We ask You today for Your truth,
As a belt tight around our waists.
We put on the zeal,
To announce Your good news of peace,
As shoes for our feet.
We put on Your righteousness,
O Christ, as our breastplate.
And the hope of salvation,
As a helmet for our head.
Father we take up faith,
As a shield which is able to put out,
All the fiery darts of the enemy.
And the sword of the Spirit,
Which is Your Word, O Lord.
Father may the love,
With which You have loved Jesus,
Be in us and may Jesus be in us.
We ask You for the grace,
Of a servant heart.