Prayers for Protection Against Evil: 15 Powerful

Let’s face it — the world is a wicked and scary place.

So, it’s natural to want to keep our family, loved ones, friends, and even ourselves safe from the evil that lurks during the day and those that devour at night.

It’s an instinct always to want to protect the people we love. And the great news is that we have a reliable God who can ensure their safety at all times.

Our God always looks out for us, even when we may not realize it. He is there during the busiest moments of our days and even while we sleep.

All we are required to do is commit our safety to God’s hands.

I have created prayers for protection against evil for you.

So whether you are seeking protection for yourself, your children, or your home, God will protect all as you pray.

Here are 15 Powerful Prayers for Protection Against Evil.

 

  1. Prayer for Protection Against Evil.

1 John 5:18 (NIV) – We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin;

the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. 

Faithful God, thank you because you are always there to safeguard us against the evil in this world.

Thank you also for holding us so dear to you that no evil or harm can come to us when we commit our safety to you.

Lord, I ask that you protect me and everyone related to me from the enemy always prowling about seeking who to devour.

Protect us in our workplaces, school, and even at home. And give us the security we need to live through each day under your divine protection.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection Against Evil Plans.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV) – But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Omnipotent God, I ask for your divine protection as I begin today. You are my hiding place, and I can always seek refuge under your strong wings.

Please shield me from evil wherever I go and keep danger far away from me.

No matter where I find myself, I’ll always look to you as my guiding light, the one who fights to protect me always.

Abba Father, your faithfulness and loving kindness, along with your mercy and goodness, surround me every day, so I will not fear whatever or whosoever may come against me.

I trust you, Holy Spirit, and I am grateful for your love and protection.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Night prayer for protection Against Evil.

Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV) – God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Mighty God, the Scripture says you are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Please defend me in the dark hours of the night when evil always lurks around and from all hidden threats.

Lord, watch and protect me, so I don’t fall prey to the wicked one. Preserve me from every danger of the night, whether physical, spiritual, or otherwise.

The Bible also tells me that the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and are safe.

Therefore, I run into the name of Jesus and take refuge in it, safe from all the powers of death and hell.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection Against Bad Dreams.

Proverbs 19:23 (NIV) – The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Heavenly Father, thank you for the beautiful night. Thank you for the peace and calmness that come with it.

I pray that as I rest tonight, you will protect me from anything assigned to harm people. Guard my home and protect everyone in it from the forces of darkness and dangers.

I also pray that you keep nightmarish dreams away from me while I sleep. And my mind from every thought that defies.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection Against Evil at Night.

Isaiah 41:13 (NIV) – For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Everlasting God, each time we close our eyes to sleep, we become vulnerable to attacks. But because you are the Almighty God who cares for His own, our safety is guaranteed.

As I go to bed tonight, uphold me and give me a sound sleep. In my vulnerability, I ask that you guard and protect me from the evil of the night.

Above all, may I awaken energized, full of strength, and ready to face the new day.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection Against Evil Attacks.

Psalm 125:1 (NIV) – Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.

Almighty God, I seek Your protection against evil attacks even as I try to get some rest tonight.

Your word says that those who trust in you are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.

This assures me that you are All-powerful; hence nothing can stand against you.

So, with this confidence, I take refuge in you against the attacks of the devil and his agents.

Defend me from the enemy’s plots and save me from all their evil intentions.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection of My Children Against Evil Forces.

Psalms 140:4 (NIV) – Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.

Omnipotent God, I’m grateful that in you, I have a haven for my children, one that is strong yet soft with grace.

You are an armor that surrounds them against adversities. Therefore, they are safe because you are always with them as they engage in adventurous activities.

Lord, I place them into your reliable care and declare they are under your guidance and protection. Therefore, evil shall always flee before them.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Protection Against Evil in the Workplace.

Psalm 32:7 (NIV) – You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Reliable God, there’s evil everywhere, even in my workplace. They are men and women who are bent on destroying me.

But I know that you are my hiding place. Therefore, you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Abba Father, deliver me from the hands of evil colleagues, clients, or competitors who only wish evil befalls me.

Even those that devise wicked plans upon their beds in the night hours to cause me harm during the day. May their plans fail, and their evil intentions work in my favor instead.

Thank you because you are always with me and will see that no evil befalls me even.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection Against Evil Intentions.

Proverbs 18:10 (NIV) – The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

Victorious God, you have triumphed over the devil and his evil accomplices.

You have subdued him so that he doesn’t have the power to harm those you protect.

Lord, please spare me from his evil intentions with which he seeks to destroy me.

Clothe me with your fire and give me the power to stand against his wicked schemes and resist him at all times.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection Against Evil Neighbors.

Psalm 18:2 (NIV) – The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.

He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Gracious God, you are my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield, the horn of my salvation, and my stronghold.

I ask that you please protect me from the hands of my evil neighbors.

Lord, keep me safe from any evil they will plot to destroy me, especially during the dark hours of the night.

Put their evil intentions to shame and show them that you are the Alpha and Omega – the Mighty One in battle.

Above all, may your shield of protection cover me from their attacks.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection from Evil Boss.

Psalm 144:2 (NIV) – He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer,

my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Gracious God, my boss seeks to undermine my efforts for reasons I am unaware.

But I am not moved because I know that you are my stronghold and deliverer,

my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. And so I ask that you protect me from his evil intentions.

Dear Lord, I also pray that you touch him to repent from his wrongdoings.

Draw him to the light and show him that there’s no good in evil. Until then, I pray that you continue to rescue, protect and preserve me in my place of work.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection from Evil in Home.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) – The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;

he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Omniscient God, you are our fortress, and I declare that the walls of my home are fortified by you.

You are our shelter; my family rests in the comfort of your power and dominion.

You are also our hiding place, and we hold on to the truth that you will keep this home from harm.

Assign your angels to guard my home and its occupants day and night.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Protection from Evil While Sleeping.

Psalms 59:1 (NIV) – Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise against me.

Faithful God, thank you for your wonderful blessings and mighty incomparable power. You are the one who guides me in a world full of evil.

Dear Jesus, thank you for this lovely night and everything you provided for me today.

I appreciate that you are always with me even in the darkest hours of the night because you do not sleep or slumber.

Therefore, I trust you alone to safeguard my life as I sleep tonight. You are my protector, so I look to you to keep me safe from all harm until the morning light appears.

In Jesus’ name Amen

  1. Prayer for Protection of Family from Evil.

Psalm 121:7-8 (NIV) – The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;

the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Righteous God, the world is not a safe place, but your word encourages me not to be afraid because you will keep me and watch over my life.

You also said you will watch over my coming and going both now and forevermore.

Therefore, I pray that you bring a performance of your promise of divine protection in the lives of my family members. And protect them daily from every evil.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers Against Evil Friends.

Romans 8:31 (NIV) – What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Awesome God, you are a loving Father who keeps, protects, and guards us against evil.

I come before you to seek protection against evil friends, whom your word calls wolves in sheep’s clothing who seek daily to bring me down.

Lord, protect me from their evil intentions and devices and give me the discernment of spirit to choose those I associate with wisely.

Shield me from those who wish calamity befalls me and from those who constantly plot my downfall.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

The devil brought evil to the earth and is resilient in destroying its inhabitants.

However, it is comforting to know that we have a strong weapon to counter him-

Prayer! These prayers for protection against evil are a weapon to subdue the powers of the adversary.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower that provides safety, so run into it and be protected.

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