A Prayer for Safety
Psalm 23, II Samuel 22:1-7
Reflections of the Heart:
The world we live in is as wrought with danger as it is with beauty. But, as children of the Living God, we have the assurance of knowing that we are safe and secure within our Heavenly Father’s protective arms. His angels are watching over us wherever we go.
Blessed Father, we thank You for loving us so much. Thank You for keeping us from all harm and watching over our lives daily. We thank You for your angels whom you have assigned to protect and guard us. Your unfailing love is better than life itself. O how we praise You! As long as we live, we will lift up our hands in prayer to You. Because You are our Helper, we sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. We cling to You, for Your strong right hand holds us securely. There is no one who can compare to You, Father. You are the source of our very existence. We give honor and glory to Your Name because You have been faithful to preserve our lives and keep us from seen and unseen dangers.
Almighty Father, as we go about each day fulfilling Your will for our lives. We, as a Church Family, declare that You are our Great Shepherd. Where you lead, we will follow. We proclaim that because we are the Godly, You will keep us and our families safe forever. We know that You hear us when we call to You. We confess that when we travel on our journeys from place to place, You give us, our children, and our possessions safety and protection. We decree that no matter how many troubles surround us, You will protect us from the anger of our enemies. The power of Your right hand saves us. We declare that You will work out the plans for our lives because of Your faithful, enduring love. We decree that we will always trust You. You alone are our refuge and place of safety. Father, we confess that our hope is in You, our help and our shield.
Holy Spirit, speak wisdom to our hearts when we are tempted to stray outside of the Father’s realm of safety. Deliver us from pride so that we don’t miss out on valuable opportunities to receive wisdom and wise counsel. We understand that wisdom is a necessary component for our safety. Show us how to secure our health, our children, our finances, our homes, and our businesses. Help us to teach our children the Word of God so that they will hide it in their hearts and retrieve wisdom as they make decisions about where to go and with whom they should associate. Help us to heed Your divine warnings and not dismiss them as trivial or insignificant. Cover those of our loved ones who are living or working in dangerous environments due to the call that is upon their lives. Don’t let any evil conquer them or any plague come near them. Teach our Church Family how to live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Father.
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you any vulnerable areas in your life where you may be at risk. Pray and ask for guidance and strategy to get to safety:
Merciful Father, please forgive us for failing to seek Your will in all that we do. Forgive us for being too proud and stubborn to respond to warnings, and for putting ourselves and others at senseless risk. Forgive those of us who have been too distracted to keep our children from potential dangers. Forgive those of us who have become lazy and undisciplined about prayer. Forgive us for the times we have acted out of rage and anger, giving a foothold to the devil. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Father, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Triumphant King, You are matchless! Let the whole world glorify You. Let it sing Your praise. You will march forth like a mighty hero. You will come out like a mighty warrior, full of fury. You will shout Your battle cry and crush all Your enemies. You sit in majesty in Jerusalem, exalted above the nations. Let them praise Your great and awesome Name. Your Name is holy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 121:7, Luke 4:10, Psalm 63:3-4, 7-8, Psalm 23:1, Psalm 37:28, Ezra 8:21, Psalm 138:7-8, Psalm 91:2, Psalm 33:20, Psalm 91:10, Matthew 4:4, Proverbs 3:6, Ephesians 4:27, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 42:12-13, Psalm 99:2-3
Today I will trust God to:
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