“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” – Ephesians 6:10–18
While the time we have set aside as a family to pray and fast comes to a close today, your call to prayer and fasting does not end on this page. The battle is at hand, raging around us. There is still work that God wants to do in our lives, in our church family and in this region. God gives us His own armor to fight the battle. Stand strong and regain your life and circumstances for God’s glory. Let the truth of God’s words be ever on your lips, His righteousness cover you, making you righteous in God’s presence. His salvation should renew your mind daily as you dress for success in the kingdom of God. May your faith grow with each flaming arrow it extinguishes. Give all the praise to God. Declare that Jesus is the beginning and the end and the rightful ruler of your life. Do not turn to the right or to the left, but keep your eyes focused on the goal that is right in front of you.