One of the most critical and often overlooked prayers available to Christians is a prayer for protection. Different situations happen in our lives, so you can say a short prayer for protection against evil and harm or prayer for protection from enemies you face.
What is this type of prayer? Why is it overlooked? And should you add this prayer to your daily discipline? These are the questions this article seeks to answer.
If you feel an instinct voice inside telling you to pray… then stop what you are doing and pray
Here are some simple and short prayers for protection against evil, harm, and enemies you can use daily.
- Short Prayer for Protection
- Prayer for protection from enemies
- Prayer for Protection from Evil
- Short Travel Mercy Prayer
- Short Medical Protection Prayer
- Protection from Natural Disasters Prayer
These are designed to get you started; as you grow spiritually, you will begin praying regularly, becoming like second nature.
Prayer for Protection
The Light of God – surround us.
The Love of God – enfold us.
The Power of God – protect us.
The Presence of God – watch over us.
The Mind of God – guide us.
The Law of God – direct us.
Wherever we are – God, be our strength and harbor.
Prayer for protection from enemies
God, hear my voice. Lord, listen to my prayer.
Please save me from my enemies and their evil ways.
Please help me to recognize their evil intentions.
Do not let their false and hurting words of them touch me.
Protect me from devastating enemies’ actions.
Please don’t let evil destroy and triumph over my life.
God, I can rely only on you in this challenging hour, and only you can save me.
I believe and trust you. Please listen to my prayer. Amen.
Prayer for Protection from Evil
Our loving Heavenly Father, I pray that you protect my family and me from all the evil and those who would like to harm us. Guard us and protect us from all the evil surrounding our lives. We hope you give us your shield of safety and security, so please place guards at our home door.
Father, please keep our hearts fearless and fill us with your peace, which surpasses all our understanding. Thank you for being our refuge and strength. You are the omnipresent help in difficult times. We will not be afraid of all the world’s dangers in your faithfulness. Stay with us wherever we go, and keep us in your loving hands. I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.
- Prayer of Encouragement
- Prayers for Strength
- Prayer for Hope
- Short Thanksgiving Prayer
- Prayers for Guidance
Short Travel Mercy Prayer
Heavenly Father, please give protection to my Christian brother and sister as they make a long road journey this week. Help them arrive safely at their destination and protect the other drivers along the way. Lord, they have much work to do here, building your Kingdom. So please bring them home safe and sound, in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Short Medical Protection Prayer
Father in Heaven, tomorrow I must go to the doctor to get some test results. Father, you know the outcome before it happens, and you are in control of all things. I pray if it is your will, those results will come back negative, and I will receive a clean bill of health. Please protect my health so that I can continue here on Earth. I say this prayer in the name of my King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Protection from Natural Disasters Prayer
My Father, My God, and My Lord. A storm approaches, and we have been told and warned of it, but still, we are unprepared. Please protect us, our friends, neighbors, and anyone in the storm’s path. Father, you can calm any storm with but a word, and if it is your will, I ask that you do so, but if we find ourselves in the middle of the storm, I know you will be with us always. May your name be glorified in all things. I love you and thank you. Amen.
Why do We Need Prayer for Protection?
A short prayer for protection can be used in many circumstances to protect against evil, harm, enemies, travel mercies, natural disasters, health, medical situations, childbirth, and spiritual warfare. They can also take the form of physical protection and emotional and spiritual.
At the start, I mentioned that a prayer of protection is often overlooked by Christians, especially newborn Christians who are just beginning to explore their faith. So if this describes you, let me first share how much God loves you and wants a very close relationship with you.
A prayer of protection can be used for yourself or others
Being the God that stitched you together in your Mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). He knows you far better than anyone, but He wants more than just physical knowledge of your existence.
He wants you to freely share your life with Him; He wants you to ask him for your heart’s desires, to share your needs and concerns with Him, and to rely on and trust Him for all things. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
A short prayer of protection can be used for yourself or others; often, people pray for family and friends when they travel long distances, have medical conditions, or are involved in an accident, natural disaster, or other tragedy. You can (and should) even pray for protection for your country, its military, and its leaders.
Always remember to use a short prayer for protection at any time, and if you feel an instinct or small voice inside telling you to pray… then stop what you are doing and pray. The Holy Spirit of God exists within you to guide you and help in times of trouble. So listen to the spirit and pray. Never stop praying.