Prayers for Protection: The Psalms

Below are Psalms you may want to read or pray for protection:
Also see: Prayer for Protection
Prayer for Protection and Guidance

Psalm 16
Preserve me, O God:
for in thee do I put my trust.
O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD,
Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

But to the saints that are in the earth,
and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god:
their drink offerings of blood will I not offer,
nor take up their names into my lips.

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup:
thou maintainest my lot.
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
yea, I have a goodly heritage.

I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel:
my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
I have set the LORD always before me:
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;
neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,
and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God,
the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:
God shall help her, and that right early.

The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved:
he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Come, behold the works of the LORD,
what desolations he hath made in the earth.
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth;
he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder;
he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen,
I will be exalted in the earth.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Psalm 54
Save me, O God, by thy name,
and judge me by thy strength.
Hear my prayer, O God;
give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me,
and oppressors seek after my soul:
they have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is mine helper:
the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
He shall reward evil unto mine enemies:
cut them off in thy truth.

I will freely sacrifice unto thee:
I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble:
and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

Psalm 71
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust:
let me never be put to confusion.
Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape:
incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Be thou my strong habitation,
whereunto I may continually resort:
thou hast given commandment to save me;
for thou art my rock and my fortress.

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD:
thou art my trust from my youth.

By thee have I been holden up from the womb:
thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels:
my praise shall be continually of thee.
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
Cast me not off in the time of old age;
forsake me not when my strength faileth.
For mine enemies speak against me;
and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him;
for there is none to deliver him.
O God, be not far from me:
O my God, make haste for my help.

Let them be confounded and consumed
that are adversaries to my soul;
let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness
and thy salvation all the day;
for I know not the numbers thereof.
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD:
I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth:
and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
Now also when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, forsake me not;
until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation,
and thy power to every one that is to come.

Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high,
who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles,
shalt quicken me again,
and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
I will also praise thee with the psaltery,
even thy truth, O my God:
unto thee will I sing with the harp,
O thou Holy One of Israel.

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee;
and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long:
for they are confounded,
for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

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