Ephesians 6:16 Take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
O Jesus, I’m naive if I think there are times my faith doesn’t come under attack. Yet there are times when the attacks are more intense and more evident. Help me identify the ways “the evil one” is attacking me. Remind me that my strength to fight these battles doesn’t come from the me, the believer. It can’t (come from me) for I am a weak sinner! My strength comes from you, the one I believe in! You soundly defeated “the evil one” by your perfect life, death, and triumphant resurrection. Clinging to you, empower me to fend off “the flaming arrows of the evil one.” In your name I pray, amen.