and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,Ephesians 6:17-18 ESV
How do we pray when we pray over the weary believer? Here are a few things we know:
- We can lay hands on him. Mark 16:17-18
- We speak the Name of Jesus: James 5:14; Song of Solomon 1:3 “Your name is ointment poured forth”
- We do it in faith, expecting the weary to be raised up. It’s not a ritual, it’s an impartation and a facilitation. James 5:15
- We pray in the Spirit, speak the Word, and persevere. Ephesians 6:17-18
This is how we reclaim the place of persevering, expectant prayer that prevails, no more drive-thru prayer meetings – we marshal all our resources and use them – not just as formulaic, religious motions, but with the passion that comes from connection and confidence in the One who ordained the system.
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