The apostle Paul completes the armor of God imagery by instructing Christians in the necessity of prayer. Paul has pictured our walk with God as warfare against the devil. In Ephesians 6:12 Paul said that we are struggling, wrestling, and battling against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore the armor of God in needed. We stand firm against the enemy’s schemes through prayer. Prayer is the critical line of communication while we exist on this battlefield. Too often we can miss the purpose of prayer.
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