Armor of God Prayer

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Prayer submitted by D.J. Maxwell

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Introduction:

The following prayer was written many months ago and I read it periodically to re-position the Armor of God about me.

Each piece of the Armor of God took on more value, requiring a search of Scriptures, when I recalled that the Word was God (John 1:1-14) and that the Word is Christ our Lord. Then, the component parts of the Armor of God became more powerful. It was after reading, studying, meditating upon the Word that I could proclaim the power of "the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

I’ve shared what I found and learned within this prayer with several brothers and sisters in Christ. Many were blessed by what they read, so I want to share this prayer (a study of the Word put into a prayer) with you, beloved readers of Heaven Awaits.

Blessings to you as you read, study, meditate upon and pray the Word.

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Prayer:

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“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full Armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full Armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm” (Ephesians 6:10-13, NASB).

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Almighty and most merciful God, I humbly ask You of Your great goodness, to restrain the workers of inequity with which I have had to contend (Psalm 57). Grant me Your Armor (Ephesians 6:10-13) to advance on the gates and pull down strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4), standing firm on the rock of my salvation.

I confidently take the belt of Truth. Thank You Lord for your victory; Satan cannot stand against the bold application of Truth, which is Your Word (John 17:17).

Thank You for the breastplate of righteousness. I embrace that perfect righteousness, which is the Blood of Jesus – for my righteousness is but filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). The Blood of Jesus covers me (1 John 1:7). Therefore, Satan must retreat before the righteousness of my Lord (Proverbs 18:10 & Malachi 4: 2-3) because he is a defeated foe (1 John 3:8).

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Eagerly, I lift up the shield of faith against all the blazing missiles that Satan fires at me. I know that my Lord is my shield (Psalm 18:30-50 & Psalm 27:1-3).

I recognize that my mind is a target of Satan’s deceiving ways. I cover my mind with the powerful helmet of salvation, which is my hope.  “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:8-9).

With joy I lift up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). I choose to live and breathe in its Truth and Power. As the Word proclaims: “For I am not given a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind” (2nd Timothy 1:7). Strengthen me Lord to defend, push back and defeat the enemy who seeks to steal, kill and destroy (Isaiah 35:3-4 & John 10:10).

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Lord,  I stand on the truth of your Word (Psalm 71:1-4 & John 17:17) and claim the peace that is mine through justification (Romans 5:9), touching my emotions through continuous prayer thoughts and reading your Word (Philippians 4:6).

Thank you Lord for prayer, which helps me maintain my armor – clean and proper (Psalm 17 & 23).

Even at this hour, Father God, graciously hearken to me as a soldier in the Lord’s army, calling out to Thee that, armed with Thy power ~ I may advance from victory to victory, crushing the oppression and wickedness of the enemy, establishing Thy justice and peace in this home and community (Ephesians 4:15-16).

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Heavenly Father, I put on Your Armor with gratitude and praise (Psalm 57). You have provided all I need to stand in victory against Satan and his kingdom (Revelation 12:11). Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth, within me as it is in Heaven. 

In the Name of Your Son, my Lord and Savior I pray. Amen

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Now, with the Armor of God covering me and with confidence in the Lord and His word I proclaim:

Jesus is my Lord! By the Blood of Jesus Christ, I am seen righteous before Almighty God in heaven now and for eternity (Hebrews 10:10-23). Thank you Lord.

I declare that I am a child of Father God, blessed by Him who created me (John 1:11-13). Thank you, Father God.

I declare that He who is in me is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)! Thank you, Lord.

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Holy Spirit, lead me into all Truth, guiding my prayer thoughts and words (John 16:13). I give thanks to you Lord for the Holy Spirit (John 15:26-27).

Thank you Father God that no weapon the enemy forms against me shall prosper, because You have put all things under my Lord’s feet (Ephesians 1:22) and I am one with Christ (John 17:11). My Lord graciously gives me the authority, in His name, to stomp upon the enemy (Luke 10:18-20).

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled” (2 Corinthians 10:4-6, KJ21).

Some put their trust in armaments and possessions, but I remember and put my trust in the Lord my God, everlasting Father. Blessed be the name of the LORD (Psalm 20). Amen


21 Responses to “Armor of God Prayer”

  1. In the name of Jesus I received and proclaim The Lord is mine & God chose me ;) amen

    • Amen!

      “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory;
      No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
      O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man and woman who trusts in You” (Psalm 84:11-12).

      God bless you Edna.

  2. Epheisans 6-15… And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
    Our feet are shod with the Gospel of Christ so satan cannot bruise our heel as stated in Genesis 3-15..
    Jacob and esau pretty much show what the bruising of the heel is…Jacob grabbed Esau by the heel before birth… After birth he convinced Esau to sell his birthright for a morsel of bread…
    The Lord shods our feet with his gospel… Our feet become unclad when we beieive the lies of the koran… We also forfeit our birthright as children of God when we believe the koran..It is completely incompatible with the gospel of Christ and cause men to lose God’s spirit of truth…
    The bruising of satan’s head of Genesis 3-15 is when we expose all his lies down to the foundation..These things are happening now..

  3. Good post DJ

    Soldiers of the day would stick nails in the soles of their shoes so that they could stand firm in formation as they faced wave after wave of assaults from the enemy. Their peace came in knowing that as long as they remained in formation their enemy would have a hard time defeating them. We do not fight the battle alone.

    God bless.

  4. dru,

    Thank you for your reply/comment.

    So then, consider this verse: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).

    Who comes to steal, kill and destroy? What is the strategy of the enemy?

    I think Satan’s strategy includes (but not limited to), keeping God’s people (Believers) “in the dark” (1st John 1:5-7 & Ephesians 5:8-14) and feeding on milk – not on solid food (Hebrews 5:13). A lack of knowledge gives Satan a strategic advantage over His people, according to Father God.

    Believers best gain knowledge, comprehending the Power of His Armor, which is the Power of the spoken Word and the Blood of Jesus (Yeshua) to defeat Satan and his minions. I’ve practiced what I’m preaching and it works, thank you Lord.

    The verses describing the Armor of God are the way forward, a roadmap of the knowledge needed to be able to rise up (like David with His Armor vs. Goliath – unlike Saul with his armor vs. Goliath) and hit the enemy right between the eyes, in the name of Jesus. His Kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

    I’ll reply to your comment within “Lost Ark? God Forbid!” this weekend.

    Blessings
    Psalm 20

    • DJ
      Hey this brought to mind the following: Judges 7, Gideon’s 300 men. Gideon had 22,000 to pick from and God chose 300. I say this, because Satan’s strategy is to infiltrate the ranks, and get them to doubt and fear that the army can withstand the onslaught.

      God bless

  5. dru,

    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV).

    So where does the “spirit of fear” come from?

    Yes, that is another strategy of the enemy – “spirit of fear”.

    Spiritual Warfare my friend – we’re in it and many are “blind” or do not have ears to hear.

    Blessings
    Psalm 20

  6. Can you create a printable version of this Prayer that will fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper suitable for framing? I would love to add this prayer to the framed Lord’s & Shepard’s Prayers & Ten Commandments I have hanging in my home.

    • Later this week, I’ll send a word document to Marianne for her to post or send to you via email.

      • HELLOOOOOOO!
        I want to say a good morning from me to you DJ! Can I say how much this means that you replied I feel blessed thank and PRAISE THE LORD GOD he is the one who saves who created its sad I was in the library yesterday and out of no where this person started speaking about god they saw me on the computer studying about God and then we shared that through Christ I watched a video about how the world is becoming its completely sad I started balling my eyes out it HURTS I told this person I wish I could save the WHOLE world I feel like GODS given me a bigger purpose and he wants me to save as many we all are special but I’m stuck Satan Is holding me back big time I could write for hours saying how extrutating the pain has been for me as a human being I woke up and finally released one day I need GOD! And I remember trying to pray to god with the rosary once! And my kitchen started playing up and the gas had flames going up so high! Sorry I’m tryingggg to explain so much I LOVE THE FACT u replied and people when I received a reply it touches my soul thank GOD for this thank you DJ thank you MARIANNE thank you everyone. The pain doesn’t end people treat me like I don’t belong people use me take advantage hate me stare at me in public like I am some sort of disease! I feel so uneasy it makes me sick in my mind and stomach! I don’t know days where I am so happy and then days where I’m So lowwww I feel like my suffering wont ever end. I am trying to REACH FOR THE LORD the world is so sad makes my soul cry for everyone and myself. I am so In love with God the fact he forgives us always and nothing matters he will always understand and forgive such A LOVING BEAUTIFUL CREATOR WE HAVE in my heart I know he is real!!!!!!! I am confused sometimes and my head I get so insecure in this world I feel like the WHOLE universe is against me satan really gets to me I always have in my head its not humans its demons and satan and evil???? Today its weird I want too explain how I feel not being selfish but its painful and hurts that people are all against me my story is horrible but I even now feel like the devil is trying to not let me explain properly I blame him I BLAME SATAN TOO! I’m confused as to why the worlds against me people really look at me and give me the stare as if I’m unwelcome in this world and u know what I’m the most sweetest and kindest human I care and randomly help people when I just care and love because I also want god to know I care but it because I love helping people I have put up posters around my town telling people to be kind god loves you lets make peace stop hate things like that and I want to change the world beyond anything anyone can imagine. I want to make GOD PROUD sometimes I want god to take me awayyyyyyyy this world is really cruel!!!!!!!

      • DJ MWAAAAAAAH GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL God bless every soul thanks to Marianne for making a blog like this. THOSE VERY BLESSED PEOPLE thank u DJ you made my day armour of god is prayer I just am confused which to pray! There are so many! Thank youuuu honestly this means beyond anything thank you or feeling of gratitude I appreciate this. Thanks for making my soul smile I love how someone comes out of no where AND BRINGS HOPE <3 awwwww such a beautiful feeling nothing compares. THANKSSSS xxxxxxx biggest hugs. Thank The Lord for this I love it out of the blue god Suprises Us :) so beautiful. This is my prayer. GOD PLEASE hear my prayer give me the strength to save the world from destruction through Christ let me save more souls even though I'm being guided and helped by such beautiful human beings / souls thank u DJ AND HESTER AND MARIANNE and everyone exclude that lord please give people hope let those who are strong enough guide the rest! I think its possible we can actually change this world SATAN has decieved people ( the world ) so well they laugh and think its stupid and its not a funny laughing matter even the GOD does love his people to be happy and laughing its serious if people only knew the smallest change matters it would help AMEN AMEN DJ I really want to change the world and give god all the credit!!!!!!!!! Haha sounds crazy but also DJ can u help me out and explain why when I am out and about in public why I think people are staring and then I catch everyone most people do and its like they are laughing at me and saying u are bad but then I think its the devil tricking me how do I GET RID OF THIS HELPPPP makes me feel so horrible.

    • word document sent……

    • Illissa – There are also available, “Whole Armor of God” coins which you can carry with you in your pocket. Sometimes referred to as “challenge” coins, prayer coins, etc. Made of brass, nickel, etc., they are about the size of a silver dollar and your can get them at many places off the Internet. Amazon.com has some as does many others. Just Google “Armor of God Challenge Coin Prayer.”

      The coin is based on Ephesians 6:14-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

      “14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—”

      God Bless.

  7. This is an impacting teaching worth every minute, hope it reaches all as it has reached me:

  8. It is so very powerful, the whole thought and truth regarding the Armour of God. Truly, what Pastor Kyle said is to be taken to heart, that we never remove our Armour. I have heard some say that when they awakened every morning, they put on their Armour. But I would like to say, as does Pastor Kyle, we NEVER have to put it on, because we NEVER take it off!

    Recently, at the close of one of our worship services, which was very powerful. So much so, that my knees wobbled! I sat down. Was still sensing the very Presence of God. When Pastor Kyle began his message, he began describing our RIGHTEOUSNESS – the righteousness of God, that we possess and live and walk in, in Christ Jesus.

    In my spirit, I saw this so clearly, It was as if I could reach out and touch it. I saw a Christian, standing in white. Everything they wore was white. They had on their Robe of Righteousness and on top of that, as though it were part of their ‘gear’ they wore their Armour. It was white. I had never thought of that before, but it was white. The Sword though, was golden and I knew that it was because it is and was and forever shall be, the POWERFUL and EXUBERANT and BEAUTIFUL Word of God, our Bibles.

    The Christian, which I believe represents those of us who love and believe and treasure our walk with Jesus and are born again, also wore a lovely golden sash about the mid chest area. It is hard to explain but the Robe of Righteousness was actually the layer beneath the Armour. Beautiful this Robe of Righteousness. Truly, we can praise Him for all that He HAS given to us, HIS people!

    Linda

  9. Blessed be the lord who has revealed this to me . And i will this with others amen.

  10. Fred,

    God bless you (Psalm 20).

    You may also find the prayer and replies/comments within this linked page a blessing.

    https://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/prayer-over-a-house/

    By reading aloud verses of praise within the Psalms – you are giving thanks to God. Just saying “thank you Lord” and “thank you Father God” means so much.

    “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night…”(Psalm 92:1-2, NKJV).

    Proclamation – Speaking verses, like the ones below, is powerful fuel for the Light within you. Your Light will shine brighter and the enemy flees.

    “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name” (Psalm 103:1).

    “Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul” (Psalm 103:22).

    We have something mighty in our hand. We have the Word, Scriptures. We are to proclaim them.

    If we make proclamations from the Word every day – we are (by putting faith into action), applying the sword of the Spirit, defeating of the strong man (powers of darkness) over our home and community.

    As you walk in your community and workplace, you can quietly, respectfully advance the Kingdom of Light by proclaiming verses of praise, thanksgiving and also declarations of the authority our Lord graciously gives to those who believe.

    There is no need to proclaim the verses loudly or yell and scream them. Simply say the verse respectfully, humbly, quietly – the spirit realm (Kingdom of God and powers of darkness) hear your words. You can say them in a wisper in certain situations and the power of the Word is heard.

    There is one more page that I would like for you to read and I think you will be blessed by the message.

    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/the-lost-ark-god-forbid/

    Blessings
    Psalm 19:12-14
    Psalm 27:1-6

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  12. How iI praise the God of y salvation for His marvelous wisdom that can only come from the only wise God. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to flow unhindered in the heavenly places, that saturate with His WORD. Amazing God who loves us with an eternity promise, no one can be like God, who expressed His love and made Him a body to redeemed the dead and gave life to that dead. His presence within a Believer cannot be compared for any amount, even the stars are no comparison to a child of God who have been chosen before the foundation of the world. Be blessed.

  13. Jennifer,

    Thank you for your blessed reply and comment to my post.

    Please consider these prayers as Believers put on “the armor of light” (Romans 13:12).

    http://lightofheaven.net/prayer-over-a-house/strengthen-my-soul/

    http://lightofheaven.net/prayer-over-a-house/

    http://lightofheaven.net/2014/08/24/overcoming-days-of-darkness/

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