This morning I was reading in Ephesians 6 and was struck at the turn in Paul’s train of thought. In Eph. 6:11-17 the discussion focused on our tools in defense against the attacks of the devil. Then immediately following this, Paul pushes us toward action for others.
He writes, “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints…” (Eph. 6:18).
This is why we have such a burden to share prayer needs of the saints. Your prayers really are needed and the Father does hear.