Often people want to experience God’s protection for themselves and their families, but they don’t know where to start. They love the Word and do their best to abide in it, but they are unsure of how to take a stand for their family. Let’s look at three ways you can protect your family through prayer.
#1 Protect Your Family by Making a Declaration
According to Psalm 91:2, to live in God’s secret place of protection we must make this declaration, “We will say of the Lord, He is our refuge and our fortress: our God; in Him will we trust.”
Why is it so important to say such words?
Because that’s how we receive everything God provides for us. We believe in our heart what He says in His Word, and confess it with our mouth. We act on what Jesus taught in Mark 11:23: “Whosoever shall say…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
#2 Protect Your Family by Making a List of Promises
Psalm 91:2 is only the beginning. The Scriptures are filled with God’s promises to protect His people, and it’s time for you to begin proclaiming them over your family.
Search the Scriptures for other promises for your family. Make a list, print out that list, put it somewhere you’ll see it every day and proclaim those promises. And if you need help, check out KCM’s book, Protection Promises.
God’s promises don’t just work for us automatically because they’re in the Bible. They have to be activated by faith-filled words.
#3 Protect Your Family Through Prayer
Every morning pray for yourself and your family members by name and declare that God is your refuge. Say things like, “Thank You, Lord, for our divine protection. Thank You that it’s like a bubble over each one of us. Thank You for being our Shelter and our Shield today. You surround us so that no weapon formed against us will succeed, in Jesus’ Name.”
You can protect your family through prayer. Don’t just accept that you have to take whatever devilish thing comes your way—sickness, disease, accidents, destruction. No! Jesus died so that you and your family could be safe from the enemy’s strategies. Begin declaring Psalm 91:2, standing on God’s protection promises and praying for each of your family member’s divine protection each day. Begin activating God’s promises today and see the salvation of the Lord!
A Prayer for Protection
Throughout the Bible we are constantly reminded to “fear not.” It is not God’s will that we live in anxiety or fear, ever. Remember, He is well able to protect you, your family and all who take a stand on His Word. The following is a prayer based on Scripture. Put yourself and God in remembrance of His Word and know that the only “safe” place there will ever be is under His protection.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You that You watch over Your Word to perform it.
Father, I praise You that I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and that I shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty—whose power no foe can withstand. I will say of You, Lord, “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!”
For then You will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. Then You will cover me with Your feathers, and under Your wings shall I trust and find refuge. Your truth and Your faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
Father, You are my confidence, firm and strong. You keep my foot from stumbling, being caught in a trap, or hidden danger. Father, You give me safety and ease me. I know You will keep me in perfect peace because my mind is stayed on You and I trust in You. I thank You, Lord, that I may lie down and You will give me peaceful sleep, for You sustain me and make me dwell in safety.
I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me. Only a spectator shall I be—inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High—as I witness the reward of the wicked.
Continue to meditate on this prayer for yourself and for your loved ones. Speaking it daily will allow the Word of God concerning protection to reach deep into your spirit.
Scripture References: Jeremiah 1:12; Psalms 91:1-16, 112:7; Proverbs 3:26, 23-24; Psalms 3:5, 4:8, 127:2, 34:7
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