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Prayer Against Self Hatred, Defeat spirits of Self-Loathing, Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in the Mighty Name of Jesus

It may feel impossible to escape the power of self-loathing and self-harm. However, Satan is telling you a lie to keep you imprisoned. You can be liberated from these thoughts and find God’s perfect peace by making declarations and confessions that are grounded in the Bible. You can begin this path right now by praying the following declaration to start liberating yourself. Start each day with a decree of faith and push back against the devil until you have fully entered God’s blessing. Begin now!

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Week 14, Page 142


In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I declare today I choose life and life in all its fullness. I proclaim I have a future, and I will serve the Lord with all my heart, soul and strength.

I reject the spirits of self-loathing, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and death in Jesus’ name. The desire for death has no hold on me, and I renounce self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive me for flirting with thoughts of my demise and longing for life to end. Right now, I break any agreement I made with death, when I said, “I hate my life,” and, “I wish I was dead,” or when I flirted with sentiments of self-harm or suicide. I renounce the devil, his thoughts and plans.

The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy, but Jesus came to give me abundant life; therefore, I expel the spirits of self-harm, suicide and all related spirits in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Biblical Confessions

Psalm 34:18-19

The Lord is nigh unto them of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Job 14:5

Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with Thee, Thou hast appointed his bounds.

Isaiah 28:18

And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with Hell shall not stand; then the overflowing scourge shall pass by.

1 John 4:4

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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