I have no spiritual strength of my own, I am weak and powerless without you. Make me strong in your strength. Remind me today that obedience to you and relationship with you is the key to being strong in you. Give me a heart inclined towards obedience so that my spiritual strength is increased and I become a more like you and less like me.
Remind me as I go about my life today that the battles I fight are not against the people living in this world but against the spiritual forces that influence the people of this world. I choose to receive your armor so that I can stand my ground against the schemes of the enemy. Remind me that Satan’s schemes always involve searching for my personal weakness so that he can use them to crush me. Make my weak places strong in you. When I am done doing my part to fight help me to stand.
Gird me up with truth. Prepare me for whatever today brings. Teach me truth, God. I want to know the truth of your word, I want to know truth about who I am as person and what I need to do to be used by you. I know that Satan attacks my most personal, private places with guilt and condemnation. Help me know how deeply I have been forgiven by you so I can treat others with the same grace and love you show me.
I choose to put on the breastplate of righteousness, knowing that I have no righteousness of my own. But I also know that when I walk in the righteous behavior that you call me to I avoid many of the traps the enemy sets for me. Remind me today that righteous behavior protects my heart from defilement (Proverbs 4:23).
I want to spread the gospel of peace wherever you take me today. Make me aware of opportunities to share the gospel with others. When there are no opportunities to share the gospel help me treat others in a way that reflects gospel truths. Help me be a voice of harmony in the midst of discord and upset.
Put the shield of faith around me. Plant the truth of who you are and what you have done deep within my heart, so, that when the enemy tells me you can’t, I remember that you have and you will.
Protect my mind with the helmet of salvation. Remind me the mind is the gateway to the heart, give me wisdom about what to let into in my mind. Help me to remember that Satan’s goal is to use my mind to tell me lies. Help me to train my mind to think the way you think. Protect me from being lured in by false teachings and worldly philosophies that war against my soul. Put your word in my heart and in my mouth, make it a powerful weapon against the schemes of the devil.