When a storm is approaching, we may not be able to do anything to avert it. But there is certainly something we can do to guarantee our safety, and that is to pray.
Prayers for safety during storms provide you a means to hand your safety to the God who created the storm. Is a fierce storm coming into your community, and you fear this prospect?
There is absolutely no need to fret because you can trust the Lord, who can safeguard you and everyone around you.
I will walk you through the following in this article:
- How do you pray for safety and protection?
- Prayers for safety during storms.
- Frequently Asked Questions about prayers for safety during storms.
How Do You Pray for Safety and Protection?
Regardless of the severity of the storm you seek safety from, you can trust God to protect you and yours from it.
Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 1:12 for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed unto him against that day.
All you are required to do when a storm is threatening is to pray for your safety and that of your loved ones.
Here is how to pray for safety and protection, especially amid a storm:
- Thank God for the gift of life, family, and friends. This is necessary because it is only someone who is alive that can worry about safety.
- Commit your safety and that of your loved ones in prayer to the All-Powerful God who is on our side.
- Offer a heartfelt prayer to the creator of the wind and all the elements that sometimes trigger natural disasters. Whisper a prayer to calm the storm if it is already raging.
- Pray scriptures for safety and protection for you and your family, and believe God for a performance of His infallible word over your safety.
- Offer thanksgiving prayer after the storm for your safety. Thank God for safeguarding you and everyone around you through the storm.
Many fret and lose hearts when a storm is approaching. But this is the best thing you can do: during a natural disaster, pray, especially for safety.
Below Are Prayers for Safety During Storms.
Our Storm Protection Prayer.
Leviticus 25:18. KJV – Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.
Dear Gracious God, thank you for defending me through every ferocious storm. Thank you for constantly extending your hand toward me, my family, and everyone around us through this terrible storm.
Lord, I pray you shield my home and family from the raging elements. I trust your grace and loving kindness to secure us firmly in your hand.
Please continue to be our rock and refuge even when the storm intensifies. Keep us safe, regardless of what we hear about danger and destruction.
Remain our pillar of strength and last line of defense amid this turbulence. Strengthen us even in the face of events that tends to frighten us.
Father Lord, I request that when the wind howls around us, you will not leave us but will continue to be our safe haven.
Thank you, Merciful Father, because I know you will keep us safe and close to you at all times, especially during this difficult time.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer in the Time of An Approaching Hurricane.
Deuteronomy 33:28 KJV – Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Dear Lord Jesus, while on earth, you walked upon the water. You also rebuked the raging storm, and at your command, the wind ceased, and there was calm.
That’s why I know you have control over the nature you created, and I am confident that you can adequately protect those who love you from the fiercest hurricane.
Lord, I place my confidence in you, asking that you shield us from the attack of natural forces and the elements you created. Protect us from the soon-to-come hurricane so our lives will be preserved.
Mighty God, our strength, I ask that you show up in our time of need so that we will not get overwhelmed by what is coming. Help us to stay calm even if the ocean roars and surges. Uphold us even if the earth shakes and the mountains crumble.
Lastly, Dear God, our fortress, rescue and keep us safe until the hurricane passes.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer to My Life’s Stronghold.
Deuteronomy 12:10 KJV – But [when] ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and [when] he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about so that ye dwell in safety.
Heavenly Father, thank you for being my anchor and ever-present help in trouble. Though the mountains leave their place and the hills are tossed to the ground, I know your love shall never leave me, and nothing can shake your promise of peace in my life.
Father God, my help is in you who made the heaven and earth. Therefore, I ask that you uphold me and be my life’s stronghold so that the storms of life will not overwhelm me.
Thank you, dear Jesus, for your wonderful kindness and compassion toward me. Amen.
Prayer for You to Be Our Hiding Place.
Deuteronomy 33:12 KJV – [And] of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; [and the LORD] shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
Loving God, thank you for your care and protection. I am confident nothing can ever be against me, my family, friends, or anyone connected with me because of your love for us.
Father Lord, you are for us; hence, nothing can keep us apart from your love. Even when we are in turmoil or danger, we can find comfort in your mercy.
Please, Lord, whisper calm to this raging tempest. When the winds and waves rise, I call on you to quiet the storm and steady the waters.
I also ask that you protect and overshadow us with your immense love. Keep us safely wrapped up in your loving hands throughout this difficult season.
Thank you, Gracious God, because nothing in the heavens above or earth beneath can separate us from your love. Amen.
Prayer to the Lord of the Armies of Heaven.
Leviticus 25:19. KJV – And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.
Dear Lord of Hosts, my heart will not fear even if the earth is about to give way or all of nature’s elements are against me, threatening to destroy my home and family.
I have faith in your saving grace. Hence, I ask that you keep us safe under the shadow of your wings. Be merciful to us, and respond to my heart’s cry with compassion.
Merciful Father, uphold us with your righteous right hand, especially amid this challenging time threatening to make us lose our composure. Reassure us of your abiding presence through this trying time and, where necessary, defend my family and me.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer of Relief.
Job 5:11. KJV – To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety.
Almighty God, you created the rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans and all that dwell within them. The tides rise and fall on your command.
All the seasons you created also follow your plan. Thank you because you are with us through every season of life, both calm and stormy.
Dear God, I ask you to calm the storm and relieve us. Please help us reach safety and open our hearts in generosity to others who need help.
Also, remind us that even when storms hit in life and everything appears dark and gloomy, you are with us, guiding us to safety.
Lord, I ask that you protect and assist us in recovering completely from what we have gone through.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Job 3:26. KJV – I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.
Heavenly Father, thank you because we know that even though we are victims of this disaster, you spared our lives. We ask that you comfort and grant us safety in the remaining phase of this season.
Father God, please bless those who are doing everything possible to help us. Also, make things run smoothly as we rebuild what was destroyed in our homes, community, and state.
Keep our families more united now than ever as we go through this challenge together. Please do not allow any of us to come under any illness from this disaster.
Abba Father, you said you would supply our needs according to your riches in glory. So, I ask that you provide proper shelter, food, and clean water for us until this storm passes completely.
Lastly, I ask that you touch the hearts of people worldwide to continue to pray and donate whatever they can to help rebuild this wonderful community (and state).
Prayers for Protection from Hurricanes and Storms.
Job 11:18. KJV – And thou shalt be secure because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig [about thee, and] thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
Almighty God, there is an approaching hurricane; hence, we seek your divine protection from it because we know we cannot control the oceans or weather.
We ask that you shelter us and those in the hurricane’s path. Watch over our families and us, loved ones, friends, and many who are preparing to evacuate. Guard us as we prepare, perhaps, to leave our homes again.
Give us strength, courage, and firm resolve to stay strong throughout this storm. Answer our prayers in your goodness and spare us from harm.
Safeguard us from the waves of the approaching hurricane, and spare, especially those in its path, from harm.
Gracious God, I also specifically request that you protect us and keep our environment safe from flooding and the winds when the hurricane makes landfall.
Thank you because we know you do not send floods, shake the earth, or dispatch weather formations like hurricanes to punish your children.
I pray this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who calmed the winds and walked upon the sea. Amen.
Prayer for Safe Driving in Bad Weather.
Job 24:23. KJV – [Though] it be given him [to be] in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes [are] upon their ways.
Faithful God, please hear this prayer for safety and grant me divine protection as I drive in this stormy weather. Please hold me securely in your hands.
Preserve me and everyone else plying the road under this condition or traveling through the snow or on ice. Surround us with your loving care and protect us from every danger.
Lastly, dear God, I ask that you bring us safely to our journey’s end, safe and sound.
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, I pray, Amen.
Prayer Against Storms and Lightning.
Psalms 4:8. KJV – I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Dear Lord Jesus, according to the meteorologists, the thunderstorm we are currently experiencing is an extreme one. Many people are scared because it is loud and often comes with lightning.
Omnipotent God, the strikes seem to be constantly getting closer and louder. Please speak calm to these strikes. Please do not allow the trees around us to become instruments of damage to houses and a danger to families when they get struck by lightning.
Above all, keep us safe in this thunderstorm, especially those who live on hilly landscapes, which are not the best of locations in a lightning-filled storm.
In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Those in the Path of a Storm.
Psalms 12:5. KJV – For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.
Lord Jesus, you are our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not be afraid though the earth shakes, the mountains tremble, and the waters roar and foam in the heart of the sea.
Dear God, you are in the midst of this city. Therefore, we shall not be moved. We ask that you divinely intervene in the situation that will soon be here.
Please, Lord, do not allow this catastrophe to swallow us, our families, friends, or anyone around us. May we not get overwhelmed by nature’s brutal forces that are threatening to cause mayhem upon our habitation.
Abba Father, be our tower, whom we can run to in harsh times and be saved from destruction. Please keep those in the storm’s path safe and protect their houses from destruction.
Be our haven from the storm and rain. Provide us with refuge and protection. Lastly, we pray for peace and divine protection.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Short Prayer for the Storm.
Proverbs 21:31 KJV – The horse [is] prepared against the day of battle: but safety [is] of the LORD.
Our Father in Heaven, I come before you with my heart filled with grief because of the devastation this storm has brought.
I ask that you please be with me, my family, and everyone around us at this time. Keep us safe in this dangerous situation, especially those severely affected, and surround us with your love and protection.
Cause your abiding presence to be with us all. Comfort all those injured and those who have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Please make way for our different families where there seems to be no way so we would all recover from this swiftly.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Safety During a Hail Storm.
Psalm 91:1-2 KJV – He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord; He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Awesome God, this storm is not like anything I have witnessed; it is the worst storm experience of my life. I pray, Lord, for the rest of the time, this hail storm will persist and keep my family and the entire community safe.
Even if the hail keeps pouring down, please secure the roofs of all the houses, so they don’t break them. May there be no flooding or any other disaster apart from what we have seen so far. Strengthen and uphold us. Heal our memories of the trauma and devastation.
Bless everyone, especially those who had their hopes dashed or lost their homes, livelihoods, and security. Bless the volunteer workers, relief agencies, and all those providing emergency assistance.
Give us the courage to face the long road of rebuilding ahead. And at the end of this trying time, may we heal completely and have our lives back.
In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.
Short Prayer for Earthquake Protection.
Psalm 32:7 KJV – Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
Compassionate God, many are anxiously waiting in fear of the next tremor. But Father, I request divine protection over us all. I do not want to hear the cries of the injured amid the rubble of an earthquake.
Jesus, I do not want people roaming the streets in shock at what their eyes have seen during or after an earthquake. Neither do I desire to hear the wails of grief in families.
Most of all, Loving God, I do not want to hear the mention of the names of the missing dead. Therefore, I ask that you please safeguard our lives and property from the impending earthquake.
Despite the high-level tremor or the scary shaking, which feels very high on the Richter scale, secure our lives.
Send your angels to hold the foundations of our buildings steady so none of us will get hurt. Please, Father, stop this earthquake from happening. But if it must happen, preserve our lives so that none of us will be lost.
Thank you, Merciful God, because we are the work of your hands. Hence, I know you will keep us secure.
This Lord, I pray, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Break the Storm’s Power Prayer.
Nahum 1:7 KJV – The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Dear Heavenly Father, your word says that though the mountains leave their place and the hills are tossed to the ground, your love shall never leave us, and your promise of peace will never be shaken.
So, Lord, like you spoke to the stormy sea and it became calm, break this storm’s power and save us from what is supposed to come.
Thank you for our safety so far. Thank you also for protecting those responding to those injured, displaced, or who have suffered one loss or the other. May your compassion and care reach all who are suffering right now.
Most of all, we thank you because you are always with us, even in our darkest hours. Continue to be with us in Jesus’ name, Amen.
You should offer safety prayers in times of natural disasters or amid any storm.
As you pray for yourself, your family, and your friends, do not forget to offer a prayer for flood victims and the safety of those displaced. The above prayers for safety during storms cover all these and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Psalm is a Psalm for protection?
Psalm 91 (verses 1 to 16) is a powerful Psalm for divine protection and the most popular Psalm of protection.
It does not only talk about spiritual protection but protection from physical harm. Hence, if you seek safety before or during a storm, study, meditate, and pray Psalm 91.
What is a powerful prayer to say (for safety during storms)?
Dear Lord, thank you for being my shelter from the rain. Thank you also because you let all who take refuge in you be glad; you also let them sing for joy.
Therefore, I pray that you spread your protection over me and mine because we love your name and rejoice in you.
Father God, you commanded us not to fear because you are with us. You also told us not to be dismayed, for you are our God. Lord, you said you would strengthen and help us and uphold us with your righteous right hand.
According to your unfailing promises, protect me, my family, my friends, and everyone around us from the coming ferocious storm. Regardless of how intense it will be, shield us with your shekinah glory where nothing can harm us.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, I pray, Amen.
What is God’s shield of protection prayer?
1: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2: I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3: Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence.
4: He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5: Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6: Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7: A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee.
8: Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9: Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation.
10: There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11: For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12: They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13: Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high because he hath known my name.
15: He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16: With long life will I satisfy him and shew him my salvation.