Daily Devotional Saturday 3rd October

by William Moody

Ephesians 6:18–24

18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Final Greetings

21 So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything. 22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.

23 Peace be to the brothers,1 and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

Footnotes

[1] 6:23 Or brothers and sisters

(ESV)

Prayer is strongly emphasised after the armour of God. Someone has said that each piece of the armour is put on through prayer.

Praying is to be constant, at all times (v18). The believer should seek to live in a continuous attitude of prayer. In our praying we must seek to keep alert and to persevere as the devil will always seek to attack it.

Praying is to be in the Spirit which means empowered by and led by the Spirit. This will lead to praying according to God’s will in the Bible. Our praying’s focus isn’t to be narrow but for all saints.

Praying is to be particularly for the effective preaching of the Gospel (v19-20).

Paul finishes this letter with some final greetings (v21-24) and seeking for these believers to have peace, love, faith and grace.

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