Praying Against a Demon of Pornography – Part 10
If you’re dealing with temptation (pornography), depression, oppression (your feelings and emotions are being robbed of you), and so on, it can be difficult to know what to say when you’re praying. Reading through Psalms works if you’re fighting the demons that are causing that temptation, depression, etc. Or frankly, you just don’t know what to say when you pray.
Starting on Psalm 119 at verse 121, here are specific scriptures that directly relate to fighting ALL demonic spirits. Note: 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.
When you say these scriptures, don’t just say them, pray them.
If you start reading (praying) and it feels like you don’t want to continue, PUSH through it.
Refer to oppressors, men, enemies, and wicked as demons.
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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.”
121I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122Ensure your servant’s well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126It is time for you to act, O Lord; your law is being broken.
127Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137Righteous are you, O Lord, and your laws are right.
138The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
142Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145I call with all my heart; answer me, O Lord, and I will obey your decrees.
146I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O Lord, according to your laws.
150Those who devise wicked schemes are near.
151Yet you are near, O Lord, and all your commands are true.
152Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155Salvation is far from the wicked [people], for they do not seek out your decrees.
156Your compassion is great, O Lord; preserve my life according to your laws.
157Many are the foes [demons] who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
159See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O Lord, according to your love.
160All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
162I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166I wait for your salvation, O Lord, and I follow your commands.
167I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all of my ways are known to you.
169May my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your word.
170May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172May my tongue sing of your word, for all of your commands are righteous.
173May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight.
175Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.
1I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.
2Save me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.
3What will he do to you, and what more besides, O deceitful tongue?
4He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom tree.
6Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.
7I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are at war.
1I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber;
4indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5The Lord watches over you — the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7The Lord will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life;
8the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
1I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.
2As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy.
3Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt.
4We have endured much ridicule from the proud, much contempt from the arrogant.
1Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways.
2You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.
4Thus is the man blessed who fears the Lord.
1Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;
2O Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
3If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
4But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.
5I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.
6My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.
1My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.
1How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
2It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
1Praise the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise him, you servants of the Lord,
2you who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.
3Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
5I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods.
6The Lord does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.
7He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
13Your name, O Lord, endures forever, your renown, O Lord, through all generations.
14For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.
15The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men.
16They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see;
17they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths.
18Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
2Give thanks to the God of gods.
3Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
4to him who alone does great wonders,
5who by his understanding made the heavens,
6who spread out the earth upon the waters,
7who made the great lights —
8the sun to govern the day,
9the moon and stars to govern the night;
10to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
11and brought Israel out from among them
12with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
13to him who divided the Red Sea asunder
14and brought Israel through the midst of it,
15but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
16to him who led his people through the desert,
17who struck down great kings.
1I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
2I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
3When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.
4May all the kings of the earth praise you, O Lord, when they hear the words of your mouth.
5May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great.
6Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar [people].
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.
8The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever — do not abandon the works of your hands.
1O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.
2You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.
5You hem me in — behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.
6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
12even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.
19If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you?
22I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
1Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men; protect me from men of violence,
2who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.
3They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips.
4Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
5Proud men have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.
6O Lord, I say to you, “You are my God.” Hear, O Lord, my cry for mercy.
7O Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle —
8do not grant the wicked their desires, O Lord; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud.
9Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused.
10Let burning coals fall upon them; may they be thrown into the fire, into miry pits, never to rise.
11Let slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down men of violence.
12I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
13Surely the righteous will praise your name and the upright will live before you.
1O Lord, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you.
2May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
3Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.
4Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.
5Let a righteous man strike me — it is a kindness; let him rebuke me — it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Yet my prayer is ever against the deeds of evildoers;
6their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken.
7They will say, “As one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave.”
8But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge — do not give me over to death.
9Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, from the traps set by evildoers.
10Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.
1I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
2I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble.
3When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me.
4Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life.
5I cry to you, O Lord; I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
6Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.
7Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.
1O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.
2Do not bring your servant into judgement, for no one living is righteous before you.
3The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.
4So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
6I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.
7Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
8Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in you.
10Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
1Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
2He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
3O Lord, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?
4Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.
5Part your heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
6Send forth lightning and scatter the enemies; shoot your arrows and rout them.
7Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
8whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
9I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
10to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword.
11Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
12Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
13Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields;
14our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.
15Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord.
1I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
3Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
4One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
5They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
9The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
10All you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saints will extol you.
11They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
12so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.
14The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
16You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.
18The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
19He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
20The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
21My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.
1Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.
2I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
4When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them — the Lord, who remains faithful forever.
7He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free,
8the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
9The Lord watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10The Lord reigns.
1Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
3He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
4He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
5Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
6The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.
7Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
9He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
10His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man;
11the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
15He sends his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.
16He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
17He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
18He sends his word and melts them; he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.
19He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the Lord.
1Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.
2Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.
4Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
5Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.
6He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.
7Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
9you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
10wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
11kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
12young men and maidens, old men and children.
13Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and heavens.
14He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his saints, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the Lord.
1Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
3Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp.
4For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
5Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
6May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands,
7to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
8to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron,
9to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the Lord.
1Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.
2Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre,
4praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute,
5praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.
6Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.