A Prayer-Meditation to Put on the Gospel of Peace in Ephesians 6:15



Dave Cover


A Prayer-Meditation to Put on the Gospel of Peace in Ephesians 6:15


This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life – a time for you to relax, refocus, and re-narrate your life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can break through all the distractions and experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. 

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Ephesians 6:11, 14-17 says: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. …Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (NIV).


One way to “put on the full armor of God” is through prayer. Here’s an example of how to “take your stand against the devil’s schemes” in your life and family through prayer. Today we will meditatively pray to put on “the breastplate of righteousness.”


Father in Heaven, your word tells me to submit to you and resist the devil, and he will flee from me (James 4:7), and so I want to do that now in this prayer. I submit my whole self to you, my whole life to you, (my family to you), all my cares to you, and my entire future to you. And I take my stand right now against all the devil’s schemes in my life (and family). 

I put your “gospel of peace on my feet” as my firm footing against all evil. I now have peace with you through my Lord Jesus Christ, through whom I have gained access into your grace in which I now stand. And I rejoice in my future reality of the glory of God (Rm 5:1-2). So I now approach your throne of grace with confidence, receiving your mercy and grace to help me in my time of need (Heb 4:16). I put on Jesus’s peace that he gives me, so that my heart will not be troubled, nor will I be afraid (Jn 14:27).


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