Here is a statement of declaration that was shared with me this week. I shared it with our Life Group ladies and we were all very blessed and encouraged by it. Unfortunately, there was no name written on the paper–so I can not give credit where credit is due.
Praying on the Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-18
Today, I willfully and confidently place your armor upon myself in order that I might be strong in You. I choose this protection so that I may stand today against the forces of darkness.
I place upon myself Your Belt of Truth, so that I may determine clearly what is right from what is wrong. I put on Jesus Christ, who is truth, and ask wisdom and discernment to believe, live, speak, and know only the truth. Help me not to be confused or deceived by the deceptive voice of my enemy. Help me always to chase after what is good and right.
You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
I take also the Breastplate of Righteousness, so that I may stand confident in the face of my accuser. Thank you for making me Your child, and as Your child, covering me with Your righteousness. You are holy, and I choose to walk in Your holiness in my life today. I ask that when other people see me, they will see Jesus in me.
Not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ–the righteousenes that comes from God. Philippians 3:9
I put on the Shoes of Readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Permeate my life with Your peace, that I might be confident and ready to face the spiritual battle that lies before me. Help me not to be shaken, but rather ready to advance. Help my feet not to slip–help me not to take a wrong path. May your peace keep me settled and assured, and ready to stand my ground in living for You.
The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Eagerly I lift up the Shield of faith. I ask You to surround me–enclose me so that I will be protected from each and every attack that may come to me today. I know, as I place my full trust in You, that You will be a complete and perfect shield for me. When the arrows of doubt and fear, or whatever arrows may come at me, I know Your shield of faith will keep me safe and sure. I put my faith completely in Jesus Christ.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who lved me and gave HImself for me. Galatians 2:20
Today, I also put on the Helmet of Salvation, recognizing that my mind and thoughts are a target of Satan’s deceiving ways. I put on Jesus who was, is and always will be my salvation to the very end. Give me the mind of Christ that I will always think and act in ways that are pleasing to You. Cleanse and redeem my thoughts, hopes, goals, plans, and ideas. Place Your cover over the things I think about, hear, see and say. Renew my mind, for an undisciplined mind is easy and swift prey for my enemy.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
I take hold of the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Help me to live by its promises. Enable me to use it to defend myself from my enemy. I pray that Your Holy Word will come alive in my heart, in my mind, and in my life. May Your Word always be my guide to me as I apply its powerful truths to every area of my being. I will meditate upon it and hide its words in my heart that I may have it with me at all times on the spiritual battlefield.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
Thank You, Father, for prayer. Help me to keep the armor well oiled with prayer. Help me to spend time with You regularly that my armor will be in good condition and ready to serve me…as I serve You. Now, Lord, I am fully armed for battle and dressed for success, I ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.