Prayer About God’s Protection and Peace (Based on Psalm 4)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Compassionate Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, humble and grateful that I can find rest in Your arms. Thank you that like David, I can speak to You directly and know that You are always willing to listen and take my burdens in time of distress. Verse 1: “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.” It is a blessing to have confidence that by walking with You, You will go before me to clear my path and be behind me to catch me when I stumble and fall. It is a great privilege to have the assurance of Your constant love. 

Direct me to always look at my problems through the lens of Your power and not with an emphasis on my situation. Verse 3: “But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself who is godly; the LORD will hear when I call to Him.” Thank you for the encouragement in verse 8 that You are the sole source of my comfort and rest. I cannot find peace through any other means but the rest that comes through knowing that You are good and in control of the entire universe. Verse 8: “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Show me the difference between real inward joy, which comes from a genuine, trusting relationship with You, and happiness, which comes from outward circumstances that are pleasing. In most situations happiness is temporary, but joy produces permanence. Verse 7a: “You have put gladness in my heart.”   

In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Prayer About God’s Protection When We Face Danger (Based on Psalm 91)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All-powerful Heavenly Father, I come to You today to give You praise and magnify Your mighty power. Thank you for being my refuge and my fortress. It is in You that I can have peace and protection from danger. Verse 2:I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him will I trust.’” It is a great blessing that I have no reason to fear the evil that is around me, because not one scheme of Satan can touch me when I dwell with You. Verse 1: He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

It is significant to know that not only can I dwell in Your shadow, but that Your Word (in the Bible) also promises: “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4b.) Since You are the only true refuge in this world for my life, direct me to depend on You alone and not look to the world for comfort. Teach me more each day how to live in the shadow of Your mercy and grace so that I can experience what You promise in verse 15 any time I am near danger. “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” Thank you that You have a great desire to teach me how to live righteously so that You can shower blessings on me. Amen.

Prayer About God, Our Only True Source of Protection

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Unlimited, all powerful Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of my Savior Jesus Christ. I give You everything I have and am so that I may bring honor to You. I thank and praise You for the protection I find in You like in no other place. You know me and want what is best for me in all situations, even the ones I don’t understand. Nahum 1:7The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.

It is a great comfort and blessing to be able to do like David did when in trouble and know that You are right there with me. Psalm 34:6-7This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

What a relief and joy it is to know, as a believer in Jesus Christ, that You promise to protect me from the evil one. I can feel safe in Your arms. You express this so eloquently in 2 Thessalonians 3:3 and Isaiah 41:10. “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

As I live in this chaotic world and very uncertain time, I want to thank You for Your life-giving protection and love that is mine through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Direct me to keep my eyes and heart focused daily on Your Word and You, and less on all the negativity in the world.

To Your honor and glory. Amen.

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A Believer’s Prayer for God’s Protection from Evil

 

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Lord, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for the protection You provide for Your children. With so much evil surrounding us on a daily basis, it is a blessing to hear what Jesus said in John 17:15. “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.” Many times You shield us from the attacks of Satan even when we don’t realize it. In 2 Thessalonians 3:3, Paul tells us what You do for us so that we do not have to live in fear. “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”

Thank You for giving instructions in Your Word (the Bible) of what You want Your children (believers in Jesus Christ) to do so that You can give the protection that we desire and need. In James 4:7-8a You tell us that with the power of the Holy Spirit living within the believer, we can resist evil and have it flee from us. “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

Teach me how to use Your Word for both defense and offense when the Evil One tries to distort my thinking and mislead me. I ask that You will continually develop in me the ability to use the armor of God, ‚Äčexplained in Ephesians 6:10-20, to defend against evil and to stay true to You. Direct me to have Ephesians 6:10-11 be a daily part of my life. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Thank You for allowing me to bring these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.