Lord, the trouble in __________’s life has come down through the generations. I know I am helpless to break the patterns of sin which have descended, and so I take them to the cross.I ask You to place the cross of Jesus between ____________’s family and everyone in his/her family line. Shield them from the effects of ______________ (be specific). Scripture tells us that Jesus came to destroy the works of Satan. I ask that You destroy those patterns by which Satan has access to this family. Stop them on Your cross, O God.Lord, I pray that Your cleansing blood will wash back through the bloodlines. I pray for forgiveness in those areas where ___________ has participated in the sin, (be specific in naming any known involvement), and I ask You to remove the ground of the enemy’s attack. May the blood of Jesus cover __________ and the family. I repent and thank You for Your healing.Lord, I ask You to destroy the structures surrounding this sin. I bind in Jesus’ name any familiar spirit which has urged this family into participation of the sin. Replace the “familiar” with Your angels, Lord. You tell us in Scripture that Your angels are to take charge of us and cover us in all our ways. Send this family an angel to deliver them out of their troubles. (Psalm 34)In Jesus’ name, Amen.(Important: This sample prayer is not a formula; rather, it offers ideas and direction. Be led by the Holy Spirit, and use the substance of this prayer as a guide.)Copyright 1989, 1997. Revised 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Elijah House, Inc., Post Falls, Idaho.All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.