1. Always begin with prayer

Set the space and time for the glory and purposes of God. Invite the voice and wisdom of the Father. Silence any lying or deceiving or confusing spirits in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Cancel all spirits of fear. Something like this:

“God we gather together in the name and the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We commit this time and this place for your glory and honor. We invite you. We declare today that it is your voice, wisdom and insight that we require. To all lying, deceiving, or confusing spirits I say ‘Silence in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ’. We invite your voice and your voice only God.”

2. If at any time in the process there arises any fear simply confess this

“God I confess that I am afraid.”

And then, pause for a moment to rest in his presence, to cease from frantic thrashing (that can show up in our words or prayers), and to wait on him a moment. It is the enemy that rushes about, not God. In the power of our Lord we can pause to worship (at any point in this process) and to give thanks. This ceases our participation in frantic fear. Remember, fear is to the enemy as blood is to a shark. Confess your fear and in this step back under the covering of our Lord.

3. Speak out the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

The only authority we have is the authority established for us and on our behalf by the work of Christ on the cross. The only name any demon need listen to is the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. So use this lots. A fancy prayer or even a well- thought out process is not what frees us. Only the work and authority of Christ is what free us, so in his name we state our declarations.

Note: For deliverance and healing prayers use his full title and name, ‘Lord Jesus Christ.’

4. Work through one thing at a time

There are sometimes those that would want to bring everything to the Lord at once. I have found this is a distracting tactic of the enemy, and part of fear in fact. Rather, we enter into deliberate freedom in an intentional and methodical way. One thing at a time.

5. Discern what specific thing to bring before the Lord

Before the actual praying through there is often significant discussion and prayer to discern the exact stronghold/lie/fear/bondage that we are bringing to the cross. The actual praying is the short part. Do not rush to pray until there is clarity about what you are praying about.

6. Do not enter into this flippantly

This is hard work. This is deep work. Take your time. You are entering into the Holy of Holies before our God and to do this without adequate reverence and respect leaves us without a covering. This is not a party game.

WARNING: You do not have the spiritual authority to pray with others if you yourself have not been freed of the same thing.

Repentance and healing MUST begin with you.

*DO NOT USE THIS PRAYER PROCESS with anyone besides yourself unless you have received many sessions of your own healing. You can only give away what you yourself and received.

Do the hard work for yourself. Enter into inner healing for yourself. Maybe in a couple of years you can do this with others.

7. For trauma work do this with the help of another

While we can pray through many things in this way on our own, the Body of Christ is designed to work standing alongside each other. We are to be agents of healing in each other’s life. I therefore strongly suggest that if you are dealing with deep wounds of trauma, loss, disillusionment, that you find someone who can gently pray this with you.

8. Agree together in the Lord

Besides the specific power afforded us by Christ and his work on the cross the other basis for spiritual authority is the principle of agreement.

“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19

When two are working together always double pray this. I lead the client through this prayer and then I reiterate it again in full agreement with him/her and with our Holy Spirit. (If you are using this to pray through things on your own, you are in fact praying in agreement with the Godhead and so that is your agreement.)

9. Use simple questions and short sentences

One of the things that bogs us down in our experience with God is that we often come with a profusion of words. We use words to cover up, to hide behind, to make ourselves appear better than we are. And the problem with this is that we clutter the space in which we really need to be hearing the small quiet voice of our Lord. So when you ask a question for the purpose of clarity, when you declare truth or command the enemy to silence, etc, less words are always best. Simple is best. Use the fewest words possible before the Lord.

10. After praying do not rush out of the experience

You have entered a very deep place. It has been a very holy moment with your Lord. Ease out of this with gentleness, quiet voices, and slowly allow yourself to ‘come back to earth’. Respect the process, yourself, and the Lord.

11. KEY

While the basic steps are outlined here always give space for the Holy Spirit to bring this process alive through fresh emotions, prophetic word and pictures, and through your own simple words of love to our God.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16


Here in Steps 1 and 2 we take ourselves in hand, we humble ourselves before the Lord, admit to our sin, agreeing with God about the accurate state of our heart. It is an opportunity to take full responsibility for our part in what is not working in our lives. We set aside blame and excuses and victimization and simply come before God on our knees, bringing our stuff out into the light so that we may be healed.

We use the inner healing prayer process as a basis to confess and repent, break and cancel the things we have been thinking and believing and living that do not line up with the heart and truth of who God is — we take every thought and action captive to God, and align our lives to our healing Lord Jesus Christ.

Freedom in any area of life comes about through a process before the Lord. 102


Confession is where we say “I did it”.

  • Confession admits to something that has gone wrong, and by our own heart and hand (and thoughts)
  • The ability to confess comes when we see clearly our sin
  • Those things that offend, deny, or outright attack the character of God
  • We say, “God I come to you today confessing to my sin of __.”

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” James 5:16


Repentance is the place where we declare our sorrow over actions, thoughts, words, whatever it may be, that contradicts the glory and nature of God. “I am so sorry”

  • Freedom comes when we are repentant
  • When our hearts find remorse and sorrow for our sin
  • Repentance comes as a gift from the Father
  • Through the revelation of the Holy Spirit we see our need of repentance

We say, “Today God I turn from this sin of (false belief) _______, I am sorry.”

“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret” 2 Corinthians 7:10


As we renounce we are in essence beginning to stand up declaring that enough is enough. We realize that in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we can advocate a new way for ourselves. Renouncing is about realizing our accurate position in Christ and that we are not hapless victims. We have choice.


This is where we declare, “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I say NO to this in my life.”

  • This is where we hold our hand out, so to speak
  • Against the sin (false beliefs)
  • Against the stronghold
  • We declare “No More!”
  • We say, “I renounce the sin of (believing) ________ in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ.”

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and wordly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age” Titus 2:11-12


In Steps 4-6 we now stand to our full height alongside our Lord Jesus Christ. In his name and in agreement with the work done on the cross we take charge, we declare, we break old agreements with the enemy and we make new agreements unto God. Here in Steps 4-6 we wield the sword of the Spirit unto freedom and healing.

It is active and intentional work. We don’t ask for breaking, we break. We don’t ask for things to be cancelled, we declare them cancelled. We operate in full partnership alongside our God unto our own and others healing and freedom.


We break the hold of the sin (false beliefs) upon us.

  • This can be accomplished because of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross some 2000 years ago
  • He did the work, we merely receive it into and over our lives
  • Where it has woven itself into my life, today I say ‘no more’ in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ.
  • I remove its grip from my life
  • I break its hold, I sever its grasp
  • All in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ
  • We say, “I (name of self), stand in the name and the blood of my Lord Jesus Christ and I declare the stronghold of this sin (false beliefs) _________ broken off of my life.”

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?”
Isaiah 58:5-7


We cancel the accompanying things of the enemy, that have come along because of our sin.

  • When we sin we agree with the enemies plans over our life
  • When we sin we enter into an agreement with Satan
  • This is like a legal document in the spirit realm, that then plays out in life-debilitating ways
  • But, because of Jesus, cancelling the assignments and curses and authority of the enemy is simple
  • We say, “I (insert your own name) stand in the name of my Living Lord Jesus Christ declaring that all assignments, authority and curses of the enemy be cancelled this day. I declare all things of the enemy in relation to this sin silenced and bound to ineffectiveness, No More! Today I declare a new contract written, this one unto the Lord with all glory and honour to him, all in the name and the blood of my Living Lord Jesus Christ.”

“God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by cancelling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:13-14


Claiming is the place where we receive from God’s heart and hand that which replaces the sin.

  • If there were something (new thought) to replace the sin (false belief) in your life, what might it be?
  • Remember, forgiveness is already a given based on the work of Jesus Christ
  • Here we receive into our lives all that is beneficial, to replace the stronghold of sin that is now cancelled. We then give God the thanks
  • We speak out, “In the name and the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, I receive ___ from the heart of the Father. Thank-you God for this gift. I press it through my whole being, heart, mind, spirit and body in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ. Thank-you for making a way for me to glorify You God.”

“Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant,” 2 Corinthians 3:5-6


In Step 7 we restate our intention of giving all glory to the Father, of claiming this work for him. In this we renounce any mucking of the enemy and we declare/set in place full protection over the heart and mind of the client. Thing is the enemy would like to muck about and draw our attention to himself, and in this way get some glory. We refuse this from happening by declaring that the glory belongs 100% to God. Here too we remove all temptation to take for ourselves any pats on the back for this work. We also set ourselves aside and simply worship and praise the one who makes all this possible – the One True God.


We seal this work (our new freedom and thrush of God in us).

  • Covering it and protecting it with the presence of the Lord
  • Sealing ensures that the enemy cannot muck about with the work done
  • It claims the work as part of the Glory of God and not anyone else
  • We declare, “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare this work sealed and kept for the glory of God and God alone. I give you all the glory and honour God. Thank you for your freedom, your love, and your healing in my life. Continue to lead me. I trust you. Amen”

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

It is because of the work of our Lord Jesus Christ that we can stand in the same authority and declare freedom. We do this verbally, out loud for ourselves.

“Because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9



I will use the example of exchanging a heart of stone for a heart of flesh as promised in Ezekiel 36:26b “I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

“God I, Cyndy Lavoie, come to you today in the name and the blood of my Lord Jesus Christ. I confess Father to a heart of stone. It shows up in my manner with others, my lack of passion for you, and in the subtle depression that covers my life. I am so sorry. (steps 1 & 2)

Today though I say ‘No More!’ And in the name and the blood of my Lord Jesus Christ I renounce my heart of stone. Enough is enough. With the strong arm of my Lord Jesus Christ I reach back into my life to where this heart of stone first took hold and I remove it with no ill effects, fully and completely, leaving nothing behind. (steps 3 & 4)

The assignments, curses, and authority of the enemy to muck in my life because of this hard heart I cancel once and for all in the power and the name of my Lord Jesus Christ. And I receive unto myself a new heart of flesh. Thank-you God for giving me a heart of flesh. Teach me how to walk with it, how to feel again, how to be real in my relationships, how to become passionate for you. (steps 5 & 6)

Thank-you Lord. I simply declare your goodness around me. I wrap this work in the love of the Father and I breathe it through with the breath of my Holy Spirit. I reserve this work 100% for you God and you alone. I say ‘No’ to any mucking of the enemy, it’s not going to happen. I simply stand covered by the name and the blood of my Lord Jesus Christ with all glory and honor to you Father, and for my own future and delight I declare, Amen and Amen.”


102 REVIEW from Module One, Month #1, Chapter 6, Freedom, pages 31-34 (Inner Healing Prayer Process)