7 Protective Prayers for Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual warfare requires a lot of strength, courage, and fortitude that can only come from God alone.

We must ask for His help when battling the constant attacks of the Devil through the temptation of sin. Here are seven prayers to help you arm yourself as God’s warrior and fight for the Truth.

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Prayers

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Prayer for Protection Against Spiritual Attacks

Heavenly Father, the closer I get to You, the more Satan desires my heart. I know he loathes that which makes me love you more and tries his hardest to tear me away from You. Protect me from his evil schemes and wicked plots.

Defend my heart and my soul from the spiritual attacks that the Devil may wield against me to turn from my trust in You. Let fear not rule my heart and faith be my defense against the Prince of Darkness.

Keep my soul safe and secure from harm and let me walk in the Light of Your face forever. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer to Don the Armor of God

Dear Lord, help me don Your armor and become a warrior fighting for the Truth and the Light. I clothe myself with the Girdle of Truth! Help me defend Your Holy Word and avoid falling into the trap of lies the Devil may set before me.

I don the Breastplate of Righteousness! May it provide a line of defense for my heart that I may always seek to defend that for which Jesus shed His blood and gave His life. I slip on the Shoes of Peace! Help me to walk the path of peace and bring your Light to all whom I encounter, spreading peace and not discord.

I equip myself with the Shield of Faith! May my faith in You never waver no matter how hard the enemy may shake to lead me away from You. I don the Helmet of Salvation! Guard my thoughts against the temptations of Satan and help me to ever focus on your saving love and the grace You have bestowed on me.

I wield the Sword of the Spirit! Help me to be a true spiritual warrior guided by the Holy Spirit. Help me to be a worthy vessel by which to defend the faith and fight for the Light. I am ready to fight in this spiritual war for the Holy Trinity and all that it stands for. Amen.

Prayer to St. Michael for Spiritual Warfare

Prayer for Spiritual Warfare

Saint Michael, be our protection in battle and help save us from the tricks and traps laid down by the Devil. God entrusted to you his angelic army. Be ever at my side when Satan and his demons try to persuade me to the darkness and help me defend the Light of Christ.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Fortitude to Defend the Truth

Lord, give me the fortitude to defend the Truth in everything I do and say. Let me be an advocate of the Holy Spirit so the Your glory and goodness may be known to all.

Especially come to my aid when speaking up for the Truth is most difficult. In times when the Devil inspires others to curse and spit at me, to make my earthly existence unbearable, and attempt to completely isolate me from You, remind me You will never abandon me.

Let me be a warrior in the service of Your Word and always stand firm in Your ways. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer to Start Your Day under God’s Protection

Lord, help me start my day as a vessel for the Holy Spirit to guide. Shield me from spiritual attacks by the Devil with the arms of Your love and hold me in the palm of Your hand.

Let me live according to Your will, only speaking Your words, doing Your good works, and living my life according to the example set by Christ. Let me be Your mirror so that others may come to know and love You as I do. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Resistance to Sin

Heavenly Father, You sent Your son Jesus to Earth to reclaim Your people from the Devil’s hold. By sacrificing himself and suffering death on a cross, He banished the Prince of Darknees and his companion Death back to the netherworlds and opened the gates of Heaven to welcome Your children home.

Although Heaven is within our reach, we still fall far from perfection and the temptation to sin is ever-present. Help me to fight Satan’s call to distance myself from Your love by defying Your commandments.

Give me the strength to resist sinning against You and Your beloved Son who shoulders the burden of the sins of the world. And when I do fail You, inspire in me the courage to ask Your forgiveness. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Courage to Follow in the Saints’ Footsteps

Lord, You sent Your servants into the world to carry the Light of Truth and wage war against the Devil and his lies. Lend me the aid of Your saints to always fight for You and help me to be inspired by their witness.

Help me to have the heart of St. Joan of Arc and fearlessly lead Your people into battle against Lucifer. Help me to have the humility of St. Therese of Lisieux and always retain the childlike dependence on You that she had, so that I may have no desire to fall for the Devil’s temptations.

Help me to have the obedience of St. Faustina Kowalska, trusting in Your will even if I don’t understand it and humbling myself despite Satan’s whisperings in my ear that I know better than You.

Help me to be inspired by all the brave men and women, martyrs and servants of God, saints from all walks of life whose role in spiritual warfare has furthered the cause of Heaven to the ultimate victory of Your Kingdom.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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