Are you in a battle today, and it’s taking more than just a physical toll on you? Are you finding it difficult to find the words to tell the devil to be gone? Spiritual warfare is crippling, real, and troublesome, but Jesus has already won us the victory! Pray along with these words now and let the Lord break the chains of fear and bondage!
Table of contents
- 1 A Prayer for Spiritual Warfare
- 2 Intro: Heading off into our day with prayer
- 3 A Prayer of Protection and Covering
- 4 A Prayer for Putting on Spiritual Armor
- 5 A Prayer of Gratitude to Bring Joy
- 6 A Prayer of Spiritual Identity
- 7 A Prayer for the Blessings of the Lord
- 8 Conclusion: Starting Your Day Right with Prayer.
- 9 Worship Song
- 10 His End Is Near
- 11 This Is Tough
- 12 The War Is Won
- 13 The Armor Of God
- 14 Forgive Me
- 15 You Are Stronger
- 16 The Lost
- 17 Conclusion
A Prayer for 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 isolation that leaves me exposed and vulnerable. I believe you destroyed the power of my enemy by 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!
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Publication date: September 8, 2015
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Intro: Heading off into our day with prayer
It happens to all of us. We are in a hurry, or distracted, running late and we forget to start off our day with prayer. Heading off into our day without a solid foundation of prayer is like skipping breakfast.
Soon, we are feeling weak and confused. It becomes difficult to cope with the spiritual trials of our day.
We make mistakes, get angry, and say things we wish we hadn’t. We offend our Lord by sinning.
Spiritual warfare prayers help strengthen us for whatever we will face in the day to come. They are like putting on armor to keep us strong and safe. Warfare prayers are preemptive strikes against the enemy of our souls.
By praying these spiritual warfare prayers before you start your day, you will prepare yourself for any difficulties or trials that will come.
And, you will be spiritually strong and able to resist temptation and remain at peace. Start your day breaking barriers to your financial breakthrough and blessings.
You will be armored against the darts and barbs of the enemy and will be able to stand on the word and not fall.
Prayer is powerful and effective. The Bible says, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16).
These prayers will put you in the right frame of mind and prepare you for your day. Choose one and pray it in the morning before you even get out of bed, or as you enjoy your breakfast and you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way.
Here are 5 powerful and uplifting prayers to kick-start your morning!
A Prayer of Protection and Covering
Lord, as I begin my day, I pray that You would fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Cover me with your protecting wings and keep me safe from harm and spiritual attacks.
Help me to speak only the words you would have me speak, do only the things you would have me do, and think only the thoughts you would have me think that I may please you.
Help me to be a reflection of you so others will seek you as well. In Jesus name, Amen!
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.
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A Prayer for Putting on Spiritual Armor
Father God, I ask you to help me put on the spiritual armor that will protect me from harm and help me stand before the enemy.
Help me to tie the belt of truth around my waist, and protect my heart with the breastplate of righteousness.
Let me place upon my feet the preparation of the gospel of peace, so that I can share the good news with others. And help me hold in my hands the shield of faith, that can put out the flaming darts of the wicked one.
Protect my mind from ungodly thoughts with the helmet of salvation. Arm me with the sword of the Spirit, which is the living word of God. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
Ephesians 6:12 – For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
A Prayer of Gratitude to Bring Joy
Thank you, Lord, for another day. Help me to have a spirit of gratitude for all that you do for me. Thank you for health, a home, food on my table and friends and family. Thank you for salvation, for freedom from sin.
I give you thanks and praise for sending your son to die on the cross so I could live in you and have eternal life. The joy of the Lord is my strength; help me to walk in that strength.
Help me to share the joy of the Lord with others around me so they will draw near to you. Amen!
A Prayer of Spiritual Identity
Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me. As a blood-bought child of God, I am a co-heir with Christ. My Father is the King and I am an adopted son/daughter of God.
As a child of God, I am strong, holy and redeemed. The enemy no longer has any rights to me, he cannot touch me.
The blood of Jesus has cleansed me from all my sin, and I am no longer living under condemnation.
Thank you for my identity in Christ, I am a sinner saved by grace. Amen.
Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
A Prayer for the Blessings of the Lord
Lord help me to obey your will and listen to your voice so that I can live in your blessing, for your word says that you will bless those who are obedient and listen to you.
Give me an obedient heart so that you may bless me wherever I go. As I obey you, bless my children, my home, my food and my finances.
Bless all that I put my hand to and bless the very land on which I walk. May all the peoples of the world learn that you bless those who seek you.
Help me to be a blessing to everyone around me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Conclusion: Starting Your Day Right with Prayer.
None of these prayers takes very long to pray, and they will help you start your day off right. By spending just a few minutes you will set a positive tone to your day and help yourself grow spiritually.
You will have the protection, strength and peace to face whatever the day will bring your way. You will shine spiritually and others will be drawn to the light of God in you.
The Lord wants to protect you and bless you, he loves you and thinks of you constantly and wants to give you peace and hope for the future, and by praying in this way you will give Him permission.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
May God bless you as you declare His goodness in the morning.
Shirley Knowlton-Krayden is a writer for Spiritual Warfare Prayers:
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Put on the full armor of God! Stand against the devil! We are not fighting men, but evil forces of a dark age!” (Brutal Warfare, Mortification) The devil wants nothing more than for you to be deceived and live a life for your own pleasure. He spews out lies saying, “What’s a little harmless sex? Go ahead and steal that candy bar, no one is looking. You can lie to help get promoted, it’s completely ok.” My friends, Satan is evil and his hell is coming in the lake of fire! But until then, we have a fight on our hands!
Here are 7 powerful prayers you can pray to withstand Satan and stay strong in these hard times of spiritual warfare.
His End Is Near
I am excited for the day of Satan’s end! Lord, come swiftly and deliver us from his wicked schemes for good! Give me strength today, Father, to stay strong in the face of adversity. May all of my thoughts and actions reflect You today. I want nothing to do with Satan! Bind him from me! I love You, Lord! Amen
“And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever!” (Revelation 20:10)
This Is Tough
I know my weaknesses and so do the demons. Father, I am struggling big-time right now with pornography and I need You to carry me today. Please, Lord, stop all thoughts of sexual promiscuity from plaguing me. Please don’t allow Satan to tempt me in this today. I need Your strength! I need Your hands of might! There is a battle for my heart and soul in this area and I want You to be the victor in my heart! I love You, Lord! Amen
“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.” (1 Peter 2:11)
The War Is Won
All Powerful God,
I extol You in praise! I thank You for Your mighty arms of strength! I bless Your Name! I will proclaim to the masses that the war is over! You have won! You have defeated Satan with the cross! Hallelujah! His weak, pathetic existence will end in the lake of fire and I cannot wait until the end! Until that time I pray that you will give me strength to endure the trials and hardships ahead. Prepare my heart and soul for war today! I love You, Abba! Amen
“Blessed be the Lord, my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle!” (Psalm 144:1)
The Armor Of God
Every day is an unseen fight in the heart and soul of mankind. I pray that today You will be pleased with my actions. I will put on the belt of truth and not deceive those around me. I will put on the breastplate of righteousness and treat all I see with fairness and integrity. I will keep my shoes laced tight to deliver the good news, hoping that some will come to know You. I will keep the shield of faith before me to extinguish the temptations that come my way. I will wear the helmet of salvation and live joyfully knowing that I am not home yet! I will have the sword of the Spirit ready at all times to deliver deadly blows to those that will listen to Your Word and truth, that they may come to realize how much they need You! Father, I praise You and thank You for Your compassion on me! I love You! Amen
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:11-12)
Please forgive me for the iniquities that come from me heart. Lord, sin has its pleasures, but the pain after is far worse! Lord, I am sorry for allowing the temptations thrown at me to overtake me today. I have sinned against You and I am so sorry! I cannot understand the depth of Your love! You knew from the beginning that I would sin so much against You and yet You paid my price in advance. I am nothing. I am the worst of sinners. And yet, I am more than a conqueror through the cross! Lord, I have failed You today but I will walk forward with my head high knowing that this was only a battle. You have already won the war over my spirit and soul and I am Yours forever! I love You so much, Father! Thank you for the cross! Amen
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!” (Romans 8:37)
You Are Stronger
I know today has its trials and tribulations to throw at me, but You are stronger! The devil comes to devour and You already have the trap and snare ready! The devil comes to destroy, but his efforts are wasted. I have given my life to You! Jesus has saved me through the cross! There is nothing that can separate me from You, Lord! I thank You for Your faithfulness, Lord! Father, remind me today that You have got this under control! I love You! Amen
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
My heart is grieving for those I love that are lost! Their souls are in the hands of the enemy and they don’t know it! What can I do? Father, please use me to shine the light of truth to them! Lord, I wish they could see what I see, to know what I know! Give me the words to speak to them! Lord, the pain that they will face if they die today is gut wrenching to me! Father, give me peace of mind to withstand this chaos and be Your servant to the lost. I love You! Amen
“And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21)
Friends, there is an ongoing war daily for the souls of men. Have you accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior? He is the only way to be victorious! I pray that God will give you strength daily as you face the trials and tribulations of this world. May God bless you as you continue to live a life worthy of the calling!
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