Sunday, September 1, 2013

Whatcha gonna pray for today???

Ephesians 6:18-20 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. 
Paul gives us one of those "praying at all times/praying without ceasing" kind of exhortations.  He is wrapping up one of those sections on how to live life - spiritually alert, ready for battle, with our full armor on.  Such a contrast with how we live much of our lives - not alert, unprepared, non-praying.
So the first question is: are you going to be praying today? with perseverance, all kinds of prayers? Then, whatcha gonna pray for?   We need to be praying for ourselves, for one another, and for those who will be presenting the truth of God's Word today.  I'm gonna be praying.  How about you?