"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" Ephesians 6:10-18
We continually should wear the Whole Armor of God every day. Before we enter into prayer, especially Spiritual Warfare, it is vital to put on the Whole Armor of God to be fully equipped as a victorious Christian. Pray that God's people put on His Whole Armor:
Helmet of Salvation
- Protect my mind.
- A helmet also is a protection for the eyes. Pray during this time. Keep my mind and eyes focused on you. Let me think right; let me view things through your eyes, Oh Lord.
Breastplate of Righteousness
- Keep my heart right.
- God filter everything that comes into or out of my heart, through Your righteousness. None is righteous Oh Lord, but You. Let me be easily impressed by Your Spirit, recognizing the unction of Your Spirit. Lord, it's Your righteousness, not mine.
- Put on (in your mind) the breastplate and let God impress you about things of the Spirit.
Loins Girt about with Truth
- Let me love truth.
- A girdle was used to keep the rest of the garments from hampering your progress.
- It also could be used to carry your sword and money. Truth gives you power and strength.
- Gird me about with truth; wrap Yourself around me. Let truth keep me from lies and error.
Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
- Everywhere I walk, bring peace. I am willing to witness.
- Lord, help me to be peaceful and to bring peace. Lord, guide my feet and guard them. Set my feet in a large place safe from the pit. Send the angels to keep me from bruising my feet against a stone.
Shield of Faith
- Quench all fiery darts of the enemy and help me when I do not understand.
- Lord, You are the Author and the Finisher of my faith. Let my faith come from You, for You are faithful. A strong defense is the beginning of great offense. With faith all things are possible. Lord, I know You fight for me. Above all...First thing we must have. If we are missing or weak in any other part of our armor, faith will cover for it.
Sword of the Spirit
- Let me be on the offense with truth.
- Anoint the Word in my hands and heart. Lead me and guide me that I may be effective in all I do. Let Your Word do a work through me. Your Word gives me boldness to attack and knowledge to defend myself and others.
- Let me be a channel through which the Word can flow.
*Excerpts from Spiritual Warfare Prayer by Judy Doughty