Here are five short prayers for protection against terrorism.
Pray back Your Word
Oh Great God in heaven, I pray back the words of Your psalmist as a prayer and pray to you, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:1-2), because Lord God, You have said in Your Word that you will cover us under your “pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler” (Psalm 91:4), and so I will “not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday” (Psalm 91:5-6) for You are sovereign over all the nations and nothing can be done contrary to Your will Father, so thank You for Your keeping those of us who are Your own safe, and in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Authorities
God, my Father, I pray for the law enforcement personnel who put their life at risk every day. They never know what a day will hold. Will you protect them from harm and to make them aware of things that might harm those in public? Put your wings over them to protect them as they are the authorities that You have sovereignly placed for our own good (Rom 13:-15), and so thank You for them and for the sacrifices they make, but also the families who live with the possibilities that their family member might be harmed or killed. These days are increasingly dangerous and there seems to be no end in sight, so God, please protect these men and women while they are performing their duty and I include all military personnel who are also often in harm’s way, in their endeavors to protect us and thank you for them as well, and in Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.
Prayer for Families Protection
Father God, You alone can see the future and I pray to You Who can look down the corridors of time and see what’s ahead of us, and so I pray to ask Your protection today for my family and those whom I love that You would keep them from harm. Today, Lord, it seems to be a more dangerous world than ever before, but I know I can trust You with the future and so I commit my trust in You to watch over my family and me so that we can be protected against all harm, including those who want to destroy this nation who are under the evil influences of the wicked. I ask this in the name above all names, and that is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in whose name I pray. Amen.
Prayer of Deliverance
Father God, I know that Jesus taught His disciples (and us) to pray for protection from the Evil One (John 17:11,15), and so I pray as the psalmist did, “Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; preserve me from violent men, who plan evil things in their heart and stir up wars continually” (Psalm 140:1-2) and “Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have planned to trip up my feet” (Psalm 140:4). I know that You see all that there is to see and I know that Satan or his demons have inspirited terrorists in this world, but I know that You have said, through Jesus, that not one of us will be lost (John 6:39), and that “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out” (John 6:37) and so I thank You for that promise “that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:38-39), and for that, I thank You and pray in Jesus’ glorious name. Amen.
Prayer for Judgment
Great God in heaven, You are the Judge of all the universe and will bring these terrorist into judgment on a day that you have appointed and so thank You for Your righteousness that promises all will be judged in the end (Rom 20:12-15), and so I pray, as the psalmist did, “Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; do not further their evil plot, or they will be exalted” (Psalm 140:8) and “let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised” (Psalm 10:2b) because “the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul” (Psalm 10:3a) but I boast in You alone God for only You can save those that are dead in their sins (Eph 2:1-2), and that is my prayer, that these terrorist will be brought to a knowledge of the Holy One and I also pray You would keep the Evil One away and thank You for protecting our family and this nation from wicked terrorists who in their thoughts say, “There is no God” (Psalm 10:4b), and this I pray in the strong name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Terrorism is growing today and most of it comes from a false religion that seeks to assimilate the rest of the world and indoctrinate them into their wicked, satanistic religion to do more murdering of the innocent and try to intimidate others in the hopes of making them fearful as well as their goal it to make all the world under one religion, thereby stripping all others of their right to worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24) of if they choose not to worship God. It’s only a matter of time before God fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy that “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless” (Isaiah 13:11), so “Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him” (Isaiah 3:11). If you have never trusted in Christ, God sees you as His enemy, and “it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not fear before God” (Eccl 8:13).
Article by Jack Wellman
Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.