Faith & Life: Tips on Developing Your Life as a Prayer Warrior


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Tips on Developing Your Life as a Prayer Warrior

Getting Started from Faith to Faith and Glory to Glory

by J.M. Troppello


I have always loved to pray. It seems like it’s always been a part of me. In my 33 years as a Christian, I have learned so much about praying—and have grown in the area of prayer. This article shares four tips on how you can develop your life as a prayer warrior.


1. Cultivate a Lifestyle of Praying


If you want to develop your life as a prayer warrior, cultivate a lifestyle of praying. Make a plan to pray each day. Start your day reading the Bible and praying. Maintain a running conversation with God throughout the day. Have a plan to pray for other people and not just for your own needs. Find out if your church or small group has a prayer chain. I am on the list for the prayer chain in church. I get notified by email of any prayer requests that the congregation sends into the church office.


2. Develop Your Mustard Seed Faith


Prayer warriors have strong faith. If you want to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer, develop your mustard seed faith. I love this verse from Matthew 17:20 about having faith as a mustard seed. Ask God to help develop your own mustard seed faith.


So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (Matt. 17:20, NKJV)

Consider keeping a prayer journal. Write down prayer requests and when and how God answered those prayers. This can help you have reminders always available when you need them to remember how God is faithful.


3. Acknowledge Spiritual Warfare Exists


Another important factor in developing your life as a prayer warrior is to acknowledge that spiritual warfare exists. Consider this verse from Ephesians 6:12.


For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph. 6:12, NKJV)

I used to be scared about this topic when I was younger in my faith. I really didn’t want to think about ‘spiritual hosts of wickedness.’ However, as I grew in my faith and lifestyle of praying, I’ve realized that God is my strength and I need to trust Him—not focus on what is going on in the spiritual realms. That’s another reason why I am so grateful for the spiritual gift of tongues. “He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophecies edifies the church.” (I Cor. 14:4, NKJV)


4. Accept Your Authority in Christ


There is power in the name of Jesus. James 4:7 says that when you submit to God and resist the devil, he will flee from you. John 14:13-14 says that when you ask the Father in the name of Jesus, He will do whatever you ask so that God is glorified in Jesus.


18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matt. 28:18-20, NKJV)

In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus shared with his disciples that all authority was given to Him. He commanded them to go and make disciples of all men. He asked them to baptize people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus urged them to observe everything that he had commanded them. He said He would be with them always.


Get Started Praying More Today


You can get started praying more today by following the four steps as stated in this article. It can begin one day at a time, as you trust God to guide you daily.


  • Cultivate a lifestyle of praying

  • Develop your mustard seed faith

  • Acknowledge spiritual warfare exists

  • Accept your authority in Christ


How do you feel about prayer? Do you consider yourself to be a prayer warrior?



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

About the Author


J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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