If you’re dealing with temptation, depression, oppression (your feelings and emotions are being robbed of you), etc., it can be difficult to know what to pray. Reading through Psalms works if you’re fighting a demon of pornography, battling depression, etc., or you just don’t know what to say when you’re praying.
Starting on Chapter 51, below are specific scriptures taken from Psalms that directly relate to fighting ALL demonic spirits.
You can do this yourself while reading through the whole book of Psalms, just like I did when I listed the scriptures below, just skip the ones that don’t pertain to your personal prayers.
You can download this document in PDF format at the bottom.
This is part 4 of this series, part 1 can be found here ↗.
When you say these scriptures, don’t just say them, “pray” them.
If you start reading (praying) and you feel like you don’t want to continue, PUSH through it.
Refer to strangers, men, nations, enemy, wicked, lions, etc., as demons.
The image above was taken from the film “Apparition.”
Start out by saying “Jesus, I repent of all of my sins. Please help me with my prayers. Thank you.”
1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
5Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
14Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
[Speaking to people who don’t repent and turn away from sins]
1Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
2Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor, you who practice deceit.
3You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
4You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue!
5Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin: He will snatch you up and tear you from your tent.
8But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.
9I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.
1The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
2God looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
3Everyone has turned away, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
1Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.
2Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.
3Strangers are attacking me; ruthless men seek my life — men without regard for God.
4Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
5Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
6I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.
7For he has delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.
1Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
2hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3at the voice of the enemy, at the stares of the wicked; for they bring down suffering upon me and revile me in their anger.
4My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me.
5Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
6I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest —
7I would flee far away and stay in the desert;
8I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”
9Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech.
16But I call to God, and the Lord saves me.
17Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
18He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many opposed me.
19God, who is enthroned forever, will hear them and afflict them.
21His speech is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.
22Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
23But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption;
bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.
1Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me; all day long they press their attack.
2My slanderers pursue me all day long; many are attacking me in their pride.
3When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
5All day long they twist my words; they are always plotting to harm me.
6They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, eager to take my life.
7On no account let them escape; in your anger, O God, bring down the nations.
8Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll — are they not in your record?
9Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.
10In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise —
11in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
12I am under vows to you, O God; I will present my thank offerings to you.
13For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
1Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
2I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
3He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; God sends his love and his faithfulness.
4I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts — men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be all over the earth.
6They spread a net for my feet — I was bowed down in distress. they dug a pit in my path — but they have fallen into it themselves.
7My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
8Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre. I will awaken the dawn.
9I will praise you, O Lord; I will sing of you among the peoples.
10For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be all over the earth.
6Break the teeth in their mouths, O God; tear out, O Lord, the fangs of the lions.
7Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows be blunted.
10The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.
1Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
2Deliver me from evil doers and save me from bloodthirsty men.
3See how they lie and wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, O Lord.
4I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!
6They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
7See what they spew from their mouths — they spew out swords from their lips, and they say, “Who can hear us?”
8But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you scoff at all those nations.
9O my Strength, I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
11In your might make them wander about, and bring them down.
12For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,
13consume them in wrath, consume them till they are no more.
14They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
15They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.
16But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
17O my strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.
1Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
2From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call is my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
4I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
5For you have heard my vows, O God.
1My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
2He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
5Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
6He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
11One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong,
12and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely you will reward each person according to what he has done.
1O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
3Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
4I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5My soul will be satisfied as with the riches of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
7Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
9They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.
11All who swear by God’s name will praise him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
1Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.
2Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evil doers.
3They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows.
4They shoot from ambush at the innocent man; they shoot at him suddenly, without fear.
5They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see them?”
6They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!”
7But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down.
8He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin.
10Let the righteous rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him; let all the upright in heart praise him!
3When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.
4Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
5You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas,
6who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength.
8Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy.