“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
Ephesians 6:18 NLT
One of our favorite things at (in)courage is making space for prayer. We know prayer is integral to our faith and to building a Christ-centered community. With this in mind, let’s break down Paul’s exhortation in his letter to the Ephesians:
Pray – Talk to God.
in the Spirit – Acknowledge the presence and power of the Holy Spirit and align your communication with God with His Spirit.
at all times – Pray continually.
and on every occasion. – Let every good and bad occurrence in your life lead you to prayer.
Stay alert – Be watchful and mindful of what’s happening around you and in the lives of others.
and be persistent – Commit to praying and do not give up.
in your payers – Make prayer your personal mission; don’t rely on someone else to do it.
for all believers – Support the body of Christ and be aware of their needs.
everywhere. – Pray for followers of Jesus locally and globally.
As you meditate on Paul’s encouragement, what word stands out to you most? What aspect of prayer do you need to apply in your own life?
Let’s live out this command to “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere” by praying for one another today.
Leave a comment with your request and then pause to pray for the person ahead of you. If you feel comfortable, share your city, state, or region so we can see how far and wide our prayers are reaching.
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