Pray on every occasion in the Spirit, with every type of prayer and intercession. You’ll need to keep awake and alert for this, with all perseverance and intercession for all God’s holy ones–
It is good to pray all the time for everything.
In fact, it’s more than good. It is how we appropriate the Life of God, or God-Energy, into the earthly realm here and now.
In war, you want to cut off your enemy’s supply lines. No supply lines means no food, no ammunition, no way to win.
In spiritual warfare, our enemy wants to cut off our supply lines providing energy and power. Therefore, the enemy tries to keep us from praying because that interrupts the direct flow of life and energy from God into us. And those are the spiritual supplies absolutely necessary for fighting spiritual battles.
It’s interesting how the satan seems to be at work even in keeping this verse hidden. I’m not sure I can remember it being mentioned in church or preached on, even though it comes immediately after the very popular section on “Putting on the whole armor of God.”
Perhaps the evil one’s plan includes an attempt to keep us fascinated with the armor of God and what it means (instead of actually putting it on), as well as distracting us from focusing on that pesky little verse 18 about that thing he hates and fears so much—prayer, for prayer connects us intimately with God, providing the Spirit’s energy that is a non-negotiable requirement for living the spiritual life.