Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth, who carry out what Hevcommands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps youvwill be concealedvon the day of the Lord’s anger.–Zephaniah 2:3


Every team has them, and every team needs them—warriors. They display it on their faces—they’re ready to play! Their game faces are on, and they take the field ready for battle.

Zephaniah encouraged the people of his day to gather and pray. What great advice. I recently had the opportunity to see FCA warriors in action at a staff retreat. These warriors met early in the morning, some on their knees, some standing, most in chairs. They were prayer warriors—mighty men and women of God who truly knew what it meant to gather and pray.

These prayer warriors gave such encouragement as I listened to their prayers of adoration, confession, and thanksgiving to the Lord. I felt that nothing could come their way that prayer couldn’t handle. I’m not sure what a prayer warrior’s game face looks like, but I’m sure I saw it in that room.

Every life needs prayer warriors. In good news, in bad news—whatever life brings! These men and women will go to prayer and lift up anything that comes along to the One who listens and truly cares. Praise the Lord for their example. May we all learn from their dedication.


1. Is your prayer life warrior-like or wimpy?
2. Do you set aside time to pray, or do you only pray when you think you“need” it?
3. What can you do to become a better prayer warrior?


Extra Reading: Psalm 116:2; Matthew 6:5-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:17


Lord, teach me to wait on You. Teach me to be patient, joyful, and loving as I wait. While I wait, Lord, renew me by the power of Your Spirit. Amen.