Power Prayer: My Heart Cry for Freedom from Harmful Habits
Updated: Feb 19
Words are merely words unless spoken from the heart. Before praying, read through this prayer and ask God to reveal truth to you. Harmful habits can include anything that steals your focus from God and keeps you in bondage. Pray (out loud) as God leads:
Father God, I come before you in awe and with a humble heart. You have done so much for me. You have saved my life from eternal destruction and I am grateful. I praise you for the blessings you have given me and for the goodness you have shown me. Thank you, Lord.
But Father, I often feel like a failure because I keep doing this thing I hate. You know I’m struggling and losing the battle in this area of my life. It doesn’t bring honor to you and I know it’s harmful to me. I can’t seem to get freedom from _________________ (NAME IT).
Father, I do realize anything that steals my focus from you is wrong. Not only is it wrong, it’s sin. Yes, I confess my sin to you, Lord. I acknowledge I am bound and you are my only hope. I’ve tried this on my own, but I have failed.
Thank you that Jesus died for me, with my sins, past, present and future, nailed to the cross with Him. You knew what my struggles would be and that You could and would provide a way of escape. You knew I would need your Holy Spirit to empower me to be free. Father, fill me to overflowing with your Holy Spirit and do a powerful work in me. I submit to You and I repent for allowing something other than You to control me.
Father, what is the root of this sin? Is there something in me, deep down, you want to surface? I haven’t wanted to go there, but I trust you to dig deeper and uncover anything that needs to be healed in me. I open myself to you. Sever the root of this issue and bring healing to my emotions, my soul, and my body. Restore health to my entire being.
Wholeness, Lord. I want to be healthy and whole, walking in freedom and pointing others to the only One who can accomplish this total transformation. I know Jesus came to set me free, to save me from the sin that so easily overtakes me.
I repent for my pride, arrogance and self-sufficiency, thinking I could gain control on my own. I ask you to do a work in me I can’t do in myself. I repent of my sin and renounce any generational ties to this problem with ______________ (NAME IT). I repent for serving the enemy which has resulted in my slavery to this sin.
I want complete freedom, Lord, and I surrender anything in me that resists your will. I lay my life on the altar of your love and ask you to take all of me.
Help me walk out my freedom moment by moment, day by day, growing stronger in my faith, in Jesus’ name.
Galatians 5:1, Romans 7:15, Romans 8:26, Hebrews 12:1-2
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