Opening Prayer for Freedom Ministry

Pray the following opening prayer out loud before moving through any of the freedom steps. You don’t have to say the scripture addresses. 

Taking Hold of the Truth

Dear Heavenly Father, I know that you desire truth in the inner self and that facing this truth is the way to freedom (John 8:32). I acknowledge that I have been deceived by the father of lies, and the philosophies of this fallen world, (John 8:44) and that I have deceived myself (1 John 1:8). I pray in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ that You, Heavenly Father, will rebuke all deceiving spirits by virtue of the shed blood and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since by faith I have received Christ into my life and am now seated with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6), I command all deceiving, unclean spirits to depart from me. I now ask the Holy Spirit to guide me into all truth (John 16:13). I ask You to “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way” (Psalm 139:23,24). In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen

Doctrinal Affirmation

I recognize that there is only one true and living God (Exodus 20:2,3), who exists as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that He is worthy of all honor, praise and worship as the Creator, Sustainer, the Beginning and End of all things (Revelation 4:11; 5:9,10; Isaiah 43:1,7,21). I recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1,14).

I believe that He came to destroy the works of the enemy (1John 3:8), that He disarmed the demonic powers and made a public display of them, having triumphed over them (Colossians 2:15). I believe that God has proven His love for me because when I was still a sinner Christ died for me (Romans 5:8). I believe that He delivered me from the domain of darkness and transferred me to His Kingdom, and in Him, I have redemption, which is the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13,14).

I believe that I am now a child of God (1 John 3:1-3), and I am seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). I believe that I was saved by the grace of God through faith, that it was a gift and not the result of any works on my part (Ephesians 2:8).

I choose to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might (Ephesians 6:10). I put no confidence in my own strength and intellect (Philippians 3:3), for the weapons of my warfare are spiritual and not of the flesh (2 Corinthians 10:4). I put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17), and I resolve to stand firm in my faith and resist the evil one.

I believe that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18) and that He is the head over all rule, authority, and every spiritual principality and power (Colossians 2:10). I believe that the enemy is subject to me in Christ because I am a member of Christ’s body, (Ephesians 1:19-23). I, therefore, obey the command to submit to God and resist the devil (James 4:7), and I command him in the name of Jesus Christ to leave my presence.

I believe that apart from Christ I can do nothing (John 15:5), so I declare my complete dependence on Him. I choose to live in Christ in order to bear much fruit and glorify the Lord (John 15:8). I announce to all unclean spirits that Jesus is my Lord (1 Corinthians 12:3). I reject any fake gifts or works of the enemy in my life.

I believe that the truth will set me free (John 8:32) and that walking in the light of God and associating with Christians will bring blessings on my life. (1 John 1:7). Therefore, I stand against the enemy’s deception by taking every thought captive in obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). I declare that the Bible is the only trustworthy standard (2 Timothy 3:15-17). I choose to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). I choose to present my body as an instrument of righteousness, a living and holy sacrifice, and I will continually renew my mind by reading the living Word of God in order that I may prove that the will of God is good, acceptable, and perfect (Romans 6:13; 12:1,2).

I ask my heavenly Father to fill me with His Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18), to lead me into all truth (John 16:13), and to empower my life so that I may live above sin and not carry out the desires of the old, evil nature that lives in me (Galatians 5:16). I crucify the flesh (Galatians 5:24) and choose to walk by the Spirit.

I willingly give up all selfish goals and choose the ultimate goal of love (1 Timothy 1:5). I choose to obey the greatest commandment, to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself (Matt. 22:37-39). Amen.

Next Steps

Now that you’ve said your opening prayer for freedom ministry, it’s time to start. Click here to access the steps to freedom teaching and prayers.