當我們面對屬靈爭戰的時候，須要裏外警醒，意思就是「禱告」之餘，也要「晝夜防備」: 一方面防備肉身的敵人，另一方面也要提防靈裏的防線會被敵人攻破。司布真曾用尼希米記四章9節講過一篇道，題目是「兩個守衛──祈禱與防備」（The Two Guards, Praying and Watching）。他說：「只有兩個守衛其中的一個並不足夠。我們不能單靠祈禱而得勝。祈禱若沒有實際的防備，自以為是信靠神，卻將自己陷進危險裏。同樣地，祈禱若沒有實際的防備，那是『假冒為善』──一方面祈求不要犯罪，卻隨意陷進試探中。」
──阿士利（Jacob Asley，寫於埃吉山戰役），引自Elizabeth Goudge, A Diary of Prayer
Do not Forget Me
O Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day.
If I forget thee,
Do not forget me.
－Jacob Asley before the Battle of Edgehill,
cited by Elizabeth Goudge, A Diary of Prayer
′′ Fighting in the Tough Days ′′ Spirituality SeriesReverend Lai Rosen.30 December [Wednesday]Wake up inside and outYet we prayed to our God, and for their sake we sent watchmen to be guarded day and day. (9)Nehemiah was particularly keen to respond to his prayers in times of difficulty. Many believers do everything in times of difficulty, look for every person, try every way, but do not come to God to offer prayer.Nehemiah showed us that he was a leader in prayer at the last time of difficulty, and this time he prayed with the people, ′′ We pray to our God “. It can be seen that the leader’s personal prayer life can also infect others to pray with him.When we face spiritual warfare, we need to be alert within and outside, which means ′′ prayer and ′′ be prepared day and night on the one hand, be careful of the enemy of the flesh, and on the other hand, the line of defense in the spirit will be broken by the enemy. Zebuzen once spoke in the 9th chapter of Nehemiah, entitled ′′ The Two Guards, Praying and Watching He said: ′′ One of the two guards is not enough. We cannot win by prayer alone. Prayer, without practical defence, self-righteous faith in God, puts himself in danger. Similarly, if there is no practical defence, it is ′′ counterfeit for good ′′ ── on the one hand, praying not to sin, but at the same time, it is free to fall into temLet us learn from Nehemiah and the people of God, both awake and pray near to God, and put on the uniforms of God, to be guarded against the devil.Prayer: I beg your forgiveness not forsake meLord, He knows how busy I will be today,If I forget,I beg you not to abandon me.── Jacob Asley (Battle of Mount Eggie), quoted by Elizabeth Goudge, A Diary of PrayerDo not Forget MeO Lord, thou knowest how busy I must be this day.If I forget thee,Do not forget me.－Jacob Asley before the Battle of Edgehill,cited by Elizabeth Goudge, A Diary of Prayer