Many fear the devil, but do you know you can keep the devil away from you and yours? Yes, you absolutely can.
The Bible says my people perish for lack of knowledge. Many believers cower in fear when they experience Satanic attacks because they do not understand their place and authority in Christ.
This article is packed with the right resources to equip you with the knowledge, powerful prayers, and Scriptures you need to defeat the devil and keep him out of your life for good.
You will find the following in this article:
- How to pray against Satan.
- Prayers to keep the devil away.
- Powerful Bible verses to keep the devil away.
- Frequently Asked Questions about how to keep the devil away.
How to Pray Against Satan
To pray effectively against the devil and his activities against you, you must know what to pray as a believer.
Knowing what to pray against the devil determines whether your prayers will hit the target and keep the devil away.
What are we to pray about our battle with the devil and his demonic hosts?
- Know who is in you – He (Jesus) is far greater than the devil in the world.
- Stay alert always, like the word of God commands. In other words, be discerning and spiritually sensitive to know when the devil attacks or is about to.
- Pray against the devil’s many schemes daily, not only when experiencing a spiritual attack.
- Take constant advantage of the enormous power and authority in the mighty name of Jesus, whether you are praying or not.
- Pray spiritual warfare Scriptures and Bible verses that emphasize a believer’s authority in Christ.
Do you want to keep the devil away? Now that you know how to pray against Satan, I’m sure you are ready to pray to keep him away.
Here Are Prayers to Keep the Devil Away.
A Prayer to Keep Away the Devil.
Ephesians 6:11. KJV – Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of life and sound health. Thank you also for your love and mercy upon my life, family, and friends.
I’m glad you have always been there, keeping the devil away from me and protecting me from all evil attacks.
According to your word, I put on your full armor against the enemy of my existence. I resist him in the powerful name of Jesus.
By faith, I declare that I am divinely protected from his wiles.
Above all, dear God, I pray that you keep the devil out of my life, my endeavors, and all of my life’s affairs.
This I pray in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer to Resist the Devil and Draw Closer to God.
Luke 4:8. KJV – And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Father God, your word commands me to humble myself before you and to resist the devil, and he will flee from me.
In the name of Jesus, I resist Satan and all his many attacks against my well-being. I know he has only come to steal, kill, and destroy. But thank you, dear God, for your son, Jesus, who came that we may have abundant life.
I ask that his resurrection power come upon me now and upon your purpose for me. Let it resurrect my virtues and everything in me that’s lying dormant because of the devil’s attack.
Let the spirit of fear and the fear of the devil in my life go by fire. Instead, I command both physical and spiritual boldness to come upon me now, in the name of Jesus.
Almighty God, shut the devil out of my life and draw me closer to you every day because you are my only hiding place.
Thank you, Most Gracious God, for hearing and granting my petitions.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Prayers to Banish Evil from a House or Room.
Isaiah 54:17. KJV – 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.
Everlasting God, the Bible says one shall chase a thousand: for you, Lord our God, you are the one that fights for us, as you have promised.
Standing on the authority and infallibility of your powerful word, I chase every evil and cloud of darkness in my apartment (or room).
Scripture tells me your whirlwind goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it also says it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
Let this whirlwind, with your horrible tempest and east wind, banish every evil from my habitation.
Henceforth, my house shall no longer be a habitation of darkness but of light, a light that shines in darkness which no darkness can comprehend.
In victorious name, Amen.
Prayer to Dispel darkness.
Isaiah 54:15. KJV – Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
Holy God, you said in your word that you would scatter any gathering that’s not of you. Therefore, I command the scattering of every darkness around me or following me.
Lord Jesus, dispel the darkness overshadowing your glory from manifesting in my life and family.
Let every mysterious darkness or moon monitoring me disappear by fire, in the name of Jesus. I bring them under God’s judgment of light now.
Let any darkness sent to capture my star, destiny, glory, or blessings clear away by fire, in Jesus’ name.
Omnipotent God, arise with all your weapon of war and fight my battles, including the darkness around me, in Jesus’ name.
In the powerful name of Jesus, I declare that no darkness can overwhelm me or have dominion over me.
Thank you, Father, because your word says in all these things I am more than conquerors through him that loves us.
In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.
Prayers For Protection From The Enemy.
Isaiah 54:14. KJV – In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Mighty God, thank you for assuring me that I will be far from oppression; for I shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near me.
Dear Lord, I will not be afraid of ten thousand people who have set themselves against me because I know greater is he in me than in the world.
With boldness, I declare my safety and divine protection from the devil and his agents.
Father, let your angels locate my family and me and hide us from the devil’s attacks. Let any power that has concluded to waste us be wasted by fire.
By faith, I apply the blood of Jesus upon my life and my family against evil operations. Blood of Jesus, defend your interest in my life and my family.
Lion of the Tribe of Judah, please always protect us. Send back all their evil arrows targeted against us back to them.
Lastly, I declare to the devil’s hearing that the Lord is my light and salvation. Therefore, I shall fear.
Thank you, Loving God because I know my safety is of the Lord.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer to Keep Away Evil Thoughts.
Proverbs 4:23, KJV – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Dear Lord of Hosts, Scripture commands us to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against God’s knowledge and bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
So, I raise a standard against the devil, trying to defile my thoughts. I cast down all his antics and strategies to attack my mind.
In the name of Jesus, I seal every access he has to my thought life with the blood of Jesus, and I shut his voice and evil suggestions out of my mind.
I declare henceforth that my thoughts will be holy, edifying, pure, honorable, and pleasing to God.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.
A Prayer to Keep Evil Away from Your Children.
Deuteronomy 28:7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face:
they shall come out against thee one way and flee before thee seven ways.
Faithful God, I pray that your presence will always be with my children everywhere they go, even when they are at home.
Let your power keep them in safety always. May the evil arrows that fly by day and the noisome pestilence never get hold of them, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, let your protection from evil attacks surround my kids with your wall of protection during the day and night.
Most of all, raise your hedge of thorns and keep them permanently in place over my children’s lives to keep the devil away from them.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
A Prayer to Keep Evil Away from Your Husband.
Psalms 91:1. KJV – He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Everlasting God in Heaven, I commit my dear husband to you, asking that you overshadow him with your protection.
May he dwell in your secret place daily and abide under your shadow where no evil or the devil can reach him.
I pray, Lord, that no temptation bigger than him is permitted to come near him. Any area of his life that is attracting darkness is closed now by the blood of Jesus.
Let the Holy Ghost fire destroy all evil hands assigned to manipulate his life, in Jesus’ name.
Above all, I ask that you uphold his spirit, soul, and body and keep the devil far away from his life’s affairs with your fire.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer to Keep Away Evil Temptations.
Isaiah 59:19. KJV – When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Gracious God, thank you because of your unfailing promise that you will not permit temptations greater than us to come to us.
This day, I pray in the name of your son, Jesus, that you will protect me from whatever will make me fall out of grace with you. Secure me with your fire from evil temptations.
The word of God says no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against me in judgment, I shall be condemned.
Therefore, I decree that I am protected from the temptation of anything evil. I also decree that nothing that can pull me away from God’s hand will ever come my way.
By faith, I declare that I will not fail God or bring shame to His kingdom.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayers to Make the Enemy Flee.
Joshua 1:5. KJV – There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Our Father in Heaven, your word says you frustrate the devices of the crafty so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
And so, I stand against any enemy in my life, both known and secret enemies. I cast them out of my life and destiny and command them to flee in the name of Jesus.
Lord Jesus, my life is in your hands; please cover me with your mighty hands. Don’t allow any evil, sickness, infirmities, or any other enemy to come near me in the name of Jesus!
Lord, by the hedge of your protection around me, I will fear no evil even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I also declare that no evil shall stand before me or survive my presence because Jesus lives in me.
Thank you, Loving God, for the authority in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayers to Bind Every Evil Spirit in Your Life.
Matthew 18:18. KJV – Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Merciful Father, the Bible says whatsoever I shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever I loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Dear Jesus, you also said you had given me the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt me.
Therefore, in your mighty name, I bind and cast every spirit out of my life, home, and affairs. I command the devil to take his feet and take a permanent walk out of my life.
I pledge my allegiance to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. If I have unknowingly invited demons into my life, I repent and ask the blood of Jesus to cleanse me.
Father, let every principality and power attaching itself to any area of my life or working hard to kill me untimely die now in my place by fire in the name of Jesus.
Great God, you said you would cause all the enemies that rise against me to be smitten before my face. You said they shall come out against me in one way but shall flee before me in seven ways, in the name of Jesus.
By the assurance of this promise, I bind the enemy and command them to keep off from me.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Protection from the Wiles of the Devil.
1 John 4:4. KJV – Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
Loving God, you said you are with me and will keep me wherever I go. You also said you would not leave me until you have done that which you have spoken to me.
According to your word, I ask that you protect me from the enemy’s wiles and never leave me. Send your angels to guard and protect me both day and night.
Father God, please do not allow my foot to be moved. You are the one who keeps me. Please, Lord, may your watchful eyes and your protective hands always rest on me.
Thank you because you do not slumber nor sleep.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer to keep Evil Away from My Home.
Chronicles 20:15. KJV – And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
Merciful God, thank you because you are my keeper and shade upon my right hand. You said the sun shall not smite me by day nor the moon by night. Lord, you also said you shall preserve me from all evil.
In addition to your many promises, you said you would preserve my going out and my coming in from this time forth and even forevermore.
Lord, may you find it delightful fulfilling your many promises of protection upon my life and family. Disarm the wicked over my life and family. Let their wickedness slay them, and may I have favor in your sight so I will always enjoy your divine protection from the devil and his agents.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Evil Spirits to Leave.
2 Timothy 1:7. KJV – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Lord Jesus, you commanded me to be strong and of good courage. You also said I should fear not nor be afraid because you are with me, and you will neither leave nor forsake me.
Standing on the confidence your word gives me over the devil and all his strategies, I bind him. I shut any door I might have unconsciously opened to him in the name of Jesus.
Because of your strength, Father, I lean on you, my defense. You are the God of mercy, and I know you will let me see my desire upon mine enemies. May your fire of protection continuously burn in my life, home, business, and all of my life’s affairs.
In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!
Prayer Against and Overcoming Attacks of Satan.
Zechariah 4:6. KJV – Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Mighty God, I ask that you raise a seven-fold standard against the devil who wants nothing more than to steal, kill, and destroy.
I command any plan he has set in motion to oppress me to fail woefully. By faith, I declare that the enemy can’t proclaim victory over me. Therefore, I command all of his schemes and devices, and works against me to be paralyzed by fire, in Jesus’ name.
I declare that whether the devil likes it or not, I will not die but live to fulfill the works of the Lord, in Jesus’ name.
Father God, let my positive confession bring down Satan in my life like the walls of Jericho, in the name of Jesus.
Thank you, Great God, for hearing my prayers and granting all my petitions.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, I prayed. Amen!!
What Bible Verse Protects You From Evil?
In addition to powerful prayers to Keep the devil away, you should pray Scriptures. Memorize them, so they become a part of you.
This will help you confront the devil when he raises his ugly head in your life. This is how you can keep him permanently away.
Here are 11 powerful Bible verses to keep the devil away and protect you from evil:
- Psalm 18:39 KJV
For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
- Isaiah 54:17 KJV
No weapon that is formed against you will prosper, and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
- Luke 10:19 KJV
-Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
- 1 John 4:4 KJV
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
- Romans 8:31 KJV
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
- Romans 8:37 KJV
In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
- Zechariah 4:6 KJV
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.
- Joshua 1:9 KJV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5: Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.
- Matthew 18:18-19 KJV
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19: Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Prayers to keep the devil away will assist you in safeguarding yourself and your family from Satan and all his many ploys.
Remember that Christ has given you the authority to bind and cast him out of your life and family. Take your position in Christ and destabilize the enemy of your existence permanently.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you pray for protection against evil?
Praying to keep the devil away and praying for protection against evil basically mean the same thing.
Here is how to pray to keep the devil away from your life and its affairs:
- Use the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus as shields against the devil.
- Confront him with God’s word. I know this from experience: if there is something the devil fears so much and cannot stand, it is God’s word. The devil flees whether it was used carelessly by a child because he cannot stand how powerful Scripture is.
- Pray Scriptures for protection daily, especially Psalms of protection like Psalm 91.
How can I pray to protect my house?
Praying for one’s abode is always a vital prayer to make. The devil goes into any home not divinely protected. Hence, you should commit your house to God for protection.
Here’s how to pray to protect your home and keep the devil away from it:
- Thank God for giving you a conducive shelter to call your own.
- Offer powerful prayers for protection over your house.
- Ask God to assign an angel of protection over your home. Remember, God said, ask, and you will receive. No evil can penetrate your home when an angel is on guard over it.
- Anoint every part of your house.
- Constantly ask for God’s protection over your home, if possible, daily. This serves as the renewal of God’s covenant of protection over your house.
Psalms to prayer for protection against evil?
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. (KJV).