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Scriptures for Protection

God’s word is very powerful and a sword in the spiritual realm piercing between the soul and the spirit (Hebrews 2:12). Therefore, when you read it OUT LOUD evil spirits flee because it reminds them of their defeat. Jesus also quoted scriptures when he was tempted in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11) and the devil left him. Pray these scriptures out loud, inserting your own name or for someone who is in need.

Why pray them out loud? Because the spirit realm then hears what you are saying.

If you are being attacked by evil spirits or witchcraft the Psalms are very powerful prayers for deliverance and protection. Psalm 91 is perhaps the most powerful prayer, especcially when it is used in the name of Jesus. In the book Awestruck by Glory I describe a real life story of how this Psalm protected me from an attack from the spirit of Lilith and Jezebel. Click Here for more information about the Psalm or the book. Throughout our deliverance Jesus taught us that praying the Word of God was one of the most powerful things we could do for protection.

Psalm 91

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.  

Is. 54:17

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel. Psalms 71:1-4 (NIV)

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.’ “Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. 

Isaiah 41:10-11  

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea ….” Psalm 46:1

The Lord will certainly deliver and draw me to Himself from every assault of evil. He will preserve and bring me safe unto His heavenly kingdom. Amen!

2 Timothy 4: 18

The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. Deuteronomy 28:7

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

2 Thess. 3:3

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears (Psalms 34:4)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:66

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Pslam 23 (KJV)

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

Psalm 5:11

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. Psalm 138:7

Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.

Psalm 140:4

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121

Other Psalms to pray:  Psalms 3, 5, 7, 9, 18, 23, 25, 27, 31, 32, 34, 44, 46, 56, 60, 61, 62, 71, 91, 107, 118, 121, 138, 140, 145,  Deuteronomy 3:22, 2 Chronicles 20:15, Joshua 1:5-9, 2 Samuel 22: 2-4. Job 1:10, Romans 8:31.

(Unless otherwise states quotes taken from the NIV)

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