The Prayer of Protection

Almighty God,

I come before You with a humble and contrite heart, seeking Your protection and guidance. You are the stronghold of my life, my refuge, and my deliverer, and I trust in Your faithfulness and Your promise to never leave or forsake me.

I submit myself to Your will, and I ask that You surround me with Your holy angels to keep me safe from harm and danger. I pray for Your shield of protection to be over my mind, body, and spirit, and for Your peace to guard my heart and my thoughts. I ask that You protect my loved ones and keep them safe in Your loving care.

I pray that Your Word would be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path, and that Your Spirit would guide me in all truth and righteousness. I trust in Your promises that no weapon formed against me shall prosper and that You will cause all things to work together for my good.

I pray for Your strength to sustain me in times of trial and temptation, and for Your grace to empower me to resist the enemy. I ask that You give me wisdom and discernment to recognize and reject the schemes of the devil.

I thank You for Your loving kindness and faithfulness, and I give You all the praise, honor, and glory, now and forever. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. 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 41:10 ESV

fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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John 14:27 ESV

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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