26 May, 2023
Accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you. Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people. Ephesians 6:17–18
God of Salvation, we call out your praises and declare joyfully, with grateful hearts, your Majesty and Sovereignty over all the earth. We humbly beseech you to empower us to fearlessly testify to your infinite benevolence in saving us for all eternity from slavery to sin and its repercussions, by redemption and adoption as children of God. We defend ourselves against the assaults of Satan and his evil strongholds that hold us down, by fixing our gaze on the Lord of Salvation, Jesus Christ, using the spiritual armor provided by the Holy Spirit to safeguard ourselves from evil attacks.
Our salvation is assured us, by Jesus our Savior, and protects us effectively from the onslaughts of sinful desires, strong as a helmet, which cannot be pierced or penetrated by the malignant foe. Lord, we seek you in prayer and thanksgiving, honestly confessing that all things are possible only with the wisdom and power of your grace bestowed upon us.
We vigilantly use your Holy Word to thrust the enemy away, as a sword would, when wielded against temptation. The devil’s cunning plots are destroyed by the power of your Holy Word. Grant us fortitude and wisdom, to carefully discern your Holy Will, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as we ceaselessly supplicate that the nations merge and the world unites under your kingship, in Jesus’ Name. Amen