Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and request there is. For the same reason be alert with every kind of effort and request for all the saints.Ephesians 6:18
This is a short verse pregnant with meaning. It is not complicated but it is full of significance to us. It is also a practical verse and one that needs to be applied in the area of spiritual warfare. I am sure you can tell what is coming; what I am leading up to. Spend some time investigating this verse and then applying it to your life. Apply some of the things you have learned from Bible Gems to this one verse and see what you find. We will look at it together and set it in context of spiritual warfare in the next Gem.
Compare the versions to investigate the depth of the text before us.
- Has Paul finished with the armour, and therefore prayer belongs to another realm or is it part of the armour?
- How do you pray always?
- What is praying in the Spirit?
- “With all kinds of prayer” – What does that mean?
The words to pay particular attention to are:
- Pray in the Spirit
- At all times
- With every kind of prayer
- And request
- For the same reason
- Be alert
- With every kind of effort
- And request
- For all the saints
Ok now it is your turn to see if you can find some answers. Now be honest. You didn’t realize there were so many questions based on this verse. You didn’t stop to think about it; just skipped right over it in your reading each year. Now is the time to think about it. This, and every other verse like it.
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