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Read Ephesians 6:10-20


Read Ephesians 6:10-20

10 Finally, build up your strength in union with the Lord and by means of his mighty power. 11Put on all the armour that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil’s evil tricks. 12For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. 13So put on God’s armour now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy’s attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.
14 So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight round your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate, 15and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace. 16At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One. 17And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you. 18Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people. 19And pray also for me, that God will give me a message when I am ready to speak, so that I may speak boldly and make known the gospel’s secret. 20For the sake of this gospel I am an ambassador, though now I am in prison. Pray that I may be bold in speaking about the gospel as I should.


As Paul writes to the Ephesians he calls them to be different - to give up their old, self centered way of life - and to take up the Christ way.
This is not 'natural' it is a battle - he reminds us not to fall for the 'Devil's evil tricks.' 


Wrap truth around me - help me to speak truth and hear truth.
Make me righteous; in good relationship with you and the world.
Help me to walk in your good news; sharing your peace with the world.
Let my trust in you protect me.
Cover me with your saving grace and let my only weapon by your word.

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