These Spiritual Warfare Prayers
are based on the full armor of God
which is explained in Ephesians 6:10-18.
As believers, we
are given the Belt of Truth,
the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Shoes of Peace,
the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and
the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.
These spiritual warfare prayers will incorporate each piece of our armor.
Before presenting the prayers, I will share an introduction.
Almost every day in my personal devotions, I physically do the movements to put on the full armor of God. I act like the pieces are visible and material. As I put on each piece, I say words that show my respect for God and words that will ignite my determination to follow God. I also speak about my firm opposition to the plans of the enemy and his forces.
The reason I choose to do this so often is because this activity always gives me a great blessing.
This site has a Bible devotion about the Full Armor of God that will complement these prayers.
And we have a page called Spiritual Warfare Strategy.
The Full Armor of God
You have probably heard one or more sermons or Bible devotions on the whole armor of God. Each presenter gives helpful information. I hope that you will enjoy my unique perspective.
Spiritual Warfare Prayers
You are awe-inspiring. You are magnificent and mighty.
Your name holds more authority than I could ever conceive. You are stronger than I could ever dream. You are wiser than I could ever comprehend. You are more loving and compassionate than I could ever imagine.
You are God. You are above all.
Thank you for the powerful armor that you give to me.
I come this day to put on the Belt of Truth.
I acknowledge that I need truth. I need to be dedicated to truth. I need to follow the truth of your Word.
Lord, I need to make reading your Word a priority in my life. If I sincerely open my mind to your Word, then I will see the truth about what I need to increase in my life and what I need to decrease in my life.
As I am praying this prayer, I realize that the enemy of my soul wants to condemn me for my failures.
I declare that I will not let the enemy condemn me for my lack of success, because you are pleased with me when I try. You want me to learn to be content in doing my best. You want me to love myself anyway, just as you do.
I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness.
I acknowledge that I am able to wear this breastplate because Jesus took my sin and gave me his righteousness.
Lord, I will remind myself today of the enormous price Jesus paid so that I could be set free. Jesus did not take sin lightly, and I will not take sin lightly.
I will show my respect for you, Lord, by seeking to obey you and seeking to please you this day.
I put on the Shoes of Peace.
I thank you for the peace I have about my future home in heaven. I feel restful and serene when I think about the glorious place where I will spend eternity.
Jesus told us that he gives us his peace. Father God, I want to feel peace in my daily life. I want to feel calm and content as I move through my day.
By the power of Jesus Christ, I declare that today I will grow in my ability to live in peace.
I will reject worry and fear. I will remember to trust you through all the circumstances of my day. I will not be moved by what I see or hear. I WILL be moved by what the Bible says. Your promises are true. Your promises are backed by the honor of your name.
I put on the Helmet of Salvation.
I thank you for my eternal salvation, and I thank you for the saving power of Jesus Christ that daily works in my life - helping me to defeat sin and helping me to put on the love of Christ.
Thank you that you are renewing my mind and showing me how to defeat my wrong thoughts and wrong attitudes. Thank you that you are taking me from the way I have always been to the godly way I can be through the power of Jesus Christ.
I pick up the Shield of Faith.
I will feed my faith today. My faith will grow stronger this day. I will meditate on your promises to take care of me. When the enemy sends fiery darts my way - in order to discourage me or get me to doubt you - I will raise my shield of faith and deflect his attacks.
My shield is a shield of confidence that you, God, are able to take care of me.
I will continually remind myself of your faithfulness.
Lord, I will be unwavering in my devotion to you this day.
I pick up the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.
I will give voice to the Word of God today. I will become more and more comfortable speaking out Scripture.
Lord, I will remind myself that when I speak your Scriptures, your power is unleashed. You have given believers words that will change the world.
Lord, I dedicate my mouth to you. I want all my words to please you. Help me to gain greater control over my tongue. I declare that today I will use my tongue to bless others, and I will avoid strife and unnecessary conflict.
Father, as I leave this time of prayer, I am going to be a freshly focused follower of Jesus Christ!
Copyright © 2012 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-prayers.com
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The term "spiritual warfare prayers" reminds us that we are soldiers of the Lord.
Spiritual warfare prayers are created to get us ready to be totally obedient to God, and to stir up our determination to be totally resistant to the enemy and his forces.
Note I am not saying that anyone can be totally obedient to God or totally resistant to the enemy but I am saying that we have to aim for that goal if we want to make real improvements in our life.
James 4:7 says, “Submit yourself to the Lord, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
These Spiritual warfare prayers are created with James 4:7 in mind, because we all want to increase submission to the Lord and resistance to the devil.
Spiritual Warfare Prayers get us stirred up for godly action!
So let's pray warriors' prayers!
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