Many of us leave home in the morning forgetting that we are in a spiritual battle. It's no wonder we can become ovewhelmed or overcome by the trials and temptations we face. When you understand the idea of putting on the armor of God, it changes how you start your day; it strengthens your resolve to focus on and serve Jesus whole-heartedly no matter what comes your way.

These prayers can be used shortly after you wake up in the morning as a way to mindfully put on all of the armor of God. By doing so, you will be inviting the Holy Spirit to empower you, whom the Lord said he would send to be our help, comforter, and our strength.

Ephesians 6:10-18 says, "Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand….

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