At the cross, Christ defeated all powers of sin and darkness, and in his resurrection, triumphed over death itself. When we pray, we can remind ourselves and give thanks that the same supernatural power that raised Jesus from the grave is alive and at work in us. This page has a collection of uplifting and inspiring prayers and bible verses, with a powerful prayer asking for God’s victory, and an ancient Irish prayer that asks for God’s protection and favour. Also discover wonderful prayers for victory from the bible!
Prayer for victory and protection
I lift the flag of praise high and declare you are my king.
I walk boldly forward into kingdom lands and trust in you as my fortress.
I stand strong rooted in the goodness of your love and draw near to you.
I ride triumphantly upon your grace and thank you that the battle has already been won.
You are my king, my fortress, my strength and my redeemer.
Lord, I lift your name high above all others and worship you!
(a short prayer of vistory from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
• click here for prayers of protection against evil and a Celtic declaration of faith
St. Patrick's Breastplate
("I Arise Today")
I arise today
Through the strength of heaven:
Light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendour of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.
I arise today
Through God's strength to pilot me:
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptations of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone and in multitude.
I summon today all these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel merciless power that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul.
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me abundance of reward.
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,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness,
Of the Creator of Creation.