Praying is a very vital part of some people’s lives. Many people say a prayer before they get out of bed in the morning, some will say a prayer before going to sleep at night, and others will only say a prayer when they desperately need the help of a divine, spiritual being. In this article, we’re going to explore a common prayer for protection that you can use. We’ll take a look at what the Bible says on the matter, we’ll explore how to make a prayer more meaningful, and we’ll touch on several examples.
Your first stop when looking for information on praying is most likely going to be the Bible. You can find many prayers within its pages and many of these will involve protection from evil. You only need to look as far as Psalm 5:12 to see an example of God being asked to provide protection: “Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” This is a great example as it highlights one important thing and that’s the idea that God would favor those who are righteous.
In Romans 8:6 we can see that protection is not only related to the body: “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” Here we can see that there is a warning attached to this verse.
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Those who abandon their spirituality in favor of physical and materialistic goals will ultimately meet death, while those who can begin a path towards enlightenment are destined to live and find peace. After all, enlightenment is a state of inner peace, a state that is found throughout many different religions and belief systems.
How to Pray
Many people view praying as being a simple task, and in many ways it is. However, for people who haven’t prayed before there can be a lot of confusion and this can create anxiety and fear. Many people wonder whether they are praying correctly and worry that by doing something incorrectly, they will, in fact, be jeopardizing their message to God or their angels.
Before learning any prayer for protection, you want to be sure that you’re comfortable praying. The first thing you have to realize is that there is no wrong way to pray. You simply have to find what works best for you.
You could pray in church, at home, in your car, at work, or even while you’re sitting in the library. Your location isn’t as important as people may lead you to believe. Secondly, the position of your body is also less essential. The important aspect of any prayer is your frame of mind.
You have to be focused (or at least as focused as you can be), you have to be honest, and you have to speak from your soul and from your heart. Don’t pray because you want something, pray because you NEED something.
Prayer for Protection from Spirits and Energy
We’ll take a look at an example of a protection prayer. This specific prayer of protection relates to the non-physical world. When you’re not worried about physical or emotional harm, it is spiritual harm that poses a threat.
The world is full of negative energy and this can latch onto us and drag us down. Similarly, although it is rare, lost spirits can have a similar effect on us. Sometimes this happens without us even realizing. If you’re feeling worn down, tired, and have a heavy heart, this prayer might be what you need.
“Oh Lord, I reach out to you now in the hope that you hear my prayer! I thank you for all that you have done in this world. I thank you for your love and your guidance that you bestow upon me and my family daily.
I feel the weight of this sinful world upon my shoulders and I ask that you give me the strength and clarity to carry this burden. Heavenly Father, I ask that you keep my spirit safe from all those who would wish negativity and harm upon it. Amen.”
Prayer for Protection from Negative Emotions
Many people are unaware of the damaging nature of negative emotions. In a moment, we will look at a prayer for safety from the negative emotions of others. For now, though, we’ll focus on a prayer for protection from our own emotions. It’s common for our minds to be our biggest enemy.
Our minds can trick us into sinful behaviors. We can find ourselves feeling envy over the success of a friend, we can feel fear where we should feel love, we can feel anxiety about the world, and we can feel hate towards our selves. Let’s explore a prayer related to easing this negativity.
“Heavenly father, blessed is my life and the lives of all those around me. It is not my intent to sound ungrateful. I am aware of the incredible world that you have created. However, I find myself feeling scared of my own emotions.
I am full of self-doubt and self-hate which seem to grow heavier and heavier each day. I cannot begin to understand your plan for the world but I ask that you help guide me on my path so that I can find peace within myself. Amen”
Prayer for Protection from the Emotions of Others
The negative emotions of other people can leak from their life into ours. We want to be there for people and we always strive to help our friends, family, and even complete strangers, but sometimes helping others means sinking your hands into the mud of negative energy and it’s not always as easy to get them clean again. In this prayer, we explore asking God for the power of healing white light to strengthen our auras and provide us with protection from evil.
“Dear Lord, I am reaching out to you in a time of desperate need. My spirit is weak and I can feel the negativity of the world cascading through my aura and into my very soul. I worry that I lack the strength to continue this way without your guidance and aid.
As such, I kindly ask that you to shine your white, healing light down upon me so that my aura can withstand the day to day barrage of negative energy. I am grateful for all that you have done, all that you do, and all that you will do. May your energy guide me down the path of righteousness. Amen!”
Prayer for Protection from Physical Harm
For many of us, protection from spiritual or emotional harm is only part of our journey. Some of us live in environments that pose a real threat to our safety. We just want to feel as if we can walk safely from work to our home or from the bus station to the shop.
Of course, many of us worry less about our own safety and more about the safety of our friends, family, or both. With this prayer example, we’re going to explore a way to pray for your family’s safety from physical dangers.
“Dear God, I worry every single day for the well-being of my family. My brother lives in a rough part of the city and his bus journey after work is always full of violent people. My sister is young and reckless and I am scared that she will bring harm to herself or others.
I reach out to you now in the hopes that this protection prayer for my family will be heard and considered. I ask that you guide them through the darkness towards the light. I am forever grateful for anything and everything that you do. Amen.”
Creating your Own Prayer for Protection
When creating your own prayers, you may want to refer to these examples. They can be used as they are or they can be adjusted to fit your own situation. However, a prayer for protection should be personal and individual.
You don’t have to spend months on a prayer for it to be effective, but you should spend some time on it, otherwise, it won’t feel as sincere. Simply grab a pen and paper and write down what comes to mind. Think of what you need and think of the best way to ask God for help or guidance on the matter.
When it comes to any prayer for protection, look within yourself and speak from your heart or from your soul. If someone in your family is unwell then relay to God why you need his help. Don’t make demands and don’t ask for something just because you don’t want to put the work in to achieve it.
Of course, you can always use praying as a way to communicate with God, even if you don’t need anything in particular. It’s also a great way to display gratitude for all that he has done.