I often use prayers like the one below when ministering deliverance to an individual or group. If you or someone you know is looking to break free from the grip of evil spirits, it is an effective tool that can help facilitate the process. Don’t view this prayer as a formula, but as a model to follow.
The purpose of the prayer is to close any doors that have given evil spirits access, and come into full agreement with God. Once this is done, demons can be cast out. (It might be helpful to read through this list of open doors before going through the prayer). The prayer should be read through slowly, deliberately, and out loud.
Once the prayer is finished, continue to welcome the Holy Spirit to minister and command evil spirits to leave in the name of Jesus until full freedom is found.
Prayer for Deliverance
1. Look to Jesus:
Lord Jesus Christ, I look to you as my only Savior and Deliverer. I believe that You are the Son of God and the only way to the Father. Thank You for coming in the flesh, dying on the cross for my sins, and rising again. I humble myself before you and recognize that it is your finished work that gives me access to salvation and deliverance.
2. Deal with sin:
Father God, I acknowledge that I have sinned against You and others. I come into the light, confessing my sins before You. I especially confess___________________… I repent of all my sins with a desire to live a life pleasing to you. Purify my heart by the power of the blood of Jesus.
3. Forgive others:
I choose to freely forgive anyone who has ever sinned against me or hurt me in any way. Specifically, I forgive _________________… I release them to You and let go of all bitterness, anger, hatred, and resentment.
4. Renounce the occult, false teaching, and false religion:
I completely sever myself from any contact that I have ever had with the occult, false religion, and false teaching. In particular, I totally renounce __________________…
5. Release from every curse:
Lord Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross and becoming a curse, so that I could be redeemed from every curse and receive God’s blessing. I ask you to set me free from every curse that is over my life. I renounce the sins of previous generations and break away from any generational curse that is over my life. Specifically, _____________________.
6. Sever any soul ties:
I repent of any sexual sin that I have committed and sever any ungodly soul ties that have been created. I set myself free from any unhealthy relationship or ungodly bond to another person. In particular, I break the tie with _________________… I declare that the blood of Jesus separates me from him/her.
7. Stand with God and against the devil:
Father God, I align myself with You and want every area of my life to agree with Your Word. I submit myself to you God and take an active stand against Satan and his demons. By the authority of Jesus’ name I speak to every evil spirit that has any influence in my life and I command you to get out. Go, in the name of Jesus!
How have you seen God’s delivering power work in your life?