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15 Powerful Prayers for Protection From Enemies

15 Powerful Prayers for Protection From Enemies

In this world, you will have enemies. Jesus said the world will hate those who believe in him (John 17:14), but we can say prayers for protection from enemies.

In addition to this, we have an enemy prowling around looking for who to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Because of our enemies, we constantly need God’s protection.

Gloria Copeland says, “It’s important to recognize God as your source and your number one means of protection. See Him as your guardian or covering.”

God knows how to keep us from the evil one and his agents in the world.

According to Rebecca Barlow Jordan, God has ordained prayer as the vital force we can use to guard ourselves against evil.

This means that it is futile to use other methods of protection like charms or rituals to keep our enemies away.

Below are 15 Prayers for Protection from Enemies.

1. Prayer for Protection against Evil.

Psalm 91:9-10 “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most- High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you.”

Lord, I praise you because you are my refuge and dwelling place. I have nothing to fear for you are always with me. Watch over my life so that no evil will befall me and my household.

You are my hiding place and the enemy cannot get me.

Keep me away from evil in all its forms. Protect me against anyone with evil intentions upon my life and that of my family.

May they not come close to me or anything in my life, or know anything about my affairs. Hide me in your secret place.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

2. Prayer for Deliverance from Your Enemies.

Psalm 59:1 “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Defend me from those who rise up against me.”

Lord, you are my God and deliverer. You have delivered me from many troubles in the past and I know you will never leave me.

Deliver me from my enemies and defend me from those who rise up against me. Give them no room to harm me.

Deliver me from the plans and schemes my enemies have set up to make me stumble. May their evil words upon my life fall to the ground and not bear fruit.

Let only your word bear lasting fruit in my life. Contend with those who contend with me.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

3. Prayer for God to Shelter you from Evil Plans.

Psalm 143:9 “Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; In You I take shelter.”

Lord, I praise you because you are my refuge and hiding place and the enemy cannot get me. Shelter me from the evil plans of my enemies.

May they not succeed in the evil schemes they have against my life and the work you have called me to do.

My enemies run after me but I run to you for shelter for you are my God and Savior. Remove all access points they would use to get into my life and rout them away from me.

When they attack me, let them come face to face with you. I cancel all their evil plans and declare they will never prosper in my life.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

4. Prayer for God’s help

Psalm 118:7 “The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.”

Lord, you have promised to be an ever-present help in my time of need. Help me overcome the attacks of my enemies and live a victorious life.

You have said that a righteous man will fall seven times and rise again. I declare that my enemies will not defeat me. They will turn away in shame.

In Jesus’ name, I declare that my enemies will be defeated in their evil schemes and their words won’t harm me. Help me not to focus on the attacks from my enemies.

I will keep my eyes focused on you because you are my deliverer.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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5. Prayer for God to Scatter your Enemies.

Psalm 68:1 “Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.”

Lord, you are the God who does the impossible and performs miracles, signs, and wonders on the earth. My enemies have become numerous and they attack me each day.

Scatter the entire lot of them that they will never stand as one to cause harm to me. Where they rise up against me in one direction, scatter them in seven directions.

May they be defeated before you and flee because they cannot stand your presence. I declare that they will bow down to you because you are God and there is no other like you.

They will submit to your power which is great and unrivaled.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

6. Prayer to Destroy the Weapons of your Enemies.

Isaiah 54:17‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,’ Says the Lord.”

Lord, thank you for your precious promises that give me comfort and the patience to wait on you. Thank you for declaring that the weapons my enemies form against me will not prosper.

Today I destroy all the weapons my enemies have created to destroy me.  Render them null and void and they will never see the light of day.

I condemn every tongue that rises up in judgment against me. I cancel all evil words my enemies speak over my life and I command them to fall to the ground.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Also Related: 13 Reasons Why I Believe in the Power of Prayer.

7. Prayers for Protection from Enemies at Work.

Psalm 44:5 “Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name, we will trample those who rise up against us.”

Lord, you have given me the power to trample on the works of my enemies and to overcome all the evil they throw my way.

Today I destroy all their works in my life and consume them with your mighty power.

I trample over every plan, scheme, device, curse, obstacle, roadblock, and hindrance that my enemies create to stop me.

They will not stop me from reaching my destiny and fulfilling your call upon my life.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

8. Prayer for God to lift you Up.

Psalm 18:48 “He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.”

Lord, I praise you for your mighty power and salvation. You have always been my shield in times of trouble and have helped me overcome the attacks of my enemies.

Deliver me from the violence of my enemies who want nothing but to hurt me and see me destroyed.

Guard me day and night and lift me above those who rise up against me. May they never reach me no matter how much they stretch their hands.

Let me never be put to shame because you are my God.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

9. Prayer for the Destruction of the devil’s work in your Life.

Exodus 15:6 “Your right hand, O Lord, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, has dashed the enemy in pieces.”

Lord, you are mighty to save and no other god that can come close to you. You are the greatest, mightiest, and full of glory and majesty.

By your right hand, destroy the enemy that is trying to destroy my life. May your right hand put a stop to his evil work in my life.

May you raise a standard against the enemy who has come into my life like a flood. I trample over all his evil works and declare that he will not use others to oppress me.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

10. Prayer to Overcome the Power of Your Enemies.

Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and overall the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Lord, thank you for the authority you have given me in Christ to trample over the enemy and overcome his power.

In Jesus’ name, I declare that my enemies who use his power against me will not succeed.

I cast out of my life the spirits of oppression, depression, strife, misunderstanding, discouragement, defeat, and negativity in Jesus’ name.

I declare that the enemy will not use others to harm me and I render the power they use against me null and void.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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11. Prayer for God’s Rescue from your Enemies.

Psalm 136:24 “And rescued us from our enemies, For His mercy endures forever.”

Lord, you are my deliverer and helper and have never failed me. Rescue me from the evil attacks that are coming from my enemies.

Quench their fiery darts of lies, slander, defamation, and character assassination. Render their words ineffective and useless.

I condemn every word they speak against me and rebuke their evil deeds toward me.

By your mercy rescue me from their deceit and take me away from their midst.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

12. Prayer to Turn to God for Help.

Psalm 60:11 “Give us help from trouble, For the help of man is useless.”

Lord, I turned to a man for help but got none. Forgive me for turning to men to help me where only you can do so.

Help me for I am in trouble and only your mighty power can save me. Deliver me from the trouble my enemies have caused in my life and restore everything they have stolen from me.

Let my first response be to run to you for help and not man.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

13. Prayer for God’s Justice

Psalm 9:3 “When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence. For You have maintained my right and my cause; You sat on the throne judging in righteousness.”

Lord, you are the righteous judge and your throne is founded on justice and righteousness.

Grant me justice for where my enemies have treated me unfairly and robbed me of my rightful blessings.

They have shown me malice and acted deceitfully against me. Plead my cause and vindicate me in your mercy.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

14. Prayer for Victory Against Your Enemies.

Psalm 60:12 “Through God, we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.”

Lord, I praise you for you gave me victory against the enemy when Christ died and rose again.

I declare that I am victorious and my enemies are defeated before you. I will succeed where they tried to stop me and blocked my path.

They shall see your glory upon my life and be put to shame.

May your blessings upon my life lead my enemies to seek you because it is not your will that anyone should perish.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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15. Prayer to Triumph over your Enemies.

Psalm 41:11 “By this, I know that You are well pleased with me Because my enemy does not triumph over me.”

Lord, I praise you because you have rescued me from the attacks of those who tried to destroy me.

I declare that I will triumph over my enemies and they will never have the victory over me. Thank you for always shielding me from my enemies and keeping them far from me.

Thank you that in Christ I always have protection from my enemies.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

15 powerful prayers for protection from enemies

Bible Verse To Protects You from Evil.

1. 1 John 5:18

“We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.”

3. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

“But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.”

4. 1 Corinthians 1:9

“God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”

5. Matthew 6:13

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

6. 1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it.”

7. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

“The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.”

8. Psalm 61:7

“May he reign under God’s protection forever. May your unfailing love and faithfulness watch over him.”

9. Psalm 125:1

“Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. It cannot be moved; it abides forever.”

10. Psalm 59:1

“When Saul had sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.”

11. Psalm 69:29

“But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me.”

12. Deuteronomy 23:14

“For the LORD your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.”

13. Joshua 24:17 

“It was the LORD our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled.”

Books for Prayers for Protection From Your Enemies

  1. Your Battles Belong to the Lord by Joyce Meyer
  2. Issuing Divine Restraining Orders From the Courts of Heaven by Francis Myles with Robert Henderson
  3. When the Enemy Strikes by Charles F. Stanley
  4. Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud


References Prayers for Protection From Enemies

Copeland G. 5 Ways God Keeps You Safe in a Dangerous World.

Jordan, R.B. 7 Powerful Prayers That Focus on Protection and Security.

Scripture references taken from Bible Gateway.

Meyer J. Your Battles Belong to the Lord.

Myles F. & Henderson R. Issuing Divine Orders From the Courts of Heaven.

Stanley C.F. When the Enemy Strikes.

Cloud H Dr. Necessary Endings.


Monday 5th of April 2021

Hello Andrea I will definitely pray for you. Remember that God has promised never to leave or forsake you. Keep trusting Him and He will come through for you at the right time. David.

Sarah Campbell

Wednesday 17th of March 2021

Thank you for posting these prayers.. I am planning on going in ministry. The Lord has been preparing me for such time.. The enemy knows so its forms all types of attacks.. Please keep me in your divine prayers.. Thank you ..Sarah Campbell


Monday 5th of April 2021

Hello Sarah, I will keep you in prayer and I hope that you will stay true to your calling. Keep trusting God to guide your path despite the challenges you may face. Be blessed. David


Tuesday 16th of March 2021

Hello David, Thanks so much for posting these prayers, they have helped me tremedously. Chari


Monday 5th of April 2021

Hello Chari, you are very welcome. May God continue to protect and bless you. David

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