Prayer of Protection

Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me and fight against those who fight against me. Take up shield and buckler and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin and close up the way of those who pursue me, and say to my soul, “The Lord is your salvation; whom shall you fear? The Lord is the light of your life; of whom shall you be afraid?” May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame. May those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay. May they be like chaff before the wind with the angel of the Lord driving them away. May their paths be dark and slippery with the angel of the Lord pursuing them. Let them fall into their own pits and be caught in their own traps. Let ruin overtake them by surprise.

Because of the Blood of Jesus and because I walk by faith, I am the spiritual seed of Abraham. Your Word says that those who bless me will be blessed and that those who curse me will be cursed; that if anyone draws the sword and bends the bow to bring me down, his sword will pierce his own heart and his bow will be broken; that all those who rise up against me will fall. If you be for me, God, who can be against me? No one can reverse your blessing.

You have declared that no weapon formed against me will prosper and that every tongue that rises against me in judgment will be found to be in the wrong. It is my spiritual heritage, my vindication from you. I lay hold of it now by faith. Fear has no place in me. I stand in your power and in your love and take upon me the mind of Christ, walking gently through the fields, leaving the tares to you. For I wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers in high places. I humble myself under your mighty hand and commit my way to you knowing that you will cause my righteousness to shine like the dawn and the justice of my cause like the noonday sun.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Galatians 3; Genesis 12:3; Psalm 35; Psalm 37; Psalm 27; Isaiah 54; Matthew 13: 24-30; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Peter 5:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 6; Numbers 23 & 24; Ephesians 4:26-27; Romans 12: 19-21; Proverbs 24:17-20