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Pray the full armor of God over you


Many moms have certain sayings they tell or speak over their kids while they are growing up. Some were straight forward such as "make good choices." My mom would always tell us "be safe and be good" then it was followed by a prayer of protection. This prayer was simple, but powerful. She would always pray the full armor of God over our family.

Her prayer went, "Protect us with Your armor. Lord, we put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of the Spirit which is Your Word, the belt of truth, the shoes of peace, and the shield of faith that will protect us from the north, south, east, west, and the top and bottom."


"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak"

Ephesians 6:10-20

Prayer Tip #15 - Pray the full armor of God over you

Even though, this Scripture has been ingrained into my life since I was very young, I still pray this prayer over my life. This has become my daily Scripture I pray early in the morning, anytime I am traveling, and every night. When I started dating my now fiancé, we went to this Scripture to pray over our relationship. To this day, I can confidently say that God has protected us from the devil's tactics because we have prayed this powerful Scripture over our lives together and individually.


Prayer is powerful. Praying for God to protect you from the devil's schemes is important to extinguish ALL the flaming arrows of the evil one (Ephesians 6:16 CSB).


Prayer Points - Pray over these requests:

  • Pray Ephesians 6:10-20 over your life.

  • Thank God for His protection upon you.

  • Ask God to give you discernment to know when the devil is attacking.

  • Pray and seek growth in God's Word to stand against the schemes of the devil (Ephesians 6:11 CSB).


Suggested Prayer - Pray these words in your heart or out loud:


Dear Lord,

Thank You for Your protection and safety. Lord, I know the devil is powerful, but I also know that You defeated him. Help me, Jesus, to stand against the devil and his evil tactics. I pray the full armor of God upon my life. Lord, I will stand with truth like a belt around my waist, righteousness like armor on my chest, and my feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. In every situation, I will take up the shield of faith which I can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. I will put on the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is Your truth, the Word of God. I proclaim Your powerful guidance upon me and my loved ones. Thank You, Lord.

In Jesus’ mighty Name I pray, Amen.

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