6 | Paul and the churches are very much in a prayer relationship.
The Armour of God
5 | Paul says in Corinthians, ‘I will pray with the mind, I will also pray with the Spirit. I will pray with the understanding, I will also pray with the Spirit.’
4 | Many of us will say, well I don’t know how to pray. I get turned off prayer. I find prayer difficult. I lose concentration.
3 | In this post we look at prayers we make as part of a body.
2 | Prayer is not just painted in one colour. A whole rainbow of ways are presented. Let’s first look at some of the ways in which we can pray by ourselves.
1 | Paul ends his subject of warfare with ‘Finally, praying…’ The verb used is in present continuous form. Paul takes more time referring to prayer, more time looking at this than any one of the pieces of armour. ‘Praying,’ he says, ‘at all times.’
Paul ends his subject of warfare with ‘Finally, praying…’ The verb used is in present continuous form.
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. It’s not like the other defensive weapons which protect one particular part of you. It doesn’t defend your head or heart. Rather, as the only offensive weapon, it comes against the enemy himself.
I believe that the helmet of salvation refers to salvation in its fullest sense – eternal salvation, coming into the presence of God, being transformed into his likeness and being caught up in everlasting glory.