As the events of history and nations play out, the Church’s first call is to pray daily, even morning, noon, and night, maybe even 7 times a day, and perhaps always.
The spiritual warfare is real and although it is somewhat a mystery to us how our prayers to God are used to effect changes in the earth, but because God calls us to pray, we can be sure that they do. Prayer is the first way we participate in the Kingdom of God. We call upon the Name of the Lord, and we have been given the Holy Spirit to help us to pray in accordance with God’s will.
As in any type of warfare, there are some conflicts that are greater than others, and because of this, there can be delays regarding what is released or bound in the earth to match God’s appointed time, which only He knows.
A good example of this is also in Daniel chapter 10, concerning a vision and weeks of prayer for a great conflict (war) when an archangel (Gabriel?) arrived and spoke to Daniel regarding the vision and his prayers, and how he the archangel was delayed because of a battle with a powerful demonic principality, which Michael the archangel came to assist him with.
“Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.”