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 we put on the full armor of God daily?
How do I get God’s armor? We “put it on” by seeking God and His righteousness above all else (Matthew 6:33), making Him and His ways our dwelling place (Psalm 91:1), and desiring for His commands to become our ways (Psalm 37:4; 119:24, 111; Isaiah 61:10).
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 are the 7 pieces of armor of God?
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- The u201cbreastplate of righteousnessu201d (Ephesians 6:14
- D) is something we should put on.
What does the armor of God symbolize?
Your victory in spiritual warfare was secured at the cross of Christ and the blood that was shed there (Rev. 12:11). The entire armor is an expression of your complete trust in God and what He has done for you through Jesus Christ.
Why is the armor of God important?
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.
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).
Is prayer part of the armor of God?
Paul adds that we should always be praying at the end of the armor of God passage in Ephesians 6, so that we can be ready to fight any battle that comes our way. When we embody each part of the armor and stay connected to God through prayer, we can be ready to fight any battle that comes our way.
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 is the purpose of armor?
Protective clothing with the ability to deflect or absorb the impact of projectiles or other weapons that may be used against its wearer, also known as body armour.
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.
What is sword of the spirit?
The sword of the spirit, which represents the Word of God, is the sixth piece of armor that Paul discusses in Ephesians 6. For a Roman soldier, the sword served as an offensive weapon against enemies, and when sharpened, it could pierce through just about anything, making it a very dangerous tool.
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.
What is the shield of faith?
The shield of faith is the fourth piece of armor Paul discusses in Ephesians 6, and he tells us to take it up in order to extinguish all the evil one’s flaming arrows. Faith is believing that God created the world and sent His only Son to die for our sins so that we might have eternal life.
How do you pray in the Spirit?
Christ’s response is the Lord’s Prayer ( Matthew 6:9u201313), and I hope they will inspire you to make 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.