It is for Freedom that Christ has set you free.
Belonging House strives to express the Kingdom of God and we believe that the Kingdom is a family of freedom. This page contains the three prayers that have received the top hits on our website since 2007.
We highly recommend the following ministries if you need healing prayer or want to experience greater freedom in your life.
Renouncing Sexual Sin
Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is the Son of God who takes away the sin of all those who repent and confess him as Lord.
The blood of Jesus cleanses me from all sin. I claim freedom from all sin of a sexual nature that came through my eyes, ears, mind, or through sexual activity.
In particular, I confess all preoccupation with sensual desires and appetites, all longing for that which is forbidden, and all unnatural affections, all unrestrained passions and lusts, and all activities that produce lewd emotions or foster sexual sin. I further confess all filthy communication, obscene and filthy language, course conversations and jokes, lewd and obscene music, poetry, literature, and art; all forms of pornography, all acts of sodomy, adultery, immorality, fornication, masturbation, gender confusion, or homosexuality.
I also confess all affection for and attachment to philosophies, religions, and lifestyles which glorify, promote, and condone sexual conduct contrary to the clear reading of Scripture.
I further renounce the promotion of non-Biblical sexual attitudes and lifestyles in art, literature, mass-media, and public attitudes and practices. Lord, I ask that your Holy Spirit reveal to me the other areas where I have allowed demonic torment through sexual sin.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all unclean spirits to come out of me now. I break all unholy soul ties and ask you Lord to return to me all that was lost through sexual activity.
Jesus Christ became a curse for me on the cross (Gal. 3:13). I declare all curses over my life, through my sin, or the sin of my ancestors to be broken in Jesus’ name. I hereby rededicate my body, mind, soul, and spirit to you Lord Jesus Christ, to be used for your glory alone. I also give you my will, emotions, and affections, to be controlled by your Holy Spirit. I choose to avoid the near occasion of sin, and to live an upright life. Amen.
Renouncing Cynicism and Disappointment
Dear Heavenly Father:
You tell us in the book of proverbs that “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” I have had my hopes deferred through disappointments with leaders, relationships, and institutions. Rather than accepting disappointments and offenses, and forgiving those who have not met my expectations; I have grown hard and calloused. I have become cynical.
I confess to you almighty God and to my brothers and sisters that I have embraced the sin of cynicism and looked at it as even a nobler way of life than those who have “sold out.” I have hid behind the mask of being “prophetic” or “discerning.” I have allowed cynicism to manifest and hide the deadly sin of pride. Because of this, my prayers have been hindered. My pride has prevented my desires from being fulfilled and becoming a tree of life.
I choose to renounce cynicism and the root of pride. I humble myself before you and choose to embrace people, relationships, and opportunities, even if it means I may get disappointed or hurt. I choose to put my hope and trust in you, Lord, not in any human relationship or institution to fulfill my hopes and dreams. It is only in embracing this cross that I can experience the resurrection life of Jesus.
I forgive and release those who made promises that were not kept. I forgive those who thought they could meet my needs, but were unable as human creatures. I forgive the schools, churches, employers or governments, and any other area of human society that did not live up to my expectations. I now let go of any belief that they can meet my needs. I surrender to you Father, and allow you the space to work.
I forgive myself for the sinful reaction to the disappointments of life.
I ask you Holy Spirit to heal the hurt places, and remove the hardness of my own heart toward others.
I choose to become like a child, not purposely ignorant, but trusting in your grace and mercy; knowing that hope in you does not disappoint.
I make this prayer in the name of Jesus, who was despised and rejected by those he came to seek and save. Amen.
Release of Creative Juices
This prayer was prayed over us at one our “Eagles Gatherings.” It was composed by our board member, Lisa Leach.
Abba Father, you are the Creator of the Universe! Your Holy Spirit brooded over the waters at the beginning of Creation; chaos doesn’t faze You but is Your favorite creative medium. And You made US in YOUR image! It boggles our minds.
We are creative because You made us creative. Thank you, God! I pray that this creative time will be a fruitful and healing time for everyone here. I pray that as we “pick up the pieces” and work with our hands, You will be working alongside us, inside us, through us at the same time. We invite you to minister to our hearts and put the pieces of our lives together in ways that bring new joy and wonder. May this time open the way for greater discovery and deeper communion with You.
By faith we cut off anything that would hinder us from entering the fullness of the creativity You have given. Heal any hurts we’ve received that have stymied our creative flow. We ask forgiveness for judging anyone who may have stood in our way or squelched our creative gifts; we release them to you, God. And we thank you for those who have encouraged us in any way or nurtured our spirits; we bless them and ask that You would make us a blessing to others in the same way.
We repent of allowing any of our cultural training to crowd out the gifts You’ve given us. Many times our culture may not have valued our imaginations, our talents, our intuitive sides. We break off lies that may have been passed along to each person here—that we “can’t draw”… or “don’t have any talent”… or we “should be doing something more important”… (and so on). Cleanse our souls and our spirits, Lord, of all those lies. We also break and render null and void any habits or beliefs that we’ve maintained along with those lies. We repent of putting You in a box, God… and then putting ourselves in a box, too.
What we’re doing today IS important. It’s part of the life You gave us—abundant, creative LIFE. We choose LIFE today. Unstop the wells of creativity in us, God…Spring up, O wells! It’s time to come forth! I release each person here from the bondage of perfectionism, striving, having to please people or perform in any way. I release each person here from past disappointments and failures and fears. I break off that spirit of fear and declare Your LOVE over each one here.
Abba Father, we receive Your delight in us today. We declare Your banner of love over us as we venture to try new things. We thank you that we are your children and you’ve called us to be co‐creators with You. Thank you in advance for giving us YOUR heart, YOUR vision, YOUR eyes to see as YOU see. We invite Your Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to be released in this place today. Holy Spirit, come hover over the chaos of our lives—and let there be LIGHT in this place! LIGHT, BE! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
© 2014 Lisa Leach, used by permission.
Lisa Leach, along with her husband Jim and dog Ziggy, directs the SpiritWind Center in Stonington, Connecticut. Lisa is a gifted collage artist, author, teacher, and workshop leader.
Jim and Lisa often team teach together as well as separately; they are available for retreats and creative events both on site at Spirit Wind Center and on the road, provided that travel accommodations are covered. You may contact them for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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