Principle of PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD

Ephesians 6:13-18

 

Lord, this day I chose to put on your full armor so that I can stand against the devil’s schemes.  I recognize that I do not struggle against flesh and blood (people), but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 

 

I stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around my waist…

I choose a lifestyle of honesty and integrity. Show me the truths that I so desperately need today.  Empower me to practice truth.  Thank you for who I am in Christ today. I am...

 

I put on the breastplate of righteousness over my heart...

Lord, I wear your righteousness today against all condemnation and corruption.  I praise You that the blood of Jesus has redeemed me, justified me, forgiven me, cleansed me and is making me holy.  Fill me with your  holiness and purity—defend me from all assaults against my heart. 

 

On my feet I place the shoes of peace...

I want to be a messenger of the Good News today. Show me where You are working and fill me with power to share You with others.  I desire Your peace to reconcile me with others today.  Keep me free from the spirit of offense.  Reveal to me who I still need to forgive.

 

I need faith as my shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at me by Satan...

Jesus, I lift the confidence that You are good against every lie and every assault of the enemy. You have good in store for me. Nothing is coming today that can overcome me,  because You are with me. I believe in You and trust you.

 

I put over my mind the helmet of salvation…

Thank you, Lord, for my salvation. I want you to renew my mind today.  Help me to identify the lies I believe, enable me to renounce them and them replace them with your truthful thoughts.  I want to think of what is true and perfect.

 

I take up the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God…

Holy Spirit, show me specifically today the truths in the Word of God that I will need to counter the assaults and the snares of Satan.  Bring them to mind throughout the day so that I can speak them out loud over my life and situations.

 

I commit myself to pray at all times and on every  occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit today.  Help me to stay alert and be persistent in my prayers for all Christians everywhere.

 

Lord, I pray that I will take every opportunity to share the gospel today!  In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!