Jesus left His disciples with a job to do, “go and make disciples.” Christ’s call is still the same today. However the problem is, “the whole world lies in [the power of] the evil one,” 1 John 5:19. Proclaiming liberty in Jesus Name through prayer and worship, is part of helping to set the captives free. The powers of darkness are weakened through your prayers and this begins to clear the way for the captive one to respond the gospel.
(for unsaved family members) Dear Jesus, thank You that Your blood has purchased salvation for ___________________(name of family members). I rejoice that You seek after the sheep that have gone astray.
Jesus, You are the Light of the world and I ask that Your Light would pierce through the darkness that surrounds _______________, and that Your kindness would lead them to repentance. I proclaim that nothing is too difficult for You. I bind every spirit of deception in Jesus Name; I take authority over every spirit that is feeding addictions.
I know that You purchased liberty for the captives, and I lift up Your Name as the banner of salvation over______________’s life. Your blood bought their freedom and so I declare peace through Jesus with God the Father. Let Your holy angels take action and Your precious Holy Spirit, bring this lost sheep into Your dear care.
Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives, And freedom to prisoners…”
John 10:10 “I came that they might have life, and might have [it] abundantly.”
Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”
John 3:17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.”
Psalms 146:7 “Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free.”
John 1:29 “The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him, and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”