Best Prayer to Diminish Strongholds

To diminish strongholds: Sword of the spirit and Bible (God's word), spiritual weapon of God

5 Versions of Prayer to Diminish Strongholds, along with Scriptures


The devil is constantly fighting to get control of our minds. We are in a battle of spiritual warfare every single day, whether we’re aware of it or not.

These battles can come from several areas: our own flesh, the world, and the devil. A significant part of each battle takes place in our minds.

Our Thoughts and Spiritual Strongholds

Our thoughts have a huge impact on every area of our lives – the way we live, our habits, and the decisions we make. Proverbs 23:7 says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.”

It’s very important that we check to see if the way we think, the ideas we have, and the beliefs we have line up with God’s Word.

Paul, the Apostle, spoke about how God has given us what we need to deal with ideas that do not agree with The Bible. Verses 3 and 4 from 2 Corinthians say that we use God’s powerful weapons instead of worldly weapons to fight and demolish strongholds.

Verse 5 says that we bring down every barrier that is raised against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. Many of the thoughts we have are the result of the devil’s lies (John 8:44 calls the devil the father of lies).

We may believe lies about others, ourselves, and God. This gives the devil a stronghold on what we do, the way we behave, and our routines. The more firm our belief in a lie, the greater the stronghold is.

It is vitally important that we take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ, just as it says in 2 Corinthians 10:5. It’s a guarantee that we are going to have sinful thoughts, thoughts that should be rejected because they don’t agree with God’s Word.

These are the ones that need to be taken captive. If the thoughts aren’t taken captive, they can take root and become strongholds.

The Importance of God’s Word

It is extremely important that we know what The Bible, the Sword of the Spirit, says because Luke 4:4 states that we should live by the Word of God. When we are tempted to believe a lie, the best way to respond is with the truth of Scripture, just as Jesus did in the desert when he was tested by the devil.

Our minds must be renewed every day be reading God’s Word. The path to victory is knowing the truth – being aware of what Scripture says so we can discern between God’s truth and Satan’s lies.

We present the truth of Scripture to ourselves, then allow the Holy Spirit to change the way we think, the attitude of our heart, and the way we look at things.

The Solution

The way to fight any spiritual battle is by using the weapons of praying (you can say any of the versions of Prayer to Diminish Strongholds below and/or pray Scripture), worshiping God, and memorizing Scripture.

When we ask God for help and we do what He says, His power pulls down spiritual strongholds. The solution is to depend on God’s power instead of our own.

Prayer to Diminish Strongholds: 5 Versions

  1. Almighty Father,

    You are immensely great and powerful,

    And all glory and victory belong to You.

    Remarkable power belongs to you and not me.

    Thank You that Your Holy Spirit helps me in my weakness.

    I ask for Your help to pull down strongholds,

    For contrary thoughts and attitudes to be brought down.

    In Jesus’ holy name I pray,


    We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. The weapons we use in our fight are not the world’s weapons but God’s powerful weapons, which we use to destroy strongholds. We destroy false arguments. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

  2. Lord of Victory,

    You are wise in heart and mighty in strength.

    There is no one like You, there is no god besides You.

    Your weapons of warfare have power to destroy strongholds.

    I need You, for I cannot do anything on my own.

    My request is that You would grant Your power

    So that all strongholds would be broken down.

    May Your will be done.


    We pull down every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

  3. Amazing God,

    Who can understand the power of Your thunder?

    You control the number of the stars,

    And You give all of them their names.

    You are able to sympathize with my weaknesses.

    Please give Your strength to bring down strongholds.

    May fortresses of self-willed attitudes and viewpoints be leveled.

    I pray all this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.


    A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-12

  4. Everlasting King,

    You are so great, and all power belongs to You.

    I’m content with my weaknesses because when I’m weak, then I’m strong.

    I pray that You would empower me with inner strength

    Through Your Spirit from Your glorious, unlimited resources.

    May resistant beliefs and thoughts be knocked down.

    Thank You for Your promise to be with me and help me.


    Your right hand, Lord, is awesome in power; it breaks the enemy in pieces. Exodus 15:6

  5. Divine Savior,

    You are merciful, compassionate, and rich in power.

    There is absolutely nothing that is too hard for You.

    You stretched out the heavens by Your understanding.

    I know that Your power is made perfect in my weakness.

    You are my strength, and You are all I ever need.

    With Your magnificent power at work in me,

    I know that strongholds can be torn down,

    And I thank You for this.


Best Prayer to Diminish Strongholds

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