If you are looking for a prayer against evil- take a moment and take a breath. What you are feeling is very real, and do not let the enemy make you think otherwise!
The biggest tactic the enemy has is to convince us that he is not real or that his tactics are not real. This could not be further from the truth!
Do you sometimes feel like you’re in the middle of a spiritual battle? That’s because you probably are!
The Bible tells us that we live in a world filled with evil spirits. After all, the enemy’s home is on earth.
But don’t worry, we have the power to fight against them through prayer.
In this blog post, we will discuss spiritual warfare prayers and what they can do for you.
We will also provide a list of prayers against evil that you can use to protect yourself and your loved ones!
One thing to note before we start praying against evil
When I grew up, I often saw cartoons or movies with the idea of the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other shoulder.
Sometimes, we accidentally grow up with the idea that God and the enemy are equal.
Of course, if someone asked us point blank if we thought God and satan were equal we would say, “of course not!”.
However, when we feel spiritual warfare, sometimes we still subconsciously think of it as God v. satan.
In reality, there is no comparison.
The enemy thought he had a good fight in heaven, but in an instant, God won that battle and kicked satan out of heaven.
In summary, satan is very real and active and alive in trying to thwart the mission God gave us. But we don’t want to make anything in this post sound like we are giving the enemy too much credit here, because what the enemy could spend years trying to do God can do for us in an instant.
One of the best prayers against evil
One of the absolute best prayers against evil is a spiritual warfare prayer many of us turn to: Psalm 91.
One of the reasons that we often refer to Psalm 91 as a prayer against evil is because it is one of many psalms that involve the military. The psalmist is most likely a priest speaking to an army before battle, according to Longman’s interpretation of the Psalms.
This type of psalm is a psalm of confidence. The psalmist has confidence that if we have a real relationship with God no harm will come our way.
There are many metaphors about protection in this Psalm, which leads us to use this as a prayer against evil.
Ironically, the enemy quoted this psalm when tempting Jesus (Matthew 4:6, he uses Psalm 91:11-12.)
Satan tries to have Jesus throw himself off the highest point of the temple because angels would tempt him, and Jesus says not to put God to the test.
Satan used truth (this psalm) for evil. This is a reminder that we really need God’s truth as protection so we can overcome any evil thrown at us.
Another great prayer/Bible verse when trying to thwart the evil plan of the enemy is to pray Ephesians 6:10-11. This passage talks about the armor of God. It walks through how to put on the full armor to avoid the enemy’s schemes and plots.
If I’m going to pray spiritual warfare prayers, I have to know…what is “evil?”
Evil is defined as the “exact opposite of what is good or right.”
Evil starts as soon as the beginning of Genesis with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Once Eve ate fruit from the tree, she had the knowledge that there was even an opposite of good.
In her life, everything she knew before that was only “good.”
Most often though, when we are talking about evil in a spiritual sense, we are talking about the activities of Satan and his demons. They are real, active, and alive on earth today.
So how do we fight against them? With spiritual warfare prayers.
15+ Spiritual Warfare Prayers to use as a prayer against evil
Prayer to cancel the evil plan of the enemy
Dear God, I come before you today asking you to cancel every evil plan of the enemy against my life. I humbly but boldly ask that you defeat Satan as instantaneously as when you sent him out of heaven. Through you, I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me. Remind me that with your strength I can move mountains toward good and not evil. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayers against witchcraft
Dear God, I bind all dark forces that are at work against me. I break every curse, hex, and spell that has been placed upon me. I command all evil spirits to leave my presence now. The power of God is stronger than anything else that can come against me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Fear no evil prayer
Lord, I am not afraid of the darkness because You are with me and you are always with me. I am not afraid of what is happening around me. I will fear no evil because I know that You are in control. In your precious name, Amen.
Prayer for evil spirits to be removed
In the name of Jesus, I command all evil spirits to leave me now. Be gone! I renounce all ties to the kingdom of darkness and declare myself to be a child of God. This will never change. Amen.
Prayer to keep evil person away
Dear Father, I ask that You would protect me from the evil one, as well as evil ones in my life. Keep their evil intent and their evil plans away. I ask that You would give me strength to resist temptation and the wisdom to know Your will for my life. I know in the name of God and through your son Jesus Christ anything meant for evil can be used for good. Amen.
Prayer to keep evil away from my home
O Lord, I ask that You would surround my home with Your protection. Make it obvious that we follow the light and not dark. I pray that You will keep all evil away from us. I ask that You would give us wisdom to know how to live in a way that pleases You. Amen.
Prayer to remove evil spirits from home
Lord God, In the name of Jesus, I command all evil spirits to leave my home now. May there be no evil word shared here; but only glory to you. May no evil people enter, and prevent our house from receiving any black magic.
O God, I renounce all ties to the kingdom of darkness and declare my home to be a place of light and life in Christ. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer for protection from evil neighbors
O God, you know all of our lives inside and out. I don’t know what powers of darkness are going on over there but you do. Help us to perform good deeds to help prevent spiritual attacks anywhere we can. Please prevent any forces of evil from exiting their home.
Overall powerful prayers to keep evil away
Father God, I ask that You would protect me from the evil one and any evil spirits. I pray that You would keep him away from me and my family. I ask that You would give us strength to resist temptation and the wisdom to know Your will for our lives. In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen.
Almighty God, your power as the Holy Trinity is far beyond what a human mind can comprehend. I know who you are, and I know who is at your right hand. Lord God, I ask that you send guardian angels to protect me from the evil that is up against me.
Lord Jesus Christ, today I ask for good health. Turn away evil and turn healing hands toward me. May the word of the Lord be true, Amen.
Lord, this short prayer is to ask for your protection. May you protect me so I can praise your holy name, Amen.
Eternal Father, I know eternity doesn’t start when I leave earth, but has no beginning. Help me to be in daily prayer in this wonderful world of eternal life. With God’s help all things are possible. Amen.
Oh Lord, I know that your ways are always best. The love of God is the only way. The power of darkness is nothing compared to the power of You. Remind me that no evil plans have anything compared to your way.
Dear Lord, remind me every time that I am seeking the protection of God that you are always there. With your loving hands you don’t promise a long life, you promise an eternal life. Help me be the light of God and replace evil people in my life with those truly seeking you in their life. Amen.
Bible verses to combat spiritual warfare
- Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
- For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. (Galatians 5:17)
- 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)
- Dear Father, I ask that You would protect me from the evil one, as well as evil ones in my life. Keep their evil intent and their evil plans away. I ask that You would give me strength to resist temptation and the wisdom to know Your will for my life. I know in the name of God and through your son Jesus Christ anything meant for evil can be used for good. Amen. (Ephesians 6:12)
- no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)
God’s love and the power of the Holy Spirit can overcome any powers of evil. We hope that this blog post has been helpful in providing you with a list of spiritual warfare prayers and ways to pray against evil.
Remember, the enemy is real and active on the earth today. But we have the power to fight against him through prayer!
That is why all of these prayers against evil are more important now than ever.
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