What does your prayer life look like?
Do you say a quick prayer on your way out in the mornings … or do you often forget? Do you find yourself praying as you turn out the light only to fall asleep and not finish talking to God?
Prayer is a discipline for sure … but did you know that the enemy does whatever necessary to keep you from prayer?
“The enemy will seek to discourage you from doing it. Dissuade you. Disarm you by putting a distaste for prayer in your mouth. He wants to see you passionless, powerless, and prayerless.” Priscilla Shirer
Everyday we are at war.
The enemy has a plan to spiritually bankrupt our lives.
Across the pages of Priscilla Shirer’s book, “Fervent,” there are nuggets of wisdom and strategy. In order to do battle, we have to know how the enemy attacks. We can be sure that everyday he will come against our passion, focus and identity.
He will stop at nothing to attack our families, our confidence and calling. He lies in wait to take our purity, our rest and contentment. He goes after our hearts by wounding and soaking them in anger, hurt and unforgiveness. In addition, he goes after our relationships, causing dissension in our families and the body of Christ.
Many times we don’t recognize the enemy for what he is and does. That very use of deception is part of his strategy; however, we must learn to discern when we are being attacked and battle back.
Its time to do battle on our knees.
Priscilla says … “You and I can come to the Father through the mighty name of Jesus. We can pray like the victorious saints of God we’ve been empowered to be.”
She says that some days, prayer can start out simply as an obedient appointment, an act of discipline, because its the appointed time that we said we’d be there.
If only we’d keep that appointment like we do a needed doctor’s appointment when sick? What could God do in our lives?
Priscilla says that a good place to start is praying specific scriptures and promises from God’s word. You can never go wrong praying scripture. Often times I will pray Psalms 1 and insert my 3 sons names where the pronouns flow.
“Blessed is Matthew that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But Matthew’s delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth Matthew meditate day and night. And Matthew shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth for fruit in his season, Matthew’s leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever Matthew doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3
That’s the beauty of God’s word … when we don’t know what or how to pray, we can go to scripture.
Praying God’s word simply turbo charges our prayers by reminding God of His promises … and friend, God is the ultimate promise keeper.
Is your prayer life lacking?
Do you have no desire, focus or passion to pray?
Are you hungry for breakthrough and real change? .
There are countless stories and testimonies to fuel you faith and show you just what prayer can do in our lives. Priscilla will walk you through the areas of life the enemy attacks and give you practical application that is easy to follow and incorporate into your daily life.
If you need a strategy against the evil one or wisdom to discern his attacks, this is the book for you. If you long to see God move and restore your passion, peace and contentment … this book is a must have.
Nothing in our lives can change unless we petition the one who can change our circumstances.
“Fervent” is a prayer tool that every Christian needs in their tool box.
Priscilla gives the charge … we are all called to pray. What are you waiting for?