A Prayer to Break the Spirit of Deception
Deception is the devil’s tactic. His only hope to take out believers is to get them to believe a lie. He does it so subtly as to make it almost seem true. Almost.
If you’re walking in the light of the truth, you won’t fall for it. But if you’ve allowed the hype in the media, Facebook™ or CNN to influence your thinking, you’re at risk. The only protection from deception is being rooted and grounded in the Word of God.
If you think you are above being deceived—you already are deceived. We all have to work to protect ourselves. To begin, here is a prayer to break the spirit of deception and remain guarded from it.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You that You are the Way, the Truth and the Life—the only Truth and the only Way. I thank You that You desire that I have truth in my inward parts and that I walk in the freedom that comes only from walking in the light of Your truth.
Father, today I take a stand against any deception trying to take root in my life. I bind deception and lies right now in the Name of Jesus. I curse every attempt of the devil to get me to buy a lie.
I refuse to be tempted to believe lies wrapped in truth and things that sound good or sound right, but do not line up with Your Word.
I declare that I walk in love toward all people, which is a defense against deception. I ask, Lord, that when people—even proclaiming Christians—exalt new ideas over the Word of God, that I will be quick to recognize it—that I will look to Your Word for guidance and confirmation, not to man.
I ask that every veil be removed from my eyes, that I will not be blinded by the opinions of others, by the thoughts and ideas of the world, but I will know the true voice of my Shepherd.
Lord, I ask that You bring conviction upon me for any areas where I have fallen into believing a lie. Show me these areas, and bring them to my mind. I ask that You cause me to humble myself, repent and get back on the road of truth.
Your Word says You set the captives free, and I declare today that I am free of deception.
I praise You and thank You that You keep me safe in Your truth and that I will always have the desire to abide in You, no matter what persecution I may face.
In Your Name, I pray. Amen.
When you allow the Lord to bring areas of deception to your mind, and you repent and turn back to truth—nothing will ever hold you back. Even if they are ideas your entire family has embraced, you can go free. You don’t ever have to be the victim of deception when you guard your heart diligently every day of your life.
Scriptures: Psalm 51:6; Isaiah 61:1; John 12:36, 14:6; 1 John 1:5; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 3:13; 2 Corinthians 11:13-14; Hebrews 13:9
Watch Gloria Copeland and Billye Brim teach you why your mind is the greatest battlefield.