And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” (Ephesians 6:18, NIV)

The Power of Prayer

The belt of truth. The breastplate of righteousness. The gospel of peace. The shield of faith. The helmet of salvation. The sword of the Spirit. These all make up the armor of God! (Ephesians 6:10-20)

The last thing Paul mentions in connection with the armor of God is “prayer”. What a mistake to enter the workplace all decked out in spiritual armor and not have a clue what you plan to do next. Paul is simply saying that we need to present ourselves to the Lord each morning, and ask Him to dispatch us where He would like us to go. As the day progresses, ask Him to show us which battles to fight and which battles to walk away from.

The same is true in the workplace. Ask the Father to show you where you should spend your time and to identify those areas which will waste your time. Throughout the day, you need God’s wisdom to know when to yield and when to stand firm. It’s a lot harder to figure out during the heat the battle.

That is where prayer – all kinds of prayer – comes in. It isn’t enough to pray just at the start of your day. Pray all through the day. God wants to be involved with all aspects of your life. Give Him the opportunity to impart wisdom and direction during each part of your day – to protect you from evil and to bring you success. Share your entire day with Him!

Share Christ

Enjoy your Wednesday, “Working for Christ”!

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  1. Lyn Says:

    Thank you for the reminder. We often rush into our workday with a quick prayer, but then fail to seek direction for the rest of our day. May the Father continue to bless your working for Christ.


  2. Absolutely enjoyed the words of this post and the picture, God’s network in action. Lots of lights on the stand some bright some dim. Many more hearts shine, as the bright beam of light streams.


  3. Amen! Great thoughts!


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