Last week, we discussed the consequences of curses and how to break them in our church’s bible study group. Since this was a common theme in the Old Testament, I led the discussion, focusing on the prophets and the Psalms.
I also used my divinity studies to explain how to use scriptures to break curses. One member asked me to focus on Psalms that could be used to break curses.
Since I am well-versed in the scriptures, I did not hesitate to give a detailed list of such Psalms. Later, I came up with this article for others who might be interested in finding out the best Psalms to read for breaking curses.
8 Most powerful Psalms to read for breaking curses
Psalm 91: 1-16
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
In this verse, the Psalmist describes God as a being who shall protect us against all harm, provided we take our problems to him. It is, therefore, a reminder that we can present our curses to God for them to be broken.
Psalm 103: 1-22
“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
The Psalmist describes God as a being who would forgive all the sins that have derailed us from his favor as long we ask for his forgiveness.
He is ready to receive us again despite our sinful nature, including those sins that might have resulted in curses, and make us his children again.
Psalm 109: 28
“While they curse, may you bless; may those who attack me be put to shame, but may your servant rejoice.”
David is assured of protection from God against curses propagated to him by other people. This Psalm assures us that although our fellow human beings might curse us, the lord is there to bless us in return and put them to shame.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”
In this verse, David gives hope to those facing troubles that God shall see them out. It reminds us that God knows all our struggles and burdens and shall deliver us from them.
It includes the curses that we have.
“Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.”
David prays to God, asking to be delivered from a prison of misfortunes so that he can praise God. You can use this verse to ask God to have you relieved from the burden of curses so that you can do the work he sent you to do in this world.
“The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.”
Here, the Psalmist describes God as a being who can hear us out from our captivity. He doesn’t despise his people, no matter how they look like.
Therefore, we should not fear to present to him problems putting us into captives.
“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”
In this verse, the Psalmist describes God as a tree that grows in a stream full of water and, therefore, can not wither due to sunshine.
Therefore, it is encouraging that if we trust in God, we will not be broken by problems such as curses, as he is so powerful against all our problems.
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
The Psalmist paints God as a being who doesn’t let Good people fail. All you need to do is live according to his commands, and no curse, no matter how big it is, shall break you.
Can you pray these Psalms to break generational curses?
Theologians believe praying these psalms can break generational curses because God is of mercy, ready to pardon those who seek him.
It doesn’t matter how huge your ancestral sin was; God will still forgive you if you seek him. They support their claims through Psalms 103:17, which says those who fear God shall have his love upon them, and his righteousness extends to their children’s children.
Can you pray these Psalms to help someone else break a curse?
Scholars believe you can pray these psalms to break someone’s curse because God is always ready to deliver us from our burdens.
They support their belief through Psalms 142:7, where David prays to God to relieve him from distress. It, therefore, portrays God as a being who can lift his people from pain, provided they humbly ask him to do so.
How do you use the Psalms to break curses?
Use the following steps to break your curses;
- Identify the curse you are suffering from.
- Align your curses with appropriate Psalm verses. If your curse is a death curse, ensure that you align it with verses that have everything to do with death curses.
- Pray to God using the verses. You can also involve your spiritual leader in praying for your curses.
- Remember to ask God to forgive your sins, as they might hinder your ability to reach God for forgiveness.
Can you pray these psalms to break the curse of premature death?
Theologians believe you can pray Psalms to Prevent premature death. They support their belief through Psalms 33:18-19, which says God watches over those who trust him and save them from death.
It is, therefore, possible to break the curse of premature death, according to theologians.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.