Today we are going to engage in what I call ‘freedom prayers’. Our words are very powerful. God created the world with his words. Although we are not God, we are made in his image and our words have great power – to either cause death or life.
I encourage you to say some ‘freedom prayers’ on each of these areas and I believe if you will say this from your heart and with conviction you can know a greater degree of spiritual freedom beginning today.
It’s like we’re going to make a declaration and draw a line in the sand. We are now aware of the devil and his devices. We’re letting him know that in Christ we will defeat him and we will know full freedom in our lives. I believe a spiritual transaction can take place today.
Then from this moment on, we need to maintain our freedom, which may require some specific actions on our part. We need to walk in and maintain our freedom.
The aim of these blog posts is not to create fear (“Am I demon possessed?”) but to create awareness so we can know the full freedom Christ desires for us. Like Jesus, we want no place for the enemy in our lives.
John 14:30. I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me. NIV
John 14:30. I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on me – he has nothing in common with me, there is nothing in me that belongs to him, (therefore) he has no power over me. Amplified Bible
Okay, let's get to the prayers ...
PRAYERS OF FREEDOM
Surrender – “Heavenly Father, I come to you in Jesus name. I confess that I have sinned against you. Jesus, I thank you for dying on the cross for me and I accept you as my Saviour. I invite you now to be the Lord of every area of my life – Lord of my mind and all my thoughts, Lord of my emotions and all my feelings and reactions, Lord of my will and all my decisions, Lord of my body and all my behaviour, Lord of my spirit and my relationship with you, Lord of my time, my work, my home, my family, my possessions and all my relationships. Thank you that your blood was shed that I might be set free. Amen.”
The Occult – “Heavenly Father, I renounce all involvement in the occult, in various cults or in false religion. I renounce any group, practice or belief that does not glorify Jesus. I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. I will serve Him only. I now declare that Satan has no legal right to have any foothold in my life. I claim the release and freedom promised by Jesus Christ. The past is dealt with. My future is assured. Today, I will enjoy the abundant life that is available to me in Christ. Thank you for your righteousness, your peace and your joy. Amen.”
Negative Generational Influences – “Heavenly Father, I confess and renounce every sin that my parents or my ancestors may have committed which has brought bondage or domination to my life, and I ask for forgiveness and cleansing. In the name of Jesus I break every curse or sinful tendency that may have been passed on to me from my family or previous generations. I am now ‘in Christ’ and I have begun a new godly generation. I thank you that Jesus took every curse for me on the cross of Calvary. He died and then rose again so that I might be completely set free. Amen.”
Personal Sin – “Heavenly Father, I repent of every sin, wrong action or attitude. I ask you to forgive me. Cleanse me and wash me completely. Thank you that you have now forgiven and forgotten my sins. They are dealt with and covered by the blood of Jesus. Thank You for Your mercy. I now choose to forgive myself for the things that I know you have already forgiven me for. I now turn from my sin. Give me discernment to recognise temptation when it comes and the strength to resist it. Amen.”
Forgiveness – “Father, I confess that, as a result of being hurt, I have allowed myself to hold anger, resentment and bitterness in my heart. I acknowledge this as sin and I now repent and turn from this behaviour. Thank you Jesus for dying that I might be forgiven. By an act of my will I now choose to forgive those who have hurt or offended me. I release each and every one of these people into the freedom of forgiveness and I refuse to hold on to any bitterness or resentment. Amen.”