Prayer -“A Gift That Money Can’t Buy”
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,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:11-12
I know several people who are good cooks, and they do not have to follow a recipe. They can taste someone else’s food and know right away what ingredients they need to make that same dish. That certainly is not me. However, what I can follow is a recipe. Recipes that have been tried and tested definitely work, and I believe that the Apostle Paul gives us a recipe for being strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. It would be wise for us to take his advice, and put on the whole armor of God so that we can be stand against and defeat any schemes and tactics of our adversary. Part of our weaponry and strategy for staying grounded is prayer. If we put on our armor and not go into battle, it will not do us much good. Let us decide to put on our armor and fight our battles down on our knees. It is a winning strategy, and recipe for strength.

Last Sunday, we saw how God trusted Job to stand against the wiles of the devil, and how Jesus prayed for Peter because he knew that Satan wanted to sift him as wheat. The solution that Jesus gave was that he would pray for Peter. Prayer has been and will always be our greatest weapon against any situation that we find ourselves in. We are encouraged to pray and not faint. Let us continue to pray for each other, and trust God to see us through every dark place into His marvelous light.

We will continue in our study on Prayer as a gift that money can’t buy and looking at the benefits of Paying it forward. Job has a lot to teach us about perseverance, knowing and believing God, and prayer.

Let us keep in our prayers those who have been and are sick.