In worldly terms, those who serve the god of this world have every conceivable advantage over those seeking to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age. Like Goliath, the forces of evil have an imposing, intimidating presence. The godly’s defeat looks to be inevitable. And, yet, it is not.
Because the godly wrestle not against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12), the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (2 Corinthians 10:4). David understood this. His words of Psalm 140:6-8 describe beautifully and accurately the godly’s “secret weapon”: “I said to the Lord: “You are my God; hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord. O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; do not further his wicked scheme, lest they be exalted.”
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16).
Therefore, “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is your unstoppable “secret weapon”.