Ephesians 6:13-18 AMP
Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God, And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. [Isa. 52:7.] Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one]. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).
As born again believers in Christ, we are soldiers in Christ. Every morning we have to choose to put on the full armor of God. This armor is basically the Word of Lord and constant prayer for God,ourselves and other. It does not mean to be constantly without stopping praying long and detailed prayers. As we go about our day, a Thank You Father or Help me Jesus is also a complete prayer. Of course there is a time that we have to just stay in the Lord’s presence and offer a “longer” prayer by praises and worship and being in the Word, preferably once or twice a day considering the fact the Word calls for a renewed mind everyday. To be a soldier of God also means to pray for others. Nothing is more effective than standing firm on the Word and all of God’s promises. Standing firm exclude doubts and fears. I know it could be hard sometime,but we can’t forget that the Word says Without faith, it impossible to please God and we will be blessed according to our faith. The real soldier of God does not spend time shouting at the enemy. When we stand firm on the Word the enemy knows he already lost. The real soldier of God fights the good fight. The best way to fight is on our knees,praying and claiming His promises for our lives and others. God bless you today in Jesus’s name!