5 Verses to Pray that will Help You Win the Spiritual Battle
I should have known it would happen. It happens almost every time.
And when I anticipate it, I seem to handle it better.
But this time, I wasn’t paying attention. I wasn’t prepared.
A spiritual battle!
I’ve been in a battle ever since I published the post — This is for You – the One Exhausted by Life.
Seriously, I felt pretty good when I worked on that post and yet, shortly after it went live I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders. I was in a funk.
The funny thing is … my life is good. I don’t have any obvious reasons to feel this heart heaviness.
Sometimes it’s the little things that start the funk. Things like…
Winter going on and on and on. Why in the world can’t the groundhog see his shadow when you’re counting on him?
The news is well, the news.
Fatigue makes it harder to cope with physical and emotional aches and pains.
And sometimes … the enemy just works overtime to steal our joy.
If you can relate … please join me as I pray Scripture against your spiritual battle because this fight needs Holy Spirit help and the full-on armor of God.
5 Verses to Pray that will Help You Win the Spiritual Battle
Satan is real and he loves to go to war against God’s children. The battle is real but the Good News is … you and I never have to fight alone.
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
Father, Satan is at it again. It feels like he’s working overtime trying to discourage me. I need your help. I have so many reasons to be thankful and rejoice and yet, I feel disheartened and bothered. And I don’t know why! It’s easier when I can come to You for help with a specific problem but this time the problem is me and I don’t know what to ask for. Please work on my heart, Father, and help me turn my thoughts to You. Jesus said His purpose was to give me a “rich and satisfying life.” And He has! I am Your child. I have everything I need. Thank you! Amen.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
Father, thank you for Your faithfulness. Thank you for Your strength and protection. You are on my side in the battle, fighting for me. Guide and direct me by the truth of Your Word and help me anticipate and prepare for every spiritual battle. And Father, help me obey Your will for me. You are always trustworthy and true. I can count on Your promises. You are with me. I will trust You to arm me with the weapons I need to fight and win this battle. Amen.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle, you will still be standing firm.
Father, the truth is … I cannot fight this battle on my own. But with the strength and protection You give in and through Your spiritual armor, I am fully equipped. You give the truth, the covering of Jesus’ righteousness, the peace that passes understanding, faith that rejects the enemy’s lies, the promise of an eternal future with You, Your all-powerful life-giving Word, and the Spirit who makes it all work together in my life. Your grace is sufficient. Thank you! Amen.
1 Corinthians 10:13
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.
Oh Father, how I love this promise. When I am tempted by sin, lies or distractions … You are willing to give me the strength and direction I need to follow You to safety. I face so many unpleasant consequences because I fail to keep my heart and mind focused on You. When the enemy attacks it’s so easy for me to look inward and feel sorry for myself or look at the problem trying to “fix” it. Forgive me! I need You. Help me remember that You faithfully go before me. You stand beside me. You are my rear guard. And Your Spirit is within me. I have everything I need. Amen.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Father, whatever I allow to fill my mind lives out in my words and actions through my attitude. When I think about things that are true, honorable, pure, lovely, admirable and worthy of praise … I am prepared for the battles that are sure to confront me. Help me, Lord. Strengthen me through Your Word and prayer and help me apply it to my life. Amen.
Father, You give me all I need to prepare for the battles ahead. You give me all I need to live with victory. You give me the blessings of hope and joy in Jesus. You give me the power of Your Holy Spirit. With Your help, I am prepared and equipped. As I read through Your Word, I know that even Your most faithful followers struggled with discouragement sometimes. Thank you for Your Word, Your promises, Your help. With You, there is hope and joy! Thank you, Father. In Jesus name. Amen.
I’m so thankful God does not leave us on our own to fight each spiritual battle. What a blessing to know He wants us to pray about everything … the good, the bad, and the random spiritual attack funk.
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Just what I needed, Deb; thank you! Adding these beautiful prayers to my arsenal right now. 🙂 God bless you, my friend. May you experience His peace in a fresh way today.
How amazing! The book I just reviewed on my blog is all about the influence, for good or for bad, of the spiritual realm. Yes, may we run to God quickly when we feel those dark thoughts and feelings trying to overtake and overcome us. God has the victory!
Deb, thank you so much for these verses. I’ve bookmarked this page. You are such an encouragement at just the right time! Blessings!
I love Philippians 4:8, but also love 4:4-8 as well. That entire passage can really encourage me when I’m struggling, Deb. It’s one I’ve been focusing on of late as well. Thanks for hosting and especially for the shout out! I really appreciate it!
It is no coincidence that I’m coming to this post after having written four verses on 3×5 cards to help me in my fight against sin and temptation. I’ll be adding these to the stack!
Blessings to you!
5 POWERFUL VERSES! Thanks for the arsenal of Scripture to battle the enemy 🙂 Praying you have a blessed weekend!
These verses are so cohesive to a life in Christ! Great focus. Thanks Deb
Thank you so much. God bless you and keep you rich with his mind, thoughts, peace, faithful, and joy. You are truly a blessing and I hope and pray that I will have the opportunity to meet you. Believing God has a plan and purpose for me and you.
I love all of these! One of my favorite I verses is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Nothing can help us walk through spiritual battle quite like the word of God!
Thanks for the feature this week, Deb! It blesses me. 🙂
I, too have found that having an arsenal of God’s word is the only thing to pull from when fighting this spiritual battle! Thank you so much for the feature! It made this newbie blogger’s heart skip a beat! I hope you have a wonder-filled weekend! Katy @ SYE
I am so sorry you have been in a spiritual battle. I am praying for you right now. I have to admit it made me a little nervous to go back and read your post but I did, and I loved it. Thank you for your words of wisdom.
Great post! I too have come under a great Spiritual warfare just recently.
God has our backs whether the battle is within or from outside forces He is there! Praise Him!
I so appreciate all of these verses! Thanks Deb!!
Thanks for the reminder of just how many promises we have when we’re in a spiritual battle! Thanks, too, for hosting. Blessings!
We do not know what to ask for, but when the Spirit of the Lord in us grown, He makes the perfect prayer.
Thanks for sharing.
Wow Thank you so much for this amazing post!!!! ❤
Thank you for shedding the light on how to pray.
Your doing us a big favour
May God bless you
Thank you, George! I appreciate your kind encouragement. God bless you!