This is my paraphrase of Ephesians 6:10-18, about the Armour of God. Perhaps this prayer will strengthen you for today.
I need you today, knowing I am in a spiritual battle even in this physical world. You have given me armour to help, so I put on each piece.
At the end of the day may I be standing firm before You.
I put on the belt of Your Truth, to discern untruth and evil schemes.
Teach me Your Truth.
I put on the breastplate of Your righteousness, Your character.
Teach me to be like you.
Wherever today takes me, I put on shoes of peace, knowing Your Good News can make a difference in this world.
Give me Your Peace, and teach me to be a Peacemaker.
I hold up the shield of faith, asking for Your protection from attacks of the devil.
Increase my faith.
I put on the helmet of salvation, knowing Your death and resurrection makes a difference in each of my choices.
Teach me to think like You.
I take the sword of the Spirit, Your Word, and ask that you speak to me and through me.
Teach me to hear You.
Lord, may I remain in constant communication with You today, being alert to where You are working in the lives of others and in my life.
I pray Your Kingdom come, Your will be done.
Marnie writes from northern British Columbia. She shares from her heart, drawing from both painful and joyful life experiences, where she believes God's presence makes all the difference.