Prayer, the Fight of Faith!

We really don’t need a reminder that we live in a fallen world.  Our Lord’s command in Luke 18:1-8 is that His followers must always be praying because prayer will maintain a healthy and strong faith while enduring the trials in this life. What are some things that may try to rob us of faith?  Everything around us is trying to sabotage our faith.  The entire world system is out to strangle faith in Christ.  Our sinful human nature keeps telling us that we must seek happiness in the material world in the things we can see and touch.  As we seek to live godly lives in this world, we will endure conflicts, trials, and tribulation.  Suffering is a big part of our lives while we live in a world system that is in direct opposition to everything Christ stands for.  While all that seems to be working against us, we often find ourselves in situations of physical suffering.  Our health may fail at times or may be failing now.  We struggle with pain and physical issues. As believers we’re not immune to the struggles of this life.  We’re not going to escape trials and suffering; they are a part of us being in this world.

However, one mark of God’s people, the elect, is that when they encounter trouble, they don’t give up their faith but they fight for faith in continual prayer.  The elect are the ones who pray night and day according to Jesus (Cf. Luke 18:7). Show yourself as God’s elect by persevering to the end by prayer.  Prayer is what draws life giving water when the well is deep.  Prayer is what reaches into the realm of the eternal and draws strength when all hope is gone.  Prayer is what grips grace and holds tight until help arrives.  God’s people understand that to endure to the end requires persevering prayer.  Keep praying and don’t lose heart.


To be equipped for God’s work, we must study His word (Cf. 2 Timothy 3:16-17), reflect on it daily and live. Ensure you share the fruits of your meditation with at least two people.

Sunday:                Hebrews 7:1-28
Monday:              Hebrews 8:1-13
Tuesday:              Hebrews 9:1-28
Wednesday:         Hebrews 10:1-39
Thursday:            Hebrews 11:1-40
Friday:                 Hebrews 12:1-29
Saturday:            Hebrews 13:1-25

Psalm of the Week: Psalm 124


Because our help is in you only, we will endlessly seek you Lord.  Amen!

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