Wednesday, June 22, 2011

winning the battle through prayer

I'm really not one for praying prayers that were written
by someone else.

I like to speak to Jesus in my own words...and I'm
pretty sure He likes it that way too.


We are friends, you know.

But when I heard the prayer below while listening to
David Jeremiah about two weeks ago,
I just had to have it written down for myself.
And I've prayed it often since then.

It's just really good.

Read it.
Pray it.
Make it your own.

Warrior's Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Your warrior prepares for battle.
Today I claim victory over Satan by putting on
the whole armor of God!

I put on the Girdle of Truth!
May I stand firm in the truth of Your Word
so I will not be a victim of Satan's lies.

I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness!
May it guard my heart from evil
so I will remain pure and holy,
protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.

I put on the Shoes of Peace!
May I stand firm on the Good News of the Gospel
so Your peace will shine through me
and be a light to all I encounter.

I take the Shield of Faith!
May I be ready for Satan's fiery darts of
doubt, denial and deceit
so I will not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat.

I put on the Helmet of Salvation!
May I keep my mind focused on You
so Satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.

I take the Sword of the Spirit!
May the two-edged sword of Your Word
be ready in my hands
so I can expose the tempting words of Satan.

By faith your warrior has put on the
whole armor of God!

I am prepared to live this day
in spiritual victory!



Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing, Lori.

Jennifer said...

That's a good one!

quilt-n-mama said...

I love it! Our children's program just put on a program at church on Sunday about the Armor of God and it was awesome- I need to teach the kids this one to go with it!

Thanks for sharing it, I usually don't like prewritten prayers either- but awesome!
Praying for you too:)

Karin said...

LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Interesting that you are sharing this. I heard this same prayer one morning on the radio, and I thought I should find that and memorize it with the boys. Then I forgot! Thank you so much for reminding me, and making it so easy to find!! ; )

Anita said...

First, we have so enjoyed David Jeremiah's solid biblical teaching over the years...and secondly....I really needed to be reminded of these truths today as we are facing a spiritual battle that has started. Thank you Lori!!

Angie said...

I pray the armor of God over our family every day!!! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

Wonderful prayer to pray for ourselves and our kids! Thanks for sharing.

learningtogether said...

I'm with you on praying it out in my own words, BUT this prayer really hit close to home today. Copying it out...

Vicky said...

That was really good, thanks for sharing! Making it mine!

Chris said...

Very necessary thoughts/prayer

Jean said...

Amen is right!!
I love it!!
I could use this prayer... everyday... definitely in need of the armor of GOD!

Jen said...

Such a powerful prayer!

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