After Paul lists off the last piece of battle armor that we are to put on to fight the enemy, he points us to the glue that truly binds all the armor together and makes them effective — prayer. Prayer is what binds us to God because prayer is the means by which we talk and communicate with God. Without talking to God, there is no fellowship, no communion, which boils down to no relationship. Without an intimate relationship with God, our armor becomes just something fancy to look at it, but ineffective when it comes to battling our enemy.
Paul elaborates a little more on prayer in saying that it should be done always with great perseverance because it is easy to get sidetracked from it. He also points out that prayer comes in different forms, whether it be just general talking with God or supplications where we ask God for very specific things. Lastly, he reminds us that prayer is to be made for all the saints because we are all facing the same spiritual battle and we all need God’s help collectively and individually as believers.
Praying for us all,
Pastor Jason Witt