My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!"

21 September 2007

Prayer is War

...the spiritual injected by the enemy powers into the mind of any who neglect prayer and who do not observe the words of Paul, following the exhortations given by Jesus, that we should "pray ceaselessly." For like a dart from the soul of the one who prays with knowledge and with reason or by faith will it go forth from the saint, and wound to destruction and dissolution the spirits which are hostile to God, those who desire to truss us with the bonds of sin.
Origen, On Prayer, 12


Tamara said...


jmark said...


RE: "Prayer is war"

Thats what I think Paul is getting at in Eph 6. He tells us to get all dressed up for battle and then war - the next few verses are nothing but "Pray, pray, pray..."

We often preach as if prayer is another weapon, but I think it is the war!