Life is scary – there’s no doubt about that. We want to keep our loved ones, family, children, friends, and even ourselves protected and safe throughout the day, emotionally and physically. We have an innate impulse to protect the things we love most in our lives, and lucky for us that we have a little ancillary help to make sure that they stay safeguarded. Our Lord is always overseeing us, even when we may not grasp it or think about him during the most restless moments in our days. But, when we want that extra feeling of safety or seek a little satisfaction knowing that God is listening, there are prayers for protection to read, say, and ponder on.
Never underestimate what the power of prayer can do in any situation. God knows exactly what we need when we need it. So whether you are calling for safety on yourself, your home, your children, or utterly the world, know that the Lord is listening, and he will answer when the time is right.
- For Protecting a Child
- Prayer for Protection before Starting Your Day
- For Protection For Your Marriage
- Prayer Against Evil Enemies
- Prayer for Protection At Work
- Prayer for Protection from Danger in the Night
- Prayer of Forgiveness for Enemies
- Prayer for Protection of Grandchildren
- Prayer for Protection Over Your Family
- Prayer for Comfort and Protection
- Prayer of Thanks for God’s Protection
For Protecting a Child
You are like a wing that protects my children, tough with protection, soft with kindness. You are like a shield that surrounds them each day.
They run free and you are with them as they go on their adventure. You are like a crown placed upon their heads, a symbol of sonship, of loyalty, and of their adoption into your family.
Lord, I place them into your immense care and declare that they are yours.
Prayer for Protection before Starting Your Day
I pray for Your protection as I begin this day. You are my hiding spot, and under Your wings, I can always find a stronghold. Protect me from anxiety wherever I go, and keep harm and danger far from me. No matter where I am, I will look to You as my Protector, the one who fights for me every day.
Your love and faithfulness, along with Your righteousness and blessing, besiege me daily, so I will not fear whatever might come against me. My trust is in You, God, and I give thanks to You for Your love and protection.
For Protection For Your Marriage
My heart is overwhelmed over the unexpected 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 take away our joy. I pray for protection over all of us that no matter what the circumstances are, we remain faithful, 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.
Prayer Against Evil Enemies
Lord, I know that the real enemies that I encounter are spiritual principalities and powers and mighty spiritual depravity in high places.. and I know that the people who soar against me are simply the tools that are being used against me by these spiritual beings.. who seek to destroy my faith and cause me to lose heart and question Your Word, but in the mighty name of Jesus I pray that their strongholds may be crushed, and that I may be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, as I face every enemy onset.
Thank You for the spiritual armour that is mine in Christ and I pray that every moment of the day I may be protected in His great protection that You have provided for all who have trusted in Christ as Saviour. Thank You for the breastplate of holiness and the shoes of peace.. the helmet of salvation and the belt of truth. Thank You that in Christ I have all that I need to stand firm against the plans of the devil and the efforts of evil. Thank You for the shield of faith which is able to fight all the fiery darts of the enemy.. and how I praise You that my main weapon of attack is the Word of God, which stands fast forever and ever.
In the name of Jesus may I stand firm through prayer and praise in the evil day and be alert with all perseverance – and having done all.. may I still stand firm in Christ – Who has won the triumph over every spiritual force and every evil enemy. Thank You, Father, in Jesus name, Amen.
Prayer for Protection At Work
Dear Lord, thank You that You are with me throughout each and every day and night, and thank You that you never leave me nor forsake me. Lord, You know my work situation, that there are unseen uncertainties and varied health and safety matters that require me to be very cautious, and I ask that You would keep and defend me (and all those with whom I work), from any and all unexpected dangers, accidents or difficulties.
Thank You, Lord, that You have affirmed to be my protection and shield. Thank You, that You are before me and behind me, to motivate and to guide. Thank You, that You are my God, and I am Your child. May the light of Your presence shine on me and encompassed me today in all the duties I am required to do. Thank You for the affirmation that there is nothing that is beyond Your notice and abilities, and that I am kept by Your mighty power. Thank You, in Jesus name, Amen.
Prayer for Protection from Danger in the Night
Thank You, Father, for the many valued promises we have from You. Thank You, that you have promised to be with us and to keep us no matter where we are or how far we stray. Lord, You know that it is imminent for me to have to go out into this dark night and I pray for Your protection and kindness. I ask that You would keep me from all vulnerabilities and uncertainties of this night, for the love of Your only Son my Saviour Jesus Christ.
Thank You, that there is nowhere that I can go that is beyond the perimeter of Your safety and as You promised in Your Word, wherever I go, Your hand will guide me and whatever I do, your right hand will hold me fast. Thank You, that no matter how dark the night may be, the light of Your love is ever-present with me, for You are the Light that illuminates up the dimmest places and will shine the brightness of Your presence before my face, to lighten up the night around me. Praise Your holy name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer of Forgiveness for Enemies
Heavenly Father, how I bless and thank You for the mercy, grace, and compassion that You have given to me. I pray that You will develop in me an earnest spirit of true forgiveness towards others, knowing what grace and mercy You have poured upon me through Christ. Lord, I want to follow in the example of Jesus and be tender-hearted and full of forgiveness towards others, knowing how much God in Christ has forgiven me.
Help me to speak the faith in love and never repay evil for evil but rather to show love, grace, and kindness towards my enemies and to pray for those that are unkind and spiteful. Endow me with a spirit of love for my enemies.. for I know that this is not something that I can do on my own – it is not something that I can do without Your sufficient grace and power.
Thank You that in Christ I have all that I need for life and godliness and that in Him I have all that I need to forgive others as Christ forgave me – and so Father forgives the enemies I pray, and bring them all to saving faith in Christ – in Whose name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Protection of Grandchildren
Lord, I pray for Your impassioned, physical, and spiritual protection over my grandkids. Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their stronghold and strength. I pray You will guard their minds against harmful instructions, and grant them discernment to recognize the truth. I pray You will make them steadfast and tenacious in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all unfairness 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 short-lived. Amen.
Prayer for Protection Over Your Family
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.
Prayer for Comfort and Protection
Dear God, thank You for being the Father who craves to lavish love and goodness toward me. Help me to recognize it, accept it and embrace it. It leads to life far beyond what I could hope or imagine. May I look to You first — nothing else — for comfort and protection. I choose to find my rest in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Prayer of Thanks for God’s Protection
Thank You, Father, that You are my Shepherd and I am under Your watchful eye and protected by Your gracious hand. Thank You, for the care and protection that You show towards me with each passing day. Lord, at times I feel weary and worn, and sometimes I feel quite alone, despite the many people that surround me.
Look in grace and pity on me for I am Your child, the sheep of Your pasture, the little lamb that needs to be carried moment by moment on Your shoulders. Lord, my eyes are looking to You to provide and to protect, to lead into green pastures and to feed beside the still waters.
Thank You, that no matter what difficulties arise in my life, my hope and my trust is in You. Thank You, that I have nothing to fear when You are with me. Thank You Father, in Jesus’ name I pray,