Generational Healing Prayers

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Generational healing prayer can be very effective in helping us heal from past wounds, break family curses and throw off cords of oppression that have hindered our relationship with God.  Before praying for generational healing, we recommend that you visit our pages Generational Sin and Preparing a Family Tree.  These pages will help you identify the specific sins in your family that need to be confessed and renounced.  It may be necessary to pray through these again in the future if the Lord continues to reveal things to you concerning your family history.

Prayer to cut generational predispositions

"Dear Lord, if there is any predisposition to ________(alcoholism, lust, etc.) that has come down to me through my parents, my father, my grandparents, etc., I ask You through Your power to set me free.  Send Your Holy Spirit, and by the power of Your Holy Spirit, and by the Sword of the Spirit, cut me free from any predisposition to ______________.   Lord Jesus, in place of this weakness, fill me with the power of Your Holy Spirit, and fill me with your spirit of (self-control, confidence, courage, fortitude, or whatever fruit of the Spirit counteracts this weakness that I have). Thank You, Lord, for healing my descendants and me. In Your precious name I pray. Amen."*

Prayer to cut generational bondage

"Heavenly Father, I come before you, in the blessed name of Jesus and in the power of the Holy Spirit. I thank you for sending Jesus by whose holy blood and precious sacrifice I and my loved ones can be set free from the brokenness, sinful attitudes and negative patterns of my (our) ancestry. I thank You, Father, that you have called me to be free from all bondage in the name of Jesus, and I praise you that, in Christ, I shall be set free.

And now, Lord Jesus, gently reveal to me in the power of the Holy Spirit those ways in which I may be living out inherited sin patterns. All of these sin patterns, known and unknown to me, in my life and in the lives of my ancestors (in my spouse’s life, in his/her ancestors, and in our offspring) – I acknowledge them all before you, Father.  I confess to you the evil inclinations, compulsions and bad habits that have influenced us. I ask you to forgive me and all of my ancestors (my spouse and his/her ancestors and our offspring) for all these sins. In the name of Jesus and by his holy blood, set us free in you forever, Holy Father. Empty our souls of sin, and fill them with the holiness of Jesus.

I claim the Lord Jesus Christ as my true inheritance and I thank you, Father, for the most wonderful gift of your Holy Son. I bless you, Jesus, that you have come to show me my true roots, which are within the very heart of God the Father. I praise you, Holy Trinity. Those whom the Son sets free are free indeed. Alleluia! Amen."*

Prayer of thanks for generational blessings

"Dear Father, I thank You and praise Your Holy Name for the blessings of ____________(list them all) that have been passed down to me through my family. I thank You for the faithfulness of those in my ancestry who were godly, and I thank You that in any family, there are not only inherited sins for which we should seek forgiveness, but there always are some inherited blessings for which we can praise You. Thank You, Lord. Amen."*

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* Prayers borrowed from Christian Healing Ministries

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