If you are feeling discouraged, hopelessness, despair, depressed, suicidal, etc., you could be dealing with spiritual warfare. If you haven’t already, give your life to Jesus to unlock the power of the Holy Spirit. Go to the ABOUT tab on this website and click on DISCOVER CHRIST for more information. It is ONLY BY JESUS’ NAME that demons tremble and fear. Pray this prayer WITH AUTHORITY IN JESUS’ NAME to battle the demonic realm. Be encouraged.
Heavenly Father, I desire to be obedient by being strong in the Lord and in the power of Your might. I see that this is Your will and purpose for me. I recognize that it is essential to put on the armor You have provided, and I do so now with gratitude and praise that You have provided all I need to stand in victory against satan and his kingdom. Grant me wisdom to discern the tactics and the sneakiness of satan’s strategy against me. Enable me to wrestle in victory against the princess, powers, rulers and wicked spirits who carry the battle of darkness against me.
I delight to take the armor You have provided and, by faith, put it on as effective, spiritual protection against the spiritual forces of darkness.
I confidently put on the belt of truth that You offer me. I take Him who is the Truth as my strength and protection. I reject satan’s lies and deceiving ways to gain an advantage against me. Grant me discernment and wisdom to recognize the subtle and deceiving ways in which satan seeks to cause me to accept his lies as truth. I desire to believe only the truth, to speak the truth and to know the truth. Thank You that satan cannot stand against the bold use of the truth.
Thank You for the breastplate of righteousness You offer me. I eagerly accept it and put it on as my protection. Thank You for reminding me again that all my righteousness comes from You. I embrace the righteousness that is mine by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is His righteousness that is mine through justification. I reject and repudiate all trust in my own righteousness – which is a pile of filthy rags. I ask You to cleanse me from all the times I counted my own righteousness as acceptable before You. I bring the righteousness of my Lord directly against all of satan’s workings against me. I express my desire to walk in righteousness before God today. By faith I appropriate the righteousness of Christ and invite Him to walk in holiness in my life today that I might experience His righteousness in total context of ordinary living. I count upon the righteousness of my Lord to be my protection. I know that satan must retreat from before the righteousness of God.
Thank You for the sandals of peace You have provided. I desire that my feet should stand on the solid rock of peace You have provided. I claim the peace of God which is mine through justification. I desire the peace of God that touches my emotions and feelings through prayer and sanctification (Phil 4:6-9). Thank You that as I walk in obedience to You, the God of Peace promises to walk with me, and as the God of Peace, You are putting satan under my feet (Rom 16:20). I will share this good news with all others that Your Spirit will bring into my life and witness. Thank You that You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self control (2Tim 1:7). Thank You that satan cannot stand against Your peace.
Eagerly, Lord, I lift up the shield of faith against all the blazing missiles that satan and his hosts fire at me. I recognize that You are my shield and that in Your incarnation and crucifixion, You took the arrows of satan that I deserved. By faith I count on You to shield me from above and below, on my right and my left, in front of me and behind that I might be protected, walled in, encapsulated by You in order that satan may gain no way to hurt me or destroy me and keep me from fulfilling You will today. I am willing that any fiery darts of satan. You wish to touch me should do so, but I will look upon them as refining fires permitted in Your providence for my refining and Your glory. Thank You Lord, that You are a complete and perfect shield and that satan cannot touch me apart from Your sovereign purpose.
I recognize that my mind is a particular target of satan’s deceiving ways. I take from You the helmet of salvation. I cover my mind and my thoughts with Your salvation. I recognize that the Lord Jesus Christ is my salvation. I helmet my head with Him. I invite His mind to be in me. Let me think His thoughts, feel His love and compassion and discern His will and leading in all things. Let my mind be occupied with the continuing, daily, saving work of my Lord in and through my life. May the salvation of my Lord meet and defeat all satanic thoughts that come to mind.
With joy I take hold of the sword of the Spirit, the word of God. I choose to believe it and live in its truth and power. Grant me the love for Your word which comes from the Holy Spirit. Forgive and cleanse me from the sin of neglecting Your word. Enable me to memorize it and to meditate on its truth. Grant me proficient recall and skill in using Your word against all of satan’s subtle attacks against me, exactly as my Lord Jesus Christ used the word against him. Enable me to use Your word to not only defend me from satan, but to defeat him, push him back, take away ground from him that he claims and to win great victories for my God through the use of Your word applied against him.
Thank You, dear Lord, for prayer. Help me to keep this armor well oiled with prayer. I desire to pray at all times with depth and intensity as the Holy Spirit leads me. I reject all fleshly praying as sin. I trust the Holy Spirit to enable me, to intercede for me and through me. Grant me great supplication and burden for others in God’s family of blood-washed saints. Enable me to see their needs and to assist them through prayer as the enemy attacks them. All of these petitions, intercessions and words of praise I offer up before the True and Living God and in the name and worthy merit of my Lord Jesus Christ, amen.