Thu. Jun 30th, 2022

Introduction

The bible teaches that prayer is the power of God for salvation (1 John 5:16), further stating that “prayer warms up things to stand in the way of people” (Mark 9:23). Therefore, it is important to understand how to use your prayer strategies strategically in order to not drain your strength from going through Bible study and then having no energy left over for prayer. If you know how to pray strategically, then when you encounter difficulties during prayer, you will know exactly how to pray and what to do.
Prayer is the most powerful weapon for strength in the hands of God. God’s Spirit living within us moves us through the scriptures like an arrow from a bowstring (Eph. 5:17). Prayer bridges us with God as He wants us to be and works things out in our lives according to His will (Romans 8:28). The high priest of Israel was supposed to wear certain seamless garments (Hebrews 4:15) so that he would be holy and set apart during worship (Exodus 28:2). The priests in the temple were also required to only wear a garment that had been made by a group of Levites all working together. In the same way, God requires us as His people to work together in prayer.

rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare
rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare

How to Use Your Prayer Request to Give Yourself More Divine Power

There are two types of prayer; strategic and supportive. Strategic prayer is when you align your will with the will of God. It is basically saying “I want to pray for X,” then aligning your will with what God wants to do in that area. Strategic prayer does not automatically change you or anything, but it does provide a vehicle for you to step on God’s will and see it come about. Though it is not the only way to pray, it is one of the best ways to get more done. The reason is because strategic prayer aligns your will with God’s will. Then you can pray that God would be doing the things you want Him to do without having to manipulate Him through supportive prayers like “help me do this,” or “break that curse” or “make me feel better.” Strategic prayer is one of the best ways to get more work done because when you align your will with God’s will you’re not fighting against what God wants. But, you need to be in tune with God’s will; otherwise, you might end up directing it towards something harmful. When you pray for things to come about in strategic manner and support yourself with the Lord, He will bring it about. Strategic prayer doesn’t make you super spiritual. It’s just that, if things do not get done, you change your thought patterns and start praying accordingly.

rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare
rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare

How to Become a Virtuous Christian and Open Up a New World of Possibilities in your Life

God’s will is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. But, there are times when God might want you to do something in a certain way. This can be because of things like God not wanting to cause any more pain or heartache to certain individuals, He wants to keep you from running too fast where you end up being short sighted with your plans. So, in order to keep you focused and on track, God might make it harder than what you think. But, this is only because He has a good reason for making it harder. Since He is God and knows the reasons, this can be frustrating for us if we don’t understand why God is making it harder than we think. The only way to understand God’s will when it comes to hardship, is to go above and beyond and find the deeper meaning of why God is making it harder than we think.
When people have a so-called “hard time” in life, it’s easy for them to be discouraged. When they are discouraged, they tend to make wrong decisions that can be harmful to them or others. When they make bad decisions, they can be stuck with them for a long time. When we are stuck in a problem, it can become harder to break free. Because of this, when God is trying to help people, He often might make it harder than what people think. This can make people frustrated because they don’t understand why God wants them to make it hard instead of more easy than what they are thinking.

rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare
rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare

How to Use Prayer as a Weapon in Your Warfare against Evil

There are two general types of spiritual warfare; passive and active. Passive warfare is when you allow evil to attack you, but you don’t fight back using the same tactics it used against you. For example, if someone attacks you with bullets, passive warfare would be to not shoot a gun back at them. Active spiritual warfare is when we take the same approach to evil that it took with us. So, when the devil attacks you with pain, doubt or fear, we shoot back by believing God for the answer to the problem. But how does this work? It doesn’t work by thinking or praying, but rather by making sure you align your will with God’s will.
As previously mentioned, this is not limited solely to spirit warfare. It works on the physical level as well. God doesn’t get mad when we act on our own thoughts and ideas, but He gets very upset if we disobey His commands and try to save ourselves from danger. As long as you are on a spiritual level of fighting, you must use the same tactics as the enemy used against you to bring victory.

rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare
rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare

Conclusion: The First Step Is to Get Started and Start Praying!

Prayer is a weapon. It’s important to understand how to use prayer strategically because you don’t have time to waste praying and not getting anything done. Prayer warms things up and makes them seem possible. Therefore, you should pray strategically. When you know the rules of engagement in prayer, you can take advantage of that and use your will to align yourself with God’s will. This will give you an advantage over evil because it is your choice on how you respond to evil in your life but it also raises your standard against evil. The first step is to get started. The next step is to start praying and the final step is learning when to pray strategically. Be blessed and have a wonderful day!
“In a large sense, prayer is not our most effective weapon. In fact, it is the least. Our most effective weapon is truth. Our next most effective weapon is righteous indignation coupled with a willingness to take action against evil. Prayer is our weakest way of dealing with evil because it doesn’t create new righteous indignation, and should not be used to create the desire in people to do something about evil. For prayer to be effective, the person must be motivated and it is hard to create that motivation in our culture, which is why people use the wrong kind of prayers.
Prayer is a choice. It’s very important that you know how to use prayer strategically in order to take advantage of its power. When you know the rules of engagement in prayer, you can also take advantage of that and align yourself with God’s will. This gives you an advantage over evil because it is your choice on how you respond to evil in your life. This also raises your standard against evil.”

rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare
rules of engagement: the art of strategic prayer and spiritual warfare