A Prayer-Meditation to Take Up the Shield of Faith in Ephesians 6:16



Dave Cover


A Prayer-Meditation to Take Up the Shield of Faith in Ephesians 6:16


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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Job 33:4 NIV

“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

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 hold up your “shield of faith” to “extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one” in my mind and heart. I put my trust in your name, Lord Jesus. I know that by you and in you all things in this entire universe were created and have their existence (Jn 1:3). All things have been created through you and for you, and in you all things even now hold together (Col 1:16-17). You are the Giver and Sustainer of ALL life (Acts 17:25). And you created me and sustain my life at every moment — it’s in you that I live and have my very being (Acts 17:28). I trust in your constant presence and intimate love for me at every moment, and your sovereign care over every detail in my life (Mt 10:29-31). I choose to live by faith in Jesus Christ, who loved me and gave himself for me (Gal. 2:20).


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