INTRO TO SECTIONS // WARFARE PRAYERS
Prayer is not the only communion with God; it is also a confrontation with the enemy. When Jesus was on the earth, He came face-to-face with the devil when He was tempted in the wilderness (see Matthew 4 and Luke 4), and every time the enemy tried to tempt Him, Jesus responded with a reference from the Bible. He used the Sword of Truth to defend Himself from the enemy’s attacks. In these exchanges, Jesus didn’t confront the devil as God. He confronted the devil as a man with the Word of God. We should do the same thing. These spiritual warfare prayers and verses are examples we can use and adapt to our specific situations when we or someone we know is under attack from the devil.
“Lord, prepare my heart for warfare. Make me aware of what I am battling against. Place me firmly in Your spirit of Truth and grant me boldness to wage war. Bind any spirit of fear within me.”
Day 13 | THE WEAPONS OF WARFARE
When we are aware of spiritual warfare, we can be active in praying through it. Through the blood of Jesus, God has given us victory and power to fight.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-5
You can command anything that comes against the truth of God and His Word to bow to the Name of Jesus. Take a bold stand, praying specifically and confidently through God’s power, His Spirit, and His written Truth.
“Father, your Word says that no weapon formed against me will prosper (Isaiah 54:17), and I declare it in Jesus’ Name. Your Word says that trouble will not arise a second time (Nahum 1:9). I declare in Jesus’ Name that Satan cannot make trouble for me again as he has in the past. In the Name of Jesus, I declare that all of these prayers are answered and taken care of by trusting you.
I stand on your Word. The enemy is driven out from me, from my home, workplace, church family, children, and loved ones. I declare that he is not able to stand against me. No weapon formed against me will prosper, because the Spirit of the Lord is with me, protecting me. I declare these truths in the Name of Jesus and the power of the Gospel. Anything that comes against me or my family that is not in line with the truth and will of God, I command to bow to the mighty Name of Jesus. Father God, I give you all of my thanksgiving, praise, glory, honor, and worship. Thank you for loving me, making me clean, and giving me purpose.”
Today, pray for our Location Pastors. Pray that the Lord plants them firm in His Word. Pray the Lord gives them favor with their flocks and the ability to shepherd them well. Ask God to provide them with a sound mind to be able to intercede for their locations.