You know what it’s like.
You’re going through a rough time. You’re weary. But the hits just keep coming (to you, your friends, your family, and everyone else).
What do you do?
From the German “knecht,” meaning servant or bondservant.
At age eight, aspiring knights would learn to handle horses and use training/toy weaponry. At 14, the students would begin formal education, the handling of real weaponry, and art of chivalry. Finally, by 18, if training was completed to an acceptable degree, they were knighted.
From that day forward, Knights were expected to live up to the tenants of the station. They were expected to uphold codes of honor, ethics, and responsibility—both to king and country. In battle, they were expected to follow their leader without question or hesitation.
Knights learned that following
their Captain, their King,
would lead them to glory.
While we often see Knights as virtually royalty, the very root of the word means servant. Honoring the King, training, learning, studying, serving…this is what it meant to be a Knight.
In our Holy Order, to fight in service of our King means to fight on behalf of others. It means putting yourself aside, and doing the hard and honorable thing. It means spending time entrenched in the Word, learning how to fight the enemy. It means praying for those in need until your strength (emotional, mental, spiritual) is spent.
And when you feel you
can continue no longer,
it means relying on the
strength of the King
to carry you through.
- Adore God as Captain and King.
- Confess when you are at your wits end, and need help.
- Thank God for granting much needed courage to face our battles, or the battles of others.
- Supplicate for the will of God to be carried out in the end, no matter the outcome.
It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.Deuteronomy 13:4
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.Ephesians 6:18
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love.Galatians 5:13
Different situations and seasons of life call for different kinds of prayer. The prayer life of the individual is not confined to only one of these “warrior classes.” This series is merely a collection of ideas and suggestions for you to apply to your daily walk with God.