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“Praying Always With All Prayer . . .”

By Arthur W. Pink 

    “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” (Eph. 6:18).

    Prayer is that which alone gives us the necessary strength to use the other pieces of armor!  After the Christian has taken unto himself those six pieces, before he is thoroughly furnished to go forth unto battle and fitted for victory, he needs the help of his General.  For this, the apostle bids us to pray “always” with all supplication in the Spirit.  We are to fight upon our knees!  Only prayer can keep alive the different spiritual graces which are figured by the various pieces of armor.

    “Praying always” in every season – in times of joy as well as sorrow, in days of adversity as well as prosperity.  Not only so, but “watching thereunto with all perseverance”: that is one of the essential elements in prevailing prayer – persistency.  Watch yourself that you do not let up, become slack or discouraged.  Keep on!