Almighty God, you are our strong tower. Show us to put up your shield of faith to stand against the evil of this world. Teach us to lean on your might to fend off the cosmic powers of this present darkness. As Michael did, let us not take them on in our own weakness, but defer them to your righteous right hand. Let us stand firm, wearing the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit. Let us be ready in the shoes of the gospel to spread your message in all circumstances. There is no one like you. You go out for the salvation of those who love you. You stand in the shadows to see your word performed. You are the banner over us, our shield and our fortress. I thank you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“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 firm.” (Ephesians 6:13 ESV)