What Is a Prayer Warrior?
Learn what it means to be a prayer warrior and how we can be empowered by praying. We can find strength through prayer for overcoming temptation and combating evil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).
What Is a Prayer Warrior?
We live amid a battle of spiritual warfare between forces of good and evil. Although we are in combat against the powers of darkness, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). We are empowered in prayer by the guidance and protection of God. By living in faith through prayer in this spiritual war, we become a prayer warrior.
God calls all believers to fight in the spiritual battles that are steadily occurring, where evil intends suffering but God works to restore it for righteous purposes. Those who say “yes” to God’s call – prayer warriors – partake in the world’s most significant work. Prayer warriors recognize the battle and take action by coming before God.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
Prayer Warrior: The Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 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, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.