Prayer for protection is one of the top prayers we pray. They rank right up there with prayers for blessings, provisions and guidance. Hardly a day goes by when we don’t ask the Lord to protect us and our loved ones. The whole of Psalm 91 is known as the Psalm of Protection but one of the most well-known promises in the bible about protection is found in verse 14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name.”
We pray prayers for protection all the time but are we living within the boundaries God has laid down for us? Only the person who dwells in the shelter of the God can say of God that he is their refuge and fortress. For example, if a person is not citizen of a country, then he has no guarantee of protection from that country. Jesus said if we abide in him and he abides in us, then we can ask the Father for what we need and the father will provide it for us.
If we are not willing to abide in God and dwell in him, why would we think that he will answer our prayers of protection? He will deliver you from the snare and cover you with his feathers only if you dwell in him. You do not need to fear terrors or attack from arrows or plagues because you are safe inside his refuge. Thousands can fall all around you but when you dwell in him, he will protect you so that you don’t fall with them.
“Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place, no evil shall be allowed to befall you.” Because you dwell in the Lord, he will command his angels to guard you so that you can trample the lion and the cobra.
When you pray for protection, hold fast to the Lord and he will deliver you. That is his promise and his promises never fail. If you are holding fast to him, you can claim his promises and he will fulfill them. He will “satisfy you with long life and show you his salvation”.