Psalms for Protection: 44 Powerful Amazing

By David •  Updated: 10/22/22 •  10 min read

Psalms for protection prevent you from fear and build your faith in the mighty protection of God.

God gave all human beings a spirit of power and not of fear. But, sometimes you may find yourself in dread of someone or something. Be reminded today that fear is not God’s will for mankind.

He is our refuge, our shield and our fortress in times of battle and danger. We can run and hide in Him anytime we feel insecure.

God’s protection against both physical and spiritual attacks is ever present with us.

Below are psalms for protection against evil, enemies, death and danger. Claim God’s divine protection over your life by confessing them in faith.

Powerful Psalms for Protection

How good is it to abide in the protection of the Most High! His protection over mankind was, is and will always be with us until the end of time.

His protection is vital against unpreventable situations such as drought, famine, floods, disease outbreaks and so on.

Psalms gives a clear reflection of our day to day fears and situations, and guides us on how we can reach out to God for His protection.

Read through the psalms as you confess them over aspects of your life that you feel are in dire need of God’s protection.

1. Psalms 27:1-2 (NIV)

The LORD is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?

When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.

2. Psalms 30:1-2 (NIV) 

I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.

3. Psalms 31:4 (NIV) 

Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.

4. Psalms 16:20 (NIV)

In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; in your dwelling you keep them safe from accusing tongues.

5. Psalms 33:18-19 (NIV)

But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.

6. Psalms 45:5 (NIV)

Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.

7. Psalms 54:4 (NIV) 

Surely God is my help; the LORD is the one who sustains me.

8. Psalms 55:16 (NIV) 

But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.

9. Psalms 56:9 (NIV)

Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

Psalms for Protection Against Premature Death.

Death is inevitable and we are all aware of that, but premature death is not God’s plan for us.

We need to ask God to shield us from the spirit of early death through prayer and by declaring His word against death over our lives.

Highlighted below are psalms for protection against death before your full-time age. Use the psalms to petition God in prayer to to protect you against death.

You can also use them to declare long life for yourself and your loved ones.

10. Psalms 41:2 (NIV)

The LORD will protect and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

11. Psalms 118:17 (NIV)

I will not die but live, and I will proclaim what the Lord has done.

12. Psalms 13:3 (NIV)

Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death.

13. Psalms 91:16 (NIV)

With long life will I satisfy him and show you him my salvation.

14. Psalms 79:11 (NIV)

May the groans of the prisoners come before you; by the strength of your arm preserve those condemned to die.

15. Psalms 68:20 (NIV)

Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.

16. Psalms 102:19-20 (NIV) 

“The LORD looked down from His sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groan of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.”

17. Psalms 35:17 (NIV)

O LORD, how long will you look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.

Also See: 44 Best Psalms for Strength in Difficult Times.

Psalms for Protection Against Enemies.

Anyone who fights against us fights against God. Our enemies are His enemies. When enemies rise up against us, we need to take refuge in the Lord and hide in His divine protection.

He will fight all battles on our behalf and protect us from the attacks of our enemies. Trust in Him and He will protect you as He promised in His word.

The psalms below are an assurance of our Father’s protection. We are His children and He will not allow anyone to contend against us.

The psalms also guide us on how we need to approach God for protection against our enemies.

18. Psalms 23:4-6 (NIV)

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

19. Psalms 32:7 (NIV)

  You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.

20. Psalms 17:7-14 (NIV)

  Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings.

21. Psalms 34:7 (NIV)

The Angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.

22. Psalms 16:1 (NIV) 

Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.

23. Psalms 3:7-8 (NIV) 

Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Selah.

24. Psalms 18:46-48 (NIV) – The LORD lives! Praise be to my rock! Exalted be God my Savior!

He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.

25. Psalms 12:5 (NIV)

“Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”

26. Psalms 59:1-2 (NIV) 

Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me. Deliver me from evil-doers and save me from bloodthirsty men.

27. Psalms 138:7 (NIV)

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against any of my foes, with your right you save me.

28. Psalms 140:4 (NIV)

Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.

Powerful Psalms for Protection Against Evil.

The Scriptures are clear that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against forces of evil. Such battles cannot be won physically but by the power of the Spirit of God.

There is great power in the psalms for protection. We wrestle in prayer using God’s word. Psalms provide us with good verses to pray on for God’s protection against evil.

The psalms are sharper than any known weapon. They are even able to destroy evil souls and spirits. Read them carefully and use them in prayer for your protection against any kind of evil.

29. Psalms 18:16 (NIV) 

He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of the deep waters.

30. Psalms 92:11 (NIV)

My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.

31. Psalms 93:4 (NIV) 

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea–the LORD on high is mighty.

32. Psalms 94:16-17 (NIV)

  Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evil-doers? Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.

33. Psalms 95:7 (NIV) 

For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.

34. Psalms 97:3 (NIV) 

Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.

35. Psalms 101:8 (NIV)

Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evil doer from the city of the LORD.

Psalms for Protection Against Harm, Disaster and Adversity.

Some situations in life are hard to resist however dangerous they might seem. Natural calamities such as hurricanes, floods and other pestilences are not under our control.

We can only overcome by seeking refuge in God and trusting in His word for protection. He is a faithful God who does not leave His people to perish.

His desire is to see us safe and protected. He keeps watch over us to protect us from destruction. In the scriptures, God warned nations against upcoming harm and calamities.

He provided means for the protection of His people from harm. He asked Noah to build an ark so that his people would be protected from floods.

Meditate upon the psalms below for your protection from harm.

36. Psalms 121:5-8 (NIV) 

The Lord watches over you–the LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.

37. Psalms 34:20-21 (NIV) 

He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

38. Psalms 57:1 (NIV) 

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me; for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

39. Psalms 5:11 (NIV) 

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

41. Psalms 20:1 (NIV) 

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

42. Psalms 25:20-21 (NIV) 

Guard my life and rescue me; let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you.

43. Psalms 27:5 (NIV)

For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling, he will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

44. Psalms 69:29 (NIV)

I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.

In conclusion;

Psalms for protection should not be taken for granted. The word of God is a strong weapon of the Holy Spirit, psalms inclusive.

It is sharper than any double-edged sword, Hebrews 4:12 (NIV). We can use it to protect ourselves against impending danger, harm and calamity.

Great men of God confessed it, sang it, recited and prayed on it; and God protected them from extremely dangerous situations. You can take that step of faith too.

Read, recite, confess and sing out loud the psalms for protection listed above. The Lord Almighty will protect and and keep you safe in Jesus’ name.


Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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