Spiritual Warfare: The Four Winds & Prayer

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There are many different forms of prayer and one of them is the “winds prayer”. Many people are not aware of this dimension of prayer, although it is often used by God when we pray.

What is Winds Prayer?

Winds Prayer is prayer you pray, prompted by the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus – commanding the four winds to change direction, to counter or to stop blowing completely. There are different kinds of warfare strategies and prayers and this is one of them. Winds prayer is particularly effective when there is a need to “shift” things or to deal with huge, gigantic issues that affect hundreds and thousands. However, I have also seen this work with me (individually) so it also works with individuals.


The four winds are powerful, figuratively or practically. There are four corners of the earth (N,S,E,W) and these points are four different directions in which the wind can blow to or from. The four winds can practically give life (Ezekiel 37:9) or scatter, uproot or destroy people, empires, kingdoms, etc (Daniel 7:2, 8:8, 11:4, Zechariah 2:6, Jeremiah 49:36, Hosea 12:1, Revelation 7:1).

Daniel 2:35 gives us a glimpse of the power of the wind: “Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them:…

The wind can carry anything, no matter how BIG or heavy it is. The four winds were called upon to gather together and breathe life into the slain so that they may live (Ezekiel 37:9). Let’s consider them individually.

-East Wind

The East Wind is usually very strong, hot and dry.  Genesis 41:6, 41:23-27 reveals how the heads of grain got withered by the scorching east wind. Ezekiel (17:10, 19:12) goes further to show how a strong tall vine was uprooted and stripped off its fruit by the dry east wind. The east wind is very fierce (Isaiah 27:8, Job 38:24), it destroys (Psalm 48:7, Ezekiel 27:26), scatters, and sweep out (Job 15:2, 27:21, Jonah 4:8, Jeremiah 18:17). The east wind was what God raised to part the waters of the red sea. These descriptions reveal the attitude of the east wind and how it can affect lives negatively especially from the spiritual perspective. The east wind comes with crisis or tragedy, brings destruction, famine, emptying churches, pockets, etc.

-West Wind

Exodus 10:19 “And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea...”

The west wind brings rain, a remedy for the East wind, it is refreshing. The West Wind blow from the setting of the sun and reveals the end of the day and of the age, even the restoration of all things.

-North Wind

The north wind brings rain (Proverbs 25:23), windstorm, and brilliant flashes of lightning (Ezekiel 1:4). The north wind brings conviction, judgement, reproving, etc ( Job 37:22, Songs of Solomon).

“When He uttereth His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures.” Jeremiah 51:16

-South Wind

The south wind could be hot (Luke 12:55) or gentle (Acts 27:13). In the gentle state of the south wind, it brings peace, quietness, and tranquility.

  • “How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?” Job 37:17

  • “He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by His power He brought in the south wind.” Psalm 78:26

  • “…the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.” Acts 27:13


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