April 8: A Prayer of Deliverance

Almighty God, we thank You for the gift of Jesus Christ, who has redeemed our souls. As the Body of Christ, we thank You for delivering us from seen and unseen dangers. We thank You that when we are tempted, You always show us a way out so that we can endure. We faint with longing to enter into Your courts, Lord. With our whole being, body and soul, we will shout joyfully to You, our Living God. We have joy because our strength comes from You. A single day in Your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! We would rather be gatekeepers in Your house than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. You are our sun and shield. You give us grace and glory.
Awesome Father, throughout the journey of our lives, we have always been able to depend on You. You have delivered us from every evil attack and brought us safely to Your ark of protection. We believe and trust You to deliver us from every danger. Father, we know that whenever we come to You for protection, You will not let us be disgraced. You always turn Your ear to listen to us and You rescue us quickly. We decree that You are the rock of protection; a fortress where we can be safe. Just for the honor of Your Name, You will lead us out of danger. You pull us from the trap of our enemies to set us free. We find protection in You alone. As the Body of Christ, we will entrust our spirits into Your hands for You are a faithful God. We confess that because You are so rich in kindness and grace, You purchased our freedom with the blood of Your Son and forgave our sins. We are delivered!
Holy Spirit, lead those in the Body of Christ, to return to God if they have strayed away from the path of truth and righteousness in any way. Create inside of all of us a desire to do what is good and to live a life of purity. Renew a loyal spirit within us so that we will remain connected to the presence and power of our Father God. Help us to remain committed to God’s ways and not the ways of the world. We want to be stable in our faith. Teach us to love justice and hate evil so that the oil of joy can continuously flow, unhindered, among us. The times we live in are full of evil influences. We ask that You keep us alert and aware of the devil who prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Strengthen those of us who are weak and entrapped in sin. Set the prisoner of sin and iniquity free. Remind us to humble ourselves under the mighty power of the Father, and to give all of our worries and cares to Him, for we know that God cares for us.
Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance areas in my life that have me and my family in bondage. Show me any areas in which I am influencing others to violate God’s commandments so that I might earnestly pray for deliverance:
Loving Father, we are so grateful that You stand ready to forgive us and cleanse us from all wickedness. Forgive us for being so ready to accommodate the cravings of our flesh rather than relying upon Your strength to resist the devil. Forgive us for being stubborn and rebellious. Forgive us for leaving open doors of unconfessed sin and allowing our transgressions to impart our children. Forgive us for bringing sorrow to the Holy Spirit by the way we live. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.

As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Almighty Lord, there is no one like You! You are great and Your Name is full of power. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? That title belongs to You alone. Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like You. Rise up, O Lord, in all Your power. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.