“Contend for me, my God and Lord” (Psalm 35:23).
Prayer is the way we let go and let God.
Prayer is the way we take our hands off and let God put His hands on. Prayer is the difference between you fighting for God and God fighting for you.
We actually have two intercessors. The Holy Spirit is interceding for us with groans that cannot be uttered…the Son of God is interceding for us as well.
Our prayers don’t have expiration dates.
You can live with holy confidence, knowing that when God is contending for your cause, your cause is destined to succeed. This doesn’t mean there won’t be setbacks and sacrifices along the way; it just means that war has already been won.
from Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge, pp89-90, 92-93.