Jesus' Presence: The Power for Prayer

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25 April, 2021Simon DentConfident Helplessness: Prayer in the Name of Jesus

This morning we finish our 3-week series on Prayer titled 'Confident Helplessness: Prayer in the Name of Jesus'.

Join us as we look at Jesus' Presence: The Power for Prayer.

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 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. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

This week's Questions for Reflection are:

  1. Have you considered the spiritual battle waging war in your battle to pray?
  2. What part of God's armour means the most to you?
  3. Praying in the Spirit means Jesus himself is joyfully leading us in prayer. How might this help you persist in prayer?