Jesus, Dress Me In The Armour of God

The Helmet of Salvation: Place tightly the earflaps, guarding my ears from the enemy’s lies and whisperings. Set the Guard of Love over my mouth, that I speak with Your words, Your inflections of voice. Lower the Filter of Mercy and Compassion over my eyes, that I may see the world through Your shed Blood. Make impenetrable the helmet’s crown – the Dome of Protection – over my mind, sealing out the projections, suggestions and dredged-up memories of the evil ones. Let Your mind be within me: Let me think with, consider with and act on Your thoughts, not my own, until You make them one and the same.

I declare: I am Yours and You are mine: we are One. I pledge to strive with all my heart, mind and will to let no sin or demon ever separate me from You, stand between us, or cause my heart or mind to wander, even a step, from Your side.

The Breastplate: Gather up all that is Yours, now cleansed – my heart, my spirit, my soul, my mind, my will, my Garden – and protect it within Your Breastplate of Righteousness. May the enemy’s weapons bounce off, and may their excrement slide off, nothing staying, nothing sticking. Grant me the Grace NOT to form chinks, through my sin, in this Armour that protects where You dwell within me, thereby allowing the demons access.

The Belt: Wrap the Belt of Truth firmly around me, sealing and closing up access to the enemy through finely crafted lies and deceits, into the place where You dwell, as a thief would enter a Home. Reveal to me Truth in all occasions, and help me never to bend, ignore or deny it. Let me always seek the Truth and speak the Truth.

The Sandals: May my feet be shod with the Gospel of Peace. Let my feet walk upon the Waters of Peace with each step, eyes firmly fixed on You – and may it flow out from each step in ever-widening circles, touching the hearts, minds and attitudes of those that surround me, and I interact with throughout the day. Secure within me the Peace that Passes All Understanding.

The Sword and Shield: I take now Holy Spirit’s Sword in my hand. I take from Your hand the Shield of Faith. Teach me to use these with Your Wisdom, Your Power, Your Authority — and to never shy away from a battle You have sent me to engage in. It is ONLY through Your Power, Strength and Authority that I am enabled to do this. Let me never, ever allow Pride a foothold here.

The Cloak of Humility: Cover me now, and all of Your Armour, with the Cloak of Humility. Conceal ME beneath its folds and hood; let others see NOTHING but You shining out from within.

Author’s Note: This beautiful prayer was given by the Lord to a fellow prayer warrior, Carol Jennings. I am sharing it with her permission.

Author: sogreatlyoved

I was born in England in the middle of WW2. I am a retired Spanish and French teacher, and in later years I became a Bible School lecturer. My husband and I have been very happily married for over forty-eight years. We have three children and three grandchildren. The most important choice I made in my life was to ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart and be my Saviour. I was born again during my first term at university in 1961, after searching for the truth for several years. Jesus has brought me into a beautiful, close, intimate walk with Him and I chat to Him much throughout the day. When my husband and I took early retirement we worked as missionaries in India. We were privileged to see healing miracles, and many lives transformed by the power of God. I have also worked for Jesus in Spain and in South Africa. It is very much on my heart to write about the breathtakingly wonderful things I have seen Jesus do, and to encourage others to trust Him for themselves. The Lord has always been there for me through the fifty-six years I have known Him. He has never let me down, and His grace is always sufficient in times of need. He shows His boundless love for me in very many ways. Truly I am So Greatly Loved.

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