I desire to be strong in the Lord and in your mighty power. Help me everyday to put on the armor of God so that I may take my stand against the schemes of the world. I know my struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the power of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
I will put on the full armor of God, so that when the day comes to stand for you, I will be able to stand my ground and stand firm with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, shoes of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation and the sword as the Word of God. I will pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests to strengthen my spirit, mind, and belief in Christ (adapted from Ephesians 6:10-18).
I pray to be unashamed and boldly stand when no one will stand for you. I understand if Christ was persecuted, I should expect the same with great joy (Matthew 5:11-12)! I pray to be aware of those I consider close friends for I do not to be misled, “Bad company corrupts good character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33) I pray to memorize Scripture so I can always give a word when asked about my faith (1 Peter 3:15).
I understand the world think it strange I do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation and they will heap abuse on me, but we will all give an account of our lives; I choose Christ! (1 Peter 4:4-5) Thank you for the Word, thank you God for Truth, and thank you for the power to stand firm for you. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth I pray, amen.