Prayer: Deliverance from the spirit of discouragement

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Discouragement is a spirit, a sin and a weapon of the devil. We have all been deceived for so long to think it is a mere feeling. It is not just a feeling. The Bible identifies the spirit of discouragement as a formidable force that seeks to weaken and hinder the hearts of God’s people. This malevolent spirit thrives on sowing seeds of doubt, despair, and hopelessness, attempting to shatter the spirits of the children of God. It manifests through overwhelming thoughts of inadequacy, defeat, and an overwhelming sense of despair. However, the Bible provides solace and guidance to overcome this spirit, for it is written, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). Through steadfast faith, prayer, and reliance on God’s promises, we can triumph over the spirit of discouragement, knowing that the divine power within us far surpasses any worldly obstacle that may come our way.

Ezra 4:4 Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building 

From the verse above, it is clear that discouragement is a deliberate weapon that the devil uses to counter the good work of God in the lives of his children. Many people who started the year pumped up and ready to achieve some goals have let go of them because they allowed thoughts of discouragement to talk them out of their lofty plans. Such people would have a thousand and one reasons why the plans they were once excited about are not worth chasing anymore. The truth is that if we give the devil a chance, he would give us a thousand more reasons why chasing after our God-given goals is an error. He would tell us why chasing after them is a waste of time and resources and why our efforts will not be successful.

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A Christian must be discerning to know that the spirit of discouragement is a lie from the pit of hell. Make up your mind to take a stand against it and pray your way to divine assurance in God’s promises till they come to pass.

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Lord deliver me from the spirit of discouragement

  • Thank you, Lord for your continuous faithfulness in my life, family and all that concerns me.
  • Thank you because you are willing and able to save me when I call.
  • Lord Jesus forgive me for all unrighteousness in Jesus name
  • Holyspirit give me the spirit of intercession and cause me to breakthrough as I pray
  • All that the devil is using discouragement to attack in my life, be delivered in Jesus name
  • My soul, chase and rest in the Lord and be delivered from the spirit of discouragement
  • Lord reawaken me, open my eyes to aspects of life where the devil  has outsmarted me  with discouragement
  • Aspects of my life that have stopped thriving because of discouragement, be delivered in Jesus name
  • All that the enemy has stolen, killed and destroyed with the spirit of discouragement be restored in Jesus name
  • I come out of everywhere discouragement has relegated me in Jesus name
  • Light of God dispel every shadow of discouragement in Jesus name.
  • Oh Lord, let Faith arise in me and put me back on the track of greatness
  • My heart align with my lips and seek God wholeheartedly in Jesus name
  • Lord help me see you for who you truly are in every circumstance
  • I rebuke every Spirit of Discouragement that makes me pray amiss
  • I believe in and receive divine assurance that God is with me, God is for me and not against me in Jesus name
  • In every area of pain Lord Jesus, I declare you are the balm of Gilead
  • In every area of weakness, Lord Jesus, I declare you are my strength
  • In every area of sickness, Lord Jesus, you are my healer
  • In every disappointment, Lord you are my divine assurance
  • Lord empower my spirit walk
  • Lord have mercy on me and forgive me for everyone I have discouraged and led out of your will with wrong counsel
  • I silence every voice of discouragement questioning the existence of my God. My God is alive, powerful and faithful
  • Eyes of my heart wear the lens of faith, my mind be enlightened in Jesus name
  • In every circumstance, I shall give thanks, I reject discouragement in Jesus name
  • Lord, I’m ready to start a new journey of faith and courage with you
  • Let your strength lead me out of weakness
  • I dissociate myself from all choices, association, environment  and lifestyle that encourages discouragement
  • My life become unconducive for the virus of discouragement
  • All projects that discouragement has caused me to abandon come alive in Jesus name
  • I receive fresh strength and confidence to advance to the promised land in Jesus name.

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