We live in a world where people carry weapon to protect themselves, some carry guns, some take up knives, some peoples weapon is karate, others boxing, wrestling, any form of self defence seems to be adequate, but you can hardly use your wrestling skills with someone pointing a gun at you, nor can you hold out your fist at gunpoint. Besides, there are some weapons you cannot see with the naked eyes, these are the more dangerous weapons, that is why the bible makes us understand that “the weapons we fight with are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds”, 2 Corinthians 10:4. This is an all weather weapon, all attacker weapon, a weapon that can destroy any stronghold, that weapon is prayer. It behove on you to be skilled in the art of prayer, it is your only winning weapon, it’s so reliable it can’t fail you. So, you may have series of problems that you can’t do anything about, struggles of life, marital issues, children or parental problems, work related or health issues, you can put an end to them all with that all powerful weapon, the one only you can wield in a peculiar way, to fight the circumstances against you, and guess what, the bible says “your prayers will be met with God’s delight”, Proverbs 15:8, and “whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” Mark 11:24. If you want to learn how to pray, say the following short prayer daily, and God will teach you more.
Dear Lord, I thank you for being sovereign over the world, thank you for opening my heart to prayers, teach me how to pray today, help me to destroy everything working against my life, show yourself mighty in prayer, put the words in my mouth and honour my words, hear me now, hear me always, in Jesus name I pray, amen.