Spiritual Warfare Prayers
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15 Powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers + Scriptures

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God is a NOT silent and distant father that is unconcerned with your current spiritual warfare. He is an active God that desires to help you to fight every battle. In fact, he wants you to have the victory.

“For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Deuteronomy 20:4) (Romans 8:31)

I am sure of God’s faithfulness because He has been with me in EVERY spiritual battle. Here are a few of my testimonies:
1. God has spoken to me audibly
2. I frequently hear God in dreams
3. He gives me direction to pray against evil
4. His still small voice helps me avoid bad situations

Spiritual Warfare Prayers

Prayer is a dangerous spiritual weapon. During prayer, God will tell you his battle plans. Then, he will give you the love, patience, strength, and kindness to keep being righteous as you wait for the victory.

1. Prayer to Put on Spiritual Armor

O’ Lord strengthen me to put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, I may be able to stand my ground no matter what. In faith, I put on the belt of truth and shoes of readiness, so I can be ready to defeat Satan’s lies. I put on the helmet of salvation to believe that I am saved from sin with the precious blood of Christ. Thank you God that you’ve purify me by the blood. And in the name of Jesus, I will pick up the unfailing Word of God to defeat unrighteousness. Amen.

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:11)

2. Spiritual Warfare Prayer for Breakthrough

Hallelujah! I rejoice for you are a good God. I stand in faith that my breakthrough is coming and I will see a miracle. Though your timing is not my timing O’God, you are faithful. You are just. You are the promise keeper that NEVER goes back on your word. I will wait on you and I will stay faith-filled until your glory is revealed in my situation.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

3. Prayer to Hear God’s Guidance in the Spiritual Battle

O’ Lord, I am in need of your guidance and direction. You said your word is a lamp to my feet when I walk in darkness. You promised that you would show me which way to walk. So I declare your word to be true Abba. I declare that you are the promise keeper that never goes back on your word. I ask to hear your voice so clearly on how to handle this battle. Steady my heart father and help me confidently wait on your voice. Your word said that you don’t put the righteous to shame. I will trust that you will protect me every fiery dart off the enemy. Amen.

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:21)

4. Spiritual Warfare Prayer to Take Authority

Abba father, thank you for silencing every lie that says I’m unworthy of manifesting your power. Thank you for guarding my mind from the fiery darts of the enemy with your truth O’ Lord. I am thankful that you are setting me free from every thought that opposes your word. I rejoice because you will have the victory! And you will awaken me to the full power I have through you to bring the kingdom of Heaven onto this earth. O’ Lord, I long to see signs, miracles, and wonder.

As I feel your passion for humanity, I am getting excited! I rejoice for a move of God is coming upon this earth like never before! The revolution that is coming is unlike anything we have seen in a long time. I come into agreement with your plan father. Prepare my heart, mind, and soul to righteously steward what is to come O’ Lord. Lord help me to never be ok with brokenness around me. Concern my heart with setting souls around me free. Set me ablaze in intercession to radically change the ones around me. Thank you for driving darkness back O’ Lord. Hallelujah! You will always get the victory! Amen!

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)

Related Article: 32 Bold Prayers to Take Authority + Scriptures

5. Prayer for Strength in Spiritual Warfare

I ask for strength as I wait father. I need your power to run and not grow weary and to walk, but not faint. Thank you father because it is when I am weak that you are the strongest in my life. I am confident that you are walking out this process with me and that I shall not wait in vain. You are worthy of it all father. You are worthy of any wait. Your way is the ultimate way. I drop my understanding father and I acknowledge that your plans for me are good and righteous even if it doesn’t feel like it. I thank you that my story isn’t done until I see the testimony of your goodness. Thank you for healing my heart and helping me to see your plans clearly father, so I can rejoice in even the simple things you are doing and have done. I love you Abba. Amen.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

6. Prayer for Peace in Spiritual Warfare

Lord God Almighty, you are consistent, constant, and unwavering. Your promises remain the same today and forever more. I thank you that you don’t change your mind and the promises in the Bible are my portion. I am confident you are my shepherd that will help me find rest, peace, and refreshment to my soul. I am overjoyed that I do not have to fear evil or any plans of the enemy for You are with me; and Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Thank you that You anoint my head with oil; and my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen.

7. Prayer to Discernment in Spiritual Battles

Open my eyes, O Lord. Help me see the hearts of those who mean me harm. Open my understanding to see situations and events for what they truly are. I desire to be as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove, so that I can avoid the wolves in sheep’s clothing and traps set by Satan. I rejoice because your word says that if we ask for wisdom, you will pour it out. Thank you, Father, for supernatural vision. May I also have the strength to make difficult decisions when you show me my path. Thank you for revealing discernment and wisdom, so that I may operate with love, righteousness, and honor towards others. Amen.

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“So that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.” (2 Corinthians 2:11)

8. Prayer to Wield the Weapons of Warfare

I decree and declare breakthrough in this spiritual battle. O Lord, You are moving powerfully in this situation, and I trust You to take the wheel. Father, help me to use weapons of love, kindness, forgiveness, mercy, and truth to defeat everything that seeks to destroy the light. May I be a right representation of who You are and show Your righteousness in this difficult situation, just as Jesus humbly walked out betrayals and spiritual battles. I can feel the excitement surging within me now. O Lord, You are on the move, fighting battles and tearing down strongholds and things in the background that I cannot see. But I trust and know that You are doing it. I rejoice in the day of the revelation of our victory and triumph over this obstacle. Amen.

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Deliverance

In Isaiah 61, the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would come to set us free: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”  In Luke 4:17-21, Jesus read from Isaiah’s scroll and said “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

10. Declaration of Freedom in Christ

I believe that Jesus’ Blood is enough to set me free. I will not bow down to false doctrines that say I am not who God says I am. I was made righteous by Christ’s death on the cross. I believe that the Holy Spirit will guide me on the narrow path of righteousness. I may stumble, but you O’ God will never let me fall from eternal salvation. I will rejoice because nothing can separate me from you love. You O’ Lord are good and I will believe in you all the days of my life. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

11. Spiritual Warfare Prayer for the Mind

El Shaddai, you are the most high God. Who on the earth can I find like you O’ God? You saw me in my sin and you died for me. You cleansed me. You don’t hold my past against me and you are leading me to a greater measure. You are good God. I refuse to let my situation convince me other wise. I refuse to bow down to my feelings and deny that Jesus’ blood was enough for me. I take hold of my authority and I’m standing firm that my mind will be free. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Warfare Prayers Against Spiritual Attacks

Every curse and attack from Satan has been defeated by God. The truth is, sometimes he just wants you to fear. Fear is an open door for Satan to work in your life. Drop the fear and pick up faith. If God is for you, who can stand against you?

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute 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.” Isaiah 54:17

12. Prayer for God to Fight Your Battles

God, I thank you that your eyes roam the earth and see the wicked plainly. I ask that you would redirect the ones that are plotting against me. Please remove roots of bitterness, unforgiveness, and unrighteous anger within me. Father, renew my heart to desire that their soul is united with you. I ask that you would bring individuals in their lives to minister to them and lead them on a path of righteousness. Thank you father for exposing their own heart to themselves, so they have the opportunity to repent. I ask that they’d understand that their actions are apart of Satan’s plan for the destruction of my life. Illuminate their eyes to their own potential in Christ for goodness. I ask that they’d have clarity of thought and action in this moment to choose between light and darkness. Abba, I ask to release angels to surround my enemies to stop them from finishing their plans. Thank you for protecting me God. I believe your word is true — you will fight for me and you will protect me! Amen!

  • The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14:14
  • Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12:19 

Related Article: 12 Powerful Prayers to Destroy Your Enemies’ Plan

13. Warfare Prayer for Protection from Enemies

Abba father, I ask that you would protect my family, friends, and myself. I ask that you would increase our discernment to avoid allowing others to enter our lives that seek to destroy us from the inside out. I rebuke witches, wolves in sheep clothing, false prophets, hypocrites, jezebels, leviathans, and any critical spirits from attacking our lives. I thank you for surrounding us with your mighty angels to protect us from any spiritual attack that the enemy seeks to set against us. Father, I thank you for removing friends, relationships, and family members from my life that are fueled by darkness. Father give me strength stick beside the people those who are ordained with righteousness, long suffering, and patience. But I also ask for wisdom to know who is for me and who is against me. Father, who should I be long suffering with? Help me to see because even Jesus didn’t enter some villages due to their lack of faith, yet He kept Judas with him. I trust your guidance father and I ask for help to keep my heart pure and undefiled before you. Amen.

  • Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
  • Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet. Psalm 140:4

14. Prayer Against Witchcraft

Abba Father, I thank you for guarding your creation with your mighty love. In Jesus’ name, we agree that every curse, stronghold, and strategic attack by a witch or warlock be canceled. Thank you, God, that you will protect and guide us. We delight in your protection, Lord, for you are a mighty fortress that cannot be overtaken by the enemy. You, O Lord, are sun and shield, and no good thing will you allow the enemy to snatch from us.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” (Psalm 91:4-7)

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11)

15. Deep Spiritual Warfare Prayer for Saints:

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for providing a way for me to shed my old nature and escape the grasp of the enemy through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I rejoice and celebrate Christ’s blood which paid for my sins, and I am overjoyed that I am now a new creation and a Child of God with a renewed mind. I am in awe of your selflessness, love, and patience with your children, and I thank you for sending Jesus to earth to teach us how to walk and talk like you.

Lord, help us to demolish strongholds of Satan and generational curses that would try to keep us in bondage. I thank you for the discernment and spiritual strength to stand in the gap for the pain of others. You have given us authority over demons and the workings of the enemy, and I pray that we would walk confidently in the supernatural power you have given us to send wicked spirits back to hell.

God, help us to be world changers like the Apostle Paul and have every area of our lives line up with scripture. I pray that we would persuasively and lovingly preach eternal life, the Gospel, and the power in the blood of Jesus. Thank you for being with us in our daily activities and removing evil spirits that would destroy your will for our lives. We love you, God, and we give all our energy and strength to be in the fullness of your will. Amen.

Guided Spiritual Warfare Prayers:

Try this recorded spiritual warfare prayer video with the break every chain audio song to strengthen your prayer life.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does spiritual warfare mean? It refers to the battle between Satan’s army and God’s army in the spiritual realm, which can manifest on earth through behaviors like envy, pride, addiction, and other negative actions. As believers, we must actively resist doing the devil’s work and pray for those who are blinded by Satan.

How do you begin a warfare prayer? Starting with thanksgiving can set the tone of gratitude and help increase faith. There is no set way to pray, but the Lord’s Prayer can serve as a model. One can also break down and explain each scripture in the Lord’s Prayer as a guide for beginners.

What are the weapons of spiritual warfare? The weapons of spiritual warfare include prayer, fasting, faith, reading and reciting God’s word, praising God, and imitating the kindness and love of Jesus Christ.

Can praise be a spiritual weapon? Yes, because praise helps to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness and faithfulness in the midst of spiritual battles.

What are spiritual strongholds? They are negative patterns or habits that Satan uses to keep people in bondage. Examples of strongholds include addiction and generational patterns. Breaking these strongholds often requires prayer, fasting, therapy, and other methods.

“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” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

9. Prayer to Overcome Temptations in Spiritual Warfare

O’ Lord, I pray that you would help me to avoid temptation and sin as I pass through this fiery trial. Lord give me the strength and perseverance to continue on the path of righteousness. Thank you for the grace to stand firm to the end. I ask that my spirit would overflow with praises and thanksgivings. You are worthy of it all. Holy are you Abba. You are my counselor, protector, leader, guide, teacher, deliverer, and father. You are the God of miracles, breakthrough, and the impossible. I give you my burdens. I surrender my life, heart, and situation into your trustworthy hands. I believe that you will accomplish a good work and that I can trust you. I love you Abba. Amen.

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Deliverance

In Isaiah 61, the Old Testament, the prophet Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would come to set us free: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”  In Luke 4:17-21, Jesus read from Isaiah’s scroll and said “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

10. Declaration of Freedom in Christ

I believe that Jesus’ Blood is enough to set me free. I will not bow down to false doctrines that say I am not who God says I am. I was made righteous by Christ’s death on the cross. I believe that the Holy Spirit will guide me on the narrow path of righteousness. I may stumble, but you O’ God will never let me fall from eternal salvation. I will rejoice because nothing can separate me from you love. You O’ Lord are good and I will believe in you all the days of my life. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

11. Spiritual Warfare Prayer for the Mind

El Shaddai, you are the most high God. Who on the earth can I find like you O’ God? You saw me in my sin and you died for me. You cleansed me. You don’t hold my past against me and you are leading me to a greater measure. You are good God. I refuse to let my situation convince me other wise. I refuse to bow down to my feelings and deny that Jesus’ blood was enough for me. I take hold of my authority and I’m standing firm that my mind will be free. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Warfare Prayers Against Spiritual Attacks

Every curse and attack from Satan has been defeated by God. The truth is, sometimes he just wants you to fear. Fear is an open door for Satan to work in your life. Drop the fear and pick up faith. If God is for you, who can stand against you?

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute 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.” Isaiah 54:17

12. Prayer for God to Fight Your Battles

God, I thank you that your eyes roam the earth and see the wicked plainly. I ask that you would redirect the ones that are plotting against me. Please remove roots of bitterness, unforgiveness, and unrighteous anger within me. Father, renew my heart to desire that their soul is united with you. I ask that you would bring individuals in their lives to minister to them and lead them on a path of righteousness. Thank you father for exposing their own heart to themselves, so they have the opportunity to repent. I ask that they’d understand that their actions are apart of Satan’s plan for the destruction of my life. Illuminate their eyes to their own potential in Christ for goodness. I ask that they’d have clarity of thought and action in this moment to choose between light and darkness. Abba, I ask to release angels to surround my enemies to stop them from finishing their plans. Thank you for protecting me God. I believe your word is true — you will fight for me and you will protect me! Amen!

  • The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. Exodus 14:14
  • Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12:19 

Related Article: 12 Powerful Prayers to Destroy Your Enemies’ Plan

13. Warfare Prayer for Protection from Enemies

Abba father, I ask that you would protect my family, friends, and myself. I ask that you would increase our discernment to avoid allowing others to enter our lives that seek to destroy us from the inside out. I rebuke witches, wolves in sheep clothing, false prophets, hypocrites, jezebels, leviathans, and any critical spirits from attacking our lives. I thank you for surrounding us with your mighty angels to protect us from any spiritual attack that the enemy seeks to set against us. Father, I thank you for removing friends, relationships, and family members from my life that are fueled by darkness. Father give me strength stick beside the people those who are ordained with righteousness, long suffering, and patience. But I also ask for wisdom to know who is for me and who is against me. Father, who should I be long suffering with? Help me to see because even Jesus didn’t enter some villages due to their lack of faith, yet He kept Judas with him. I trust your guidance father and I ask for help to keep my heart pure and undefiled before you. Amen.

  • Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27
  • Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet. Psalm 140:4

14. Prayer Against Witchcraft

Abba Father, I thank you for guarding your creation with your mighty love. In Jesus’ name, we agree that every curse, stronghold, and strategic attack by a witch or warlock be canceled. Thank you, God, that you will protect and guide us. We delight in your protection, Lord, for you are a mighty fortress that cannot be overtaken by the enemy. You, O Lord, are sun and shield, and no good thing will you allow the enemy to snatch from us.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” (Psalm 91:4-7)

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11)

15. Deep Spiritual Warfare Prayer for Saints:

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for providing a way for me to shed my old nature and escape the grasp of the enemy through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I rejoice and celebrate Christ’s blood which paid for my sins, and I am overjoyed that I am now a new creation and a Child of God with a renewed mind. I am in awe of your selflessness, love, and patience with your children, and I thank you for sending Jesus to earth to teach us how to walk and talk like you.

Lord, help us to demolish strongholds of Satan and generational curses that would try to keep us in bondage. I thank you for the discernment and spiritual strength to stand in the gap for the pain of others. You have given us authority over demons and the workings of the enemy, and I pray that we would walk confidently in the supernatural power you have given us to send wicked spirits back to hell.

God, help us to be world changers like the Apostle Paul and have every area of our lives line up with scripture. I pray that we would persuasively and lovingly preach eternal life, the Gospel, and the power in the blood of Jesus. Thank you for being with us in our daily activities and removing evil spirits that would destroy your will for our lives. We love you, God, and we give all our energy and strength to be in the fullness of your will. Amen.

Guided Spiritual Warfare Prayers:

Try this recorded spiritual warfare prayer video with the break every chain audio song to strengthen your prayer life.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does spiritual warfare mean? It refers to the battle between Satan’s army and God’s army in the spiritual realm, which can manifest on earth through behaviors like envy, pride, addiction, and other negative actions. As believers, we must actively resist doing the devil’s work and pray for those who are blinded by Satan.

How do you begin a warfare prayer? Starting with thanksgiving can set the tone of gratitude and help increase faith. There is no set way to pray, but the Lord’s Prayer can serve as a model. One can also break down and explain each scripture in the Lord’s Prayer as a guide for beginners.

What are the weapons of spiritual warfare? The weapons of spiritual warfare include prayer, fasting, faith, reading and reciting God’s word, praising God, and imitating the kindness and love of Jesus Christ.

Can praise be a spiritual weapon? Yes, because praise helps to cultivate a spirit of thankfulness and faithfulness in the midst of spiritual battles.

What are spiritual strongholds? They are negative patterns or habits that Satan uses to keep people in bondage. Examples of strongholds include addiction and generational patterns. Breaking these strongholds often requires prayer, fasting, therapy, and other methods.

Christina Daniels is the founder of Adorned Heart. She is devoted to learning about human behavior and its affects on society. She received a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Public Policy. She hopes to use her life and academic experience to empower & heal the hearts of women!

6 Comments

    • Christina Daniels

      I’m glad to hear that you found the response powerful and valuable. If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. May you continue to be blessed on your journey of faith and understanding. Thank you for your kind words!

  • Mr. Darryl Thornton

    CD,
    I am humbled by your post and have had the Holy spirit with me for approximately 3 months. This was brought upon in Philadelphia and am now sure of why. I have kept up prayer and weeping , but not leaving me weak or sad but that of divine power and resolve. I have prayed for many things and seen wonders both small and great. I feel a spiritual connection and that is wonderful for I have had some in Philadelphia but few and far between. I attended communion at St. Marks in Philadelphia a week + ago and was overcome by the spirit. The Father of the Church wrote to me and I will return. I cannot explain in depth what I am experiencing but can see immediately that you are quite possibly a spiritual of a level that I can see that you are going through Christ as I am and is amazing . I am no profit just a simple try to be honest man that has broken chains. I was 16 when I was saved as a boy lost in the backwoods and found the word of life. The Devil or close proximity thereof has engaged me for 40 years and though I am strong and fight especially for others I was overwhelmed in Philadelphia and God literally spirited me off and was able to overcome.
    I am blessed God has let me find you and pray that what is coming is amazing God bless you and I will pray that you will become even stronger than what I can feel you are this is a pivotal point in the World.

    Gratuitously

    Darry Thornton

    • Christina Daniels

      Thank you for sharing your recent experiences with the Holy Spirit and your renewed spiritual connection. Your journey is truly inspiring, and I appreciate you reaching out to share it with me.

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