I pray God’s armour and therefore His protection each day, for my husband, my children and their families; for my friends and church family and their loved ones and for myself: so I can feel assured that each one of us is guarded against the darkness of this world, in which we live.
It’s easier than we might think, to succumb to a life that is wrong, when we naively trust the people we meet, who convince us that they have our best interests at heart: a safe way to determine if they are trustworthy is to ask if they believe in the One and Only God – a God who cares for each one of us and is forgiving and concerned about us, a God who does not seek retribution or revenge, but only what is good for us. If they scoff at us and that suggestion – they really are NOT concerned with our well-being.
Even if we are not believers (yet) in God and His Son, Jesus Christ – we can safeguard ourselves (just to be sure) by saying the following – every single day:
I put on the helmet of salvation – please Lord protect my mind – take away impure thoughts, critical thoughts and judgemental thoughts!
I put on the breastplate of righteousness – thankyou, that this covers my heart. Protect my heart against feelings of anger or resentment or unforgiveness.
I put on the belt of truth. Lord please expose things that are false. Help me to live in truth, to speak truth and if need be, to stand for truth!
I put on the shoes of the gospel of peace. Help me always to be willing to share with others the hope and peace that you have given me within my heart and spirit!
I hold up the sword of the spirit! The word of truth! Keep me faithful in reading Your advice in the bible and thank you that the enemy (satan and his spirits of darkness) run when Your Word is spoken! Let us read it out loud each and every day, if we are in a comfortable place and are able to do this; otherwise let it be in our minds, then at least, we are speaking directly to You.
I hold up the shield of faith. Thank you that you are my Protector, my Defender and my Friend, please continue to grow my faith and allow all that is good to flourish in my heart and spirit and my life!
Remember that if we truly (really and truly) believe that the one and only God is all-powerful and that Jesus Christ is His one and only Son – crucified – died – buried and rose again for each one of us – then we can be assured that God protects us and will bring us through much!
Keep us faithful in praying! Amen and Amen!
In God we trust!
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