We all heard others pray a hedge of protection prayer over their loved ones, possessions, or property, but what does it really mean? When I imagine a picture of a hedge, I think of a well-manicured maze, it might prevent a squirrel from entering my property but not hold up against spiritual evil or physical intruders.

On the other hand, the Bible’s hedge of protection is impenetrable force lined with long stakes, razor sharp thorns and heavy spears. Barnes’ commentary likens a hedge to be like pricks that are designed to poke out your enemies eyes or barbed wire.

So actually, the hedge of protection prayer is praying a divine hedge of protection around your life. Those who cross the hedge are bound to get hurt!

dark haired woman standing next to a hedge saying a hedge of protection prayer

Hedge of Protection

Now this is interesting, the devil is the one who describes and defines what is a hedge of protection in Job 1:10,

“Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.”

 So according to devil, the Lord placed a divine hedge of protection around Job and everything he had, including the fruit of his hands. It’s obvious God’s hedge of protection kept the devil out!

Hedge of Protection Prayer

Lord in Jesus name, thank you Lord for the hedge of protection around me, my family, and my possessions. Keep out intruders and anything that will harm me. Help me Lord to only love and revere you and no matter what happens I will always love you and trust you. Amen.

Hedge Of Protection Prayer Psalm 91

Many people ask what is the ultimate prayer of protection many agree that psalm 91 is considered the go to verse for protection. A Psalm 91 printable is included, but be warned there are some conditions in using psalm 91 as a hedge of protection prayer over you life.

Condition 1

“The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1

Even though I’m under grace and God loves me, I need to dwell with God, making room for Him and reading the Bible. The more time you spend with God, the more you know His voice and follow his instructions. For instance, I had a scary experience, on the highway a truck’s trailer unhitched and spun out-of-control right in front of me. Seconds before I heard a voice telling me to switch lanes. Thankfully, I and my car were unharmed. I’m sure we all have stories similar to that.

Condition 2

I WILL SAY of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress : Psalm 91:2

Say out loud and declare that God is your refuge, your fortress! When you declare scripture out loud the more your faith will grow, and you will believe it in your heart.

Condition 3

My God in whom I will trust. Psalm 91:2

Sometimes it hard to trust God, but God is telling us we need to trust Him. Trust that God loves you and will rescue from trouble. (Psalm 91:15)

Hedge of protection prayer based on Psalm 91

Thank you, Jesus, for your blood that protects me like a hedge, keeping the evil away from me and from my dwelling. Thank You, God, for commanding your angels to guard me in all my ways. Help me God for always putting You first. God I want to trust you, help me trust you. Remind me to speak out loud that you are my refuge and fortress. Amen.

Free Psalm 91 Printable

Discover what is the message of Psalm 91- security, protection and the love of God (free download/click her.)

Psalm 91 Printable 1

Hedge of Protection Prayer For My Marriage

Lord, in Jesus’ name, help my spouse and I love and honor each other and to place Christ in the center of our marriage. Keep out unwanted intruders, temptation and anything that might harm us. Shield our marriage from the attack of the enemy and empower us with your heavenly hedge of protection. Thank You, Lord, no evil or plague will come near us or our home. Amen.

Hedge of protection prayer for my husband

Lord, in Jesus’ name, protect my husband from all dangers at work. Protect him as he goes back and forth from work. Lord be with husband 24/7, protecting him, blessing him the work and fruit of his his hands. Show him how to be prosperous, but not to be a workaholic. Let him put God first and then our family. Help him know Christ so he can be the head of our family. Heal any wounds he is carrying in his heart so he can be whole and be the person you made him to be. Don’t let the devil steal our family’s destiny. Amen!

Hedge of Protection Prayer Over Your Child

Lord, put a huge hedge of protection over my child, so the enemy will not harm my child or steal his/her destiny. I pray you will surround my child with angels each time they step out of our home. Lord, help my child find true friends, filled with wisdom. Let their friends be a good influence and will help my child grown. Place Godly teachers, counselors, other parents and bosses on their path. Lord, help me pray for my child all the time. Thank You, Lord, for protecting him or her from any and every danger. Keep them focused on you and your word Lord we ask this in Jesus’ name Amen!

Try writing your own personal hedge of protection prayer below! Included are few scriptures for reference but there are plenty more throughout the Bible

Prayer Points For Hedge Of Protection Prayer

1) Call On The Name Of Jesus. John 14:13

2) Confess Your Sin.  John 1:1-2, Act 3:19

3) Forgive Others Who Have Offended You. Matt. 6:14-15, Eph. 4:31-32

4) Ask God To Bless & Protect Your Life. Psalms 5:11, 50:15, 36:7, 121

5) Ask God To Be With You. Josh. 1:9, Gen 28:15-17

6) Praise And Honor The Lord In All That You Do.  Psalm 34:1-3 Psalm 29:2

Conclusion

In conclusion, as we pray the hedge of protection prayer scripture, it is important to understand what a hedge of protection is. A hedge of protection does not mean that you will be shielded from all sorrow and pain in this life, but Satan cannot snatch away God’s gifts in your life; neither can he take away your salvation. The Lord loves you and he will always protect you, in ways we can’t always see.

See Below for additional ways for how do you pray to God for protection from evil?

Scriptural prayers from protections against the wicked.

Heartfelt Prayer to Our Father for Security

Copy of Spiritual Warfare Prayer Points 1
Susan Davis