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10 Effective Prayers – updated 2015-05-22

1a. Dealing Effectively with Generational Spiritual and Life’s Issues:

Few Christians were taught how to deal with issues arising from their own lives or spiritual issues arising from inherited iniquity from their generational line or arising from the resistance as they withstand the enemy and walk in their calling and purpose. Our natural reaction is to gloss-over or to ignore problems, not to sort them out and get them out of our lives!! The Baptism of Repentance is the precursor to revival, both individually and corporately, so if you want revival then a good place to start is to clean up your DNA and life in the spirit!

Scripture clearly states:

       Lev 26:40 "But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me …

Lev 26:42  then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.

1Jo 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Most Christians were taught the shotgun prayer:

“Father, Please forgive ALL my sins in Jesus name, Amen.”

Whilst it is definitely not works that justify us, David prayed for God to help him identify the secrets of his own heart:

Psa 139:23  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Psa 139:24  And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

We now have Holy Spirit to lead, guide and teach us, if we are open to listen to Him:

Joh 16:7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.

Joh 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

If we want an intimate relationship with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit, we need to take the time and spend the effort required to bring every aspect of our lives into the light of God and allow Holy Spirit to speak to us. It is very worthwhile doing it effectively, otherwise our problems continue and it’s difficult to find the cause because we think you have dealt with an issue adequately.

Some people pray daily: “Holy Spirit, please highlight and show me what displeases You in my life and what stops me from coming closer to Jesus and Father God?”

Holy Spirit loves this question and is quick to answer it!

There are 3 stages in dealing with issues:

1. Identification

2. Confession and forgiveness

3. Restoration of spirit, soul and body

1. Identifying the roots:

Please pray these prayers often with everything negative that comes up in your mind…or you can ask Holy Spirit what you need to confess …

Confess and repent of your sin and iniquity, which is identified by asking Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to you so that you can see what accusations satan has against you and what familiar spirits are in your DNA, then giving them to Jesus Christ on the Cross so that you can be forgiven.

1. Pray: “Father God, I thank You that You love me so much that You sent Jesus to die on the cross and to become a curse in my place. I confess and repent from my invisibility before You because of my sin and the sins of my forefathers in rejecting Your Lordship, Authority and Majesty. I turn from darkness to Your Light and I choose to give my burden of sin, iniquities and transgressions, pain, shame and guilt, curses and diseases to Jesus Christ on the cross.”

2. “Holy Spirit, please convict me and show me what sin, iniquity and transgression is in my life/ in this matter and give me revelation as to what is happening in my life/ in this situation in the spirit and which people and what spiritual forces are withstanding and opposing me, and also show me what satan’s accusations against me are.”

3. Hear or see the answer and write down what Holy Spirit reveals and/or use the iniquity list you marked.

4. Take each sin or iniquity in your life one by one:

5. “Holy Spirit, how many generations ago was this iniquity of _ _ _ _ _ activated in my bloodline?”

6. What number do you get?

7. “Holy Spirit, what happened _ _ _ _ generations ago that activated this iniquity and these familiar spirits?”

8. See or hear what it was. Write it down.

9. Pray: “Holy Spirit, what happened in my own life to activate this iniquity and these familiar spirits?”

10. See or hear what it was. Write it down.

11. Pray: “Holy Spirit, please show me what side-effects and other familiar spirits satan put into my bloodline and into my own life when this iniquity was activated in my bloodline and in my life.

12. See or hear what side-effects or other familiar spirits are attached to the iniquity. Write them down.

13. Connect with the negative EMOTIONS, FEELINGS AND MEMORIES.

14. What number are they on the scale from 1 to 10? Make a note of this number.


1b. Dealing Effectively with Trauma and Life’s Issues:

You need someone to lead you through the prayer and do the actions for you…they can read it out and follow the instructions in blue text.

Pray: Holy Spirit what trauma do you want to set me from from today?

Say: As Holy Spirit shows you the incident connect with the emotions you felt.

What number are they on the scale from 1 to 10? Make a note of this number.

2. Prayer of Forgiveness:

“Father God, Thank You that you love me, You created me in love, for love, to love, to be loved and You love me so much that You gave Jesus to die for my sin, iniquity and transgressions, for my pain, shame and guilt and all the curses and diseases that could come upon me. I step from behind the Cross to stand in front of the Cross, putting the Cross of Christ and the Blood of the Lamb between myself and these things in my past. (Say: See yourself walking from behind the Cross to stand in front of the Cross, Jesus looks at you and says, “Insert person’s Name, Give me your burden, all your pain, shame and guilt because I died to bear it.)

Jesus, You commanded me to love those who hate me, bless those who curse me and pray for those who despitefully use me, so I bring (the people involved in this situation) to You now together with the incident/s (what they did to you) and I choose, by an act of my will, to forgive them all and to bring the burden, pain, shame and guilt that they released onto me to You Lord Jesus because you died to bear them, so that I don’t have to bear them. (See yourself taking the people out of your heart and give them to Jesus, take the incident/s with the pain, shame and guilt, as well as every negative emotion you experienced including the hurt, rejection, anger, hatred, unforgiveness, bitterness, damaged identity, etc. one by one out of your heart and giving them to Jesus and see how they go into Him or see how He takes them from you.)

Father, I ask that You will forgive me for my unforgiveness and bitterness as I forgive and release _ _ _ _ (name of person/s.) I ask that You will also forgive and release him/her/them and I give up my right for vengeance. Jesus, please bless them by delivering them from their evil and Holy Spirit I ask You to draw them to Jesus so that they can be saved from the pain and bondage they are in. (See the person/s how Jesus sees them and how he forgives them.)

Thank You Father that I could give this to Jesus, what do You give me in exchange? (God will always give you something in return to replace what you give to Him, this is to fill your house so that any spirits returning with 7 others will find no space in you. Write down what God gives to you and thank Him for this for a few weeks to establish it in your mind as a new thought pattern.)

Father, I ask that You will erase the sin record of everything I confessed now from Your Book of Remembrance and that You will also erase it from Satan’s book of accusation because of the forgiveness I have through the blood shed by Your Son, Jesus Christ my Lord, Master and Saviour. Thank you Father. Amen.

3. Divine Editing 2:

“REMEMBER when you are under pressure that whatever you focus on you become…

(Say everything in BLACK text aloud. Instructions are in BLUE text:)

It is written in John 16:23 – And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you shall ask the Father in My name, He will give you.  The Laser Beam of God’s Word destroys problems… It is written in Hebrews 4:12 – For the Word of God: Living, and working powerfully, and sharper than every two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of both soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge of the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

You will need to forgive everyone who has hurt you and MOST IMPORTANTLY – YOURSELF, so that you can be free!

Step into the Spirit (or see yourself seated IN Christ IN heavenly places) and SEE the laser beam of the Word of God which is Truth – Release it, to destroy problems, from Heavenly Places looking into your physical life!! 

PRAY: ‘Father God, These negative memories and feelings are coming from trauma and lies that have become strongholds in my mind, I repent for allowing these strongholds and I break my covenants and agreements with them. I forgive myself and the people who hurt me and who were involved in the situations that caused the trauma and lies. I give my heart, mind and all these negative memories, emotions and feelings to You and ask you to purify them so that my thoughts will be pure. I ask that you re-program and Divinely edit my memories and thought processes and to create new neurological pathways in my mind, in line with Your will and Your thoughts. I COMMAND the negative memories, emotions and feelings to come out of my Amygdala (press on temples) the strongholds to break (CLAP) and the trauma to be released and healed’ (CLAP a few times) ‘I command Calcineurin and Neuropeptides to be released in my brain and the Neuropeptide S receptors in my Amygdala to activate and the D1 receptors in the Pre-Limbic Cortex to be stimulated for the memories to be healed, (tap on top of head), and I command (press on temples) the healing of my amygdala, (press on sides of head) hippocampus, (hand on top of head) cerebral cortex, (press on back of head just above the neck) medulla, cerebellum, brain stem and thymus gland (in front of heart).

I BREAK the lies which formed these strongholds (CLAP) in the name of Jesus Christ and COMMAND the negative emotions, feelings and memories to SHIFT (SNAPPING FINGERS) from my Amygdala (brain) to my Septum (brain) from (SNAPPING) my Thymus gland (chest) to my Baro Receptor (heart) and from (SNAPPING FINGERS) my Solar Plexus to my Belly Button. Put your hand just below your belly button. I release all Negative Memories, Emotions, Stress, Anxiety and Energy from my intestine, my amygdala and my Vagus Nerve. (Take a deep breath and release the emotions from your belly) I (SNAPPING FINGERS) Command these Negative Memories to submit to the Word of God and to be HEALED in the name of Jesus Christ. I command that the TRAUMA and PAIN be removed…in the Authority, Power and Name of Jesus Christ. (CLAP)

I am full of PEACE – “Listen for contradicting thoughts.” (Command them to go.) I am full of LOVE – “Listen for contradicting thoughts”

Holy Spirit (hand on forehead) please come as My COMFORTER and comfort me nowpause… Holy Spirit, please fill these areas as You (SNAPPING FINGERS) establish and strengthen new neurological paths in my mind of love, peace and joy, hope, trust and faith, belonging and acceptance and worth and value as well as safety and security in Christ as you renew my mind in this area. Holy Spirit, please show me the TRUTH that replaces the lies I have believed.

Write the TRUTHS down, then think about and meditate on them for 3-4 weeks.  

Repeat this with each of the sins and iniquities on your list. TAKE COMMUNION.

Attempt to connect with the negative EMOTIONS, FEELINGS AND MEMORIES.

What number are they on the scale from 1 to 10?

Make a note of this number and compare it with the number you had at the beginning of the exercise. It should be markedly lower.

Monitor yourself in a few weeks to see whether your thinking has CHANGED!!

4. Manipulation and Control (Jezebel and witchcraft)

Remember to love the person and pray for them to be set free. The best way is to pray for their salvation every time you feel that control starting to surface…

The process is as follows:

1. Familiar spirit of control manifests in _ _ _ _ (Person/s).

2. It comes against you, whether you are physically present or not.

3. You will feel the irritation and will react:

a. If you start fighting – manifesting in the same spirit then the spirit will feed off you and start attaching to you.

b. If you come in the opposite spirit (Love those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who despitefully use you) and you use the Prayer Trigger – Prayer Target Prayer method and use the attack to trigger prayer and you pray for salvation of the person and bless them according to Acts 3:26 and pray the Prayer of Supplication and Grace:

i. The familiar spirit cannot feed off you!

ii. The familiar spirit realises its house is under siege with Light shining in the darkness.

iii. It will return as fast as possible to defend its territory.

iv. You will have peace for a while…until it manifests in the Person/s again.

c. You continue praying the Prayer of Light for the Person/s.

i. The familiar spirit comes to resist you.

ii. You repeat Step 3 above…every time you do this the familiar spirit will get weaker…

d. Holy Spirit breaks through the darkness and the person gets confronted with the choice to turn to the Light that is now shining brightly in their life (repentance)

4. This is not a fast process but is vital if you are to prevent that familiar spirit form taking hold in your own life!!


5. Prayer of FIRE – Warfare Prayer:

We must remember that we don’t battle against flesh and blood (people) but against Principalities, Powers and World-Rulers in the spiritual realm, however when it literally becomes a matter of life and death we need to take a strong stand in the authority given to us by Jesus Christ against the evil forces working through people. This prayer is only appropriate where there is heavy witchcraft with rituals and curses being directed at specific targets.

PRAYER OF AGREEMENT: (The person needs to pray themselves, while you take a stand with them.)

Father God, Thank You that You love me so much that You sent Jesus Christ to die to set me free. Father, I bring this manipulation, control and witchcraft before You where the enemy is influencing me in contradiction to Your Will in my life and in the world, which both belong to You. I confess that this influence is evil and I reject its legitimacy over me and I turn away from (repent of) this evil and I CUT (CLAP) the unholy soul ties between myself and _ _ _ _ (Person/s).

I ask that You send Holy Fire down every channel of influence or control attached to me, to burn the demons but to purify and save the souls of the people. (Pause as you see this happening.) I ask that You send warrior angels to CUT every evil channel OFF (CLAP) right now and to seal them off with Your Holy Fire. Please send Guardian angels to guard theses access points so that no evil influences will be able to access me. I step into Your Presence now since I am seated in Christ in heavenly places.

(Step into Christ or go to the River of Life or to the Throne Room of God.)


6. Prayer of Salvation – Warfare Prayer:

Holy Spirit thank You for drawing _ _ _ _ (Person) to Jesus. Father God, I ask You to apprehend _ _ _ _ (Person) with your Spirit of Grace and Supplication in the night and give _ _ _ _ (Person) a revelation of Jesus in visions, dreams or any other way that will cause (Name) to turn to You and experience salvation and a supernatural relationship with You.

Father God, thank You that I can bless _ _ _ _ (Person) to be delivered from his/her evil as is written in Acts3:26  God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness."  Amen.

7. Prayer of Light – Warfare Prayer:

We must remember that we don’t battle against flesh and blood (people) but against Principalities, Powers and World-Rulers in the spiritual realm. What is it to war in the spirit? We CANNOT fight darkness….light DISPLACES darkness! War in the spirit is to:

Bring the LIGHT of Christ…BE the LIGHT of Christ!!

This is the only effective way of gaining the victory! So how do we do this…practically?

Do NOT look at the situation and get into performance or ‘fix it’ mode – this is operating in the flesh, which is exactly where satan wants you! This is His world…and he drags you down to His level and beats you with experience.

Look PAST the situation and see what is happening – what evil spirit is working? Get into the Spirit and Holy Spirit will speak to you…what is the character of the spirit that is working?

Jesus always came in the opposite spirit – He said: Love those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who despitefully use you.

Pray on your own or if possible get a group of people together to stand in the truth who will be light, be peace, be joy in the situation. This is NOT a prayer meeting!! Prayer meetings so often become griping sessions about all the negative stuff…unfortunately they often, very effectively activate a spirit of depression and discontentment. This is a Joyous Celebration of Thanksgiving and declaration of the Victory of Jesus over EVERY enemy! Keep it upbeat! Stop people from breaking the Joy.

1. Father God, we declare that you are God and we are not. You are in control and we acknowledge this as we submit to You and desire that Your will be done in every area of our lives.

2. We choose to resist the working of the enemy in our lives, our family and in our environment through the power of the sacrifice and victory of Jesus Christ.

3. Jesus is the resurrection and the LIFE, so we speak life into the death in these relationships and situations. We release life into (Name)! We choose against death and embrace life… and we release LIFE!!

4. Father God, please shine Your Light in my life, into (Name’s) life and in the lives of each person involved in the situation and bring all darkness to the Light – reveal Your righteousness and unrighteousness in me, in (Name), in this situation, and all the people involved in this situation.

5. We take up the authority Jesus gave to us and as we take charge of the situation, and we break the power of the spirit of hypnotism that makes bad things look good and good things look bad in (Name’s) life.

6. We pray as Jesus Christ taught us, that Your will be done in (Name), in this situation and in this place as it is in heaven.

7. We release Your peace that passes all understanding into this situation and into the relationships involved here.

8. We resist the spirit of infirmity that causes disease and we declare its power broken because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we release resurrection life into (Name) and the people who are sick here and those who are not present. We COMMAND healing and restoration in the lives of…(Name)…. (Name people individually by name, even those who do not know God yet.) Father we ask that you will save their souls, open their eyes to see Your Love, Grace and Mercy!

9. We celebrate your sovereignty and declare our trust in You to reveal Your will and Glory in the situation. Thank You Father. Amen.

8. “Prayer Trigger, Prayer Target”

This is where we identify some triggers and every time someone or something sets off the trigger, we focus our prayer on a target.

For example: Assume you see a poster or a billboard that was placed somewhere by an agent of the devil. At that stage you need to have a target.

For instance you can pray: “Lord, please save Fred!”

Obviously Fred should be someone who would hurt the kingdom of darkness if he enters into the Kingdom of Light.

Pray the Prayer of Supplication and Grace and the Prayer of Light!


9. Shifting Atmospheres

This is for any time you feel the atmosphere is “icky” or you feel the presence of evil:

We are not doing warfare against the sin in people’s lives, but against ‘the spiritual forces of wickedness’.  Therefore, we do not focus on the sin, although sin needs to be confessed and renounced.  Instead we are looking for the wounds and lies in a person’s life that have opened doors to wounding, bondages and sin.

If we are to fight the spiritual forces we are going to need to know how to discern these atmospheres.  You will need to train your senses to ‘discern good and evil’.

Discernment is a very necessary skill.  Begin by ‘checking yourself at the door’.  Before going into a session, pay attention to how you are feeling.

Every day, pay attention to what you feel and notice any changes through the day.  Anything that has changed for you is a clue to the atmosphere— the ‘spiritual forces’ you are dealing with.

Pray silently or aloud if appropriate:  ‘I see you spirit of _________, I choose not to partner with you.  I command you in the Name of Jesus Christ to go back to where you came from (or send it to the feet of Jesus) Father I ask that You will save the soul of the person releasing this evil atmosphere so that they can know the excellence of you power and love.’

‘I release a Spirit of ___’ (Opposite – Peace, Love, Joy, etc.) and I bless You Jesus, I worship You!

Remember that you enter HIS GATES with THANKSGIVING… and HIS COURTS with PRAISE!!

As you do these 2 remember that GOD INHABITS the PRAISES of HIS PEOPLE!!

This breaks atmospheres faster than anything else…

Put worship music on… and SING WITH THE CD…or sing freely if you can…

9. Prayer of Supplication and Grace (Unsaved People):

1. For people who are not walking close to the Lord or are unsaved

2. See the person as someone who really needs you to stand in the gap and you need to pray with deep compassion:

Father God, I repent of my own sin of not giving over to you for so long, for living according to my own desires and rejecting your free gift of salvation as well as… (You confess your similar sins, whether done before or not) and I ask that you will forgive (Name) for (List the things you see in their life as comprehensively as possible).

Holy Spirit thank You for drawing _ _ _ _ (Person) to Jesus. Father God, I ask You to apprehend _ _ _ _ (Person) with your Spirit of Grace and Supplication in the night and give _ _ _ _ (Person) a revelation of Jesus in visions, dreams or any other way that will cause (Name) to turn to You and experience salvation and a supernatural relationship with You.

Father God, thank You that I can bless _ _ _ _ (Person) to be delivered from his/her evil as is written in Acts3:26 God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness."  Amen.

10. The Spirit of FEAR:

We all have intermittent stress, worry, anxiety and fear! Some have it constantly. We like to control things around us, to protect ourselves. Fear is a root cause of irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, asthma, shortness of breath, stomach ulcers and confusion or double mindedness… where we can’t decide what to do…especially in a crisis.

Stress, worry, anxiety and fear are actually all the same thing, and today we are going to address the Fear group which is the biggest block to intimacy with God and is also the most common problem we have!

Close your eyes and feel how much stress, anxiety and fear you feel…give it a score out of 10 where 10 is unbearable.

PRAY: Father God, thank You that you created me in Love, for love, to love and to be loved – with a purpose and calling in this world, and You love me so much that You sent your only Son, Jesus – to die for my sin, my iniquity and my transgressions, for my pain, my shame, my guilt and the torment in my life, as well as ALL the curses and diseases that could come upon me.

After Jesus died, he descended into the depths, into the hand of satan, and after 3 days, Your Holy Spirit raised Him from the dead, He broke loose from the hand of satan, overcame death, satan, and all his demons, and Your word says in Eph 4:8 "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."

The gift He gave to me is authority in my life over the fear of death, satan and all the demons. Jesus then ascended into heaven, where He is seated at your right hand, WAITING for his enemies to be made His footstool – to be put under His feet.

Since Jesus is waiting, I realise it is NOT His job to put His enemies under His feet, but since He gave me authority…I realise it is MY job to put His enemies, who are also my enemies, under His feet.

And so, Father, I confess that I have allowed spirits of fear, rejection, unforgiveness and torment to work in my life, (ADD IN ANY OTHER PROBLEMS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING)

I have given them space in my body and in my mind, and I acknowledge this as sin. I repent of this sin by changing my mind and turning away from it, and I accept the freedom Jesus paid such a high price for, I break my agreements and my covenants with fear, rejection and torment, and I take back the space and the time I gave them in my body and in my mind, and I ask that as they leave me, You will fill me with Your Perfect Love, which casts out fear. Your word says there is no torment in Love.

I break my covenants and agreements with the spirit and actions of UNBELIEF which has acted as a gatekeeper and kept the lies of fear, rejection, unforgiveness and torment in my life.

I now command fear, rejection, unforgiveness and torment to uproot themselves from my body. Get out of my intestine, stomach, lungs, throat, mind and my VAGUS nerve – right NOW in the Name of Jesus Christ.

(Take a very deep breath and hold it in while you picture the dark mist in your intestine, stomach, lungs, throat and mind, and gather it together in the air in your lungs and then command it to go and blow it out of your mouth forcefully. A few breaths may be necessary until you feel a lightness and freedom… DON’T HYPERVENTILATE)

Father, thank you that you promised to fill me with Your perfect love which casts out fear, I accept Your perfect love and I ask that you fill me now with Your peace that passes understanding and with your joy, which is my strength. Breathe His love in… I worship you and I honour Your Holy Name. Thank you Father God. Amen.

Close your eyes and feel how much stress, anxiety and fear you feel… give it a score out of 10 where 10 is unbearable and see how much it has been reduced. It should be 0