10″Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand stand.
14Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints-
19And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”
Looking at this passage of scripture, what do you see? Do you see a call to prayer? Do you see a dress code? A work ethic? A call to action? To what end?
What priority does prayer have in your life? Are you “dressed for success” in the whole armor of God?
Do you pray as a child with a humble heart surrendered and obedient to God?
When you pray is it with the bigger picture of what is eternal? The souls that need salvation and the battle raging to keep them from salvation?
Jesus, the Son of God, prayed. He taught His disciples to pray. He chastened them when they slept when they should be praying.
In James 5:16 we’re told that the effective fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!
The Message, paraphrase translation of the bible reads, “The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.”
My encouragement, my exhortation today, PRAY! Make it a priority. Be someone that has a prayer life that is powerful and “something to be reckoned with”!