“ After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtor And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. “ Matthew 6:10-13
Some time when I’m praying it takes on different forms. There is the prayer that is a defense against darkness. There is the prayer that is for help and God ‘s will to be done in the fight. There is the prayer of praise that I have the victory. Our prayers are defensive and offensive. But we should be in offense as much as we can in standing against the evil that comes after us and our families because we have access to God who has all power. When you are passive and don’t address the evil around you it will not go away but get stronger. They key is accepting the reality of the battle you are launching, and that when you pray and take a stand, this is a direct attack upon the enemy. What you see is what it is that you need to deal with. It is that simple. It is not a mystery.
Prayer will defeat the forces working against you as you pray with faith and use the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit that God has placed in you to show forth his power. We can cast out demons. We can rebuke evil spirits. We can bind and loose. We can pray for others who are bound. If a person thinks he or she is powerless as Christian he is defeated and will be tormented. When you read God’s word and see that Jesus said greater works we will do than he did, we can better understand His power. Jesus spent time with the Father in heaven. He did what he saw the Father wanted him to do. Prayer means hearing, believing, and seeking what the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ is guiding you to do.
We do as we hear and see God from heaven tell and show us. If God says bind, then bind. If God says rebuke then rebuke. If he says pray then pray for this thing he is showing you. It’s a simple relationship of trusting and having faith that you’ve heard from him that enables you to do his will. Jesus said my sheep know my voice. As we live by the Holy Spirit we simplify the battles we have by just being led by the Spirit for God. This lifestyle of being led by the Holy Spirit often cuts short many battles.
Living this way, we are clear on what God’s will is in our lives. We will miss it sometimes and even get off track but as we step back in our relationship with him and his Spirit we are restored in our walks. I always used to say that being backslidden is like temporary insanity. You know what you are supposed to do but can’t do it. You can see what you need to do that is right, but can’t reach it. Victory is just a prayer away. Pray and repent.
Cry out and get restored to win the battle in the spirit for yourself and your loved ones. Prayer is the key to waking up at 3 am and at other times of the day. Jesus is 24-7-365. He is always just a prayer away. So who is up at 3 am? Jesus is up, his Spirit is up and God never sleep or slumbers!
“ Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that fillet all in all.“ Ephesian 1: 17-23