Ephesians 6:11-13 - “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”Our spiritual armor comes from our faith in and love for Yahshua our Messiah. Without faith in Yahshua and God the Father to preserve and protect us, we are sitting ducks in Satan’s war against us. For this reason, until believers truly trust God and are actively engaged in routing and defeating God’s enemies through DAILY prayer, they are in grave danger. Without an active prayer life, believers can be oppressed and antagonized by demonic spirits, lusts, and addictions, just as their unsaved friends are constantly subject to.
This is why believers in Yahshua need to learn to rely on prayer for deliverance. Sadly, however, the ability to intercede for ourselves and others is rarely taught in today’s churches, and so very few believers are equipped to protect themselves and their loved one with prayer. In an effort to remedy this problem, I want to stress here that only Yahweh God can and will free us from demonic oppression and addictions permanently and decisively when we call out to Him or His Son Yahshua for deliverance.
In order to equip the saints with spiritual ammunition to fight the devil, demonic spirits, demon-possessed people, and Satan's demonic helpers, I created this page to give some direction on what sort of prayers should be used. By far one of the most powerful prayers for deliverance in the Bible is Psalm 91, as shown in the graphic below:
Another Psalm that is a very powerful deliverance prayer is Psalm 140. Below is a graphic that I created with Psalm 140 written upon it. Please click on the embedded links in this article to read both of these Psalms online, and try to commit them to memory.
Covering yourself with the Word of God is a wonderful way to dispel fear and fill your heart with peace, so to get the most out of these deliverance psalms, find a place where you can read them aloud to yourself. Or, alternatively, you can use these psalms as a guide to asking Yahweh for deliverance. Either way, it’s good to have them available in printed form when you need them. That is why I created the Psalm Graphics in this article.
The two Psalms listed above are called Imprecatory Psalms, and they are War Songs meant to be used as recited prayers asking God for strength, protection and help when engaged in Spiritual and Physical Warfare. There are many of these types of psalms within the Bible's Book of Psalms, and this list represents the most powerful of them. These Imprecatory Psalms include Psalm 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 17, 35, 37, 40, 52, 54, 56, 58, 59, 60, 69, 70, 79, 83, 91, 109, 121, 129, 137, 139, 140, 141, and 143. All of these can be used to call down divine protection and help. For the best results, I suggest reading at least one of them aloud every morning, since speaking God's Word aloud is also a powerful tool against the enemies of God, who literally hate to hear the Word of God recited.
In addition, I’ve provided two far more specific sample deliverance prayers set in a modern context, which I wrote for my own use. These two prayers appear below my closing signature. The first one is the long version, which I recommend as a blueprint for those praying for deliverance for the first time. After that, the shorter version should suffice as an example of a daily or weekly deliverance prayer.
If you decide to pray on your own, I ask you to remember to cover the same points in your prayers, and not to confront the Devil directly, or order him to do anything as some believers are in the dangerous habit of doing. We do NOT have that kind of authority, and only God and His Son and Spirit can control what Satan can and cannot do. So appeal to God for deliverance, and don't try to engage the Devil directly yourself unless you know that you are ready to confront him or his demons directly. Otherwise, there is a good chance that you will not be successful at winning against them in this spiritual war that we are always in, and you could become a constant target of their hate.
Just ask any Exorcist in the Church, and they will tell you that delivering people from demons is not an easy task - even for the most righteous among us - and the demons that are being cast out can attack believers trying to deliver their friends unless they go about it in the right way. Sometimes this means having back-up prayer warriors helping them and actually with them when the deliverance is being attempted. But even then, without a true reliance on God and His Son and Spirit for protection - and, at times, a host of other born again, sanctified believers praying with us - we would not be able to cast out demons in Yahshua's Name.
The psalms listed earlier, and the prayers I created below give examples of how you can pray for deliverance from evil without "earning" the constant attacks of the enemy. Remember that Satan can and will harm you if you are unprepared for his assaults on a spiritual level. I hope that the psalms I mentioned, and the sample prayers I made will prove to be a big blessing to you as you seek to follow Yahweh without demonic resistance dogging you every step of the way.
Before closing, I also wanted to direct you to the three important articles listed and linked to below that can help you in your walk with Yahshua, and your prayer life when using and applying spiritual warfare. Please take the time to read these articles, and make an effort to apply what you learn from them as soon as you can so that you can start kicking demonic presences out of your life today!
BELIEVERS CAN BE CURSED,
Have mercy on me, Heavenly Father, and give me and my loved ones the gift of spiritual discernment so we will not be led astray. Also help me to know how to pray against my enemies, and the enemies of my friends, and help me to know how and when to help only those whom You truly have sent for me to help. In Yahshua’s Name, I call upon You Father Yahweh to protect and provide for me and my family in every way. Please make sure that we never have to go without adequate food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and the help and the fellowship of other believers. Keep us safe and cared for until Yahshua comes to take us home - whether it be at our deaths, or in the Rapture.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Just as the Israelite Priests were instructed to offer sacrifices before Yahweh God every morning and every evening, we should also strive to offer our prayers up to God and to seek His love and fellowship every morning and every evening until Yahshua comes again!