Psalm 51 – A Prayer for Restoration

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.
Be gracious to me, God,
according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.
Wash away my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me.
Against You—You alone—I have sinned

and done this evil in Your sight.
So You are right when You pass sentence;
You are blameless when You judge.
Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me.
Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach me wisdom deep within.
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
Turn Your face away from my sins
and blot out all my guilt.

10 God, create a clean heart for me
and renew a steadfast
11 Do not banish me from Your presence
or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore the joy of Your salvation to me,
and give me a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach the rebellious Your ways,
and sinners will return to You

14 Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God,
the God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
15 Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare Your praise.
16 You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;
You are not pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit.
God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

18 In Your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper;
build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 51:9 Lit Hide Your face
  2. Psalm 51:10 Or right
  3. Psalm 51:12 Or and sustain me with a noble spirit
  4. Psalm 51:17 Lit The sacrifices of God are
  5. Psalm 51:18 Or rebuild


Source – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+51&version=HCSB

Prayer for protection – personal

Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12)

Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
Strengthen us in the power of Your might, O God. Dress us in Your armor so that we can stand firm against the schemes of the devil. We know that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.(Ephesians 6:10-12)
You are our keeper, O Lord, the shade on our right hand. Protect us from all evil and keep our soul. Guard our going out and our coming in. From this time and forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Credit– by Lynn Cooke

Powerful prayer over her husband: Satisfaction in God alone

I praise You, the God of all wisdom for husbands. Thank You, God, for knowing the longings of my husband’s heart far better than I do. You know why he hungers for ______ and ______. You know how these yearnings affect his decisions and how those decisions affect our marriage.

You are the God who satisfies the longing soul. You fill the hungry soul with good things. Here is _____’s heart and soul, Lord. I lift him up to You and ask You to fill him with the good You know He needs Matthew 6:8

The world offers _____ so many things to temporarily satisfy his needs. Temptations abound, but You are his shield and his defender.  Please train him to resist the devil Psalm 28:7, Psalm 59:9, James 4:7

I celebrate that You triumph over every one of Satan’s schemes and the scars he has left on my husband’s heart. You are Jehovah Rapha, _____’s Healer. You are the restorer of his soul. Let the balm of Your perfect love and mercy touch the brokenness of his heart Genesis 50:20, Exodus 15:26, Psalm 23:3, Jeremiah 17:14

You joined Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, and when they came out unharmed, they didn’t even smell like smoke. Use their courage to inspire ____ to fear You only. I trust You to give him rest and satisfaction while protecting him from harm Proverbs 19:23

Spiritual Warfare Prayers Against Spiritual Oppression and Attacks and Destruction

Spiritual Warfare Prayers Against Spiritual Oppression and Attacks and Destruction
[by John Eckhardt]

I bind and cast out the spirit of Apollyon (Abaddon) in the name of Jesus. (Rev 9:11)

I am redeemed from destruction. (Ps 103:4)

I break all curses of destruction in my family and bloodline in the name of Jesus.

I renounce all pride that would open the door for destruction. (Pro 16:18)

Rescue my soul from destructions. (Ps 35:17)

Send Your Word, and deliver me from any destruction. (Ps 107:20)

The destroyer cannot come into my life or family in the name of Jesus. (Exo 12:23)

The destroyer cannot destroy my prosperity. (Job 15:21)

I am delivered from destruction that wastes at noonday. (Ps 91:6)

There is no wasting or destruction within my borders. (Isa 60:18)

I will enter in at the straight gate, and I will not walk in the path that leads to destruction. (Matt 7:13)

I bind the spirit of mammon that leads to destruction. (1 Tim 6:9–10)

I will keep my mouth and avoid destruction. (Pro 18:7)

I bind and rebuke the spirit of poverty that leads to destruction. (Pro 10:15)

I rebuke all destruction from my gates in the name of Jesus. (Isa 24:12)

Thank you Lord for delivering me.

Amen.

Prayer for a cheating spouse

“Dear Heavenly Father,

We come to you because there is a pain in _______________’s heart that runs so deep only you can repair it.

Lord, we trust in the goodness of you, but the goodness of people is not as reliable. Lord, I ask that you give __________________ the courage and wisdom to listen to your still small voice and protect his/her emotions as _________________ obeys what you tell him/her.

Lord, this will be the hardest task for ______________ to do, but he/she is able because ___________________ is not relying on himself/ herself this time. _______________ will completely rely on you for his/her strength. Please fill _____________ with all the love that he/she needs to make the decisions that are healthiest for him/her and the family.

Bless this child of God with the right people to surround and protect him/her with the proper support. Give _____________the courage to reach out for prayer and sound counceling.

Ground _______________ in the truth of your word, and show_______________ how precious he/she is in your sight. Build _________________’s self-worth in what you have to say about ____________________.

We cast down the worship of (name the spouse____________________). He/she is _______________ wife/husband, but ____________________ is not God.

_____________________ will not be put in God’s place in _________________’s life anymore. Give ____________ the power to see when he/she is becoming unbalanced in his/her love for his/her wife/ husband, as this is another form of idolatry and you do not take that lightly.

Lord, ______________________-desires to serve and honor you.

We ask that as he/she submits to you as the God in his/her life you will reward __________________quickly as this situation is heartbreaking and confusing. You are not the author of confusion so speak wisdom, understanding and strength to ________________.

In Jesus precious name, give ______________a double-fold increase in faith, trust and love for you and keep holding his/her hand as he/she walks down your path.

Gently turn his/her heart toward you, Lord and as he/she seeks your face, heal that heart so that ________________ will never be the same again. In Jesus’ name, we thank you for all that you are doing in the spiritual realm, for we go by faith not by sight, Amen.”
http://www.shalombewithyou.com/marriage-2/prayer-for-a-cheating-spouse/

Prayer for Return of a Wayward Spouse

Their mother has been unfaithful
and has conceived them in disgrace.
She said, ‘I will go after my lovers,
who give me my food and my water,
my wool and my linen, my oil and my drink.’
Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes;
I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.
She will chase after her lovers but not catch them;
she will look for them but not find them.
Then she will say,
‘I will go back to my husband as at first,
for then I was better off than now.’
Hosea 2:5-7

“Trusting in the promise that whatever I ask for in the name of your Son, Jesus, You Father will do it, with confidence in Our Lord’s words and in Your infinite power and love for me and for my [husband/wife]. I ask you, Father, to send Your Spirit to convict [person’s name] and to allow [him/her] to see all wrongs that [he/she] has done and how these actions offend Your infinite goodness.”

“Father, I ask in sorrow, knowing that You do not intrude upon free will, but that You can give Divine influence like you did with Hosea’s wife, that You send a hedge of thorns around [person’s name] so that [he/she] cannot find the paths that lead [him/her] away from me and our marriage. Even though [he/she] may pursue [his/her] sinful ways, [he/she] will not succeed in sinning against You. [He/She] shall not find satisfaction or happiness until [he/she] returns to me as my [wife/husband], where [he/she] may then be taught by Your Holy Spirit, the true meaning of marriage, sexuality and how to be good and loving in our marital relationship.”

“Father, I am powerless against these spiritual forces and recognize my utter dependence on You and Your power. Look with mercy upon me and upon my [wife/husband.] Do not look upon our sins, O Lord, rather look at the sufferings of your Beloved Son and see the Victim whose bitter passion and death has reconciled us to You. By the victory of the cross, protect us from all evil and rebuke any evil spirits who are attacking or influencing us in any way. Send them back to Hell and place a wall of protection around our marriage. Send your Holy Angels to watch over us and protect us.”

“Father, I ask these things through the most Holy Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. Thank you, Father, for hearing my prayer. I love You, I worship You, I thank You and I trust in Your infinite mercy and forgiveness. Amen.”
https://www.rejoiceministries.org/standing-firm-men-devotional/2012/07/06/prayer-of-spiritual-protection/

Prayer of defensive – binding and loosing

Lord, I thank You for this day and for my spouse! I am so grateful for the blessing You’ve given me, a person I can spend every day with and the one You’ve chosen for me to do Your will with in this world.
In Jesus’s name I bind Satan and all of his minions off of me, my husband/wife , and off of our whole house. I bind them from speaking to us, attacking us, influencing us, or working through us in any way in Jesus’s name.
I bind hate, anger, fear, greed, lust, deceit, envy, jealousy, pride, perversion, rage, malice, (whatever you or your family are struggling with)….. off of me and my spouse _____.And I loose the Holy Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control over me and my spouse _____ in Jesus’ name. [Also loose any other positive traits over your family].
I also bind my flesh and command it to be subject to the Holy Spirit that lives within me, in Jesus’s name. I serve God & God alone, and I choose to be used by Him alone.
Thank You Father for hearing our prayer! We ask all these things in Your son Jesus’s name, amen.