I am a daughter of God and His word is true. The devil is literally a LIAR.. trying to deceive us into thinking we are less than what we are. But YALL we are of the one true KING. We should walk around with our heads so high knowing that we are capable of absolutely ANYTHING with Christ. But we must pray and stay connected to the Him or we will fall.
Priscilla Shirer says that unless prayer is a vital and thriving part of your life, you will never achieve spiritual victory. You will forever be spinning your wheels until you are grounded in prayer. Prayer is the connective tissue between you and heavenly places.
You better believe I’m starting my day with prayer and continuing to pray all day long. Also – sometimes I think we think that prayer has to be this long drawn out thing with perfect words. But I think not.. sometimes my prayer is merely, “God please help me see you in this situation,” or “Lord, I feel doubt, but I know that’s the devil, please help me overcome.” Simple.
But knowing that prayer can literally and physically bring down the power of heaven into my life is totally amazing – I’m actively seeking a more powerful prayer life!
“With prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf.” Ephesians 6:18-19
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