Father, we have that ultimate confidence that we will triumph.  

But we know that even that ultimate confidence cannot protect us now if we’re unholy.  

So we ask that you would gird us, that you would cover us with the breastplate of righteousness that comes from obedient hearts.  

Oh God, make us obedient to your Word, to see that we can live holily, justly, blamelessly in the midst of a crooked and perverse world.  

And we’ll thank you for the privilege in Christ’s name, amen.

Source: John MacArthur