′′ Fighting in the Tough Days ′′ Spirituality Series
Reverend Lai Rosen.
30 December [Wednesday]
Wake up inside and out
Yet 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 tem
Let 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 me
Lord, 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 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