Resist the devil, remember your brotherhood (1 Peter 5:8-9)

"Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world." - 1 Peter 5:8-9

I'm just thinking about how little I'm tuned in to the war going on around me. The Bible is very clear there are battles we cannot see going on all the time. I want to be great in the Kingdom of Heaven and the battle has been going on for some time, am I doing my part in prayer for the Kingdom?

Are you doing yours? I have a lot of people praying for me regularly, and I can tell frequently because of the absurd amount of grace the Lord gives me in overwhelming situations. Often I'll hope my prayers are being felt by others, but far too often I'm not really praying for anyone but myself.

We have to resist the devil, pray against him, and pray for our fellow believers who are suffering elsewhere in the world. Think of the many who are still imprisoned for their faith, even if its a generic prayer for their perseverance and God's comfort, it wont fall on deaf ears.