Pray on the Armor of God
With this prayer based on Paul’s exhortation in Ephesians 6:10u201318, we can “put on” the Armor of God and defend ourselves against discouragement and doubt. The sword of the Spirit will protect us as we struggle “not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world.”
Equip me, Lord:
In Your grace, help me to say “no” to all ungodliness and worldly passions, and with the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God (v. 17).
How do you pray on the armor of God?
I pray that You would go before me today, and that You would destroy everything the devil is planning to use against me. Please prepare my heart and mind this morning for whatever the day holds, and that You would help me put on my armor firmly and securely so that I am ready for battle.
What are the 5 armor of God?
In Ephesians, these items are described as follows: loins girt with truth (belt of truth), breastplate of righteousness, shoes with the preparation of the gospel of peace (peace), shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and sword of the spirit/word of God.
What does it mean to put on the armor of God?
Put on all of God’s armor so that you can stand against the devil’s schemes; therefore, take up all of God’s armor so that you can withstand in the evil day and, having done all, to stand.
What is the only offensive piece of the armor of God?
The only offensive weapon in our arsenal is the sword of the Spirit, which, as Paul goes on to explain, is God’s word through scripture, which equips us to defend ourselves and seek peace with faith.
Why is it important to put on the whole armor of God?
The armor of God represents the spiritual defense we must employ. The Bible tells us that we are fighting a war against Satan, who seeks to destroy us, and that we must therefore take action and put on God’s armor.
Is the armor of God a metaphor?
u201cLove is a battlefield,u201d Pat Benatar said. u201cYou ain’t nothing but a hound dog,u201d Elvis sang. We might say, u201cHe is drowning in debt.u201d The apostle Paul used the armor of God to illustrate the spiritual battle. Every Christian is engaged in spiritual warfare.
How do I remember the armor of God?
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might, putting on the whole armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil ( Ephesians 6:10-20 ).
- Truth (belt)
- Righteousness (breastplate)
- Peace (shoes)
- Salvation (Helmet).
What are the six armors of God?
The God’s Armor
- The u201cbreastplate of righteousnessu201d (Ephesians 6:14
- D) is something we should put on.
What do you mean by armor?
1: a protective outer layer (as of a ship, a plant or animal, or a cable) 2: a quality or circumstance that affords protection the armor of prosperity 3: armored forces and vehicles (such as tanks) 4: a protective outer layer (as of a ship, a plant or animal, or a cable)
What does it mean to pray in the Spirit?
If you want to pray in the Holy Spirit, you want to develop Jesus Christ’s love character, and you want to shape your prayers around desires that aren’t lustful, but rather desires that develop your capacity for love, such as desires for professions, spouses, children, material possessions, and so on.
How do you pray powerfully?
I hope they inspire you to make the year 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
What does it mean to be strong in the Lord?
What does it mean to be strong in the Lord? It means that we are reliant on the Lord. This is God’s work on us, not a command to strengthen ourselves. Paul isn’t about to reveal our fiercest foeu2014the devil (6:11).
What is the helmet of salvation in the armor of God?
The helmet of salvation is another piece of God’s armor that Paul discusses in Ephesians 6. The helmet served as head protection in the Roman army, and it was a crucial piece of armor because an attack to the head could result in instant death.
What does Jesus say about the sword?
They demonstrate that, when read in context (Luke 22:36-38), Jesus is aware of prophecy fulfillment and makes the surprising statement that two swords are “enough.” He said to them, “But now, if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.”