Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. (Ephesians 6:10)
Jesus, please help us and our church leaders find our strength in you and the power of your Holy Spirit.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
Father, help us by your Spirit to be fully equipped and prepared to serve your son Jesus each day.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
Holy Spirit, give us eyes and ears to recognize where the true enemies reside and to continue to love our brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ even when we disagree with them.
THEREFORE take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)
LORD, the times are evil, but you are greater than all the hosts of evil, help us this day to make the choice to clothe ourselves with your armor — all of it.
Stand therefore, (Ephesians 6:14a)
Holy Spirit, help us to stand at readiness.
having girded your loins with truth, (Ephesians 6:14b)
Jesus, you are the truth, please help us bring our emotions and sexuality under your control.
having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (Ephesians 6:14c)
Holy Father, guard our hearts with your righteousness that comes by faith.
and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (Ephesians 6:15)
Jesus, help us walk each day with the preparation of your gospel written on our hearts and with a willingness to share that gospel with any and all we meet.
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16)
Father, help us to so trust Jesus and your word to us that we can withstand every fiery dart and temptation of the evil one as Jesus did.
And take the helmet of salvation, (Ephesians 6:17a)
Holy Spirit, guard our minds and thoughts with the hope of salvation.
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; (Ephesians 6:17b)
Holy Spirit, let your word cut through every lie of the world, the flesh and the devil. Help us use Scripture daily as we fight against evil.
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, (Ephesians 6:18a)
Father, give your faithful people a heart to pray — there is no place in heaven or earth that cannot be reached by earnest prayer.
being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints– (Ephesians 6:18b)
LORD, please work in our seeing and hearing so that we are watchful and stand guard by prayer for all the saints.
Jesus, we hold up the saints in the Sudan, in Virginia, in St. Andrews Vestal, NY, in St. Andrews Syracuse, NY, in the Middle East, everywhere your people are under attack and ask you to bless, guide and preserve them.
and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, (Ephesians 6:19)
Jesus, we hold up our bishops and the Primates of the Anglican Communion and every apostolic minister, that they will be given the words to speak. We pray for the meeting of Primates in Tanzania that it will be anointed with your word and Spirit. Help them make known the mystery of the gospel. Please give Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts-Schori ears to hear.
for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (Ephesians 6:20)
LORD, help every apostolic witness, bishops, clergy and lay, speak your word with boldness as we ought. Thank you.
But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you; (Ephesians 6:21)
Holy Spirit, help us seek to know what is going on with our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts. (Ephesians 6:22)
Jesus, help us to receive every witness you send to us.
Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 6:23)
Father, let your peace and love with faith dwell richly in our hearts.
Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. (Ephesians 6:24)
***** Keep praying for our for Lord’s covering. Pray for diocesan institutions, the dioceses and all clergy and staff. Pray for all lay leaders and ministers in the Diocese. Pray for the Lord to help us to hear, see and respond “at once” to whatever the Lord wants to do in our midst.
Pray for protection and guidance for the churches in Virginia that have left the Episcopal Church and those in Central NY where the Bishop and national church want to take their properties. Pray that no matter what happens the Lord will carry them through to His victory.
Pray for all Christians who are persecuted, some even unto death. Pray for the Lord to cover them and for us not to forget them.
Cry out to the Lord for His Church. Pray for the enemies of God’s people. “Bless our enemies by sending your Holy Spirit to lead them to repentance and conversion.” (Pr. by Francis McNutt.
Pray for protection for all the intercessors in our churches and for the whole church.