THEME: SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Luke 5:16 NKJV
“So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed.”
-Jesus often isolated Himself and went to a solitary place to pray. He made it His lifestyle to pray. We see in Luke 6:12 that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. He tarried all night in prayer and operated in great power. Even if He is God, He needed to pray. How much more do we need to pray and access the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is a powerful weapon against spiritual warfare. We find in Mark 1:35-39, that Jesus woke up early before daylight and went out to a solitary place to pray. He then preached throughout the city of Galilee and casting out demons. Prayer is a powerful weapon against the snares of the enemy. Jesus told His disciples to watch and pray that they may not fall into temptations (Matthew 26:41). We have been commanded to pray without ceasing for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.
Dear Holy Spirit we love You, may You help us to pray effectively to You. May You teach us how to pray and help us to tarry longer in prayer. May You hear our prayers and answer us accordingly to Your will, and according to Your divine promises upon us. We need Your presence and power always in our lives. May You grant us the gift of speaking in tongues and interpretation of other tongues. May You cure our spiritual slackness and teach us to be more diligent in fellowship with You. May You fight all our battles for us and empower us to seek You more fervently. We love You Lord and honor You, and it is in Jesus name we pray trusting and believing, Amen. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
Further reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 6:5-13