Do you want to learn how to have a war room prayer strategy? Perhaps you feel like the gates of hell have opened up on you, and you don’t know how to fight back.

If so, I know how you feel. I have been in one of the most difficult seasons of my life.

Honestly, it hasn’t been easy struggling through the darkness. Months of wondering where God is and praying for breakthroughs with little to no answers.

Satan has tried to take my faith away at different times in this process. And I am not having it. If you are tired of feeling defeated, learn how to pray using a war room prayer strategy.

It will change everything.

In fact, the tips I have written are what I am using to fight my worst fears. This is how you pray a strong prayer to combat Satan’s attacks.

What Is the War Room Prayer Strategy?

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1. Helmet of Salvation

Every warrior has a helmet to protect his head. It is the command center of the body and the primary target of the enemy. As a Christian, our enemy, Satan,  targets the same area–the mind.

If Satan can lie to us and tell us we don’t belong to God, then he starts off with an incredible advantage. This isn’t the only lie he uses; he has a whole list of garbage tailored just for us.

Lies that are pertinent to our core wounds from long ago.

If you want to learn how to have a war room prayer strategy, then take your thoughts captive daily so there is no room for doubt. Demolish every wrong thought immediately before it takes root in your mind.

2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

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2. Breastplate of Righteousness

Next is the breastplate. Like the helmet, it is a defensive piece of armor that protects some of the most vital organs of the body, namely, the heart and the lungs.

As a believer, we can get wounded in the same areas. Has life taken your breath away? Or do you blame God for a broken heart?

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Whatever the issue, you have let sin creep in due to your disappointment and misunderstanding of God’s ways.

Sadly, even a small gap in your armor will allow Satan’s arrows to pierce you. You may not feel it for a while, but it will cause a slow bleed. Put on the righteousness of Christ so you will be covered by Him.

Psalm 66:18 NASB “If I regard wickedness in my heart, God will not hear me.”

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3. Belt of Truth

Did you know that the belt on a warrior is threaded through the loops of the breastplate?  They are intertwined to hold up both pieces and stay in place.

The two are tied together just like God’s righteousness (goodness) is tied to the truth.

When hard things happen, I tend to start believing the lies instead of what God has already done in His righteousness.

Perhaps like me, you have struggled with a bad tape running through your brain. You have forgotten or don’t know His goodness. I have spent years rewiring that tape.

It is a huge struggle for me not to fall back into the old ways of bad thinking.

Unfortunately, it rears its ugly head when I am tired or not consistently in the Word. Or I am in a difficult trial.

A great war room prayer strategy is to put scripture on notecards and say them out loud every day.

It will help you stay focused on what God says, not you.

John 8:32  “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (KJV).

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4. Sword of the Spirit

A warrior in battle uses the sword for both offense and defense. He not only protects himself with it but can aggressively pursue his adversary and chase him away.

It is the same with our sword–the Bible.

Memorize scripture.

Use it to fight your enemy and protect yourself from harm when he lobs those fiery darts your way. In fact, go on offense and chase him away!

This is one of the best weapons when using a war room prayer strategy. In fact, Jesus defeated Satan by quoting scripture to him in the desert while He was fasting.

I am yelling it at Satan right now with scripture. How about you? Go ahead and let it loose.

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

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5. Shield of Faith

The shield is another weapon that can be used defensively or offensively. It stops the fiery arrows from coming against a warrior, or it can be used to push the enemy back.

As a Christian, use the shield of faith as a weapon to not only believe God can heal the past but that He is also in control of the present and the future.

Believe God can do what He says He can do. That means reading God’s word and acting on it. And sometimes it means complete surrender.

Trust Him with what He wants to do in your life and the life of your family. This is a powerful way to use your war room prayer strategy.

Hebrews 11:6″ No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him” (NLT).

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6. Shoes with the Gospel of Peace

Good shoes help a warrior to step freely without fear so he can advance in battle. Even the best soldier can’t fight if his shoes have holes in them or fall off his feet.

Are you moving forward in your life? Is your footing sure and unshakeable? Or are you stuck in anger, bitterness, or unforgiveness?

Make up your mind that no matter what happens to you, you will not be moved.

Forgive past hurts so you can move forward in peace.

Psalms 4:8 says, “In peace, I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

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7. Worship

Worship is such a powerful war room prayer strategy. It is a way to fight your enemy and chase away demonic forces.

David did it when he was ministering to King Saul, and you can too.

Worship is a great remedy for depression and anxiety. I use worship through all my trials and it has given me peace when nothing else has.

I Samuel 16:23 says, “And whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.”

How Do You Start a Prayer Room?

If you want to start a prayer room for your war room prayers then pick a space in your home that is quiet. A closet seems to work best for a lot of people; it’s quiet and away from distractions.

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Here is a good post on how to create a prayer closet. It has some great ideas on how to make your war room prayers a place of worship and solitude. When you are in there, your family will think twice about bothering you.

I hope you will start creating a war room prayer strategy with these 7 weapons. As a woman, you need to know how to fight for your family during these difficult days.

God wants to use your time with Him in a powerful way wherever and whenever you pray.

How do you create a war room prayer strategy? Comment below.

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  1. Julie I love the way you have not just thrown out the term Spiritual Warfare at us and gushed from one thing to another and not focusing properly one the solution like so many other people want to. I hate the way this phrase has been so misused in the past.

    • Sandra, it can definitely sound all mystical and spooky if you don’t know what it means. Spiritual warfare is simply doing what God already told us to do. Pray, worship, believe His Word and apply it, live a life of holiness. Stand firm when everything seems to be crumbling. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Thank you for the encouragement and for the truth. I, too, have been facing a battle and I want to shake my fist at God. Remembering His sovereignty and to put on our armor it so important. Thank you.

    • Maryann, I am so sorry you are struggling right now. It seems we are just entering a battle, in the middle, or coming out of one. Spiritual warfare makes me tired, but I know God is with me. I think it is even more intense. The days seem more evil.

    • Thanks, Jennifer. I don’t always focus on spiritual warfare either. And when I do…I feel the most attacked. I just keep on praying and trusting God to work out the details. God is good. I know HE has a good plan.

    • Thanks for reading about spiritual warfare. We all deal with it at one time or another whether we realize it or not.

  3. Satan often attacks our thoughts, to bring us down and incapacitate us for God’s kingdom. We need to be aware of His schemes and have the full armor of God on at all times.

    • Susan, you are so right. It seems the mind is where Satan attacks us the most. I have to keep my mind on God or I start to worry about life situations that I can’t even control. Thanks for your comment.

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