Prayer in Spiritual Warfare

Heavenly Father,

I come before You today in the name of Jesus, fully aware of the spiritual battle that rages around me. I put on the full armor of God, and I take my stand against the devil’s schemes, as described in Ephesians 6.

I put on the helmet of salvation, knowing that I am saved by Your grace through faith in Jesus Christ. I take up the sword of the Spirit, which is Your word, Lord, knowing that it is powerful and able to defeat the enemy. I also take up the shield of faith, and I pray that You would increase my faith so that I can quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

I put on the belt of truth, knowing that Your word is truth and that it will guide me in all things. I put on the breastplate of righteousness, covered by the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

I pray for discernment and wisdom to recognize the enemy’s lies and to speak the truth in love.

I trust in Your power, Lord, and I know that You are able to deliver me from every temptation and every trap of the enemy. I thank You for the victory that has already been won through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

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 ESV

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

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2 Corinthians 10:3-5 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. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

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Isaiah 54:17 ESV

    no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
    and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
    and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

1 John 4:4 ESV

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

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Hebrews 4:12 ESV

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

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