Whether you have a war room, war closet, or war binder. Or maybe you call them a prayer room, prayer closet, or prayer binder. However you name it, all of these spaces are designated places to spend time in prayer for the struggles you, your family, and others in your life face and who need prayer support.
And a place of prayer needs God’s Word. Praying scripture and God’s promises over your life is a powerful way to pray. And so equipping yourself with scriptures that will help you in spiritual warfare is vital.
These 18 scriptures are essential verses you’ll need for your war room, prayer room, war binder, etc. You can also grab the free printable at the bottom of this post so you can print these out to hang up within your prayer space.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
2 Corinthians 10:5
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.”
God has equipped you for battle, seek His strength
The Bible is God’s Word, and it is more powerful than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). When we use scripture in the spiritual battles we face, we are picking up the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) and nothing can prevail against us when we are on God’s side.
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31
So arm yourself with these essential scriptures and lean into God for the strength you need to get through whatever it is that you, and those you are praying for, are facing.