Spiritual Warfare Prayers by Anna Szabo of Online Discipleship for Women

Looking for powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers for protection? Here are my seven original free prayers for you to use. Each daily spiritual warfare prayer comes accompanied by a video and a voice recording. Choose the format that works best for you and use it with the Armor of God.

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7 Powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers for protection by Anna Szabo

Introducing Powerful Spiritual Warfare Prayers

In 2014, I had an encounter with Jesus, and few months later, I gave my life to Him, was baptized, and became His disciple. Here’s my testimony.

In 2015, I had an encounter with Satan who deceived me and over the next two years, manipulated me into severe suicidal depression.

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In 2018, I was a part of a Christian Discipleship for Women church small group, and together we decided to do The Armor of God study, which was my dream come true. By then, I had already fought in Spiritual Warfare for almost two years and was ready to significantly expand my understanding.

Disclaimer: the starting point of winning in Spiritual Warfare is to read your Bible every day and take all your questions to the Word of God. I read a new Bible every year. Take a reading challenge with me, click here.

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We met once a week and studied the book called The Armor of God. It was eye-opening for me, especially all the exercises we did together. The actual work of studying and applying the knowledge to my life’s challenges resulted in the biggest breakthroughs for me. That’s why every time I did my homework, which finished with a spiritual warfare prayer, I recorded my prayers for my Christian podcast and published them also on YouTube.

Access my seven prayers here: Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Protection. My hope is that each will become your daily spiritual warfare prayer to help guard your mind and heart in Jesus Christ.

I produced this work to help you stand strong no matter the schemes of Satan against you. My desire is for you to use these weapons together with the Armor of God.

The first prayer is dedicated to establishing prayer as a weapon. It’s a declaration of the goodness, sovereignty, and victory of God. The prayer focuses on what the word of God says about Satan, spiritual warfare, victory, the armor of God, and the weapon of prayer itself. It claims the gifts of joy, peace, wisdom, and contentment. It establishes how to recognize the enemy and how to confront him. It lays a solid foundation for all other powerful spiritual warfare prayers of protection that follow.

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The second prayer is dedicated to the belt of truth. The truth of God regarding identity in Christ, His grace, forgiveness, loving-kindness, and His good plan. Understanding who God is and how He works allows us to be resilient to stress, stable in trials, resistant to spiritual injuries, and enables us to sustain significant pressure in adversity. The truth of God’s word is the best antidote to Satan’s pathetic yet clever lies. This prayer is a declaration of commitment to God’s eternal truth.

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The third prayer is dedicated to the breastplate of righteousness. This prayer raises awareness of our heart’s condition. “If my heart’s condition is unhealthy, my life is unhealthy, my decisions are unhealthy, my future is unhealthy.” This daily spiritual warfare prayer establishes the meaning of soul: “My soul is what makes me unique. My soul is my personality. My soul is my distinctive internal nature. My soul allows me to relate to myself.” This prayer focuses on the awareness of Satan’s plan to attack the soul, mind, will, and conscience of every Christian passionate about the Gospel. The way Satan does this is by tempting us as he did Jesus. That’s why this spiritual warfare prayer declares God’s righteousness in us.

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The fourth prayer is dedicated to the shoes of peace. This is a declaration of faith in God’s promises, which results in praying genuinely, which opens up the heart to trusting the journey, which opens the mind’s eyes to recognizing good things in hardships and feeling grateful, which results in the kind of peace that passes all understanding, which leads to the surrender of all worries, judgments, anger, and sadness to the Lord.

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The fifth prayer is dedicated to the shield of faith. This is a declaration of believing in the promises of God, aka the things unseen. This prayer repeatedly calls on the name of God stating His scriptures back to Him as a reminder of your unshakable faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith leads to your wisdom, discernment, clarity, blessings, and courage. This spiritual warfare prayer declares the power of your faith in Christ.

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The sixth prayer is dedicated to the helmet of salvation. That is the very identity in Christ. It is who God says you are. It is what you put on every morning as you wake up as far as your perception of self. This prayer focuses on the three stages of salvation: justification, sanctification, and glorification. It declares the power of your identity as a child of God. This spiritual warfare prayer differentiates between received and applied salvation and shines some light on the role of works alone with faith. It also shares a list of my 52 Biblical affirmations called #52Devotionals.

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The seventh prayer is dedicated to the sword of the Spirit. It encourages you to take responsibility for your thoughts, words, actions, habits, and lifestyle. It focuses your mind on abiding in Christ vs walking in your own power. It emphasizes the value of always learning from God through the Holy Spirit and never leaning on mere human understanding of the world. This prayer is a request for the Lord’s guidance and leadership in every situation.

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May these seven powerful spiritual warfare prayers be a blessing to you as you fight the good fight so that you can stand strong.

They only work if YOU work.

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If you don’t pray these prayers, knowing them won’t help you. Having these prayers won’t help you either. Only having them, knowing them, and practicing them will protect you. So, do the work if you want these spiritual warfare prayers to work.

Let me share each daily spiritual warfare prayer.

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The Armor of God Prayers

Here are my spiritual warfare prayers: a prayer about the very weapon of prayer, a prayer about the belt of truth, a prayer about the breastplate of righteousness, a prayer about she shoes of peace, a prayer about the shield of faith, a prayer about the helmet of salvation, and a prayer about the sword of the Spirit.

The Weapon of Prayer

Spiritual Warfare Prayer #1 #PrayersByAnna

Dear God,

You're always good. I trust your promises of protection. I know from Ephesians 6:10-19 that you have already given me strength to declare the spiritual victory that has already been won.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 


For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, 
but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything - to stand. 

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. And pray.

Father God, I know you are omnipresent, sovereign, eternal, and can read my mind, but Satan is not and he cannot.

I know that your victory for me is peace that passes all understanding, the joy of the Lord, and the contentment from knowing that you provide for all my needs.

I know that while I live here on earth, I also am in heavenly places where every spiritual blessing is given to me (Ephesians 1:3), redemption, forgiveness of sins, wisdom and understanding are given to me (Ephesians 1:7-8), the Holy Spirit is given to me (Ephesians 1:13), nd the riches of God’s glorious inheritance are given to me (Ephesians 1:18-19).

Father God, I call you Daddy, you are affectionate, loving, gentle, and kind, but firm and strong, protective, you give me my armor, and you have opened up my eyes to see so that I know how to recognize the enemy - by confusion, self-doubt, depression about the sadness of the past, and anxiety about the fears of the future; know how to confront the enemy - with Biblical truth and prayer; and know also that the enemy is clever, his deception is premeditated, so you are giving me wisdom to be aware, alert, and prepared.

Heavenly Father, I know this spiritual battle is against:
- The rulers of the darkness
- The powers of the darkness
- The world forces of the darkness
- The spiritual forces of the darkness

But in the heavenly places where I am with you, I am blessed, Christ is risen sitting victorious at your right hand, and I am seated there too with Christ.

I know Satan is lurking, he is clever, he is evil, his intentions are cruel, he comes to kill, and steal, and destroy...

Satan is a liar and the father of lies. His every word is lie. He tells lies about you, God, his goal is to mislead me.

But you opened up my eyes to see your strength and wisdom and protection and victory.

So, I know to:
- Be strong in the Lord
- Put on the full armor of God
- Stand strong against the schemes of satan

God, you’ve given me every spiritual blessing but I know it’s my job to take your blessings and use them. 

I know it’s up to me to:
- Be alert
- Be of sober-mind
- Be proactive about using Lord’s strength
- Put on the Armor of God
- Stand strong
- Pray at all times

Father God, I know the enemy is here, and he is strategic. He has a strategy against my identity, he magnifies my insecurities leading me to doubt what you, God, say about me (Ephesians 1:17-19).

He also has a strategy against my confidence: Satan constantly reminds me of past mistakes and bad decisions, hoping to convince me that I am under your, God, judgement rather than under the blood of Jesus (Revelations 12:10).

Satan also has a strategy against my calling, God, I know that. He amplifies my fear, worry, and anxiety until they are the loudest voices in my head, causing me to deem the adventure of following you, God, and inviting others to follow (Joshua 14:8).

And satan also has a strategy against my heart: He uses every opportunity to keep old wounds fresh in my mind, knowing that anger, hurt, bitterness, and unforgiveness will continue to roll the damage forward (Hebrews 12:15).

So, Father God, thank you for this wisdom and awareness. 

I refuse to dwell on the sad and negative things of the past. I refuse to dwell on the possibilities of sad and negative things happening in the future. I am choosing to stay present, here with you, strong, grounded, aware of this spiritual warfare, alert in my mind, and armed with your armor.  

In Jesus’ name. 

Amen.


 2/11/2018 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

The Belt of Truth

Spiritual Warfare Prayer #2 #PrayersByAnna

Dear God,

Your plan for me is to prosper, have future, and hope (Jeremiah 29:11). But Satan is lurking around, strategizing how to deceive me by producing a misleading impression of reality on me (1 Peter 5:8).

Satan wants me to be disarmed and not believe who I am in Christ:
- An heir of the ruler of the Universe
- A daughter of the King
- God’s special child
- A Princess 

Satan is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44). Satan’s lies can never stand up against the light of your, God, truth, your own word, the Gospel.

I know that Satan never attacks me with a blanket, generalized approach. I know Satan’s attacks are clever, they are PREMEDITATED deceptions that are conducted so eloquently. 

Deception is the tool Satan uses to mislead when he comes as a thief to kill and steal and destroy (John 10:10).

But your truth, God, is the light that helps me authenticate every decision, every aspect of life, every thought, God, I lean on your word and not my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Father God, you are my loving Daddy, and your boundaries are loving. You set rules to protect me and you asked me to honor your boundaries so that you can protect me from being deceived by Satan.

Father God, I call you Abba, I trust your protection guarantee (Psalm 91:7). So, I stand firmly on yout truth. I take every thought that comes to mind every day in every aspect of life - captive and I submit it to your truth (2 Corinthians 10:5).

I know from Ephesians 6:10-19 that you  have already given me strength to declare the spiritual victory that has  already been won on my behalf. I know that I can stand strong against the enemy because you’ve armed me.

Your armor is my protection, I put on the seven-piece Armor of God daily (Ephesians 6:10-18):

- The belt of truth
- The breastplate of righteousness
- The shield of faith
- The helmet of salvation
- The shoes of the Gospel
- The sword of the Spirit
- The prayer without ceasing 

I know that every day my struggle is not against flesh and blood, 
but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12).

Therefore, I put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, I may be able to stand my ground.

God, your truth protects me from Satan’s deception.

Understanding who you are, God, and how you work makes me resilient to stress, stable in trials, resistant to spiritual injuries, and enables me to sustain significant pressure in adversity.
 
So, God, I am committed to:
- Studying the Scripture so that I know your truth by heart
- Setting your Word as my benchmark for my decision-making
- Submitting to your teachings every day in every way and not my emotions, feelings, impulses, or ambitions

Father God, 
- I stand straight, upright on your 3573 promises
- I stay strong, empowered by your truth
- I set out to exercise my discernment daily to honor you with my life and to be protected against Satan’s deceptive schemes.

God, I know the truth: your Spirit lives in me. Because of this, I can live in a way that is honoring to you, with RIGHTEOUSNESS.

God, because I know that your plan for me is hope, future, and prosperity (Jeremiah 29:11) and because I know you work all things together for good (Romans 8:28), I can have PEACE that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

God, I believe in you and I abide in your word, I live in its light and I have FAITH. 

God, I know my eternity is secure with Christ, I thank you for every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3), for my status as royalty and King’s heir (Romans 8:17), and for my identity as your daughter, a Princess, a child of the King (Matthew 25:34). Thank you for my SALVATION. 

God, your truth is relevant, present, and alive, it’s renewed every day in meaning as I face new life challenges. The Holy Spirit makes the Gospel fresh and new for me each and every day and in all aspects of life I lean on my mastermind - The Trinity, confronting Satan’s deceptive lies with THE WORD OF GOD. 

God, I talk to you through PRAYER daily. You hear my prayers and answer (Psalm 116).

Father God, thank you for this wisdom and awareness. 

I refuse to trust culture, ambitions, aspirations, assumptions, emotions, feelings, or anything else but your word, the truth of the Gospel..

I am choosing to stay present, here with you, strong, grounded, aware of this spiritual warfare and Satan’s clever deceitful ways, alert in my mind, and armed with the armor of God.  I trust in the Lord and lean not on my own understanding and you, God, are making my path straight, protecting me from Satan’s deception.

In Jesus’ name. 

Amen.


2/25/2018 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

The Breastplate of Righteousness

Spiritual Warfare Prayer #3 #PrayersByAnna

Dear God,

Your wisdom is guiding my life. Thank you for your Fatherly protection and clear direction. You asked me to guard my heart above all else for it’s a source of life (Proverbs 4:23).

Your truth, your word, the Gospel, empowers me to stand firm against Satan in this Spiritual Warfare. In this battle, I know if my heart’s condition is unhealthy, my life is unhealthy, my decisions are unhealthy, my future is unhealthy.

God, you made me as a human being with:
- A body
- A Spirit
- A soul

My soul is what makes me unique. My soul is my personality. My soul is my distinctive internal nature. My soul allows me to relate to myself.

God, I understand that my soul is made of:
- My mind (these are my thoughts)
- My will (that is my ambition)
- My Emotions (these are my feelings)
- My conscience (that’s my moral compass) 

Father God, I understand that the intersection of these four characteristics of my soul is my heart, which is the centerpiece of my soul.

Satan wants to:

Attack my mind by distorting my thinking, lying about you, God, your word of Truth, myself, who I am, trying to cripple my soul through negative, unbiblical thought processes.

Attack my will by redirecting my ambitions aways from eternal, godly pursuits, luring me toward interests that are temporary, short-sighted, non-important, or even opposite of he Truth.

Attack my emotions by stirring up my feelings of anger, bitterness, resentment, rage, discouragement, revenge, fear, anxiety, and sadness.

Attack my conscience by steering me to live in a way that doesn’t align with Biblical guidelines

Father God, I am aware of Satan’s lies, schemes, and deceptive tactics. I want to honor you, God, with my life, and glorify you. Romans 3:23 says we all have sinned and fall short of your glory, God. But I know about your, God, righteousness in me.

God, I understand the four types of righteousness:

Perfect righteousness described in Romans 10:3 leading me to strive for perfection out of feeling our own inadequacy and fear.

Comparative righteousness described in 1 Samuel 24:16-17 when I compare my own sins to the sins of others using that as the barometer of righteousness feeling like I don’t measure up.

Imputed righteousness described in Romans 4:22-24 and given to me by you, God, as a gift through the blood of Jesus who died for my sins and washed them white as snow, I am righteous because of what Jesus did and not what I did.

Practical righteousness described in Ephesians 4:22-24, which requires that I die to my flesh daily and choose to walk in the Spirit, that I live out the righteousness you’ve blessed me with through demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit in my behaviours, actions, and interactions with others by putting on my new self created in the likeness of God and holiness (Ephesians 4:24).

Satan is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44). Satan’s lies can never stand up against the light of your, God, truth, your own word, the Gospel. I know that Satan never attacks me with a blanket, generalized approach. I know Satan’s attacks are clever, they are PREMEDITATED deceptions that are conducted soooo eloquently. 

Deception is the tool Satan uses to mislead when he comes as a thief to kill and steal and destroy (John 10:10).

But your truth, God, is the light that helps me authenticate every decision, every aspect of life, every thought, God, I lean on your word and not my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).

So, I stand firmly on your truth. 

I die to my fleshly ways of:
- Falsehood (Ephesians 4:25)
- Sin driven by anger (Ephesians 4:26)
- Stealing (Ephesians 4:28)
- Unwholesome talk (Ephesians 4:29)
- Bitterness, rage, and slander (Ephesians 4:31)
- Sexual immorality, impurity, greed, foolish talk, and vulgar joking (Ephesians 5:3-5)

And I put own my new self, I choose to walk in the Spirit by being:
- Humble, patient, gentle, and peaceful (Ephesians 4:2-3)
- Truthful (Ephesians 4:25)
- Kind, compassionate, and forgiving (Ephesians 4:32)
 
So, God,  am committed to:
- Studying the Scripture so that I know your truth by heart
- Guarding my heart so that I protect my soul (my mind, ambitions, emotions, and moral compass)
- Allowing the Spirit to renew my thoughts and attitudes to align them with the Truth
- Living in the way that is consistent with my new life in Christ and my God-like righteousness gifted to me through Jesus and His sacrifice 

Father God, I stay strong, firm, unshakable, empowered by your truth.

I am choosing to be the DOER of the Word and not just a mere HEARER (James 1:21-22). 

Thank you, God, for making my path straight, protecting me from Satan’s deception by instilling your truth in me, and teaching me how to guard my heart.

In Jesus’ name. 

Amen.


3/4/2018 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

The Shoes of Peace

Spiritual Warfare Prayer #4 #PrayersByAnna

Dear God,

Your peace rules now in my heart,
With love and joy and full devotion.
I don't pursue or seek it hard -
From abiding in Christ comes this sacred emotion. 

Father God, spiritual warfare is real.

Satan is an invisible enemy but he is not fictional. 

I understand that in the earthly unstable world, your peace gives me a firm grip and stability, God, your peace is my guard and protector.

I know these five truths:
- Having faith in God’s Promises leads me to praying genuinely
- Praying  honestly opens up my heart to trusting the path I am on as I walk with Christ
- Trusting my journey opens my mind’s eyes to recognizing good things in hardships and being grateful
- Gratitude leads me out of fear into the peace that passes all understanding
- Experiencing peace, I surrender all my worries, judgements, anger, and sadness in faith and I experience the joy of the Lord

Father God, I know Satan’s cruel intentions are:
- Discord
- Division
- Disturbance
- Disruption
- Deception

I know that Satan wants me to feel:
- Devastated
- Disoriented
- Discouraged
- Distressed
- Depressed
- Defeated

God, I understand that a life without peace is unprotected, crippled, hindered from growth, and unable to move forward.

Father, I understand that true peace is not defined as the absence of chaos but instead refers to my overall inner deep harmony and wholeness.

I understand that true peace is detected and measured when uncertainty, confusion, instability, or even chaos abound but I remain steadfast and confident in your, God, promises.

Father God, you asked me to:
- Remember that I am holy and loved
- Be compassionate, kind, and patient
- Accept and forgive people
- Show humility and gentleness
(Colossians 3:12-15)

You requested of me to:
- Live life worthy of the calling I received
- Be humble, gentle, patient, and loving
- Make every effort to be at peace
(Ephesians 4:1-3)

God, I want to be at peace with you and to have your peace. I understand that the supernatural power of standing firm under the incredible pressures of daily life is only possible through the deep-seated sense of peace and confidence found in a saving relationship with you, God.

Heavenly Father, with the Holy Spirit in me, the fruit of my faith placed in Christ is:
- Love
- Joy
- Peace
- Patience
- Kindness
- Goodness
- Faithfulness
- Gentleness
- Self-Control 

God, I am intentional about allowing the peace of Christ to rule in my heart. I understand that you, God, called me to have a life of peace (Colossians 3:15).

Heavenly Father:
- I place my trust in the Lord (Philippians 4:6-7)
- I let the peace of Christ rule in my heart (Colossians 3:15)
- I focus on Lord God (Isaiah 26:3-4)
- I am grateful (Colossians 3:15)

Having my feet fitted with such peace, God, that only your Gospel brings, guided by the Spirit, I am ready for anything the enemy tries to send my way.

So, I declare right here and right now that I am committed to:
- Walking in Christ and having peace (Colossians 2:6)
- Moving forward in life with confidence (Isaiah 52:7)
- Taking every anxious thought captive and submitting it to Christ (2 Cor 10:4-5)
- Being ready for victory that’s already been won on my behalf (Ephesians 6:15)

Thank you, God, for the blessing of the Armor that helps me face this Spiritual warfare:
- The sword of the Spirit
- The helmet of salvation
- The shield of faith
- The shoes of peace
- The breastplate of righteousness
- The belt of truth
- The weapon of prayer


In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, I pray.

Amen.

3/11/2018 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

The Shield of Faith

Spiritual Warfare Prayer #5 #PrayersByAnna

Dear God,

My faith reveals my reliance on you. It’s what I believe you say - in action. My faith shows how much I trust your word, your truth. I know I can only see and experience the benefits of my faith when I take action according with your word of truth.
 
Father God, I know that you haven’t placed your promised within my hands but within my reach. I know my responsibility is to take action upon your promises.

God, I also know that Satan wants me distracted, unfocused, confused, exhausted with busyness, so that I don’t pursue what you called me to pursue.

God, I want to live out of the faith place stepping into the deep waters trusting that you will come true.

God, I pray and ask. I believe and expect. I see your faithfulness and I receive your blessings by practicing my active faith.

God, I know from Hebrews 11:1 that faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we don’t see.

God, I am committed to the following four practices of active faith:
#1. I understand and wholeheartedly believe your promises, God
#2. I act in every aspect of life upon your promises
#3. I live my life like your every promise to me is true even when I don’t see it
#4. I seek sound direction, clarity, and confirmation in faith from you, God, in all aspects of life

God, I choose to live with unwavering confidence in your promises. I walk forward in accordance with the truth revealed in your Word. I push past my fear, my doubt, my insecurity, I take action in your power, God. I take action in faith. Daily.


God, I know your Spirit works in me by: 
- Convicting me (John  16:8)
- Teaching me (1 John 2:27)
- Guiding me (John 16:13)
- Leading me (Matthew 4:1)

God, you have given me not the spirit of fear but power and love and sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

So, God, my actions are not driven by my feelings. I act in accordance with your trustworthy promises. I trust you, God.

Thank you, God, for the blessing of the Armor that helps me face this Spiritual Warfare:
- The sword of the Spirit
- The helmet of salvation
- The shield of faith
- The shoes of peace
- The breastplate of righteousness
- The belt of truth
- The weapon of prayer

In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, I pray.

Amen.


3/18/2018 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

The Helmet of Salvation

Spiritual Warfare Prayer #6 #PrayersByAnna

Dear God,

Thank you for my helmet of salvation. It protects my head, my brain, my mind in the daily battle, in this Spiritual Warfare, it keeps me focused on Jesus and eternity.

Father God, I live every day in light of eternity and the promised future in heaven with you. This perspective changes how I live my daily life. 

God, I received my salvation and I am redeemed.

My salvation has an incredible impact of my present  and not just my future. I know, God, that I can only experience the benefits of my salvation in the present to the extent to which I myself apply the gifts you’ve blessed me with when I received my salvation.

Heavenly Father, I know that receiving salvation is not the same as applying salvation. Received salvation redeems us and applied salvation restores, shields, and protects us. God, the present-tense effectiveness of my salvation is in my justification and sanctification.

Christ died on the cross for me. Because of His actions, my actions don’t count, I have been justified, my debt is paid, I am free from sin and guilt, I am at peace, I am new, I have a second chance, you’ve given me the fresh start, nothing is weighing me down because any and all of my mistakes, failures, faults - all have been paid (Romans 5:9).

Christ lives through me. I am becoming more Christ-like.

On my journey of sanctification, you’re teaching me, God, how to be like Jesus as you’re preparing me for my eternity. Through this process of sanctification, God, you are transforming my mind, will, and emotions - my soul.

God, my justification happened in the past. Jesus died for me and paid off all my debts.

My glorification is in the future, where I will be in heaven with you.

And my sanctification is my daily living in your name, God.

That’s what I know about my salvation. My salvation today is my journey of sanctification, becoming more Christ-like. Thanks for teaching me, God.

Father God, I know my salvation’s power: salvation’s rescuing power - Christ rescued me from my flesh and sin; and salvation’s restoring power - Christ who lives through me restores me from my past and makes me new and transformed. 

Salvation enables me to lead a whole, healthy life, not a life fractured by the enemy’s deceptive schemes.

God, I am confidently walking from my justification toward my glorification through my sanctification.

And I thank you for the journey.

God, I am inspired by your blessings. I am aspired to live the life that’s of your glory. I am motivated to take bold, focused, consistent, massive action in your name, God, to do well with the blessings I received from you, the lavish and boundless inheritance.

God, I know for a fact that my mindset, my lifestyle, and my daily choices as your daughter, a royal child, all are based on my wealthy scripture-income status. 

God, with that, I have your peace, your infinite intelligence, your endless kindness, unconditional love, and your ability to plan and execute greatness. 

My salvation is my liberation!

My salvation must not only be received but also applied.

God, I understand that as the man thinks so is he (Proverbs 23:7). And so I choose my thoughts carefully. I submit my thoughts to your truth, your word, the Gospel.

My heavenly father, I know from Isaiah 26:3-4 that “You will keep whoever's mind is steadfast in perfect peace” so I trust you, God. My mind is steadfast, focused on eternity, and trusts your promises. God, you protect with the helmet of salvation my soul: my mind (thoughts), my will (ambition), my emotions (feelings), and my conscience (moral compass).

God, you gave me the helmet of salvation but without proactively putting it on and working out my salvation, I have a mind that’s unprotected, unshielded, and vulnerable to Satan’s assault.

So, I rehearse every day, God, who I am in Christ:

I am forgiven
I am accepted
I am renewed
I am healed
I am loved
I am righteous
I am blessed
I am anointed
I am beautiful
I am free
I am worthy
I am valuable
I am holy
I am alive
I am God’s masterpiece
I am a disciple of Jesus
I am fearfully and wonderfully made
I am a citizen of heaven
I am a child of God
I am noble and lovely
I am a difference-maker
I am a Princess
I am special and chosen
I am justified and sanctified
I am God’s glory on display
I am light
I am a peacemaker
I am not alone
I am new and transformed
I am disciplined
I am thoughtful
I am decisive
I am clear and focused
I am prudent
I am powerful
I am victorious
I am confident
I am strong
I am courageous
I am patient
I am wise
I am intentional
I am loving
I am kind
I am creative
I am gifted
I am peaceful
I am faith-filled
I am joyful
I am protected
I am grateful
I am hopeful
 
Everything you, God, said about me. This daily rehearsing of my identity in Christ renews my mind and cultivates the health I need to make wise choices in all aspects of life and living in a way that’s pleasing to you, God. 
 
Father God, I take responsibility for my thoughts, I remember my identity in Christ, I take every one of the 30,000 thoughts I’m thinking daily - captive and submit each to the truth of your word, God, I dwell on who I am in Christ: I am God’s masterpiece created in God’s own image, here to glorify God.
 
So, God, I dwell daily on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy” — I think about such things, God (Philippians 4:8).

Thank you, God, for the blessing of the Armor that helps me face this Spiritual warfare:
- The sword of the Spirit
- The helmet of salvation
- The shield of faith
- The shoes of peace
- The breastplate of righteousness
- The belt of truth
- The weapon of prayer

In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, I pray.

Amen.


3/25/2018 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

The Sword of The Spirit

Spiritual Warfare Prayer #7 #PrayersByAnna

Dear God,

Thank you for the sword of the Spirit, my weapon that’s both offensive and defensive - the word of God. 

God, the sword of the Spirit is the kind of weapon that both protects and attacks. It is your, God, utterance, your spoken word, your powerful speech sequence addressed directly to me and my life circumstances. I find all the right answers in the Bible.

I understand that "The Word of God" term has three translations:

Graphe - the word on the page, the ink, the paper, the physical book itself. 

Logos - the message of the graphe, the actual substance of what is said in the book.

Rhema - the utterance of God, the spoken, living word of God.

Matthew 4:4 says: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”

God, your word is dwelling in me because your Spirit lives in me. I know your word. I understand your word. I listen to the Holy Spirit speak to me in every situation. The sword of the Spirit protects and guides me in the daily battle with Satan, in this spiritual warfare, it keeps me focused on Jesus, your will for my life,  and my eternity.

Father God, Hebrews 5:12 says “You have been believers for so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God's word.”

God, every day I realize that I need you to teach me and guide me and lead me. Your living word is my teacher. There’s answer to every life situation. There’s wisdom and plan for my life - all in your word. In The Bible, the Gospel of truth. 

I live every day in light of eternity and the promised future in heaven with you. This perspective changes how I live my daily life. I live my life by your guidance. I ask you for it every day. I don’t rely on my own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). Instead, I pray and listen for answers from your, God, Spirit, who lives in me. 

My prayer is this.

Lord, I need you every hour, every moment of every day.
I need your guidance, your mercy, hold on to me tight.
I need you to never let go of me as I pray.
I need you to lead me, to renew me, to help me stay humble & kind. 
 
Every morning I start with my list of gratitude, God.
Every day I realize my weakness and your strength in it.
Every moment I reach out to you because I never forgot,
That I need you... without you I've already reached my limit. 


 
Father God, I take responsibility for my thoughts, words, actions, habits, and lifestyle. You speak truth to me about all of the above and you gave me free will to choose to follow and obey your leadership or to walk in my deadly flesh every day and be wordly.
 
You have already overcome the world (John 16:33).
 
I remember my identity in Christ, I remember your 3573 promises, I remember my justification, salvation, and sanctification for future glorification. I take every one of the 30,000 thoughts I’m thinking daily - captive and submit each to the truth of your word, God, I dwell on who I am in Christ. I dwell daily on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy” — I think about such things, God (Philippians 4:8).
 
I am using the sword of the Spirit to listen to your, God, living word guide my life and help me navigate the daily battles of the spiritual warfare using this powerful weapon in both defensive and offensive ways to protect and to also attack. I am remembering who I am, whose I am, why I’m here, and what the purpose of it all is - to glorify you, God.

Thank you, God, for the blessing of the Armor that helps me face this Spiritual warfare:
- The sword of the Spirit
- The helmet of salvation
- The shield of faith
- The shoes of peace
- The breastplate of righteousness
- The belt of truth
- The weapon of prayer

In the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, I pray.

Amen.


4/29/2018 © Anna Szabo, JD, MBA

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How To Practice a Daily Spiritual Warfare Prayer

1. Use prayer as your weapon. Declare the goodness, sovereignty, and victory of God in your prayers out loud. Claim your gifts of joy, peace, wisdom, and contentment. Confront the enemy with the weapon of prayer.

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2. Understand and accept the truth of God regarding your identity in Christ, His grace, forgiveness, loving-kindness, and His good plan. Be resilient to stress, stable in trials, resistant to spiritual injuries, and unshakable under the pressures in adversity. Use the truth of God’s word as an antidote to Satan’s pathetic yet clever lies.

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3. Wear the breastplate of righteousness. Examine your heart’s condition. Understand what your soul is and what its value is so that you can recognize and resist Satan’s attacks and temptations. Dwell on God’s righteousness in you.

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4. Stand firm, planted in your shoes of peace no matter the drama Satan is cultivating in your life. Have faith in God’s promises. Pray genuinely. Trust your journey. Keep your mind’s eyes open to recognizing good things in hardships. Feel grateful. Enjoy the peace that passes all understanding. Surrender all your worries, judgments, anger, and sadness to the Lord.

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5. Shield yourself with faith. Call on the name of God stating His scriptures back to Him as a reminder of your unshakable faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s 3573 promises. Ask God for wisdom, discernment, clarity, blessings, and courage. Leverage the power of your faith in Christ.

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6. Put on your helmet of salvation daily. Wear your identity in Christ. Accept and embrace who God says you are. Challenge your perception of self against God’s truth about you as His child. Leverage the power of your identity as a child of God. Apply your salvation every day.

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7. Master the sword of the Spirit. Take responsibility for your thoughts, words, actions, habits, and lifestyle. Be in fellowship with the Spirit at all times. Abide in Christ instead of walking in your own power. Ask for the Lord’s guidance and leadership in every situation, every moment of every day. Learn from the lessons God teaches you. Be wise.

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Summary

This article offered you my seven proven spiritual warfare prayers. Use them whenever you’re attacked by Satan. Guard yourself with Biblical protection to stand strong against the clever, premeditated evil schemes of the enemy.

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