Prayers, Prayers for the Lost

Prayers for Prodigals and Unsaved Loved Ones

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Arthur A Dixon (available at Fine Art America)

I’ve received many prayer request over the years for unsaved loved ones and lost family members and felt led to reshare links to past posts from my blog: scripture-based, therefore, powerful prayers for lost loved ones.

How to Pray for Prodigals (Even When They Love Their Sins)

Excerpt: “Father, thank You for Your powerful Word, name, and blood I can use to destroy the works of the devil in the earth as Your co-laborer and joint-heir. Including for my child.

I rebuke the devil and pull down every stronghold, trap, deception, and confusion that thief is using against [child’s name]. I command his/her blinded mind to be set free in the name of Jesus. That the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ may shine on him/her in its fulness. That he/she may see sin as You see it, so he/she turns from it and towards You.

I stand in the gap for [child’s name] and pull down strongholds, casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. And bring every thought, every lie of satan, into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

A Powerful and Effective Prayer for Unsaved Loved Ones

Excerpt:“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9)

Father, thank You that it is Your will that none perish but all be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Thank You for hearing my cries for [loved one’s name] and passionately pursuing him/her.

I use my blood-bought authority and rebuke the enemy and cancel, destroy, and render ineffective every plot, plan, trap, and tactic he is using to keep the mind of [loved one’s name] blinded from “the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.”


PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR: 2021 – Blessing and Dedicating it to the Lord from Beginning to End – A YEAR TO RECOVER ALL (But it won’t be easy)

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And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 90:17

Father, we praise You for new beginnings in our lives and for Your many – YES and AMEN – promises available for us to possess when we join our faith with Your will. Oh, You are so good and worthy to be praised. We bless Your name, O God!

It’s been a rough year, Father. A year of isolation, destruction, warfare, and where many lies of the enemy were spread and believed even by Your very own. By Your Spirit, we also know the spiritual war and the battle in the natural realm is far from over.

Lord God, I believe that President Trump won and will be the president once again for the next four years and that will come with much demonic opposition in the spirit realm, working through those whom have given place to the devil. Therefore, will be seen in the natural realm. Because of this, we must stay in daily prayer and spiritual warfare to quench, foil, and destroy the enemy’s plans. Lead us by Your Spirit, Lord.

Many of Your children have taken for granted the blessing of having Trump as president and have failed to see all he’s done to protect and even restore our religious freedoms according to the constitution. They had their eyes on him and his imperfections and not on You and Your grace and all You can do through a willing vessel. We repent on their behalf, Lord. Have mercy on us.

Yes, Lord, we took what You did through our president for granted and didn’t use his first four years to take back the land the enemy has been stealing from us for decades. But, we have eyes to see that when he is reelected that the war will rage on and that we can be complacent NO MORE, Lord God.

Help us, Father. Give us divine wisdom, discernment, strategies, prayer strategies, spiritual warfare strategies, incite, and plans on how to put our faith into ACTION and recover all as David did.

We need You, Lord. We cannot navigate these landmines, these demonic strongholds that WE, the church allowed, without Your guidance with the goal of displacing and destroying them that Your kingdom be established in their place.

Let us, Your people, settle for nothing less than to RECOVER ALL!

“And nothing of theirs was lacking, either small or great, sons or daughters, spoil or anything which they had taken from them; David recovered all,” (1 Sam 30:19).

Lord, show us exactly how to take back everything, every single thing, nothing lacking of what has been taken from us. There is much for us to do. It’s not going to be a year of passivity but a year of actively taking back our land, the United States of America, and for each nation to actively take their land back.

Help us take back our children and their schools, the unborn and their total protections and right to life, our freedoms, medical freedoms, all parental rights that have been stolen. Put boldness in Your people and this nation and the nations to REFUSE tyranny, masks, lockdowns, mandatory vaccinations, or to be ruled by oppressors. No, the government works for us, not the other way around!

Put a fight and fire in Your people, Lord, that refuses to bow to evil. A “roll up our sleeves and let’s get to work for the Lord in taking back our nation for You” fight and fire.

We will not go back to church as usual, church pre-lockdowns. No, we will be the church, not play church. Help us, Lord. Anoint us with Your love, Holy fire, and warrior Spirit. Baptize every last one of Your children with the baptism of the fire of the Holy Spirit. We can do nothing without You and Your power in this fight.

We dedicate 2021 to You, Lord, from beginning to end, and we ask that You bless it from beginning to end.

Bring great turnaround, Lord. Let us see great deliverances from the wicked in this land and the nations. Before our eyes, let us see the long overdue justice against the wicked and corrupt in America and the nations who’ve oppressed the poor and needy for far too long.

Let us eat the best of the land, the fat of the land according to Your Word. Break debt off of America that she be blessed to be a blessing. Cause us to prosper in every way, Lord. Break lack and poverty off Your people in America and the nations. Cause the wealth of the wicked to be transferred to the righteous, Your children, in 2021, Lord God.

Lord, cause every evil thing the wicked have sown of the flesh to come down on their heads all at once, according to Your Word, Lord. We are tired, Lord. Tired of seeing the wicked get away with their evil works. Tired of seeing them prosper in the land. Tired of seeing babies ripped from their mother’s womb. Tired of seeing them exalt themselves in the land and the nations mocking You and Your people. Tired of seeing a great many of Your children compromise (e.g. on pro-life issues) therefore continuing to give place to the devil. We know the church has a role that allowed these things, and for this, we repent.

Show us our parts in all of this as Your warriors, Your ecclesia – legislative and governing authority in the earth. Therefore, a body greatly responsible for what we see happening in the earth. What we allow in the earth. For we know we partner with You and Your Word in order for Your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Your mercy, go before us, Father, and make every crooked place straight.

Fight for us, Lion of Judah, according to Your Word:

“The Lord will go forth like a warrior, He will arouse His zeal like a man of war. He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail against His enemies,” (Isaiah 42:13).

We look to You, where our help comes from. We thank You for the great and mighty victories over the works of the devil we will see in 2021 as we pray Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven AND act on our faith as needed to recover all in Jesus’ name, amen.

Discernment, Prayers

You Don’t Have to Be the Devil’s Prey When You Watch and Pray

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” (1 Peter 5:8).

“There are times when we have been led astray & misled others by sharing belief systems that were not true. Correct us, Lord, so we will not work against You & be on the wrong side of history. We decree that the anti-Christ spirit will not have access to this nation on our watch!” – Pastor Sheets

These are important and timely words from our brother in Christ.

As children of God, we are called to be on high alert. Actively watchful of the devil’s plots, plans, and schemes against us, our family, the church, and our nation. The enemy seeks whom he may devour. The Lord doesn’t want it to be you.

Be sober [calm, disciplined] and vigilant [cautious, aware]! You don’t have to be the devil’s prey when you watch and pray.

It’s EXTREMELY important to have a humble heart in our walks with the Lord. EVERY believer has been exposed to unscriptural teachings and has had to unlearn them with the help of the Holy Spirit. Any believer who believes he/she is immune is most in danger of being deceived.

Over the past few years, the Lord has had me unlearning the unbelief taught from our very pulpits that cause His children to deny His very blood and power. I am so thankful to the Lord for helping me see and escape those traps of the enemy that were not only keeping me captive but ineffective for the kingdom of God.

“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak,” (Matthew 26:41).

Lord, give us great discernment, so we have eyes to see and ears to hear in EVERY situation. Help us watch and pray. Holy Spirit, lead us into all truth and shut the mouths of lying lions in Jesus’ name, amen.