As a survivor of the occult, I have to pray against spiritual attack and witchcraft on a daily basis. When you have been involved in the occult on any level, whether it was your personal involvement or that of a family member, it can open you up to great spiritual attack, especially if you are in the process of disconnecting with the occult, or are trying to deepen your relationship with Jesus. The more freedom you encounter the harder the retaliation can come.
The devil does not want you to be free. He wants to keep you captive in any way he can, and most importantly, he wants to hide every avenue he has into your life. The best way to deal with a spiritual attack is to live a life of repentance, humility, and submission to our Lord Jesus Christ. Humility and submission to Jesus are the greatest weapons against the enemy we have. When we are hiding in Jesus, and willing to walk closely with him, we can see the areas of our lives where we have agreed with the enemy attack.
Agreeing with the enemy does not mean we are bad or evil. We all fall short of the glory of God and fall into temptation, just as Adam and Eve did. The only difference is, we have a greater understanding of sin than they did, and therefore we can be diligent to stay humbly in the presence of the Lord so we can recognize when we have strayed from Him.
It is important that some prayers be a daily prayer to help combat some of the advances of the enemy. The Bible makes it clear that we are in a war against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers and spiritual forces in heavenly places, and that we must take a stand against them. Here I have compiled a list of daily prayers that can help to stand against the devil’s schemes, as well as other tools that will be helpful in our daily walk in the war.
Take your thoughts captive to avoid letting untruths rule your thoughts: We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. 2 Corinthians 5-6
Ask Jesus to cleanse you with His blood: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Ask Jesus to send angels to surround and protect you: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11
Ask Jesus to send angels to surround your home and protect it: “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14
Pray for Jesus to put on spouse and children’s armor, and pray protection for them: And he said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, please let the Lord go in the midst of us, for it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.” Exodus 34:9
Praise and worship: Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands Psalm 149:6
Pray Against Attack
Hide in God when you feel an attack. Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You. Psalm 143:9
Ask God to remove human spirits from your home and property. Human spirits are a very common form of spiritual attack.
Ask God for a pillar of fire to burn all demonic spirits and weapons: Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 1 Kings 18:38
Hide under the shadow of His wings to hide from the demonic in others: Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings, I will take refuge Until destruction passes by. Psalm 57:1
Ask Jesus blood to be the barrier between yourself and the kingdom of darkness: He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14
Ask Jesus to disarm the enemy’s attacks against you. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. Colossians 2:15
Use the sword of the spirit to disconnect from cosmic beings and entities serving the kingdom of darkness: For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Pray For Those Who Harm You
If you feel attacked by another person, remember we are not at war against flesh and blood, but against the devil and his kingdom: Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:17-21
Forgive those who we feel are attacking us: And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25
Bless those who are doing wrong to us: “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Luke 6:27
Repent and Renounce
We must recognize our sin and not be ignorant of it. Sin is a doorway to the devil and believing we are exempt from it is a form of pride: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:9-10
Repentance cleanses our soul and brings us closer to the Lord: Repent, therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord Acts 3:19-20a
Humility and repentance bring healing, not only to us, but to our families and home: if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Our Heavenly Father leads us to correction out of love because sin is an open doorway to the devil and when allowed to continue can cause great harm to us: Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. Revelation 3:19
Be can bring no greater joy to our Heavenly Father than by our humility and repentance. We cannot please Him with good works or being a good person, but instead with repentance. Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:7
Getting Closer To Jesus
Sometimes we have barriers in the way of our relationship with Jesus. These barriers can cause us to be distracted during our time with Jesus, or have interference when we are trying to get into His presence.
Ask Jesus to cleanse soul ties with the Sword of the Spirit. Soul ties are spiritual bonds that are created through every bond we make with another person. These bonds tie souls together indefinitely and if made through a sinful act or in an unhealthy relationship can be emotionally and spiritually damaging. They can also keep us from going into a deeper relationship with Jesus: As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 1 Samuel 18:1
Draw near to Jesus with confidence: Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Ask Jesus to stand between you and the kingdom of darkness: For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. Psalm 18:28
Ask Jesus to demolish every stronghold coming between you: The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds 2 Corinthians 10:4
Ask Him to pour out His spirit and truth: Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 2 Corinthians 10:4
Ask to be brought into His presence to find rest: And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
Ask Jesus to help you bring all of your thoughts captive: We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Ask Jesus to send angels to fight on your behalf: For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:1
Repent for any sin: Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13
Prayers for ritual survivors http://www.theothersideofdarkness.com/resources/prayers-ritual-abuse-survivors/
Link to warfare prayers http://www.theothersideofdarkness.com/resources/warfare-prayers/