A Note from the Apostle Paul on Prayer. A Spiritual Battle indeed.
This verse introduces the general character of a believer’s prayer life: 1) “all prayer and petition” focuses on the variety; 2) “at all times” focuses on the frequency (cf. Ro 12:12; Php 4:6; 1Th 5:17); 3) “in the Spirit” focuses on submission, as we line up with the will of God (cf. Ro 8:26, 27); 4) “be on the alert” focuses on the manner (cf. Mt 26:41; Mk 13:33); 5) “all perseverance” focuses on the persistence (cf. Lk 11:9; 18:7, 8); and 6) “all the saints” focuses on the objects (cf. 1Sa 12:23).
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.” Ephesians 6:11
It is not in our own strength that we fight the battle, but in Gods Holy Armor, which he gives freely, to all believers. If we try and fight in our own strength and might, we lose. I pray that we are reminded daily, that there is a spiritual battle raging, and we remember to fight filled with his spirit and his might