Preparation and prayer

 

Ephesians 6:17–18: “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 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.”

 

Spiritual warfare is a very real part of our Christian lives. This battle fought spiritually, is naturally fought with spiritual weapons. Previously in Ephesians 6, Paul details various parts of armour and attaches spiritual values to each one. (Ephesians 6:10-16)

In the end, he concludes with the word of God and prayer, every Christian’s most powerful resources.

 

Prayer is to become a permanent fixture in every Christian’s lives, as emphasised by Ephesians 6:18 “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”

 

When going into battle, we need to be as prepared as possible, and Paul’s advice here is that prayer is one of the best ways to prepare our hearts and mind for spiritual warfare. Are you ready?

Henri Nouwen’s Spirituality of Integration, by Wil Hernandez

Some 60 participants attended the recent one-day seminar at EAST campus led by Dr Wil Hernandez who exposed all who came to an integrated spiritual life that Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) have sought to teach and exemplify through his life. It is the desire that we too can more intentionally endeavour to live a life of love in a way that impacts others and the world around us.

Dr Wil’s study and teaching on Henri Nouwen is reflected in the books the former has authored on the latter. Click on each book to find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar photos courtesy of Nelson Lo. Book covers courtesy of Amazon.com and Media Ministry of Cru Singapore.