Pray that the saints would be alert and watchful to maintain their prayer life (Eph. 6:18).

Eph. 6:18: By means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit and watching unto this in all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints.

According to the revelation of Ephesians, we have to pray in order to have the church life. Although you may have the knowledge concerning the church, without praying unceasingly you cannot have the church life. The church life does not remain with your knowledge; it remains with your praying, even with your continual and persistent prayer all the time. At the end of Ephesians such a charge is given, indicating that the church depends upon our prayer life. If we do not have a prayer life, we are through. We may have a lot of knowledge, a lot of revelation concerning the Body, but this does not mean we can have the church life. To have the church life depends upon our continual prayer. Ephesians 6:18, like other verses in these four books, uses many modifiers: “By means of all prayer…praying at every time in spirit…in…petition.” We have to pray and watch unto prayer in petition. This is the way to watch unto prayer. This means you have to pray every minute, and then you have to be awake, not sleeping. We have to be awake to this kind of continual prayer, and this watching is in all petition. This means that while you are praying, you are watchful; while you are praying, you are awake. (CWWL, 1980, vol. 1, “Perfecting Training,” ch. 14, pp. 159-160)

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