Our enemy, the devil, conducts a battle over people’s souls. He will do anything to keep people from knowing God. You may not understand spiritual warfare, but perhaps you’ve experienced spiritual battles at times. God has given us, as believers and followers of Christ, spiritual armor for those battles. Prayer is part of that spiritual armor. When you need protection and help during a spiritual battle, here is a prayer to help give you victory in spiritual warfare:
Jesus, sometimes I can almost sense the heaviness of pressure mounting and the ominous presence of darkness around me. I recognize my enemy is at work again. Whether he’s trying to discourage me to get sidetracked, to fall into temptation, to give up, or to take my eyes off you, he’s always hanging around.
I need your supernatural power, Lord, to stand strong and not surrender. Physical force won’t help, because you’ve said the weapons of our warfare are different from those in this world. As believers, ours are powerful and can demolish strongholds and lies. These supernatural weapons originate from you. By your precious name and blood, Jesus, I’m asking you to confuse Satan and cancel his attempts to shut me and my influence down. Help me not to become discouraged or to give in when heavy times of testing come.
When I’m tired and weak, you are strong, Lord, and you are my only source of help. I cannot fight without you. Teach me how to pray and to trust you to pull down those strongholds that keep me or others helpless. Guard me from the isolation that leaves me exposed and vulnerable. I believe you destroyed the power of my enemy through your death and resurrection. But like a bad penny, my enemy keeps showing up, whispering lies, twisting the truth, and attempting to inflate my selfish pride. He never gives up.
I am declaring the devil and his demons liars today, Lord. Through the power of your precious name and blood, I agree with your Word and the truth that you are in me and that you are greater than my enemy who wants to rule the world. You, your Word, and prayer, Lord, are my secret weapons. I belong to you, and that fills me with a powerful God-confidence. I want to constantly dress in the spiritual armor you give me. Help me use it to defend others from Satan’s fiery darts as well. No one and nothing can snatch me away from your hand.
Strengthen my faith, Lord. Forgive my sins, so that I may be clean in your righteousness. Make me brave, so I can stand and fight the spiritual battles in my life and in our world. Give me your wisdom and discernment so I won’t be caught off guard. Together, Lord, we’ll win, because in truth, you already have.
In Jesus’s powerful name before which every knee shall bow, Amen!
*(c) 2015, Rebecca Barlow Jordan. This prayer was first published on crosswalk.com. You’ll find that prayer with other resources here.
Scriptures to Help You Find Victory in Spiritual Warfare
Additional Helps for Victory in Spiritual Warfare
For a greater understanding of spiritual warfare and your spiritual weapons, and other helpful resources in addition to this prayer to give you victory in spiritual warfare, check out this post by CRU: How to Pray Through Spiritual Warfare.
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