Ephesians 6:18. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, and supplication for all saints.”
We need the armor for the battle, but without undergirding prayer, we won’t use the armor as well.
We are to be praying always. That doesn’t mean we spend 24/7 on our knees, because God knows we have to work and take care of the family and so on. But we are to spend as much time as we can in focused prayer. We are to be always in an attitude of prayer. I do some of my best praying when I’m alone in the car, radio off. Multi-tasking, I guess, but that’s just a good place for me. Also while I’m swimming. Hmmmm. Seeing a pattern here. I do better with praying when I’m moving.
We are to pray with supplication. Begging. Pleading. Beseeching.
And we are to pray for all the saints. Everywhere. The ones we know, the ones we don’t.
A young man in Germany reported being assaulted for wearing his kippah, the head covering that identifies him as a Jew. We need to pray for him. Is he a believer? I don’t know. Doesn’t matter. We need to pray, because the persecution of Jews, Christians, women–it’s all an attack of Satan, and it’s leading to nothing good. Pray. God is our power source. We need to be plugged in.