Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17
I thank You that I can put on Your armor and have the strength to stand firm. I know our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of wickedness. God, I pray that every day I will be faithful to gird my loins with truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, shod my feet with the gospel of peace, take up the shield of faith, put on the helmet of salvation and pick up the sword of the Spirit.
Lord, I relish the time I spend in Your word every morning. I ask that Your Spirit will guide and direct me in Your word, and use that time to clothe me in Your armor. Lord, I need the protection that Your word affords, and I thank You for providing it.
Gratefully I pray,