Ephesians 6:18 says, “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.” Prayer is powerful and can change lives. This verse tells us to pray at all times, and be alert in your prayer.
What does it mean to pray in the Spirit with prayer and supplication? Many people are hesitant to pray. They think that they don’t have the right words to say or that God will not hear their prayers. They hear others pray and feel inferior or as they do not know as much about the Bible to be able to pray. The beautiful thing about prayer is that it is simply communicating with God. You can’t communicate with him just like you would communicate with anyone else. You do not have to use fancy word knowledge to be able to pray. God delights when his people go before him with their rejoicing and requests. So, to pray in the spirit just simply means pouring your heart out before the Lord. Supplication just simply means your request. He wants you to come on behalf of yourself and others.
Never give up in your prayers. Go before him every day lifting up those around you who are on mission, your family members, and your community. Prayer changes lives. So don’t be afraid to go to God in prayer, but instead just start talking to him like you would anyone else. He will change your life.