We wrestle, “against the rulers, against the authorities . . . against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).”
But Christ is seated at God’s right hand in the heavenly places, “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion (Ephesians 1:21).”
This, my friends, is why we pray!
All things were created
This can inform all prayer.
They were playing with play mobile people when Grandpa took a toy dinosaur and said, “A dinosaur is coming!”
Emma immediately prayed, “God, please keep us safe. The dinosaur is coming.”
A child who prays as she plays is learning the habit of prayer.
*Thank you, Amy and Jonathan, for teaching your daughters to pray.
Jesus loves me!
This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak,
But He is strong.*
*Anna B. Warner, Jesus Loves Me.
She knocked as she waited. I opened the door and saw her kneeling.
She said, “I am praying.”
I said, “I’ll pray with you.”
We kneeled together and she prayed, “God, thank you for Grandma and Grandpa.”
Pray, with thanks, as you wait.
We always thank God . . . when we pray for you (Colossians 1:3, bold mine).
Do you always thank God when you pray?
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift (2 Corinthians 9:15).
The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).