Wake up from Spiritual Sleep – Prayer for April 16. It is very dangerous for Christians to sleep spiritually. The enemy goes around seeking who to devour and whoever he caught sleeping will be his prey. Let’s ask God to make us be vigilant and never sleep spiritually.
Bible Verse about Spiritual Sleep for Today
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
The enemy which is Satan will always go around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. He doesn’t sleep so, therefore, we must be vigilant spiritually. This is not the type of physical sleep, it is a spiritual one, and our inner man must be awake all the time.
It is not flesh that we are fighting and it has never been flesh. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
We have to keep ourselves awake because of temptation. If we sleep spiritually, it would be easy for us to fall into temptations. To discern temptations and be able to overcome it, we need to be fully awake and be conscious of it when coming. Matthew 26:41 “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Keep yourself awake with the word of God today. The word of God is living and it gives strength – look into it today and stay awake to fight whatever comes your way.
Awake Spiritual Sleep Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank you for this morning. I thank you for the night, the sleep, and for the safety. It is by your power that I’m alive. Lord, if I am asleep spiritually, if I am not active anymore spiritually, please wake me up by your power. Open my eyes to see and be at alert so I won’t become a prey to the enemy.
In whatever I do today, let my spirit man start to manifest power in your name, let me not be a prey to the enemy. Empower me to be in charge of all as a mighty warrior. Amen.