Though we live in a world with danger and evil, God will protect us if we live faithfully and trust in Him. Scripture tells us, „Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find” and this includes the protection of God. Therefore, ask God for protection in prayer so that it will be given to you! We have collected some of the best prayers for protection for you to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10
But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. -2 Thessalonians 3:3
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. -Psalm 91:1-4
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. -Deuteronomy 31:6
Below are some of the best protection prayers from past centuries to the modern era.
1. „St. Patrick’s Breastplate” Protective Prayer
The hymn version of St. Patrick’s Breastplate consists of several stanzas, though the last two stanzas are particularly memorable and powerful:
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.
2. Grant me Protection
Grant, O Lord, Thy protection And in protection, strength And in strength, understanding And in understanding, knowledge And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it And in the love of it, the love of all existences And in that love, the love of spirit and all creation. Amen.
3. Be with Me Christ
The cross of Christ be with me; The cross of Christ overcomes all water and every fire; The cross of Christ overcomes all weapons; The cross of Christ is a perfect sign and blessing to my soul. May Christ be with me and my body during all my life At day and at night. Now I pray, I [name], pray God the Father For the soul’s sake, and I pray God the Son for the Father’s sake, And I pray God the Holy Ghost for the Father’s and Son’s sake, And I pray God the Holy Ghost for the for the Father’s and the Son’s sake, That the holy corpse of God may bless me against all evil things, words and works. Amen.