Prayers for my family

Haley came to me yesterday and told me she was ready to go to battle. Immediately Ephesians six and the armor of God came to my mind. It even came in handy later, when someone dear needed prayers to face a battle of their own. So this is my prayer, straight from Scripture.

Ephesians 6:10-18
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore 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. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.


ness said...

what a great prayer for your family, I just love that verse. That's a great picture too:)

joyfuliving said...

i love this! too cute...an innocent reminder of a great and holy truth!

Carrie said...

How stinkin' adorable!!

Anonymous said...

i needed to read that!! how wonderful! thank you!! Roni