Our Father, “I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble. To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy” (Psalm 59:16–17).
Thank You for Your protection of us as pray-ers, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We cannot survive this battle or life without You and Your protection.
“Plead my cause, O LORD, with those who strive with me: Fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, And stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, And stop those who pursue me. Say to my soul, ‘I am your salvation’” (Psalm 35:1–3).
Thank You, too, for protecting our prodigals, especially for protecting their lives, giving them more opportunities to return to You.
We ask that You keep evil plans from coming to fruition; keep evil thoughts at bay; keep sickness, death, and destruction from being successful; and stop the enemy from stealing time, memories, provision, joy, peace, and love.
Block every path our prodigals try to take to get to evil. Build a hedge around them so they cannot find the way to sinful places. Keep evil from them, and keep them from evil, that they “may not cause pain” (1 Chronicles 4:10). Shield them from unwise and ungodly influence, and help them to see it is better with them when they are in relationship with You than when they are not.
They have allowed holes in the wall that protects them from Satan. You are aware of the holes they’ve allowed, the things they are doing that are allowing Satan access to them. We ask that You stop his access and that they will want You to have full access instead.
We “do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15).
Protect their minds, bodies, souls, and spirits, Lord.
We pray they will come boldly before Your throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16), repent, and make You Lord of their lives.
In Jesus’ name we pray.