“I am strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power. I put on the whole armor of God, so that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil, for my struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.  Therefore I take up the whole armor of God, so that I may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. I stand therefore, and I fasten the belt of truth around my waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness.  As shoes for my feet, I will put on whatever will make me ready to proclaim a gospel of peace.  With all of these, I take the shield of faith, with which I will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  I take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. I pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication.  To that end, I keep alert and always persevere in supplication for the saints.  I pray also for myself, that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. I pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.”  Amen.

From Ephesians 6:10-20 paraphrased by Leonard Sweet