Tag: intercessory prayer

  • Abiding in the Vine: V. Fruitful Prayer

    Abiding in the Vine: V. Fruitful Prayer

    “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love” (John 15:7–9).

  • Spiritual Warfare XIV: Interceding for the Church

    Spiritual Warfare XIV: Interceding for the Church

    Prayer gave the early Christians a foundation for evangelism; it was not an alternative to action. Prayer gave them the power to do the work God had called them to do and to confront the enemy in spiritual battle.

  • Spiritual Warfare XIII: Interceding for All People

    Spiritual Warfare XIII: Interceding for All People

    We are not fighting natural enemies. Our real enemies are the forces of Satan—not another political party, Islamic extremists, or illegal immigrants. These are at most tools or pawns whom Satan has deceived and manipulated to achieve his agenda. We need to attack the source of wickedness, not merely the visible symptoms. Prayer and other aspects of spiritual warfare are our major tactics. We should expect God to answer prayer and empower us to proclaim His Gospel and change the world.

  • Spiritual Warfare XII: Intercessory Prayer

    Spiritual Warfare XII: Intercessory Prayer

    Most studies and sermons about the whole armor of God end with the sword of the Spirit in Ephesians 6:17. However, Paul’s sentence does not end there, so it is apparent that these comments on praying in the Spirit are at least closely intertwined with the whole armor of God. Even if we do not consider intercessory prayer in the Spirit as a part of the whole armor of God, it is an essential part of spiritual warfare.