PRAYER 28: STAND FIRM
Lord of Hosts,
I have no power over the enemy on my own,
I have no innate strength within myself,
To fight his deceptive devices.
Therefore, in surrender and trust,
I will put on the full armor of God,
So that I may take my stand against the devil’s schemes.
In your strength, I will stand firm,
By fastening the belt of truth,
By putting on the breastplate of righteousness,
By readying my feet to go in your peace,
By taking the shield of faith,
The helmet of salvation,
And the sword of the Spirit, which is your word.
Our enemy seeks to sow doubt and despair.
To fight these, sustain and comfort my fragile heart.
Our enemy prowls around like a roaring lion, accusing and deceiving.
To fight these, make me hear his lies for what they are.
Our enemy longs to tempt and destroy.
To fight these, surround me with your love through your people.
O Commander of heaven’s armies,
Whenever I sense or face an evil presence or power,
Grant both peace and confidence to my soul,
Causing me to know that yours is the victory.
The struggle I face is not against flesh and blood,
But against a present darkness,
That cannot extinguish the light of your triumph.
This triumph is mine through Jesus Christ my Lord,
Who has conquered sin and death and Satan
At the cross and in his glorious resurrection.
It is in his name that we pray for divine protection,
Spirit-empowerment, and kingdom-advancement,
For your glory,