“Dear Heavenly Father,
I understand that the world is not just as we see it in the physical realm. We are warring against principalities, powers, rulers of the wicked and dark things that happen to us and through us.
In your word, you warned all of your children not to go out defenseless and we thank you that the Bible has given us all the knowledge we need to equip us.
The power of prayer is so amazing! We thank you in advance, that you go by faith not by sight. I ask that you help all of the _________________ family to have the spiritual wisdom to see beyond their natural senses.
Lord, I first want to give you my heart. I know it is a fleshly heart that will naturally be drawn to the things of this world that will distract me from the battle I must face. I ask for a spiritual heart transplant. I must see with the eyes of my to fight for what you want me to fight for and to be tender towards the things that you are tender for.
I give you my will and my desires. I want to trade mine for your will and your desires. I want to naturally walk in your ways with a minimal fight in my flesh. I know this can only be possible if I lay my will and desires down willingly.
By an act of faith, I put on my shoes of peace and ground myself in the peace that passes all understanding: you. I am placing on my belt of truth. This is important for me to learn and grow from my weaknesses as you reveal them to me. Thank you that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. The truth will make me free and for this I rejoice! I am putting on my breastplate of righteousness, to cover my heart from the spirit of offence that might cause bitterness, anger or resentment in my life and relationships. I cannot move ahead with un-forgiveness in my heart. I choose now to give my unforgiving nature to you. I pick up my shield of faith. It is a reminder to me and the enemy of all the times you have been merciful to me in the past. I know that God is on my side, and I am not fearful of anything that is standing against us. I wield my sword of the spirit; which is the word of God. You will bring to my remembrance all the verses I need when I need them the most. I will do my part in committing as many as I can to memorization. I know we are partners in this battle together. Last, I put on my helmet of salvation that will secure me against the doubt and lies of the enemy. I know that Victory is ours, no matter how my circumstance seems to look in the natural. I plead the blood of Jesus over all my armor as the enemy will target me, but he is weak when he sees the blood!
By faith, I drink your cup of tears, Lord to remind me of what pains and grieves you. I never want to be the source of that and I only want to be a solution to it.
I put on Love as that is your commandment. Show me how to do this in every situation, especially to the ones who are not showing me love or respect as you have given me power and control over my emotions.
I put on my mantle of humility that has your grace interwoven into it. Keep me humble. Everything I do, is actually done because YOU are working through me. I take no credit. I am disgusted by my own pride and I give it to you to burn into a gift that is completely humble in nature.
I put on my robe of righteousness, as you have given me the strength and the command to do the right thing, no matter what the circumstance is.
In Jesus’ precious name, I am honored to wear this all for you, Amen.”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan