I come before You in humility and reverence, seeking Your protection and guidance as I put on the full armor of God.
I gird myself with the belt of Truth, that I may be able to discern right from wrong and remain firmly rooted in Your Word. I put on the breastplate of righteousness, that my heart may be protected by Your righteousness and filled with Your Holy Spirit.
I put on the shoes of peace, that I may be able to bring Your message of peace to the world and walk in the path You have laid out for me. I take up the shield of faith, that I may be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one and have unshakable faith in You.
I put on the helmet of salvation, that my mind may be protected by the hope of salvation and constantly reminded of Your love and grace. And I take up the sword of the Spirit, which is Your Word, that I may be able to defend myself against the enemy’s attacks and be guided by Your truth.
I pray for the strength and wisdom to put on this armor daily and use it for Your glory. This is my prayer in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Ephesians 6:10-18 ESV
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Isaiah 59:17 ESV
He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
and a helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak.
2 Corinthians 10:4 ESV
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
Proverbs 30:5 ESV
Every word of God proves true;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
1 Peter 5:8 ESV
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Isaiah 54:17 ESV
No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.