The Bible tells us, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Therefore when we are need of protection physically or spiritually, we can seek it in prayer to God. May these prayers for protection give you comfort and strength as needed. God bless you today and every day!
Prayers for Protection
Here are six prayers that I hope you can use when praying for protection from the enemy.
Prayer for Reliance
Great God, my Father, I need to learn to trust in You and rely on You in everything, including when the fiery darts of the enemy come flying my way. I know that you never forsake us (Heb 13:5) and that I can confidently say that You are my helper and so I will not fear what any man can do to me (Heb 13:6) but the invisible enemy is much harder to deal with God. Please help me to be grounded in Your Word and don’t rely on my own strength but rely on You, the Solid Rock of my salvation through Jesus Christ my Lord in whose name I pray, amen.
Prayer for Protection
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 (Gen 6:5). 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, amen.
Prayer for Relationship
Lord God, please hear my prayer and my prayer is this; I want to have a close, personal relationship with You throughout the day so that I can remember that it is You that I really work for and not my employer (Col 3:23-24) and to help me resist the temptation from my own flesh and from the enemy to not do the work I am paid to do and so help me to focus on doing the best that I can during my day today so that my work can reflect what You desire in me and that is to whatever I do, give it all that I can (Eccl 9:10), even when no one’s looking, I know You are and for the glory of the name in which I pray, Jesus Christ, amen.
Prayer for Persistence
Lord, my Father, it seems that Satan and his demons are turning up the heat these days. When things start to fall apart, please remind me to persevere and to have persistence in resisting the devil so that he and his minions will flee from me (James 4:7) but I know that he can use other people to do his dirty work. They don’t even know that he does this, God (2nd Cor 4:3-4) but You have revealed this dangerous, invisible enemy so I ask You to help me persist in doing what is pleasing to You and to resist in doing anything contrary to Your will and in Jesus’ mighty name I pray, amen.
Prayer for Resisting
You tell me, Father, that if I submit to You, the Devil must flee (James 4:7) but sometimes I know I don’t submit to You and I realized that this leaves a door open for the enemy. When I am not submitting to You Father, I am submitting to my own flesh, the world, or to the Devil or his demons. I know it’s Your will to have me resist temptation and that by doing so, I can avoid giving in to that temptation and so please, I pray, protect me from the evil influences today that will most certainly come my way today and to understand that anything that doesn’t feel right might be a lie from the father of lies, Satan and so I am praying to help me resist temptation so that I might not sin and live a life that glorifies You and in Jesus beloved and most precious name I pray, amen.
Prayer for Participation
Great God, high and lifted up, I want to be in a close, intimate relationship with You today so that I can participate in the will that You have for my life today. Help me to recognize the enemy when he comes and to resist the urge to drift from Your precepts and laws. I know that if I have unconfessed sing that my fellowship with You can be harmed and so help me to be led by the Spirit of God and do what is pleasing in Your sight and care not about what the world thinks of the way I live. I want to have Christ be seen in me, not the enemy or carnal side of my nature. I know my heart’s deceitful and wicked (Jer 17:9) so help me to recognize when I am doing things that are not pleasing to You and in the name of the King of kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ, I pray, amen.
Protection Prayers: Conclusion
Sometimes we just need a little boost in praying when we don’t know the words to use and the Holy Spirit can help us. The Apostle Paul wrote that “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God” (Rom 8:26-27). When words run dry, maybe just a groan or two to God and trust Him that He knows what we’re saying, even without words and He intercedes for us when the worlds are just too deep and too hard to find.
Article by Pastor Jack Wellman