“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19b

I read this quote recently: “He who walks in prayer shields his soul from the enemy.” What does it mean to walk in prayer? I know people who walk as they pray in the morning or at a prayer meeting, but I believe it means more than this. All of us need that time each day that is set apart to pray and study God’s Word.

But I find myself praying many times through the day, even over little everyday things. Even as we go about our duties, whether at work or home, we can breathe a prayer without neglecting the other things we are doing. Keeping in constant touch with the Lord, protects us when the enemy tries to catch us up.

None of us are immune to trials, temptations and discouragements. This Scripture tells us that even though the enemy may attack us, sometimes in severe ways, the Spirit of the Lord is ready to do battle for us, because we have been staying in touch with the Lord.

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for the privilege of prayer, knowing that you hear every whisper, and that you are always there to fight our battles for us.

Devotion by Anne Johnston



  1. Dodie Woolem

    Oh boy, the Lord truly used you to minister to me this morning. Thank you for being a willing vessel!

    • Anne Johnston

      Thankful I could be a blessing.