Feeling afflicted from evil? Who hasn’t lately? And for that’s reason, I’m sharing 43 protection scriptures. In August 2020, a Derecho storm was barreling toward my home. While, the tornado sirens blared, my family headed to the basement. Honestly, it was scary, the wind howled, and the lights flashed out. To calm my fears, I began declaring protection scriptures over my house and family. Given that the tornado missed my home by a mere block, my prayers seemed effective. However, some roofs were ripped off and trees toppled but thankfully, no fatalities. Obviously, I wasn’t the only one praying in my neighborhood.
Later, I saw the doppler’s image of the storm headed toward my city. Shockingly it was the image of a evil dragon, looking like it was sent from the pit of hell.
Certainly, there’s power in declaring protection bible verses. Before that storm hit, I began the practice of declaring these scriptural prayers for protection daily over my life. I did this for at least three months. During the storm, I spoke these prayers out loud. The prayers comforted us, and they seemed effective in keeping us safe. It stands to reason, quoting scripture during the storms of your life will help you as well. After all, God shows no favoritism. (Rom. 2:11).
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First, in this article, I’m going to discuss why scripturally praying is powerful. Secondly, I will provide the forty-three protection bible verses. Thirdly, I will present scripture coupled with prayers for unbelievers to turn from their worldly ways to God. After that, moving on to scripture and prayers for exposing darkness, corruption, wickedness, and greed. Lastly, ending with scripture and prayers over elected officials.
Let’s begin by exploring the reasons why, praying and quoting scripture over your life provides a protective covering.
Scriptural Prayers is a Weapon For Your Protection from Evil
Surprisingly, the sword of the spirit, the word of God, is the only offensive weapon that will protect you from evil. The list of defensive weapons consists of: the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes carrying the Gospel of peace, the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation. Jesus successfully fought Satan with quoting scripture, therefore I can try speaking scripture into my life to fight against the enemy, as well.
Consequentially, speaking God’s word from our own lips is effective and sharper than any two-edge sword. I’ve seen breakthrough in all areas of my life by praying and speaking scripture out loud. For example, I’ve been protected numerous times from evil encounters, narrowly avoiding car accidents and other incidences. Who knows all the time God intervened in my like without my knowledge?
“The scriptures are given not to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.” – Dwight L. Moody
43 Scriptures to Protect You From Evil
1 “He guards the steps of his faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness, for a person does not prevail by his own strength. Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” 1 Sam. 2:9 CSB Zechariah 4:6
2 “Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings. For he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.” Psalm 17:8 Zech. 2:8 World English Bible (WEB)
3 “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one.” 2 Thess. 3:3 NIV
4 “The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.“ Psalm 121:7 ESV
5 “You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power.” Psalm 139:5 GNT
6 “Just as Jerusalem is protected by mountains on every side, the LORD protects his people by holding them in His arms now and forever.” Psalm 125.2 CEV
Angels Protect You From Evil
7 “The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.” Psalm 34:7 NKJV
Read also: Learn to ask an angel for help.
8 “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11 NIV
“God’s angels often protect His servants from potential enemies.” -Billy Graham
The Lord is My Rescuer and Shield From All Evil
9 “For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory.” Psalm 32:7 NLT
10 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, My strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Psalm 18:2 KJV
11 “Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12 NIV
12 “But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head.” Psalm 3:3 NKJV
13 “The LORD is my strength and My shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song, I will praise him.” Psalm 28:7 NKJV
14 “All kinds of troubles will strike the wicked, but your kindness shields those who trust you, LORD.” Psalm 32:10 KJV
15 “Be gracious to me, O LORD; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death.” Psalm 9:13 NASB
16 “Turn your ear to listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe.” Psalm 31:12 NLT
17 “Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me.” Psalm 71:2 WEB
The Lord Protects You From Your Evil Enemies
18 “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 LORD Isaiah 54:17
19 “In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.” Psalm 31:20 NIV
20 “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5 NIV
21 “Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:15 NLT
22 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.“ Isaiah 43:2 ESV
23 “The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7
24 “He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the LORD supported me.” 2 Sam.22:18-19
25 “Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen” 2 Tim.4:18 NLT
“The safest protection in all the world is the name of God.” -Warren Wiersbe
The Lord is Your Rock of Protection from Evil
26 “When the earthquakes and its people lie in turmoil, I am the one who keeps its foundations firm.” Psalm 75:3 NKJV
27 “For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” Psalm 1:6 BSB
28 “He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.” Psalm 18:47-48 NKJV
29 “For the strength of the wicked will be shattered, but the LORD takes care of the godly.” Psalm 37:17 NLT
30 “You know every heart and mind, and you always do right. Now make violent people stop, but protect all of us who obey you.” Psalm 7:9 CEV
31 “For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.” Psalm 75:10 NLT
32 “The enemy shall not outwit him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.” Psalm 89:22 NKJV
Prayer to Protect You From Evil
Thank You Father for protecting me from all evil and outwitting the enemy at every turn. Lord, you alone are My shield, My protector, My deliverer, My high tower, and My hiding place from the wicked. And I thank you, for continually watching over me and my family and keeping us from all evil.
Billy Sunday’s quote sums it up, sometimes when the wicked push us around we finally fight back resulting in revival.
“When may a revival be expected! When the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.” Billy Sunday
Protect Your House From Evil
33 “My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest.” Isaiah NLT 32:18
34 “No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”91:10-11 NKJV
35 “Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘May peace be on this house!” Luke 10:15 NETS
36 “For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.” 2 Chr. 7:16 NASB
37 “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8 ESV
39 “Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!“ Psalm 122.7 ESV
40 “Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace is to your house, and peace is to all that you have.” 1 Sam. 25:6 NIV
Pray For Protection Over Your Home
Lord, In Jesus name, we pray the Blood of Jesus Christ for protection over our home. We apply His blood on every door and window to prevent evil from entering our homes. Thank you for keeping the plague, evil, storms, earthquakes, and fire out of my home and away from my city. And I thank you for surrounding our home with angels and keeping me and my family safe.
“Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ.” ~Sheila Walsh
Maintain Your Peace From Evil
Basically, the enemy lives to steal your peace, so keep these scriptures handy to recite when things, people, and situations are churning around you.
40 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.”John 14:27 WEB
41 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NKJV
42 “The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 KJV
43 “And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” Romans 16:20 WEB
Pray for Protection of Peace from Evil
Lord the world is a confusing place. But God, you are not the author of confusion, you are the Prince of Peace. I am asking for Your peace to make it through today, even in this moment. In the name of Jesus, I receive Your peace that surpasses all understanding. I ask for peace within in my home and wherever I place the soles of my feet.
“It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.” Thomas Fuller
Salvation For the Wicked, Will Help Protect You From Evil
Certainly, it’s the Father’s heart that not one person shall perish. Many people focus on John 3:16 but don’t quote the next verse, 3:17, “God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” Ideally, God wants to reconcile the world through Jesus Christ, His Son.
Another way to think of this is when I run across a difficult person, I think to myself, Jesus died for that person. Subsequently, my heart automatically softens toward that sandpaper person. Another way to think is that the current unbeliever could become like a Saul of Tarsus. Before Saul encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus, he persecuted and killed Christians. After his conversion, Paul( he his new name) went on to, teach and write twenty-eight percent of the New Testament. Paul even healed others. One could never could tell, who has the potential to be another Paul, which is an excellent reason to pray for unbelievers.
Most importantly, remember the enemy works through people. Since “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rules of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph, 6:12
Therefore, when anyone becomes a believer they are transferred out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light. This shift, causes the heavenly angels to rejoice. Once someone enters into a relationship with Jesus, that when real transformation can begin. For example, read the amazing change in Shawn Green’s story, a former gang member’s turned, Christian clothing designer.
God can turn any life around. Therefore, it’s important to pray for unbelievers to turn from evil and know Jesus.
Salvation For the Wicked
The following are scriptures to pray for unbelievers. “But if wicked people turn from their wickedness and do what is just and right, they will live.” Ezek. 33:19 NLT
“Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for He will forgive generously.” Is. 55:7 NLT
“Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” Acts 8:22-23 NIV
Our intentional prayers for the unbeliever’s salvation will help change the world from darkness to light.
How to Pray for the Unbeliever
Holy Spirit hover around this unbeliever and remove the blinders the enemy has placed over __________’s, mind, eyes, and ears. We pray Holy Spirit to remove the wax from their ears to hear your voice and open their heart and mind to receive the light of the glorious Gospel. Lord, In Jesus name and by His blood we declare ___________ will come to their senses and escape the devil’s trap. Jesus send laborers across ________’s path. We pray that you enter ________’s night dreams and reveal yourself to them. Jesus shows them that you are the way, the truth, and the light. Thank You Lord for rescuing ____________from the kingdom of darkness and transferring __________into the kingdom of His dear Son.
Just insert, the name or group you are praying for in the blank spaces. Also provided to help you pray for the not yet saved is a free instant download of 30 salvation scriptures.
“I’ve never known a man who received Christ and regretted it.” Billy Graham
The next four sections provide scriptures against corruption, wicked acts, greed, and dishonest politicians. A decrease of these four factors will help protect us, our homes, our cities, and our nations from evil.
Listed below are powerful scripture to protect people from the evil of corruption.
“No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.” Psalm 25:3 NLT
For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.” Psalm 75:10 NLT
“Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known. Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.” Matt.10:26-27 NKJ
“He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.” Psalm 10:9 NKJV
“Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night, they go around it on its walls; Iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it. Destruction is in its midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets.” Psalms 55:9-11 NKJV
“Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster, and their reign of terror will come to an end. Proverbs.” 22:8 NIV
“Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.” Proverbs 26:26 NIV
Pray against Corruption
God your eyes go to and fro throughout the world, You see all, and You know all. In Jesus name, bring down the shady deals, the dark unspeakable things that go on behind closed doors. Expose the corruption in our towns, cities, and nations. Reveal it all.
“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” Matthew 16:26
Pray for Protection From Evil Acts
“Please, my brothers,” he pleaded, “don’t do such a wicked thing!” Gen. 19:7 NLT
“Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low, Tread down the wicked in their place.” Job 40:12 NKJV
“The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, Overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness.” Proverbs 21:12 NKJV
Prayer For the Wicked
Lord protect us from the evil people, work on turning their hearts from wickedness to you. Lord don’t let your people suffer at the hands of the wicked. Thank you, God, for always keeping us away from the wicked.
Scriptures Against GREED
In this world, all sorts of people commit heinous acts because of the love of money. Below is a list of scriptures to protect us from the greed of others.
“He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.” Proverbs 15:27 NKVJ
“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” 1 Tim 6:9 NIV
“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.” Proverbs 28:20 NIV
“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.” Proverbs 23:4 NIV
“On every side, the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man.” Psalm 12:8 NKJV
“The godly are directed by honesty, the wicked fall beneath their load of sin. Proverbs.” 11:5 NLT
A recent survey of billionaires, shows the donations they gave during the virus crisis, in comparison to the median net worth of a typical American. To sum up this fascinating report, it reveals that the billionaire’s acted miserly. For example, if you handed twenty bucks to a homeless person, you’ve been more generous than the majority of billionaires. Pretty pathetic right!
“You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly.” Deut 16:19 NLT
Pray Against Greed
Lord in Jesus name we pray that the spirit of Zacchaeus comes upon the wealthy and they will move to help the homeless, the disabled, and the poor. Father God, we pray that wealthy people will have a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and help build Your Kingdom instead of building their own.
“Sleeping on a dragon’s hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself.” -CS Lewis
Scripture for Honest Elections
“Moreover, look for able men(and woman) from all the people, men(and women) who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men(and women)over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of the fifties, and of tens.” Exodus 18:21 NKJV
“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Psalm 75:6-7 NKJ
“Appoint judges and officials for yourselves from each of your tribes in all the towns the LORD your God is giving you. They must judge the people fairly.” Deut 16:18 NLT
“You control human events–you give rulers their power and take it away, and you are the source of wisdom and knowledge. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.” Dan 2:21-22 CEV & NKJV
Pray for Honest Elections
Lord, we pray in Jesus’ name, for honest politicians and judges in our cities, countries, and nations. We pray for justice, each person will be treated fairly and for the promotion of honest individuals. Thank you, Lord you are continually protecting us from the evil that is in this world.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” Winston Churchill.
What is a good prayer for protection?
Any prayer from the heart mixed with scripture and in Jesus’ name is an excellent prayer for protection. Even a simple prayer like God help me or just the work Jesus is also perfect.
How Do You Pray Psalm 91?
Psalm 91 is the most popular protection prayer in the Bible. It’s wise to memorize this psalm but also live it out.
For instance, you want to dwell with God daily, known as the secret place in Psalm 91:1
But also pray Psalm 91 by personalizing it. For example by whenever you are afraid, recite the second line. “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress My God; in Him will I trust.” Say and mediate this verse throughout the day.
Add thankfulness to the Psalm 91 whenever you can, as shown in the following lines.
I’m thankful that you deliver me from every snare and, and the form the deadly pestilence. Ps. 91:3
Thank You for covering me with your feathers and sheltering me with your mighty wings. Your faithfulness is my shield and buckler. Ps. 91:4
And just continuing mixing your own words with the psalm. It will bring you comfort and start a dialogue between you and God.
How does God Protect Us From Evil?
Almost every Christian asks how does God protect us from evil? My answer is I think every person has had a near death experience. Mine is when a semi-truck spun out and missed my car by an inch. God probably has intervened in our life hundreds of times and we don’t even know. Hopefully, when we get to heaven, God will show us all the ways He protected us on earth.
In summary, Jesus said we will have trials, but with protection prayers, we can cushion those attacks from evil, just like the tornado missed my home.
God Bless you and your families!