Praying the Armor of God

Luke Simmons / September 30, 2018
ephesians, prayer

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Good morning, Lord. I am confident that you will give me victory over sin and Satan today. By faith, I’m asking for victory over ____________ (List things I know I will be facing today.)

To prepare myself for the battle ahead, by faith I put on the BELT OF TRUTH.

The truth about You, Lord—You are great, glorious, good, and gracious. The truth about me, Lord, is that I am a new creature in Christ and have been set free from the power of sin and given your Spirit in power. I am Your child and nothing can separate me from Your love. The truth is that You have a purpose for me today—someone to encourage, someone to share with, someone to love.

Next, by faith, I put on the BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Through this I guard my heart and my emotions. I will not allow my heart to attach itself to anything that is impure. I will not allow my emotions to rule in my decisions. I will set my mind on what is right and just. I will live today by what is true, not by what I feel.

Lord, this morning I put on the SANDALS OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.

I am available to You. Send me where You will. Guide me to those who need encouragement or physical help of some kind. Use me to solve conflicts wherever they may arise. Make me a calming presence in every circumstance in which You place me. I will not be hurried or rushed for my schedule is in Your hands. I will not leave a trail of tension and apprehension. I will leave tracks of peace and stability everywhere I go.

I now take up the SHIELD OF FAITH.

Lord, my faith is in You and You alone. Apart from You, I can do nothing. With You, I can do all things. I will not be afraid, for You are going with me throughout this day. When I am tempted, I will call on you for help and strength.

Lord, by faith I am putting on the HELMET OF SALVATION.

You know how Satan bombards my mind day and night with evil thoughts, lies, and accusations. I put on this helmet that will protect my mind. I choose to stop every impure and negative thought at the door of my mind. I choose to take every thought captive, I will dwell on what is good and right and pleasing to You.

Last, I take up the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is Your word.

Thank You for the precious gift of Your word. It is strong and powerful and able to defeat even the strongest of Satan’s onslaughts. Your word says that I am not under obligation to the flesh to obey its lusts. Your word says that He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world.

So Lord, I go now rejoicing that You have chosen me to represent You to this lost and dying world. May others see Jesus in me, and may Satan and his hosts shudder as Your power is made manifest in me.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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