It is not uncommon for individuals that are navigating a great degree of brokenness to also have battles with suicidal ideation. Sometimes the pain becomes so great that the most reasonable solution can appear to be death. At BRIDE Ministries, we work with many people that have had to contend with suicidal ideation at one point or another in their lives. This document has been created as a resource to help navigate the onset of intense feelings of suicidal ideation.
Step 1: Acknowledge the presence of God
If you do not know Jesus Christ as God, please refer to our resource called Salvation Prayer and then say the prayer at the end. Afterwards, resume with the confession below.
Lord Jesus, you word says that you will never leave me or forsake me. Regardless of how I feel right now, I acknowledge that you are present and that I am not alone. I pray that you would connect me to the reality of your presence. I choose to receive your love, your joy and your peace into my body, soul, heart, and spirit. I also receive soundness of mind and clarity of thought. Thank you for your faithfulness to me.
Step 2: Renounce the spirit of death using the prayer below
Father in heaven, I come before you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ and I renounce Death and serve him a bill of divorce. I pull up the hidden documents detailing every covenant, contract, certificate, oath, and vow entangling us and command that they be stamped with the blood of Jesus.
In the name of Jesus, I pray that your heavenly hosts would be put on assignment to place every alter/part belonging to me that is loyal to Death on temporary lock-down. I pray that those parts would be escorted to the feet of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah to be purged of their Death components and completely healed and delivered.
I now deed Death’s territory in me over to the kingdom of God and I invite you, Lord Jesus, to take the throne and to rule over this territory with your rod of iron.
In the name of Jesus, I now bind all gatekeepers, and discover each and every portal access point belonging to Death, his realm, and his inheritance.
I place the blood of Jesus upon every portal access point and I seal them with the Holy Spirit. I declare that they are put to sleep and permanently deactivated.
I take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, and I cut myself free from Death, his realm, and his inheritance, in Jesus’ name.
I return every form of counterfeit inheritance, inclusive of promised wealth, position, status, calling, ability, roots, power, genetic code, seed, and any other form of counterfeit inheritance, in Jesus’ name. I refuse it and sever myself from it, and I choose to receive my inheritance in Jesus Christ. I renounce all spirit children related to Death and undo all quantum entanglements involved in their creation. I command their judgment and the purging of the realms they occupy by judgment through living water. I also reclaim and receive every part of me that has been imprisoned by Death or in his realm.
I appeal to justice and I pray that Death would now reap a hundred-fold return for all of the evil sown against me, my ancestors, and all whom I represent in the form of justice and judgment and wrath, arrows and lightning, hailstones, tsunamis of living water, and plundering by the armies of heaven, in Jesus’ name.
I now take authority over every evil spirit on the inside of me and around me that has been operating under the authority of Death. I declare that you are discovered, apprehended, bound, pierced through, and thrust out of me for judgment. I declare that you are being sent to wherever the Lord Jesus sends you.
Lastly, I pray that every spiritual object, tattoo, device, label, jewel, amulet, necklace, earring, crown, ring, bracelet, charm, garment, scepter, marker, power source, tracking device, system, grid, or branding placed in or around every part of me in order to anchor in Death would be consumed in the holy fire of Jesus Christ and totally dissolved. I close every door known and unknown, seen and unseen, and call them completely sealed in Jesus’ name. I render this entire confession established in every timeline, age, realm, and dimension, past, present, and future, to infinity. Amen
Step 3: Engage in self-soothing behaviors
What are things that you can do that will calm you down and help you to re-focus? Use this resource to make that list ahead of time if you know that suicide tends to be an ongoing battle in your life.
Step 4: List people to call if needed
This is listed as point 4 because if you are already feeling better by this point, you do not need to proceed further. If by this point you are still feeling suicidal, use this resource to reach out to your short list of safe people.
Step 5: Call a suicide hotline
If by this point you are still feeling very suicidal, your next step is to reach out for trained help. At BRIDE Ministries, we do not offer a suicide hotline, but the contact information for key resources is below
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org)
Crisis Text Line: Text “CONNECT” to 741741 (www.crisistextline.org)