A Prayer from Ephesians 6:10-16
God, I need You to strengthen me by Your vast strength. Help…Enable…Empower me to stand against the tactics of the devil.
I take up the FULL ARMOR of Your Strength so I can resist and stand.
I take up Your truth to see your will clearly, unclouded by the enemy’s deception and to protect my mind.
I take up Your righteousness to protect my heart and impact my life and others by living for You.
I take up an attitude of readiness to protect my will…to bring the Gospel of Peace to overcome spiritual conflict.
I take up faith to protect my spirit so that the devil’s attacks can be extinguished.
I take up salvation to protect my soul so that I may find my confidence in Your ability and not mine.
I take up the Scriptures to advance your word and defeat every false way.
I pray these things with the Spirit … alert … persevering … interceding for others.
Ephesians 6:10-16 (HCSB)
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore,with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
Thanks for reading, JD.