OPENING PRAYER: God, You have given us armor to enable us to stand against the attacks of Satan and the sin fighting for our hearts. Help us to take up this armor so that we do not fall. Help us to persevere by taking up truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation and the Word of God as our covering armor each day.
Lord, we pray that whatever the enemy throws at us, we will be able to withstand, for we know we can do all through Christ who gives us strength. Help us to remember to apply the full Armor of God to our daily lives. Be at our side whenever we call and especially at times when we may fall. We declare that on this day, we will walk by faith and not by sight, clothes in the full Armor of God. In Your name we pray. Amen.
PRAYER OF INTERCESSION & THE LORD'S PRAYER:
God of everlasting love, who provides all things, we pray for all people: make Your way known to them, Your saving power among all nations. We pray for the welfare of Your church here on earth; guide and govern it by Your Spirit, so that all who call themselves Christians may be led in the way of truth ad hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life..
We commend to Your fatherly goodness all who are afflicted or distressed in body, mind or circumstances. Relieve them according to their needs, giving them patience in their sufferings, and deliverance from their afflictions. This we ask for the sake of Jesus Christ who taught us when we pray to say:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
Forgiving God, You bring us the joy of salvation. Your steadfast love surrounds those who trust You. We are grateful that You nurture us with Your Word. By Your Spirit, help our congregation draw closer to You, even as we reach out to share Your Good News with our neighbours. We dedicate our offerings in the name of Your faithful Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Meditation Put on the armor of God.