Morning Prayer to Put on the Armor of God
Charles Stanley – The Glorious Journey – Page 266
Armor of God – The central truths of Scripture that make up the spiritual defenses of the believer.
Good morning, Lord. Thank You for assuring me of victory today. By faith I choose to follow Your battle plan and to prepare myself according to Your instructions.
To prepare myself for the battle ahead, by faith I put on the belt of truth. Renew my mind to what is true. Fill me with truth. Expose in my heart the lies that I am tempted to believe. The truth is that You are a sovereign God who loves me and cares for me. The truth about me is that I am your child—bought and paid for. Nothing can separate me from Your love.
By faith I put on the breastplate of righteousness. Today I am committed to doing what is right. I pray that I would be known as one who does what is right regardless of what it costs me. Allow the righteousness of Christ to shine through me today.
By faith I put on the sandals of the gospel. I am available to You. Use me in the lives of others. I pray that in my conduct and speech I would accurately represent you. Make me a calming presence everywhere I go.
I now take up the shield of faith. My faith is in You and You alone. Apart from You I can do nothing. In You, I can do all things. Everything that comes against me must come through You for I am in You. As You walked without sin on this earth, live without sin through me today. By faith I claim victory over __________ [then I list some of the temptations I know I will face that day.] When I face these temptations, remind me that the victory has already been won.
By faith, I put on the helmet of salvation. Thank You for saving me. Thank You for forgiving me. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to live inside me. Holy Spirit, I surrender my will to You today. I surrender my thoughts to You. I choose to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
And last, I take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. [Then I claim several specific promises from Scripture.]
So Lord, I go now rejoicing that You have chosen me to represent You to this lost world. May others see Jesus in me. May Satan and his hosts shudder as Your Power is manifest through me.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.