Prayer For Battle

A Soldiers Prayer can be one of two things. It can be a devotional; a prayer to keep the soldier safe, out of harms way, and brave. Also, though, it can be the prayer a soldier says to keep himself close to God while away from home.

All-Mighty Warrior, Lion of Judah, Captain of the Armies of Heaven,

Open our eyes to the invisible realm.
Tear away the veil of deception that the enemy has hung over our minds and our hearts.

Show us that for every aspect of Your truth,
Satan has a twisted counterfeit.

Give us discernment to detect

His lies in contrast with Your truth,
His suggestions in contrast to Your commands,
His temptations in contrast to Your promises,
His destruction in contrast to your salvation,
His pleasures that are fleeting,
His plans that are failing,
His purposes that are futile,
And his position that is fraudulent.

Thank You that You have not left us defenseless for The Battle.

We choose to intentionally put our armor onto hide ourselves in You.
Therefore, we choose to

Wrap ourselves in the Truth of Your Word so that our thoughts, decisions, and actions are in line with what You say.

Guard our hearts with the awareness that we are right with You and to the best of our ability, right with others.

Stand firm on Your Good News that invites anyone and everyone into a personal, permanent, life-saving, life-changing relationship with You through the Cross, and that without Jesus there is no way to come to You.

Trust You in times of peace and times of war; in times of health and times of sickness; in times of wealth and times of poverty; in times of prosperity and times of adversity; in times of life and in time of death.

Claim the blessed assurance that we are Yours and You are ours. We will not doubt our salvation or our eternal security because You guarantee both through the blood of Your Son and the indwelling Seal of Your Spirit.

Take up Your Word as we read it, study it, love it, apply it, obey it, and share it with others.

Pray fully alert for Your Kingdom to come, Your will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

We will face the foe with nothing to protect our backs because we are not turning around. We will not retreat. We will not back down. We will stand our ground, and having done all, we will keep standing firm.4

Saturate us in You

Flood our hearts with Your love,
Fill our being with Your Spirit,
Fix our eyes on our Savior, Lord, and King.
Cover us with Your blood.
Give us courage to call Satan out when we hear his
mocking, taunting, threatening, derisive, insinuating accusations.
He is a liar. He is a lion.
But You are Lord.

Give us strength to persevere until we see You in death or at Your return. In the encroaching darkness, fill us with Your Light that directs people to the living Hope that is found in You. In a world swirling and swarming with demons, teach us to use the Sword effectively while wrapping it in unceasing prayer. In a world of deception, cleanse our lips and give us holy boldness to speak Your truth so that we share Your Gospel without compromise. Make us warriors like You.

We pray this in the name of the Rider on the white horse, whose name is Faithful and True, who one day will return, followed by the armies of Heaven.5 We pray in the name of the One who judges with justice and makes war, with eyes of blazing fire.6 We pray in the name of the Victorious Warrior who one day will vanquish Satan, and remove all sin, evil, wickedness, rebellion, hatred, injustice, and lies from this planet.

We pray in the name of JESUS.

Grant us victory this day

For the glory of Your name.


Lord God,
Remember Christ your Son who is peace itself
and who has washed away our hatred with His blood.
Because you love all men and women,
look with mercy on all who are engaged in battle.
Banish the violence and evil within all combatants
so that one day, we may all deserve to be
called your sons and your daughters.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
Hear my prayer for these soldiers under my command.
Grant that I may bring the spirit of Christ
to all my efforts and orders
as I exercise my authority over those entrusted to my care.
Inform my judgment with your Holy Spirit
so that I may make decisions
in conformity with your law and for the common good.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

God of power and mercy,
maker and love of peace,
to know you is to live,
and to serve you is to reign.
Through the intercession of St. Michael, the archangel,
be our protection in battle against all evil.
Help me [us] to overcome war and violence
and to establish your law of love and justice.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Jesus, I'm weary and tired from this battle. My feet are stumbling and I don't know how much longer I can carry on. Give me strength. Renew my hope. Fill my soul with your rest. Restore and revive me so I can continue on and run this race with perseverance. For you promise that those who place their trust in you will renew their strength and soar on wings like eagles, will run and not grow weary, will walk and not be faint. Amen.

Dear God,

The battle feels intense some days. We get tired and weak, weary and worn. It's hard to keep going in the face of defeat. But help us to remember that you will never leave us, that you're our Refuge and our Strength, an ever-present help in trouble. We know that the enemy wouldn't be fighting so hard against us, if we weren't making a difference for your Kingdom. He wouldn't be trying so hard to stop us, if he didn't think you had so much good still in store. Remind us that the battle belongs to you, and whatever we're up against can be taken down in one fail swoop by your Mighty Hand. Help us to trust you more, to never waste time spinning our wheels and wrestling or fighting in our strength. Please forgive us Lord for the times we've failed to lift our hands to you, for the days we've forgotten to come to you first. Fill us with the Power of your Holy Spirit this day. Fill us with your joy, fill us with your wisdom and discernment, fill us with constant reminders that Your Presence will go with us, and you will give us rest.


O God, my Father, I come to You through trust in Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave His life as a substitution for mine for the forgiveness of my sins, and whom I have accepted by faith as my Savior.

I thank you for Your grace gift of eternal life! I ask for Your continued grace blessings and Divine protection for my Nation, my Army, my Family, my Soldiers, and myself.

I ask for Your Divine Wisdom to guide my Nation, my Army, and myself in the coming battle. Guide my superiors so that they can think clearly, plan tirelessly, and act decisively. Shield our Soldiers from the weapons and intentions of the enemy. And help me to remember my training, and to apply those lessons to the swift defeat of our enemy.

I appeal to Your Divine Justice to grant us the Victory!

I ask this in the name of the Lord of the Armies, my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.