Repentance Prayers for the Family

Family relationships can get really twisted.  Generational issues contribute to bad attitudes and behaviors.  For example, a man and woman get married.  She comes from a family where her father regularly beat her and her mother and never had a kind word for either of them.  Her father came from a family where his father violently beat his mother and all his children.  The woman marries a man who comes from a family where his father beat his mother and she, in turn, beat the children and tortured them.  When these two people marry, what are the odds the family will perpetuate the same behavior from the previous generation?  The odds are very high they will.

Not only are there learned generational behaviors at work in the family, but evil spirits “travel” through generational bloodlines to continue to destroy lives in the earth and in Hell because they never find Jesus.  It is a vicious cycle of life and death.

If you come from a family situation like this, there is hope!  There is always hope in Jesus Christ.  He came and died so you can have a life of love and peace, even in the middle of chaos.  These prayers are for those who are caught in the cycle of abuse either as an abuser or a victim.  Repentance will bring the Kingdom of God into your realm of influence and set you free and bring the light of the Kingdom into your family members’ lives.

Repentance Prayer for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has no race or ethnicity.  It has no religious preference.  It has no gender preference.  It has no geographical borders.  It is truly multi-cultural.  Since the fall of man in the Garden, domestic violence has existed.  What is domestic violence?  It is using physical force upon a family member to force capitulation to a demand or to gratify unfettered rage.

The cycle of violence and shame for those in the trap of domestic violence is vicious and so hard to break.  On the one hand, the abuser loses control of rage and abuses physically, verbally or sexually—then shame and remorse sets in—at first, after enough time has passed, the abuser feels that he or she has the right to abuse others.  On the other hand, is the victim, who lives in a world of fear of the next outburst.  How bad will it be next time?  Should I do this or not?  They might go off.  The shame of being beaten, humiliated or raped when you are frozen in fear, eats at your soul.  The humiliation of people looking at your bruises and marks and knowing you are a victim.  Is there no end to this nightmare?  Do I even know any other life?  Does God know I exist?

How does God feel about domestic violence?  Is it mentioned in the Bible?  Yes, it is.  He declares how He feels about it in the book of Malachi 2:16 that says “Indeed, the LORD God of Israel says that he hates divorce, along with the one who conceals his violence by outward appearances,” says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. “So, guard yourselves carefully, and don’t be unfaithful.” How many women are being beaten mercilessly by a husband whose outward appearance is an upstanding and “good” man?  God hates it.  Domestic violence is about control.  Total control of another person through intimidation, humiliation, and violence.  It is a demonic spirit of hatred, rage, and violence that grips the abuser to drive them to commit violence against their loved ones.  There are men who are being assaulted by their wives as well.  It is a two-way street.  Either way, God is the solution to end the cycle of violence and shame.

This prayer has two components.  The first component is for the abuser.  Yes, God loves the abuser and Jesus died for the sin of domestic violence.  The second component is for the victim.  Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor who can actually heal all the scars in your soul and make every new.

Repentance Prayer for the Abuser

If you are reading this prayer and want to get free from anger and rage, then it is assumed that you have given your life to Jesus Christ and you are in the process of turning away from your old ways.  Domestic violence is considered an “old way.”  Even if you are born-again but lost control and lashed out again, Jesus wants to help you get free and stay free.  Pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.

“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I confess that I am guilty of being violent against __________.  I acknowledge that this violates Your Word and it is something that You hate.  It violates Your law of love and I choose now to repent and turn away from this sin.  I choose to love everyone the way You do.  I ask You to forgive me and to cleanse my heart from all evil ways that drive me to this violent behavior.  I ask to be washed in the Blood of Jesus that makes me as white as snow.  I choose today to love ____________ the way You do.  I choose to treat everyone with love and respect because that is what You do.  I place this sin on the altar and ask that the Blood of Jesus Christ be applied and that it be eradicated from existence in the Name of Jesus.

Prayer for Inner Healing

“Lord Jesus, You are the Wonderful Counselor Who listens and heals us from the inside out.  I know that the violence in my heart is because _________________________ and I ask You to heal this hurt and disappointment from my heart today.  I forgive all those who have hurt me in the past and release them into Your hands.  I choose life and freedom, and I resist anger and rage.  I refuse to yield to these wicked spirits any longer.  I ask that You pour in the oil and the wine and apply the Balm of Gilead to my wounded soul and spirit.  Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.  Make me a new creature and free me from this prison of hate.  I thank You Jesus for setting me free!  Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!  Amen and Amen!”

Prayer of Deliverance from Rage and Control

In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I declare and come out of agreement with the wicked spirits of Rage and Control now.  I do not agree and will no longer allow you to operate in my life.  As a child of God, I take the authority of the Name of Jesus Christ and I cast you out of my soul in Jesus’ name.  Return to your sender and never return to my realm in the Name of Jesus!  (Note: you might have to get another believer to help you get totally free, but it is important that you verbally come out of agreement with these wicked spirits.)

“Father, I give You all praise and glory and honor for setting me free from the power of sin!  Thank You for loving me enough to send Jesus to die in my place.  Thank You Jesus for taking my punishment on Yourself.  Thank You for cleaning my heart and soul free from the power of rage and control.  I am free, and I choose to walk free from my old ways in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!”

Encouragement

The next step for you is to go to the person you have hurt and ask them to forgive you for hurting them.  Sincerely apologize to them.  It really means a lot and when you humble yourself like this, God gives you grace.  They may or may not accept it but that is okay.  Pray for them and let the love of Jesus shine out of your life and you will see them come around.

Repentance Prayer for the Victim

Why does the victim need to repent?  Aren’t you the victim here?  Domestic violence and verbal abuse created deep hatred in the heart of the victim.  God looks into the heart of everyone and He wants to free you from hatred of the effects of domestic abuse.  This prayer is to get free from anger, hatred, and shame.

Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I have been abused physically/verbally/sexually/emotionally/mentally by ______________.  I confess that hatred has entered my heart and replaced the love I once had for him/her.  I acknowledge that this is a sin in Your sight because hatred violates the Law of Love in the Kingdom of God.  I repent of hating ___________ in my heart and I choose to forgive and release him/her today from my heart, once and for all.  I ask You to forgive me for this and cleanse my heart with the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.  I place this sin on the altar and ask that the Blood of Jesus be applied to it to eradicate it from existence in Jesus’ Name. 

Prayer for Inner Healing

“Lord Jesus, You are the Wonderful Counselor Who heals me from the inside out.  I bring my wounded soul and broken spirit to You and ask You to heal me from the wounds inflicted through the abuse of _____________.  I have forgiven and now I need to be healed so I can be free to walk with You intimately.  I receive Your love and grace and healing power in my spirit and soul now and I thank You that I am free because whom the Son sets free is free indeed!  I am free of me, so I am now free from them!  Hallelujah! 

I thank You, Lord, for cleansing me and making me a new creature in Christ Jesus!  Thank You for setting me free from the bondage of shame and degradation.  Thank You, Jesus, for healing me.  I ask all these things in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!”

Repentance Prayer for Generational Curses

As mentioned before, evil spirits “travel” down generational bloodlines to continue to bring destruction to families and society as well.  How does this work?  For example, say a man comes from a long line of righteous people.  People of God.  But he decides he wants to live a life of worldliness and begins to drink and carouse.  Soon this lifestyle blossoms into alcoholism and sex addiction.  He marries but continues to live life in the fast lane, drinking and committing adultery.  He has children with his wife and they grow up watching this.  The spirit of addiction has attached itself to this man and in order to stay in his bloodline, it will begin to set up some or all of his children to live the same way.  Children live through example.  The chances of the children living that way are almost a given.  Even though for generations the man came from a Christian line, the enemy was allowed in to set up a generational curse and it will take somebody who comes to the Lord to break it off his or her line.

NOTE: This prayer is taken from a book that Dr. Frances Myles did on Generational Curses.  He does an in-depth teaching on the believer’s new bloodline of Jesus Christ.  It is in the Resources section at the end of this book.

If you have recently come to Jesus from a family line full of generational curses and behaviors, you can repent for your ancestors’ sins and iniquities to break the powers of darkness off your life and your children and subsequent generations after you.  This prayer will stop operations against you and give your children a stronger position when they grow up.

This prayer deals with renouncing your natural lineage to embrace the lineage of Jesus Christ, which is without sin and therefore Satan cannot legally operate in it.  As His Bride, we take on His divine bloodline by renouncing our natural bloodline.  This does not mean that you shun your family.  No!  It is simply an allegiance statement to embrace Jesus’ divine bloodline.  For example, when a woman marries a man, she becomes part of his bloodline because she bears children for him.  She still loves her family, but she is now considered part of her husband’s bloodline because of their one flesh relationship.

* Father, I come before You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I come boldly to the Court of Heaven to receive Your righteous judgment over my natural bloodline.  I decree and declare in this Court that all demonic powers that have been operating down my generational bloodlines on both parental sides of my natural ancestors: you will obey this righteous decree made this day in the Name of Jesus Christ.

Renounce the Father’s Natural Bloodline

Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I now fully and completely denounce the _________ (Your Father’s last name) lineage.  I denounce everything this name represents and all the iniquities and transgressions that are avenues for demonic operations.  I denounce this lineage back one thousand generations.  I now release it to embrace Jesus’ Holy, Divine and Prophetic Bloodline.  The Bloodline inheritance of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is now my bloodline inheritance.

Renounce Natural Mother’s Bloodline

Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I now fully and completely denounce the__________ (Your Mother’s maiden name) lineage!  I denounce everything this name represents and all the iniquities and transgressions that are avenues for demonic operations.  I denounce this lineage back one thousand generations.  I now release it to embrace Jesus’ Holy, Divine and Prophetic bloodline.  The bloodline inheritance of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is now my bloodline inheritance!

For Married Women Only

Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ, I now fully and completely denounce the ________ (Your husband’s last name) lineage!  I denounce everything this name represents and all the iniquities and transgressions that are avenues for demonic operations.  I denounce this lineage back one thousand generations.  I now release it to embrace Jesus’ Holy, Divine and Prophetic Bloodline.  The bloodline inheritance of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is now my bloodline inheritance.

Unknown Parents & Ancestors

Father, I do not know my natural parents, but I acknowledge that I bear their bloodline inheritance.  Father, You know all things about my natural lineage, therefore, I put my trust in You to set me free from any iniquity attached to my paternal lineage and my maternal lineage.  I now fully and completely denounce these unknown lineages!  I denounce everything these lineages represents and all the iniquities and transgressions that are avenues for demonic operations.  I denounce these lineages back one thousand generations.  I now release it to embrace Jesus’ Holy, Divine and Prophetic Bloodline.  The bloodline inheritance of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is now my bloodline inheritance!

Occult/Demonic Iniquities & Traumas in Bloodlines

Father, I now willingly denounce all demonic attachments rooted in witchcraft, sexual assault, blood transfusions, trauma, sexual immorality, adoption, rejection or mind control.

I further denounce all iniquities and transgressions that are avenues for demonic operations!  I denounce these demonic attachments back one thousand generations in Jesus’ Name.  I now release it to embrace Jesus’ Holy, Divine, and Prophetic Bloodline.  The bloodline inheritance of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is now my bloodline inheritance.

Father, I now release my faith for the healing from the inside/out: spirit, soul, and body.  I release my faith and receive healing of every generational disease in the Name of Jesus!  I thank You, Father, that as I step into the bloodline of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I am totally and completely delivered from all generational curses in my natural bloodlines by the covering of Jesus’ Holy, Divine and Prophetic Bloodline over me!  Thank You, Father, for healing, deliverance, and salvation in Jesus’ mighty Name!

Symbolically “Stepping” Over Into Jesus’ Bloodline

Now step over an imaginary “bloodline” from your natural bloodline over into the Divine Bloodline of Jesus Christ.  After you step over the line, begin to sing and shout praises and thanksgiving to the God of Your salvation: Jesus Christ!  He has brought you to a marvelous place of victory!  This is an act of faith.

* Dr. Frances Myles wrote a wonderful book called “Breaking Generational Curses Under the Order of Melchizedek: Rediscovering God’s Remedy for Generational and Genetic Anomalies.”  This book has a really great in-depth teaching on this subject that I highly recommend reading.  This prayer is adapted from Dr. Myles’ prayer in his book.

Repentance Prayer for Incest

Incest is a taboo subject, but it happens a lot.  We would be horrified if we knew the extent of it.  I have ministered to several women who shared their story of a father, uncle, grandfather or brother who molested them as a child or young teenager.

Not only is incest immoral, it is also illegal in most states in America.  However, that may only be temporary because the perversions rising up in the world today are calling ALL evil behaviors as “normal” and good.  Fathers and daughters are wanting to marry, siblings wanting to marry etc.  In some sub-cultures, incest and inter-marrying are just part of it.  This prayer has three components to it.

The first is for the person who has molested his or her family members as an abuser.  The second component is for the victim of this abuse and the third component is for the willing participation in incestuous sexual relationships with one or more members of your family.  God loves you and He has a better way for you to live!  Pray the prayer for your circumstance and mean it in your heart.

Repentance Prayer for the Abuser

“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I confess that I am guilty of having sexual contact or intercourse with ______________ in an incestuous relationship.  I acknowledge that this is illegal sexual activity in the Kingdom of God and I repent of it now in Jesus’ Name.  I ask You to forgive me and cleanse me from this sin in Jesus’ Name.  I place this sin on the altar and ask that the Blood of Jesus be applied to eradicate it from existence.  I now break all ungodly soul-ties formed with ____________ through this sin and seal the ends with the Blood of Jesus, never to be reformed.  I retrieve my soul-pieces from __________ and return _______’s soul-pieces to him/her now in the Name of Jesus.  I declare only a godly family relationship between us from now on in Jesus’ Name. 

Deliverance from Spirit of Perversion

In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I bind the spirit of Perversion and Lust and command you to leave my soul now.  I come out of agreement with you and I resist you in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.  Go where Jesus sends you and do not return to my realm in Jesus’ Name!

Repentance Prayer for the Victim

“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I confess that I was forced to participate in incestuous intercourse/sex acts by ______________.  Lord, I feel ______________________. (Tell the Lord about the incestuous relationship and how you felt then and now.  Lay your heart before Him).  I acknowledge that even though I am a victim of incest, I want to have a clean slate and therefore I now repent of my involvement in this incestuous relationship.  I ask You to forgive me and cleanse me inside out by the Blood of Jesus Christ.  I choose now to forgive and release _______________ for forcing me to have sex with him/her/them.  I release him/her into Your hands and I refuse to hold onto this offense any further.  I expect no apology or any kind of restitution from him/her/them.  Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me, Lord.  I now break the ungodly soul-tie formed during the sex act between ____________ and me.  I return ______’s soul-piece to him/her and I retrieve my soul-piece from him/her now in Jesus’ Name.  I am forever free from this sin in the mighty Name of Jesus!  Who the Son sets free is free indeed!  Thank You, Father, for Your great love and mercy to me.  I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!”

Repentance Prayer for the Willing Participant

“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I confess that I am guilty of willingly participating in an incestuous sexual relationship with __________, my __________.  I acknowledge that this a sin in Your sight and I choose now to repent and renounce any further involvement with this relationship.  I ask You to forgive me and cleanse me inside and out with the Blood of Jesus Christ.  I place this sin on the altar and ask that the Blood of Jesus be applied to eradicate it from existence.  I now break the ungodly soul-tie with ______________ that was formed during the sex act and I return his/her soul-piece and I retrieve my soul-piece from him/her.  The soul-tie is forever severed in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I command any evil spirits using this sin to operate against me to flee now in Jesus’ Name.  I come out of agreement with you and declare you have nothing in me anymore.  Father, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.  Though my sins be as scarlet, they are as white as snow through the Blood of Jesus Christ.  I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!”

Repentance Prayer for Child Abuse

There is more to child abuse than sexual abuse, although the news feeds of Facebook are full of horrific sexual abuse against children.  Child abuse is also neglect, as is violence and torture.  Satan has launched a vicious war against children all over the world.  They are forced to live lives of slavery, rape, and violence.  Many are forced into prostitution as young as three to service pedophiles from around the world.

The Bible says in the last days the love of many will wax cold and the stories of cruelty and abuse of children show the truth of this.  Many people say, “where’s God while all this is going on?”  God does not override the will of a human being.  If a person is cruel they are cruel and will pay the eternal penalty unless they repent.  All I can say is that prayer for the children in the earth today is important to God, so start praying for the children and God will begin moving in their lives.  Prayer activates heaven to move in the earth.  God needs people to pray because He gave the earth to the sons of men.

This prayer has two components.  The first is for the person who has been violent to his or her children.  God loves you and wants to set you free.  The second is for a person who was abused as a child.  Most abusers were abused themselves, so please pray both of them if it applies to you.  God’s mercy and grace are open to you to receive it today.

Repentance Prayer for the Abuser

“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I confess that I am guilty of ______________ my child.  (Tell the Lord what you did to your child).  I acknowledge that this is a sin in Your sight and I choose to repent and renounce this behavior and attitudes today.  I ask You to forgive me and wash me clean in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  I place this sin on the altar and ask that the Blood of Jesus be applied to eradicate it from existence.  Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me, Lord.

Prayer to Forgive Your Abuser

Father, I confess to You that I was abused when I was a child by _____________.  They ___________ me during my childhood, which I know has shaped who I am today.  I thank You for making me a new creature through the Blood of Jesus.  I want to forgive and release ______________ for what he/she/they did to me as a child.  I ask Jesus that You would pour in the oil and the wine into my wounded soul and apply the Balm of Gilead to my broken spirit.  Heal me completely from the inside out O Lord.  I release _____________ from any debt of apology or restitution and I choose to move on with You into my destiny.  I forget those things in the past and I choose today to press on toward the high calling of God for my life.  I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!”

Repentance Prayer for the Victim

“Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus Christ.  I confess that I was abused as a child by _____________.  Lord, I feel ______________________. (Tell the Lord about the abuse and how you felt then and now.  Lay your heart before Him).  I acknowledge that even though I am a victim of child abuse, I want to have a clean slate and therefore I now repent of my involvement in this incestuous relationship.  I ask You to forgive me and cleanse me inside out by the Blood of Jesus Christ.  I choose now to forgive and release _______________ for abusing me.  I release them into Your hands and I refuse to hold onto this offense any further.  I expect no apology or any kind of restitution from him/her/them.  Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me, Lord. 

For the abuser, there are things the Lord may require you to do such as go and apologize to those you have hurt.  Don’t be afraid to be humble.  A sincere apology goes a long way in the healing process.

Repentance Prayer for Not Honoring Parents

The Bible says in Exodus 20:12 says Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”  The blessing of long life on earth is tied to how you treat your parents.  In America today, you see a shocking display of children disrespecting and dishonoring their parents.  In other nations, it isn’t as prevalent.  This attitude seeps into the next generation as a generational curse.  I have seen it operate in families I have ministered to.  There is a curse attached to each of the ten commandments that is generational.  But YOU can change all that now, in your generation.  You can stop it from continuing by repenting and putting it under the Blood of Jesus.  If you know you have dishonored either or both of your parents, pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.  The Father, wants to bless your life because of His great love for you.

“Father I come to You in the name of Jesus Christ.  I confess that I am guilty of not honoring my parents, specifically my ________ (mother or father here).  I am guilty of _____________________.  (Tell the Lord the things you have done to disrespect or dishonor your mother or your father).  I am sorry Lord for saying and doing things that did not meet Your standards of honoring my parents.  I repent of the wrong attitudes and bad behavior that have grieved and hurt my parents over the years.  I ask You to forgive me.  I ask that You wash me clean in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me, Lord.  Grant me wisdom as I continue to interact with my parents and give me the grace to do it.  I acknowledge that I have been holding offense at my ____________ and I repent of that now in Jesus’ Name.  I refuse to take the bait of Satan and hold a grudge against my parents.  I ask Father, for the restoration of fellowship between my parents and I in the Name of Jesus.  Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me Lord that I may honor my parents and live righteously before You!  I ask all these things in the Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen and Amen!”

Now begin to honor your father and your mother from this moment on.

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