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20 Powerful Psalms for Protection from Evil

One who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will lodge in the shadow of the Almighty.

20 Most Powerful Psalms for Protection from Evil

Holy Scripture tells us that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. They are spiritual; mighty through God in order to abolish strongholds of evil. In other words, we are up against spiritual elements of evil that are not physical even though they often appear to be. The devil, we are warned, a fallen angel and spiritual being, is the author of all evil on earth … and we need God to be protected from his attacks.

It is unwise for a believer (or anyone for that matter) to be ignorant about seeking God’s protection from evil. When we ignorantly and arrogantly convince ourselves that we can take on spiritual warfare on our own, in our own strength, things only become increasingly more difficult. Whether one admits it or not, we need God and His power — especially now because the wickedness of the devil is increasing daily.

Psalm 91:1 affirms that “he that dwell in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Protection from evil is sure if you know who you are in Jesus Christ. Psalm 82:5 says “they know not, neither will they understand, they walk on in darkness … all the foundations of the earth are out of course.” As stated, one reason we become defeated by the devil is through pride and arrogance. Another is ignorance of who we are in Christ. The Bible confirms that whoever is in Christ is above all. Yes we are victors in Christ, but this fact does nothing if we do not believe it to be true.

Before we move on to the 20 Most Powerful Psalms for Protection from Evil, having justified our protective rights in Jesus and confirming the devil as the author of all evil in the world today, let us look at a handful of practical and faith-filled ways to be protected from evil first.

Practical and Faith-filled ways to Protect Yourself from Evil

  1. Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. This is key. Living a life in Christ will make you untouchable; your protection from evil guaranteed (so long as it is the will of God — see the Book of Job for reference);
  2. Confess and believe your protective rights in Christ;
  3. Obey the command of Jesus when He instituted Communion — to “eat His body and drink His blood” — given to us daily in the Church throughout the world:

 “So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, the one who eats Me, he also will live because of Me” —Jn 6:53-57.

4. Seek God in daily prayer for your protection, the protection of your loved ones, and for the protection of the Church and the whole world;

5. Engage the Holy Spirit for your protection;

6. Read and pray the living Word of God daily as well as the traditional prayers of the Church; 

7. Remain in fellowship with the Lord and obey His Commands;

8. Pray for the discernment and courage to do and live out the will of God. Make Him a priority and then your protection from evil will be guaranteed.

20 Most Powerful Psalms for Protection from Evil

Psalm 91:2-1

One who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will lodge in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!”

Psalm 91:4

He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may take refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and wall.

Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is my shepherd,
I will not be in need.
He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For the sake of His name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 25:20-21

Guard my soul and save me;
Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
Let integrity and uprightness protect me,
For I wait for You.

Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength,
A very ready help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth shakes
And the mountains slip into the heart of the sea…

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 27:5

For on the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
He will hide me in the secret place of His tent;
He will lift me up on a rock.

Psalm 46:10

“Stop striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.”

Psalm 119:11

I have treasured Your word in my heart,
So that I may not sin against You.

Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom should I fear?
The Lord is the defense of my life;
Whom should I dread?

Psalm 121:1-8

I will raise my eyes to the mountains;
From where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who watches over you will not slumber.
Behold, He who watches over Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your protector;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not beat down on you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time and forever.

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, Lord, have me dwell in safety.

Psalm 116:1-9

I love the Lord, because He hears
My voice and my pleas.
Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
The snares of death encompassed me
And the terrors of Sheol came upon me;
I found distress and sorrow.
Then I called upon the name of the Lord:
“Please, Lord, save my life!”
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
Yes, our God is compassionate.
The Lord watches over the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return to your rest, my soul,
For the Lord has dealt generously with you.
For You have rescued my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk before the Lord
In the land of the living.

Psalm 31:1-5

In You, Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be put to shame;
In Your righteousness rescue me.
Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly;
Be a rock of strength for me,
A stronghold to save me.
For You are my rock and my fortress;
For the sake of Your name You will lead me and guide me.
You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
Into Your hand I entrust my spirit;
You have redeemed me, Lord, God of truth.

Psalm 55:16

As for me, I shall call upon God,
And the Lord will save me.

Psalm 28:6-9

Blessed be the Lord,
Because He has heard the sound of my pleading.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart triumphs,
And with my song I shall thank Him. 
The Lord is their strength,
And He is a refuge of salvation to His anointed.
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

Psalm 18:1-3

I love You, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my savior,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.

Psalm 18:16-19

He sent from on high, He took me;
He drew me out of many waters.
He saved me from my strong enemy,
And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
But the Lord was my support.
He also brought me out into an open place;
He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

Psalm 138:3

On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.

Psalm 138:7

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will reach out with Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.

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6 comments on “20 Powerful Psalms for Protection from Evil

  1. Lord thanks for your protection

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks that is Good.

  3. Laafie Enoch

    lovely and interesting

  4. Anonymous

    Thank you for this powerful verses 🙏😇

  5. Thank you 💓

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