Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pray Like a Warrior

We are a nation at war. Our military is strategically positioned throughout the world. The most important battle we face, however, is one not in Baghdad or Tikrit. It is a battle in the heavenlies.

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 realm. (Ephesians 6:12)

Tank, missiles and drones will not protect or save us. The best of our elite forces will not come to our aid. Our weaponry is different. As the Apostle Paul wrote,

Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. (I Corinthians 10:3-4)
The single most effective weapon we have in our arsenal is prayer. When the apostles were imprisoned for preaching the Gospel, they didn't call for others to march in protest. They didn't form a letter-writing campaign. They didn't call for a news conference. They prayed.

In the remaining week before the election, I join with others in calling us to prayer. Cry out to the Lord. Listen for His voice. Ask Him to show you how to pray. Engage yourself in the battle. Pray like a warrior. Pray without ceasing. God is faithful. He will hear and heal our land.


Anonymous said...

Good post. I certainly agree. Prayer changes things.

awilliams said...

Thank you for your post! Pray, pray, pray America!!!

Stephen R. Maloney said...

Dear Friend of Sarah Palin: Please keep your blog and online network of allies intact through and BEYOND the election. No matter who wins the election, many (many) Sarah for President in 2012 web sites and blogs will start appearing on Nov. 5, including a couple I will manage. Your effort -- and that of Team Sarah generally -- has been superb, but it's essential that we continue to work together. First, however, let's win this election!

Please send me a short e-mail at: TalkTop65@aol.com so we can stay in touch.

steve maloney
ambridge, pa
(One of the original "Draft Sarah for VP" advocates)

Penless Thoughts said...

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