Powerful Prayer Against Pride

Prayer Against Pride

Do you know that Pride sometimes leads to arrogance and a lack of humility? Do you also know why prayer against Pride is essential? This article has discussed different aspects of how to pray and overcome the spirit of Pride. Before we proceed, let’s see the meaning of Pride.


Pride is a lack of humility and a sense of self-satisfaction. Being proud can cause one to lose connection with God, which is considered a sin and can hinder spiritual growth.

How To Pray Against Pride

Prayer against Pride can be prayed in different ways. For instance, when praying, you may want help, courage, guidance, and strength to focus on your prayer.


Here are a few ways how to pray against Pride.

Go to a peaceful place.
Take a comfortable praying position, surrender your life to Christ, and ask for his forgiveness.
Spend some time in solitude reflecting on your life and how it has wronged God and man.
Effectively pray to fight against the spirit of Pride and arrogance.
Thanks, the Lord, for answering your prayers.

Why Is It Necessary To Pray Against Pride

Praying against Pride, although it’s a personal choice, can bring peace, humility, and freedom to one’s life.

It can also help one in getting help and support at a higher level.

In Philippians 2:3, the bible says, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.


Prayers Against Pride

1 Peter 5:5 NIV

In the same way, you who are younger submit yourselves to your elders. All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another because “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

Pssst16:18 KJV

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

“Heavenly Father, I confess that I’ve let pride control my thoughts and feelings. I have lifted myself above others and think more highly of myself than I should have. Please pardon me for this sin, and help me to see myself as you do—as a broken, imperfect human in need of your forgiveness.

Give me the love, compassion, and humility to understand my limitations. Please grant me the power and courage to overcome this sin by indwelling me with your Holy Spirit.

I also ask that you grant me the courage and strength to withstand the need to be arrogant. I also ask that you fill my head with your truth and wisdom. I ask in the sanctity of your name, Amen.



Scriptures To Pray Against Pride

Referring to scriptures often inspires many people to pray because it brings favors and answers to prayers.

Here are a few scriptures that you can use to overcome the spirit of Pride and arrogance:

James 4:6: God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.

Proverbs 16:18: Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

James 4:10: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Philippians 2:13: For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Psalm 51:10 NLT: Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Isaiah 57:15 ESV: For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Scriptural Prayers Against Pride Rebellion

Scriptural prayers, according to the scriptures, are a way of helping people communicate with God better.

Below are a few scriptural prayers that anyone can use while praying against Pride.

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. (Psalm 119:133 NIV)

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24).

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me” (Psalm 51:10-12).

Spiritual Warfare Prayer Against Pride

Proverbs 9:10 NIV

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Lord Jesus, I seek your presence to firmly renounce the spirit of Pride from living in my life.

Father, I need a total uprooting of the spirit of Pride living in my life.

I rebuke all the stubborn spirits operating in my life, and I cast them away by the mention of thy name Lord.

My glorious destiny was lost because of Pride and arrogance, Lord; please restore them unto me.

I break through every spiritual and physical stronghold of Pride operating in my life.

Father, remove every shame, haughtiness, arrogance, boasting, and frustration from my life, and give me the grace to say no to Pride and every sinful act of the devil.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for you have heard and answered my Prayers, Amen.

Prayer To Remove Pride

Philippians 2:3 ESV

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

“Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that Pride has gained control of my life. I know it has led me to behave and speak in a way you find offensive.

I call upon you to remove Pride and sin from life. I resist and renounce the spirit of Pride from having a dwelling place in my life.

Lord, I need your cleansing power today. Cleanse me of my sin, and let me see myself as you do—as a fallible, imperfect human in need of grace.

Amen, I pray in the name of the Lord.

Prayers To Overcome Pride

James 4:6 NLT

And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Proverbs 16:18

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Lord Jesus, I thank you for my life; I’m sorry, as my life has offended you in many ways. Have mercy upon my life and forgive me of my wrongdoings.

I come against Pride in my life. I need your courage and grace as I renounce the spirit of Pride entirely from my life.

I refuse to exalt myself more highly than others. So, therefore, Lord, I need the grace to remain humble.

Repair my character and fill me with your power Lord, as I overcome the spirit of Pride in my life. I pray in Jesus’ Name Amen.


Praying against Pride is necessary; it can help one connect to God and live a meaningful life, not arrogance and selflessness.

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