Thursday, March 1, 2012

Breakthrough Prayer (Breaking Generational Curses & Cycles of Loss)

BREAKTHROUGH PRAYER   by Norm and Laura Gagnon

The following prayer is extensive but it works! Although Jesus received the full wrath of God on our behalf when He was crucified, and though He took the curse upon Himself, many Christians do not automatically live a victorious life, and they don't understand why. I have known many Christians, myself included, that dealt with unseen things that always seemed like one step forward, two steps back. Although I was saved and loving and serving God to the best of my ability, there were definitely some things I knew were like old cycles that kept repeating in my life. I had no explanation for any of it at the time. So, what hinders a God-loving Christian from victory? Did Jesus really set us free from the law and the curse?


Yes! Jesus received the full wrath of God on our behalf when He was crucified. Though He took the curse upon Himself many Christians do not automatically live a victorious life, but they don't understand why. Jesus made everything available to us. Every promise is ours through faith. The evidence of our faith is obedience to God’s word. John 10:10 tells us, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” The enemy is a liar, murderer, a thief and a rule-breaker.  Satan is a career criminal. That’s his job. A career criminal is not going to abide by the rules or obey the law UNLESS someone ENFORCES the law. That is our job! If you think the enemy cannot rob, steal or mess with your life simply because you are under a new covenant of grace, you are quite mistaken. Salvation is not the same as deliverance. The effects of unbroken curses are not a salvation issue. They are a deliverance and sanctification issue. 

There can still be areas of our life - habits and mindsets that are not yet renewed, and perhaps open doors to the enemy that we have a hard time figuring out. We have to appropriate that victory Jesus won for us by cooperating with our own deliverance. If I want my sins forgiven, I cannot retain unforgiveness and bitterness. Yes, grace is available, but if I reject that grace and make excuses to act in accordance with my own desires instead of God’s will, I find myself outside of God’s covenant through my disobedience. If I attempt to prove my own righteousness apart from the righteousness Christ has provided for me, I am outside of covenant. If I want the promise of blessing, I need to make sure I am following the spiritual principles outlined in God’s word so that I can receive the fullness of His blessing. Whatever I sow, I will reap in like kind. If I want to extract something out of the kingdom of God, I must secure that blessing through right responses to God. What seeds am I planting? What am I sowing? There is an equal responsibility of obedience, faith and action required in order to demonstrate faith and reap the benefits of God’s promises. The just shall live by faith.

It is not my intention in any way to bring people back under the condemnation of the law. Teaching on this subject is intended to be used as a means of learning from the entirety of God’s word, and how a lack of faith, ignorance of God’s word and misunderstanding of truth can cause people to suffer and struggle. It is far too much teaching to put in one article. Jesus Christ paid the price to make it possible for all mankind to live in freedom, health and victory- in as much as they are willing to appropriate that victory and live inside of covenant with God. When we step outside of covenant, we are in disobedience and open doors to the enemy to bring in a curse. God did not throw out obedience simply because we are under grace. I am so grateful for God’s grace and mercy, but we cannot afford to have a false sense of security in thinking that it becomes a substitute for our obedience. We must endeavor to fulfill our part of this covenant relationship.

Sometimes people get so accustomed to seeing the problems that they can no longer see the blessings or correctly discern what God has said about them and their future, and so they actually give the enemy a place to work in their life through unbelief and negative words. We need to stop agreeing with the enemy and put our voice and confession back in right alignment with faith and the word of God. That is why this prayer is effective; it helps remove those blind spots! There are things we can do to actively work with God in order to get free and this is one of them. Some people question the necessity of this sort of prayers because of being under the covenant of grace. My question to you is, "How victorious do you want to be?"  If a person is desperate enough to want and need a breakthrough, they are usually willing to get out of their religious box and do just about anything. We each need to cooperate with God in active participation of our own deliverance. Titus 2:11 tells us this: "For the grace of God (his unmerited favor and blessing) has come forth (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. (vs 12) It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self controlled) upright, devout, (spiritually whole) lives in this present age..." And, as if these reasons are not good enough, let's not forget that there are times when we may have re-opened old doors, giving the enemy access through our own actions. Sometimes there are others that wish us harm and speak curses over us. Words have power, and sometimes those words spoken by others need to be broken off of us so that words laced with curses do not hang over us in the spirit realm and hinder our progress. There are a number of things each person deals with in life and God has a myriad of ways of releasing His healing.

It's important to realize that God's servants often have "specialty areas" where they have had such a profound revelation or personal experience with God on a topic and that becomes a key aspect of their life message. To some, it may be the revelation of the Father's heart of love; for others, it may be the message of grace, deliverance, or holiness. But God has many dimensions of His character. To preach one without the other becomes unbalanced and can be dangerous. God is a God of justice just as much as a God of mercy and grace. He is a loving, protecting Father as much as He is a man of war. He is the good shepherd of the sheep as much as He is the deliverer and demon slayer. Doctrine must be balanced if it is to be effective. Each message has it's time and place in how it applies in an individual's life to release healing and wholeness. This sort of prayer is just one component that God may use for your peace, healing, wholeness and blessing. We do not build an entire doctrine around it, it is simply one of His tools. Please understand it is not our wish for anyone to be overly sin conscious and fearful; we should be JESUS conscious and focus on His righteousness working in and through us. With that said, there are prayers of renouncement that are quite effective at getting the ball rolling in the right direction and releasing restoration.  I hope that if you have found this prayer you are at a place in your life where you are not not bothered by being thorough. This prayer came as a result of a long journey of stretching, stripping and deep cleansing. We know from personal experience this prayer is effective, and the many testimonies from others that it has helped. I pray and believe that each person that puts this prayer into practice will experience a divine shift out of the old and  into the new. May you be blessed with every good thing God has waiting for you!!

Dear Heavenly Father,

Right now I declare that I break every agreement with Satan and the works of darkness. I choose this day to divorce the enemy, to renounce and repent of any covenants that have been made by myself or other family members in my generational line. According to YOUR word in 2 Chronicles 7:14, Father, You said that if I would humble myself, pray and seek Your face...If I would turn and repent from my wicked ways, You said You would forgive my sins and heal my land. Whether I or other family members have partaken of these sins knowlingly or unknowlingly, I ask Your forgiveness and I renounce: 

All spirits of fear, the fear of man that brings a snare, self pity, insecurity, and inferiority. Forgive those in my family line for the need to control or manipulate others out of a sense of fear, insecurity or inferiority. Forgive us for not trusting in your provision or your timing, and for failing to rest in Your love.

I renounce all spirits of heaviness that bring depression, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorders, schizophrenia, suicide, and grief. I renounce the spirits of unbelief, double-mindedness, the cares of this world and all things that would give me give me divided loyalties in my heart and mind towards God. I renounce every seed that Satan has sown into my heart and mind that would caused divided loyalties and weaken my convictions towards Jesus Christ. I renounce bi-polar disease and unbelief. I renounce all compulsive behavior and all addictions rooted in fear, rejection, or anxiety. I renounce self pity and the lie that I cannot or will not be healed. I renounce the tendency to think of myself as a victim or a martyr in these forms of mental illness. Father, You love me and did not give me sickness, disease, torment or problems. Those came from the pit of hell. Jesus died for this truth and I will not reject Your truth.I reject the lies from the enemy and declare that I receive the truth and the healing that is afforded to me as a child of God, for it is written, "By His stripes, I AM healed," in Jesus name.

I renounce and forsake all spirits of discontent, complaining, a vagabond spirit, wandering and irresponsibility that have come from iniquity and idolatry. I renounce and forsake any sins and demonic spirits associated with gambling, poverty spirits, laziness and sins of poor stewardship. I renounce all addictive behaviors given to excess, greed or stinginess.  

I renounce bitterness, jealousy, strife, anger, hatred, profanity, gossip, lying, slander and murder. I renounce the bitterness that comes from being hurt or mistreated or injustice that has occurred towards myself or others in my family. I renounce the spirit of Cain, which is a murderous spirit. I repent and forsake the sins of slander, hatred and evil speaking. I renounce the bitterness that comes from being hurt or mistreated, injustice towards myself or others in my family. I repent of my judgments against others. Forgive me and those in my family for any sins of hard heartedness, being critical or condemning, or showing lack of compassion towards others in their time of need. Forgive me and those in my family line for turning a blind eye towards those in need and withholding good when it was in our power to help.

I renounce and forsake unforgiveness, including unforgiveness towards myself, retaliation, and vengeance. Forgive me, Lord, for any time that I or my family members have sown seeds of discord or caused pain to others through our actions. Forgive us for acts of maliciousness or things that I or other family members have done with the intent to hurt and cause pain to others. Forgive me and those in my family line for selective obedience or ignoring the prompting of your Holy Spirit when You wanted us to show love, mercy, grace or compassion.

I renounce and forsake the sins of pride, lawlessness, rebellion, selfish ambition, presumption, and testing God. I renounce and forsake atheism, mockery, scoffing the things of God and Your Holy Spirit, grieving the Holy Spirit and unbelief. Forgive me Lord, for allowing spirits of inferiority or insecurity to drive me to feel as though I have to prove myself to others, myself or to You. Forgive me for believing these lying spirits when they tried to form a false image in me. Your word says I am fearfully and wonderfully made, and I am made in Your image. I am accepted just as I am. Forgive me and my family line for despising godly wisdom and authority or rejecting Your counsel. Forgive us for self-rule and choosing authority figures that did not represent Your government or authority for our lives. I repent from any time that I have cursed God or others. Forgive me Lord, for loving gossip, slander and my judgments more than I loved your law of showing love and kindness. Forgive me for not blessing others more freely, even those I do not like or those that have been an enemy. 

I renounce and forsake all soul ties to illegitimate spiritual fathers or spiritual leaders, religious attitudes, and spirits of legalism, disrespect, self righteousness, prejudice, controlling behaviors, manipulation, imposing my will on others, racism, disobedience, independence, critical spirits, arrogance, vain and judgmental attitudes. I forgive everyone that has knowingly or unknowingly contributed to my hurt.

I renounce and forsake spirits of rejection and abandonment, all lying spirits and command them to leave me at once. I repent for sins of judging or rejecting others, withholding love, acceptance or forgiveness. I renounce and forsake spirits of self-hatred, self rejection, unloving spirits, guilt, unforgiveness and anger towards myself and others. I renounce the lie that sins done to me by others were my fault. I renounce the shame and condemnation that have come in as a result of deep wounds, embarrassment and sins that were done to me from others. I surrender my pain and anger and I want no benefit from it anymore. I surrender the memories of hurtful events in my life. Take it Lord, I offer it all to you right now. Help me not take it back! I forgive those individuals, Lord. I put them in your hands. Forgive me for not being able to separate the sin of those that have hurt me from them as human beings that have also been hurt and used by the enemy to hurt others. Forgive me for the times when I have not honored nor shown respect to those in authority, parents, spouses or others. Forgive me for not humbling myself or apologizing when I should have done so. Forgive me for broken relationships, broken vows and covenants, and please help me to do whatever I am responsible for to make things right. I ask You to heal the breach in relationship between myself, others and You.

 I renounce and forsake all worldly addictions including drugs, alcohol, nicotine, gambling, gluttony, compulsive physical exercise, compulsive spending, sexual sins against myself and others, pornography, and sins of excess that feed the lusts of the flesh. I renounce and forsake the spirits of lust, bondage, pharmacia or drugs.


I renounce and forsake the spirit of pride and Leviathan. I renounce and forsake the perverse spirit and all that is connected to it. I renounce and forsake incubus and succubus spirits, spirits of voyeurism, homosexuality, beastiality and anything connected to demonic sex. I renounce and forsake unfruitful thoughts, fantasies, all unclean and seducing spirits, and the deceiving spirits connected to the perverse spirit. I renounce ungodly soul ties, those of former lovers, false authority figures, and soul ties to anyone that would keep me from moving out of my past and into the good future You have for me. Let those ties to the past be severed now, in Jesus name. I repent of all sexual sins. I renounce and forsake the strongman of Baal and divorce all ungodly spirits of lust, sex and witchcraft. Please heal the fragmentation in my soul and spirit.

I renounce and forsake all false gods and masters and all evil inheritances in my generational line. I renounce all lies and false teaching that blinds me to truth and mocks and resists God. I renounce all ungodly symbols that connect me to false teaching, false gods, ungodly alliances and pagan symbolism. I accept and receive no inheritance from evil sources, only that which my heavenly Father permits and allows. Let all evil inheritances be broken off of me and my family. I put them under the blood of Jesus. I renounce and forsake the spirit of mammon, greed, and selfishness. I renounce and forsake the divided loyalties that come with a love for money, covetousness, idolatry and envy. I renounce bitterness and the lie that I am not blessed by the Lord. I renounce the lie that I will be happier with more material possessions. I renounce the lie that somehow I am rejected or unworthy because I do not have more possessions. I renounce the sin of comparing myself with others.

I renounce and repent for any involvement with secret societies and the ungodly covenants they demand. (If you know which ones are involved in your family history, name them).I renounce and forsake all pledges, oaths and involvement with Freemasonry, lodges, societies or crafts by my ancestors and myself. I renounce all false marriage covenants and mock ceremonies of secret societies. I renounce and forsake blasphemy and taking the Lord's name in vain, as well as blasphemous oaths and pledges to Satan by any other name and alliance. I renounce and forsake all witchcraft spirits. I renounce and forsake the Rosy Cross, the Rosicrucians and all ungodly alliances, oaths and associations to Grand Knights. I renounce and forsake all false gods of Egypt as well as the lust of power, prestige and position. I renounce and forsake all secret signs and handshakes. I renounce and forsake all false gods, false doctrines, unholy communion and abominations. I renounce and forsake the Luciferian doctrine; I renounce and forsake the oaths spoken to pledge loyalties to man or idol that violated the commands of God and conscience. I renounce all false masters associated with Freemasons, Shriners, Mormonism, Paganism, the Klu Klux Klan and other lodges and secret societies. I renounce and forsake the false god Allah. I renounce and forsake all words and phrases used as secret codes and I break agreement with all curses that were once agreed to be placed upon any and all family members, including myself and future generations. I renounce and forsake the compass point, the cable tow,the hoodwink, the ball and chain, the apron, the noose around the neck, the sword and spear, the blindfold and the mind blinding effect of those things. I renounce and forsake all penalties associated with breaking these ungodly oaths and covenants. I renounce and forsake all play acting and rituals depicting murder and death, and the spirit of fear associated with death as a curse. I revoke and break the power of agreement with these ungodly servants of darkness, Satanic worship, and all associations with those in fellowship of demonic alliances. I command the curse to be cancelled and all ungodly covenants and agreements broken and nullified both in the earthly and spiritual realm, in the name of Jesus Christ. I ask You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit to heal and restore every area of the physical body and ailments that have been suffered as a result of the curse brought on by any involvement by anyone in my family line. Forgive us, I pray, for committing sin and iniquity and blasphemous acts against a Holy God, ourselves and others.

 I renounce, forsake and divorce myself from and break any and all agreements, covenants or involvement with: all lying spirits, the occult, demonic spirits, Native American and cultural rituals and traditions involving the use of idols, witchcraft, voodoo, the practice of hoodoo, root workers, witch doctors, conjuring, the practice of juju, black magic, white magic, wicca, and the use of mediums, familiar spirits and seducing spirits. I renounce and forsake all oaths and rituals to false gods, witchcraft covens, sorcerers, satanists or workers of iniquity. I renounce and forsake any and all sins involving the abuse of trust, authority, power or using our influence in an ungodly manner. I renounce and forsake sins involving magic, sorcery, practicing charms or incantations, the use of horoscopes, tarot cards, fortune telling, astral projection, psychic energy or astrology. I will burn and destroy all books, spells, incantations, rings, and other objects that connect me to ungodly occult practices, lodges, secret societies or their unholy rituals and practices.

I renounce and forsake all spirits of divination, the spirit of Python/Pythos, the Serpentine spirit and all that take the form of the demonic serpent. I renounce and ask Your forgiveness, Father, for speaking things in Your name, even prophesying, that has been out of the flesh rather than the unction of the Holy Spirit. I renounce and repent for all broken covenants, unfulfilled vows and promises, betrayal and divorce. I ask You to please disentangle me and release me from ungodly covenants, vows, and peace treaties, and all unrighteous agreements that would bring me into relationships where I am unequally yoked with things of the kingdom of darkness, evil and wrong relationships. Lord, let there be a release of every curse that has come against me or my generational line as a result of these things. I decree a cancellation of every form of witchcraft and curse that has resulted from my involvement or that of my generational line. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to come and deliver me and my family from all demonic spirits that have come as a result of a curse. I ask that You deliver me and my family from every affliction, illness, disease, allergy, or physical condition that has affected us. I ask that You restore all the years that the enemy has stolen. Let finances, health, and relationships be restored. Let peace, joy, mental health and emotional stability be restored. Let the blessings that have been held back, stolen and hidden by the enemy be released into my hands now, in Jesus name. Let all demonic attachments be severed from me and my family line, both in the heavenly places as well as in the earthly realm. I declare that every seed that was sown by Satan in order to perpetuate a curse or cause myself or someone else in my family line to reject my heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit must now shrivel and die immediately. Jesus, I give You permission to change what You know needs to change in my life and to convict me if I resist your Holy Spirit. 

Your word says in Isaiah 54:17 that “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises up against me in judgment shall be condemned,” and that this is my inheritance in the Lord. Right now I condemn every negative word that has been spoken over myself, my family and my future in Jesus name.I lift up (___,____,____) and I repent for, and I condemn every negative word I have spoken over myself, my family, and our future. I repent for negative words that I have spoken over others and I declare they will not boomerang back into my life or theirs. I break the power of those negative words that hang in the spirit like a curse. I declare that those negative words will no longer ring in my ears, nor in those that have heard or repeated negative, condemning words. I declare that words that have been used as a weapon will no longer ring in the ears of my loved ones and hinder their faith or their future in Jesus name. From this day forward, I declare their ears shall be deaf to condemning words and only faith shall prosper in their heart, mind and spirit in Jesus name.

Father, I repent for these sins on behalf of me and my family to the tenth generation back. I thank You for Your forgiveness and cleansing of these sins. I declare that when I am tested, the Spirit of God will arise within me and bring me into a place of victory. I give You permission in advance of any situation I may encounter that You and Your Holy Spirit may change my actions, words and responses so that I honor You. Please reign and rule over my emotions. Enemy, according to the scripture in James 4:7, as I am now submitted to God, you must flee from me. I command you to take everything that you have put on me, everything that you have tormented me with, every sickness and GO! I command you to pay restitution at no less than a 7-fold return, according to Proverbs 6:31 in every place that you have brought poverty, defeat, robbery, or death and destruction. Father God, I ask that You cleanse my mind of all unfruitful thoughts, fantasies, and works of the flesh. I thank You for the blood that Jesus Christ has shed on my behalf, and I appropriate the power of His blood and the resurrection power of Your Holy Spirit to every sin, transgression and generational iniquity over myself and my family line. By the power and authority of the blood of Jesus Christ, I declare my victory. Satan, you no longer have authority to torment me or my children with iniquitous sin patterns. Your plan is cut off now in Jesus name. God has promised in Hebrews 8:12 that He will be merciful to our unrighteousness and our sins and lawless deeds He will remember no more.

Jesus, You are the Son of God, and You are seated victoriously at the right hand of the Father. Today I declare that the enemy is defeated where I am concerned. You are my Master, my Lord and my Savior. Please come with Your Holy Spirit and heal my mind, my emotions, my thoughts, my confession and my memories. I forgive those that failed to reach out to me when I was hurting. I forgive those that have intentionally caused hurt and pain to me and my family, and those that have done it unintentionally. I ask You to bless, heal and deliver those that have acted in ways that have hurt me or caused harm to me or my family. I will trust You to judge fairly and mete out any justice in these issues. Bless those that have hurt me, lied about me, or deliberately caused harm to me or my family, and set me free from offense. I release them to you now. Please forgive me Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit for willingly disregarding Your words and Your Spirit when You have tried to get through to me. Please heal my trust issues with you and others. Please heal the issues related to my past, my present and my future. Heal my hope, my faith and my love. Heal any areas of grief, heaviness, unbelief, and let the renewed mind of Christ be strengthened and formed in me each and every day. Thank You for releasing into me a spirit of Faith, a spirit of Obedience, the spirit of Adoption, the spirit of Revelation and Truth. Now tell me Lord, what I need to do as an act of faith that will release my breakthrough. Confirm it and convict me that I will not neglect to do whatever You tell me to do. Thank You for eternal life, health, and victory, and for restoring my life and my future, in Jesus' precious name, Amen.

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