How to pray for children and those who have made themselves captive to the enemy.
I want to lift up a prayer for those with drug addictions today, and for the families that go through this hell on a daily basis with their loved ones who are addicted.
I have posted this scripture many times because sometimes we think that if they are opening themselves up to the addiction and the plans of the enemy, then doesn’t the enemy have a legal right to keep them in bondage?
Well, yes he does, but we as parents and loved ones have promises in His Word that will trump the will of the enemy, if we will begin to stand on them.
You see, we have a covenant with the LORD, sealed by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
Here is one of the scriptures that I stand on, when someone is in so much bondage to drugs that they cannot even think like a normal person.
I use the King James Version here because it has the word “Lawful captive” in the passage.
“Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? But thus saith the LORD, even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children,” Isaiah 49:24-25.
We Decree That the Captives Will Be Delivered!
We declare and decree today as the Body of Christ in the earth whom the LORD has given the authority in this earth realm, according to Luke 10:19 that our children (the prey and lawful captive) shall be taken from the enemy (the mighty) and the captives (our children and grandchildren, and loved ones shall be delivered!
For your word says that you will contend with them that contend with us and our children shall be saved!”
We thank you LORD that the seed of the righteous shall be delivered, (Proverbs 11:21).
It is time to travail and hold god’s word up before him!
“Thus saith the LORD; a voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. Thus saith the LORD; refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border,” Jeremiah 31:15-17.
LORD we cry out to you not for our relief but for the life of our children who are captive!
Thank you LORD that our work and our prayers will be rewarded and our children shall come back from the land of the enemy!
We thank you that there is hope in you god and we put our trust in you!
We declare that no weapon formed against us and our families shall prosper but we trust in You!
We give you all glory and praise LORD for we know that you have us and our children on your heart and that you are moving to set them free!!
In Jesus’ Name and by His authority and by His Blood shed for us do we speak and decree all of these things and we know that if we decree a thing that it shall be established!
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you,” Luke 10:19.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.