Ephesians 6:16-18 NLT - In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.  Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Nine years ago, I had just embarked on a project for UCB to try and get schools to receive the book of hope magazine as a text for RE.  I was walking home from the shop when I felt God speak to my heart; “Get people to pray, for you will be under attack.”  I knew it was because I was stepping out in this endeavour.  So I asked for prayer.

Guess what, the attacks came from all sides; but I knew it would be alright, for God’s people were praying for me.  I had been prepared to meet the fiery darts of the enemy with the weapon of prayer.  The work was not stopped and a local ministry took on the role of supplying the magazines to schools.

The enemy may attack, but He has already been defeated on the cross.  So whatever fiery dart he throws your way, remember that God has it covered.  He has provided you with weapons to protect you from the fire.

This week we will look at the specific attack of fear.