Whatever you may be going through, our God is big enough to bring you through it. Here are 23 strong prayers for deliverance.
Prayer for Deliverance from a Public Health Crisis
God in whom I trust, please deliver me and my loved ones from this public health crisis that is sweeping through. Deliver us from this deadly plague, as we abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Cover us with Your feathers, for Your faithfulness is our shield and fortress. May this public health crisis not come near my home. Please command Your angels concerning me, to guard me and my family in all our ways. Protect and keep us in perfect health. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance from Bad Choices
Lord of Unfailing Love, I pray that You would deliver me from bad choices. I confess that I often make rash decisions or unwise purchases or jump into things without considering the cost. Forgive me, Lord, and give me Your wisdom to guide me. Help me to speak and live prudently, to think an issue through before I make a commitment, and to not be driven by emotions or wrong desires. And Lord, please deliver me from the consequences of the poor choices I’ve already made. Amen.
Prayer for Liberation from Addiction
Compassionate and Gracious God, in Your mercy please liberate me from this addiction that is ruining my life. I am falling into the deepest pit, into the depths of darkness. My behaviors driven by this addiction have caused me to lose my friends and the regard of my family. I am confined and cannot escape unless You intervene. I throw myself into Your hands; please give me the strength to resist this addiction and get clean permanently, and bless me with a long life of freedom. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance from Pornography
Lord, my Shield, deliver me from my addiction to pornography. I know that Your Word tells me that the sexually immoral will not inherit the Kingdom of God and that I should flee from this sin. My God, give me the power to avoid looking at these images that cause evil desires and to develop a pure heart of goodness, faith, love, and peace. Help me put to death my sinful nature and to cultivate the righteousness of God in my mind. Amen.
Prayer for Rescue from an Abusive Relationship
O Lord, my Place of Safety, please rescue me from this abusive relationship. I am terrified, confused, and in despair; please show me a way out. I’ve been isolated from my friends and family for so long, I don’t know where to turn. Help me to escape quickly and safely, and find a secure place to go. Lord, please lead me to the help I need to rebuild my life and not get sucked back into this dangerous relationship. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance from Cigarettes
O God my Strength, please deliver me from this unhealthy and distasteful smoking habit that is harming not only my own body but creating health issues in my family from the secondhand smoke. Give me the strength and discipline to quit this addiction. Be merciful and ease the withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and help me to not be irritable or feel anxious. O Lord, be with me in a special way during this time, deliver me and honor my desire to not harm the body You have created. Amen.
Prayer to be Rescued from a Bad Housing Situation
God, my Refuge, rescue me from this unhealthy, unsafe, and demoralizing housing situation. Help me get my finances into order, and lead me to a nice place that is affordable, comfortable, pleasant, and secure, and with friendly and kind neighbors. Deal kindly with me, I pray, for the sake of Your Name. Deliver me in Your loving devotion, and put me in a good place. Amen.
Prayer to Get out of Devastating Financial Issues
Father, my Miracle-Worker, help me get out of these devastating financial issues. I confess that my poor choices and unwise spending have helped create the problem. Forgive me, and pull me out of this mess! Bless me with wisdom and discipline to handle my finances in a responsible way. In Your gracious compassion, help me find a lucrative job so I can pay my bills. Amen.
Prayer for Release from Demonic Attack
God of Heaven’s Armies, You know my struggle with the spiritual forces of evil that scheme against me. Help me to be strong in You and in Your mighty power. I thank You for providing me with Your armor so that I can stand my ground against the dark powers of this world. I thank You for rescuing me from the dominion of darkness and bringing me into the kingdom of Your Beloved Son. Amen.
Prayer for Freedom from Anger
Lord of Heaven and Earth, set me free from my hot temper and angry outbursts. I know that my anger is interfering with the righteousness that You desire, and it is also harming my relationships. Help me to be long-suffering and kind and gentle with others, and not get easily offended or feel like I need to always be defending my rights. May Your Holy Spirit guide me in calmly listening, rather than just reacting in rage. Amen.
Prayer to Break the Chains of Gluttony
O Lord, my Morning Song, please give me the strength to break these chains of gluttony. I know that overeating is a sin against my body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and my binge eating causes numerous health issues and slows me down. Please be sovereign in my life – I don’t want my god to be my belly, but for You to have full dominion. Please guide me in making healthy food choices and having the strength of character to eat moderately. Help me to exercise self-control, which is a fruit of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.
Prayer to Get Away from Ungodly Friends
O God, my Way-maker, please enable me to get away from this group of friends. You know they have a bad influence over my life and are leading me down a path of immorality and addictive behaviors. Lord, I know You guard the path of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Please help me avoid this crowd who mock You and Your Word, and to find companions who will influence me for the good. Amen.
Prayer for Liberation from Grumbling
Righteous Lord, please liberate me from my bad habit of constantly grumbling and complaining about my circumstances. I know this attitude is essentially a lack of gratitude for Your provision, and You have made clear in Your Word that grumbling is a sin. Gracious Father, help me to cultivate the habit of thanking You for all the blessings You have poured out on me. Amen.
Prayer for Freedom from Fear
O God, my Promise-Keeper, I confess that I have been dwelling in a state of fear and anxiety. Forgive me Lord, and help me remember that You haven’t given me a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. Even though we’re going through scary times right now, please help me remember to stand firm on Your promises of protection and provision, and to find rest under the shadow of Your wings. Amen.
Prayer to Break the Chains of Guilt and Shame
O God of Loving Devotion, please break these chains of guilt and shame that are obstructing the joy and peace and faith I have in You. Remind me, dear Holy Spirit, that faith in Jesus brings me freedom from guilt, and that anyone who believes in You will not be put to shame. I thank You that when I seek You that You cover me with Your righteousness and clothe me with honor. Amen.
Prayer for Deliverance from Negative Confessions
O God, Word of Truth, please deliver me from making negative confessions over my life or over other people’s lives. I know Your Word teaches me that death and life are in the power of the tongue. Holy Spirit, help me remember that the words of my mouth should be in agreement with what Your Word says. I know I will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word I have spoken. Help me to be intentional in speaking positive and faith-filled confessions over myself and those around me. Amen.
Prayer to be Liberated from Enabling Behaviors
O Lord, my Tower of Strength, I pray that You will liberate me from my enabling behaviors with regard to my loved one who is struggling with addictions. I know I’m contributing to the problem when I live in denial, sublimate my own needs, lie about what’s going on or blame others. Help me to live the truth, speak the truth, and be strong and proactive in this situation. Deliver my loved one, I pray, but also deliver me from harmful thought patterns and actions. Amen.
Prayer to Put away Bad Language
Lord, my Guard, I pray that You would help me set a guard over my own mouth. I confess that I have been guilty of using swear words, obscenities, racial and sexual slurs, and telling dirty jokes. I know that Your Word says I must rid myself of filthy language. Forgive me Lord, and may Your Holy Spirit convict me if I start to use such language. May the words of my mouth be pure, reverent, kind and true. Amen.
Prayer of Liberation from a Dysfunctional Relationship
God of Faithfulness, I seek Your liberation from this dysfunctional relationship. I don’t ask to be released from the relationship itself but from the dysfunctional aspect. Please help me and my partner to overcome our poor conflict management skills, and to learn to relate to one another in a balanced, loving, healthy and affirming way. Help us to put the needs of the other before ourselves and to enjoy a harmonious relationship that honors You. Amen.
Prayer to be Free from a Disability
O Lord, my Healer, I seek to be free from this disability. I stand on Your Word that tells me that You forgive all our sins and heal all our diseases. Heal me, Lord, I pray. The thief has come to steal, kill, and destroy, but Your Son Jesus came to bring abundant life, and I claim that abundant life over my body. In the Name of Jesus, I speak to this mountain and command it to be uprooted and cast into the sea. I claim full mobility to all parts of my body. Amen.
Prayer for Rescue from Mental Illness
O God, my Rock that is higher than I, please rescue me from mental illness. The one whom the Son sets free is free indeed! I have been enslaved to this illness that has robbed me of so much, and I plead for normality and balance in my thought patterns and my actions and in my relationships. Relieve these symptoms, I pray, and help me to live a satisfying life. Remind me to avoid isolation, and to find peace and calmness as I focus and meditate on You. Amen.
Prayer to Break the Chains of the World’s Philosophy
Lord of Light, I confess that I have been taken captive by philosophy and empty deception that is based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world, rather than on Christ. Forgive me, Lord, and break these chains over my thought-life and values. Help me be transformed by the renewing of my mind as I search out Your truth and make Your Word sovereign over my life. Protect me from deception and establish me in godly reasoning and wisdom. Amen.
Prayer to be Released from Hurtful Language
My Righteous God, I confess that I have been guilty of gossip, slander, and careless words about others. I am ashamed that I have used my mouth to hurt the feelings and the reputation of others. Forgive me, Lord, and help me to set things right, as much as is in my power to do. Give me self-control over my speech, so I no longer speak words that are brutal, sarcastic, and unloving. May the words of my mouth be affirming, encouraging, and kind. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.