Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Lord, you call us to mighty works
Speaking truth to power
Ending oppression and corruption
Sharing your Word
Helping others find you
Healing the sick
Caring for the poor, the orphan, the stranger
Praying without ceasing
Building your kingdom on earth
Lord, you said that in this world we will have trouble,
but take courage, I have overcome the world
Fill us with courage
Fill us with wisdom
Fill us with humility for this great work
We try to do things in our own strength
Our financial security
Our stiff upper lip and bootstraps and big girl pants
We head into battle wearing our own armor
Or trying to borrow someone else’s
We fall victim to human ways
And the ways of our Enemy
Forgive us and renew a right spirit within us
Clothe us in your armor
Your armor alone
Clothe us in your truth
Clothe us in your righteousness
Clothe us in your Gospel of Peace
Your powerful Presence
That we may stand
That we may stand and withstand
That we may stand and withstand and stand firm
Strong in you and the strength of your power
For your power is made perfect in our weakness
In our vulnerability
In us claiming our need of you
For the victory and glory are yours,
This prayer was inspired by by the Ephesians Reading Challenge. Click Here for more information on the challenge to read and reflect on the entire book of Ephesians 3 times in 3 weeks.
The Ephesians Reading Challenge accompanied a sermon series entitled Sit Walk Stand which was inspired by Watchman Nee‘s book Sit Walk Stand, a study of Ephesians. You will find recordings and notes from this series on the blog as well.
A Prayer for True Strength © 2018, updated 2019 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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I loved this prayer and wanted to use it when I preach on The Armor of God August 22nd at UCC church. I will give proper credit . I may not use the prayer in its entirety .I am a etired pastor covering for a vacationing pastor.
You’re most welcome to use some or all of the prayer. Blessings to you, Arthur, and to your congregation.