The Whole Armour of God

It is written in the Word
And it is strengthened through prayer
The whole armour of God

Armour that clothes us each day
Armour that protects us through the night
Armour that allows us to stand firm

To stand firm and not be swayed
Even amidst great trials, we stand protected

We are supported by the gospel of peace
We have seen freedom for the captives
And release from darkness for the prisoners

We are wrapped round by the belt of truth
Anchoring the armor in place
So we may go forth and move freely

Our chest is covered by the plate of righteousness
In right living, our heart remains resilient
It is not pierced by arrows that may fly our way

Upon our head is the helmet of salvation
Surrounding, cradling and covering us
As we are continually being made new

In our left hand is the shield of faith
The shield that will not crack
The shield that will not yield

While in our right is the sword of the Spirit
The same Spirit that hovered over the darkness and made life

This is the whole armour of God
The gospel of peace, the belt of truth
The plate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation
The shield of faith, and the sword of the Spirit

We must remove the armor of isolation
The armor that hides the heart and leaves us cold

For when we put on the armour of God
We stand protected
We are enshrined in light
We may live and love even amidst fear

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:10-18

This is a re-written version of the poem from August 2015

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