Prayer For Breaking Strongholds

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 cleansing blood of Christ, that I can gain victory over the world and the flesh and any strongholds 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,


Father, we thank You that it is by Your Spirit that the strongholds of the enemy are routed and we pray that You would use our prayers and praises to seek Your will, so that the stronghold of the enemy in the lives of so many are weakened and torn down, for there are many that are subjugated by Satan's cruel tactics, and we ask that by Your Spirit they may set free of the strongholds that ensnare and imprison their souls.

Lord, we know that one of the tactics that Satan uses against Your people is to allow doubts, questions and unbelief to rise up in our hearts. Father we know that You are unable to work though doubts and division, and so we pray that You would firmly fix in our hearts that deep assurance and quiet steady confidence in You.

Give us we pray, vision and understanding to know what to pray, when to pray and how to pray into Your will. Give us a single vision of Your will, a heart that is focussed on Jesus and the courage to pray into Your will in the power of the Spirit and not in the energy of the flesh.

Protect us from the strategies of the enemy who prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, but rather open our understanding to know Your will and to pray into Your will, so that the stronghold of the enemy are dismantled by Your Holy Spirit of power. We ask this in the precious name of Jesus,


Heavenly Father, I come to You in the precious name of Jesus my Saviour, whose shed blood is all-sufficient and able to free me from the powers and strongholds that have enslaved me. In the name of Jesus, I ask that You would break the power of sin in my life and the enslavement to all and any developed strongholds in me. Thwart the evil plans and purposes that the enemy has toward me, knowing that You are stronger and that Your plan for my life is perfect freedom in Christ.

Lord, I am sorry that I have given Satan a foothold in my life and repent of the way I have allowed him to gain control of my life. Break his power in me I pray and fill me to overflowing with Your Holy Spirit. In my distress I call on the name of the Lord Jesus and stand fast on the promises that nothing can separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus my Lord. Break I pray, every stronghold in me, and may I live to Your praise and glory from this day forward for ever more. In Jesus' name I pray,


Heavenly Father I pray for Your strength and courage I pray that I would be strong in the day of battle. I pray that You would give me the strength and courage that only comes from You and You alone. I pray that like Joshua I would be strong and very courageous and not be afraid to face the enemies of my soul, nor be dismayed by the spiritual armies that encompass me round about.

I pray that You would break any stronghold of fear or doubt, shame or unbelief that weakens my walk and witness and that makes me so vulnerable to the wiles of Satan. Help me I pray to resist the devil and to take every thought, that starts to drag me down, captive.. and to hand it to You for You have not given us the spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, self-discipline and a sound mind.

Lord I am aware that there are many forms of opposition many strongholds that can keep our souls enslaved and captive and which prevent us from being strong in the Lord and in His mighty power in this evil day but I pray that by Your grace and in the power of the Holy Spirit I would be strong in the day of battle and abide in Christ, Who is my Shield and Buckler, My Defence and my Defender and in Whose name I pray,


Lord, give me eyes to see the ways I am carrying my worries. Lead me into the trust and peace you have for me. Teach me how to cast my anxiety on You. Protect my heart from the enemy's entanglement where I have carried my anxieties.

Lord, help me see the unhealed places in my soul that need forgiveness. Enlighten my perspective so I can see my unforgiveness the same way You do and to desire to give forgiveness with the same passion You do. Help me forgive others just like You have forgiven me!

Lord, show me the earthly, natural, and demonic stronghold of comparing in my heart. Cleanse my perspective from anything that leads to jealousy or ambition. Grow me to look to you for all I need and to truly celebrate the blessings of others without the slightest twinge of impurity toward them. Change my heart so that I crave you, Lord, above all.

Lord, You are slow to anger and abounding in love. In the places in my heart where anger resides, grace me to become aware of them, to repent of the ways I have clung to anger, and grow Your love and patience there instead.