Armor of God Prayer
Praying the “Armor of God” over the WWWC Board Retreat 2023
September 27 thru October 3, 2023
Sisters, we are so excited that you have decided to join us for a week of prayer for the Women’s Walk With Christ board meeting and retreat! We will be praying according to the armor of God and also have reflection questions for you to consider regarding your walk with the Lord. In order to win the battle, we must stand firm in our God-given authority and pray according to His word and His will. We must keep these truths in mind as we pray, according to Priscilla Shirer in The Armor of God:
- There is an invisible battle taking place.
- The enemy is invisible but not fictional.
- Satan is not God’s peer or counterpart.
- Only our God is omnipresent
- Only our God is omniscient
- Only our God can work miracles
- Only our God is eternal
Before we start our prayer journey, we want you to understand the Armor of God. The imagery of the armor is of an armed Roman or Israelite soldier, prepared for battle.When Paul compares the armor of God with military gear, each piece represents a part of God’s strength that He extends to us when we become His children. Because we have a relationship with Jesus Christ, we are seated with Him in heavenly places.
10A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 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. 13 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. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Each of the six pieces Paul discusses is divided into one of two categories: The 1st includes the first three pieces: Belt of truth; breastplate of righteousness and shoes of peace. These begin with the word taken from the word “to be.” This means the first three pieces are pieces you should wear all the time. You should never take them off. Like a uniform a baseball player would wear on a field.
The last three: Shield of faith, helmet of salvation, sword of spirit; are to be picked up when needed, as the situation demands. We are told to “take” them up such as when a baseball player grabs his mit or bat depending on what’s going on during a game.
According to Priscilla Shirer, although there are six pieces listed, there is a seventh piece that activates them all—Prayer! Without prayer they aren’t put into motion.
We will start the week of prayer on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. We have a day of prayer according to each piece of the armor. At the end of the week, there is an opportunity to come together and process our week together over zoom on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 7pm ET (details below).
*The descriptions of the Armor of God are attributed and adapted from “The Armor of God” study by Priscilla Shirer.
Armor of God Overview (printable PDFs):
Download Day 1(9/27/23): Belt of Truth
Download Day 2 (9/28/23): Breastplate of Righteousness
Download Day 3 (9/29/23): Shoes of Peace
Download Day 4 (9/30/23): Shield of Faith
Download Day 5 (10/1/23): Helmet of Salvation
Download Day 6 (10/2/23): Sword of the Spirit
Download Day 7 (10/3/23): Prayer
Download the Full Armor of God PDF (Week of Prayers 2023)
Week of Prayer Wrap-Up:
At the end of the prayer week, there is an opportunity to come together and process; how prayer impacted you; any revelations the Holy Spirit provided; and/or to pray TOGETHER for the ministry. This is optional sisterhood time and is not required to participate in the week of prayer.
You’re invited to join our week of prayer wrap-up over zoom on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2023 at 7:00PM ET!
Topic: WWWC Armor of God Week of Prayer
Time: Oct 3, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 978 316 7296
Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9783167296
Thank you for choosing to join us on this journey and we can’t wait to hear how God blesses you and the board through this time.
Suzette and Linn
East Coast Regional Team