*** This is for those who have committed sexual sin, and other sins, including the occult, or been the victim of sexual sin, or other sins, or occult activity, and wish to be free of the emotional and spiritual bondage that results from any of this.
It might be helpful to print this out and keep it where you can read it daily, until you feel better. Get someone to pray with you, if possible.
Never be ashamed that you need help, or forgiveness. Feel reassured that repentance will heal you. God will hear your prayer.
Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of your son, Jesus Christ.
I accept your gift of His death on the Cross of Calvary, His burial, and His resurrection for my sins and the sins of the world, past, present and future.
I believe and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.
Father, I ask that you forgive all of my sins all the way back to my mother’s womb.
I ask you to forgive me for the things that I have done and failed to do; the things I have thought that were sinful and the things that I have said that were sinful.
Please forgive me for lying, cheating, gossiping, manipulating, and seducing and for all the selfish, self-centered, willful sins that I have committed; things I should have done but didn’t, and for all the sins of sexual activity that were not in the marriage bed.
I renounce all ungodly soul ties in which I entered by joining myself to any one to whom I was not married.
In Jesus Christ’s Name, I renounce all ungodly soul ties gained through family curses.
In Jesus Christ’s name, I renounce all activity in the occult.
I will, with my own free will, forgive all those who have used me, abused me, rejected me, or failed to love me.
I forgive all those who have had immoral sex with me, with or without my permission.
I forgive myself for allowing people to do these things to me, and for me to do these things to them.
I break all the ungodly soul ties in Jesus Christ’s name. I am free.
I set them free! I am forgiven and I forgive them.
I ask you Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, that you send the promise of your Holy Spirit to fill me with the power to fight the battle for my soul.
I ask that you loose my tongue and give me my prayer language so I can worship you in spirit and in truth.
Holy Spirit, live through me, love through me, and use me. I present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to you.
I praise and thank you with my thoughts and lips, for what you have done, are doing, and will do in my life and in my families’ lives.
Change me into your image, Lord Jesus, and I also ask this for the salvation of all the people that I have just forgiven.
I will give You all the Glory.
And now by the power and authority of the Lord Jesus Christ I ask for myself and all the people to whom I have referred, that you Heal our minds, bodies, spirits, emotions, relationships, morals, our marriages and our finances.
I pray this prayer in agreement with all others who have prayed it, expecting our healings according to your WILL Father.
Please make me the man/woman of God that you destined me to be.
I ask this in Jesus Name.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7
Deliverance doesn’t come with an overnight guarantee. We can’t click it or pick it out of a line up, and it doesn’t always look the same for me as it does for you.
The dictionary definition of deliverance is “the act of delivering someone or something: the state of being delivered; especially: liberation, rescue.” We often think of countries that need to be vindicated, people suffering from famine who need food, or others that need to be rescued form afflictions or abuses. And we should most ardently pray and take action to deliver others from oppressive circumstances.
But there is a second part to the definition that struck a chord God has been speaking into my life about distorted thoughts, shame, and boundaries. It reads like this, “something delivered; especially: an opinion or decision (such as the verdict of a jury) expressed publicly.” What if the opinion we hold of ourselves is sometimes the very thing we need to be delivered from? The critical pressing of modern-day life may threaten to distract and strip us of our Christly identity, a past decision may haunt us—even though it happened so long ago that we’re the only one still able to re-play it. An unjust outcome… tarnished reputation… failed attempt… whose perspective are we filtering our throughs through?
Jesus is our Deliverer (1 John 4:4). Our salvation is found in His sacrifice (John 10: 9-11). He died so that we would no longer fall victim to or be bound by shame, distorted thoughts, or dysfunctional boundaries. Let’s pray, today, that our deliverance, whether it be from what physically, mentally, or spiritually ails us, lies in the capable hands of Jesus, our Healer.
Today, as begin our prayer, we praise You, for You say we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). This world is hard. It threatens to crush us in many ways. Physically, we cannot always outrun the ailments of our bodies. Sickness and injury take hold of us, and we are not always healed to the original state of our health. Mentally, we are bombarded and pulled at by unfiltered thoughts threatening to run away with our self-esteem on a daily basis. Spiritually, You promise us a battle in this life. John 10: 10-11 reminds us, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Bring our hearts to focus on Your Truth at the start of each day, expecting a battle, but also deliverance.
Father, in overwhelming moments help us to recall the truth of Psalm 32:7, “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Remind us of the greats of faith that have gone before us in bravery, with courageous faith in Your protective hand of deliverance.
David defeated Goliath against all odds, and even after being not the run for his life from King Saul cried out to You in faith to deliver Him. Even after he made terrible mistakes, but You delivered David, loving him still. For Paul, who tortured and had other Christians killed, You never left him even in his own jail cell. What we don’t understand is how much You love us regardless of our faults and fears. Help us to believe and strengthen our faith in Your love, for the one who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
Galatians 5:1 calls us to action, to stand firm in our faith. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Help us turn from shame, make a way for kindness, and rise up for those who can’t speak for themselves and find a way to make sure those who are burdened by distorted thoughts of who they are. Equip us, through the lessons of our own deliverance, to become ambassadors for Your love. For You assure us when we seek You, we will find You, when we seek You with all of our hearts. (Jeremiah 29:13)
Father we are grateful that You hear us and care for us beyond our understanding. “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 We prayerfully proclaim deliverance in our own lives, and in the lives of those suffering next door to us, and around the world. We cry out to You in faith that You will deliver us from our physical pain and mental anguish. “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.” Psalm 107:6
Help us to let go of our timeline and embrace Your process and Your perfect timing. We live in a “have to have it now” world, but Your ways surpass the convenience of free shipping and next day delivery. Give us the faith and patience to embrace Your process and purpose for our lives, remembering Isaiah 43:18-19, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
When others mislabel us, give us the grace to pray for and empathize with them, but maintain the truth of what You say about us, and who You say we are. May we always remember to love others above all else (1 Peter 4:8) but have the inner strength to discount and discern lies from Your Truth. Kids aren’t the only ones that are bullied and teased. Tune our ears to Your voice of grace, love and kindness, as we respond and react to the attacks of others. Heal our distorted thoughts and broken-down boundaries. Help us to shield our hearts from shame and separate our mistakes and missteps from our magnificent purpose in life.
Grant us the courage to be brave and courageous as Jesus was when we walked this earth, yet kind and compassionate at the same time. Make the impossible possible in our lives as we seek Your will in our lives over our own vindication and defense mechanisms. Help us to remember this powerful truth: “Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray.” James 5:13
Deliver us, Father, from the everyday attacks on our conscious, health, relationships, and beyond. From what can see coming and would never expect, protect and deliver us from anything that threatens to throw us off Your course for our lives. Give us strength to love people that are seemingly unlovable without compromising our character as Christians. Build a confidence in us that is unstoppable and immovable but guard our hearts from pride. Deliver us from our distorted thoughts, sickness, debt, sadness, struggles, hunger, pain, fear, oppression, conflict, and unbelief, for we proclaim Your Peace over our lives through prayer, today.
“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10
Help us to put on Your armor, daily, Father.
In Jesus’ Name,
Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, stay-at-home mom, freelance writer and blogger, Bible study and children’s worship team leader, she resides in Ohio with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle.
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This article is part of our larger Prayers resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Visit our most popular prayers if you are wondering how to pray or what to pray. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can’t find the words to pray.
Prayer for Healing
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Fr. Amorth (1925 – 2016), Roman Catholic priest and an exorcist, and many other priests have stressed that the number one protection from evil is the Sacrament of Confession and the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Often times people want esoteric rituals to deliver them from evil, when in reality what they need is to become right with God. Along with regular Confession and reception of the Holy Eucharist, the following prayers should be coupled with Our Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. Msgr. Esseff, a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, teaches about the need for healing, protection, and deliverance. He discusses the importance of the “Our Father” in the following audio:
these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues. Mark 16:17
In the Name of Jesus Christ, and by the power of His Blood and His Cross, I take authority, and I bind all evil spirits in the air and the fire, in the water and the ground, in the underground and in the netherworld.
I bind all satanic forces and powers in nature.
I bind all curses, hexes and spells, witchcraft and occult activity.
I bind the interaction and interplay of all evil spirits.
In your Name, Jesus Christ, I bind all demonic forces that have come against us and our families and I seal all of us in the protection of your Precious Blood that was shed for us on the Cross.
In the name of Jesus, I bind and command all the powers and forces of evil to depart right now away from us, our families, our homes, and our lands.
Behold, the Cross of the Lord!
Begone, all evil powers!
Begone to the Foot of the Cross,
To be condemned and never to return!
The Lion of the tribe of Judah,
The Root of David, has conquered!
Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Mary Our Mother, we seek Your protection and intercession, with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for us and our families and surround us with your mantle of love to destroy the enemy.
Holy army of angels, Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Raphael the Archangel, and our Guardian Angels, come and defend us and our families in battle against all the evil ones that roam the earth.
I praise God for all His heavenly angels, I call them forth now and release them to surround, fill us and protect this place, with God’s power and blessing, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen
Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed be the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Prayers recommended by Fr. Amorth in his book “An Exorcist Tells His Story”
Prayer Against Malefice from the Greek Ritual
God, our Lord, King of ages, All-powerful and All-mighty,
You Who made everything and Who transform everything simply by Your will.
You Who in Babylon changed into dew the flames of the ‘seven-times hotter’ furnace
and protected and saved the three holy children.
You are the doctor and the physician of our soul.
You are the salvation of those who turn to You.
We beseech You to make powerless,
banish, and drive out every diabolic power, presence, and machination;
every evil influence, malefice, or evil eye and all evil actions
aimed against Your servant .
Where there is envy and malice,
give us an abundance of goodness, endurance, victory, and charity.
O Lord, You Who love man,
we beg You to reach out Your powerful hands
and Your most high and mighty arms
and send the angel of peace over us,
to protect us, body and soul.
May he keep at bay and vanquish every evil power,
every poison or malice invoked against us
by corrupt and envious people.
Then, under the protection of Your authority
may we sing, in gratitude,
“The Lord is my salvation; whom should I fear?
I will not fear evil because You are with me,
my God, my strength, my powerful Lord, Lord of peace,
Father of all ages.”
Yes, Lord our God, be merciful to us,
Your image, and save your servant
from every threat or harm from the evil one,
and protect him/her by raising him/her above all evil.
We ask You this through the intercession
of our Most Blessed, glorious Lady, Mary ever Virgin, Mother of God,
of the most splendid archangels and all Your saints.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me;
Body of Christ, save me;
Blood of Christ, inebriate me;
Water from the side of Christ, wash me;
Passion of Christ, strengthen me;
O good Jesus, hear me;
within Thy wounds, hide me;
let me never be separated from Thee;
from the evil one, deliver me;
at the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to Thee,
that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee
forever and ever. Amen.
Prayer Against Every Evil
Spirit of our God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Most Holy Trinity, Immaculate Virgin Mary,
angels, archangels, and saints of heaven,
descend upon me.
Please purify me, Lord, mold me,
fill me with yourself, use me.
Banish all the forces of evil from me,
destroy them, vanish them, so that I can be healthy
and do good deeds.
Banish from me all spells, witchcraft, black magic,
malefice, ties, maledictions, and the evil eye;
diabolic infestations, oppressions, possessions;
all that is evil and sinful, jealously, perfidy, envy;
physical, psychological, moral, spiritual, diabolical aliments.
Burn all these evils in hell,
that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world.
I command and bid all the power who molest me –
by the power of God all powerful, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior,
through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary –
to leave me forever, and to be consigned into the everlasting hell,
where they will be bound by Saint Michael the archangel,
Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, our guardian angels,
and where they will be crushed under the heel
of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.
Prayer for Inner Healing
Lord Jesus, You came to heal our wounded and troubled hearts.
I beg You to heal the torments that cause anxiety in my heart;
I beg You, in a particular way, to heal all who are the cause of sin.
I beg You to come into my life and heal me of the psychological harms
that struck me in my early years and from the injuries that they caused through my life.
Lord Jesus, You know my burdens.
I lay them all on Your Good Shepherd’s Heart.
I beseech You – by the merits of the great,
open wound in Your heart-to heal the small wounds that are in mine.
Heal the pain of my memories,
so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain
and anguish, filled with anxiety.
Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of all the evil
that is rooted in my life.
I want to forgive all those who have offended me.
Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive.
You Who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please,
heal my own heart.
Heal, my Lord Jesus, those intimate wounds that cause me physical illness.
I offer You my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of Your Divine Heart.
Help me to be meek and humble.
Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones,
which is oppressing me.
Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge
that You are the Resurrection and the Life.
Make me an authentic witness to Your Resurrection,
Your victory over sin and death,
Your living presence among us.
Prayer for Deliverance
My Lord, you are all powerful, you are God, you are Father.
We beg you through the intercession and help of the archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel,
for the deliverance of our brothers and sisters who are enslaved by the evil one.
All saints of Heaven, come to our aid.
From anxiety, sadness and obsessions, we beg You. Free us, O Lord.
From hatred, fornication, envy, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From thoughts of jealousy, rage, and death, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every thought of suicide and abortion, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every form of sinful sexuality, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every division in our family, and every harmful friendship, we beg You, Free us, O Lord.
From every sort of spell, malefic, witchcraft, and every form of the occult, we beg You,
Free us, O Lord.
Lord, You Who said, “I leave you peace, My peace I give you,”
grant that, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary,
we may be liberated from every evil spell
and enjoy your peace always.
In the name of Christ, our Lord.
Deliverance Ministries & Resources
The Rosary, a Powerful Weapon Against the Devil
Sacramentals in Spiritual Warfare
Prayers to St. Michael the Archangel For Special Protection
Spiritual Warfare Prayer Catalog (External link)
Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry (External link)
Praesidium Warriors of St. Michael (External link)
Catholic Deliverance Power (External link)
Stand fast, and be not held again under the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1
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