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The world is rife with lies and deception and it can be difficult to know what to believe. The devil loves to sew lies and wicked deceit and will go to great lengths to cover up the truth and put falsehood on a golden pedestal.

God’s Word is the ultimate source of truth, so, we can immediately know that anything in opposition to the Word of God is untrue. For other things that might not be addressed in the Bible, we must turn to God in prayer, seeking His guidance to open our eyes to the truth.

We must turn to God, the source of ultimate truth, asking for Holy wisdom and discernment to see through the deception and misinformation that so thickly surrounds us today.

Wisdom From Grandmother

As a child, any time I would get caught in a lie by my grandmother, she would always tell me, “The devil is the father of lies, now, you you just tell the truth, and shame the devil, honey.”

She was right!

The Bible teaches us that the devil is the father of lies:

  • John 8: 44You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Jesus said that the devil is a liar and he is the father of lies.

Why Did Jesus Call The Devil “The father of lies.”?

In the Book of Genesis, we read that the first lie on earth came from the devil, literally making him the “father of all lies”.

  • Genesis 3: 3-4 – “…but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’ 4 The serpent said to the woman, ‘You surely will not die!’

Here, we see the first lie that was ever told on the earth: “You surely will not die”. The Bible tells us in Revelation 20: 9 that the devil was the serpent.

Jesus knew that the serpent in the Garden of Eden was the devil and this is why He called satan the father of lies.

Lies are From the Devil!

The devil is the father of lies and when we lie, the devil is winning. Lies are one of the biggest weapons in the devil’s arsenal that he uses to deceive and lead people away from God and the truth of God’s Word. Satan’s ultimate goal with lies and trickery is to keep people from salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, one little lie at a time.

We must fight back against the devil’s mendacity by equipping ourselves with the truth of the Bible and through the monumental power of prayer!

7 Powerful Prayers for Exposing Lies

  • Prayer to Expose the Lies of the Devil

Lord, I am surrounded by so many lies that I don’t know what to believe anymore.

Lord, I pray that, in Your infinite wisdom and omnipotence, You would expose the lies around me and give unto me the holy discernment to see through the deceit of the wicked one.

You are so wise, oh Lord, and Your mercies fail me not.

When I am confused and thrown off track by the trickery of the devil, place me back on the right path with your mighty hand of power.

May the works of the devil and his minions never prosper in Your sight and may all satan’s wicked lies be exposed for the blasphemous falsities that they are!

In the Almighty, Omnipotent name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, AMEN!


  • Prayer to Expose Lies About You

Heavenly Father, how mighty and wonderful Thou art! Your wisdom knows no bounds and Your mercies cease not!

Lord God, omnipotent and omniscient You reign over all of the earth!

Father, you see the lies that are being spread about me amongst the people and yet You know the truth.

Lord, these lies are hurtful and not only damage my good reputation but sink like sharp daggers, deep into my heart, draining me of my strength and stripping me of my dignity.

Lord, I pray that You would not allow the wickedness in the hearts of others to prevail against the truth.

I pray against that fictitious drivel and pray that it will not triumph over the truth!

I pray that You would expose their lies for what they are and hold the liars accountable for their malicious fabrications.

I pray these things in the blessed name of Jesus, AMEN!


  • Prayer to Expose Lies About Your Family

Oh Precious Lord, You are mighty and mighty to save!

Lord, I pray that You would save our family this day from the false accusations being spread about us.

You know the true intentions of our hearts and You know that we have love towards all men and hold nothing against anyone, forgiving others even as You, Oh Lord, have forgiven us.

Heavenly Father, I appeal to Your incomparable propensity for truth and beseech You to think favorably on our present plight.

You, oh God, are a God of justice and are not pleased when your children are unjustly slandered behind closed doors or publicly.

Hear my prayer today, to expose the lies about my family and let the truth come to light that we might be absolved of any ill will of those who have heard these lies.

I pray all these things in the merciful and just name of the Lord Jesus Christ, AMEN!


  • Prayer to Expose Lies of News Media

Heavenly Father, you are great and greatly to be praised!

Your justice is as immeasurable as the water in the seas and You are not mocked.

Lord, I pray that, ultimately, You would expose the lies of the deceitful snakes in news media who would seek to use their platform to mislead people.

I pray that You will give discernment to Your children as we are bombarded daily with disinformation and fake news.

Lord, open the eyes of Your people to see the truth and not be hoodwinked by the deceptive tactics of the devil who desires chaos through unscrupulous means.

Oh Lord, supply us with wisdom and enlighten our paths with truth.

In the name above all names, the name of Jesus, AMEN!


  • Prayer to Expose Lies Within the Church

God, you are gracious and understanding toward Your people and your compassions renew with the sunrise.

Oh Lord, church should be the safest place for any believer, but sometimes lies creep into the flock.

The House of God should be entered into with reverence of heart and mind and is no place for falshoods to be spread.

Jesus, your justice flows through the earth like a mighty rushing river. I humbly ask that you would expose the lies being told within the church and that those responsible would be convicted in their hearts unto repentance.

Lord, forgive those who unknowingly broadcast untruths and help them to come to realize the truth.

I pray for the exposure and the end of lies within the church.

In the mighty name of Jesus, AMEN!


  • Prayer to Expose Lies in Your Marriage

Lord Jesus, You are plentiful in mercies and compassions!

I praise You for Your forgiveness of all our sins.

Lord, the one person, apart from You, who I should be honest to above all others is my spouse whom You have so lovingly blessed me with.

Oh God, I know that lies have no place within our marriage. I pray that you give us both strength and courage to be honest even in the most difficult situations.

I know that honesty is the cornerstone of trust within our marriage and I pray that I might always tell the truth to my spouse, keeping no secrets and hiding nothing.

Lord, help us both to flee from fibbing, resolving, rather, to render the honest truth at all times.

In Jesus’ Holy name I pray all of these things, AMEN!


  • Prayer to Expose Lies in Government

Thank You, oh Lord, for the mighty works of Your hands.

You are kind and gracious and willing that none should perish.

Lord, I pray against the lies in government. Lord, there are wicked people in high places within the government whose hearts are saturated with corruption and impropriety.

Oh God, rebuke those in power would seek to use their position of authority for their own wicked devices, dividing and deceiving the populace with their silver tongues and sly slogans.

Open the eyes of the people to see through the empty speeches and acrimonious rhetoric that threatens to thwart the will of the people and, oftentimes, the will of God.

Heavenly Father, expose the dastardly lies of the government and help the truth to be known.

In the most Holy name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, AMEN!

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