In this past blog post, I talked about the word fear in the light of it being profane. Fear is a four-letter word, not in and of itself offensive, but becomes so when we allow it to become a motivator for our lives.
I think that in the battle we fight against Satan, as we struggle with the lies that are so easy to believe about ourselves and others, there is one powerful and effective weapon we can deploy anywhere, at any time. It is also the one I forget about the most.
Quite possibly an incredibly offensive four-letter word to Satan. Because it is a weapon of power.
I find it hard to pray sometime because, if I am honest, it feels like a cop-out or an easy platitude answer for something that is a bigger problem. You see, I am an action person. I want to know what can be DONE to fix a problem. I like action, movement, and positive momentum. When I see things changing for the better, I see the presence of the Holy Spirit.
But I cannot forget the power of prayer.
But in times when things are dark and I struggle to see hope in a situation, in my honest moments, I find it difficult to pray, especially if it is for a person I care about. In our culture- saying “I’ll pray for you” has become an easy way to exit an uncomfortable conversation or a half-assed attempt at comforting an individual, or maybe the desire is genuine but we truly don’t know what to say.
In moments like this, I need to challenge myself to do the uncomfortable thing a pray at that moment, for that person. I need to back up my words and do what I say I am going to do.
Due to the nature of spiritual warfare being primarily just that, spiritual, there is not much I can physically do. But I can pray. It matters. And I believe that in prayer, both corporate and individual, God shows up. Prayer is a weapon we can take up anytime, anywhere. Prayer is powerful. So let’s pray: