Yesterday, in a sermon series on the family, I preached a message from the book of Job, regarding the hedge of protection God places around those who honor and serve Him (Job 1:10).
At the close of the message I prayed the following prayer over our congregation. I encourage you to pray this prayer, or a similar prayer, over yourself and your loved ones today.
Trusting, Father God, in the promise that whatever we ask you in the name of Jesus you will do it, we now approach You with confidence. We ask from our desire to serve You, adore You, and to live our lives for You that You build a hedge of protection around us, like that which surrounded Job, and to help us to keep that hedge in good repair and the gate locked so that the enemy and all demonic principalities and powers will have no access or means to breach the hedge except by Your expressed will.
Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus, we stand against the spiritual forces of evil, while recognizing our utter dependence on You and Your power.
By the victory Jesus won on the cross, protect us – spiritually, emotionally, and physically –from all evil and rebuke any evil spirits who wish to attack, influence, or breach Your hedge of protection in any way. Send them back to Hell and fortify Your hedge for our protection by the blood of Your Son, Jesus.
Father God, all of these things we ask in the most holy name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. Thank you, Lord, for hearing our prayer. We love You, we worship You, we thank You and we trust in You. Amen.