When we are under threat, we instinctively recite a prayer for protection and safety. We all have a desire to be protected and keep our loved ones protected throughout the journey of life.
Always remember, you can use a short prayer for protection at any point in time, and if you feel an instinct inside trying to forewarn you, then stop what you are doing and pray.
As long as God is keeping an eye on you, you are not alone. Do not fear anything.
You are God’s brave child, and he shall do anything possible to protect His precious child.
Here are some of the effective prayers you can use at different times and for different purposes.
I have personally tried and found relief from this prayer for protection.
Catholic Prayer For Personal Protection
Lord, you are so strong and caring. Please protect me from any harm that may come my way. The evil in my life is bigger and stronger than my will. I cannot protect myself and ask for your help. I pray that you stand beside me today and keep me safe. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Another 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
Prayer For Protection In Hardships
Grant, O Lord, thy protection and in protection, strength. And in strength, understanding. And in understanding, knowledge. And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice. And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it. And in the love of it, the love of all existences. And in that love, the love of spirit and all creation.
Prayer For Protecting You From Fear
Father, here I am before your throne with a heavy heart and an anxious mind.
Come, Lord, and fill me with your Holy Presence. Let me rest and be at peace. Let me feel your protection. Let me feel as if I’m under the shadow of your wings. Safe, hidden, and secure in you. Only you can give and take it all. I pray, Father, please take my fear away and give me your peace that surpasses all understanding. You know that my life is in your hands. My trust and my hope is on you alone, Father.
Thank you, in the Name of Jesus.
Prayer For Protection On The Way To Work
Now that I’m leaving my home to go to work, I ask you for your divine protection on the road. Protect me from accidents due to a vehicle malfunctioning or a reckless driver. Do not allow any injury come near my body.
Open my eyes wide open and remove any distraction, Lord, so I can pay full attention on the road. Protect me also from crimes. Frustrate any plot against me. Cover me under your Wings and hide me from the preying eyes of criminals. In the Name of Jesus, I pray.
Lord, thank you for my job and allowing me to serve others. Each day you give me everything I need to provide for my family. Please protect me today at work from any harm I may face. The physical demands of my job require all of my energy. I ask that you protect my body so that I may finish my work without injury and return again tomorrow. In Jesus’ name.
Prayer For Protection Of Your Home
You are our fortress, this home has walls of love that are built on you. You are our sanctuary, our family rests in the grace laid out in your words of truth. You are our treasure, we hold one another in the faith, hope and joy that you sent. You are our leader, we kneel at your feet and find protection, goodness and rest.
Thank you Lord.
Prayer For Protection Against Temptation
Righteous Father in heaven,
I know that there is a dark force out there that is opposed to You and to me. It is an invisible enemy who make try to discourage us or use others to do the same. Please help me to recognize when I’m under spiritual attacks so that I can be prepared to use the armor that You have provided for me and I also ask for Your protection for my family and from those in the local body of Christ. It seems that the world is growing more wicked every day and is a lot like Noah’s day when all they thought about was doing evil. It is getting harder every day Lord to live for You so help me to resist the temptation to compromise and to stand firm on what I know is true and in the glorious name of Jesus Christ I pray.
Prayer For Protection When You’re Travelling
God’s Angels guard and keep you all the way that you must travel till earth’s days are past.
When blossoms fade and time is fleeting fast.
In times of purest joy, or pain and fear, God’s angels guard and keep you safe.
Lord, today I am going on a journey and ask for your protection. As I take the first step on this path, please look over me. Protect me from harm and return me home safely. Send an angel to walk with me when it is dark and I am scared. If I get lost on my journey, please show me a sign and guide me in the right direction. In Jesus’ name.
Prayer For Protecting Your Children
You are like a wing that shelters my children, strong with protection, soft with grace. You are like a shield that encircles them each day.
They run free and you are with them as they adventure. You are like a crown placed upon their heads, a symbol of sonship, of belonging and of their adoption into your family. Lord, I place them into your great care and declare that they are yours.
Lord, my children are my ultimate purpose in life. They are all that I have. I pray that when they leave home you protect them from evil. Please guide them to make the right decisions and stay out of harms way. Keep them safe and return them home at the end of the day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Family Protection
Lord, thank you for my beautiful family. It worries me that I cannot protect them from all of the evil in this world. I am on my knees asking for your help. Please watch over my family today when they step out the front door. Send an angel to guide them home safely and avoid any harm they may face. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Father God, we come before You today to ask for your protection over our families. Let no trouble fall on them today. Keep them away from accidents. Allow no evil to influence their hearts. Cover them with the precious blood of Christ. Take charge over them so that they do not strike their foot against a stone.
We may not be with our families all the time today, but I trust that You, Lord, are always with them. Keep them safe today and allow them to give glory to You further. Give them peace of mind so that they may not worry about anything. Guard their hearts so that they may only display love instead of hate, anger, or bitterness.
Prayer For Protection From Evil
Lord, there are people in this world who have not yet experienced your incredible love. Some of these people seek to harm others because they are different. I ask that you focus your love on our enemies. Please show them what they are missing without you in their lives. Protect the innocent from the harm of others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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.
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.
Prayer For Protection From Natural Calamities
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.
Lord, the storms on this Earth are a constant reminder of your immense power. We are at your mercy. Please protect my home and family from any harm they may face. Guide the wind away from our house. Push the flooding water down into the ground. Seal our roof from damage. Shelter those that need protection from harm. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Protecting Your Relationship With Your Spouse
Dear Heavenly Father,
My heart is burdened over the unforeseen threats that come against my marriage as well as against other people’s marriage. There are so many things in this world that can bring us down, hurt us, or threaten to steal our joy. I pray protection over all of us that no matter what the circumstances are, we remain steadfast, trusting Your will for our lives. I also pray our marriages are stronger than ever, able to withstand any such threat in Jesus’ name, Amen.
God, I ask that you please keep us safe, that you please protect us from all earthly and unearthly harm. Please protect our love and relationship, please keep our minds, hearts, eyes and arms open to each other. I ask that you please keep love in our hearts, on our tongues, in our hands when dealing with each other. That in all we do, we do with love. That our words are patient, soft and loving, that our thoughts are respectful and loving, that our touches and actions are trustworthy and loving.
God, I ask that our love grows, that our relationship is strengthened each moment. That we continue to be able to trust, rely, encourage and stand together. I ask that you please continue to bless our union and that it will result in a wonderful loving life long marriage.
God, I thank you for all you provide and continue to provide in my life, heart, health, home, workplace, etc.
Prayer For Grandchildren Protection
I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my 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.
Lord, I pray for my grandchildren. (Name each grandchild before God.) I ask that You would put Your hand of protection upon them. Keep them safe from accidents or dangers of any kind. Surround them with Your angels. I know that “You alone” can make them to “dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8). Help them to understand that You are their protector, and You can keep them safe when they live Your way and seek Your hand of protection. Enable them to see that when they go their own way, without regard for Your way, they walk out from under Your umbrella of protection.
Another Prayer For Protection
May the three enfold you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, hold you safe and hold you strong.
May the three encompass you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, encircle your life each day and night.
May the three protect you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, guard your door and keep each gate.
May the three watch over you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, still your heart and calm all fear.
Prayer For Protection Of Your Friend
I pray for my friend right now. I pray that you will help them with the struggles they are going through in this season. For you know exactly what they need in this moment. Draw near to them and let them feel your presence. Open their eyes, ears, and hearts to you. Help them have the discernment to hear your voice as you lead them in their next steps. Speak to them as they read your word and bring verses of encouragement and comfort to their attention. I pray that you will calm any fear or anxiety they may be feeling. Replace it with the confidence to obey your word and to trust you. I pray that your guidance will be clear to them from this day forward. In your name, I pray. Amen.
It is so hard to watch (name your friend) suffer. It doesn’t seem fair for her to have to endure so much pain. Even though I am powerless, I believe that you are powerful and capable of stepping into this situation and completely altering the outcome. In faith, I am responding to the promises in your word that you listen to our prayers and those prayers can make her well. So, I am bringing my friend before you to ask for your healing touch in her life. Thank you for the forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal healing, but I am asking you to provide healing for her on this side of heaven. Amen.
Psalm 145:18 For Protection & Security
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
God doesn’t want fear to rule our lives. As our Great Protector, He is more concerned with our safety than we are. When we trust Him and His promises of protection and security, we can live boldly and confidently, knowing He is in control and will bring good out of every experience. Nothing escapes His attention, and nothing can remove us from the Father’s hand. When we pray and call on Him, He hears us, ready to meet every need. What a joy and blessing to have that kind of personal relationship with the One who knows us by name. What a sweet place of protection to rest in the arms of our loving heavenly Father.
Psalm 91 – Prayer For Protection
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day; nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made Yahweh your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall happen to you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. For he will put his angels in charge of you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, so that you won’t dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and cobra. You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot. “Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him, and honour him. I will satisfy him with long life, and show him my salvation.”
These prayers are very effective. Reciting them earnestly with faith and consistency has miraculous effect on one’s life.