Power-filled Prayer For Battle

King Asa of Judah, as described in 2 Chronicles 14, was a good king who endeavored to serve God by doing what was good according to the Lord’s will. Yet despite the fact that King Asa had served the Lord, Judah’s period of peace and rest came to an end when the powerful army of the Ethiopians came out against them. Here is the king’s prayer as he cried out to the Lord while he prepared for battle against an overwhelming enemy:

(2 Chronicles 14: 11-12 )

” Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. So the Lord smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah: and the Ethiopians fled.”

Undoubtedly, we all have faced many battles along the way; and, the Bible assures us that there will be other challenging ones ahead. In fact, our struggles will become increasingly more fierce and frequent throughout the end times because Satan realizes he doesn’t have much time left, and he is furious about it! (Mt. 24: 7-13 and Revelation 12:12). Therefore, it would be valuable for us to learn how we can pray as powerfully as King Asa as we encounter these inevitable battles.

Asa acknowledged that nothing was too hard for God, and it didn’t matter how big and powerful the enemy was, or how small his own army was that faced them. We too can stand strong knowing that our God is the same God that the king served and just as then, nothing is too hard for Him (Jeremiah 32:17 and Luke 1:37). Our prayers do not have to be eloquent or lengthy; when we acknowledge that we battle in his name and rest in (keep relying on) the Lord, He will help us. Our battle becomes the Lord’s battle and he will turn it for our good (Romans 8:28).