Protective Prayer for Police Officers

Lord, I offer this prayer for police officers as a way of honoring the men and women who serve you by protecting us unwaveringly with steadfast care. They put themselves at risk daily so that we are safe from evil and wrongdoing.

I am reminded by stories on the news of the need for these almost invisible and selfless people to stand between us and evil.  We barely give them a thought unless one is killed in the line of duty and we might notice them as a brief headline.

As part of my Christian duty, I offer this prayer to you to protect and keep safe those men and women who serve you and us daily and without fail.

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A Prayer to Protect Police Officers

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Lord this prayer for police officers is offered as a way of agreeing with your words that the men and women who uphold the authority and enforce standards of behavior are right to do so.

These are often the unsung heroes of upholding these standards, the men and women who keep us to account, who encounter evil in their day-to-day lives and who stamp it out as you would have them do.

These police officers turn up to work day after day and look evil and horror in the face and they continue in the presence of evil and danger to keep us safe and protect us no matter how exhausting that work is.

These are our daughters and sons, our wives and husbands, who don a uniform and work around the clock to do your work. These people are genuine unsung heroes who are always there in our hour of need.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me” This from Isaiah reminds us that these men and women stand up and accept the challenge of the Lord to serve and protect us. This is no ordinary job, this is no 9-5 safe place to be.

Lord we often forget to respect the law and those who uphold it, we often forget to pray for those who stand up for our rights. This prayer is offered specifically to thank you for providing us with such brave men and women who walk fearlessly with you in upholding goodness and right.

Help me to remember that this near-invisible force faces evils and harm each day so that we might walk without care and without fear from man and his evil wrongdoings.

This presence of a police force tells those who might do us harm otherwise to beware our lawmakers and police, criminals face capture and imprisonment if caught. Many refrain from crime because of them.

Our policemen and women are doing the lord’s work as it says in proverbs ‘When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers’.

These police officers serve the Lord as they serve us in offering protection, as they do this they face up to the possibility of injury and death.

Let this prayer for police officers also be heard especially for those who have been injured in the line of duty and for those who have sacrificed their lives to protect us. May they rest in peace with you, forever glorified for their sacrifice.

These men and women who join the police force put others above themselves as you teach us in the bible, they put themselves in danger to protect us and sacrifice themselves to protect us from evil.

You sacrificed your son to protect us and we praise you for your gift to us Lord, please allow me to praise these men and women who have followed in the footsteps of Jesus and who work tirelessly to help us.

When Jesus walked this earth he treated the less fortunate and the thieves on the street with grace and honor. Often our policemen and women work directly with the less fortunate who become involved in crime not because of evil but because of lack of choices and circumstances. 

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Help our police officers to offer the same hand of friendship in these times so that lives may be turned around. 

Bless our officers with the wisdom to recognize evil and fight it, to recognize when there are those who need their help and understanding and forgiveness. Help them make the right choices at the right time.

This prayer is a prayer for the protection of our policemen and women and for you to bless them with your grace and protect their hearts and minds as well as their bodily safety.

We thank them for their service in your name Lord and pray for their safety and protection from harm and that you will hold them close in your heart so they make the right decisions on a daily basis.

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Scripture for Police Officers Protection

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“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.”

Romans 13:1-14

This is one of those clear statements that show without a shadow of a doubt that policing is in place and should be honored by all, that we are subject to the laws of our land for a reason and that we should have respect for our laws, this includes everyone including our leaders there are no exceptions.

“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people”

Titus 3: 1-2

This again reminds us to respect the rule of law and the authorities who enforce it.

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Psalm 82:3-4

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