Heavenly Father, I know that the bible says that we do not wrestle against the powers from the earthly sphere, but against satanic forces in the heavenly and spiritual realms – against principalities, powers and other strong forces of evil, whose chief aim is to kill, steal, destroy and shipwreck the lives of all your children.
Lord help me I pray to resist the devil, knowing that the Holy Spirit Who is living within me is greater than all the combined forces in the satanic realm. Help me I pray to utilise every piece of the heavenly armour day by day, and to clothe myself in Christ, knowing that in Him is my protection.. and my sufficiency to resist all the powers that are coming against me and those I love.
Identify in me any lusts or habits that have become a stronghold.. and which are adversely taking control of my life. Give me the grace to admit my faults and turn from everything and anything that in any way is dragging me into a slavery to sin. Break I pray all strongholds in my life – knowing that it is only by the blood of Christ that cleanses me from all sin that I can gain victory over the world and the flesh – and any stronghold that have enslaved me.
Lord I surrender my life to You and pray that from this day forward You would lead and guide me into all truth – thank You that in You is freedom from slavery to sin and spiritual release from the power of sin, Satan and strongholds in my life – in Jesus name I pray, AMEN