God of Your promise, may Your unfathomable faithfulness manifest in my life in new ways. Thank You for instilling hope in the deep recesses of my soul because You are creatively inventive in dealing with the giants that face those You love. Father, place in me sling stones of spiritual wisdom and rocks of solid trust, so that I can enter any battlefield with the confidence which comes from my deposited inheritance in Christ. Grant Your beloved image bearer a defiant faith that sees things not as they are but as they could be. Enable me to walk toward that vision right through enemy territory because I am shielded by faith, strengthened in grace and protected in love. Keep me from being distracted by personality conflicts as You open my eyes to the bigger fight I face in the spiritual realm. Under the mercy of Your word in Ephesians 6:12 and the authority of Christ, I lift these prayers heavenward.
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.
Ephesians 6:12, ESV