Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places
Battles are won when warriors spend time on their knees. A skilled soldier studies his/her enemy and knows the type of battle before rushing in. Every believer ought to know what enemy they are fighting. You’ve gotta know your enemy. You’ve gotta know what prayer will work for the battle you’re facing. Sometimes, you’ve got to fast. Sometimes you’ve got to praise your way out. Sometimes you’ve got to walk around your ‘wall’ and shout for the wall to come crumbling sow, sometimes you’ve got to be still and give Him your battle – either way, the battle cannot be won unless you’ve spend time in the word and in prayer.
**Faith needs a life of prayer for its full growth. In all the different parts of the spiritual life there is a close union between unceasing action and reaction, so that each may be both cause and effect. Thus it is with faith. There can be no true prayer without faith; some measure of faith must precede prayer. And yet prayer is also the way to more faith: There can be no higher degrees of faith except through much prayer. – Andrew Murray**