It is quite ironic that safety technology is steadily advancing yet people all over the world are seemingly in greater danger more than ever. There just doesn’t seem to be enough gadgets to keep us safe. War could break out anytime, there are militant takeovers in various parts of the world, the spread of airborne illnesses, and the increased frequency of life-threatening natural disasters just to name a few. So where do we turn to? Who do we cling to? It gives us great comfort to know that we can pray to God for protection. And as we pray, we can be assured that He is listening and He can fill us with His peace. So whenever worry starts to take its toll, go to God in prayer and claim His promise in Psalm 91:1-2, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Protection of God

Father, I want to live in the shadow of Your wing. When life is hard, and I don’t know what to do, help me remember that You are with me and that I am never alone. I cannot live without You. I cannot face tomorrow without the promise of Your presence. Today I choose to walk and live under the protection of You, The Most High. In Jesus’ name. Amen. – Mary Southerland

Prayer for Comfort and Protection

prayers for protection

Dear God, thank You for being the Father who craves to lavish love and goodness toward me. Help me to recognise 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. – Jessica Martin

Prayer For Divine Help and Protection

You are our helper, Mighty One. And you are no respecter of persons.

Help all your people bought with the precious blood of Christ.

You are our fortress and defender. No one can snatch us from your hand.

There is no other God like you. In you we trust.

Sanctify us through your truth. Your Word is truth.

Preserve us and all your people from injury and deceit,

from fear of the enemy, from the arrow that flies by day,

and the trouble that walks in the darkness, and grant us eternal life

in Christ, your Son, our Lord and Saviour.

Source: Liturgy of the Greek Church.

Thanksgiving for God’s Protection

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for loving me and reminding me of Your Truth. Help me keep my eyes on You, especially in times of rejection. May I remember that You can use all things for my good and Your glory. Give me a heart that trusts, and take away the desire to lean on my own understanding. Thank You for Your protection, provision, and presence! In Jesus’ name, Amen. – Kill Beran

Prayer for the Protection and Safety of Family

Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my kids (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 recognise truth. I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognising 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. – Rebecca Barlow Jordan

My Lord, My Shepherd

prayers for protection

Lord, I am so thankful that You are my Shepherd, and that no matter how deep the valley or dark the pit, You have gone before me and made a way. Forgive me when I complain that the way You have made for me is harder than I want it to be. I surrender my life to you, Lord, my God, and my Shepherd. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Mary Southerland

Prayer to the Good Shepherd

As you are the Shepherd over the flock

tend us to the shelter and the fold,

bless us beneath your own glorious mantle,

be our Shield of protection, and guard us forever.

Be a hard triumphant sword

to shield us securely from wicked hell,

from the fiends and from the cold, sharp daggers,

and from the lurid smoke of the abyss.

My soul is in the trust of the High King,

the Good Shepherd is in charge of my soul.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Source: Kenneth the Carpenter, written down by Dr. Donald Munro Morrison, (1889)

Prayer for Protection and Strength

Lord God, heavenly Father, you know that we are set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us such strength and protection, to support us in all danger, and carry us through all temptations; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Martin Luther, the German Litany, Third Collect

Armour of God Prayer

Dear God, today we put on the full armour to guard our lives against attack. We put on the belt of truth to protect against lies and deception. We put on the breastplate of righteousness to protect our hearts from the temptations we battle. We put the gospel of peace on our feet, so we’re ready to take your light wherever you send us this day. We choose to walk in the peace and freedom of your Spirit and not be overcome with fear and anxious thoughts. We take up your shield of faith that will extinguish all the darts and threats hurled our way by the enemy. 

We believe in your power to protect us and choose to trust in you. We put on the helmet of salvation, which covers our minds and thoughts, reminding us we are children of the day, forgiven, set free, saved by the grace of Christ Jesus. We take up the sword of the Spirit, your very Word, the one offensive weapon given to us for battle, which has the power to demolish strongholds, alive, active, and sharper than any double-edged sword.

We ask for your help in remembering to put on your full armour every day, for you give us all that we need to stand firm in this world. Forgive us God for the times we’ve been unprepared, too busy to care, or trying to fight and wrestle in our own strength.

Thank you that we never fight alone, for you are constantly at work on our behalf, shielding, protecting, strengthening, exposing deeds of darkness, bringing to light what needs to be known, covering us from the cruel attacks we face even when we’re unaware. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen. – Debbie McDaniel


Protect Us in Marriage

prayers for protection

Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank you that in your great mercy you have called us by your holy Word to the blessed marriage-feast of your Son and through Him you forgive us all our sins. Since we are daily afflicted by temptations, offense, and danger and since we are weak and inclined to sin, protect us by your Holy Spirit so we do not fall.

If we do fall and defile the wedding-garment which your Son has given us, graciously restore us and preserve in us a constant faith in your grace; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. – Veit Dietrich

Powerful Prayer Against Evil Enemies

Father I know that the real enemies that I face are spiritual principalities and powers and mighty spiritual wickedness in high places.. and I know that the people who rise up against me are simply the tools that are being used against me by these spiritual beings.. who seek to shipwreck my faith and cause me to lose heart and doubt Your Word, but in the mighty name of Jesus I pray that their strongholds may be smashed, and that I may be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, as I face every enemy onslaught.

Thank You for the spiritual armour that is mine in Christ and I pray that every moment of the day I may be covered in His great protection that You have provided for all who have trusted in Christ as Saviour. Thank You for the breastplate of righteousness 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 schemes of the devil and the forces of evil. Thank You for the shield of faith which is able to extinguish 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 for ever 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 victory over every spiritual force and every evil enemy. Thank You Father in Jesus name, amen.

Protect Me From The Devil

Almighty and everlasting God, I bless you from my heart, that of your infinite goodness you have preserved me this night past, and have, with the impregnable defence of your providence, protected me from the power and malice of the devil.

Do not withdraw, I humbly ask you, your protection from me, but mercifully this day watch over me with the eyes of your mercy. Direct my soul and body according to the rule of your will, and fill my heart with your Holy Spirit, that I may pass this day, and all the rest of my days, to your glory, amen. – John Wesley

A Daily Prayer for Protection

Lord God, I pray for Your protection as I begin this day. You are my hiding place, and under Your wings I can always find refuge. Protect me from trouble wherever I go, and keep evil 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 goodness and mercy, surround 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. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

A Prayer for Your Children’s Protection

prayers for protection

Father, I entrust my children into Your loving care. You are the most powerful influence in their lives, so I ask You to surround them with Your constant presence and safety. Because You love children, You are even more concerned than I am as a parent. You take their protection seriously. Place Your Holy Spirit around them like a bubble that deflects any harm aimed their way. Guard them from danger at school, whether from outside or inside. Place Your angels in strategic places, ready to move on their behalf. Let no evil come near them.

Give them a steadfast faith and trust in You that puts their fears at rest, knowing they will live in safety with Your solid protection. Guard them from temptation and those who would try to make them compromise their convictions. When trouble comes, let them cry out to You, their Deliverer and Refuge. May their security rest not in this world, but in their relationship with You and in their eternal future. Impress on them daily that this world is not their final home, and that nothing and no one can ever separate them from Your love. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.