Powerful Prayer Against Violence

Prayer Against Violence

Do you know that prayer is the most effective weapon against violence? You can deal with violence that harms individuals, families, and communities through prayer.


Prayer Against Violence

1. A prayer against violence and crime

Psalm 109:8 – 9 NIV

8 May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.

9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.

Lord, I have come to you to ask that you put an end to crime and violence.

I have seen much violent cause by criminal individuals who live among us every day, so I ask that you take a stand against them.


Lord, help me to be able to ask for the truth and justice for the suffering people.

A prayer against violence in our cities

1 Peter 3:9 NLT

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.

Ezekiel 7:11 ESV

Violence has grown up into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, nor their abundance, nor their wealth; neither shall there be preeminence among them.

Psalms 140:1-4 (NKJV)

1.To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men,

2.  Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war.

3.  They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah

4.  Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men, Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.

Loving Father, I have cried, fasted, and come to you in humility, asking for your assistance in ending city violence.
While I do nothing to stop the bloodshed, many innocent people suffer. Lord, please take control of this situation and end the violence.

Strengthen individual efforts to promote harmony, peace, and justice for all people.



An intercessory prayer against violence

Isaiah 60:18 NLT

No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.

This prayer asks for an end to the harm we have done to one another without condemning anyone.

An intercessory prayer against violence:
  1. Ask God for guidance through today’s violence to our people, families, and community.
  2. Pray for God to end the horrific acts of violent crimes in our society
  3. Pray for God to take away violence from our society and the world as a whole and curse peace and prosperity to reign
  4. Ask God to prevent and resolve the violence in any given situation.

God is in charge, and if we do as He asks, He will use our prayers to answer those who are hurt and cause peace, restoration, and happiness to reign

A prayer against violence and abuse

2 Samuel 22:49 KJV

He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.

God, the divine creator, and sustainer of humanity.


Please heed my cry for violence and abuse.

Lord, deliver all individuals who experience violence, including physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal abuse.

As I strive to set a good example for those who follow me, please give me the strength to live by your holy Word. Amen

A prayer against violence and bigotry

Galatians 3:28 NIV

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Lord Jesus, I have come before you for help to pray against violence and bigotry.

Lord Jesus, please grant me the fortitude to pray against hatred and violence so that people will be reminded of your love, generosity, and grace.

Boost my faith, and let me pray for world peace and harmony. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

A prayer against violence in schools

Colossians 3:15 NLT

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Lord Jesus, I ask that the classrooms, offices, and school buildings be filled with the Spirit of Peace.

I need your assistance to stop the growing evil affecting our children and youth.

Protect our children from the violence that currently surrounds their classrooms.

Lord Jesus, I humbly ask that you send your peace into these “violent places of learning.” Amen.

A prayer against crime and violence

Romans 12:21 KJV

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Lord Jesus, I pray for an end to all types of violence, including terrorism, homicide, and property destruction.

Please protect me from verbal, sexual, and physical assault.

Provide young people with the knowledge they need to be secure and satisfied.

Shield me from anyone who wants to endanger my life.

Lord, please end the spread of HIV/AIDS, robbery, and other crimes (murder, robbery, etc.) that threaten my safety, tranquility, and ability to live in peace. Amen.

A prayer against domestic violence

Psalm 9:9 NIV

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

OH, Lord Jesus, I ask that your grace is with all the families and victims of domestic abuse.

I pray that you show your love to people going through domestic violence, give them peace and understanding, and give them wisdom as they seek advice from friends and family, amen.


A prayer against gang violence

Micah 6:8 NKJV

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Lord, I ask that I never yield to the pressures of gang violence, I plead that you fill my heart with your love, peace, joy, and forgiveness, amen.

A prayer to end violence and hatred

Ephesians 4:31 ESV

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Lord, help me maintain peace in my neighborhood.  Help me understand that each soul has equal value, despite each person taking a different path in life.

In order to work together to bring about internal and external peace, I also pray for peace within myself and with my family members, amen.

Prayer For Protection Against Violence

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Psalm 18:2 NIV

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Lord God, fortitude me and give me the courage to withstand those who wish to harm me.

Send your angels to protect me, surround me, and keep a loving eye on me, so that everything turns out okay.

Help me to continue forward in life with the assurance that you will be there for me through good times and bad, accidents and disasters, and any other challenges I may encounter. Amen, in the name of Jesus.


Protection prayer for peace against violence

Matthew 5:9 KJV

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Psalm 29:11 NIV

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Oh Lord, keep me safe from the risks of violence and harmful thoughts.

Safeguard my neighborhood, workplace, and family from accidents, wickedness, and violence.

Give me the wisdom and fortitude to reject violence and practice love and kindness in my life and those around meme.

Protect me from potential harm, suffering, anxiety, and terror.

In times of danger, protect the children who cannot protect themselves and those around them. Grace, amen.

Prayer for the violence to stop in our cities

Lord God, I acknowledge your love for all people.

I know that many people want an end to violence.

I humbly request an end to city violence. I ask that those who use violence in cities exist from doing so, so that your peace and harmony may reign.

Prayer for protection against killing

Dear Lord Jesus, I ask that you use your powerful might to shield me from the violence that aims to destroy my life.

Keep my family, friends, and siblings safe from the evil that murders.

Make me always conscious when someone or something attacks someone else to end the violence and bring about world peace. Amen.

Prayer for protection for victims of violence

Oh, Lord, I plead for the defense of people subjected to oppression and brutality.

I ask that you direct my hands and word so I can assist those in need.

May your love, compassion, and peace be a source of strength for everyone afflicted by violence.

Help me bless others and support them in forgiving those who cause them harm. Jesus, be praised.


Violence has taken a lot of lives. God is the only one we have to run to, to guide us in the right direction and give us the ability to live in harmony and peace.

It’s important to remember that we are engaged in both a spiritual and a physical conflict, which is why prayer against violence is important.


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