Prayer is a Shield

The Strongest Protection We Have

Captain America's shield.

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God and a scourge to Satan. (John Bunyan)

One clear definition of scourge is a “thing that that causes great trouble or suffering.” I like that.

An Iconic Shield

Why did I use Captain America’s shield for my meme? Well, like so many, I watched Captain America: The First Avenger, and I loved the strength of Cap’s shield. It protected him against almost anything. Prayer is like that for us. When we pray, our supernatural enemy starts having a really bad day.

I downloaded this image of Captain America’s shield from


John Bunyan, an Englishman, lived and preached in the 1600s. He wrote Pilgrim’s Progress while imprisoned for his faith. The book was so popular in his lifetime, that he became a famous author.

Editor’s note: I used Google to pull up a definition of scourge. Google uses the Oxford Languages Dictionaries for all it’s English definitions.