living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

armor of god prayer

morning prayer

This page features an inspiring prayer about wearing the full armor of God, based on the Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (Eph 6:10-18). God has not left us defenceless against the ways of evil. He has graciously given us a heavenly protection that we can call upon.

In the first prayer we can consciously put on the whole armor of God - and become equipped with his truth, righteousness, peace, faith and salvation. Further down this page there are other short prayers for protection, and a bible reading of Ephesians 6:10-18, using three contemporary versions.

Full Armor of God prayer

Today I choose to clothe myself in you.
To buckle your truth like a belt around my waist.
To know I have your righteousness as a breastplate to protect me from harm.
To walk with peace into all the places my feet tread.
To hold tight to my shield of faith defeating each arrow of accusation.
To wear salvation like a helmet around my thoughts,
And to grasp hold of your words at work in me,
And to use them like a sword to cut through darkness and confusion.
Today I chose to clothe myself in you.


"Today I chose to clothe myself in you"

A Prayer for Protection

A short inspiring film inviting the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to come and watch over the believer.

Be Thou My Vision

a beautiful traditional hymn. The original text this song is based on is attributed to Dallan Forgaill (c.530-598)

Be Thou my breast-plate, my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my armour, and be Thou my might.
Thou my soul's shelter, and Thou my high tower:
Raise Thou me Heavenward, O power of my power.

(read the lyrics in full here)

Celtic Prayer for Safety

Each day and each night that I place myself under his keeping,
I shall not be forgotten.
I shall not be destroyed.
I shall not be imprisoned.
I shall not be harassed by evil powers.

(Prayer by St Brigit of Kildare, A.D 453-524)

the armor of God in the bible

" And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels."

(Ephesians 6:10-12, MSG)

"Be ready! Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God's justice protect you like armor. Your desire to tell the good news about peace should be like shoes on your feet. Let your faith be like a shield, and you will be able to stop all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Let God's saving power be like a helmet, and for a sword use God's message that comes from the Spirit."

(Ephesians 6:14-17, CEV)

"Do 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."

(Ephesians 6:18, GNT)