A Prayer to Pray against Sin You Can’t Shake
By Chara Donahue
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9
You have seen how it steals from your life. You have had others call you on it. You have half-heartedly tried to leave it behind but keep finding it lurking at every doorway. It is your favorite sin. Not that you love it, you may even despise it, but somehow you have yet to shake it. We sometimes settle for calling them vices, weaknesses, or flaws, but Christ has far more in mind for us than captivity. He desires freedom for His people, and giving life to the spiritually dead.
The first step in escaping the tangles of sin is always looking first to the only one who has defeated sin and death out of his deep love for us, Jesus Christ. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 Sin continuously pulls down all of humanity with its corrosive ways, but those who have had its stain wiped from their hearts have the power to say “No”. The only way for that stain to be lifted is by seeking Christ as Savior, He clothes us in His righteousness and our filthy rags will be no more. When we begin seeking to walk in victory, we first must set our eyes on the one who is eternally victorious.
Let’s pray to our Father now for the strength we need to shake the sin in our lives:
Lord, I confess there is sin in my life I can’t shake. I’ve struggled silently for so along against it. I’ve dismissed it, justified it, tried to convince myself it isn’t as bad as I know it really is. Lord, I know Satan desires me to leave my sin in the dark. I confess it to you, and bring it to light.
Lord, I need your strength to defeat this sin. I am thankful that your power is made perfect in my weakness. I don’t boast in my sin, but boast in you who works in my weakness to make me more like you. I know that I have the opportunity to glorify you by fighting against this sin in my life. Give me wisdom and perspective in the moment I am tempted to sin – help me in that moment see my sin as you see it, and not do the sin my heart longs to do.
Oh Lord – who will save me from this body of death! Thanks be to God! Thank you Lord for rescuing me and saving me from my sinfulness. It is only in your grace that I am saved, and I am so thankful.
In your name I pray, Amen!
This devotional was taken in part from Chara Donahue’s 10 Steps to Take against Sin You Can’t Shake. You can read that piece in full here.
Prayer Against the Sins of the Flesh
Precious Blood of Jesus Devotion (28 July 1998)
“Pray much for My youth . . . many will be lost
due to (this) sin . . . I was naked in the sight of all
men so that you shall defeat and kill the desires
of the flesh which lead to this sin of fornication
and adultery. Children, My adversary used
this sin to claim all men to himself…Any sinner
who constantly prays this prayer will gain true
repentance…The more you pray it, the more
(souls) will return to me and leave fornication
and adultery. Many people will be lost due to
the sins of the flesh. Work hard to save souls…”
Holy and merciful Father, Your only begotten
Son is standing naked in the sight of
all men, so that Your people will know and fear
Your holy law. Accept my humble prayer for
all Your people who are living under iniquity,
fornication and adultery, that through all the
shame and disgrace of Your only-begotten
Son, You will touch their lives for repentance
and save them. May they, through the Precious
Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ, which I plead
to fall on their hearts, gain repentance and be
saved. Through His shame make them bold for
“Dear Heavenly Father,
You have revealed that I have allowed the sin of offense in _____________________ area of my life. It is affecting me negatively.
I am choosing to let that go. I am asking for your forgiveness. Please put the blood of Jesus over that soul wound. I receive your healing on my soul; I let go of all my hurt and offense.
Allow the dunamis power of your resurrection complete my healing so I can not only not walk in offense but walk in complete power over the sin of being offended.
Straighten what is wrong with my body, as I am no longer in agreement with the spirit of offense that has tried to take dominion over this area of my body_________________.
I bind you demon of offense and all the other minion spirits that have tried to hold me back.
Thank you Lord for revealing to me where I was in agreement with the enemy.
Continue to reveal more of whatever I need to know so I can walk in divine health. Help me to give these sinful agreements up to you quickly so my healing will come just as fast.
Thank you, Lord for the complete healing of my mind, body, soul and spirit, in Jesus’ precious name, Amen!”
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan
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Ephesians 5:3 (KJV) But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Father, I come boldly before Your throne of grace and mercy to find help and strength in my time of need. Lord, Your word says in Matthew 26:41 to watch and pray so that we will not enter into temptation, for we know that the spirit is willing, but Father, I know my flesh is weak. Lord, Your word says in James 4:7 that if we submit ourselves unto You, and resist the enemy, he will flee from us. Lord I fully submit to You, I resist this lust, I need you. Father, I am weak, but you are made strong in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9) So by my faith, I overcome, In You. Being unable to overcome this lust myself, I give the burden to you by faith (Psalm 55:22) so that I am able to withstand the devil and his many temptations, by my faith, my strength, and hope, that is in in you. Therefore, Lord I confess that I am strong in You, and in the power of Your might (Ephesians 6:10).
Father, in the name of Jesus, I cast down every wicked, lustful, lascivious, and unclean thought of the enemy in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth (2 Cor 10:5). In your strength, I refuse, and will refuse, to allow any thoughts of the enemy to enter in; I cast them from me in the name of Jesus. I completely repent and turn from all lust. Father, I pray that You will cause me to think upon those things which are pure, honest, and of a good report (Philippians 4:8), and I pray that you will not allow my mind to wander into idleness and lust, but that it stay upon the name and person of Jesus.
Father, I thank You for revealing the evil lustful spirits, attempting to drive me to lust. I thank You and believe you will not allow me to be drawn away by the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, or the pride of Life (John 2:16). I thank You for not allowing me to be overcome with lust in my eyes, for I know the eyes are the door to the heart, and Your words says to guard my heart with all diligence (Proverbs 4:23) Father, please help me guard my heart by the words that I speak, and strengthen me to guard my thoughts and eyes. Father, I pray that You place upon me the whole amour of God, so that I will always be able to stand against the devises of the enemy (Ephesians 6:10-20). I pray and thank you, that You lead and deliver me from every temptation of lust, sin, and evil desire.
In the name of the Lord Jesus, I take authority over Satan, every principality, every evil spirit, and every spirit of wickedness in high places. I cut every ungodly soul tie associated with all evil memory recall concerning lust. I bind all spirits involved in the name of Jesus Christ, and render them without power to operate in my life. I cut all lust, and all its triggers off my mind, will, and emotions and I surrender lust and its desires from out of my heart, to you Lord Jesus. In the name of Jesus, I bind and cast off every spirit of lust, adultery, fornication, lasciviousness, and uncleanliness in my life. Father, I surrender my body to you as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1), and I recognize that my body is the temple of the Almighty Living God, and a dwelling place for His Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), and I rejoice in knowing that the blood of Jesus Christ sanctifies, cleanses and covers me.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:
Satan, in the name of the Lord Jesus, every stronghold, you have attempted to bring against me is rendered, powerless and void, by the authority of Jesus Christ! I put off all forms of lust and put on my new nature, in spirit, of holiness righteousness, and purity, (Ephesians 4:24). I strip lust of all power over my flesh and carnal mind! Jesus has defeated you Satan and I take dominion over you, you are under my feet, and your power of lust and sin is broken in my life. I abide in Jesus. I have dominion and have received victory.
Father, I thank You for hearing my prayer, and delivering me from the power of the enemy. I thank You for Your word, that it is established in my heart, my thoughts, and life. I thank You for giving me power over the enemy, I thank You for strengthening me so that my body is not defiled by lust, because it is Your Temple. Thank You Lord, for restoring me, for cleansing me, and for overcoming for me. I praise You,(from my heart) and give You all the glory, and sing Hallelujah to the name of Jesus. I have the victory IN You and through You. I believe I have received (mark11:24) the victory.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
I PRAISE YOU GOD AND GIVE YOU GLORY
In Jesus mighty name, Amen.