Men of Prayer
Men of God are men of prayer. You can’t be one without the other.
- Daniel had a routine of kneeling to pray three times every day.
- Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness to pray.
- David prayed morning noon and night, and one passage says he prayed seven times a day.
I was reading this morning the stories of David’s mighty men in 2 Samuel 23, and the imagery of prayer seemed to be obvious in their stories.
It says of one man…
He rose and struck down the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clung to the sword. And the Lord brought about a great victory that day, and the men returned after him only to strip the slain. (2 Samuel 23:10 ESV)
Although this story depicts his physical battle, it is picturesque of prayer:
- Prayer is how we confront and conquer the enemy.
- Prayer is most effective when we hold on tightly to the sword of the Spirit, declaring the word of God when we pray.
- Prayer invites God to fight and win your battles.
- Prayer must persist until breakthrough occurs. You may feel weary, but keep praying!
It’s God’s desire that every believer exercises the power of prayer, but I believe a specific challenge is issued to men of God to be men of prayer.
- Our families need men of prayer.
- Our churches need men of prayer.
- Our nation needs men of prayer.
- Our world needs men of prayer.
It’s time to rise up and pray!