Prayer Points for Protection and Safety

Prayer Point #1: Pray for God’s Shield and Refuge

Bible Verse: Psalm 91:1-2 (NKJV)

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, be my refuge in times of distress, and my fortress in moments of weakness.
  • I pray for Your protective shield over my loved ones and myself.
  • Protect our minds from negative influences and our hearts from fear.
  • Surround us with Your holy angels to guard us in all our ways.
  • Let us always find safety in Your presence, abiding under Your shadow.

Prayer Point #2: Pray for Protection from the Enemy

Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NKJV)

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, give us the strength to remain vigilant and sober, aware of the enemy’s schemes.
  • Protect us from the wiles and temptations of the enemy.
  • Equip us with Your armor to stand firm in faith and resist all attacks.
  • Shield our families, churches, and communities from the devil’s deceptions.
  • Increase our faith daily, so we can stand firm against every challenge.

Prayer Point #3: Pray for Protection in Travels

Bible Verse: Psalm 121:7-8 (NKJV)

“The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, be our guide and protector as we travel to various places.
  • Keep us safe from harm, accidents, and unforeseen dangers during our journeys.
  • Preserve our souls and shield us from any evil intentions of men.
  • Bless and watch over all travelers, that they may reach their destinations in peace.
  • May our comings and goings always glorify Your name and reflect Your protection.

Prayer Point #4: Pray for Spiritual Protection

Bible Verse: Ephesians 6:10-11 (NKJV)

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, strengthen us in our inner being to resist spiritual attacks.
  • Equip us daily with the armor of God: the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.
  • Protect our minds from doubtful thoughts and our spirits from discouragement.
  • May we remain rooted in Your Word, using it as our defense against the enemy.
  • Surround us with believers who encourage, strengthen, and uphold us in times of spiritual warfare.

Prayer Point #5: Pray for Protection over Children and Youth

Bible Verse: Isaiah 54:13 (NKJV)

“All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children.”

Prayer Point:

  • Heavenly Father, watch over our children and the youth, shielding them from the evils of this world.
  • May they grow in Your knowledge and wisdom, finding peace in Your teachings.
  • Protect them from bad influences, peer pressures, and all forms of harm.
  • Strengthen them in their faith, that they might be lights to their peers.
  • Equip parents and guardians with wisdom to guide and protect the young ones entrusted to their care.

Prayer Point #6: Pray for Protection from Illness and Disease

Bible Verse: Psalm 103:2-3 (NKJV)

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, shield us and our loved ones from every sickness and disease.
  • We claim Your promise of healing and protection over our bodies.
  • Strengthen our immune systems and give us wisdom to make healthful choices.
  • We pray for those currently battling illnesses, for Your healing touch upon them.
  • Surround us with Your healing presence and let health and vitality flow in our lives.

Prayer Point #7: Pray for Protection in Our Workplaces and Schools

Bible Verse: Proverbs 2:7-8 (NKJV)

“He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, be our shield in our workplaces and schools, guarding us from harm and injustice.
  • Protect our colleagues, teachers, students, and friends from any form of evil.
  • Give us favor in our work and studies, and let Your presence be felt in these places.
  • Guard our paths and decisions, that they may be in line with Your will.
  • Preserve us in Your way, letting our actions be a reflection of Your love and righteousness.

Prayer Point #8: Pray for Protection from Fear and Anxiety

Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, deliver us from all our fears and anxieties.
  • Replace our worries with Your peace that surpasses understanding.
  • In moments of doubt, remind us of Your presence and strength.
  • Help us to cast our cares upon You, trusting in Your unfailing love.
  • Uphold us with Your hand, guiding us through every challenge and obstacle.

Prayer Point #9: Pray for Protection from Natural Disasters

Bible Verse: Psalm 57:1 (NKJV)

“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, protect us and our communities from natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, fires, and storms.
  • Be our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
  • We pray for those affected by natural calamities, may they find comfort and help in their times of need.
  • Equip first responders and aid workers with the resources and strength to assist those in distress.
  • Let our trust in You remain unshaken, even when facing the fiercest of storms.

Prayer Point #10: Pray for Protection from Harmful Relationships

Bible Verse: Proverbs 4:23 (NKJV)

“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, guard our hearts from relationships that might lead us away from You.
  • Give us discernment to recognize and distance ourselves from harmful associations.
  • Strengthen our bonds with those who draw us closer to You and affirm our faith.
  • Help us to be lights to others, leading them towards love and righteousness.
  • Heal any wounds from past relationships and guard us from bitterness or resentment.

Prayer Point #11: Pray for Protection in Financial Matters

Bible Verse: Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Prayer Point:

  • Heavenly Father, protect our finances from deceit, theft, and loss.
  • Guide our decisions in spending, saving, and giving, aligning them with Your will.
  • Shield us from the temptation of greed, and help us prioritize generosity.
  • Provide for our needs, and give us the wisdom to trust in Your provision.
  • Protect those facing financial hardships, and open doors for their sustenance.

Prayer Point #12: Pray for Protection from Spiritual Deception

Bible Verse: 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (NKJV)

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, shield us from any form of spiritual deception.
  • Equip us with discernment to recognize false teachings and doctrines.
  • Strengthen our foundation in Your Word, making us unshakable in our faith.
  • Protect new believers and those weak in faith from being misled.
  • May our churches be strongholds of truth, light, and righteousness in a world of deception.

Prayer Point #13: Pray for Protection over Our Thoughts and Minds

Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NKJV)

“Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, guard our minds from negative and harmful thoughts.
  • Help us recognize and reject thoughts that are not in line with Your Word.
  • Empower us to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.
  • Protect us from influences that aim to distort our perception of Your truth.
  • Fill our minds with Your peace, love, and righteousness.

Prayer Point #14: Pray for Protection over Homes and Families

Bible Verse: Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, place a hedge of protection around our homes and families.
  • Let our households be places of worship, love, and unity.
  • Protect family members from harm, temptations, and external influences that can disrupt peace.
  • Strengthen family bonds and help us to raise the next generation in Your ways.
  • May our homes be sanctuaries of Your presence, reflecting Your love and grace.

Prayer Point #15: Pray for Protection over Leaders and Authorities

Bible Verse: 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV)

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, shield our leaders and authorities at every level from harm, corruption, and evil intentions.
  • Grant them wisdom, discernment, and integrity as they make decisions that affect many.
  • Protect them from pride and selfish ambitions, guiding them to serve with humility and justice.
  • Surround them with wise counselors who will offer godly advice.
  • May their leadership reflect Your righteousness and foster peace and godliness in our societies.

Prayer Point #16: Pray for Protection from Despair and Hopelessness

Bible Verse: Psalm 42:11 (NKJV)

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, in times of darkness, be our light and shield us from feelings of despair and hopelessness.
  • Renew our spirits and give us the strength to hope in Your promises.
  • Comfort those who are grieving or feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges.
  • Remind us that joy comes in the morning and that You are close to the brokenhearted.
  • Surround us with supportive communities that uplift, encourage, and share Your love.

Prayer Point #17: Pray for Protection from Harmful Habits and Addictions

Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

Prayer Point:

  • Heavenly Father, free us from the grasp of harmful habits and addictions.
  • Empower us with self-control and resilience to resist temptations.
  • Provide a way out for those ensnared by addictions, be it substances, behaviors, or thoughts.
  • Surround those struggling with loving support systems to guide and uplift them.
  • Remind us of our identity in Christ, and that through Him, we have victory over all struggles.

Prayer Point #18: Pray for Protection in Times of Persecution

Bible Verse: Matthew 5:10 (NKJV)

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, stand with those facing persecution because of their faith in You.
  • Strengthen their resolve, comfort their hearts, and protect them from harm.
  • Give them courage to remain steadfast in their faith, bearing witness to Your love.
  • Soften the hearts of persecutors, leading them to the knowledge of Your truth.
  • May Your Church remain united and strong in the face of adversity, shining as a beacon of hope.

Prayer Point #19: Pray for Protection against Despair in Waiting

Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, in seasons of waiting, shield us from despair and impatience.
  • Renew our strength as we trust in Your timing and promises.
  • Teach us to find joy and growth in the waiting, knowing that You are at work even when we can’t see it.
  • Uphold those waiting for answers, breakthroughs, or miracles, reminding them of Your faithfulness.
  • Fill our hearts with hope and anticipation for the good things You have in store.

Prayer Point #20: Pray for Protection from Isolation and Loneliness

Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, comfort those feeling isolated or lonely, reminding them of Your constant presence.
  • Open doors for genuine relationships and community for those feeling alone.
  • Protect the minds and hearts of those in solitude from negative thoughts or despair.
  • Stir our hearts to reach out, befriend, and support those who need company.
  • May we always remember that in every season, You are with us, and we are never truly alone.

Prayer Point #21: Pray for Protection from Spiritual Warfare

Bible Verse: Ephesians 6:11-12 (NKJV)

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, equip us with Your armor to stand firm against spiritual attacks.
  • Guard our hearts, minds, and spirits from the lies and deceptions of the enemy.
  • Empower us with faith, truth, righteousness, and prayer as we face spiritual battles.
  • Strengthen our unity as believers, that together we can resist the forces of darkness.
  • Keep us vigilant and rooted in Your Word, always relying on the power of Your Spirit.

Prayer Point #22: Pray for Protection during Travel

Bible Verse: Psalm 121:7-8 (NKJV)

“The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, watch over us and our loved ones as we travel, be it near or far.
  • Protect us from accidents, harm, and unforeseen challenges on the journey.
  • Guide our steps and decisions, ensuring safe arrivals and departures.
  • Bless the vehicles, pilots, drivers, and everyone involved in our travels.
  • May our journeys always lead us closer to Your purpose and will for our lives.

Prayer Point #23: Pray for Protection over Our Words and Speech

Bible Verse: Proverbs 21:23 (NKJV)

“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, guard our tongues from speaking harm, falsehood, or negativity.
  • Help us to use our words to uplift, encourage, and speak life to others.
  • Keep us from gossip, slander, and hasty remarks that can lead to conflict.
  • May our speech always reflect Your love, truth, and wisdom.
  • Let the words we speak be a testimony of our relationship with You, drawing others to Your light.

Prayer Point #24: Pray for Protection from Envy and Jealousy

Bible Verse: Proverbs 14:30 (NKJV)

“A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, shield our hearts from feelings of envy, jealousy, and discontent.
  • Help us find contentment and gratitude in the blessings You’ve given us.
  • Redirect our focus from comparisons to others, to a deeper relationship with You.
  • Teach us to celebrate the successes and blessings of others genuinely.
  • Cultivate in us a spirit of generosity and joy, free from the bondage of envy.

Prayer Point #25: Pray for Protection against Pride and Arrogance

Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV)

“Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, guard our hearts from the snares of pride and arrogance.
  • Keep us humble in our achievements, always recognizing that all good things come from You.
  • Help us value and appreciate others, seeing them through Your eyes.
  • Teach us to serve with humility, reflecting the heart of Jesus who came to serve.
  • When we are tempted to elevate ourselves, remind us of the grace and mercy we have received.

Prayer Point #26: Pray for Protection against Bitterness and Unforgiveness

Bible Verse: Hebrews 12:15 (NKJV)

“Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.”

Prayer Point:

  • Heavenly Father, guard our hearts from harboring bitterness and unforgiveness.
  • Provide us the strength and grace to forgive those who have wronged us.
  • Heal the wounds of past hurts and betrayals, replacing them with Your peace and love.
  • Help us to release any grudges, seeking reconciliation where possible.
  • Remind us of the immense forgiveness we’ve received through Christ, prompting us to extend the same grace to others.

Prayer Point #27: Pray for Protection in Relationships and Marriages

Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV)

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, be the center of our relationships and marriages, binding us together in Your love.
  • Protect couples from external influences that may aim to disrupt unity and harmony.
  • Strengthen communication, understanding, and patience between partners.
  • Guard relationships from temptations, ensuring fidelity and trust.
  • Bless each union with joy, growth, and abundant love rooted in You.

Prayer Point #28: Pray for Protection against Fear and Anxiety

Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Prayer Point:

  • Father, dispel any spirit of fear and anxiety that attempts to overpower us.
  • Remind us of Your constant presence, assuring us that we are never alone.
  • Strengthen our faith, allowing us to trust in Your plans and promises.
  • Grant us peace in turbulent times, anchoring our hearts in Your truth.
  • Empower us to face challenges with confidence, knowing that You are by our side.

Prayer Point #29: Pray for Protection from Discouragement and Defeat

Bible Verse: Psalm 34:18 (NKJV)

“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.”

Prayer Point:

  • Lord, lift our spirits when we feel discouraged or defeated.
  • Remind us of past victories and testimonies to fuel our hope for future triumphs.
  • Strengthen our resolve to persevere, leaning on Your endless strength and grace.
  • Surround us with supportive individuals who encourage and uplift us in difficult times.
  • Teach us to see challenges as opportunities for growth and reliance on You.

Prayer Point #30: Pray for Protection in Times of Illness and Health Challenges

Bible Verse: Jeremiah 17:14 (NKJV)

“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.”

Prayer Point:


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  • Father, be our healer in times of illness and health challenges.
  • Guard our bodies from diseases, infections, and ailments, preserving our well-being.
  • Grant wisdom and guidance to medical professionals attending to us or our loved ones.
  • Provide comfort and strength to those battling long-term health issues, reminding them of Your love.
  • Thank You for the gift of health and life, and may we cherish and care for the bodies You’ve entrusted to us.
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