Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints (Ephesians 6:18)
Sadly, in many churches, if you are not sick you are not on the “prayer list.” And if you are sick, the moment you recover you are removed. This manifests a very limited view of spiritual things.
When Paul exhorted the Ephesians church to “take up the whole armor of God”, he included this word about praying. For, all kingdom advancement, protection and provision comes from above. It is God who orchestrates our walk of faith. Prayer is man making request to His provider for heavenly resources and direction.
Furthermore, this is an “always” on the Christian’s “to-do” list. And what kind of prayer you may ask? “All prayer!” James would add “with nothing doubting.” Not only do the saints of God continually prayer for help from on high, but they always look for the provision with perseverance.
Back to “the prayer list”: who should be on it? At least “all saints”. Congregations should pray for the sick among them and they should pray for specific needs peculiar to their fellowship. But they should also heed the word of the apostle here and offer up prayers that have “all saints” as the objects of nourishment.
So we are calling upon you,child of God, to pray for all saints and watch.