What are some helpful prayers of protection from the Bible?
The Lord’s Prayer
One of the most well-known prayers in Christianity, the Lord’s Prayer, serves as a powerful invocation for everyone seeking protection from evil.
Jesus, who knows our tendency to overcomplicate things, gave us a simple pattern of prayer. The Lord’s Prayer, also known as the Our Father, is a prayer that Jesus taught his disciples during his earthly ministry. It is found in the Bible, specifically in the book of Matthew (Matthew 6:9-13) and the book of Luke (Luke 11:2-4). This prayer serves as a model for us, guiding our own prayers and providing a framework for our communication with God.
Matthew 6:13 (NIV)
Connecting with God’s presence through this prayer, reminds us that He is in control no matter what the circumstance we face. Adding this prayer to you daily worship plan and praying it regularly can bring comfort and reassurance when you face some challenging moments.
The Power Of The Lords Prayer
Sometimes we can spend too long trying to find the perfect words to pray, as if the power of God is restricted to our ability to create a beautiful prayer. Friend, instead of placing your faith in your ability to pray, place your faith in Gods ability to answer your simple requests! He knows what you need and looks forward to helping you.
Lets break the key elements and why they’re important to remember:
1. Addressing God as Father.
By addressing God as our Father, we acknowledge His authority, love, and care for us. This recognition reminds us of His ultimate sovereignty and trustworthiness.
2. Hallowing God’s Name.
When we hallow or honour and respect God’s name, we prioritize His Name above all else and acknowledge His power and authority over every evil force.
3. Praying for God’s Kingdom to come.
In praying for God’s kingdom to come, we invite His presence and authority into our lives and circumstances. We acknowledge that we what we are facing may not be our choice, but we are inviting Him to bring a good outcome from it.
4. Seeking God’s Will.
By praying for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, we align ourselves with His perfect plan. This submission to His will grants us His wisdom and discernment to recognize and avoid evil. It also allows and to go through some of the spiritual battles we may face, with hope and an expectation that He will turn all things for His good.
5. Asking for Daily Provision.
When we ask for our daily provision, we acknowledge our dependence on God for everything we need. This reliance on Him strengthens our faith and protects us from the temptation to try and rely on our own ability. Whilst its true that God will co-partner with us in our deliverance from evil, its so important that we ask Him to direct our plans and ideas for the very best outcome.
When we do this, we can confidently expect Him to get involved in whatever challenge we’re facing!
The Power Of Forgiveness In Supernatural Protection
6. Forgiving Others and Seeking Forgiveness.
Its hard to underestimate the power of forgiving other people when we’re praying prayers of protection for ourselves and others.
By forgiving others and seeking forgiveness, we maintain a clean heart before God. This protection against bitterness and resentment prevents evil from taking root in our lives. The Bible frequently encourages us to forgive quickly and sincerley so that we “do not give the devil a foothold”. When we forgive others we not only release the burden of responsibility to God Himself, we also restrict the influence of our enemy in our own lives.
And that is ALWAYS a good thing!
7. Praying for Deliverance from Evil.
Finally, in praying for deliverance from evil, we actively resist and rebuke any form of evil that seeks to harm us. We declare God’s power over evil and trust in His protection.
Are there specific Bible verses that offer protection from evil?
The Bible, our guidebook, offers us a plethora of verses that provide comfort, assurance, and protection against the forces of evil.
Its important to remember that its not the verses themselves that offer protection. They themselves have no power. Their importance lies in that they help us connect to our loving Heavenly Father. He has the power and these verses help us to connect with Him. As you read them today, connect with Him and ask for His help.
“Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”
This powerful verse reminds us that when we make God our refuge, evil will be kept at bay. It assures us that God’s angels will protect us in all aspects of our lives.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 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.”
The Bible mentions the “Armor of God” as a metaphorical protection against evil (Ephesians 6:10-18). Prayerfully visualize yourself putting on this protective armor, piece by piece, and ask God to strengthen you with each part:
– The Belt of Truth: Pray for the ability to discern truth from deception.
– The Breastplate of Righteousness: Ask God to guard your heart and protect your innermost being.
– The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace: Pray for the courage to spread the message of peace and love.
– The Shield of Faith: Ask God to shield you from doubt and strengthen your faith.
– The Helmet of Salvation: Pray for protection against negative thoughts and influences.
– The Sword of the Spirit: Ask God to empower you with His Word, allowing you to defend against evil.
1 Peter 5:8-9.
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”
This verse serves as a reminder to stay vigilant and be aware of the devil’s tactics. It encourages us to resist him, standing firm in our faith. It also reminds us that we are not alone in this battle, as others are experiencing similar struggles. Reaching out to others in times of temptation and spiritual battle can help us find comfort and support too.
“I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.”
In this verse, Jesus prays to God the Father, asking for protection from the evil one for his followers. It highlights the importance of seeking God’s protection while still being present in the world. Jesus acknowledges the existence of evil but asks for divine protection for his disciples as they go about their day.
Its important to remember that we will never be far from challenges while we live on this earth, but that we have a Saviour who has gone before us and, by His Spirit, walks with us through every battle we face.