It’s a truism that no one is exempted from the spiritual battle going on in the realms of the spirit. Christians should therefore say God’s armor prayer constantly in order to win over the devil and all other demonic forces who operates against us in life.
The enmity of Satan against Jesus Christ and the children of God has necessitated the use of spiritual weapons. It’s a spiritual war that affects every living soul. And in order to be victorious in your daily life activities, you must use God’s armor prayer. It is a practical lifestyle that should reflect what the Bible teaches. Eg, righteousness, truthfulness, peaceful etc,
In fact, it’s a command from God to all Christians to put on the full armor of God. We can find the armor of God scriptures from Ephesians 6:13 – 18.
“For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:13 – 18)
Our battle is waged in the spirit. It is therefore, necessary to use God’s armor prayer to activate the full armor you have put on as a warrior for Christ Jesus.
In this post, I will share with you some interesting facts about the armor of God with a nicely curated prayer to help you overcome all your spiritual battles.
What Is The Armor Of God?
It is the full spiritual weapon needed by every Christian to overcome all the hostile demonic powers who rebel against God and His children. The armor is likened to that of ancient soldiers like a roman soldier’s armor such as a belt (truth), helmet (salvation), breastplate (righteousness), etc.
In simple terms to put on the full armor of God is to put on Jesus Christ. He is all that every Christian needs.
In order for every Christian to use an armor of God prayer, he must understand the functions of each armor. If you constantly pray the armor of God prayer you would become invulnerable and immortal because the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will provide you with the armor and the strength to fight. Above all, you must make sure that you are still on your feet when the battle is over (endurance).
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, it says pray without ceasing. So never get tired of prayers.
How To Use The Armor Of God Prayer
Prayer for strength and protection should be said at all times. Be in the armor always just like the Roman soldier who begins dressing up by fastening his underrobes together with a belt, then putting on his breastplate and shoes. He then holds his shield, put on his helmet, and gets ready to wield his sword.
The ancient Greeks and Roman soldiers commenced every attack with a prayer to their gods for success. As Christians, we must commence attacks with prayers to the Lord of Heaven and Earth for victory.
Paul did draw our attention to what kind of preparation a good soldier needs to win his battles and we being Christians, must wear the armor of God in full power.
The ancient heroes are said to have had their armor sent to them by their gods; and even the great armor-maker, Vulcan, was reputed to be a god himself. This is just a fable, but what Apostle Paul Said in the book of Ephesians is about reality in the realms of the spirit.
God’s Armor Prayer
It should be understood that the best ancient Greek writers constantly used military phrases to denote the nature of the battle soldiers’ experience. Now let the prayer sample here help you pray the Lord’s full armor prayer.
Father Lord Of Heaven’s Armies, I come before you today as a faithful servant. You have promised me in your word that you will never let me stumble and fall. I need your strength to fight all my battles as I put on the full armor of God, I crush down the heads of serpents, scorpions and lions under my feet. Lord help me to be a good soldier who will never be afraid of any enemy that lurks in darkness plotting to destroy my life and every good thing you have bestowed on me. I put on the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the footwear of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. Give me victory like you gave King David victory over his enemies. No weapon formed against me shall prosper because I am a child of God. With the sword of the Spirit and the blood of Jesus, I disintegrate any demonic connection against my life. Finally, in your power, I activate myself with this armor of God prayer in Jesus’ name.
I believe the armor of God prayer example above can guide you on how to arm yourself with divine weapons as a Christian. I am the kind who never forgets to say such kind of a prayer because I understand how the devil is roaring like a lion seeking vulnerable servants of the Lord to destroy.
Interestingly, sometimes God reveals to me in dreams seeing myself wearing full armor with a sword. That’s truly a spiritual preparedness to handle both offensive and defensive attacks.
May this prayer help you stay strong as a soldier for Christ Jesus. He has already won the battle for us on the cross by disarming the powers of darkness (Colossians 2:15). All you have to do is to put on the full of armor of God at all times.