Prayer For Protection
The Story of the “Prayer for Protection”
The “Prayer for Protection” is known the world over, and Unity is often asked how it came into existence. James Dillet Freeman explained once in his Unity Magazine column, “Life Is a Wonder”:
Let me tell you how I wrote Unity's “Prayer for Protection.”
When World War II was raging in Europe, we received many letters and phone calls from people caught in the conflict, but for a long time we did not have a prayer for protection that we were all satisfied with. This is how one came.
Silent Unity has always written a special Christmas Prayer Service just for Silent Unity workers. And in 1940 I was asked to prepare this service. We had never before needed a prayer for protection, but in 1940 we needed one, so I wrote one to go with the Christmas service. What I wrote was a little four-line verse:
“The light of Christ directs me; The love of Christ enfolds me; The power of Christ protects me; The presence of Christ upholds me.”
I had hardly finished this Christmas service before Silent Unity came to me again and asked me to write a protection pamphlet that we could send to people, so I did. It was called His Protecting Spirit.
A Prayer for Wartime
They told me they wanted affirmative prayers for protection on the back page. Among these was the verse from the 23rd Psalm: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me” (Ps. 23:4 KJV).
One of the young women who worked in Silent Unity was reading my manuscript as I wrote it, and as she finished it, she came up to me and said: “Jim, if I were a woman in England and they were dropping bombs on my roof, or if I were a soldier and someone was pointing a loaded gun at me, I wouldn't want to feel I was walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Can't you do better than that?”
I thought, You want me to do better than the 23rd Psalm? You have to be your mind. But rolling around in the back of my mind was the little verse I had written as a prayer for protection at Christmas.
How the “Prayer for Protection” Was Written
I had written it just for Silent Unity, but now it came rolling up to the front of my mind and demanded that I pay attention to it. It enticed me to see what I could make of it.
First I took the rhymes from it. I felt it would be more universally received if it was not a rhyme. Then I changed Christ to God. It had been Christ because it was a Christmas prayer, but I felt if we were going to send it around the world, God might be more acceptable to more people. So the little prayer became:
“The light of God surrounds me, The love of God enfolds me, The power of God protects me, The presence of God watches over me.”
That is the way we first printed it. Then a line came to me that I felt would make the prayer even more powerful. The line was:
“Wherever I am, God is.”
I added it as the fifth line. The “Prayer for Protection” first appeared as a four-lined prayer in 1941, but when we reprinted it in 1943, it appeared in the form it has had ever since.
“The light of God surrounds me; The love of God enfolds me; The power of God protects me; The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is!”
God’s Message of Love
The “Prayer for Protection” came through change after change, not at all “I Am There,” when I felt that God spoke those words to me.
But what is the word of God? It is possible that no prayer Unity has ever printed has reached so many people as the “Prayer for Protection,” for not only has Unity printed it over and over, but almost every Unity church uses it to conclude its services. “I Am There,” it was carried to the moon.
On the very first flight to the moon, on Apollo 11, astronaut Col. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin carried the Unity “Prayer for Protection” with him. He did not know me or Unity.It has appeared in hundreds of different publications that have no connection with Unity, and millions of people have carried it around on cards that fit into their pocketbooks, pockets, and billfolds. It has been translated into many languages. Sometimes it appears with me as the author. Often no author is given. Sometimes other people are named as the author.
It has been changed and changed again before it reached the form that it now has that best meets people's needs. This prayer is the product of much thought and concentration and of a mind that was willing to stay open to receive divine inspiration.
I think Unity's “Prayer for Protection” is as much God's word as “I Am There” is. Sometimes God speaks to us when we don't even know it is God.
I think God has many ways of speaking to us and not only in words that we hear with our ears. I think God speaks to our hearts and minds, and sometimes God's message has nothing to do with words. God is love and intelligence and life.
More than anything we say God is, or even imagine God is, God is the one universal Presence and Power and is seeking to express Truth and beauty and good through all of us and for all of us.
Prayers for Protection at Work, Home and from Enemies
On this page you’ll find a list of prayers and verses for protection at work and home. Prayers to keep you safe and protect you from evil and enemies stand in your way.
Unless we avail ourselves within the protective arms of our God, we leave ourselves vulnerable to the attacks of the evil one. We must be diligent in reading God’s word, and ask Him to watch over and protect us individually, as well as His children. When you pray for yourself, pray for those you love, those you have never met, and even those who have hurt you in some way.
Let it be known that with God, all things are possible. Not some things, ALL things. When we feel afraid in life, ask for His protection and safety. Our Father does not desert His children. These prayers of protection are offered as a way to preempt those attacks and keep oneself and one’s loved ones under the protection of God at all times.
If the need for protection whether in your own life, or in the life of someone you love is present, let us pray for you at the holiest place on earth, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
We have faith that sending your prayer request to the place where our Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us will help your request be granted! It is our honor and privilege to be a part of your prayer warrior, and to ask the Lord to watch over you, protect you, and keep you, always.
The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou saved me from violence. I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
2 Samuel 22:3-4
Prayer for Protection from Illness
Heavenly Father, I adore you and I love you with all my heart and soul. I thank you for having created me, and for watching over me in all that I do, every single day. Pardon me for my sins.
I ask that you watch over me while I rest and recover from illness. Please protect my body, and help me heal from this sickness that weakens me. May your unending grace be with me forever and ever.
I trust in all that You do, and all that You are.
Prayer for Divine Protection
Grant me, O Lord, your protection. Within your protection, strength. And within your strength, understanding. And within your understanding, knowledge.
And within your knowledge, the power of justice. And within the power of justice, the love of all of Creation. Guide and protect my body, my mind, and my best judgment in all things.
For you, O Lord, will never leave my side. In this I trust. Amen.
Prayer for Protection Through Life’s Journey
In the name of God I move forth through life’s journey. May God the Father always be with me, God the Son protect and watch over me, and God the Holy Ghost to stand by my side as I travel through the life you have given me. Amen
Prayer for Protection While Traveling
I ask that God’s Angels guard and keep you. As you travel, may you remain safe and secure, with His presence known to you at all times. May He watch over you as you leave home, wandering and maneuvering in other parts of God’s great earth. You are not alone. For He is always with you. Amen.
Prayer for Protection Over Your Family
Heavenly Father, I pray for your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my family and loved ones. I ask You to keep evil far away from them, and to help them to trust You as their refuge and strength in all things, without ceasing.
I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction and sinful ways, and to grant them discernment to recognize the truth.I pray that You will make them strong and if they find themselves amist danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong.
Please help them to find rest in your shadow, and through your everlasting embrace, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them. Let them know that the only safe place is in beside their Heavenly Father, and that their home on earth is only temporary.
Prayer for Personal Protection
Oh Heavenly Father, I come to You today, bowing my head and opening my heart, asking for protection from all the evil this world holds. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind, every single day.
Surround us with your divine hedge of unbreakable protection. Encompass us round about with your strength and your glorious might. Let all who take refuge in You be happy and feel safe. Please shelter us, Heavenly Father, that those who love your name may exalt in You.
For it is You who blesses the righteous man and those who give their lives to You.
“And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:13-14
“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.” Psalm 91:7
“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
7 Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Protection
If you are seeking deliverance, recite any of these great spiritual warfare prayers to keep you protected. Here is a look at some of these great spiritual warfare prayers for protection.
Father God, in the name of and under the authority of Jesus Christ I plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over myself, my husband and our children. I pray that You would immerse our spirits, souls and bodies in the precious and pure Blood of the lamb. I plead the Blood of Jesus over our pets, home, property, belongings, car, business, Ministry, health and well-being.
I plead the Blood of Jesus against any demonic spirits who are coming against us. I plead the Blood of Jesus against all accidents, attacks, misadventure and catastrophes that may try to come against us. With the Blood of the Lamb I dismantle every enemy assignment operating against us. Please reveal to us each day any open doors that allow the enemy access to us.
I plead the Blood of Jesus against any diseases, viruses, infections or illnesses that are coming against us.
I ask for a covering of the Blood of Jesus to be placed between us and any people who are coming against us and our lives. I forgive these people for any attacks against us and I ask You Father God to bless them.
I dismantle every curse and attack coming against us in the name and power of Jesus Christ and I declare Isaiah 54:17 “That No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”.
Thank You Father God I now have full faith and belief that the Blood of Jesus will fully protect us and everything within our sphere of influence.
I pray for the armour of God to be placed as protection.
I pray for the belt of truth to expose deception, the breastplate of righteousness to thwart condemnation and restore self-worth, the feet to be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace as comfort, to remove all worries and burdens, the shield of faith to trust and believe in the unseen things of God, and to quench the fiery darts of the enemy, the helmet of salvation as a seal for eternal life, and as protection for the mind, and the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God as my weapon.
Father, in Jesus name, by prayer & faith, I put on Your whole armor that I may stand against the wiles of the devil. I put on Your Helmet of Salvation…let the same mind be in me that is in Christ Jesus.
I put on Your Breastplate of Righteousness…the Righteousness of Christ. I put on the Girdle of Truth…Jesus is the Way, the Truth & the Life (John 14:6), the Truth, Integrity & the Holiness of God.I put on Your Sandals of the Gospel of Peace… Help us to stand on the solid ground of Jesus.
Above all, I put on your Shield of Faith to quench every fiery dart, arrow, spear & missile the enemy shoots our way…& Lord, I put on Your precious Sword of the Spirit, Your Holy Word that’s alive & powerful, sharper than any two edged sword (Heb. 4:12)…our offensive & defensive weapon.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O good Jesus, hear me; within your wounds, hide me; let me never be separated from you; from the evil one, protect me; at the hour of my death, call me; and bid me to come to you; that with your saints, I may praise you forever and ever. Amen.
Spirit of our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Most Holy Trinity, descend upon me. Please purify me, mold me, fill me with yourself, and use me. Banish all the forces of evil from me; destroy them, vanquish them so that I can be healthy and do good deeds.
Banish from me all spells, witchcraft, black magic, demonic assignments, malefice, maledictions and the evil eye; diabolic infestations, oppressions, possessions; all that is evil and sinful; jealousy, treachery, envy; all physical, psychological, moral, spiritual and diabolical ailments; as well as all enticing spirits, deaf, dumb, blind, mute and sleeping spirits, new-age spirits, occult spirits, religious spirits, antichrist spirits, and any other spirits of death and darkness.
I command and bid all the powers who molest me—by the power of God Almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior—to leave me forever, and to be consigned into the everlasting lake of fire, that they may never again touch me or any other creature in the entire world. Amen.
Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all the times I have not submitted to your will in my life. Please forgive me for all my sinful actions, making agreements with the enemy, and for believing the devil’s lies. I now submit to you as my Lord, dear Jesus. Now I break every agreement that I have made with the enemy.
Lord Jesus, please send an assignment of angels to remove and bind to the abyss all demons and their devices that had access to me because I believed their lies. I now ask you to establish a hedge of protection around me, over me and under me, and seal it with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ.
I now choose to put on the full armor of God and ask that you cleanse me and seal me, body, mind, soul and spirit, with your blood, Lord Jesus Christ. Please have your angelic army bind up and remove all demons, their devices, and all their power from within this protective hedge and have them sent to the abyss.
Please have your angels destroy all demonic, occult or witchcraft assignments directed against me. Please have your angels stand guard over me and protect me from all attacks of the enemy. I thank you for establishing an impenetrable shield of protection around me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Dear Lord Jesus, please come and heal my wounded and troubled heart. I beg you to heal the torments that are causing anxiety in my life. I beg you, in a particular way, to heal the underlying source of my sinfulness. I beg you to come into my life and heal the psychological harms that struck me in my childhood and from the injuries they have caused throughout my life.
Lord Jesus, you know my burdens. I lay them on your Good Shepherd’s Heart. I beseech you—by the merits of the great open wound in your heart—to heal the small wounds that are in mine. Heal my memories, so that nothing that has happened to me will cause me to remain in pain and anguish, filled with anxiety.
Heal, O Lord, all those wounds that have been the cause of evil that is rooted in my life. I want to forgive all those who have offended me. Look to those inner sores that make me unable to forgive. You who came to forgive the afflicted of heart, please, heal my wounded and troubled heart.Heal, O Lord Jesus, all those intimate wounds that are the root cause of my physical illness. I offer you my heart. Accept it, Lord, purify it and give me the sentiments of your Divine Heart.
Heal me, O Lord, from the pain caused by the death of my loved ones. Grant me to regain peace and joy in the knowledge that you are the Resurrection and the Life. Make me an authentic witness to your resurrection, your victory over sin and death, and your loving presence among all men. Amen.
Check out this video for some great prayers for God’s protection for the coming end of days. These powerful prayers will help you continue to fight against temptation and other sins while keeping your faith in Jesus Christ.
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5 Powerful Prayers for Protection and Safety
Our world is filled with events and situations that can cause great fear and anxiety. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and live imprisoned by fear.
We are promised in God’s Word that he is faithful and will protect us (2 Thessalonians 3:3).
God wants us to let go of fear and to live life to the fullest! (John 10:10) When you are overcome by worry, use these prayers for protection to remember who God is and the protection he has promised you.
1. Prayer for Personal Protection
Father, I come to You today, bowing in my heart, asking for protection from the evil one. Lord, we are assailed moment by moment with images on television, the internet, books and newspapers that leave us vulnerable to sin of every kind. Surround us with Your divine hedge of protection.
Encompass us round about with Your strength and Your might. Let all who take refuge in You be glad, let them ever sing for joy. And may You shelter us, that those who love Your name may exult in You. For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O LORD, You surround him favor as with a shield.
Lord, I ask that You protect our minds. Father, the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:6) O God, set our minds on You.
Let us not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds that we may prove what Your will is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
(Romans 12:2) Help us by the power of Your Spirit to think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let our minds dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8)
Strengthen us in the power of Your might, O God. Dress us in Your armor so that we can stand firm against the schemes of the devil. We know that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.(Ephesians 6:10-12)
You are our keeper, O Lord, the shade on our right hand. Protect us from all evil and keep our soul. Guard our going out and our coming in. From this time and forever. In Jesus' name, Amen. – by Lynn Cooke
2. Prayer for the Protection and Safety of Family
Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my kids (grandkids). Keep evil far from them, and help them to trust You as their refuge and strength. I pray You will guard their minds from harmful instruction, and grant them discernment to recognize truth.
I pray You will make them strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help them to find rest in Your shadow, as they live in the spiritual shelter You provide for them.
Let them know that the only safe place is in Jesus, and that their home on earth is only temporary. – Ryan Duncan, Culture Editor at Crosswalk.com
3. Prayer for Children's Security
Lord, I pray that my kids (grandkids) will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one. Help them to see life–and every challenge–through Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever they go.
I pray that they will set their minds on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that they will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray they will come to understand the extent of Your own love for them–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school.
I pray they will be filled up with You from morning ’til night. – Rebecca Barlow Jordan
4. “St. Patrick's Breastplate” Protective Prayer:
Celtic monks used it to start their day.The hymn was several stanzas long, and the last two stanzas were especially memorable and moving:
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name, The strong Name of the Trinity; By invocation of the same. The Three in One, and One in Three, Of Whom all nature hath creation, Eternal Father, Spirit, Word: Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.
5. “Priestly Blessings” Prayer from Scripture:
Numbers 6:22-27 is known as the “Priestly Blessing” or sometimes the “Aaronic Benediction.” There are seven requests made in this prayer.
The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, 'This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “’The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”' “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
1. The Lord bless you…
The word “bless” means to “provide favor or benefit.” Father, we pray that for our children. You are the Eternal God. Please place Your great kindness and advantage on those we love. May they be approved and favored by You.
The Hebrew word “keep” means to “watch, guard, defend.” This is a prayer for protection. Father, my children are not perfect. They are going to make mistakes. But please watch over them and guard them again mistakes of youth that are unalterable. Please defend them against temptation. Protect them against Satan who desires to devour them.
3. the LORD make his face shine upon you…
This is a request for God’s presence.Father, as a parent I know that I can’t be with my children all the time, but You can. Just they feel the warmth of the sun shining on them, please allow them to experience Your presence. Thank You for being with them wherever they go.
4. and be gracious to you…
Grace is God’s undeserved favor. He gives us what we don’t deserve. Father, thank You for Your gift of grace. I pray that gift to be poured out on my children. Following that great gift of salvation, please show them your kindness and love in all the endeavors of their lives.
5. the Lord turn his face toward you…
Here is a request for God’s fellowship.Father, thank You, that because of their trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit lives in my children. Please walk with them in a powerful way. Enable them to submit to the Spirit’s control day by day and moment by moment.
6. and give you peace.
The Hebrew word for peace used here is “shalom.” It means “completeness, wholeness, and contentment.” Lord, please calm my children’s fears; soothe their anxious souls. Keep them complete and whole in their thinking, emotions, desires, and actions.
7. So they will put my name on ___________ (the name of your child/children). This is a request of identification. Lord, please place Your holy mark on my children. Set them apart to be used by You.
I love them but You love them more. You love them with an everlasting love. May they represent You well on their earthly journey. And when their journey is completed, welcome them home to live forever with You.
(notes by Ron Moore, The Journey)
Prayers for Protection and Safety from the Bible
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1
“My prayer is not that you take them the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” – John 17:15
'And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” – Matthew 6:13
“Because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” – Psalm 16:10-11
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Prayer for healing, strength and protection
People face all sorts of problems every day. There are times when problems turn into real unfortunate events and happenings. And sadly, there are moments when nobody is there for you when you need help. But this is our own conception: that nobody is there to help us. God is there and we need to pray for healing, strength, and protection. We need to talk to Him in order to get help.
God is watching us and takes care of us. He sends Guardian Angels to protect us here, on Earth. We are not alone. There are no seconds of our life when we are alone. That is only what those who don’t have faith in God’s powers think.
But did you know that even these people that refuse to believe in the existence of God, have critical moments in their life when they start to pray? They start to pray in their own manner because they don’t know how to pray and ask for God’s help. God helps them anyway from that moment on because their prayers are a sign that they reached the right path.
They saw how hard it is to live without God. They wanted help and the only one who could help them was God.
God appreciates when someone that has taken a wrong path comes back to Him. God loves that person even more than before.
Some people pray to God every night before they go to sleep. They pray for healing, strength, and protection, but do they pay attention to the fact that sometimes we could just be thankful for all we have, instead of asking for more?It’s good to know that every prayer should end with “Thank you, God, for all the good things in my life because they make me happy and loved and thank you also for the bad things that I went through because they made me stronger and they made me see how good You are!”
God loves us equally. We are all His beloved children. But we should not take this for granted and we should learn how to pray. We should know what to ask and thank for in a prayer for healing, strength, and protection.
How you should pray for healing, strength, and protection
Before all of these, you should take into consideration that you should find a quiet place where you can pray. You should clear your mind and you must think only of the fact that you will have a conversation with Him.
With your soul full of trust and with your mind full of God and the Angels, kneel down and you will feel a warm presence. Your Guardian Angel will kneel down too next to you. Start your prayer with “Thank you God for listening to me!”, whatever you want to pray for. Your Guardian Angel will make the connection between you and God and the prayer will be heard by God.
Be sincere when you pray! Open your mind and your soul and tell God all the things you did. Even if they are bad, even if they are good. God knows everything, but you have to confess all to prove to God that you want to be healed and to be saved by His great power and love.
What is a prayer?
A prayer is your conversation with God. That is why you must be sincere in everything you ask and everything you tell him.
A prayer for healing, strength, and protection is our direct line to heaven. A conversation with God should never be a bother for you.
I have heard people say they wouldn’t spend their little spare time to talk to God because they prefer to do something else instead.
Have you ever ask yourself if God wants to spend his time listening to us? His unconditional love for us is huge and He makes time at every hour and moment in a day and in our lives to listen to us. We should make time to talk to God.
Pray with worship and reverence. We should thank God for all He did for us.
Pray for healing, strength, and protection and get God close to you. Thank Him for all in your life and especially thank Him for your Guardian Angel you have next to you because his mission is to watch you and take care of you.
Psalm 99:5 says: “Exalt the Lord our God! Worship at his footstool, for He is holy!”
Colossians 4:2 says about prayer: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
Jeremiah 33:3 tell us about prayer: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
Psalm 18:6 teaches us what the real meaning of a prayer for healing, strength, and protection is: “In my distress I called to the Lord; /I cried to my God for help. /From his temple he heard my voice; /my cry came before him, into his ears.”
The Bible tells us that the only mission of a prayer is to connect us to God, to tell Him sincerely about our soul and our life, to thank Him for what He gave us, good or bad, and to listen to His answers.
Prayer for healing
Pains are everywhere. There are pains in our soul, our mind, or in our body. There are moments in our life when our heart hurts so much. There are moments in our life when we suffer from an injury or our mind is full of bad thoughts. We need to be healed, that is why you should know a prayer for healing.
Psalm 107:19-21 says “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. He sent out His word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind.”
Cry to the Lord in your trouble, He will save you. We should all cry to our Lord when we are in trouble. No matter who your God is, pray to Him because He will save you.
A prayer for healing will always be heard by God. He is ready to save us. He is there waiting for us to turn our faces to Him and to ask Him for help.Because even a man that doesn’t believe in God will do it at a hard moment in his life. And that means that God is his only hope. That is the moment when a man that doesn’t believe in God will start to believe in Him.
And that itself is an important healing gift that God sends to us.
Psalm 147:3 tells us that “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
A prayer for healing is often the only thing that we need when we want to be saved from all the hard things that come to our life.
Prayer for strength
A prayer for strength is welcomed when we realize that our strength is not always enough for all the things we want to do. We cannot get through some of the hard situations in our life if we don’t have strength, and sometimes human beings simply don’t have enough of it.
That’s why I advise you to pray to God to give you strength and power to overcome all the obstacles in your life.
Maybe you want to raise a child and you face some problems in this beautiful journey of raising a baby.
Maybe you discover he has a disease, or maybe you face a moment when you don’t have enough money, you lose your job or you just can’t handle the situation, especially if you are both young parents.
Do you know how many young parents give birth to a beautiful child, but don’t have the money and the strength to get through all of the problems?
Do you know how many young couples choose not to have a child because they don’t feel prepared or they feel they don’t have the strength for such a responsibility? They needn’t feel this way if they call on God for help.
Those young parents who called on God for help and sent Him a prayer for strength, they made it and they now have a beautiful child that can go to a good school and, in addition to this, they found the power and the strength to get a good job or to start their own business.They didn’t do it all alone. God was there when they prayed for strength. God was there to help them and to give them the power to get through it all.
Remember that God is the best friend, father, and confidant we could have.
Take a look at Psalm 119:28: “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.”
Isaiah 40:31 says: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Psalm 46:1: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
God should be our refuge no matter if there is good or bad in our life. We should talk to God always.
A prayer for strength should sound this: “Please, God, my savior, I need Your healing; help me to fill myself with strength and power for the hard times that will come.”
Prayer for protection
Everybody needs to be protected from the bad things that happen in life. I know a story about a child who grew up in an orphanage.
She had nobody and she had no money when she had to leave, but her thought, every day, was a prayer for protection: “Please, God, protect me from bad things and give me strength to overcome this period.
Protect me from unhappy events and take care of me because you are the only one who can help me!”
She had no money, no job and her only thought was to ask God for protection. Every day, this was her prayer. Because she was a beautiful, smart girl.
A prayer for protection was all she had. I was surprised and I was delighted to find out months after this that she got a job in a company and they gave her an apartment to live in. She developed her skills and she earned more and more money, then she bought herself an apartment.
She tells everybody now that she was protected by God all that time, and she is still protected by God. She sends God a prayer for protection every day. She has God in her soul and in her mind and she tells that without His love she couldn’t do anything.
Psalm 32:7 says that “You are my hiding place; /you will protect me from trouble/ and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Exodus 14:14 tells us that “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Psalm 9:9: “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
A prayer for protection will always work with a prayer for healing and a prayer for strength. We should know that God means all of these: healing, strength, and protection. We should thank God every day that he is watching us and takes care of us.A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will always be heard by God if we truly trust in His powers. A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will always be the best remedy because it means we talk to God: a remedy for the soul and mind.
God is waiting for us to ask him something. God listens to us every day. It doesn’t matter where you are: in the car, on the bus on your way to school or the office, at home or at your job, maybe on vacation.
God wants us to trust Him. It is more important than where you pray. A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will be welcomed by God if you put all your faith in it. This is what God expects from us: faith.
A prayer for healing, strength, and protection will work if you have faith
Have faith and all good things will come to your life!
Have faith and God will heal and protect you!
Have faith and God will give you strength to keep doing what you want to do!
Ask God for help and He will help you!
Have faith and talk to God in a prayer for healing, strength, and protection! But don’t forget an important thing: thank Him for all He gives to you. Thank Him for who you are, thank Him for what you have, thank Him for always being there when you need Him.
Sometimes, a prayer for healing, strength, and protection needs a prayer for thanks for all the good things God gave you and all the moments God helped you. A prayer for healing, strength, and protection won’t work if you don’t trust with all of your heart that God will help you.
Keep God next to you. Feel His warmth when you call on Him and ask him in a prayer what you need. Let Him be in your soul and your life will be more beautiful. Turn your face to God and see the signs He sends to you. Trust Him and love Him.
Kneel down with your soul and listen to your heart. You will hear the words of God telling you that sometimes you need to send him a prayer for healing, strength, and protection. Every human being needs help and needs to be protected and only God can do it properly.
Be strong and call on God’s help! Pray and have faith in God, love Him and talk to Him, with the Archangels and your Guardian Angel. They are our best friends from the Celestial World that can help us no matter what is happening.
They hear our prayers and they have the power to heal us and to give us strength, while they protect us from all the bad things that could happen to us.
They show us the right path in life and they guide us to thinking positively, to see the beauty in all things around us, to forgive and to love.
Therefore, in your prayer for healing, or maybe for strength, or even for protection, tell God, the Archangels and your Guardian Angel that you are thankful for all you have. Tell them that you are thankful for the good people in your life and for the fact that they are there when you need them the most.Send your prayer for healing, strength, and protection to God and thank him for being there for you.
Discover some more prayers from Padre:
- PRAYERS TO ATTAIN SERENITY
- PRAYER TO RECOVER WELL-BEING
- SERENITY PRAYER – FULL VERSION, 7 BENEFITS AND ITS HISTORY