Pray for All the Saints
18th JUNE 2022
Pray in [or in dependence on] the Spirit at all times with all ·kinds of prayers [prayers and requests], asking for everything you need. To do this, you must always be ready [alert] and never give up [with all perseverance]. Always pray for all God’s people [the saints]. Ephesians 6:18 EXB
“Prayer is the key, prayer is the key, prayer is the master key,” we are sure you’ve probably heard this song before.
Even if you are unfamiliar with the song, prayer is unquestionably the master key. Constant communication with the Most High Himself is one of the most effective ways to combat resistance. Prayer prepares us for the battle ahead by providing us with specific instructions from the Most High. When believers are oppressed, it gives them hope.
After Jesus ascended, the disciples faced numerous challenges from religious leaders, and they frequently gathered to pray. After they had prayed, they received various solutions. Increased hope, angelic visitation, and a means of escape which was previously unknown.
One interesting story is about Peter being arrested for preaching the gospel. Peter did not pray for his own salvation; instead, the church stood up and interceded for him until a miracle occurred. We must pray during difficult times, especially when those difficulties are caused by external forces as a result of our involvement in God’s work.
Above all, even before opposition arrives at our door, we must pray for others who are facing their own challenges. When you are unable to pray for yourself, God will raise someone to pray for you.
Father in Heaven, Thank You for providing us with another avenue for praying for our neighbours. May we always remember to pray for one another. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1 / Romans 12:11–13
Bible In One Year: Psalms [125–128]