Be Strong and Pray

Series: Israel, Hamas and Jesus | Week 1: Israel, Hamas and Jesus

Read Ephesians 6:10-18 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.


  1. Which pieces of God’s armor should we put on?
  2. How does each piece of armor help us in the battle we face?
  3. When and how should we pray?


This life is filled with battles fought in the spiritual world. That’s why we’re given a list of spiritual armor. For every one of the enemy’s tactics, God has given us a weapon to stand firm. Being strong in the Lord and putting on His armor means we don’t allow ever-changing headlines to make us unstable. Our hope is not in this world. Because of that, we can process well and be a non-anxious presence in the lives of others, even when tragedy strikes.

Being strong in the Lord also means we pray “at all times and on every occasion.” When world conflicts rise, we simultaneously pray for conflict to end while also praying for God’s justice to be done and evil to be stopped. Putting on God’s armor is all about responding to battle in light of the gospel of Jesus, and it’s all rooted in prayer.

When you face spiritual battles in your own life, do you put on the armor from today’s verses? What is God challenging you to grow in? Would you say you “pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion”? What rhythms need to change in this area?


Pray through these questions, and write down what God is prompting you to do next. Share with a friend, and take a step to apply it.

Israel, Hamas and Jesus