A Prayer for Victory
by Debbie Przybylski
“For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” – Deuteronomy 20:4
Do not look at your prayer life as a small ministry of no importance. The enemy knows full well how mighty you are in pulling down his strongholds, and he will try to intimidate, discourage, divide, or defeat you. Don’t accept his lies.
“Doubt. Deception. Discouragement. Division. It’s time for the church to stop accepting these enemy strikes as natural. Spiritual warfare is a reality that the church must face. It won’t go away on its own – but it can be dealt with through prayer.”
Love God with all your heart, and abide in Him – Loving and abiding in God is so important in order to see answered prayer. I am personally, by nature, a warrior but my relationship with God is the best antidote against the enemy’s flaming missiles. We must know God intimately, and abide in that intimacy daily.
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you” – (John 15:7).
Speak out the attributes of God, and praise him daily in prayer – Worship is a powerful form of warfare. Praying and singing out loud about the greatness of God during moments when you are emotionally down makes a huge difference. Your heart begins to rise up, your feelings change, and you see the sovereignty and greatness of God.
Here is a prayer you can pray for victory over the enemy’s schemes:
Lord, thank you for your greatness. Thank you that when I am weak, you are strong. Lord, the Devil is scheming and I know he desires to keep me from spending time with you. Don’t let him win! Give me a measure of your strength so that I might not give into discouragement, deception and doubt! Help me honor you in all my ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Editor’s Note: Portions of this devotional were taken from Maintaining Victory in Spiritual Warfare through Prayer by Debbie Przybylski. You can read the full piece here.
Is it possible to be free from these weights and walk in victory?
If you’re a Christ-follower, based on the authority of God’s Word, the answer is a resounding yes.
Ponder these passages, and consider praying the Scriptures as you share your heart with the Lord. Christ died to free you from sin’s penalty in eternity, and from its power right now. Having already given His life for your freedom, He’ll not deny you the grace you need to be victorious!
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Prayer for Victory
Claim the promise that the Lord your God is the One who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory (Deuteronomy 20:4).
Confess to the Lord that those who remain steadfast under trial are blessed, for when they have stood the test they will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him. Pray that He would give you a steadfast spirit that will endure under temptation (James 1:12).
Pray that you wouldn’t rely on your own power, but would be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Commit to God that you will put on His whole armor each day, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. Acknowledge that you don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:10-12).
Rejoice in God’s provision which allows you to proclaim, “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” Praise Him for the victory over sin and death, made available through our Lord Jesus Christ. Ask for His grace to help you be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain (I Corinthians 15:55-58).
Ask that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward you who believe, according to the working of His great might that He worked in Christ when He raised him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:17-20). Marvel at the truth that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is now within you. Ask God to show you how to apply that power to secure victory in your life.
Exult in God’s promise that everyone who has been born of Him overcomes the world. Ponder the truth that your faith is the victory that has overcome the world (I John 5:4), and ask the Lord to strengthen your faith.
Dear Heavenly Father, how I thank You for the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ, which secured victory for me and for all of Your children. Thank You for our eternal victory over death, and for our immediate victory over sin. Please grant me a deeper understanding of Your power on my behalf, that I may steward it well, applying it and walking in victory. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.
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In Jesus mighty name, every stronghold in my life will be destroyed when I call upon You, Oh Father. According to You oh Lord, victory over strongholds is mine today and I will rejoice in it. I will overcome anything that tries to hinder me from the path which You have set before me, just as You overcame the grave!
Colossians 1:13 The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.
Psalm 56:13 For You have delivered my life from death, yes, and my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life and of the living.
Victory: the Battle is won
No demon on earth will prosper for I am equipped and ready to charge into battle, clothed in Your mighty armor and stepping out in faith, for the battle is already won.
With You by my side, I cannot and will not ever be defeated and if I stumble and fall or lose my way, I can rest assured knowing that You will pick me up and comfort me.
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2 Samuel 22:2 And he said: “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer.
I will not yield
Set my path straight, Oh Lord, draw near to me; closer and closer each day. Let no evil befall me. In temptation I will not yield, for my strength in You will conquer defeat as I dance in my victory.
Break every chain that attempts to bind me, remove distractions from my path so that the plans You have laid before me will surely come to pass, for it is my destiny to be victorious, in Christ Jesus. Amen!
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2 Timothy 4:18 And indeed the Lord will certainly deliver and draw me to Himself from every assault of evil. He will preserve and bring me safe unto His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Psalm 68:20 God is to us a God of deliverances and salvation; and to God the Lord belongs escape from death .
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Here are 20 prayer points for victory in all aspects of your life.
It’s important not to underestimate the power of prayer. The combination of hard work and continuous prayers is enough to move any mountains ahead of you. I believe the prayer points below will put you in the right mind frame to live victoriously today.
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20 Prayer Points for Victory and Favour
1. O Lord, illuminate Your truth to my understanding.
2. Lord, let me, with the eyes of my heart, see You clearly.
3. Let the spirit of favour fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
4. Lord, take away from me all powers do not originate from You.
5. Profitless hard-work, pack your load and go out of my life, in the name of Jesus.
6. I refuse to do profitless work, in the name of Jesus.
7. O Lord, shield me from all forms of deception.
8. No weapon of satan and his agents fashioned against me shall prosper, in the name of Jesus.
9. Lord Jesus, I thank You for answering my prayer.
10. Lord, give me the solution to any problem facing me, in the name of Jesus.
11. I reject the spirit of impossibility, I claim open doors, in the name of Jesus.
12. O Lord, as You delight in my prosperity, I pray that You bless me indeed in my work.
13. Father Lord, increase my greatness and comfort me on every side, in the name of Jesus.
14. I bind the spirit of depression, frustration and disillusionment in my life, in the name of Jesus.
15. I recover all the ground that I had lost to the enemy, in Jesus’ name.
16. Lord, open doors of opportunity to me through this prayer, in the name of Jesus.
17. Holy Spirit, set me on Fire for God.
18. The Lord should anoint me to pull down negative strongholds standing against me, in the name of Jesus.
19. Let blessings, goodness and prosperity pursue and overtake me, in the mighty name of Jesus.
20. Thank God for His provision so far.
Prayer points by Dr Olukoya