Watchman Nee "Daily Devotional"To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3.8. As soon as we discern a work of the devil, we can pray as follows: "O God, Your Son was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. How we thank You, for He has destroyed the devil's works on the cross. But the devil is now again working. Please destroy his work in us, destroy his manipulation over our work, destroy his devices in our environment, and destroy all his works." When we pray, we pray according to the current situation in which we find ourselves. If we notice that Satan is working in us or family or work or school or nation, we can ask God to destroy his work in that particular area.
I am a witness that this type of prayer works. Some years ago I was very angry of my husband and I could not get over it for a couple of days. As my husband began to pray, I sat there not even participating in his prayer. All he said was, "Lord destroy the work of the enemy." Suddenly, the entire feeling of anger lifted off me. I could not believe it. I knew I had not done anything to get rid of it, nor did I really want to let go of it, but the Lord certainly destroyed the work of the enemy in me!My husband did not know why he prayed this, but he felt led by the Spirit to say those words. God is very good and He is always faithful!