My Pastor Shaun recently did a Sermon about Paul’s request for Prayer on the battle that he was going through. He like the rest of us had a Spiritual Battle to fight and he often sent letters to different people asking them to pray for him as he endured the Path that he was going down.
The scripture Shaun used was from 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5:
Paul’s Request for Prayer 1. Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we ask you to pray for us. Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when it came to you. 2 Pray, too, that we will be rescued from wicked and evil people, for not everyone is a believer. 3 But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. 4 And we are confident in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we commanded you. 5 May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.
How many of us are asking for Prayer from someone else to help us get through the Battle – rarely does this happen. Our Battles are just like Paul’s and we should be seeking out Prayer Warriors to help us through the Battle… they will make a difference.
At the bottom of my Study Bible was this reference to the Scriptures above: Beneath the surface of the routine of daily life, a fierce struggle among invisible spiritual powers is being waged. Our main defense is prayer that God will protect us from the evil one and that he will strengthen us. The following guidelines can help you prepare for and survive satanic attacks.
- Take the threat of spiritual attack seriously.
- Pray for strength and help from God.
- Study the Bible to recognize Satan’s style and tactics.
- Memorize Scripture so it will be a source of help no matter where you are.
- Associate with those who speak the truth
- Practice what you are taught by spiritual leaders.
Guys the Battle is real – what are you doing to help yourselves to make it through it successful.
Do you have that Prayer coverage – this is a must?
Do you have that person you can talk with?
Engage the Battle with your Armor!!