How to Pray Effectively Against The Spirit of Confusion


One of the enemy’s most common assaults against my mind has been confusion. It’s been a real struggle at times but I’ve learned how to pray against it.

I’ve written a prayer against the spirit of confusion you can find below. You must renew your mind. Scripture meditation & declarations are also an effective offensive weapon against confusion. There are some prayers I will share but it’s important you understand who you are in Christ too.

You need to understand your identity in Christ to be able to effectively pray against the spirit of confusion. First, I’ll give you a prayer against the spirit of confusion. Next, we’ll take a look at how to renew our minds with scripture. Then we will look at some Bible verses that will help us with confusion. It’s helpful to remember that whatever you are struggling with the Bible has an answer for.

Prayer Against The Spirit Of Confusion

Confess any known sin before you pray and ask the Holy Spirit to show you any open doors you may have without realizing it. Then feel free to pray this prayer.

Father, I humble myself before your majesty. I thank you that I am covered in the blood of your son Jesus and that his blood makes me clean, holy, pure, and righteous in your sight. As far as the east is from the west so you have removed my sin from me.

Father, your word says that I have the mind of Christ. You have not given me a spirit of fear or confusion but of love, peace, and of a sound mind. I choose this day to set mind and my heart on your word. I ask that you would help me to meditate on your word day and night and I thank you that when I do this your word promises to bless me.

I set my eyes and my affections on heaven. I look to you, the author and perfecter of my faith. Your word says that you will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed on you. I come to you today and I ask you to renew my mind as I meditate upon you and your word. I ask that you would bring peace to my mind and heart and silence every confusing voice of the enemy.

I thank you that you are not the author of confusion as your word says. Father, I thank you for the authority that is mine through Christ Jesus. I thank you that I have access to heavenly places and that I am seated with Christ above all rule and authority; above every demon and every principality.

In the name of Jesus, I choose to stand in my authority today. I bind every spirit of confusion that has been released to attack my mind and emotions. In the name of Jesus, I command every device and scheme of the enemy to bow down to the name of Jesus. I am seated with Christ right now in heavenly places by faith and I use this authority and tell you to leave and to stop every attack against me. I command you to go to the feet of Jesus and to wherever he instructs you.

Father, I choose to take captive every thought that does not agree with who your word says I am. Every racing and scattered thought of confusion I take captive and I give to you. Father, I ask you to replace confusion with peace. I thank you that my mind is being healed, renewed, and restored. I ask that you would help me to keep your word in the front of my mind today that it would continue to restore me.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

The Renewing of the Mind

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
And be renewed in the spirit (attitude) of your mind. Hebrews 4:23

One of the meanings of the word renew is to reestablish. The primary way that we renew our mind is by thinking God’s thoughts. We can find what he thinks in the Bible. As we read it we start to think like him. As our minds are renewed our thinking is reestablished. We come into correct alignment with how God views us, the world, our family, our situations. It’s by the renewing of the mind that we are able to figure out what God’s will is. This is what Romans 12:2 tells us.

When you mind is renewed there is no place for confusion to hit you. The way we come into alignment with God is, primarily, through his word. I love prayer, worship, and divine encounters with God—but they don’t replace the necessity of having God’s word go into our minds on a daily basis. The word of God provides supernatural nourishment and healing for our minds. Since confusion primarily attacks us in our minds and emotions it’s important to spend time feeding on God’s word. We can pray against a spirit of confusion but we also need to fill our mind with truth.

The most effective way to do this I have found is through scripture meditation and declarations. There are other ways you can renew your mind with the word too.

How to Renew Your Mind

  1. Pray read the Word. We dialogue with God as we read.
  2. Study the Word. We get an intellectual understanding
  3. Listen to the word. Through sermons.
  4. Read books & blogs (like this one) on God’s truth
  5. Meditate on the Word. We chew, ponder, and keep a single verse or word in our minds.
  6. Declare God’s Word. We speak it with our mouths.

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Meditating On Scripture

In Psalm 1 we read that the person who meditates on God’s word day and night will be blessed. The Hebrew word for meditate is hâg̱â. Strong’s defines this as to ponder, to moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak.

To meditate on God’s word ask the Holy Spirit to highlight a verse he wants to speak with you or just pick one yourself. Pick a small portion of the verse to be your meditation. Repeat this verse in your mind throughout your day or during your prayer time. You may want to speak it out loud at times. Or sing it. Or write it. The idea is you want to focus on a small passage of verse repeatedly.

If I want to meditate on 1 John 1:5 I will look at the verse as a whole and pick a small section or word in the verse.

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5 ESV

In this verse, I may choose to spend my meditation time chewing on “God is light.” That would be my entire meditation of the day. I wouldn’t focus on any other part of the verse until I’ve chewed on this a bit and have a dialogue with the Lord going on. I wait and chew and wait and chew until God breathes revelation on it. Once I’m finished with this passage I may choose to meditate on “in him there is no darkness at all.”

You don’t want to fill your mind with too much other stuff. The idea is you want to chew on God’s word. You can certainly find ways to do this while you are working on other tasks but its easiest (for me anyway) to have a set amount of time dedicated to this.

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3

Declaring God’s Word

Jesus used scripture against the enemy while being tempted on his 40 day fast in the wilderness. He declared to Satan that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the Father. In the book of Revelation, we are given two verses in which John saw swords come out of Jesus’ mouth as he spoke (Rev. 1:16 and 19:15). In Isaiah 55:11 it says that God’s word will not return to Him void. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s word is sharper than any double-edged sword.

My point for sharing this is that when we get the word into our mouth and speak it—It directly assaults the enemy. It’s an offensive weapon like a sword. It cuts and divides. When we consistently speak scripture the enemy is weakened and God’s truth fills the spiritual atmosphere around us.

Here are some scripture I encourage you to declare out loud over yourself or someone you know battling with a spirit of confusion.

For God has not given me a spirit of confusion for God is not a God of confusion but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33

I will Trust in the LORD with all my heart, I will not lean on my own understanding. Proverbs 3:4

I will not be conformed to this world, but I will be transformed by the renewal of my mind. As I renew my mind in God’s truth I will be able to know what the will of God is and I will know what is good and acceptable. Romans 12:2

The Lord promised to keep me in perfect peace when my mind is set on him because I trust in him. I will trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting place of refuge. Isaiah 26:3-4

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13 thoughts on “How to Pray Effectively Against The Spirit of Confusion

  1. During this rough time of “stay home safe
    because of COVID19” was kind of shocking and unbelievable to me and my High School Senior son who was suppose to be graduating on May 29th with his 2020 Class at ALLENDALE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. However, the first 2 weeks was very emotional, sad and rough for me looking at all of his PROM & GRADUATION PLANS gone down the drain. But I thank God for being a motivating powerful Praying mom to my son and for myself. I am an online Student at GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY and I feel that this could not have been no better time than now to be in a Bible class like the Christian Worldview 101. And, I’m glad I chose this internet sight while searching for some information to attach in one of my Daily Questions Assignments. Thanks for good advice on confusion.

  2. I have been having so many confusing and tormenting dreams at night. in the day I have a lot of negative thoughts and mind battles ..and it causes me not to see and no my purpose or gifts and ..i get tired of it sometimes .. i am now 53.. and am not even married yet..and i want to know what is my purpose..am always searching.. Your blog is a geeat help..I will start there..Thank you

  3. Thank you for sharing! I have been facing some challenging situations in my relationship and other areas of life. I have gotten away from spending quality time with God and just taking a moment to stop and listen to Him. I have been experiencing confusion to the highest degree but this blog has allowed me to find a sense of peace simply by reading it. I know that I will experience God’s peace indefinitely if I continue to follow this plan. Again, thanks so much for this. I needed this in so many aspects❤️

  4. Thank you so much I feel my mind is refresh coz I’m the one who have a confusion and I was asking God,,u said God at this of my age I don’t have something shows that I’m yr child I’m not working,,,I’m leaving at home ,,with grany but I always pray to God but I’m still struggling and enemy will laught at me but now I feel so blessed when u said our God is the light I believe one day my bright will shine may God bless you I’m Thandeka Dladla the child of Most higher God ,,Jesus

  5. Thank you so much. I have never heard anyone expound upon the attack of the spirit of Confusion quite like this. It’s so effective. This has really blessed me. I am applying this teaching to my life. You are truly a great teacher. May God continue to strengthen and use you to bless His people.

  6. Thankyou for this wonderful resource. In the past confusion has been a part of my life as i learn to manage bipolar and other chronic health issues. Im learning to lean on God, on His word and the Holy Spirit each moment of the day. Blessings from Australia, Dot

  7. Thank you so very much for this. May the most high continue to bless you and use you to help his people. I’ve been battle this for a few weeks and I truely appreciate the scriptures and knowledge that you have shared.

  8. Thanks for the prayer and scripture it strengthened me spiritually!Thank you and God bless !

  9. This was great. Thank You for the prayer to loose the spirit of confusion. I can feel I’m under attack, but feel so ineffective/weak in fighting it off. This was very helpful. I must make changes and spend more time in God’s word on a daily basis(un-rushed). Be blessed.

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