A Simple Prayer in Spiritual Warfare


Scriptural basis

Colossians 1:12 – God the Father qualified you to share in the light
Colossians 1:13 – God rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and put us into the kingdom of his son. That means that we are not under the enemies power at all! But he likes to try and scare us still.
Colossians 1:22 God has made you holy, blameless and beyond accusation.
Colossians 2:10 God made you COMPLETE in Jesus, and Jesus is the authority over absolutely every thing, including the spirits.
Colossians 2:13-15 God removed everything that stood against us at the cross. At the cross he took away the power and authority of the evil spirits. All of that authority has been given to Jesus Christ (Mat 28:19-ff)
John 1:12 those that receive Christ are children of God.

A simple prayer model

Note that the exact wording is unimportant, what matters is the meaning of them – the power of the prayer comes from the truth.

Sometimes Children “imagine” that they see a monster. Imagination? Probably. Something demonic? Possibly. Let’s also empower them to pray to Jesus for their protection.

For a child:

“Lord Jesus, I believe in you and trust that I am a child of God, and I don’t want any monsters here. Evil spirits in the name of Jesus Christ my savior I command you to go away. Thank you God for Jesus’ help.”

For an young or adult Christian:

“Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that this (sin, fear whatever) may be empowered by demons and evil spirits. If it is, I want nothing to do with them.
Lord Jesus, I confess that you triumphed over these demons and evil spirits by the power of your shed blood that purchased forgiveness for all my sins and by your death, burial and resurrection that provided my new life in Christ.
Lord Jesus Christ I ask that you send any demons and evil spirits away from me (my wife, my child).
Demon, in the name and authority of Jesus, I command you get away from me, now.
Lord Jesus Christ, I thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Please fill me anew with your Holy Spirit so that I will be empowered to live in obedience to you and freedom from sin and harassment.”

The prayer pattern is based on Dr. Gary Breshears Spiritual Warfare course located at biblicaltraining.org