Prayer for Protection
|Written by salomon ptasevich|
|Saturday, 16 October 2010 14:25|
Prayer for Protection
Protection - this is something we all need all the time. We don’t need to develop a phobia because there are dangers all around us, but we do need to pray. Actually, the apostle Paul invited us to “pray without ceasing” and that’s a lot of prayer. But when you think about prayer as a conversation with God or your spirit helpers, it doesn’t seem so odd anymore.
This sterling silver round medallion is meant to remind you of prayer. Too often we forget. One good place to claim God’s protection is when you get behind the wheel of a car and are about to start driving. Remember that, regardless of how good of a driver you may be, not everybody else on the road is. So, it pays to pray.
The averse of the pendant features a three-dimensional cross, which is meant to remind us of the sacrifice of Jesus. As you may know, He was ridiculed, vilified, beaten and hung on a cross to atone for our sins. That’s where He died and He did it for you and me. As a result, He conquered death and everything else. Therefore, He has the ultimate authority from God. He said: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth”. And that includes the authority to protect you.
The medallion is connected to a little cross at the top, which is bent around a silver necklace. Ideally, we should always remember to pray, especially when faced with a dangerous situation. But, sometimes, a material object might serve as a good reminder. It is known that memory works by associations. Moreover, if the medallion is given as a gift, it will also be associated with the gift giver and a connection is made in the Spirit. If you give one to somebody and they emerge victorious from a tight spot, you might hear them say sometime later: “You know, I prayed the prayer on the medallion you gave me and it worked!”
Of course, it is important to understand that we must be prayerful and careful. Praying for protection is not enough. We must also do our part to stay out of danger and not foolishly get into trouble thinking, “My amulet will protect me, because I prayed”. The Scriptures also say not to tempt the Lord.
The prayer clearly acknowledges the fact that Jesus is our Lord and that He is the One who can protect us. Furthermore, we are reminded that He works through agents, namely angels and saints who have lived on earth before us and, upon returning to Heaven, have gained a wealth of experience. This makes them very qualified to help us.
It only makes sense that God and His spirit helpers are assisting us as long as we are cooperating with them. Last, but not least, it is important to take courage in Jesus, knowing that truly He “overcame the world”, that He is above all and everything and there is no need to fear. Ultimately, even if we die, if we have Him in our hearts, we go back to Heaven.
Returning to the pendant description, the prayer on the averse is surrounded by the inscription “In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”. Acknowledging the Trinity is pretty much the authorization of any Christian to God’s promises of protection.