Top 20 Best Bible Verses On Warfare Prayers
Throughout the entire period of the Bible, war was a fairly common concept and literal event. Both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible refer to physical and spiritual conflict but with emphasis on the fact that without
God’s blessing, individuals or nations that engaged in conflict rarely came victorious. Likewise, those who fought for just causes and put their faith in God also received favor and gained victory over their opponent notwithstanding the number of armies they had.
In the letter of Apostle Paul to the people of Ephesians chapter 6, he specifically addressed the spiritual basis of our struggle against evil. It is paramount that all who stand for good must wage a constant battle with the forces of evil. For the demons still have power in the world until Christ comes again in glory.
Hence, he reveals and speaks deeply on the “full armor of God” in Ephesians Chapter 6. He described this full armor of God as the weapon of defense and inspiration during spiritual combat.
What is the Biblical overview of Warfare?
Warfare cannot be efficiently discussed in Christendom without a close look at the origin of the warfare which is the battle that took place in heaven as recorded in Revelation 12:7–10 where the Archangel Michael led battle against those led by “the dragon”, identified as the devil or Satan.
In this battle, Michael defeated the dragon and was thrown down to earth and this brought trouble to earth as recorded in Revelation 12:12 “Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe for the earth and the sea: because the devil is gone down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.” Since this time the devil has been waging war against the inhabitants of earth with more focus on righteous people.
But these righteous people were not left to defend and fight back without being given weapons for spiritual warfare by which they could fight and be victorious.
In the book of Ephesians Chapter 6 verses 11-18 Apostle Paul wrote to the people of Ephesians describing the spiritual warfare weapons both defensive and offensive.
What is the Biblical overview of Warfare?
In his explanation, he makes it clear that the battle is not against flesh and blood. Hence he advises Christians to be fully armed. He said in verse;  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 armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
He further make a clear pictorial image of the whole armour relating it to the world of God from verse 14-18, verses 14-17a are defensive weapon while 17b is an offensive weapon.
Aside from Ephesians 6, numerous biblical references are on warfare that can ensure Christian victory in all battles of life.
Top 20 Bible Verses On Warfare Prayers
The list of biblical verses with several references to warfare is provided below.
1. The Whole Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-18.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and the power of his might.
Put on the whole armor 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 armor 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.”
2. Weapons of warfare. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,”
3. Resist the Devil James 4:7
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
4. Firmness in faith. 1 Peter 5:8-9
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”
5. Tread on Serpents and Scorpions. Luke 10:19
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”
6. God will defeat your enemies Deuteronomy 28:7
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”
7. Victory in Salvation 1 John 5:4-5
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
8. Victory over evil weapons Isaiah 54:17
“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
9. Power of Agreement Matthew 18:18-20
“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 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. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
10) God fights one battle Psalms 144: 1-12
“Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold, and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them?
They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.
Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy; shoot your arrows and rout them.
Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
I will sing a new song to you, my God; on the ten-stringed lyre, I will make music to you,
to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David. From the deadly sword
deliver me; rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful.
Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.”
11. Victory in love Romans 8:37
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
12. Restoration John 10:10
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
13. God Avenge Romans 12:19
“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord”
14. Overcoming death Hebrews 2:14
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,”
15. God defends the righteous Psalm 37:12-16
“The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming. The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose way is upright; their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.”
16. Victory in the Lord Zechariah 10:5
“Together they will be like warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets. They will fight because the LORD is with them, and they will put the enemy horsemen to shame.”
17. My Refuge and My Fortress Psalm 91
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place– the Most High, who is my refuge– no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands, they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life, I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
18. Omnipresence of God Deuteronomy 20:1-4
“When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.
When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army.
He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them.
For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”
19. Promise to the upright Psalm 84:11
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.”
20. God is in You 1 John 4:4
“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
The assurance that we have is that when we are followers of Christ, the devil never has the last word in our life. In God’s capable hands, we are safe.
Never let fear or defeat hold you back, move forward with confidence and freedom. The Lord is the one who is fighting, and He will ultimately prevail.