Prayers for Protection

When praying, we are like children who seek the protection of Our Heavenly Father: from evil, external dangers, temptation, weakness… Let’s pray to the Lord, our eternal refuge!

“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.” (Psalm 71: 3)

Pray to the Holy Cross, the angels, and meditate on the Psalms to receive God’s sacred protection and deliverance everywhere: at work, in your home… Learn various prayers for God’s divine protection, and our advice to make your protection prayers more efficient and powerful.

Prayers the The Angels for Protection

The Angels are celestial beings that God sent down on earth to protect mankind: they are here to guide you and protect you throughout your journey on this planet. Don’t forget to pray to your guardian angel, who accompanies you and watches over you daily. You can also pray to St. Michael, the commander of the celestial army.

Prayer for Your Guardian Angel’s Protection

“Angel of God,  my guardian dear,  To whom God's love commits me here, Ever this day,  be at my side, To light and guard, Rule and guide.


Prayer of Liberation to St. Michael

“Oh most noble Prince of the Angelic Hierarchies, valorous warrior of Almighty God and zealous lover of His glory, terror of the rebellious angels, and love and delight of all the just angels, my beloved Archangel Saint Michael, desiring to be numbered among your devoted servants:

I today offer and consecrate myself to you, and place myself, my family, and all I possess under your most powerful protection. I entreat you not to look at how little, I, as your servant have to offer, being only a wretched sinner, but to gaze, rather, with favorable eye at the heartfelt affection with which this offering is made, and remember that if from this day onward I am under your patronage, you must during all my life assist me, and procure for me the pardon of my many grievous offenses, and sins, the grace to love with all my heart my God, my dear Savior Jesus, and my Sweet Mother Mary, and to obtain for me all the help necessary to arrive to my crown of glory. Defend me always from my spiritual enemies, particularly in the last moments of my life. Come then, oh Glorious Prince, and succor me in my last struggle, and with your powerful weapon cast far from me into the infernal abysses that prevaricator and proud angel that one day you prostrated in the celestial battle.


Discover other prayers of deliverance and protection to face life’s many hardships. 

Powerful Prayer to the Holy Cross of Jesus

“Oh, Adorable Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, You have suffered death on the Cross for our sins.

Oh, Holy Cross of Jesus, be my true light!

Oh, Holy Cross, fill my soul with good thoughts.

Oh, Holy Cross, ward off from me all things that are evil.

Oh, Holy Cross, ward off from me all dangers and deaths and give me life everlasting!

Oh, Crucified Jesus of Nazareth, have mercy on me now and forever.

In honor of the Precious Blood of Jesus, his death, resurrection and ascension which leads to everlasting life; true as Jesus was born on Christmas Day; true as Jesus was crucified on Good Friday; true as Joseph and Nicodemus took Jesus down from the cross and buried Him; true as Jesus ascended into Heaven; may He preserve me from my enemies visible and invisible forever.

Oh, Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me! Mary and Joseph pray for me. Lord Jesus Christ, through Your suffering the Cross grant me strength to bear my Cross without fear or dread and give me the grace that I may follow You. 


Discover other prayers for God’s divine protection, such as the prayer to the Precious Blood of Jesus.

Psalm 91 for Protection

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most Highwill 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 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.”

How to Pray More Efficiently for Protection?

Rituals are not the key to making your prayers more or less efficient. It is all about faith, rather than magic. You will still need to respect a few conditions:

  • Pray fervently, and piously. There are some prayers to the Virgin Mary and St. Rita that you can recite to receive their protection: but you are really praying for their intercession before the Lord. 

  • Your heart must be patient and true. Abandoning yourself to God allows you to invite Him into your life. Let His love guide and protect you from Evil. You can say powerful miraculous prayers (with faith and fervor to make them efficient). 

Discover the Liberating Power of Prayer with Hozana

God is your refuge and strength! Pray for His protection every day, by joining the various prayer communities on Hozana: Hozana helps you grow your faith daily. Pray 9 days to the Angels and gain their powerful intercession on your behalf. Say a novena to St. Michael, God’s powerful intercessor and the protector of humanity from evil forces. 

Enjoy a time of relaxation with a reading meditation on the Daily Gospel to train your faith daily.

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