Battle in Prayer

Anyone who seeks to have a vital relationship with God through prayer — ever growing toward greater intimacy with the Father through the finished work of the Son, Jesus — is a prime target for satanic salvos.

The Bible says that there is an enemy who is bent on destruction and will do whatever it takes to leave us discouraged, doubting and defeated Christians. In our “scientific” society where nothing you can’t see, feel, touch, taste or smell seems real, some scoff at the mention of a spiritual battle. The Bible, however, makes it clear: We have an “enemy the devil [who] prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

But Jesus promises that His followers can both survive and thrive through the battle: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

The Pray! Prayer Journal, published by NavPress. Copyright © 2003 by Dean Ridings. Used by permission.

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