But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed… (2 Corinthians 4:7-9 NKJV)

The apostle Paul reminds us of how the enemy tries to oppress us in every way possible. But in this same text, he reminds us of the fact that we may go through these oppositions, but are not destroyed. We may feel the weights of these attacks for surely they are not in our imaginations, but very real—yet we still have the victory through the power of Almighty God. Here is a prayer to fight that oppression.

Bless the Lord all my soul and all that is within me, bless Your Holy Name, Jesus. I come to You, my Lord, as the Father who holds all things: past, present, and future. I know You see all and know all, of the things that affect the life You have granted me. I thank You, Jesus, for coming to destroy the devil’s work of oppression. I stand on the truth of Your word and covenant asking for Your forgiveness in every area where I opened myself up to the voices of oppression. Please wash me with the blood of Christ and heal me with the stripes of Jesus.

I welcome the anointing of the Holy Spirit to break every yoke of bondage to all emotional desires of my past and present, and I cast my cares and fears upon You. Please release the oil of gladness upon my life, removing the spirits of heaviness and oppression, suicide, guilt, rejection, and worthlessness.

I take my authority and bind, blind, mute, and deafen all these spirits, casting them from me to the pit, in Jesus’ name. I ask that You correct any chemical imbalance in my body due to the presence of evil spirits, replacing their presence with the presence of the Holy Spirit; restoring my peace, joy, and righteousness in the Holy Spirit. I thank You for Your help in my time of need and for Your love for me. Please fill me with Your love that I may love others and forgive all who hurt me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:  The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee and give thee peace. (Numbers 6:24-26 KJV)

*Found this prayer at EternalLibrary.org.

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