Week 12. Thursday: Be Alert and Keep Praying
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: Ephesians 6:17-18
17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Helmet of Salvation (Greek: perikephalaia sōtērios): the assurance of salvation
Sword of the Spirit (Greek: machaira pneuma): an offensive and defensive weapon
Pray in the Spirit (Greek: proseuchomai en pneuma): pray in tune with the Spirit
This is not about praying in some unique tone or language.
We are to pray in Christ’s name, in accordance with His Word and will.
Be Alert (Greek: agrypneō): to keep watch, keep awake, be attentive, be ready
Keep On Praying For All the Lord’s People:
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
In what ways can you be more committed to God’s Word?
How often do we pray without selfish motives?
Make a list of what you need to be praying for. Commit to pray daily for that list.
PRAY: Ask God to help you be more committed to spending time with Him.