Unfortunately, there is a lot of evil in this world, and the enemy constantly tries to tear us apart from God by putting evil into our hearts and minds. Here are 25 strong prayers for protection from evil spirits, including images you can print to use and share.
Prayer for Protection from Selfies (or the Spirit of Pride)
Sovereign Lord, I love You so much. Help me to get over myself. Stop me from focusing on my issues, my feelings, and what I want. Turn my attention from selfies and the urge to tell everyone who I am and what I am doing. Purge the spirit of pride from me. Destroy my sense of self. I want to be dead as I currently know myself so that You can rebuild me in Your image. Fix my eyes on others. Focus my mind on ways to be a blessing to the people around me. Help me to see all Your sons and daughters as equals at the Cross of Cavalry. In the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Fear
Lord Jehovah, Self-Existent One, today as I walk on Your beautiful earth, deliver me from the spirit of fear. Let me fear no mere mortal or be intimated by any person’s presence. You say to be strong and courageous. Focus my thoughts on You as the stronghold of my life. Then turn my thoughts outwards to others, so that I seek ways in which to be a blessing to them. Be my help and my shield, Lord. I put my trust in You. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Manipulation
All-Powerful Father, You are such a wonderful Father. Thank You for all You do for me without me even asking. I bow my head before You and ask that You cast the manipulating spirits in my life into the lake of fire where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. You say that even satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Open my eyes to see people as they are. Give me discernment so I can see when people are trying to take advantage of me or trying to deceive me. Father, help me put on salvation as my helmet and take up the sword of the Spirit in my defense and protect me always. In Christ Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Depression
God of Victory, thank You for dying for my sins on the cross. Thank You for taking those nails in Your hands. You say that You will never leave me or forsake me. I feel the darkness all around me and cannot sense Your presence. Everything seems empty and blank. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and Your light. Strangle the spirit of depression that has overtaken me. Instill hope in my heart that the future is bright. Energize me to pick myself up and take at least one positive step today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Corruption
Righteous Savior, I adore You. Christ Jesus, I come before You and ask for protection from the spirit of corruption. I pray that everything I do, in word or deed, is done for You. Help me to be faithful in all things. Protect me from the devil, who will try to manipulate me into straying from Your will. Jesus, Your Scripture says: “the devil entered Judas,” then he betrayed You. Oh, Jesus, drive every spirit of immorality, dishonesty, and deception from the devil out of my life. In Your holy name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Lust
Lord God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, I am on my knees, asking You to protect me from the spirit of lust. Oh, Lord, be my fortress against every spirit that will cause me to have impure thoughts. Lord Jesus, every knee shall bow down before You, and right now, I command the spirit of lust to bow down before You and leave my life. Shield me from the temptations of the flesh that hit me from every direction in my daily life. Subdue my raging hormones and flow Your mighty power through me to make me strong. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Doubt
Jesus, my Rock and my Redeemer, You died on the cross because I fell short of the glory of God. I have not seen the holes in Your hands or in Your side, but I believe. You say I must believe and not doubt, otherwise, I am like a wave of the sea, blow and tossed by the wind. I try, Jesus, but I still have doubt. Ease my anguish over my unbelief, dear Jesus. Bless me with steadfast conviction in You. Stop my mind from questioning that You are indeed the alpha and the omega. Increase my trust and faith that You alone are God, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good, and the creator of heaven and earth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Unforgiveness
Almighty Jesus, You forgave the entire world’s sin. You are so righteous and holy, oh Lord. Jesus, I pray that You protect me from a spirit of unforgiveness. Jesus, I pray that You destroy any grudges I have and soften my heart. Crush all bitterness that is lingering in me, in the mighty name of Jesus of Nazareth. Fill my heart with a heart of love that cries out “Father forgive them” for anyone who has ever hurt me. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Oppression
Compassionate and Gracious God, I love You and adore You. You say that vengeance is Yours and that You will repay my oppressors for what they have done to Your child. Give me the self-control to not seek revenge, but to trust that You will avenge me on Your own time. Lift my spirit from the oppression weighing on me. Your Word says that You have ransomed me and I am free. Oh God, deliver me from my oppressors. Release me from the darkness. Let me live in Your perfect peace. Just as You set the captives free, set me free. In the name of my resurrected Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Division
Almighty Father, please protect me from the spirit of division in my household. In good times and bad, unite my family through Your Holy Spirit. Fill us with Your grace so that we can overcome our natural tendencies to fight and be destructive towards each other. Calm our minds and remind us that we are stronger together than apart. Show us that our differences are small and that our relationships are more important. Precious Father, let not the spirit of division prosper in my household. Let it wither up and die. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Perverseness
O Lord, Mighty in Power, there is none like You. You alone are everything I need. I worship You, Lord. I need Your help to protect me from the spirit of perverseness. Separate me from this perverse generation. They are wicked and lack judgment. Lead me to friends from the generation of Jacob, the generation with integrity who seeks righteousness. Let Your words come from my mouth, Your thoughts flow through my mind, and Your will be manifested in my actions. Purge any moral errors from my soul, dear Lord, and walk close to me all the days of my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Laziness
Jesus, my Savior, thank so much for Your need-fulfilling mercies. Jesus, You remind us that our time on earth is short and that laziness will lead us to our demise. You bought me with the price of the cross, and I want to glorify You with my time on this earth. Protect me from the spirit of laziness, oh Jesus. Motivate me to spring out of bed in the morning with vigor and ready to work. Flow Your power through me so that I run the race of this life to receive the eternal prize of being with You in heaven. Energize me to discipline myself and continuously push forward in action. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Witchcraft
Lord God of Heaven and Earth, I get on my knees before You to ask for protection from any spirit of witchcraft, sorcery, fortune-telling, or black magic. You say that the fate of the people who practice these things is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Lord, I pray that every door I have opened that has allowed witchcraft to come into my life is closed. Protect me from this evil, and through Your resurrected Son, drive out all spirits of witchcraft from my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Deception
God of the Universe, thank You for listening to my prayers. You tell me to put on the whole armor of God, that I may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Instill in me the shield of faith against the spirit of deception that roams the earth today. Let my eyes be anointed by Your Son’s blood. Make me like Your prophets of old who could see through hearts that devised wicked plans and those that breathed lies. Purify me so that I speak and act honestly with others. Make me into a righteous child of God. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Rebellion
Jesus, my awesome Savior, I worship You. Thank You for Your cleansing blood that has washed away all my filthy sins. I pray that I will be obedient to all of Your commandments. Let not the spirit of rebellion come upon me as it came upon Saul. Protect me with Your Holy Spirit and keep my thoughts on the truth of Your word. Destroy the wickedness inside me that wants to do want I want, rather than Your holy will for my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Anger
O God Enthroned on High, You are so powerful, God. I get on my knees before You and ask that You cleanse the spirit of anger from my heart. Calm my emotions. Make me quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Help me to speak gentle words to people, especially in the middle of an argument. Teach me how to rule my spirit so that I am measured and do not become bitter. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Addiction
Oh, Lamb of God, who took away the sins of the world, heal me from my distress. You say You will not let me be tempted beyond what I can bear. I am having so much trouble resisting my urges. I need Your divine intervention to cast the spirit of addiction down to the lowest part of hell. I am suffering and am weak. Make my flesh and mind strong so that I can overcome my desire to use drugs/alcohol and stay sober. I cannot do this on my own. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Abaddon (Destruction)
Lord God, my Shield, You are the one who cast out the angels who disobeyed You from heaven. Banish every spirit who follows Abaddon, a destroying demon, from my life. Help me become closer to You, be disciplined in reading Your word, and walk this earth by faith and in Your image. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and mold me as You desire. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Greed
My Righteous Savior, You say the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil. Help me to focus my life on becoming closer to You and being an example of You to others. Do not let me be deceived into believing that happiness will come from wealth. I know that joy comes from You. Let me be taken up in the Holy Spirit which gives life. I pray I would be a life-giver. Crucify all forms of greed in my life to the cross. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Adultery
The King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, I bow before You and worship You. Purge from me any temptation to be unfaithful in my marriage. Draw me near to You and my spouse. Guide my actions so that I do not put myself in a situation where I am tempted. Help me to foster physical intimacy often with my spouse so that we meet each other’s physical needs. Place the fear of You, oh God, in my heart as Joseph had. When the spirit of adultery came, he ran away and let the Lord fight his battles. God, I run and hide behind You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Death
God of Heaven’s Armies, I repent of all my sins. Thank You for putting my sins on Your innocent, holy Son. I owe You my life and everything in it. You have the keys of death and of Hades. You have the ultimate authority over the spirit of death. Continue to protect me and deliver me from my fear of death. Grow my hope in You for victory in eternity. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Anxiety
Jehovah Rapha, my Healer, Your servant Joshua marched around the walls of Jericho, and the walls fell. March around the walls in my mind and destroy every stronghold of anxiety in my life. Build a holy fortress in my mind to protect me from my anxiety. You say that I should not be anxious about my life, and should cast my worries onto You. Lord, help me do that. I want to, but do not know how to get these racing thoughts out of my head. Jesus, clear my head. Fix my eyes on You and Your word. Help me seek Your kingdom and righteousness. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Gluttony
Jesus, my Savior, thank You for the forgiveness of sin. Jesus, I have more of a craving for food instead of a craving for the Word of God, and for this, I repent. Jesus, annihilate every spirit of gluttony in my life. Protect me from eating when I am no longer hungry and abusing my body with an excess of food. Show me how to fill the void and emptiness that I feel with Your love, instead of with food. Let my heart and flesh cry out to You instead of crying for the things of this world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Debauchery
Precious Holy Spirit, thank You, for Your Word gives life. Let the wisdom from Your Word protect me from the spirit of debauchery, which roams the earth like a lion waiting to devour Your people. Precious Holy Spirit, I have had enough drunkenness and wild parties in my life. Help me to stop doing what belongs to the darkness and instead be like You. Take away from me the desire to party and get drunk. Make my cup overflow with Your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Spirit of Delusion
King Jesus, I worship You. You alone are worthy of worship. Reign inside of my heart and protect me from every spirit of delusion. Declare Your holy truth over my spirit, soul, and body. Protect me, oh Jesus, from believing lies and being deceived. Keep me close to You always, forever confessing Jesus as the resurrected Son of God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.