You have not left me defenseless in my time of great need.

You are my defender and protector.

Because You are my help, I am confident and hopeful.

Help me to be strong in You, Lord, and in Your mighty power.

I put on the full armor of God and trust You so that I can stand firm against the devil’s schemes.

My struggle is not against flesh and blood or those who come against me and hurt me deeply.

My life and circumstances are in Your capable hands.

Though the rulers, authorities, and powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms want to destroy me, You are God.

And I am Yours.

Therefore, I put on the full armor of God so that I can stand my ground as this war is being waged against me.

I put on…

…the helmet of salvation to protect my mind.

I have the mind of Christ Jesus.

…the breastplate of righteousness to protect my heart.

Lord, purify my heart and cleanse me from unrighteousness.

When my heart is tempted to stray because of its brokenness, please draw me back into Your limitless love.

Create in me a pure heart and renew a passion for all that is true within me.

…the belt of truth.

I will not listen to any lies from the enemy nor tell any lies.

I will listen and bend my heart to the voice of truth.

Jesus, You are my truth.

…boots fitted with the gospel of peace.

Wherever I go, Lord, help me to bring the good news.

Even when my heart is on the mend and true joy seems so far away, help me to be a beacon of light wherever You take me.

…the shield of faith that extinguishes all the fiery darts of the enemy.

Lord, please increase my faith when the concerns in my life and the cares of this world try to weigh me down.

…and the sword of the Spirit, which is Your Word.

Please hide Your Word in my heart so that I will not sin against You.

Lord, especially when my heart is heavy and burdened, please bury Your Word deep within me.