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.
- 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 Prayer for Protection from Illness
- 8 Prayer for Divine Protection
- 9 Prayer for Protection Through Life’s Journey
- 10 Prayer for Protection While Traveling
- 11 Prayer for Protection Over Your Family
- 12 Prayer for Personal Protection
- 13 Verses:
- 14 Safety For Family
- 15 Our Men and Women in the Armed Forces
- 16 Local Authorities
- 17 Our President
- 18 Those in “high risk” careers
- 19 Transportation
- 20 Bullies
- 21 Conclusion
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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On this page you’ll find a list of prayers and verses for protection at work and home. Prayers to keep you safe and protect you from evil and enemies stand in your way.
Unless we avail ourselves within the protective arms of our God, we leave ourselves vulnerable to the attacks of the evil one. We must be diligent in reading God’s word, and ask Him to watch over and protect us individually, as well as His children. When you pray for yourself, pray for those you love, those you have never met, and even those who have hurt you in some way.
Let it be known that with God, all things are possible. Not some things, ALL things. When we feel afraid in life, ask for His protection and safety. Our Father does not desert His children. These prayers of protection are offered as a way to preempt those attacks and keep oneself and one’s loved ones under the protection of God at all times.
If the need for protection whether in your own life, or in the life of someone you love is present, let us pray for you at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We have faith that sending your prayer to the place where our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us will help your request be granted! It is our honor and privilege to be a part of your prayer warrior, and to ask the Lord to watch over you, protect you, and keep you, always.
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou saved me from violence. I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
2 Samuel 22:3-4
Prayer for Protection from Illness
Heavenly Father, I adore you and I love you with all my heart and soul. I thank you for having created me, and for watching over me in all that I do, every single day. Pardon me for my sins. I ask that you watch over me while I rest and recover from illness. Please protect my body, and help me heal from this sickness that weakens me. May your unending grace be with me forever and ever. I trust in all that You do, and all that You are.
Prayer for Divine Protection
Grant me, O Lord, your protection. Within your protection, strength. And within your strength, understanding. And within your understanding, knowledge. And within your knowledge, the power of justice. And within the power of justice, the love of all of Creation. Guide and protect my body, my mind, and my best judgment in all things. For you, O Lord, will never leave my side. In this I trust. Amen.
Prayer for Protection Through Life’s Journey
In the name of God I move forth through life’s journey. May God the Father always be with me, God the Son protect and watch over me, and God the Holy Ghost to stand by my side as I travel through the life you have given me. Amen
Prayer for Protection While Traveling
I ask that God’s Angels guard and keep you. As you travel, may you remain safe and secure, with His presence known to you at all times. May He watch over you as you leave home, wandering and maneuvering in other parts of God’s great earth. You are not alone. For He is always with you. Amen.
Prayer for Protection Over Your Family
Heavenly Father, I pray for your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my family and loved ones. I ask You to keep evil far away from them, and to help them to trust You as their refuge and strength in all things, without ceasing. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction and sinful ways, and to grant them discernment to recognize the truth. I pray that You will make them strong and if they find themselves amist danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong. Please help them to find rest in your shadow, and through your everlasting embrace, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is in beside their Heavenly Father, and that their home on earth is only temporary.
Prayer for Personal Protection
Oh Heavenly Father, I come to You today, bowing my head and opening my heart, asking for protection from all the evil this world holds. 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, every single day. Surround us with your divine hedge of unbreakable protection. Encompass us round about with your strength and your glorious might. Let all who take refuge in You be happy and feel safe. Please shelter us, Heavenly Father, that those who love your name may exalt in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man and those who give their lives to You.
“And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:13-14
“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.” Psalm 91:7
“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
SERIOUS PRAYER FOR SAFETY AND PROTECTION
I come boldly asking for Your divine safety and protection over the nations. You instructed us to always pray, for You are able to keep, take care of, and bring to pass the things that I commit unto You in prayer. Lord, I commit all things into Your hands. I pray that You would assign strong and mighty angels to watch over the nations, cities and communities. May You encamp each one in a hedge of protection to keep safe in all their ways.
Father , thank You for the power and authority that You have given us over the devil and over every evil and demonic spirit; and with that authority, I bind Satan, every principality, and every spirit of weakness from hurting or harming those who belong to You, in any way, by the authority of the name of Jesus Christ.
No weapon formed against those who belong to You shall prosper. You instructed us to cast our cares and our worries upon You, and You would sustain us. Therefore I cast my cares and worries upon You. I am confident , that according to Your word, You shall sustain and keep safe all of my love and cares. Your word says You are faithful to keep us from all evil.
Because I trust in You to watch over my community of neighbors, friends and loved ones, I thank You for allowing Your peace to rest upon me and my every concern. Thank You and praise You for victory in Christ Jesus .
I will give thanks unto Jehovah with my whole heart…
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It seems that the older I get, the more chaotic the world is also getting. Danger seems to lurk around every corner some days, whether it is a personal danger or threats of nuclear warfare. There is a serious spiritual battle taking place in the hearts and minds of every single person alive today. With all of the madness, prayer is a must! How can you pray for safety to God in the midst of danger? Here are 7 different prayers covering different possibilities.
Safety For Family
You alone brought me to my spouse. You have brought a love between us that has kept You at the center. Please protect my wife/husband from harm today. You have also given me the joyous responsibility of being a parent. I love my children, Lord! Father, please protect my kids as well. I thank You for the abundance of blessings I have with my spouse and kids! I love them all and I pray that they may find their way home safe today. I praise Your name, Father! Amen
Our Men and Women in the Armed Forces
You have the power to do as You please and I pray now for our brave men and women all over the world that put their lives on the line everyday so that we can remain free. Lord, keep them safe from harm’s way. Many of these men and women have families back home that they provide for. Please allow them a safe journey back home to hug their loved ones. Father, be with the spouses and children of these brave men and women. Give them a peace that passes all understanding to know that You are in control of all things! May these brave men and women be a blessing to the people they encounter this day! Amen
I pray for the police officers and firefighters who risk their lives daily for us. Father I pray that you will stop the schemes of the criminals that intend to hurt our police officers. I pray that their evil plans will backfire on themselves. I pray that you will protect our officers as they bring the unjust into prison. Give them clarity as to how to act in every situation that arises, Father. I also pray that You would protect our firefighters, Lord. They have a huge role to play in bringing those in danger out safely from burning buildings. Lord, guide every step they take and bring them home safely to their families. May Your will be done always. Amen
Father in Heaven,
With personal biases and thoughts aside, I want to offer a prayer for our president, Lord. You have put him into office and I pray that You would keep him safe this day whether he is at meetings or visiting people around the world. He has great responsibilities to attend to and I pray that he can finish all of the plans that are on his agenda today. If he is flying, keep him safe. If he is in his office, keep him safe. Thank you for our president, Lord. I pray that he will make wise decisions this day as You watch over him. I love you, Lord! Amen
Those in “high risk” careers
I pray for our men and women in different “high risk” fields, like construction and power plants. Father, some people are building skyscrapers today. They are very high in the air and are risking their own lives to build these massive structures. Father, hold them as they risk their own lives to construct these buildings. Bring them home safe to their families. Father, I also pray for the men and women working in nuclear power plants. I pray that they stay alert and fix any issues that arise so we can all stay safe. I thank you for men and women like these that put their lives in harm’s way for us. I praise Your name, Father! Amen
I pray for everyone who is traveling today. I pray that they may arrive safely to their destinations. Father, be with pilots, train conductors, bus drivers, boat captains and taxi drivers. These men and women are trusted to be alert and focused to take people to different areas. I pray that you would guide their hands and feet to give all people a safe journey this day. May Your name be glorified forever and ever! Amen
My Gracious Redeemer,
Bullying is a part of the norm in schools around the world. Father, protect our children from bullies, whether they are in person or through the internet. It breaks my heart to see tenderhearted kids being picked on and made fun of. Father, light a fire in the hearts of the bully’s parents. These moms and dads need to step up and confront their children that are bullying innocent kids. You know all about bullying, Lord, as You watched Your Son, Jesus, be whipped, beaten, mocked, spit on, bruised, scorned, ridiculed, and crucified for the sins of humanity. Father, You are love in its purest form! Thank you for your protection! Amen
Safety is an important issue to pray about in our lives. These are only 7 of the many possibilities to pray for safety. I pray that this article finds you safe and well! God bless you as you live a life worthy of the calling!
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