6 Prayers of Protection to Teach Children

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Prayers of Protection
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Teach your children these prayers of protection and pray them for yourself as well. Kids will enjoy learning through simple rhymes while adults will also benefit from the solid truth in God's promises. 

God Hear My Prayer

God in heaven hear my prayer,
keep me in thy loving care.
Be my guide in all I do,
Bless all those who love me too.
Amen.

—Traditional

Child's Prayer for 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
To rule and guide.

—Traditional

Hurry to Pray

(Adapted from Philippians 4:6-7)

I won't fret and I won't worry
Instead I'll hurry to pray.
I'll turn my problems into petitions
And lift my hands in praise.
I'll say goodbye to all my fears,
His presence sets me free
Although I may not understand
I feel God's peace in me.

—Mary Fairchild

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

(Numbers 6:24-26, New International Reader's Version)

"May the Lord bless you and take good care of you.
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord look on you with favor and give you peace."

A Prayer for Guidance and Protection

(Adapted from Psalm 25, Good News Translation)

To you, O Lord, I offer my prayer;
In you, my God, I trust.
Save me from the shame of defeat;
Don't let my enemies gloat over me!

Defeat does not come to those who trust in you,
But to those who are quick to rebel against you.

Teach me your ways, O Lord;
 Make them known to me.

Teach me to live according to your truth,
For you are my God, who saves me.


I always trust in you.

I look to the Lord for help at all times,
And he rescues me from danger.

Protect me and save me;
Keep me from defeat.
I come to you for safety.

You Alone Are My Safe Place

(Adapted from Psalm 91)

Lord, Most High, 
You are my shelter 
And I rest in your shadow.

You alone are my safe place.


I trust in you, my God.

You will rescue me 
From every trap
And protect me from disease.

You will cover me with feathers
And shelter me with your wings.

Your faithful promises 
Are my armor and protection.

I am not afraid of the night
Or the dangers that come by day.

I am not afraid of the dark
Or disaster that strikes in the light. 

No evil will touch me
No evil will conquer me
Because God is my refuge.

No plague will come near my home
Because the Lord Most High is my shelter. 

He sends his angels
To protect me wherever I go.

The Lord says, 
"I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name."

When I call, he answers.
He is with me in trouble.

He will rescue me 
He will save me.