Prayer as a Spiritual Weapon

Ephesians 6:18-20 | Sermon Resources | 19 March 2023


Pastor Billy concludes our Invisible War sermon series, coming this week to Ephesians 6:18-20 where Paul calls us to pray as a means of engaging in spiritual warfare. In the sermon we will consider what it means to pray in the Spirit, with all perseverance, and for all the saints.

Discussion Questions

  1. What were your main takeaways from the sermon this week?
  2. What is the connection between the prayer Paul describes here and the spiritual warfare he described earlier in the passage?
  3. What do you think it means to pray in the Spirit?
  4. Why do you think it is so difficult to pray the way Paul instructs us to in this passage?
  5. What is the difference between resolving to make prayer a priority and learning to dependent on the Spirit?
  6. Why is perseverance so important in prayer? What truths or promises might we call to mind to encourage us to persevere in prayer?
  7. We are told in this passage to pray “for all the saints.” How can we as a group be more faithful in praying for each other? 
  8. How should the gospel transform the way we pray? 
  9. What do we learn about Paul’s heart and Paul’s priorities in this passage? 
  10. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?

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