Praying Against The Gates of Hell 

21 Days Fasting and Prayer for Open Doors. Our Night of Divine Encounter comes up on the last day 4th February - Today's Prayer Theme: Praying Against The Gates of Hell. Join us on Friday, February 4th, 2021 for the Night of Divine Encounter between 7pm to 10pm MST. Theme: The Keys of The Kingdom

Praying Against The Gates of Hell 

Today, we will be praying against the gates of hell. What is the gate of hell? The phrase “gate of hell” refers to the place of restriction for the unjust dead. Hell is the barrier that separates the unjust from paradise  as recorded In the record of Lazarus and the rich man. 

Jesus said in the book of Matthew 16 verse 18 that He will build His church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. He did not say that the gate of hell will not wage a war against the Church but it will not prevail against it. This means that we have to fight as Christians. 1 Timothy 6:12 says, “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” This means that we have to fight against the gate of hell. The only difference is that we are fighting from victory because we are more than conquerors.

Jesus Has The Keys of Death and Hades

In as much as there are gates of hell, we need to be mindful of the fact that Jesus has the keys of death and hades (Romans 8:1). So, don’t allow the devil to deceive you. The gates of hell are trying to prevail today through the educational system, through the media and through our political space. The devil is trying to infiltrate the system by spreading wrong values in our society by all means.  As Christians, we need to fight against this. 

The Church is not left out of this attack from the gates of hell. The forces of darkness are devising all means to attack the Church. However, Jesus had already promised us that the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church. We need to constantly wrestle against principalities, powers, cosmic rulers and spiritual wickedness in high places. We need to put on the whole armor of God. Let us constantly trample on snakes and scorpions and overcome all the power of the enemies. 

Prayer Points

  1. Father, I thank you for building your church. I thank you for not allowing the gates of hell to prevail against the Church. 

Matthew 16:18

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

2. Father, I pray that the gates of hell will be destroyed in Jesus’ name. The bible says you have the keys of Death and Hades, so I used these keys to set free all those that the enemies had held captives in Jesus’ name.

Revelation 1:8

And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

3. Father, I come against principalities, powers, cosmic rulers and spiritual wickedness in high places operating in my nation in Jesus’ name. I put on the whole armor of God and I resist every force of darkness in my nation in Jesus’ name. I pray that the gospel will spread and penetrate in this nation in Jesus’ name. 

Ephesians 6:12-18

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

4. Father, I pray that you will deliver me and my household from the snares of death and the pangs of Sheol. I pray that I will not suffer distress and anguish in Jesus’ name

Psalm 116:3

The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

5. Father, I pray that the ground will open its mouth and swallow every force that tries to oppose my ministry and the spread of the gospel. I pray that such forces of darkness will go down alive into Sheol in Jesus’ name.

Numbers 16:13

But if the Lord creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the Lord.”

6. Father, I pray that you will deliver every soul in my nation from hell and eternal fire. Let them see the light of the gospel and turn to God in Jesus’ name

Matthew 25:41

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

7. Father, I pray that every force of darkness opposing the gospel will go down to Sheol alive. Lord, I pray that this will be the lot of those forces who are plotting evil against the Church in Jesus’ name. 

Psalm 55:15

Let death steal over them; let them go down to Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

8. Father, I thank you for sending Jesus to die for the Church. I thank you because by his resurrection we have victory over the devil. I claim this victory in Jesus’ name. 

Psalm 16:9

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

9. Father, I pray for the grace not to live in anger against my brother in Jesus’ name. I pray that you will deliver my tongue from saying the wrong thing so that I will not be liable to the hell of fire.

Matthew 5:22

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

10. Father, I pray that whenever I call, you will answer me. Lord, you delivered Jonah from Sheol, so I pray that you will deliver me also in Jesus’ name. I pray for everyone working in disobedience to God that they will have a change of heart in Jesus’ name.

Jonah 2:2

Saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

11. Father, I pray that you will deliver me from the cords of Sheol and the snares of death in Jesus’ name. 

Psalm 18:5

The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

12. Father, I pray that you will destroy every work of darkness in the church. Lord, you have put all things under your feet and you are the head of the church. I pray that righteousness will be the watchword of the church in this nation in Jesus’ name

Ephesians 1:22-23

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

13. Father, I pray that you will destroy the gate of hell in this nation. I come against thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities that will not bow down to the knowledge of Christ. I establish the gate of righteousness in this nation in Jesus’ name.

Colossians 1:15-16

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

14. Father, I pray that the ruler of the kingdom of the air will lose his grip on all those who are still dead in transgressions and sins. I pray that you will deliver those who are disobedient to the word of God and rescue them from hell in Jesus’ name.

Ephesians 2:1-2

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

15. Father, I pray that the Holy Spirit will convict those who are still wallowing in sins now before it is too late. Lord, deliver those on the way of perdition from the grip of hell in Jesus’ name.

Luke 16:22-24

 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

16. Father, I pray that you will open the eyes of the unbelievers and deliver them from the god of this age who has blinded their eyes. I pray that the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ will shine in their hearts in Jesus’ name. 

2 Corinthians 4:4

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

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