Prayer for strongholds to be broken

A Prayer to Tear Down Strongholds

Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your precious name. Lord, tear down the strongholds in my life. I cry out to you because I need you, for without you I am nothing.

God without man is still God, but man without God is nothing. Help me not just to pray words, but execute the actions to follow.

I speak forgiveness, not only in my life but in the lives of my friends and family as well. I need deliverance and guidance each and everyday.

Give me the faith I need, Oh Father, to believe these words as I pray.

John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

John 16:13 When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

Forgiving Others

I want to present my heart that truly loves and trusts in you, Oh Lord. Help me to find enough forgiveness and belief to forgive those who’ve hurt me or caused me pain.

I love you, Oh God of my salvation. Help me as I struggle to keep your commandments. Help me to love as You do, even though I may fall short at times.

Oh God, my Strength, my Healer, my Savior, forever! I give you all the praise, honor and glory you deserve, withholding nothing, I surrender all to you.

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Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

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Overcoming adverse situations

Redeemer, truly let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight.

I want to be closer to you Lord, and not try to resolve the situation on my own, that the fire may blaze higher. I need to be still and remember that you are God.

Let me be able to endure as a good soldier, as I charge into the battles ahead. Grant me that peace that surpasses all understanding.

I need to know your word, more and more. I want your word to be written/engrained/tattooed on my heart.

Oh Father, I pray that You change my heart as well. Shield my mind and keep me safe and focused on you and Your Word.

In Jesus’ most precious, mighty, and powerful name, Amen.

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2 Corinthians 10:4-5   For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.


Worship Song: Tasha Cobbs – Break Every Chain (with Lyrics)

prayer for strongholds to be broken

Cheryce Rampersad

I’m a young Christian, from South Trinidad, seeking the wisdom of the Word and God’s blessings on my life. A journey, that’s just begun, but living to the Glory of God.

If you like this post, you might consider these others ones as well…

  • Except a man be born of the Spirit he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God (2014)
  • The most powerful prayer to break strongholds (2010)
  • Put on Christ – Gal 3:27 (2008)
  • Jesus’ righteousness is the key to Christian overcoming (2006)
  • Justified by faith (2006)

This prayer (below) is a very powerful prayer.

As your speak the scriptures out, you are using the sword of your mouth. We speak scripture because it is the words of God, it is the truth and it is the sword of the spirit.

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. – Eph 6:17

So what I have done is compiled a series of new testament scriptures in 5 mini-themes:

  1. God gave gifts given to the world
  2. the world’s release from the law
  3. the end of sin
  4. the end of death
  5. the grace of God now reigns in this world

This prayer is the result of many years of struggle and learning. Each scripture has been prayed over hundreds if not more than a thousand times.

As I read these scriptures over several times, daily, the message of what Jesus Christ did on His cross and the power out-flowing from His resurrection sinks deeper and deeper into me, enlarging my faith. I hope it does for you too 🙂

GIFTS — “Jesus Christ took the sins of the world upon Himself and He experienced death for every individual person (Heb 2:9), for both believers and unbelievers (1Jn 2:2) and Jesus Christ gave life to the world (Jn 6:33, 1 Cor 15:22) and God gave gifts to the world (Eph 4:8). It was God in Jesus Christ reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting the world’s trespasses against them but canceling them (2Co 5:19, Rom 5:10) and making purification for sins (Heb 1:3). For our sake God made Jesus Christ to be sin who knew no sin, so that IN Jesus Christ we might become the righteousness of God (2Co 5:21, Rom 3:21). Through Jesus Christ God reconciled everything in Heaven and on Earth back to Himself in peace (Col 1:20).

LAW — The sting (judicial process) of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law (1Co 15:56). Apart from the law sin lies dead (Rom 7:8). We (Christians) uphold the law! (Rom 3:31) Where there is no law there is no transgression of it (Rom 4:15). Sin is not counted where there is no law (Rom 5:13). Through His cross Jesus Christ created peace between us and God and He reconciled us to God by removing the hostility between us and God which was created by the law (Eph 2:14-16). Jesus Christ redeemed (released) us from the curse of the law (Gal 3:13, Heb 9:12, Rom 7:5-6). Jesus Christ ended the law (Rom 10:4).

SIN — Jesus Christ subdued and overcame sin (Rom 8:3). Jesus Christ put away and abolished sin by the sacrifice of Himself (Heb 9:26). By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, God condemned sin (Rom 8:3) and acquitted all men and gave them right standing with God (Rom 5:18). Sin has no dominion over us because we are under grace (Rom 6:14)

DEATH — “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? (judicial process)” (1Co 15:55). Death can no longer sting (judicial process) us (1Cor 15:56). Death you could not hold Jesus Christ (Acts 2:24). Now Jesus Christ ALONE holds the keys to death and Hades (Rev 1:18). Death is destroyed (2Tim 1:10). Jesus Christ destroyed the devil’s work (1 Jn 3:8), He brought the devil to nought and made him of no effect (Heb 2:14). He disarmed and triumphed over them (Col 2:15), Jesus Christ led them captive (Eph 4:8) and you have been gathered into a pit/dungeon (Is 24:21-22). devil, may NO fruit EVER come from you again (Matt 21:19). Get behind me satan, you are in my way! (Matt 16:23), in the Name of Jesus Christ.”

GRACE — God’s grace (His undeserved and unmerited mercy and favor toward this world) has surpassed sin and death, it has increased more, it has superabounded and His grace reigns in this world! (Rom 5:21)

It is one single prayer, a logical progression from gifts given to the world by God through His Son Jesus Christ… flowing through to the logical end, with the grace of God reigning in this world.

This prayer is mighty because Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of our faith, it is He who has overcome… this prayer is a weapon to pull down strongholds. All you need to do is speak it in faith…

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical , but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds – 2 Cor 10:4

I accept and understand that these truths might not be currently visible in your life, but go ahead and speak them out prophetically. Speak them in faith, because we walk by faith and not by sight. We have taught that it is scriptural to speak to the mountains and to speak to the fig tree… so speak these scriptures!

Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you” – Matt 9:28-30

What an encouraging thing Jesus Christ taught us… that He does in our life according to our faith. As Reinhard Bonnke said recently, it is our faith that limits us…

Whatever power God gives us it is subject to faith. ALL power is available, but it operates or is limited by our faith. There is no point in praying for more power, more Holy Spirit. There is one Spirit and He is all-sufficient. He does not come in degrees, but in fullness, ‘according to your faith be it unto you”. The limitation is not in God – He comes to us in fullness. We limit God. – Reinhard Bonnke

Let us not limit our faith at all. Believe those scriptures and speak them out boldy. It will be done according to your faith. So have faith!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: People do not have eternal life until they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. This prayer does not give someone eternal life. You and I cannot give anyone eternal life through our faith. People only come to Jesus Christ when the Father enables them.

But what I CAN DO is believe that Jesus Christ HAS removed the obstacles in their way so that they can respond to Him more easily. Law-sin-death used to reign in this world and kept people trapped and blinded in a web of ever increasing pain and trauma. Your faith breaks that cycle and causes this world to live under the reign of God’s grace.

That is what we do in this prayer, we acknowledge the all sufficient sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour. We acknowledge the power outflowing from His resurrection (Phil 3:7-11).

Faith is the access to power in Heaven, and by speaking out these scriptures in faith you will see mountains moved in your life and in lives around you.

Prayer to Break the Legal Rights of the Demons – Spiritual Warfare Prayer – Breaking Demonic Strongholds

This this prayer out loud.

Breaking Demonic Strongholds

Father, In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, I now approach Your throne in a time of great need, in time of an extreme emergency.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, as You already know, I have demons attacking me from the outside, and possibly from the inside of my being. I know why they are in my life. I have done some really bad and evil things in my life. I have horribly transgressed against both You and all of Your basic laws and commandments with the sins that I have personally committed against You.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I first want to say to You that I am really sorry for doing all of these bad and evil things against You. There is no excuse for the kind of behavior that I have exhibited over the years. But Father, I now want to take a strong stand. I do not want any more part of this kind of evil and wicked lifestyle. I know now that You are My only hope and My only salvation to be able to deliver me from the demonic bondage I now find myself enslaved in as a result of crossing over into these kinds of heavier sins.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I ask that You please have mercy on my soul, and that You please forgive me for all of the sins and atrocities that I have personally committed against You under the blood that Your one and only Son Jesus Christ has personally shed for me on the cross.

1.  Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I now want to formally confess out all of the bad, evil, and sinful things I have personally done against You. Father, I now confess to you the following things as being sins and extreme abominations in Your sight:

  1. My involvement in drugs.
  2. My involvement in sex, fornication, unnatural and unholy sex acts – such as homosexual acts and thoughts, and being involved in a swingers type lifestyle.
  3. My use of all kinds of pornography.
  4. My past adulterous affairs and activities.
  5. All of my past thefts and covetousness.
  6. All of my envy and jealousy that I have ever shown against anyone, and all of my lying and deceit that I have ever been involved in.
  7. All of the pride, impatience, hate and rage that I have ever shown or manifested over the years.
  8. All of my involvement in some of the occult arts such as witchcraft, invocation of demon spirits, and tarot cards.
  9. All of the times that I have personally cursed You and prayed to other false gods.
  10. Breaking most of Your 10 commandments to one degree or another.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I now know, without any shadow of a doubt, that all of the above activities were evil, heinous sins and abominations in your sight. I am so sorry for going this far against You.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of NazarethI know that Your Son Jesus Christ has died for all of my sins. Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I now ask that You please forgive me for every single one of the these sins and transgressions that I have personally committed against You. Let the Blood of Your Most Holy Son Jesus Christ completely wash away every ounce of stench, every ounce of each one of these sins that have been committed against You.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, you tell me in Your Word, that if I am willing to confess my sins and agree to repent, that You will fully forgive me of my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I now ask that You please forgive me for of all of my sins that I have personally committed against You through the blood that Your Son Jesus Christ has personally shed for me on the cross. I now believe that all of my sins have been completely forgiven and completely washed away by the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2.  Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I now want to agree to also renounce every single one of the above sins. You have my word that I will never, ever attempt to go back into any area having to do with the occult, any area having to do with sexual fornication, or any involvement in any kind of drug use whatsoever.

Father, in Jesus name, I now officially renounce every single one of the above sins and transgressions that have been committed against You.

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3.  Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the next thing I need to take care of is when my father raped me when I was a young child. I now know that what he did was evil and wrong in Your sight. However, I will choose not to hold any unforgiveness towards him.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I choose with my own free will to fully forgive him for what he did to me when I was a young child. My father and the judgment on his life will now fall into Your hands, not mine. I hold no hate or animosity towards him. I ask that you please have mercy on his soul when he has to face You for his own personal judgment. I now fully forgive him for what he has done to me.

4. Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I now believe that all of my sins, transgressions, and abominations against You have been fully forgiven by You under the shed blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. Father, I thank You for having this kind of mercy on my soul and that You have made a way of forgiveness for me through the Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ.

Father, with all of my sins and transgressions against You now being fully forgiven – I now want to once and for all break the legal rights these demons have had over me over all of these years.

Father, in Jesus name, I now ask that You fully break the legal rights of these demons. I now ask that You completely break and completely sever every single one of their legal rights that has arisen as a result of my involvement in all of the above sin areas.

Father, in Jesus name, I now want to personally come against each one of these legal rights myself – operating under Your authority and Your anointing to be able to do so.

5. Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I also want to reaffirm with you as I have done the other day, that I have now fully surrendered my body, my soul, my spirit, and my entire life into Your hands. I now ask that You place me into Your perfect will for my life.

I am now willing to fully follow You all the rest of the days of my life. I will now be guided by Your Holy Spirit from this moment on – and I will never, ever cross back over into the sin-filled life I used to live in.

Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I now belong to You, and You alone. You, and You alone, are my Rock and my Salvation. I will look to no other. My life is now totally in Your hands. Father, from this moment on, I will fully follow You and fully serve You for the rest of my eternal life.


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