Today’s Prayer

Holy are You, great God Almighty! Cover Your treasured one with the wings of Your grace as You give me strength to fight the battles ordained for my refinement. Father, keep my thoughts protected by the helmet of salvation so that I am not distracted by the “what if” scenarios the enemy taunts me with. Guard my heart beneath the breastplate of Your righteousness so that no bitter root of hurt and pain can harden it. As my feet find support in shoes of peace, show me the next step of the journey, Lord. For with the belt of truth and the shield of faith, I can extinguish all the flaming arrows of deceit the enemy launches at me. Teach me how to wield the sword of the Spirit to bring deeper intimacy between You and me for all the battles that I face. Under the steadfastness of Ephesians 6:10-18 and the authority of Christ Jesus, my one and only, I set these prayers as incense before the God of heaven.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.  Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.  In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;  and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,  praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, Ephesians 6:10-18, ESV

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