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Prayer for police officers

A prayer for police officers is a way to honor the men and women who protect our communities. The police force is one of the most important elements in any society, and they’re often underappreciated as they struggle to serve their communities while facing a barrage of threats. Pray that these brave men and women will continue to be safe and healthy as they work hard to keep us all safe too!


As a law enforcement officer, you are faced with situations every day where you must make split-second decisions that could be life or death. People pray for police officers because they understand the dangers of your job. Most people would not want to be in your shoes and they pray that everything goes well for you when it comes to these situations.

Officer’s Prayer

Prayer for Police Officers

“O Lord, keep our men and women in uniform safe as they protect us from danger. They are essential to the well-being of our country. Bless them wherever they may be and keep them healthy, happy, and whole.”

This prayer is a reminder to police officers that what they do is important.

  • It reminds them to be kind and courteous when interacting with citizens, but also diligent and alert so as not to let their guard down under any circumstances.
  • It reminds them that their service is not just meant for those on duty, but also for their families who are at home waiting anxiously for news about their loved ones’ safety.

While on duty, may I be alert and diligent in enforcing the law and committed to the dignity of human life.

While on duty, may I be alert and diligent in enforcing the law and committed to the dignity of human life.

May my honor for law enforcement guide me as I strive to serve with justice and hope by contributing to a peaceful community environment.

May I be faithful to God’s call upon my life as an officer of this state or city and uphold his laws, provide security for those who live here and protect them from harm.

Let me be courteous to all, but intimate with few;

Dear Lord, please let me be courteous to all, but intimate with few;

Help me to be friendly when needed, but not friendlier than I should;

Let me be kind and generous of spirit, but not so trusting that I am easily taken advantage of.

I pray for the ability to discern between those who are trustworthy and those who are not.

And let those few be well tried before I give them my friendship.

Another thing to remember is that there are people in the world who will try to take advantage of you and use you for their own gain. The Bible says, “And let those few be well tried before I give them my friendship.” (Proverbs 24:19) That’s very true! And so it’s important to be careful about who you trust.

Unless I am convinced of their character, let me not link my life with theirs.

Unless I am convinced of their character, let me not link my life with theirs.

Before they ask me to trust them, I must ask myself if I can trust them.

We all have a choice in who we give our trust to and what we allow others to do for us. Sometimes it is necessary to put up walls and guard ourselves against people who may not have our best interests at heart. If you are going to open yourself up completely and place your safety in the hands of another person, then that person needs to be someone worthy of that level of trust.

May I remember my calling is a public servant, not a tyrant; and that bad laws are often the cause of crimes.

The first thing to remember is that as a police officer, you are a public servant. You are not the law or its enforcer—you are merely an instrument of the law. The power you hold over others comes from being granted authority by the people and if this power is abused, it will be taken away from you by those who gave it in the first place.

We need to remember this because far too often we forget that our laws come from men (and women), not God; therefore they can be unjust or unfair at times. This can cause some officers to adopt a “might makes right” mentality when enforcing these laws on others which only perpetuates further tyranny and injustice among us all.

Do not let me place desire for promotion above desire to do right; nor let me make money my goal; it is the way to dishonor and disgrace.

Sometimes we get so caught up in achieving a goal, like making a certain amount of money or getting that promotion at work, that we forget what’s really important. This can make us lose sight of what is right and wrong. Don’t let this happen to you! Make sure that your desire to do the right thing comes first over all other desires.

May I never become so desensitized or apathetic that I fail to hear the cry of pain or see suffering inflicted on another human being. Teach me to respond with courage when duty calls me to risky assignments.

As a police officer, you should be alert and diligent to your surroundings. You should never grow so accustomed to the sights and sounds of a city that it becomes routine for you. You’re always on duty, whether or not anyone else knows it. And as such, it’s important for you to remember your calling is one of public service—not tyranny or control over others.

When working with people in need or those who are vulnerable, remember the words of Jesus: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these…you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). As someone who has been entrusted with authority over others by God himself, we have an obligation to use this power wisely and benevolently when serving others in our communities – especially those who may be unable to defend themselves against injustice at times due their socioeconomic status being lower than ours.

If injured or disabled on duty, may I have the sense of duty to continue as long as I am able.

  • Stay alert and attentive. If injured or disabled on duty, may I have the sense of duty to continue as long as I am able.
  • Don’t let yourself get distracted by noise or conversation. Instead, focus on your job and what is going on around you at all times (especially when it comes to the safety of other people).
  • Don’t get complacent—your job requires constant vigilance!
  • Don’t let yourself get too tired; remember that fatigue can lead to mistakes that endanger everyone around you—including yourself!
  • Don’t let yourself get too hungry or thirsty; hunger and thirst can make even experienced officers weak enough for an attacker to overpower them with ease! Make sure that you eat regularly throughout the day so that your energy levels are high enough for any challenges thrown at them by criminal elements lurking within our streets waiting for an opportunity like this one just presented itself today…

It is important for a police officer to always remember why they do what they do.

It is important for a police officer to always remember why they do what they do. They are there to help people, keep the peace, protect and serve their community, enforce the law. Their job is not easy, but it is one of the most noble professions in our country today. I am asking that you pray for all police officers who risk their lives every day while protecting us from harm.

prayer for police officers family

A police officer’s job is stressful and dangerous, but the dangers are even worse for those who have family members in law enforcement. It’s important to remember that officers face many dangers on a daily basis and it can be difficult for them to leave their work at work.

Prayer For Police Officers and Their Families

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A Prayer for Police Officers to Pray on Patrol

Dear God,

We come before you as your humble servants. We are grateful for the privilege of serving and upholding the law in our community, but we also recognize that we have many challenges ahead of us. Please help us to seek wisdom and guidance from you as we face these challenges.

Please continue to protect our families who are left behind when we are on duty. Help them know that they are not alone; you are there with them. Help them understand that without fail, their husbands/wives/children will return safely home after their shift has ended and keep us safe while we serve others during ours..

Give us strength so that no matter what occurs during this shift or any other day of our lives, we can respond with courage and confidence knowing that Jesus Christ is our Rock whom nothing can shake!

A Blessing for Police Officers and Their Families

Blessings to all who serve in places where the law is enforced and justice is served, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders.

As you go about your duties this day, please remember that God is always with you. The Bible tells us: “Wherever four people meet together in My name, I will be there among them” (Matthew 18:20). So as you work on behalf of others today—to protect life and property and uphold justice—I pray that these words will also become true for you: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee [and] they shall bear thee up in their hands lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone” (Psalm 91:11–12).

A Prayer of Protection for Law Enforcement

  • Pray for police officers to be safe:
  • Pray for their physical safety, that they may be kept from all harm as they perform their duties.
  • Pray for their spiritual safety and protection from evil.
  • Pray for police officers to be protected:
  • Protect them from the dangers of other drivers on the road, extreme weather conditions, illness and injury, etc., as well as anything else you can think of that could endanger them while performing their jobs.
  • Pray for police officers to be forgiven:
  • They may have done things in the past or might do things in the future that require forgiveness or repentance on their part. Ask God’s mercy on them and give thanks for his forgiveness when you pray this prayer!

The Power of Praying the Bible Back to God

The power of praying the Bible back to God is beyond measure. It has been proven that when you pray the Bible, it is as if you are bringing it back to life again. This has a tremendous effect on your spiritual life and can change your entire outlook on life. God wants us all to be very aware of how important our spiritual lives are and he wants us to take care of ourselves spiritually so that we may be able to do his work in this world.

When we pray through the Word of God each day, we are able to strengthen our faith and build up our relationship with God even more than before. The Bible contains many truths for us that will help guide us through difficult situations in life; however it also teaches us how much God loves each one of His children individually by giving them specific promises from Him about their future here on earth as well as after death (John 14:15).

14 Verses to Pray Over Those in Authority

  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  • 2 Timothy 2:2
  • Titus 3:1
  • Hebrews 13:7
  • 1 Peter 2:13-17
  • 1 Peter 5:5

I pray that you know God’s love and receive His peace, grace and protection. May your life be filled with love, hope, joy and peace in Him! Let God guide you as a protector of his people — protectors of the innocent, who are our brothers and sisters all over this world. Pray for them as well as those who protect them.

don’t forget to pray for those who serve and protect.

  • Don’t forget to pray for those who serve and protect.
  • Pray for the police officers’ families.
  • Pray for the police on duty (active, off-duty, retired).
  • Pray for the police injured in the line of duty or recovering from injury or illness.
  • Pray for those killed in the line of duty and their families as they mourn their losses and face life without them by their sides.


We hope you will take a moment to pray for law enforcement and their families. As we said before, it’s important to remember that these officers are also human beings who have families that need our prayers as well. We know it can be difficult to think about the bad things happening in the world today, but knowing that someone is praying for you is always a comfort.

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