Life is full of evil forces and temptations that try to misdirect us from the will of God. Here are 25 strong prayers for God’s protection.
Prayer for God’s Protection
Lord of heaven’s armies, may Your voice shatter the realms of the wicked and shield Your people from ruin. Look over upon Your children from Your high towers and protect us, gracious Lord. Send Your holy angels to watch over our heads and keep us steadfast in the fortress of Your word. Mercifully hear my cries, let them rise unto You like a sweet perfume. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Guidance and Defense
Arise, Lord, and defend Your people. Lead us swiftly through the valley of the shadow of death. Come as a pillar of fire and illuminate our path to make it out of hostile lands and lead us into Your land of promise. Shield us from the plots of the wicked who would cut us off from Your life-giving grace. Instead, let us dwell in Your courts and grow in our holiness through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for God to Lead Me Safely
Lord Jesus, my Savior, You are the Good Shepherd. You lead Your sheep through the valley of the shadow of death, and yet we fear no evil. We are comforted by Your tender care. Continue to lead us through this life. Keep us in line and drive away the wolves in sheep’s clothing. For Your sheep hear Your voice, and will follow You wherever You go. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Protection to Sleep
Almighty and everlasting God, I give thanks to You for keeping me today from the dangers and snares of the Devil. And I pray that You in Your boundless mercy keep me this night also from all harm. You are a God who watches at all times. Send Your holy angels to watch over me as I drift to sleep, and let my dreams be peaceful and restorative. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Physical Protection at Work
Righteous Savior, my job can be very dangerous at times. Many have fallen, hurt themselves, or were involved in work accidents, leaving them unable to work any longer. I ask that You make my steps sure and sound. Keep me from stumbling or falling while on the job, and keep my mind focused on dangers around me so that I can continue to work in honesty and integrity, serving my neighbor within my vocation. Amen.
Prayer for My Family’s Protection from Criminal People
Most holy God, in a world where the wicked wander aimlessly and the evil are out for blood, I often fear for my family’s safety. I am not concerned for myself, Lord, but for my family, I would lay down my own life. Keep us all safe and secure in Your loving embrace. Keep the wicked far off, and let them get nowhere near the house of Your servant. Keep us all secure under Your wings. Amen.
Prayer to Keep Our Home Safe from the Evil Outside
God, my Fortress, the household of Your servant is the place where Your will is carried out every day. It is Your gracious shelter from the storm and the cold. I ask that You continue to uphold it for us. Help us to maintain its upkeep, so that it provides for our many years of safety so that we can bring up our children to know and love Your name. Let it be a fortress that keeps the wicked away. Amen.
Prayer for My Spiritual Safety
Lord Almighty, my Shield, look around me and ward off the demonic spirits. Keep my soul pure and washed clean by the blood of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Guard the doors of my heart that nothing unclean can enter into me or have any influence over me. For my body is Your temple, Lord. Mercifully hear my prayer and let my cries rise to You. Amen.
Prayer Against Demonic Influence
God of victory, the whole day, my soul is weighed down. I can feel the pressure of the demonic influence upon my soul. I can see how they plot and wait for me. They make plans against me. Yet You hear my cries, Lord. Come, and vanquish all Your enemies from around me. Conquer the evil that tries to trap me. Make haste to deliver and help me, that I may walk straight according to Your will. Amen.
Bedtime Protection Prayer
Lord Father in heaven, I give thanks and praise to You for seeing me through yet another day. Each day is a gift from Your loving and gracious hand. Tonight, as I lay my head down, I ask that You see me through this night also. Send a legion of angels to watch over me, that I may be kept free from all physical and spiritual harm. Lord, hear my prayer. Amen.
Prayer for Angelic Protection from Bad People
Lord, Maker of heaven and earth, You are a God of promises. You give us our bread, our health, and all things. Yet, our enemies know we have these things and become envious. They scheme and plot to take these things for themselves. Let Your angelic hosts arise. Send them forth to scatter my enemies and keep them far off, that I may live in the peace of Your Spirit. Amen.
Prayer for Peace and Safety in a Reckless and Ungodly World
Father in heaven, I humbly ask You today for Your gracious and unwavering protection. For peace is not on the minds of those in our society. They seek no wisdom, only their own pleasure. They wander about through life recklessly, not caring who they harm. They do not think ahead. But from Your perspective, You see all things. Encompass us by Your strength. Let us rejoice and be glad in the refuge of Your holy courts, for you are the only righteous judge. Amen.
Prayer to Trust in God as a Fortress
Lord God of power, who in the universe is like You? What Earthly forts have Your strong walls or high towers? For walls and towers will all eventually fall, but with You, we are untouchable. You can never fall, Lord. Keep us safe and secure as Your humble soldiers. Let the enemies see and become scared of the bulwark You have given us. Amen.
Prayer for the Armor of Faith
Lord God Almighty, You understand that Your people walk among the wicked and hostile. For we are but pilgrims passing through a foreign land. The people look and scoff at us, and we are not welcome. Yet, You shield us from their attacks. You give us spiritual armor that cannot be broken. Even death cannot remove us from You, O Lord. Continue to strengthen this armor of faith, now and forevermore. Amen.
Prayer for Faith Amid Doubts
O God enthroned on high, when Simon Peter stepped onto the waters toward You, He began to sink. His belief was waning, Lord, and that unbelief was made manifest. Lord, help me to learn from this passage of scripture. Help me to truly believe and to have faith, that I may be able to approach You upon the waves of life without sinking. Amen.
Prayer for Comfort in Fear of Safety
Most holy God, I am anxious and fearful. There is no reassurance to be found in this world. Each person simply looks after themselves. They have no care for anyone else. Lord, help me to live without anxiety, but in the comfort of Your promise. Do not allow my heart to be fearful, but instead help me to rejoice in the glory that awaits. Let me find my safety net in You, my God. You are my portion. Amen.
Prayer to Comfort Fears of Inadequacy
Holy Father of all comfort and consolation, I have long struggled with feelings of inadequacy. No matter what I do, I feel I cannot measure up and be the person You created me to be. I am so scared to fail that I often do not even try. I know that You did not create me to be afraid, and so I ask that You help me to walk upright in confidence. Comfort my soul so that I can perform to the best of my ability without the fear of failure. I am Your workmanship, Lord, and You do not make mistakes! Amen.
Prayer for the Joy of God’s Protection
Lord God our Dwelling Place, I give thanks to You for the protection You provide. Though the world is filled with wicked people and evildoers, I know that no person may scale Your walls to snatch away Your sheep. You are the Good Shepherd, and You lay down Your life for Your sheep. You zealously watch over Your pastures and drive off the wolves. I will rejoice and be glad, knowing I am safe in You. Amen.
Prayer to Extend God’s Shield of Grace
All-powerful Father, maker and sustainer of all things, You laid down Your life as a ransom for many, that they may have the right to become children of the Highest. Because You have bought us at an infinite price, shield Your redeemed people by Your grace. You say that Your grace is sufficient for me, Lord Jesus. You say that Your power is made perfect in my weakness. Let no person be snatched away from You but look over each one of Your children. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Graceful Watch
Most merciful God, You watch over us like from a lighthouse in the harbor. From Your vantage, You can see what we cannot see. You shine a bright beacon so that we may avoid all calamity and the unforgiving waves of the sea. Keep watch over us. Lead us through the darkness to the dry land of Your love. Amen.
Prayer for Strength in Times of Danger
Lord above, I am so stressed and anxious. I feel as though I am always in danger. It saps me of my energy. I cannot focus on anything else. I become paranoid and unable to function like a normal person. Lord, take this burden away from me. Give me the strength to endure these feelings of danger. Where there is danger, keep me safe and free from harm, so that I can continue to serve my neighbor as You have called us to do. Amen.
Prayer for Courage in the Face of Terror
Lord God, You have not given us the spirit of cowardice. Instead, You teach us to be as bold as lions. You teach us to lay down our lives for our neighbor’s sake. Continue to make me as steel, so that I may endure the many things the Devil throws at me. Let me display the courage that only is brought by Your Spirit. Amen.
Prayer for Courage to be Strong in Adversity
Lord Jesus Christ, You came into the world to carry Your cross. Though You could have left humanity to die in sin, You chose not to. You picked up Your cross and carried it to Your final battle with sin and death. Impart to me this same courage to carry my cross in this life. Let me carry it through all the adversity this life offers, that I may be deemed worthy of Your kingdom. Amen.
Prayer of Gratitude for God’s Defense
Lord, Name above all names, You have defended me valiantly from the snares and deceptions of the evil one. In my affliction, You did not despise Your servant. As my enemies mocked me, You defended me. I will sing praises to Your name and rejoice in the afflictions You have given me. I will thank You for Your defense in these times of danger and ask that You continue to defend me today and every day of my life. Amen.
Prayer Against Temptation
Lord Almighty, the Devil and his minions tempt me with great seduction. I am finding it very hard not to fall into their traps. They know my weaknesses. They lie in ambush as I stumble through this desert of life. Guard me and protect me from temptation. Help me to see them for the poison that they are and help me to thirst only for Your righteousness in Christ Jesus. 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.