Police officers face daily threats and dangers from every direction. Here are eleven strong devotions and prayers for police officers to keep them strong and safe in these difficult times.
Police Officers’ Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you are always with us. We pray for police officers and ask that they would know your presence is with them as they face the challenges and demands of their job. When their work feels overwhelming, we ask that you would bring peace and clarity of mind. There is no purer source of peace and joy than you, Lord. You alone are worthy to receive our honor and worship for eternity. We exalt your powerful name above all other powers on the earth. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Guide Our Police Prayer
Creator God, thank you that your voice prepares us for eternal life. As we pray for our police officers today, we ask you would meet every need they have in their work. We ask that your strength would flow through them, giving the endurance they need to carry on. Give them encouragement that the work they do represents your character of justice and peace. We look forward to a day with no injustice and no oppression when you reign forever. We join with all creation in adoration of your precious name. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Fruitful Work Prayer
Generous Father, thank you that your word always accomplishes your purposes. We pray for our police officers, that they would abide in you and be fruitful in their work. We thank you for providing them to work for our safety. In the danger that they face, we ask that you would provide protection and safety. May they absorb your word into their hearts and work with honesty and love for those whom they serve. To you be glory and honor, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Renewed Strength Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you are the wellspring of eternal life. As our police officers protect and serve our community we pray for them today. Keep them safe in times of trouble. Give them strength in times of weariness. Give them joy in times of sorrow. Give them hope in times of despair. May they know their identity as children created in your image and give them encouragement as they serve day after day. Lift them up with all your people in purity, righteousness and hope. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Equipped for Service Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that there is nowhere we can go that is beyond your presence. We pray for our police officers today that they would know that you are with them as they work in our community. Give them calm minds and peaceful hearts as they deal with the challenges they face in their work. We ask that you would lead them on the path of righteousness and that they would live as children of the light. You are the everlasting king and you invite us to abide in you until you return to usher in your perfect kingdom. In your mighty name, Amen.
Power and Authority Prayer
Lord of the Nations, thank you that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that you are God. As we pray for the police officers in our community today, we ask that they would carry our role as representatives of your authority. We pray that they would use the power and authority you have given them wisely, carrying out their responsibility to serve and protect us. We pray that you would protect them from temptation and deliver them from evil. May we be filled with all the fullness of God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Compassionate Father, thank you that you give us victory over our enemies. Bless our police officers as they defend us and work for our safety. Give them victory in the situations they face ahead of them today. Protect our officers from the dangers they face on a daily basis. Give them a vision for sacrificial service that reflects your great sacrifice for us. May they know that they are encompassed in your love. To you, our God, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Protection and Safety Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that your plans are to prosper us not to harm us. We pray for the success and prosperity of our police officers as they work and we ask that you would protect them from harm. Give them endurance in their work and encouragement that their service is vital for the safety of our communities. May we join with all the saints throughout history in declaring your wisdom, love and power. Your salvation is the joyful news that fills our hearts. In your mighty name, Amen.
Mighty God, thank you that you are the light of the world providing perfect guidance to our lives. We pray that you would bring your light into the work of our police officers and give them guidance and direction as they carry out their work. When they face difficult decisions in the heat of the moment we ask that you would fill them with your Holy Spirit that they may act wisdom and care. We praise you as our Savior and Lord, our Conqueror and our King. Your blood has redeemed us and lifted us up into your presence. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
God’s Purposes Prayer
Eternal Father, thank you that you make all things work together for the good of those who are called according to your purposes. Please hear my prayer as I lift up our police officers before you now. Bless and protect them Lord and use their work for the good of our nation and your glory. Supply them with the grace they need for everything that lies before them today. Help them, along with us and all your people around the world, to grow into maturity in Christ. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Gifts for the Body Prayer
Merciful God, you provide a variety of gifts to your people in your church that, working together, we may glorify you and serve one another. We thank you for the talents and abilities that you have given to your people who work as police officers. We ask that you would bless them as they use those gifts for the benefit of others. May we all draw on the breath of life that you provide, that we may work together for the good of your body. We praise you that you provide everything we need for life and godliness. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.