I just got done reading “This Present Darkness” and it was such a faith building book. If you have never read it I suggest you do. It was a great reminder of how powerful Prayer is. Which is something one should never forget. Prayer is important. It helps build our foundation in faith. Payer what Jesus gave us, we pray using our spirit man. Prayer is our tool and weopon against Evil. I have a bumper sticker on my truck that says “Prayer Changes Everything” and that is 1oo% true. Even when we can not see the difference, or the change takes time. Prayer is not always easy too, sometimes it is hard, and sometimes we may not know what to say. But that is where our faith, and spirit man kick in.
Ephesians 6:13-18: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Psalms 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Also when we pray it is important that we take time after to be silent and listen. We may not get answers right away but God gives us words of wisdom and guidance.
I hope this helps you with your prayer life, and has inspired you. It has been on my heart since I started the book and now I finally expressed it. God bless you today and always!