A personal safety prayer is a great way to receive God’s protection no matter where you are are what you are doing.  Safety is one of those things that we take for granted until we find ourselves in danger.  Here is a prayer for you with Bible verses when you saying a personal safety prayer or a protection prayer.

Personal Safety Prayer and Protection Prayer Using Bible Verses

Dear God, I thank you that your unseen presence and power are always at work keeping me safe from danger.   I don’t always notice the gift of safety when I make it safely through another day or safely to my destination when traveling.  Forgive me for not thanking you when I lie down to sleep in peace and security after another normal day.

My current situation has reminded me that safety is not guaranteed in anything I do in life.  I now name the specific activity I am about to do or something that is making me feel unsafe or fearful.  Pray your divine safety for _______________________________________________________

I claim your promises from the Bible that you are able to keep me safe:

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”  (Psalm 4:8 NIV)

“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.”  (Psalm 16:1 NIV)

“For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”    (Psalm 27:5 NIV)

“The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10 NIV)

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”  (Psalm 32:11 NIV)

I pray that you will keep me safe from those dangers and unexpected circumstances that I am not aware of.  I thank you that you say in the Bible, “The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.”  (Psalm 116:6 NIV)

I pray that you will make me more aware of dangers and safety issues so I can be on guard.  Fill my mind with caution when I am about to do things where risk is involved.  I claim the scripture where you say, “Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.”  (Proverbs 2:11 NIV)  I now name before you a known hazard or danger inherent in something I am doing or will be doing soon______________________________

Prepare me with knowledge, guidance, wisdom, caution, understanding and foresight.  Here is a source you are directing me to where I can find out how to stay safe in my situation ___________________________

I pray that you will send your angels, both heavenly and in human form to step in during the moments when my safety is in jeopardy.  I now claim your promise in the Bible, “If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”  (Psalm 91:9-12 NIV)

If a situation unfolds where I am in danger that cannot be avoided, I pray that you shield me and lessen any harm or impacts.  Afterwards, make me aware of how much worse it could have been without your protecting power.

If an accident does happen, I acknowledge the fact that life and the Christian faith are not without risks.  May I know that even in these situations, you are at work.  I meditate on the life of the Apostle Paul who tells in Corinthians chapters 11 and 12 in the Bible how he was constantly in danger in his ministry and often the victim of arrests, beatings and even shipwrecks.  He received a direct answer from God that God’s power was more apparent when we are weak.  Paul says, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  (2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV)

So now Dear God, make me strong in my weakness, confident in an unsafe world, thankful of your unseen protection in uneventful hours and days, attentive to your voice in times of danger and trusting when accidents happen that you will be my strength.  Amen.

Other scriptures on safety and protection to claim and mediate on 

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.  Psalm 3:3 NIV

Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.  Proverbs 2:11 NIV

Psalm 91

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

He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

“Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it?  Ezekiel 38:14 NIV

There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions.  Ezra 8:21 NIV

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  NIV

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.  Proverbs 29:25 NIV

While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me.  John 17:12 NIV

Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contribution I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people there.  Romans 15:3 NIV

The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  2 Timothy 4:18 NIV

It was the Lord our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled.  Joshua 24:17 NIV

was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.”  Ezra 8:22 NIV

On the twelfth day of the first month we set out from the Ahava Canal to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he protected us from enemies and bandits along the way.  Ezra 8:31

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 NIV

You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked,  Psalm 12:7 NIV

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.  Psalm 40:11 NIV

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  Psalm 91:14 NIV

I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.  John 17:11 NIV

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  I Corinthians 14:7  NIV

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.”  Deuteronomy 13:12 NIV

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.  2 Samuel 22:3 NIV

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.  Psalm 18:2 NIV

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.  Psalm 33:20 NIV

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Ephesians 6:16 NIV

We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.  1 John 5:18

About this prayer

Every time our family gets in the car to go on a road trip we pause and say a very short “Lord, help us have a safe trip“ prayer.   At beginning of our trip we’re always aware of our need for God’s protection, but once we get to our destination we don’t very often pause and thank God for getting us there safely.

Safety is one of those hidden miracles that we don’t think about when things go well for us.  It’s not  until we have a close call or something happens to us that we realize what a blessing from God our safety is.

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