Prayer for Spiritual Warfare

Dear Lord,

I come to You today asking for Your protection and guidance as I enter into spiritual warfare. I know that there are forces at work that seek to harm me and to tear me away from Your love. But I trust in Your power and Your strength to guide me through any trial or temptation.

I ask that You would fill me with Your Holy Spirit, that I may have the courage and the wisdom to stand firm against the schemes of the enemy. Give me the discernment to recognize the attacks of the enemy, and the strength to resist them.

I pray that You would give me the armor of God, that I may be able to withstand the fiery darts of the enemy. May Your truth be a shield to me, and may Your righteousness be my breastplate. Let Your peace be my helmet, and may Your word be the sword that I wield.

I pray that You would give me the strength to fight this spiritual warfare with faith and with perseverance, knowing that You are with me every step of the way. And I pray that through this struggle, I may grow in my faith and in my relationship with You.

In Your holy and powerful name I pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Ephesians 6:12 ESV

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

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2 Corinthians 10:3-4 ESV

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

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James 4:7 ESV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

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2 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.

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