living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for home protection

Three colourful plastic flowers next to a house

In the Psalms we read that the Lord "alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him" (Psalm 91:1, CEV) and as you come to Him now and ask for His protection, you can be assured that he will "never leave you nor forsake you". The first prayer on this page is a prayer for home protection, and declares God as our fortress and sanctuary. There is also an ancient Celtic prayer for safety, an extract from St Patrick's Breastplate, and a short home blessing prayer. There are also some comforting quotes from the bible on God's care and protection.

You Are Sanctuary
(a prayer asking God for His protection on the home and family life)


You are our fortress, this home has walls of love that are built on you.
You are our sanctuary, our family rests in the grace laid out in your words of truth.
You are our treasure, we hold one another in the faith, hope and joy that you sent.
You are our leader, we kneel at your feet and find protection, goodness and rest.

Thank you Lord.


Celtic Blessing
(an ancient prayer)

My Fortress
The Sacred Three
My fortress be
Encircling me
Come and be round
My hearth and my home.

Quote from Phil 4:6-7 on the peace of God

Short home blessing prayer

Spirit of God we welcome you into this place.
Come inhabit every room with your wonderful presence.
May all who enter this dwelling sense your everlasting peace and abundant joy,
And may all who live here know and experience the fullness of your eternal love.

We ask all this in the glorious name of Jesus, our saviour and protector.


"you are our sanctuary"

prayer of protection

an inspiring prayer that reminds us of God's care and protection:-

I arise today

(excerpt from the ancient Irish prayer of protection "St Patrick's Breastplate")

"Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise"

bible quotes about protection

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

(Isaiah 41:10, NIV)

"This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection."

(Psalm 91:2-4, NLT)

Live under the protection of God Most High and stay in the shadow of God All-Powerful.
Then you will say to the Lord,
"You are my fortress, my place of safety; you are my God, and I trust you."

(Psalm 91:1-2, CEV)