Prayer Against Terrorism

This prayer against terrorism using Bible verses can be used when acts of terrorism and violence shatter our feelings of security.  It helps us pray for the victims of terrorism and for God’s ongoing protection. 

This prayer  can also be used when commemorating 911 and remembrances of those who died due to terror attacks.

This prayer against terrorism asks God to cause terrorism plots be discovered and uncovered and for God’s protection for the law enforcement and military troops who guard us. 

This prayer against terrorism comes against the ultimate goal of terrorism, which is to create fear and keep us fearful.  

Prayer Against Terrorism

Dear Heavenly Father, our protector and defender, today we are joining your people worldwide in praying against terrorism in every form it exists across the face of the earth. 

We begin our prayer to You with the strong words of Psalm 10:17 “You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.”  (NIV) 

We use this strong promise to pray against all terrorists and all acts of terror meant to strike fear into our hearts.

We pray that we will not be shaken.  We claim your word in Psalm 16:8  “I have set the Lord always before me.  Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”  (NIV)  We shall not be shaken from offering this bold prayer to you against terrorism and for continuing to seek healing, hope and security for all people.

We pray for your divine protection, claiming your word in Psalm 7:9 “O righteous God who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.”  (NIV)

Europe 11 079We pray for those who have been directly affected by terror.  We claim Psalm 9:9 for them, “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”  (NIV) 

We thank you that the victims of terrorism are in your heart, that you care as it says in Psalm 10:14  “But you , O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.  The victim commits himself to you;” (NIV)

We pray for our law enforcement and military who protect us from acts of terrorism and who are on the front lines of security.  May your angels empower them with supernatural wisdom and discernment and may your angels protect them as they protect us.

We pray a fresh empowering of your Holy Spirit upon us as we offer this prayer.  May we continue to pray with faith, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”  (Matthew 6:10,13)

Empowered by your Holy Spirit, we declare against this terror, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  (Psalm 23:4-6)

We now break the power of fear and invite the Holy Spirit’s power of strength, help, willpower and miraculous wonder working power to have full reign in our hearts and minds and in our hurting, terrified world.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Risen Lord.  Amen

About this prayer against terrorism

Terrorism is defined as the use of force or intimidation against others, often innocent citizens, to bring personal political aims.  In modern society it has become a tactic used to gain power. 

By its very definition, terrorism is a form of evil because these acts are carried out with no regard to the sacredness of life.  Because evil is being weaponized prayer, Scripture and God’s power are necessary tools in combating it.           

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