Day 10 of Praying the Impossible: That we may Stand against the Schemes of the Devil

Ephesians 6:10-18  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  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.  Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.  In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;  and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,  praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

Pray we would put on the armor of God that we may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.  Pray that we would love truth, that we would be holy, that we would eagerly spread the Gospel, that our faith would be strong, that we would live for our coming salvation, that we would know the Word and pray at all times.  Pray that these tools would protect us from the Devil, his demons, and curses which are prevalent among animistic peoples.

Author: David M. Hare

Dave is a husband, father of four Africans, and is currently helping the Kwakum people do Oral Bible Storying and Bible translation in Cameroon, Africa.