“Importance of Prayers”
Thursday, February 7.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests…” Ephesians 6:18.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, Satan considers you armed and dangerous. He will treat you as the enemy. And he won’t fight fair. The devil is the ultimate terrorist. He will attack when you least expect it. God’s word reveals to us certain patterns in Satan’s tactics. Satan does not attack us when and where we are strong, but he waits for moments of weakness. When we stumble, he is right there. We as Christians need to remember those times in our lives when we can expect Satan to attack us.
When our Lord Jesus Christ was hungry Satan showed up and tempted him. In Matthew 4:1-11 the record tells us that Jesus Christ, after fasting forty days and forty nights, the devil showed up and tempted Him. It was a time of weakness because Jesus was hungry and He was tired. But, Jesus waged spiritual warfare against Satan. In such time, Christians ought to use the only weapon available to us: Prayer. Do you know how to use your spiritual equipment and weapons? Prayer is your spiritual weapon.
Memory verse: Ephesians 6:10.
“To be a Christian without prayers is no more possible than being without breathing” Martin Luther.