Monday, July 11, 2011

A Spiritual Warfare Prayer

Dear friends,

Someone I love very much sent me this prayer, which she is using to intercede for a family member who is does not yet have a living relationship with God.  She asked me to pray along with her each day.  I thought this prayer might be useful to some of you, too.  As you pray, just fill in the blanks with the name of your loved one.

“Lord, I pray…”

That You would lift the veil over _______

That Your Holy Spirit would hover over, protect and fill _______

That godly people would be in their pathway each day

That You would cast down anything that would exalt itself against the knowledge of God, specifically pride and rebellion

That You would take down all strongholds, such as thought patterns, opinions on religion, materialism, fear, etc.

That You would bind Satan from taking _______ captive; bind all wicked thoughts Satan has placed in his mind

That the armor of God would be placed on _______ and he would become an effective doer of Your will


Here are three other posts about intercessory prayer that you might find encouraging...

  • What Are You Looking For? includes a story about Hudson Taylor and his parents' prayers for him, especially when he was spiritually wandering as a teenager 
  • Praying for Your Children includes Amy Carmichael's "A Parent's Prayer", as well as Scriptures to use while praying, and other ways can intercede for our children and for ourselves as parents. 
  • Got Prayer? includes prayers from some of the great Christian saints throughout history.  Here are two of them...

The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer. Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto prayer. – John R. Mott
The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray. - Samuel Chadwick
Bear up the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and persevere therein, and mercy will come down. - John Wesley

While we are on the topic of prayer, I would like to ask you to pray for me and my family as God leads you.  I would be delighted to return the favor, so if you have a prayer request, you can write to me at

Virginia Knowles

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this prayer, I pray it over my teen everyday since I found it


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