Simple Prayer For Protection
3 Simple Prayers You Need to Pray Regularly
- Christina Patterson
- 2017Mar 20
One of the most underestimated strengths in the Christian life is prayer. It is the way we communicate with the Maker of the Universe and He not only hears us, but He also responds.
Through prayer we access healing, wisdom, discernment, peace, protection, joy and so much power we could never experience on our own. It is through prayer that I have seen the transforming power of God come into my heart and life never before.
Today I want to share with you three specific prayers that have had the most impact on my life.
1. A Prayer Over Negative Thinking
If you ever want a sneak peek look into the direction that your day or week is headed just look at your thoughts. What you're thinking has the power to direct the course of an entire day. Starting with positive and truthful thoughts can lead to a peaceful and fulfilling day.
Negative thoughts not aligned with God's truth can lead to a confusing and frustrating day. This is why God wants us to keep our thoughts on good things.
Philippians 4:8 tells us:
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. – Philippians 4:8 NIV
If changing our thoughts from negative to positive can change our day from good to bad, they also have to power to direct the course of our lives. Now that is serious! Which is why the Bible also instructs us to:
Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
A constant prayer of mine is that my thoughts will align with God's truth. This is hard work, but the reward is a peaceful and fruitful life, which is well worth the work.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for your good thoughts about me. May my thoughts reflect your truth and nothing else. When I have a negative thought, I pray for your help to quickly recognize it and that You would empower me to focus on what is true, pure, and lovely. Thank You Lord. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen.
2. A Prayer for Discernment
Now more than ever it seems we have so many options before us:
Which school to go to?
Which job to take?
Which church to attend?
Some decisions are even heavier:
Should we get married?
Should I accept this job opportunity that requires my entire family to move?
Should I elect to have this surgery?
Having options and the freedom to make our own decisions is a wonderful privilege, but it also may lead to the stress and anxiety of wondering if we are making the right decision. Good for us our Heavenly Father is ready and willing to guide and direct our steps and provide us with His wisdom and discernment to make good decisions. James 1:5 says:
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5 NIVWe can blindly make decisions without seeking God, but why not seek the God who knows the beginning from the end?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for guiding me in your wisdom. I pray for discernment today over all the decisions I will make. I trust Your guidance and leading Lord. I love You. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen.
3. A Prayer for Strength to Surrender
The first prayer is for the strength to surrender to God's will and desire for my life. Jesus offers us life and life to the full (John 10:10) but we will never experience that full life if we don't allow God to have complete control of our life.
The challenge here is that we have the battle between our sinful flesh and the new Spirit God has given us upon salvation. As I'm sure you know the level of power it takes to follow God, and not our flesh, can at times feel impossible.
So my prayer to God is for the strength to surrender to Him and not myself. I pray for His strength to do it because my strength will fail me. But even when I'm weary and weak the Lord is willing and ready to grant me His strength to surrender to the things I think I can't do or be.
This simple prayer has allowed me to see God's hand in my life, marriage, and parenting never before.
Dear Heavenly Father, Your ways are higher than my ways. I pray for power and strength to surrender my way and follow your best way. I trust You Lord. In Jesus Christ Name I pray. Amen.
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Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom with a passion to encourage women in the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God’s Word.
When she is not folding laundry or playing blocks you will find her with her head deep in her Bible or a commentary.
She holds her masters in Theology from Liberty University and is the founder of Beloved Women, a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ: His Beloved. She blogs at belovedwomen.org.
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3 Guardian Angel Prayers for Strength, Courage, and Protection
A Guardian Angel Prayer is in its simplest sense is a request for help from your Guardian Angels. The specific Prayers I’m about to share will you will help you to invoke the presence, help, and guidance of your Guardian Angels right here and now.
To really receive help and guidance from Guardian Angels… You have to ask for their help!
While Guardian Angels are the angelic beings specifically committed to guide and protect you… all angels, they honor your free will and have a deep code of ethics not to interfere and intervene without permission.
So if you want their help, guidance, and protection, they can more powerfully guide and assist you when you give them permission, by asking for their help.
Prayer For Protection
This simple Guardian Angel Prayer for protection is perfect to use to invoke the presence and assistance of your Guardian Angel and ask for their support and assistance protecting you and protecting your space with divine healing, frequency, love, and light.
So to begin, you can close your eyes and shift your awareness within, just taking a moment to breathe and relax.
Take a moment to let go of your focus on the external, entering inward from the normal state of your waking mind into an inner-focused place of stillness, peace, and calm.
Open your heart and with your awareness, enter into the open space at the center of your being that is illuminated with the divine light that glows within and that opens the gateway for you to directly connect with, communicate with, and experience the angelic realms.
So opening your heart, breathing, and quieting your mind…
Then ask with clear intent:
“I call upon my guardian angels. Connect with me directly now.
Surround me with your love and divine healing frequency to protect my physical and energetic being. Protect my space and my energy, surrounding me with divine light and clearing out from within this space anything that no longer serves.
Clear out any fear, negativity, entities, and any distorted energy.
And I ask that this the around me act as a protective shield.
I ask that you protect and shield my energy from any external negativity, density or distortion so that this shield of light blocks out all that is alignment with love and peace and divine truth.
Through this shield, light, guidance and love and healing frequency can pass. But any distortion or negativity is blocked out and released.I thank you for protecting my mind, body, and spirit. Thank you for clearly guiding me, supporting me, and assisting me in my life.
Thank you for helping me to stand in my truth and to vibrantly and authentically shine.”
After you speak, or mentally repeat this prayer in your mind, take a moment to tune into your heart and let your awareness rise up… Tuning into the space above and around you.
Stay still, present and calm. Knowing that this still silent presence supports you in opening the doorway for you to experience your Guardian Angels Protection and love in a powerful and tangible way right here and now.
When you feel complete, thank you, angels, for their presence, protection, love, and guidance.
Short Prayer For Guidance and Inspiration
Shift your focus within as you breathe, relax, and let go….
Then think or say:
“Guardian Angels, in this moment here and now I call upon you and ask for your help. Please guide and assist me today. Help me to stay present, positive, and open to the miracles of life in every moment.
Help me to cultivate the presence, willingness, and strength needed to act in alignment with my highest truth and to live in accordance with my Divine Life Purpose.
Help me to clearly know my highest and best next steps. Help me to stay open to the blessings and opportunities the Divine and Universe want to align for me.
Help me to stay open to Divine Inspiration and guidance. And to act in alignment with Divine Will so that I may be of service towards others in alignment with Divine Will and in alignment with my highest truth and light.”
Prayer to Invite Your Guardian Angels Into Your Life
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Begin By Relaxing and Surrounding Yourself With Light
To invite the incredible help and presence of your Guardian Angels into your life, begin by focusing your awareness within. I to imagine myself surrounded by light and surrounded by the vibration of love.
This first step of surrounding yourself with love and light isn’t required for a Guardian Angel prayer, but taking this moment to consciously raise your vibration, and to tune into love makes it easier for you to tune into the presence of your Angels when you invite them in through your prayer.
And so, surround yourself with love and light, raise your vibration, breathe and focus your awareness within and then think or say:
“Thank you, Guardian Angels for entering into this present time and space.
Thank you for helping me in my life here and now.
Please help me in my life and guide me on my path.Please protect me energetically, cleansing my energy of any lower vibrational forces and helping me to connect with the highest levels of divine love, light…
Help me to tune into your presence and the highest level of your guidance.
Please support me in being true to myself and stepping into more of my authentic truth and my true divine nature.
Please help me to see the opportunities that will most serve me.
Please help bring me into alignment with the opportunities, with the possibilities, with the blessings for my life here and now that will most serve me and help me to be a beacon of light in this world, to create a positive ripple out beyond me in every moment.
Thank you for protecting me, for supporting me in my life and for protecting and supporting those I love and care about. Please bring your energy into all areas of my life, infusing this present moment with your love, with your guidance and with your healing energy.
Please connect with me now in a way that I can understand and experience this. I ask this according to divine will, for the highest and greatest good. Thank you for connecting with me, helping me, protecting me, comforting me and loving me.
And so, it is… Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Ready For More?
Connect with your guardian angels on an even deeper level so you can start leveraging the help of your guardian angels to manifest blessings in your life!
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With love and light,