Prayer and the Armour of God

Sermon Sunday March 24th

We may have finished our series on the armour of God, but we haven’t finished Ephesians or our study of spiritual warfare… God has more to say.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

“And” pray – prayer isn’t part of the armour, it isn’t a spear that we hurl at the devil.

Nor is prayer merely a hastily added last minute thought that ran through the Apostle Paul’s mind.

Prayer is to pervade all our spiritual warfare (John Stott).

Prayer is essential for daily Christian life.

Prayer is essential in the ongoing battle with the devil, his demons and the world they control.

Through prayer we show our dependence on God. A lack of prayer can be a result of sinful independence.

If Christians today are too busy to pray individually and corporately – surely we, our families and our churches will reap the negative consequences?

If Christians today are too busy to pray individually and corporately – surely our light in this world will not shine brightly?