Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser! Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious. 
    Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart. Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.
    In every battle, take faith as your wrap-around shield, for it is able to extinguish the blazing arrows coming at you from the Evil One! Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies. And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Ephesians 6:10-17 TPT

    What is the armor of God and why is it so indispensable to our full protection and wellbeing?

    Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 NIV

    Satan knows he’s defeated. Yet he works tirelessly to keep the world in darkness and conspires against God’s people to keep us from living in the victory of Jesus Christ. God’s armor is the gracious protection given us to stand against the enemy’s evil schemes.

    Would you send troops into war without equipping them with essential armor and weaponry for success? Neither does God send us into battle unarmed or unprepared.

    His armor is our great assurance of not only survival but victory!

    Praying on the armor of God is a daily blessing and discipline for God’s people. In the same way we put on clothes every morning, we put on the armor of God before we venture into the day, clothing ourselves with every protection afforded us in Christ.

    Each piece of God’s armor is found in right relationship with Jesus. As we pray on the full armor of God, we put on Christ, clothing ourselves in the strength and fullness of His personal armory

    Putting on the Armor

    Pray first in obedience and alignment with the Lord’s Prayer as your divine undergarment.

    See and receive each piece of the Lord’s Armor on your behalf.

    I pray the blood and the full armor of Jesus over me—body, soul, mind and spirit.

    I pray on the helmet of salvation. Thank you Lord, that I am crowned with the salvation found only in Jesus Christ.

    I pray on the breast plate of righteousness. Thank you, Lord, that Jesus is my righteousness and His holiness protects my heart.

    I pray on the belt of truth. Thank you, Lord, that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and the truth of who He is strengthens me to stand in triumph.

    I pray on the sandals of the readiness of the gospel of peace. Praise you, Lord, that Jesus is the gospel and His peace in me enables me to share the blessing of peace.

    I take up the shield of faith which wraps around and protects me on all sides. Praise you, Lord, that Jesus is the author and perfector of my faith.

    I take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.  Praise you, Lord, that Jesus is my Living Word.

    Clothed in the whole armor of God, the weakest of God’s children strikes terror in the enemy camp. Wearing His invincible armor, you are strengthened to stand in complete victory!

    You must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for after you have conquered, you can stand in victory. Ephesians 6:13 TPT

    What does the picture of going unarmed into battle stir up for you?

    How might putting on God’s armor be an act of worship?