Thank you Lord for assuring me of Victory today if I will but follow your battle plan.
So by faith I claim Victory over the challenges I will face today.
To prepare myself for battle ahead, by faith I put on the belt of truth:
The truth about you, Lord that you are a sovereign God who knows everything about me, both my strengths and my weaknesses. Lord, you know my breaking point and have promised not to allow me to be tempted beyond what I am able to bear. The truth about me Lord, is that I am new creature in Christ and have been set free from the power of sin. I know your Holy Spirit lives in me and he will guide me and warn me when danger is near. I am your Child, and nothing can separate me from your Love. The truth is that you have a purpose for me this day, someone to encourage, someone to share with, someone to love.
Next Lord, I want to by faith, put on the breastplate of righteousness:
Through this I guard my heart and my emotions. I will not allow my heart to attach itself to anything that is impure. I will not allow my emotions to rule my decisions. I will set them on what is right and good and just. I will live today by what is true, not what I feel.
Lord today I put on the sandals of the gospel of peace:
I am available to you Lord. Send me where you will. Guide me to those that will need encouragement or physical help of some kind. Make me a calming presence in every circumstance in which you place me. Do not allow me to leave a trail of tension and apprehension in my day, but allow me to leave tracks of peace and stability everywhere I go.
I now take the shield of faith:
Lord. My faith is in you and you alone. Apart from you I can do nothing. With you I can do all things. No temptation that comes my way can penetrate your protecting hands. I will not be afraid, for you are going with me throughout this day. And when I am tempted, I will claim my victory over that temptation out loud, for you promised victory to those who walk in obedience to your word.
Lord, by faith, I am putting on the helmet of salvation:
You know Satan bombards my mind day and night with evil thoughts of doubt and fear. I put on this helmet that will protect my mind. I may feel the impact of his attacks, but nothing can penetrate this helmet. I choose to stop every impure and negative thought at the door of my mind. I will dwell on nothing but what is good and right and pleasing to you.
Last I take up the sword of the spirit:
Which is your word. Thank you for the precious gift of your word. It is strong and powerful and able to defeat even the strongest of Satan's onslaughts. Your word says that I am not under obligation to the flesh to obey the lusts thereof. Your word says that I am free from the power of sin. Your word says, very plainly, "He that is in me is greater, than he that is in the world." So by faith I take up the strong and powerful sword of the spirit, which is able to defend me in times of attack, comfort me in times of sorrow, teach me in times of meditation and prevail against the power of the enemy on behalf of others who need the truth to set them free.
So Lord, I go into my day now rejoicing that you have chosen me to represent you in this lost and dying world.
May others see Jesus in me today and may Satan and his hosts shudder as your power is made manifest in me.
In Jesus name I pray - AMEN.