Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Christian Warfare Prayer

Lord God Almighty,
I’m facing you as I prepare to war.
I need you.
My family needs you.
My friends need you.
Even my enemies need you.
Train me, O Rock of Ages, to fight against the enemy.

I desire to join Your mission to free people,
Telling Your good news of the gracious gospel of Christ Jesus,
Healing broken hearts,
Offering release to the captives,
Declaring Your mercy and love.
I personally give You thanks and praise!

With You all things are possible—You said it, I believe it. 
In faith I offer myself as Your hands and feet 
To do Your will on earth.

The battle wages in the heavenlies and You are there,
As we feel the backlash, You are here with us. 
Thank You, Holy Spirit!

Even though the struggle of good and evil remains on the earth,
We can shout victorious praises.
You won the battle with Your submission to Your heavenly Father. 
You were crucified and died, but You conquered death.
Your cross is a symbol of the fight you fought and won.
Now I stand before you, 
Believing You will go with me.

Before I head to the battlefield, I put on Your armor. 
I begin by firmly fastening the belt of truth around my waist, 
Your Truth encircles me, O God of my salvation.
Embolden me with Your true words of integrity.

Fill my heart as I put on Your righteous breastplate.
It completely protects the wellspring of my heart,
Guarding the inflow and outflow.
You keep my emotions intact.
I trust You with my life.

Truth and righteousness invade my soul,
As I lean over to put on my shoes of peace.
Strapping them on, I am ready to stand firm,
Believing in Your powerful gospel of love, 
The gospel of Jesus Christ.
I can overcome anything with You by my side.
Thank you, Jesus.
Empower me to tell others about Your good news of peace.

I cry out for more of You, Lord.
When I cover my head with Your helmet of salvation,
Make my mind steadfast.
Satan uses many distractions to take my eyes off You,
Captivate my thoughts—quiet the conflict in my head.
You have saved me and I believe.
Lord, help my unbelief!

I take up my weapons and make provision for war.
Worry, distraction, death, discord, evil, fear......
All these and more assail me in this life.
Your Word warns of trouble on earth,
Yet You also said, “I will never leave nor forsake you.”
I stand on Your promise.

Grasping the shield of faith,
I deflect the stings, arrows, and spears of the enemy.
Under Your protection,
I take the offense with Jesus, the powerful Word.
I mightily use Your Sword of the Spirit,
Pushing back the enemy,
Piercing through the darkness with Your truth,
Overcoming with Your Holy Spirit!

Peace reign down and flow like floodwaters,
Swaying wounded hearts,
Liberating captured souls.
FREEDOM in Christ!
Thank You, Lord God Almighty.

Below are some Scripture references I used to write the warfare prayer above. I pray you will read these Scriptures and allow Christ to emboldened you with His mighty words. Be at peace in His Name and let’s stand firm together, interceding with Christ for the lives of His people. Come, Lord Jesus!

Psalm 144:1, 25:5, 24:5
Isaiah 61:1-3, 26:3-4
Mark 10:27, 14:36, 9:24
Matthew 27-28
Luke 22:42
Ephesians 6:10-18
Proverbs 4:20-23
John 3:16-17, 8:32, 16:33, 14:26
1 John 2:5
1 Corinthians 2:16
Philippians 1:27, 4:7
Hebrews 13:5, 11:1
Galatians 5:1


  1. Thanks, Debbie. You ALWAYS encourage me! Love, Susan R

    1. Thank you, Susan, and we really miss you! Praying for you!