How To Pray Over and Apply Anointing Oil

How To Pray Over and Apply Anointing Oil

I love anointing oils and I have been using them for the last five years or so since the Holy Spirit began teaching me the importance of the anointing ourselves, our children and our homes with oil that has been specifically dedicated to God.

For Christians we must understand that anointing a person, home or something in your house with oil is not a ‘religious ritual’.  The anointing with oil is a prophetic act of faith.

When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you become part of His priesthood. You have been made a King and a Priest through Christ Jesus.

The book of Hebrews Chapter 7 refers to Jesus as a King and a Priest of the order of Melchizedek.  In the book of Genesis, Melchizedek was the King of Salem. Abraham brought his tithes to Melchizedek, then Melchizedek brought out bread and wine, and did both priestly and kingly duties for his people and Abraham.  Melchizedek had authority in both ministry, marketplace and even more.  This is who we are of God’s Kingdom.

 

This what Jesus did for us, gave us this authority.  Priests were called to anoint the sick, anoint a home or livestock and and most of all anoint a King or leader that God had chosen and set aside for a special purpose for God’s plans – such as young David the shepherd boy who went on to become King David.  So when you anoint something by faith, you are performing your priestly duty according to the word of God.

 

“WHEN YOU APPLY AND SPEAK OVER THE ANOINTING OIL AS YOU APPLY IT –  THE ANOINTED PERSON, HOME, OR ITEM IS NOW SET ASIDE AND DEDICATED FOR THE PLANS AND PURPOSES OF GOD. IT THEN COMES  UNDER THE AUTHORITY AND DOMINION OF GOD’S KINGDOM – THIS INCLUDES THE FAVOR AND PROTECTION OF GOD – HIS HOLY SPIRIT IS NOW UPON IT  – THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ANOINTING.” – ANNAMARIE STRAWHAND

 

I have spoken these prayers that I have for you below to pray over your oil and consecrate it to God.  Also the declaration to speak when you apply the oil.

 

Prayer over your anointing oil: (Do this before anointing anything)

 

1.) Take your oil out of the box and before taking off the cap, lift the oil and bottle up to God.

 

 

2.) Pray out loud over the oil and the bottle: “Father God, Thank You for this oil to be used for anointing.  In Jesus name, I lift up this oil and the bottle that it is in and dedicate it and consecrate it to You Almighty God and to Your Kingdom.  Lord Jesus, I place this oil and the bottle in your precious Blood.  Lord Jesus I ask You to release the power of Your blood over this oil and sanctify it.  Your blood Lord breaks all curses and demonic assignments now off this oil. Thank you Jesus for the power of Your Blood now activated on this oil and this bottle is now made pure and holy for anointing purposes by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Father God I ask You to to Bless this oil and pour your Holy Spirit upon this oil.  Holy Spirit I invite you to take over this oil and every where this oil touches from this day forward that the Power,  Protection,  Anointing and Presence of Your Holy Spirit is upon it.   By faith and by my own authority in Christ I proclaim that Your Holy Spirit, Father God is now activated and released through this oil and every place it is applied.  In Jesus name I  call this oil blessed, holy, sanctified and set aside to be used only for the plans and purposes of God and of the Kingdom and the Glory of God in Jesus Name, Amen!”

 

3.) Now plan where you are going to apply the oil.  It’s a good idea before you begin your priestly duties of anointing to get “suited up“.  This is taking your seat of authority in Christ, and putting on your armor of God, You can find my “suit up” prayers here.

 

4.) Do the prophetic act of anointing now by faith and by your priestly authority in Jesus Christ.

 

Anointing a person:
Decree out loud when anointing a person: (apply to forehead, back of neck, hands and feet)

 

“Father God, In the name of Jesus Christ I anoint this person ___________ with this Holy Anointing Oil.  I dedicate and consecrate this person _____________soul, spirit, mind and body to You Father God!  I place this person _________ in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Lord Jesus release the power of Your blood over __________.  Your Blood Lord, destroys all darkness and brings Your Glory Light!    I invite the power of the Holy Spirit to come now and be activated now in and on this person _________________in Jesus name.  I decree Your word Father God over ________ now that the anointing breaks the yoke (annoint back of neck).  In Jesus name I command every yoke of bondage, slavery, infirmity and discord to shatter off _____________right now in Jesus name!  I declare that __________________is only yoked to Jesus Christ from this day forward and His burden is easy and light.  Father God by faith we believe that this anointing over ___________that your Holy Spirit, Kingdom and Glory is now activated over them.  That ___________________is now dedicated and set aside for the plans and purposes of Almighty God in Jesus name!  Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, in ______________ and in ________________life on earth as it is in heaven, In Jesus name.  Thank you Father God, thank you Lord Jesus, Thank You Holy Spirit we are in faithful expectation to see the Glory of God come now upon _____________.  Amen!” (praise and thank God and if the person you are anointing is able, have them come into agreement with this prayer and praise God with you)

 

NOTE: When anointing the sick, you can anoint the specific effected areas and invite the Holy Spirit to take over those areas and restore them to their divine order in Jesus name.

 

Children: When you anoint your children and dedicate them to God this is good to do right before bedtime.
I would anoint my child’s head and feet at night to help her sleep, dedicate her sleep and dreams to God and speak scripture over her.  I would anoint her forehead and declare she has the Mind of Christ and that all her thoughts are good, pleasing and in the will of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ is upon her.  I would anoint over her heart and decree:  “Father God, according to your word in Jeremiah 24:7  You are giving my child a heart to know You.”  I would anoint her feet and decree: “These are the beautiful feet that stand upon the mountain and proclaim the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”   Children love to be anointed and prayed over and soon they will be asking you to do this every night because they feel the presence of God!  I have had so many Moms and Dads that I have mentored do this over their children and have made it a special bedtime blessing. (when you buy the anointing oils pick out a scent the children would enjoy, that is soothing and help them sleep, like frankincense & myrrh) You can teach them how Jesus was anointed and how he loved it (John 11:2).  You can teach your children about the anointing and they will someday do this for their own children.   You can also anoint a baby and speak these same words.  The power of the Holy Spirit will be released upon your children and their lives.

 

Anointing a home/land:
Apply the prayed over oil to the ground on the corners of your property, your gates, the end of your driveway, your mailbox and even any outbuildings. I also apply to the corners of my garden and around any fruit bearing trees.  You should always take communion on your land first before you do the anointing and repent for any sins on the land.  It’s the blood (communion) that will cleanse the land of any curses.  Learn how to take communion on the land here.  After taking communion on the land, then you can dedicate the land to God by the oil.

 

Decree for anointing the Land:

Prayer as you pour oil on the borders and gate areas of the property and all four corners and over the main doors of all buildings on the land.
“Father God, thank you for this land.  I dedicate and consecrate this Land to you Father God!  I claim this land and all this property and all its gates and buildings here  ___________( say the address of the land here or the name of the land) for Your plans and purposes Father God in Jesus name.  Father I ask you to bless this land and all who live and work here that they shall be fruitful and prosperous.  I invite You Holy Spirit to come upon this land and dwell here! Holy Spirit, come, hover over this land and pour out your breath of life on this land and do creative miracles, restore this land to it’s divine order In Jesus name!  I bless this land, and bless all who dwell here!  I decree on earth as it is in Heaven for this land in Jesus name!  Father God, I ask you to station Sentry Angels to keep watch over and protect this land and property at its gates and borders with their fiery swords and shields!  Let the anointing of Your Holy Spirit come upon this land and the fruit of the Holy Spirit come forth now in abundance from this Land from this day forward in Jesus name!  Father God, Your Kingdom and Glory be the covering of this Land forevermore in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen!”   (While applying the oil you can prophesy over the land, what you want to build and grow there)

 

Decree for anointing your Home:  The anointing oil is to be applied over every door and window inside your home, or at least every main doorway. Decree as you anoint – pour some on your fingertips and apply with a swiping motion to the tops and corners of the doors and windows, I also do the window sills and the sides of the door frames:
 
“Father God, In the name and authority of Jesus Christ and by the Power of Your Holy Spirit with this oil I dedicate and consecrate this home to You Father God!   I thank You for this Home Father God and I ask you to bless this Home and I decree that this home is now set aside for YOUR plans and purposes Almighty God.  I place this house in the Blood of Jesus Christ, and I plead the blood of Jesus over every door and window,  Lord Jesus release the power of Your blood over this house.  Your Blood Lord, destroys all darkness and brings your light and purity.  I invite You Lord Jesus to take over every room in this house.  I invite You Holy Spirit to come now and fill every room and every inch of this home in Jesus name!  Father God bless this home and everyone in it, bless it from the very bottom to the very top in Jesus name. Your Kingdom come Father God,  in this Home as it is in Heaven. Let the anointing of the Holy Spirit be activated in this home and stay here forever Holy Spirit You are welcome here!  Come Holy Spirit and dwell with us here in Jesus name!   Let every yoke of slavery, bondage, strife, infirmity and discord be destroyed forever off this place in Jesus name!  The anointing breaks the yoke!  This home and this family is only yoked to Jesus Christ and His burden is easy and light!   Father God I decree Your Blessing over this home and all who dwell here as You spoke over Your people in Israel according to Numbers 6:22,  The Lord bless thee, and keep thee, The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.   I declare Your Glory God is now the covering of this Home from this day forward in Jesus name, Amen!”

 

Decree when anointing an item: We buy things and bring them into our home without realizing where they could have been before. We should anoint main things in our home, our beds (all four corners), our furniture, mirrors, TV’s computers, I even anoint my internet modem and my phone (communications coming into your home) .  I especially anoint anything the Holy Spirit points out to me that’s questionable like antiques or anything second hand.  Now take your oil and dab some on the top corners, and bottom corners of the item.
Pray: “Father God I thank you for this _____________.  (apply the oil with your finger tips/hands on the item as you pray) In the name of Jesus Christ I dedicate and consecrate this ____________to You Father God and declare it is designated and set aside for your plans and purposes from this day forward.  I place this ________________in the Blood of Jesus Christ, Lord Jesus release the power of Your blood over this _____________. Your blood Lord Jesus destroys all darkness, breaks all curses and demonic assignments.  By the blood of Jesus this ______________is now sanctified.  I anoint this ______________ in the name of Jesus and I invite You Holy Spirit to come upon this ______________ with your power, protection and presence.  Father God, bless this ______________ and let it be used only for your Glory in Jesus name, Amen.”

 

Decree when anointing pets and livestock: I have anointed my pets and our horse, Pongo (that took a full bottle!) I have also anointed their pet beds and Pongo’s barn, stall and pasture gates!  You might be thinking wow, that might be extreme to anoint your animals.  Actually in the Hebrew culture, God’s Chosen People, the anointing of the oil BEGAN with pouring oil with spices and herbs on the lambs and sheep to keep off the fleas and parasites.  This is why God does everything He does so His people, an agricultural people – could understand the meaning behind things!  When God told Moses the recipe for His Holy Anointing oil, they would have already understood the meaning behind that and had many of these spices and oil readily available.  Also, “Christ” means “anointed one”.  Jesus is also the Lamb of God.  Amazingly prophetic how God connects all these meanings of things and it’s not by mistake.  I went into prayer about anointing my animals and that very next day God showed me about the Hebrew shepherds pouring oil on their sheep to confirm I must do this too!

 

Pray over your pet or animal while anointing their head, their feet and their tail or back.
“Father God, Thank you for this pet / animal _____________________ that you have brought to my household.     In the name of Jesus Christ I anoint ______________ now and dedicate and consecrate _____________to You Almighty God for Your plans and purposes.  I ask for Your Holy Spirit, who created _______________to now come upon ____________ and do creative miracles (healing if needed)  and make them healthy and whole in mind, body and spirit.  Bless ______ and give _______________your protection, favor, peace, joy and Glory covering in Jesus name, Amen.”

 

I anointed my dog. “Junior”  when he is afraid of thunderstorms and asked the presence and peace of the Holy Spirit to come upon him.

 

For our Rescue Horse, “Pongo” – we don’t know much of his past before we saved him from the auction pens,  but we know by some of his fears and some of his scars on his back end that he may have had a traumatic thing happen to him.  I anointed him on his head, back and over his scars and commanded all those fears and memories to leave him in Jesus name and for the Holy Spirit to come upon him and do creative miracles in his mind, body and spirit, and restore him to divine wholeness that he will be a blessing for the Kingdom of God.
Animals do not have a soul like we do, but they have a spirit, and yes, they do go to heaven and wait for us if we have accepted salvation from Jesus Christ.  These animals are part of our household. We are promised in the word of God that “you and your household shall be saved”.  That is why when you anoint your pets and livestock proclaim them as part of your household and dedicate your household to God.  I take God at His word.

 

I have seen amazing changes in my pets since anointing them and our horse Pongo is so much calmer and trusting now.  Thank you Holy Spirit!

 

Remember the Holy Spirit with the Word (Jesus Christ) brings creative power. This is how God created life on the earth!  In the Book of Genesis,  The Holy Spirit hovered and God spoke creation into the Spirit!   By the authority of Jesus Christ that has been given to us (Ephesians Chapter 1-2) we speak these decrees in faith while inviting the Holy Spirit to come.  That’s when the Glory is activated and we see miracles, signs and wonders!  I feel God’s love for His creation when I anoint my animals. I feel God’s love for my child when I anoint her.

 

Decree when anointing a gift for another person:  I love to pray over and anoint a gift before I give or send it out to a person.  I also pray and anoint every book that I autograph and send out as an author and ask the presence of the Holy Spirit to come upon that book to bless the reader.  Again, by anointing that gift you are doing a prophetic act of faith and the power of the Holy Spirit comes upon that item and sets it aside for God to do a wonderful work through that anointing.  The Apostle Paul, prayed and anointed ‘handkerchiefs’ and they were sent to the sick and they got healed. (Acts 19:12)  The anointing (the Holy Spirit) was on Paul so powerfully because he had dedicated and consecrated his life to God, so if a person is anointed and set aside for God, that power of the Holy Spirit is on them, and even when an item touched Paul the anointing was released.  So it’s not the oil, its the power of the Holy Spirit that touches the oil, and when another touches it that power is released.  You are giving the Gift of the Spirit!

 

Pray this over your gift before you give it to the person or mail it.  I just dab a little oil around the corners of the gift and make sure my hands are anointed as I hold it up to God.

 

Prayer over anointing a gift: “Father God,  Thank You for this gift I am about to give to __________.  I dedicate and consecrate this gift to You Father God.  I place this gift in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Lord Jesus release the power of Your blood over this gift.  Your Blood Lord, destroys all darkness and brings your Glory light.  Let the light of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon this gift and bring joy, peace, prosperity, favor and blessing to the person who receives it.  I anoint this gift and ask the Power of the Holy Spirit to come upon this gift.  I bless the gift, and I bless the Gift Giver.  You are the Gift Giver Father God, and your word says that every good gift comes from You.  I decree with this anointing now upon this gift, it is a good gift that comes from You Father God – and the recipient _______ will feel and receive Your presence, love and care for them with this gift by the power of your Holy Spirit that is now upon this gift through the anointing, in Jesus name Amen.”

 

Decree when Anointing Yourself:
Long version: “Father God,  I thank You for creating me and your plans and purposes for my life.  In the name of Jesus Christ I anoint myself from the top of my head to the soles of my feet with this Holy Anointing Oil.  (rub oil on forehead/temples)  I dedicate and consecrate my soul, spirit, mind and body to You Father God!  I place myself in the Blood of Jesus Christ.  Lord Jesus release the power of Your blood over me.  Your Blood Lord, destroys all darkness and brings Your Glory Light!    I invite the power of the Holy Spirit to come now and be activated now upon me in Jesus name.  I command my soul, mind, body and spirit to come into alignment with the Holy Spirit now in Jesus name!  I decree Your word Father God over myself now that the anointing breaks the yoke (rub oil on back of neck/shoulders).  In Jesus name I command every yoke of bondage, slavery, infirmity and discord to shatter off me right now in Jesus name!  I declare that I am only yoked to Jesus Christ from this day forward and His burden is easy and light.  Father God by faith I believe that the anointing of  Your Holy Spirit, Kingdom and Glory is now activated upon me and my life. (dab oil on bottoms of feet)  I declare that I am fully dedicated, consecrated  and set aside for the plans and purposes of Almighty God in Jesus name!  Father God, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, in me and in my life on earth as it is in heaven, In Jesus name.  Thank you Father God, thank you Lord Jesus, Thank You Holy Spirit I am in faithful expectation to see the Glory of God come now upon me in Jesus name, Amen!”

 

Daily Refreshing Short version:  “Father God, thank you for the blessing of another day!  In Jesus Name,  I anoint myself  from the top of my head (anoint forehead or temples) to the soles of my feet  (anoint top of feet and center of the bottom) and I dedicate and consecrate myself, my life and all that I do today to You Father God for your Kingdom!   Holy Spirit I invite you to come upon me and fill me up with your Spirit, refresh me and activate Your Glory covering over me and in me!  Release the anointing of your Spirit upon everything I do and encounter today,  I decree the joy, peace, presence, favor and protection of the Lord surrounds me and goes before me today in Jesus Name. Amen”

 

Traveling with the anointing:
Many times when I travel, I anoint my vehicle (front and back bumpers and over each door) and when I go on land prayer assignments I anoint the tires on my vehicle so that the oil / anointing is released on the roads on the way there!  It’s like the oxen and the camels were anointed by God’s people coming to the Promised Land so we should do the same by faith.  I have peace that my vehicles and belongings are dedicated to God and the Holy Spirit has been invited to activate His Spirit, and where the presence of God is so are the angels of the Lord!  It’s protection and and the favor you will see in your life from doing this.  When I travel by airplane I anoint my luggage and carry-ons and I have some anointing oil on my hands and touch the entry door to the plane and my seat when I sit down and pray quietly dedicating the plane to God for a safe trip.  Remember those who are in Christ Jesus carry the Glory! EVERYWHERE you go!

 

The anointing (Holy Spirit presence)  loves adventure and surprises ….
I have a funny story about anointing my luggage on a flight trip from Virginia to New York.  I anointed my carry on bag and wheels with my prayed over anointing oil, and I declared anywhere these wheels touch and any contact the bag has with anyone I asked the Holy Spirit to release His anointing and His Spirit on contact.   I had a long layover in the Washington, DC airport and I went to the busy coffee shop in the airport to get a coffee, my bag in tow.  I ordered my coffee and a breakfast sandwich.  They messed up my sandwich so I had to go over to the side of the counter and wait while they made me a new one.  They called a number for a coffee order and a man came rushing up to get his order and bumped his rolling bag into mine.  I looked up and the man was CNN reporter Jim Acosta!  I gave him eye contact and he started apologizing for bumping into me and I said, “Oh that’s Ok” and I smiled.  Well, I will tell you I am not a fan of his reporting, but I felt the Holy Spirit strong and as Jim walked away with his coffee, I heard the Holy Spirit say to pray for him right now.  So I did.  I knew the anointing had been transferred onto his bag because I had asked God to do that before the trip!  So, now I can can keep asking God to activate His Holy Spirit to do a work in Jim’s life.   Once the anointing is applied it’s there forever activated in the Spirit realm.

 

God is amazing and the Holy Spirit loves to go on adventures with you especially when you travel, so when you get your anointing oils make sure you also get a travel size!

 

In my ‘anointing Holy Spirit adventures’  have prayed over and anointed homes, land and cars, wedding rings,  new babies and even the beds of those who have hosted me at their homes.  I love to do it and we have had so many wonderful breakthroughs and blessings that have come from this!

 

When you do a prophetic act of faith like this,  it pleases God.  Faith pleases God.  It’s also an act of obedience.  Obedience brings breakthrough.   One of my favorite verses to decree when anointing myself or another person is Isaiah 61.  This is the verse that Jesus spoke over Himself at the start of His ministry.  I encourage those going into ministry to also do this.  It’s very powerful.

 

Where to buy your anointing oils:
Note: Olive oil from your grocery store is sufficient for anointing purposes, because it is the prayer and decree that you speak in faith in Jesus name that activates the anointing of the Holy Spirit over the oil and where it’s applied.  The oil does not have the power, the spirit of the Living God has the power, by the authority of Jesus Christ, spoken by faith.  The Holy Spirit is activated on the oil and the place it is applied because of what you speak over it in faith in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

These are some oils and I love that they are from Israel and Olive trees grown where our Savior walked and ministered and did miracles and His Blood poured into the ground. To me that is very special and sacred.  We know that Jesus first bled into the ground in an olive grove – the Garden of Gesthemane near Jerusalem.  The word Gesthemane actually means ‘olive press’.  Jesus was being pressed when praying before his arrest and going to the cross.  To me that is very prophetic, confirming He was and is forever the Anointed One.  So yes, pure olive oils from Israel are the best to do anointing if you want to pray over them giving glory and honor to Jesus for what He suffered in the Garden.  Jesus will also return on the Mount of Olives facing the King’s Gate in Jerusalem, very near that same olive grove that is still there today!

 

I like to use different oils to do different things in my ministry.  I look for companies that sell anointing oil that are Judeo-Christian / Messianic Hebrew and pray over their oils, and also offer teachings on the oils on their websites.  I especially love anointing oil companies that are reverent to these important meanings of the olive oil surrounding ‘Yeshua’ Jesus Christ, and get the oil from Israel and pray over every part of it preparation process.  That is very meaningful, and gives the oil so much purity and sanctity.

 

My personal favorite to anoint myself, my head and feet before bed and in the morning The New Jerusalem Holy Anointing Oil – very soothing scent: 

 

  

Covenant and Intercession Oils I use for dedicating land, homes, intercession and other ministry needs I get from Abba Oils.

 

More variety of anointing oils for different personal uses from Israel:

 

Much Love,
Annamarie

 

For a deeper teaching on the anointing with oil watch my video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPoNw7KT95I

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