Petra - Get On Your Knees And Fight Like A Man Lyrics

[Based on 2 Chronicles 10:4, James 5:16]

Out on your own with your own self reliance
You've got no one to watch your back
You find yourself caught with no strong alliance
You've been left open for attack

Over your head the condition is graver
You've given ground you can't retrieve
The cards are stacked and they're not in your favor
But you've got an ace up your sleeve

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You'll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

Under the gun, you've got no place to hide out
Backed in the corner on your own
This is one storm you are destined to ride out
One way to leave the danger zone

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You'll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

You've got the backbone to fight this tide
You've got the will to survive
You've got the weapon, it's at your side
You've got to learn to confide

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You'll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

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Petra Get On Your Knees And Fight Like A Man Comments
  1. sprayarm

    Petra was one of the main driving forces that got me through high school. As good a Biblical commentary as any printed in a book!

  2. Cole Miner's Daughter

    Yes, spend the needed time on your knees, but sooner or later you got to go back and battle, and no warrior does that only on their knees, you have to stand up, put on the full armour, and battle, but prayer is the most needed weapon you have...remember, we walk by faith, and not by sight, and if your Father is for you, then who can be against you?

    Joseph Tkach

    Very Well Said! 👏

    Fernando Silva

    Wonderful comments!! Let us wear the Holy Armor and fight with the spiritual weapons and Our God will give us the victory!

  3. Wolney felipe machado Felipe machado

    Linda cancao de petra...

  4. Jacinda Chapman


  5. Jacinda Chapman

    Love it Thank you ❤️ God Bless you 😇

  6. Neto Oliveira

    Ai e uma banda massa musica linda

  7. Lostariael

    If my life ever became a Pokemon series, this would be my theme song.

  8. Sheepdog Smokey

    Remember, when you think you can't stand against what's facing you, if God is with you, NONE can stand against you!

    Sound of Justice Proud of Victory

    Amen, amen, amen

    Zach Turner

    This is so important to me a year after you wrote. Thank you

  9. Noah Tabacchi

    Funny how this song title can be political now days. I wish I could go back to the 80's!

  10. Mauricio Miranda

    Only laying on your knees and speaking to the King of Kings is the Ultimate weapon! Confess your sins and ask for guidance and don't sin no more and your prayers will be heard

    Jim Ley

    "don't sin no more and your prayers will be heard" that is bull....HE HEARS YOUR PRAYERS NO MATTER WHAT! If you can go without sinning, you are better man that ! I am not perfect never will be! You sin knowingly or unknowingly...I am not Perfect...Just Forgiven!

  11. verityocean

    Thank you.

  12. Ben Wessel

    one of my all time favorite petra songs

  13. Pavy Rivera


  14. Norm Byers

    Love this song!

  15. realityrob

    IMO their best release. Every track on this release is solid

  16. Gronanard51 Meister

    ok i like petra and this famous song ! ok ! with the power of god one day all ( se ) realise ! your familly , the health , et ancora thanx petra receive my friendship et all in the lor god bless dav'

  17. FollowerOfChrist

    Based on James 5:16 and 2nd Chronicles 10:4; and I, also, say Ephesians 6:10-20.

    Brother Kellymatthew Barnes

    PetrA A Bible Study In Every Song Guaranteed.

  18. Tammy Matney

    Beautiful song

  19. Riki Ribi


    If you follow the Master
    the world will reject you
    as it rejects the Pastor
    with a lot of ballyhoo

    The disciple is NOT above the Master
    nor the servant above his Lord
    the world is heading for a disaster
    the Creator is ready to have it restored

    The Queen of Heaven comes to warn
    us poor children of naughty Eve
    if we don’t listen, we’ll surely mourn
    in an “eternity” full of grief

    Each one of us is free to decide
    whether to follow God or a worldly path
    whether to be humble or full of pride
    whether to be full of Love or full of wrath

    The Righteous Judge keeps patiently
    inviting His children to choose wisely
    but most of us refuse blatantly
    to follow His Commandments very precisely

    He who will not hear, will feel .

    Rita Biesemans, December 12 2013

  20. Riki Ribi


    In a world so full of darkness
    hearts transform into harshness
    mouths are hurling insults
    living the Me, Me, Me, cults

    A brother killing his brother
    a daughter killing her mother
    kids who choose rather 
    than to obey, to kill the father

    a world drenched in the occult
    and in God refuses to exult
    has chosen its own direction
    thus asking for Your correction

    As in the times of Noah, we are in the days
    You spoke of in so many different ways
    we live in the end of time as we know it
    in which finally Thy Kingdom will be legit

    Please Lord, let Your Light
    more than ever be so bright
    let it shine upon each faithful son
    to achieve the victory already won.

    Jesus will triumph in the final victory over the devil

    Rita Biesemans June 19 2014

  21. Riki Ribi


    Woe, Woe, Woe
    satan is using a hoe
    to attack us and destroy
    hidden in the horse of Troy

    he puts on a "friendly face"
    for, "just in case"
    we fall into his trap
    he can deride us in his lap

    Following You, our heavenly Boss,
    on the way of the Cross
    satan always lies in wait
    to entice us with his bait

    As he has only a short time left
    his behavior becomes very deft
    enticing as many as he can get
    to lure them in his evil drag-net

    But I know, oh my Lord
    that I try to strike a chord
    to elicit Your intervention
    to keep satan in detention

    Impatiently waiting for Your return
    which we still need to earn
    free us from the snares of the devil
    push him back to the lowest level

    In God we trust
    Rita Biesemans November 5 2013

  22. Jess Everett

    This song is my battle cry!!!


    +Jess Everett Yes!

  23. James Edgar

    This song speaks to my greatest spiritual struggle. I act like I believe I can conquer sin and battle my problems with my own effort. After I create disasters for myself, then I remember to pray. One of these days I'll convince my stubborn self to pray first.

    Gronanard51 Meister

    +James Edgar take courage

    Sheepdog Smokey

    When you find yourself "far" from God's path, just turn around, He is waiting to embrace you and guide you.

    Best advice I've ever been given, as I all too often find myself straying, only to turn to Him and realize He was right there just waiting for me all the time. He's the only being more patient than my parents, they're saints just for surviving my teen years.

  24. pdye81

    The man is head of the house it is his responsibility to ensure that his house is in order the best way to do it is in prayer

    Sheepdog Smokey

    Amen, my Father has been the true head of house as long as I've been able to remember. But, he knows that my Mother is there to support him and turns to her for support, comfort, and she always stands with him.

  25. Silver&Black Raiders

    I can completely relate to this song. Many, many nights alone have led me to fight on my knees.

  26. Rudy Briskar

    I can't wait to see them live at Creation NW 2013~

  27. Franco B

    I'm with you on that, too!!

  28. MuckoMan

    This is as bad as striper hah.

  29. frank roxanne quinn

    my favorite of time Frank Quinn

  30. shimauma

    I saw them do this song live in 1987!!! My youth group took us, to the concert. I lost my cassette tape : (

  31. Bax Baxtersmaster

    to...not AT sbasmaling. I had a mother-in-law that was Church of Christ. Hard Core. She swore everyone was a heathen or blasphemous if the name of their Church did not contain the word Christ. The baptist part of my family and the catholic part of my family were worshiping John the Baptist, and idols according to her...and the Jewish part, were Christ killers! and nothing more. Just a suggestion, why do you not get up there, in a large forum with proper permission, and make it mainstream?

  32. WarBeard

    @UnknownPetraFan amen to that!

  33. Sara Smaling

    @sbasmaling make a song that sounds so much like the world with no mention of God, that you can only tell it's supposed to be Christian by the group which sings it. With as much music as is out in the world there will be some works that are quite close to others, and that's cool, it's not that which I was speaking of. Sorry for offending you. On another note, there will probably never be another Band like Petra. The days of that kind of music seem to be over. Days of autotune reign.

  34. Sara Smaling

    @wwwuraRetard Hmm. Maybe you misunderstood my comment, but that's okay. There is plenty of great Christian music out there and we can all have our own opinion. The point is does it glorify God, does it encourage other Christians, does it draw people to Christ? Those, in my mind, are the guidelines for great Christian music. I realize that there are similarities in music, but what I was speaking of is when people take secular songs and make them 'christian' by just changing the words or (cont)

  35. Nathan Lindahl

    @azzyandlexie 2 different styles of vocalist, Greg has a 4 octave range and John doesn't

  36. Michael J. Martin

    I saw them in concert in Joplin, MO back in 87 on their "THIS MEANS WAR TOUR" & Stephen Curtis Chapman opened for them. I so wanted to talk to the members of Petra being a BIG fan but they did their set and left so fast your head could spin. But I did get to spend an hour talking to Stephen Curtis Chapman (which at that time was just rising to fame - never heard of him before). I can tell you this, Stephen was so genuine and down to earth. He gave me encouragement to continue with my music.

    Wayne Chandler

    I met John once at the Dove awards in 2001. I was freaking out but he was super cool and gave me a high five!

    Derrick Williams

    @Wayne Chandler yeah, John was super nice when I met him too...he even asked me my name so he could sign my poster specifically to me. I will never forget that.

  37. Michael J. Martin


  38. 3impersonators

    If only more guys would take this advice. Most of 'em (I'm sure there are exceptions) think it's sissy to pray beyond blessing their food.
    Petra and Stryper are THE BEST Christian bands ever.

  39. lonzenator

    I remember when this came out. I was working in a Christian radio station), both the music director and myself, immediately grabbed our guitars and went to learning this song... The whole album is great, but I love this song... Man, much of today's music has missed the message of these simple, but awesome songs...

  40. Capt_Gunzou

    Real men pray, anyone who doesn't gets hurt, and alot of people don't seem to get that today.

  41. xxdraginxx

    Brings back some serious memories! Petra is the first christian rock band I ever went to see! Was at LoveFest in Milford Nebraska in I think '87, couldn't talk (hoarse) for 2 days after This Means War!

  42. iceddust69

    my fav Petra song

  43. meljpetra

    Great - Song, Great Words, & Great Victory !

  44. Steven Whitehouse

    Once again thanks for all these videos your uploading unknownpetrafan. They are truly my favorite christian rock groups. This is the best way to fight back is to Pray, that is get on your knees and Pray To Jesus, He'll help you through all your troubles if you just ask!!

  45. PhoenixAngel429

    I remember my mom playing this in the car when I was little and grew to love it. :)

  46. Sara Smaling

    Sweet as! I just got the 'Petra Greatest Hits' CD, this isn't on it. That is sad, but, there are HEAPS of great Petra songs on there. My personal fav - Judas Kiss. Man these guys are so much better then the new Christian Music. I hate it that many artists now try to sound just like the world. Get some originality! These guys Rock! Cheers bro.

  47. Andrea Carrillo

    definitivamente una de las mejores...

  48. priestpega

    One my all time favorite songs. Period.

  49. Espeelover

    I love this song!!!