SCRIPTURE PRAYER FOR FREEDOM
Kathy Beard (Please feel free to copy, print, distribute)
Praise and Thanksgiving
Lord Jesus, I come boldly in Your Name as You have instructed and I bow humbly before Your throne of grace to receive grace and mercy in this time of need. It is an urgent time Father, but You warned us that it would be. You tell me to lift up my prayers, supplications and petitions to you, with thanksgiving and without being anxious about anything and Your peace will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, so I now lift up this prayer with thanksgiving to You. You tell me that when I don’t know how to pray as I ought, Your Holy Spirit will pray through me with groanings too deep for words. I confess I don’t know how to pray as I ought and I am completely dependent on You to pray through me now. I lay aside all of my own opinions, agendas and emotional feelings about this situation and submit to You everything including the outcome and the process You choose in bringing this answer to pass and I resist Satan, because You tell me that if I submit to You and resist Satan, he will flee from me. As You Yourself prayed for Peter when the enemy had asked permission to sift him like wheat, You asked that his faith would not fail. I ask the same now for _____, that their faith would not fail. (Hebrews 4:16, Philippians 4:6, Romans 8:26, James 4:7 and Luke 22:31-32)
Thank You Jesus that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes and that seemed good in Your sight. All things have been delivered to You by the Father, thank You for choosing to reveal Yourself to us; I am in awe of this truth.
Thank You Lord Jesus that no one can come to You unless You, Father draw them and I know that You, Abba Father are drawing ______ to Yourself, to a complete surrender of their mind, will and emotions to Your loving control. Draw them now, even as I pray, to Jesus, the One true God and Father, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Thank You that it is the Spirit who gives life, no one can give them this life and no one can prevent them from receiving Your life. Thank You that You promise living water to anyone who is thirsty. I am asking for Your living water to be poured into _____ and through them, cleansing them of all of their past, present and future sin and of everything that is not of faith. Make them thirsty for this Water Lord Jesus. Lord You tell me that whoever abides in Your Word will be Your disciple indeed and I am asking that You will give _____ a hunger and thirst for Your word.(Matt. 11:25; John 6:44, 6:63; 7:37 and 8:31)
The Prayer of Jesus for Us
Oh God, how I love Your own prayer, which You prayed not only for those who followed You two thousand years ago, but also for us, today. I rejoice that You have authority over everyone; that You give eternal life to _____, who was given to You, that You made it possible for _____ to know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ. Thank you that You finished the work and are glorified now and are even now, praying to keep _____ through Your name. Thank You that You are praying that _____ will be one with You. Thank You that none of those whom You were given have been lost and _____ has not been lost. Thank You that _____ can have Your joy fulfilled in themselves because You have given them Your Word and even though the world hates us, You are not praying that we be taken out of the world, but that You would keep us from the evil one. You pray for _____’s sanctification by Your truth, Your Word. Thank You that it is Your desire that we all be one, even as You and the Father are one, that _____ may be made perfect in one and that the world would know that You have loved us, just as the Father loved You. Thank You that You desire that _____ would be with You where You are and that they may behold Your glory. Thank You that You have declared to _____ Your Name that the love with which the Father loved You, will be in _____ and You will be in _____. These truths are so astounding that I bow before You in awe and worship in the Spirit.(John 17; John 4:23)
Proclaiming and Declaring of Truth Against the Lie
I believe Your Word, I stand on Your truth which tells me that with You, God, all things are possible; that if I have faith and do not doubt I will be able to say to this mountain “Be removed and be cast into the sea” and it will be done. There is a mountain of a stronghold in _____’s life, a mountain that they themselves do not see or understand. I speak out Your word boldly against this mountain “Be removed! Be cast into the sea!” and I know that it will be done because with You, all things are possible, and the things I am asking right now in prayer, believing, I will receive.
I believe and lay hold of Your written Word which tells me that You have given me authority to trample on serpents and on scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and that none shall be able to harm me. Therefore, on this truth, I trample on the serpents and scorpions which are holding _____ in bondage and I proclaim that none shall be able to harm _____ as I pray this prayer for their freedom.
I declare and announce to principalities, powers, powers of darkness and wicked spirits that Jesus Christ has granted to me power to pull down strongholds and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and to take every thought captive in obedience to Christ. I declare and stand on Your truth that the strongholds of pride, rebellion, apathy, fear, self pity, sexual immorality, confusion, impure thoughts, lust, indecency, idol-worship, sorcery; enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, hostility, quarreling, selfish ambition, self-loathing, critical spirit, hatred, rejection and other kinds of strongholds, in _____ are even now being pulled down and every high thought that _____ lifts up above what is true about You, God, is being taken captive in obedience to Christ. I declare and announce that Jesus Christ disarmed principalities and powers, making a public spectacle of them and triumphing over them, therefore all of the evil works operating in _____ life are disarmed and destroyed. (Matt.19:26; Matt. 21:21-22; Luke 10:19; 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Gal. 5:19-21; Col. 2:15)
Proclaiming and Declaring the Walk of Triumph and Victory
I declare that Jesus is able to establish _____ according to His gospel and preaching according to the mystery kept secret since the world began, but has now been revealed by the prophetic Scriptures according to the commandment of the everlasting God, who alone is wise and glorified through Jesus Christ forever. I declare that_____ is being established according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and they are being led in triumph in Christ Jesus and are to God, the fragrance of Christ. I declare and announce that God always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For _____ is to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. (Rom. 16:25-27; 2 Cor. 2:14)
Proclaiming and Declaring the Prayers of Paul the Apostle
And now I do not cease to give thanks for _____, making mention of them in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to them the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of their understanding being enlightened; that they may know what is the hope of Your calling, what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power toward us who believe, according to the working of Your mighty power which He worked in Christ when You raised Him from the dead and seated Him at Your right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And You put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
I also, do not cease to pray for _____, and to ask that they may be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that they may walk worthy of You Lord, fully pleasing You, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to You Father who has qualified them to be partaker of the inheritance of the saints in the light. You have delivered them from the power of darkness and conveyed them into the kingdom of the Son of Your love, in whom they have redemption through Your blood, the forgiveness of sins. You are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by You all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through You and for You. And You are before all things, and in You all things consist.
I also pray always for _____ that You God would count them worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of Your goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in _____, and You in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank You that it is You who works in _____ to will and to do of Your good pleasure. (Eph. 1:16-23; Col. 1:9-14; 2 Thess. 1:11-12)
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that You would grant _____ according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with might through Your Spirit in his inner man, that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith; that they, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height–to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that they may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. And to Him who is able to keep _____ from stumbling, And to present hm faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen. (Eph. 3:14-21; 1 Tim. 1:17; Jude 24)