One of the most important and often over-looked prayers available to the Christian is a Prayer for Protection. Different situations happen in our lives, so you can say a short prayer for protection against evil, harm or prayer for protection from enemies you face in your life. What is this type of prayer? Why is it over-looked? And should you add this prayer to your daily disciplines? These are the questions this article seeks to answer.
If you feel an instinct or small voice inside telling you to pray… then stop what you are doing and pray.
Here are some simple and short prayers of protection against evil, harm, enemies you can use in your daily life.
- Short Prayer for Protection
- Prayer for protection from enemies
- Prayer for Protection from Evil
- Short Travel Mercy Prayer
- Short Medical Protection Prayer
- Protection from Natural Disasters Prayer
These are designed to get you started, as you grow spiritually you will begin praying regularly and it will become like second nature.
Prayer for Protection
The Light of God – surround us.
The Love of God – enfold us.The Power of God – protect us.The Presence of God – watch over us.The Mind of God – guide us.The Law of God – direct us.Wherever we are – God, be our strength and harbor.
Prayer for protection from enemies
God, hear my voice. Lord, listen to my prayer.
Save me from my enemies and their evil ways.Help me to recognize their bad intentions.Do not let the false and hurting words of them touch me.Protect me from devastating enemies actions.Please don‘t let evil to destroy and triumph over my life. God, I can rely only on you this hard hour and only you can save me. I believe and trust you, please listen to my prayer. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from Evil
Heavenly Father I pray that You would protect me and my family from all the evils and from those that would seek to harm us. Uphold us and keep us safe from all the evils that encircle our lives. Put Your hedge of protection and safety around us we pray, and place a guard at our doors and protects us from all that pass by our gate. And Father, keep our hearts from fear but rather fill us to overflowing with Your peace that passes all understanding. Thank You that You are indeed our refuge and strength. You are that ever present Help in time of trouble. In Your strength we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea. Stay with us wherever we go. In Jesus name, Amen.
Short Travel Mercy Prayer
Heavenly Father, please give protection to my Christian brother and sister as they make a long road journey this week. Help them arrive safely at their destination and protect the other drivers along the way. Lord, they have much work to do here, building your Kingdom. Please bring them home safe and sound, in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Short Medical Protection Prayer
Father in Heaven, tomorrow I must go to the doctor to get some test results. Father you know the outcome before it happens and you are in control of all things. I pray, if it is your will, those results will come back negative and I will receive a clean bill of health. Please protect my health, so I can continue here on Earth. I say this prayer in the name of my King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Protection from Natural Disasters Prayer
My Father, My God and My Lord. A storm approaches, we have been told and warned of it, but still we are unprepared. Please protect us and protect our friends and neighbours and anyone in the path of the storm. Father you can calm any storm with but a word, and if it is your will I ask that you do so, but if we find ourselves in the middle of the storm, I know you will be with us always. May your name be glorified in all things. I love you and thank you. Amen.
Why We Need Prayer for Protection?
A short prayer for protection can be used in many circumstances for protection against evil, harm, enemies, for travel mercies, natural disasters, health and medical situations, child births, and spiritual warfare just to name a few. They can also take the form of physical protection as well as emotional and spiritual.
At the start I mentioned that a prayer of protection is often over-looked by Christians, especially newborn Christians who are just beginning to explore their faith. So if this describes you, let me first share how much God loves you and wants a very close relationship with you.
A prayer of protection can be used for yourself or others
Obviously being the God that stitched you together in your Mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). He knows you far better than anyone, but He wants more than a just physical knowledge of your existence. He wants you to freely share all of your life with Him, He wants you to ask him for your hearts desires, to share your needs and concerns with Him, to rely and trust in Him for all things. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
A short prayer of protection can be used for yourself or others, often people pray for family and friends when they travel long distances, have medical conditions, are involved in an accident, natural disaster or other tragedy. You can (and should) even pray for your country, it’s military and their leaders for protection.
Always remember, use a short prayer for protection at any time, and if you feel an instinct or small voice inside telling you to pray… then stop what you are doing and pray. The Holy Spirit of God exists within you to guide you and help in times of trouble. Listen to the spirit and pray. Never stop praying.
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Our world is filled with events and situations that can cause great fear and anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and live imprisoned by fear. We are promised in God’s Word that he is faithful and will protect us (2 Thessalonians 3:3). God wants us to let go of fear and to live life to the fullest! (John 10:10) When you are overcome by worry, use these prayers for protection to remember who God is and the protection he has promised you.
Table of contents
- 1 1. Prayer for Personal Protection
- 2 2. Prayer for the Protection and Safety of Family
- 3 3. Prayer for Children’s Security
- 4 4. “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” Protective Prayer:
- 5 5. “Priestly Blessings” Prayer from Scripture:
- 6 Prayers for Protection and Safety from the Bible
- 7 Prayers for Protection Against Witchcraft
1. Prayer for Personal Protection
Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection. Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12)
Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You. Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
Strengthen us in the power of Your might, O God. Dress us in Your armor so that we can stand firm against the schemes of the devil. We know that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.(Ephesians 6:10-12)
You are our keeper, O Lord, the shade on our right hand. Protect us from all evil and keep our soul. Guard our going out and our coming in. From this time and forever. In Jesus’ name, Amen. – by Lynn Cooke
2. Prayer for the Protection and Safety of Family
Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my kids (grandkids). Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that their home on earth is only temporary. – Ryan Duncan, Culture Editor at Crosswalk.com
3. Prayer for Children’s Security
Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one. Help them to see life–and every challenge–through Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever they go. I pray that they will set their minds on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that they will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray they will come to understand the extent of Your own love for them–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray they will be filled up with You from morning ’til night. – Rebecca Barlow Jordan
4. “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” Protective Prayer:
Celtic monks used it to start their day.The hymn was several stanzas long, and the last two stanzas were especially memorable and moving:
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.
5. “Priestly Blessings” Prayer from Scripture:
Numbers 6:22-27 is known as the “Priestly Blessing” or sometimes the “Aaronic Benediction.” There are seven requests made in this prayer.
The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “’The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”‘ “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
1. The Lord bless you…
The word “bless” means to “provide favor or benefit.” Father, we pray that for our children. You are the Eternal God. Please place Your great kindness and advantage on those we love. May they be approved and favored by You.
2. and keep you…
The Hebrew word “keep” means to “watch, guard, defend.” This is a prayer for protection. Father, my children are not perfect. They are going to make mistakes. But please watch over them and guard them again mistakes of youth that are unalterable. Please defend them against temptation. Protect them against Satan who desires to devour them.
3. the LORD make his face shine upon you…
This is a request for God’s presence.Father, as a parent I know that I can’t be with my children all the time, but You can. Just like they feel the warmth of the sun shining on them, please allow them to experience Your presence. Thank You for being with them wherever they go.
4. and be gracious to you…
Grace is God’s undeserved favor. He gives us what we don’t deserve. Father, thank You for Your gift of grace. I pray that gift to be poured out on my children. Following that great gift of salvation, please show them your kindness and love in all the endeavors of their lives.
5. the Lord turn his face toward you…
Here is a request for God’s fellowship.Father, thank You, that because of their trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in my children. Please walk with them in a powerful way. Enable them to submit to the Spirit’s control day by day and moment by moment.
6. and give you peace.
The Hebrew word for peace used here is “shalom.” It means “completeness, wholeness, and contentment.” Lord, please calm my children’s fears; soothe their anxious souls. Keep them complete and whole in their thinking, emotions, desires, and actions.
7. So they will put my name on ___________ (the name of your child/children).
This is a request of identification. Lord, please place Your holy mark on my children. Set them apart to be used by You. I love them but You love them more. You love them with an everlasting love. May they represent You well on their earthly journey. And when their journey is completed, welcome them home to live forever with You.
(notes by Ron Moore, The Journey)
Prayers for Protection and Safety from the Bible
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1
“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” – John 17:15
‘And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” – Matthew 6:13
“Because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” – Psalm 16:10-11
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PRAYER AGAINST EVERY EVIL – Very Powerful
Heavenly Father, I love You, I praise You, and I worship You. I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Who won victory over sin and death for my salvation. I thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit Who empowers me, guides me, and leads me into fullness of life. I thank you for Mary, my Heavenly Mother, who intercedes with the holy angels and saints for me.
Lord Jesus Christ, I place myself at the foot of Your cross and ask You to cover me with Your Precious Blood which pours forth from Your Most Sacred Heart and Your Most Holy Wounds. Cleanse me, my Jesus, in the living water that flows from Your Heart. I ask You to surround me, Lord Jesus, with Your Holy Light.
Heavenly Father, let the healing waters of my baptism now flow back through the maternal and paternal generations to purify my family line of satan and sin. I come before You, Father, and ask forgiveness for myself, my relatives, and my ancestors, for any calling upon powers that set themselves up in opposition to You or that do not offer true honor to Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ Holy Name, I now reclaim any territory that was handed over to satan and place it under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
By the power of Your Holy Spirit, reveal to me, Father, any people I need to forgive and any areas of unconfessed sin. Reveal aspects of my life that are not pleasing to You, Father, ways that have given or could give satan a foothold in my life. Father, I give to You any unforgiveness; I give to You my sins; and, I give to You all ways that satan has a hold of my life. Thank You, for Your forgiveness and Your love.
Lord Jesus, in Your Holy Name, I bind all evil spirits of the air, water, ground, underground, and netherworld. I further bind, in Jesus’ Name, any and all emissaries of the satanic headquarters and claim the Precious Blood of Jesus on the air, atmosphere, water, ground and their fruits around us, the underground and the netherworld below.
Heavenly Father, allow Your Son Jesus to come now with the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the holy angels and the saints to protect me from all harm and to keep all evil spirits from taking revenge on me in any way.
(Repeat the following sentence three times: once in honor of the Father, once in honor of the Son, and once in honor of the Holy Spirit.)
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I seal myself, my relatives, this room (place, home, church, car, plane, etc…), and all sources of supply in the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
(To break and dissolve all satanic seals, repeat the following paragraph three times in honor of the Holy Trinity because satanic seals are places three times to blaspheme the Holy Trinity.)
In the Holy Name of Jesus, I break and dissolve any and all curses, hexes, spells, snares, traps, lies, obstacles, deceptions, diversions, spiritual influences, evil wishes, evil desires, hereditary seals, known and unknown, and every dysfunction and disease from any source including my mistakes and sins. In Jesus’ Name, I sever the transmission of any and all satanic vows, pacts, spiritual bonds, soul ties, and satanic works. In Jesus’ Name, I break and dissolve any and all links and effects of links with: astrologers; bohmos; channelers; charters; clairvoyants; crystal healers; crystals; fortune tellers; mediums; the New Age Movement; occult seers; palm, tea leaf, or tarot card readers; psychics; santeros; satanic cults; spirit guides; witches; witchdoctors; and, Voodoo. In Jesus’ Name, I dissolve all effects of participation in seances and divination, ouija boards, horoscopes, occult games of all sorts, and any form of worship that does not offer true honor to Jesus Christ.
Holy Spirit, please reveal to me through word of knowledge any evil spirits that have attached themselves to me in any way. (Pause and wait for words to come to you, such as: anger, arrogance, bitterness, brutality, confusion, cruelty, deception, envy, fear, hatred, insecurity, jealousy, pride, resentment, or terror. Pray the following for each of the spirits revealed.)
In the Name of Jesus, I rebuke you spirit of _________________. I command to go directly to Jesus, without manifestation and without harm to me or anyone, so that He can dispose of you according to His Holy Will.
I thank You, Heavenly Father for Your Love. I thank You, Holy Spirit for empowering me to be aggressive against satan and evil spirits. I thank You, Jesus, for setting me free. I thank You, Mary, for interceding for me with the holy angels and the saints.
Lord Jesus, fill me with charity, compassion, faith, gentleness, hope, humility, joy, kindness, light, love, mercy, modesty, patience, peace, purity, security, tranquility, trust, truth, understanding, and wisdom. Help me to walk in Your Light and Truth, illuminated by the Holy Spirit so that together we may praise, honor, and glorify Our Father in time and in eternity. For You, Lord Jesus, are, “…the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6 ), and You “…have come that we might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10 ).
“God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My strength and courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior” (Isaiah 12:2 ).
Amen. Alleluia. Amen.
Prayers for protection against witchcraft. These are very powerful prayers against witchcraft, if you do them during fasting they become even more potent. These prayers will keep witches and Satanists away forever. You can use them as protection against enemies, since these prayers basically repel bad energy, returning its evil energies towards the one who sent them. The prayers have been composed in such a way that only a blessing and the way of Jesus Christ can remove the curse once it returns to your enemy. Use these prayers against black magic, satanic attacks, and to get rid of bad spirits.
Prayers for Protection Against Witchcraft
Soul of Christ
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, make me drunk. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, comfort me. Oh, good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds, hide me. Do not let me stay away from you. From the evil enemy, defend me. In the hour of my death, call me. And let me come to you. That I may praise thee with thy saints. Forever and ever. Amen
Prayer to break curses
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and by the power of his cross, blood, and resurrection, I take authority over all curses, hexes, spells, voodoo practices, witchcraft, satanic rituals, incantations and evil desires directed against me. By the power of Jesus Christ, the Risen Lord, I break every influence that these curses have on my life and I order them to return to their source and be replaced by a blessing.
I ask forgiveness and I renounce all the personal vows and negative agreements I have made with the enemy and I beg you, Lord Jesus, to free me from any captivity to which I have been subjected. I claim that the blood you shed bathes all aspects of my life, my relationships, my ministerial works and my finances. I thank you for your imperishable love, your angelic protection and for the fullness of your abundant blessings.
Prayer against all evil
Spirit of our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Most Holy Trinity, descend upon me. Please purify me, mold me, fill me with you. Remove from me all evil force, destroy it so that I can be healthy and able to do good deeds.
Cast out from me all curses, enchantments, spells, witchcraft, black magic, demonic works, evil spells and evil eye, diabolical infestations, oppressions, possessions; all that is evil and sinful; jealousy; treason; envy; and physical, psychological, moral, spiritual and diabolical diseases; as well as all tempting, deaf, mute, blind and sleeping spirits; the hidden spirits; the religious spirits; the spirits of the Antichrist; and all the other spirits of death and darkness.
By the power of Almighty God, and in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, I command and require all powers that persecute me to leave me forever and be confined to the lake of eternal fire, that they will never again touch me or any other creature all over the world. Amen
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Prayer to release any sorcery
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, by the power of the cross, his blood and resurrection, I bind Satan, the hosts of spirits and the powers of darkness and hell, and the evil forces of nature.
I take authority over all curses, spells, demonic activity and curses directed against me, my relationships, my efforts, my finances and the work of my hands; and I break them by the power and authority of the risen Lord Jesus Christ. I assert myself in the power of the Lord God Almighty to tie all demonic interaction, influence, and communication of the spirits sent against me; and I send them directly to Jesus Christ so that He may dispose of them according to His will.
I ask forgiveness and I renounce any negative vow I have made with the enemy, and I ask that Jesus Christ deliver me from them and from any bond that they have placed on me. I proclaim the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, on every aspect of my life, for my protection. Amen
Prayer Against Hexes
God, our Lord, King of all times, Great and Almighty, you who created everything and transform everything simply by your will.
You are the doctor of our souls. You are the salvation of those who turn to you. I ask you to destroy and to remove from me all power and evil presences; every evil influence, evil eye and all evil deeds directed towards me.
Where envy and malice are found, give me abundance of kindness, patience, victory and charity. O Lord, you who love men, I pray you to extend your powerful hands and your great and powerful arm, and come to my aid.
Send your angel of peace over me, to protect my body and my soul. May he keep away and overcome all the power of evil and every poisonous or malicious word invoked against me by corrupt and envious people.
Then, under the protection of your authority, I can gratefully sing: “The Lord is my salvation; Who will I fear? ” I will fear no evil because you are with me, my God, my strength, my mighty Lord, Lord of Peace, Father of all times. Amen
Prayer for spiritual protection
Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all the times I have not submitted to your will in my life. Forgive me, please, for all my sinful deeds, my agreements with the enemy and for having believed the lies of the devil. Now I submit to you as my Lord, beloved Jesus. Now I break every agreement I made with the enemy.
Lord Jesus, please make your warrior angels move away and bring all the demons and their artifices into the abyss that came to me because I believed their lies. Now I ask you to lift a barrier of protection around me, over me and below me, and seal it with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ.
I choose now to put on the full armor of God and ask you to cleanse and seal my body, mind, soul and spirit with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ. Please, have your warrior angels focus and remove all the demons, their artifices and all their power from within this protective barrier and be sent to the abyss.
Lord Jesus Christ, please, may your warriors take out of my way all evil influence and return it to its origin and be sealed there with your blood. Please have your angels set guard over me and protect me from all enemy attacks. Amen
Prayer against witchcraft
Dear Lord Jesus, I ask you that you assign a special task to your warrior angels to take away from me all those who have done me wrong. Please make your warriors deprive these witches of their psychic powers, demonic powers and hidden powers. Please dispel them from their magical incantations, psychic vision, and divination powers. May all their powers and artifices be destroyed and cast into the abyss. I ask you to bring them before your throne and bless them with the revelation of who you are and the love and plans of salvation you have for them. Please show them how they are being deceived by Satan. I assume authority over all astrological influence directed against me, and I pray that you put your shield of protection between me and those who try to cause harm, in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer to bind the evil spirits
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I present myself with the power of the Lord God Omnipotent to bind Satan and all his evil spirits, demonic forces, demonic powers, principalities and all kings and princes of terror, coming from the air, water, fire, earth, the world of darkness and all the evil forces of nature.
I assume authority over all destructive demonic works and functions sent against me and expose them as enemies weakened and defeated by Jesus Christ. Here I am with the power of the Lord God Omnipotent to bind together all the enemies of Christ present, all demonic beings under his sole and highest authority; and command these spirits to go into the abyss never to return.
I stand today with the power of the Lord Almighty God to call the heavenly hosts, the holy angels of God, to surround, protect and clean with the holy light of God all areas that have been vacated by the forces of wrong. I ask the Holy Spirit to flood my mind, heart, body, soul, and spirit – thus creating in me hunger and thirst for the sacred Word of God – and fill me with the life and love of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
Prayer to remove demonic influences and sorcery
Beloved Lord Jesus Christ, I ask you to send a special garrison of warrior angels to eliminate and bind into the abyss any demonic entity that has influenced my sinful behavior of criticism, impatience, resentment, pride, rebellion, stubbornness, unforgiveness, gossip, disobedience, violence, divorce, accusations, anger, manipulation, jealousy, greed, laziness, revenge, greed, possessiveness, control, reprisal, selfishness, deceit, dishonesty, lack of faith, seduction, lust, pornography, masturbation, idolatry and witchcraft.
I stand today for the power of the Lord Jesus Christ and I pray to be filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, peace, patience, love, joy, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, humility, forgiveness, kindness, discipline, truth, renunciation, good image of myself, prosperity, charity, obedience, sound mind, order, fullness in Christ, acceptance of myself, acceptance of others, trust, freedom of addictions, integrity, well-being, health, wisdom, knowledge, understanding and the light and life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen