Bible: Eph 6:10-20
Exhortations for Spiritual Warfare
6:10 Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power. 6:11 Clothe yourselves with the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes 1 of the devil. 6:12 For our struggle 2 is not against flesh and blood, 3 but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, 4 against the spiritual forces 5 of evil in the heavens. 6 6:13 For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground 7 on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. 6:14 Stand firm therefore, by fastening 8 the belt of truth around your waist, 9 by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, 6:15 by fitting your 10 feet with the preparation that comes from the good news 11 of peace, 12 6:16 and in all of this, 13 by taking up the shield 14 of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation 15 and the sword 16 of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 6:18 With every prayer and petition, pray 17 at all times in the Spirit, and to this end 18 be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints. 6:19 Pray 19 for me also, that I may be given the message when I begin to speak 20 – that I may confidently make known 21 the mystery of the gospel, 6:20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may be able to speak boldly as I ought to speak.