Day 19 – Spiritual Warfare – Armour of God

Prayer is not only communion with God; it is also confrontation with the enemy. When we are taking ground for the kingdom it is certain that we will face spiritual opposition. Knowing that we are in a spiritual battle, God provides spiritual armour and equips us to take a stand when opposition comes our way.
 
“Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” – EPHESIANS 6:11-18
 
Acknowledge that you’re in a spiritual battle. Then, claim the protection God has given you by praying through the different pieces of armour described in Ephesians 6.
 

“Thank You, Lord, for my salvation. I receive it in a new and fresh way from You, and I declare that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ and the place I have in Your Kingdom. I wear Your righteousness today against all condemnation and corruption. Cover me with Your holiness and purity—defend me from all attacks against my heart. Lord, I put on the belt of truth. I choose a lifestyle of honesty and integrity. Expose the lies I have believed and show me Your truth today. I choose to live for the Gospel in every moment. Show me where You are working and lead me to it. Give me strength to walk daily with You. I believe that You are powerful against every lie and attack of the enemy and I receive and claim your power in my life. Nothing is coming today that can overcome me because You are with me. Holy Spirit, show me the truths of the Word of God that I will need to counter the traps of the enemy. Please prompt me today to pray in truth as needs, and situations arise. Finally, I pray for all my brothers and sisters who are also facing opposition. I pray that you would grant them the faith to stand against the attacks of the enemy.”