1. NAME THE FEAR: Take notice of your thoughts or thought patterns and try to name the fear behind them, be specific (for example, fear of abandonment, authority, loneliness, being controlled, being shamed, crAiticism, death, humiliation, losing a loved one, rejection, sex, suffering, illnesses, failure, etc.). Ask the Lord. 2. CONFESS: Tell the Lord that you have allowed this fear into your life and confess it. 3. REPENT: Tell Jesus that you are sorry and ask for forgiveness; you may also need to forgive yourself. 4. CANCEL SATAN’S AUTHORITY: This takes away the authority you gave him (whether conscious or subconscious) to be in this area. 5. INVITE JESUS TO TAKE AUTHORITY IN THIS AREA: Again, name the fear and invite Jesus into this area. 6. INVITE THE HOLY SPIRIT INTO THIS AREA: The Holy Spirit will speak truth and help heal this area but will never go against your will. 7. LISTEN TO THE LORD: Ask the Lord to speak his words of truth. DEUTERONOMY Chapter 31:6 Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you PSALMS Chapter 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid? PSALMS Chapter 118:6 The LORD is with me; I am not afraid; what can mortals do against me? PROVERBS Chapter 3:25-26 Do not be afraid of sudden terror, of the ruin of the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from the snare. PROVERBS Chapter 29:25 Fear of others becomes a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is safe. ISAIAH Chapter 41:10 Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. Sample Prayer Heavenly Father, I confess that I have allowed (name the fear) in my life. I repent and choose to forgive myself for allowing this (name the fear) in my life and release myself from this fear. In the name of Jesus who is both human and divine, and by the power of His blood, I cancel all of Satan’s authority over me in this area of (name the fear). Satan get out! In the name of Jesus I command this (name the fear) to go. I invite Jesus to take authority in this area (name the fear). Holy Spirit, I invite you into my heart to heal this area of fear emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Set me free! Father, speak your words of truth to me about this situation (listen to the Lord). Lord, fill that void with your love and seal it with the blood of Jesus. Amen. IOTT
7-STEP PRAYER TO OVERCOME FEAR
IOTT