Jesus came to pardon our sins, but He also came to heal the brokenhearted so we can walk in freedom.  Freedom from pain, guilt, shame, sin, and condemnation. By His wounds we are healed. May God continue to bless us on the path to complete restoration and healing in Him.  

Pleading for Deliverance

Posted by Kristina Croft on Saturday, May 14, 2011

Whether you're in the beginning stages of the healing process, or you and your husband have been walking in freedom for years, everyone needs deliverance at some point in their life (even multiple times). When I first discovered the news about my husband's sexual sin, I was at a loss as to how to help him. Until my friend gave me the book "The Power of a Praying Wife." The prayer that stood out to me on the table of contents was the prayer of DELIVERANCE. I knew that my husband, who had been addicted to pornography for 16 years, desperately needed deliverance. So I began praying the prayer over him every day. I prayed out loud and with passion. I know the Enemy cannot read my mind, so I wanted him to hear my words. Hear the words that were telling him he no longer had a stronghold in my husband's life. The words that were pleading with Jesus to stop the works of the Enemy that had been so effective in his life until that point. It was an amazing time for me.  As I prayed for my husband's deliverance, God began to deliver me too. He began to deliver me from the lies of the Enemy and began revealing truth in my heart. I began to see things differently and my eyes were opened to the spiritual battle all around us. It may sound strange, but I thank God for the weeks I spent begging him to deliver my husband. It brought me into such a deeper relationship with Christ and with my husband. God amazes me with how He can use such an awful experience in my life and transform it into something that glorifies Him.

I wanted to share this prayer of Deliverance with you and encourage you to begin praying this over your husband. And if your husband is already delivered, you can pray it over yourself, that God would deliver you from the anger, bitterness, and pain that accompany the betrayal...

"Lord, You have said to call upon You in the day of trouble and You will deliver us (Psalm 50:15). I call upon You now and ask that You would work deliverance in my husband's life. Deliver him from anything that binds him. Set him free from (name a specific thing). Deliver him quickly and be a rock of refuge and a fortress of defense to save him (Psalm 31:15).

Bring him to a place of understanding where he can recognize the work of evil and cry out to You for help. If the deliverance isn't immediate, keep him from discouragement and help him to be confident that You have begun a good work in him and will complete it (Philippians 1:6). Give him the certainty that even in his most hopeless state, when he finds it impossible to change anything, You, Lord, can change everything.

Help him understand that 'we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places' (Ephesians 6:12). I pray that he will be strong in the Lord and put on the whole armor of God, so he can stand against the wiles of the devil in the evil day. Help him to gird his waist with truth and put on the breastplate of righteousness, having shod his feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Enable him to take up the shield of faith, with which to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. I pray that he will take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful and standing strong to the end (Ephesians 6:13-18)."  - - Prayer by Stormie OMartian

I'm happy to say that my husband was delivered immediately. God removed the darkness from his heart and my husband has been diligent to keep his mind, body, and heart sexually sober. This prayer isn't magical or a cure all, but asking the Lord Jesus Christ, through the power of His blood and the Word of God, to deliver your husband from wickedness and begin healing your marriage... well that is the cure, isn't it? Jesus is the remedy.

Walking in Freedom,


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