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Spiritual warfare is a very real and very important aspect of our lives as Christians. That’s why I think it’s really important for us to be equipped with prayers for spiritual warfare.

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.

Ephesians 6:12

6 prayers for spiritual warfare

Prayer for protection

Mighty God, we ask for your protection. As the battle rages around us, protect us from evil, from those who seek to do harm. In our world, we see this evil in so many different forms, and we pray for courage and boldness to stand up against them; playing our role in this battle even when it feels like the enemy is winning. Surround us with your love, comfort and hope as you walk alongside us through every fight we face in this world. Amen.

Prayer for discernment

God of truth, help us to recognise what is good and what is evil. Do not let our eyes be deceived, and do not allow people to twist the truth for their own gain. May we always be able to discern right from wrong, even when the world seems back to front. Lead us and guide us. Reveal your will to us and help us to be obedient to you. Allow us to reveal the truth to those around us, so that more people will recognise what is truly good. Amen.

Prayer for light in the darkness

God of light, when the world around us feels dark and hopeless – remind us that you are the light of the world. Shine brightly so that we may always remember that light cannot be overcome by darkness. Even in the deepest, darkest valleys, you are there with us. Bring us comfort, peace and hope. Guide us, help us, walk alongside us. Help us also to shine your light in our lives, so that those around us will recognise the goodness and hope that we have found in you. May everyone’s eyes be opened to the light amongst the darkness – whatever situations they may find themselves in. Amen.

Prayer for the armour of God

Protector God, as we face the battles of this world, help us to put on the full armour of God.
The belt of truth.
The breastplate of righteousness.
Feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
The shield of faith.
The helmet of salvation.
The sword of the spirit.
Equip up Lord, with all that we need to fight with courage, truth and boldness – firm in the knowledge that you are with us. Amen.

Prayer for victory

Saviour God, even as we fight against the darkness in this world, help us always to remember that you have already one the battle. You are victorious. You have paid the price for our sin, and defeated death. May we live in the hope and freedom that this truth gives us – confident that darkness will not win, that light will never be overcome. Amen.

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