Day Five – Full Armor of God

As we read aloud this passage and prayer together, let’s depend on the Spirit to put on the full armor of God and to live fully in the Lord’s victory for his purpose and mission today.

Ephesians 6:10-20 NIV –
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.  Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that I can be strong in you and in your mighty power, putting on the full armor of God so that I can stand my ground and to stand firm in you no matter what challenges or struggles I may face today.  I pray for my brothers and sisters in the church that we will stand firm in the Lord together as you have called us to fearlessly proclaim the gospel through our lives.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

In continued prayer for one another in the church, let’s sing this song, “I Will See the Lord (Land of the Living)” by The Emerging Sound (click here).

– EK