Bible Verses to Pray for Protection and Against Fear

The most important thing to remember is that God answers prayers according to His word.  Praying for protection is easy once you know what scriptures to pray and where to find them.  You also need to identify the root of the problem.  Why are you in need of protection?  Is it that you are afraid of something or someone? Are you in need of protection from a spiritual attack?  Is it that you are in need of protection to keep you safe from unemployment?  Finding out the source will help you to determine what you need to pray.


Usually we seek a hedge of protection when there is fear, a lack of feeling secure or intimidation.  The following scriptures will help you to identify the root and you will see which bible verses you need to pray.

Remember, God honors his word.  So, all you need to do is pray the scriptures as they appear.

Genesis 28:15  ~ “And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you about.”

Exodus 14:13,14  ~ “And Moses said to the people, “Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

Deuteronomy3:27  ~ “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and He shall thrust out the enemy from before you; and shall say, “Destroy them.”

Psalms 16:8 I ~ “I have set the Lord always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”

Psalms 18:2,3 ~ “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in Whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.”

Psalms 23:4  ~ “Yes, 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.”

Psalms 32:7 ~ “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall compass me about with songs of deliverance.”

Psalms 34:6,7 ~ “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps round about them that fear Him and delivers them.”

Psalms 46:1,2 ~ “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea.”

Psalms 69:29b ~ “Let your salvation, 0 God, set me up on high.”

Psalms 91:1,2, 10,11,12 ~ “He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God in Him will I trust. There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. For He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.”

Psalms 121:8 ~ “The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.”

Psalms 138:7 ~ “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me: you shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand shall save me.”

Proverbs 3:26 ~ “For the Lord shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being taken.”

Proverbs 18:10 ~ “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and are safe.”

Isaiah 41:10 ~ “Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes I will help you; yes I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.”

Isaiah 43:1,2,3 ~ “But now says the Lord that created you, 0 Jacob, and He that formed you 0 Israel. Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned: neither shall the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior: I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for you.”

Isaiah 54:17 ~ “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me,” says the Lord.”


Matthew 10:29,30,31 ~ “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? One of them shall not fall on the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear you not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.”

John 10:28,29 ~ “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them to Me, is greater then all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand.”

Philippians 1:6 ~ “Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

2Thessalonians 3:3 ~ “But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.”

Hebrew 13:5b,6  ~ “For He has said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” So that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my Helper,” and I will not fear what man shall do to me.”

Here is another prayer based on Psalm 91 for a Hedge of Protection

14 comments for “Bible Verses to Pray for Protection and Against Fear

  1. shinea
    October 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you for your help on the word of God I really enjoy it and appreciate it God bless

  2. Liv
    January 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    This is really helpful, thankyou :) God bless heaps

  3. Tish
    January 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    I needed to read these! Because I am alone at my apt and I felt a bit scared so I needed to read the word and pray the words over my self and my life. It calmed me down :) l

  4. wunmi
    May 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    You are blessed & a great source of help . You will never help when u are in need of it in JESUS more than mighty name AMEN.

    • wunmi
      May 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      You will never lack help when u are in need.

  5. ELINAH
    July 11, 2013 at 2:38 am

    lovely i was down since my dad passed , better now

  6. raphella
    March 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    this was great. i had no where to run to but came across this one am really encourage and now i have the strength that i needed. thank you so much may God almighty reward you for doing a great job to us.

  7. Amelia
    September 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    This was wonderful. My son just woke up at 3am feeling restless. The word of God keeps him calm and strengthens me and my Family. Prayer is Thee Best Weapon that was ever created by the God Lord. After praying for 5minutes, my son is now sound asleep. God Is Good, All the Time. #HappyMother

  8. Jonathan
    October 30, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    so helpfull

  9. Jose
    October 31, 2014 at 8:32 am

    For get it Peter u say God will bless me with a lot of money I have not seen it I already won I am rich because I have Jesus christ in my Life that more then the richest man or women living in this world AMEN amen amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen Amen

  10. Bekezela Mugova
    November 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Powerful prayers thank you very much for sharing the scripture may the good Lord continue to bless you.I am blessed and highly favoured in Jesus’s mighty name amen.

  11. shanan
    November 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you for the help my children need protection the devil is trying hard to get in

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