Clothe yourselves with the full batting kit of God so that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against Sri Lankan bowlers, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
For this reason, take up the full batter's equipment of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand with a leg stump guard. Stand firm therefore, by fastening the thigh pad of truth upon your leg, by putting on the chest guard of righteousness, by fitting your batting shoes with the toe guards of peace - ready for the yorkers of life.
And in all of this, strap on the pads of faith, to push away the balls of the evil one which pitch outside leg stump. Put on the box of purity, to protect your more sensitive beliefs. Seek after Wisden. And take the helmet of salvation to guard against temptation's bouncers, and the bat of the Spirit, always getting on the front foot of prayer, that you may, by playing each shot on its merit, achieve the match-winning innings of your life.