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Prepare for Battle

By Pastor Tony Smith

David realized that every giant, every victory, every success in obscurity qualifies us for the very public battles that lie ahead of us. Because he defeated a bear while only sheep were watching, he could defeat a lion where only sheep were witness. Because he defeated them both while no one was looking, he was ready for Goliath where everyone was looking.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6

Use this prayer from David Jeremiah as a guide to pray every day to prepare privately for the public battles that are to come.

 

Heavenly Father,
Your warrior prepares for battle.
Today I claim victory over Satan by putting on
the whole armor of God!

I put on the Girdle of Truth!
May I stand firm in the truth of Your Word so
I will not be a victim of Satan’s lies.

I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness!
May it guard my heart from evil so I will
remain pure and holy, protected under
the blood of Jesus Christ.

I put on the Shoes of Peace!
May I stand firm in the Good News of the
Gospel so Your peace will shine through me
and be a light to all I encounter.

I take the Shield of Faith!
May I be ready for Satan’s fiery darts of
doubt, denial, and deceit so I will not be
vulnerable to spiritual defeat.

I put on the Helmet of Salvation!
May I keep my mind focused on You so Satan
will not have a stronghold on my thoughts.

I take the Sword of the Spirit!
May the two–edged sword of Your Word
be ready in my hands so I can expose
the tempting words of Satan.

By faith Your warrior has
put on the whole armor of God!
I am prepared to live this day in
spiritual victory! Amen.