Prayers to Prepare the Heart
How to use these: Set aside a quiet time to be with the Lord.
Thank and praise Him for His goodness. Pray each prayer with your whole heart.
Don't rush - it may take several days.
Repeat these prayers periodically in your walk with the Lord as affirmation
of your position in Him. Record your prayer time, prayer requests, praise
reports inside. God bless you as you grow closer to Him!
- 1. Doctrinal affirmation
I declare there is only one God who exists as the Father, Son and Holy
Spirit. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord - the son
of God who became flesh and dwelt among us. I believe that He died for my
sins that I would be forgiven and receive the gift of eternal life. Jesus
was raised from the dead and sits at the right hand of the Father
interceding for me. I Believe that Jesus:
-destroyed the works of the devil and his coworkers
-has been given all authority in heaven and earth
-died for me while I was still a sinner - I am loved!
-delivered me from domain of darkness, placed me into His kingdom of light -
I'm redeemed, forgiven!
- 2. Generation/Ancestral sins:
I reject and disown all the sins of my ancestors because: - I am delivered
out of the kingdom of darkness - because Christ became a curse for me
- because I am purchased by Christ's blood and belong to Him only. I
cancel: - all demonic works that may have been passed on to me from my
ancestors - cancel every curse that Satan and his co workers have put on me
- cancel all satanic assignments that are directed towards me and my
ministry through Christ - cancel any and every way in which Satan may claim
ownership of me - I reject all other blood sacrifices whereby Satan may
claim ownership of me - I cancel all vexes, hexes, spells, jinxes,
physic powers, charms, bewitchment, witchcraft and sorcery towards me.
Thank you Father that I am delivered from this present evil world and the
law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law
of sin and death.
- 3. Rebellion:
Father, you have said that the sin of rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. I know in
action and attitude I have sinned against You with a rebellious heart.
I ask your forgiveness for my rebellion and pray that by the shed blood of
the Lord Jesus Christ all ground gained by evil spirits because of my
rebellion would be canceled. I choose to adopt a submissive spirit and a
servant's heart. In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
- 4. Deception:
Dear Heavenly Father, I know that You desire truth in the inner self.
I admit I have been deceived by the father of lies throughout my life.
I admit I have even at times deceived myself. I ask in the name of Jesus
by the shed blood and resurrection that all deceiving spirits be rebuked
and I command them to leave me. I ask You, father to search me and try me
and if there be any hurtful way in me, lead me in the everlasting way -
guide me into all truth.
- 5. Abuse:
I choose to forgive those who have abused me emotionally, physically
and/or sexually. I ask you, Lord, to break all bondage and soul ties
brought into my life by Satan through this situation. Jesus has cleansed
me by the power of His blood and filled me with His healing and Holy Spirit.
I am pleasing and acceptable to Him and through His Spirit I walk a
victorious abundant life.
- 6. Sexual Sins:
Lord, as You reveal to me any use of my body that has been in
unrighteousness (fornication, adultery ...) I renounce that activity with
the person involved and ask You to break the bond and soul tie involved in
the act. I renounce all these uses of my body in unrighteousness and ask
You Jesus to break all bondage brought into my life by Satan through this
involvement. I confess my participation. I present my body to You as a
living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to You. I renounce the lie from Satan
that my body is not clean and in any way unacceptable to the Lord. I choose
to accept myself, cleansed by the blood of Christ.
- 7. Lust of flesh, Lust of Eyes, Pride of Life:
I recognize that I am to put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no
provision for the flesh in regard to lust. I have given in to fleshly lusts
(if applicable - pornography) which do wage war against my soul (1 Pet.
2:11). I have given the enemy an opportunity to wage war in my members and
have transgressed Your Holy law. I come before You, Lord to acknowledge
these sins and seek cleansing that I would be free from bondage. Reveal to
me the ways I have broken Your law and grieved the Holy Spirit. Thank you
Jesus that my sins are forgiven and by the blood of Jesus - I am cleansed -
washed white as snow! I worship You heavenly father and declare Your Name
and the Name of Your Son Jesus be exalted in all the earth. Amen.
- 8. Substance abuse:
Lord, I confess I have misused substances (alcohol, food, prescription or
street drugs....) for the purpose of pleasure, to escape reality and cope
with difficult situations. I admit this abuse harms my physical body, my
mind, and quenches the Holy Spirit. I renounce the lie that my worthiness
is dependent upon my appearance or performance. I renounce any satanic
connection or influence in my life caused by the misuse of chemicals or
food. I renounce the lie that I am evil or that any part of my body is evil.
I ask your forgiveness and I cast my cares upon You, Lord. I commit myself
only to the Holy Spirit. I announce the truth that I am accepted by Christ
Jesus just as I am. I now confess these sins to You and claim the blood of
Jesus for my forgiveness and cleansing. I cancel all the ground that the
enemy may have gained through my willful involvement in sin. I ask this in
the wonderful name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- 9. Abortion:
Lord, I confess that I did not assume responsibility of the life You
entrusted to me. I ask forgiveness for ending that life by abortion.
I choose to forgive myself and choose to accept forgiveness. I commit my
child To You for your care in eternity in Jesus Name.
- 10. Suicidal tendencies:
I renounce the lie that there is peace and freedom for me by taking my
life. I choose life in Jesus Christ who came to give me life abundantly.
I refuse Satan's lies for Satan came to steal, kill, and destroy. Thank you
for filling my life Holy Spirit with all I need to live.
- 11. Homosexuality, Perverse Sexual Behavior:
Lord, I renounce the lie that You created people to be homosexual or to
participate in deviant, perverse sexual behavior. I declare that You
clearly forbid this type of behavior. You created me a (woman/man).
I renounce all bondage's of Satan that have perverted my relationships with
others. I am free to relate to the opposite sex as You intended.
- 12. Occult/cult practices:
Dear Heavenly Father, I ask you to guard my heart and mind. I ask you to
reveal to me any and all involvement I have had either knowingly or
unknowingly with cultic or occult practices, false religions, and false
teachers. For any that I have participated in I ask forgiveness and
renounce them as a counterfeit to true Christianity. I confess I have
sinned against You Lord and Your Word by: (name involvement) -using
horoscopes - had fortune told - been hypnotized - used astrology -
attended/participated in yoga, seance, spiritualist meeting, consulted
channeler or medium, had a reincarnation or life reading - been involved in
Christian Science, New Age, or other mind science religions: unity,
Science of Mind... - sought spiritual healing other than through Christ
- played with occult games: ESP, Dungeons and Dragons, telepathy,
Cabala... - practiced levitation - used clairvoyance to find lost object
- practiced automatic writing - possesses charm for protection like rabbits
foot - taken mind expanding drugs: LSD, marijuana - practice meditation
- possessed objects from pagan religions.