Prayer Against Enemies

Almighty God,

I come to You in humility and faith, seeking Your protection and guidance in the face of my enemies. I trust in Your power and love, and know that You are able to defeat any enemy that rises against me.

I ask that You would give me wisdom and discernment to recognize the schemes and plans of those who seek to harm me. I pray that You would reveal to me any hidden motives and give me the strength to resist them.

I ask that You would surround me with Your holy angels and protect me from all harm and danger. I pray that You would bind the power of any curse or evil spoken against me, and that You would silence the tongues of those who speak falsely against me.

I also ask that You would turn the hearts of my enemies towards Your love and grace. Lord, I know that You are a God of mercy and compassion, and I pray that You would work in the lives of those who seek to harm me, bringing them to repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ.

I ask all of this in the name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Psalm 91:11-12 ESV

For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.

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Isaiah 54:17 ESV

    no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
    and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
    and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

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Ephesians 6:12 ESV

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

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James 4:7 ESV

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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2 Corinthians 10:4 ESV

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

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Romans 12:19 ESV

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

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1 Peter 5:8 ESV

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

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John 16:33 ESV

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

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