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“Watch And Pray”

Key Verse

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41).

Text — Matthew 26:40-43


When Nehemiah and his team went to rebuild the walls and gates of Jerusalem that  were burnt and broken down they had enemies to contend with. They were Sambalant and his gang. Nehemiah and the Israelites had to pray, watch and work (Nehemiah 4:6-9). To “Watch” means to be alert, to pay attention, to stand firm. “To pray” means to talk to and hear from God. What is it that we are watching for? What is it that we are praying for? Many people watch but they don’t pray. And some pray without watching. Both must be applied for constant victory.

Watch against the influence of your peers who indulge in drug abuse such as cocaine, Heroin, Methadone, Fentanyl, Marijuana, Morphine and Hallucinogens, such as LSD. The drugs are addictive and can negatively impact your body and mind, and gradually ruin your health, education and career.  On this International Day against Drug Abuse, pray for the around 275 million people who used drugs globally between 2020 and 2021, according to UNODC report. They are bound by the enemy of our souls – Satan.  


Some pray without watching


 Trust in God while watching and praying.

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to be on guard against the enemy’s attacks.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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