Crossroads Community Church


11-3-2019 Bulletin

crossroads community church
550 harve mathis road
athens, georgia 30601
706.543.4650 office
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thoughts from pastor chris

What is a prayer warrior?

Have you ever been called a prayer warrior? When I hear that term, I envision an old lady with scabby knees kneeling in a shabby, sparse, but clean room with nothing to do with her time but ... pray. My concept of a prayer warrior changed, however, when I was in college. One of my college professors, who was also my next-door neighbor, asked me to pray for her son, who was going through a difficult time in his life. I'll never forget what she said to me: "I wanted to ask you to pray for him because I know you are a prayer warrior."


I've never considered myself a prayer warrior. I don't pray nearly enough to qualify for that title. I can't think of enough miraculous, amazing stories of my answered prayers to allow me such a lofty position. Yet, there I was being considered a great warrior of prayer. The interesting thing is ... guess what her comment did for me. Yep. I began to pray more. I thought, "maybe I am a prayer warrior, after all."

The truth is, a prayer warrior may not look like you think. In fact, you might be a prayer warrior, yourself. Ephesians 6:12 teaches us that are battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual powers. Everytime we send a prayer up, we are fighting a spiritual battle.