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The Prayer that keeps me and my family safe

Today, I will be sharing a powerful, personal prayer with you.

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This is one of the prayers that I have been praying for protection ever since the pandemic began which caused fear, anxiety, and loss.

This prayer is Bible based and has a strong foundational truth. It has worked for me and kept my family safe all through this season of uncertainty and panic. I am thankful and give all glory to God.

First, I would like to explain where this prayer originated from.

Exodus chapter 12 describes God’s plan to release the people of Israel, working as slaves for Pharaoh and oppressed by their bosses, the Egyptian taskmasters.

Ironically, these slaves are God’s chosen people, destined for a great future.

These were a people, who were supposed to carry the command of God ‘Be fruitful and multiply, subdue nations, take dominion over everything on earth’ but instead were living a life of misery, faced with hardships, struggling for even bare necessities like food, clothing and shelter.

For years, these folks were stuck in a rut, abused, oppressed and tormented, physically and emotionally, enduring extreme working conditions and a tough life.

As they continued to live in bondage, they lost all sense of self-worth, peace of mind and exhausted their enthusiasm to seek fellowship with God.

Until God decided to orchestrate a way to free them from the bondage of slavery.

The Passover.

God was going to do everything it takes, including slaughtering the first-born children of the Egyptians and their animals so that Pharaoh lets God’s people go.

So, God commands every house to sacrifice a lamb, and to smear the blood of that lamb on the door post of each house. The blood on the door post would be a sign of identity, so when the Angel of Death passes by, only the house with the blood of the sacrificial lamb would be spared.

Moving on further, the book of Joshua narrates Joshua sending two spies to Jericho to carry out God’s big plan for the people whom he brought out of slavery. At Jericho, the spies enter the house of Rahab, a prostitute. The King of Jericho finds out about the spies and sends a message to Rahab to help capture the two men.

Rahab decides to make a risky, tactical move. She hides the two men and strikes a deal with them in return for saving their lives. She discloses that the whole of Jericho is in fear because of the news that God was going to destroy the city and give the land to His chosen people.

She ends up bargaining for a favor in exchange for hiding the two men from the King.

She asks them to spare her and her family. The deal is struck. The spies agree but how will Joshua’s army or men identify Rahab’s house? Because when the city would be attacked, it would be a sudden, mass destruction.

They come up with a strategy. They instruct Rahab to tie a scarlet cord to the window of her house as a sign of identity so when they see the red cord over the house they will know that this is the house that needs to be exempted from destruction.

In relating to the Passover, it would have to be  the blood of a sacrificial lamb which would identify and qualify Rahab’s house to be exempt from destruction.

However, Rahab was not part of God’s chosen people and it was required for her to be brought under the blood covenant for protection. That’s why, until the time Rahab is brought into the community, to understand God’s precepts of the sacrificial blood, a scarlet cord is used as a substitute to save her and her entire house during this emergency situation.

The covenant of the Blood is powerful.

It worked for the slaves.

It worked for Rahab the prostitute and her family.

It will work for you and me too.

Fortunately, we have a better covenant.

In the New Testament, since the blood of animals is no longer applicable to atone for Sin, Jesus Himself became the sinless, blameless, spotless lamb of God Whose Blood was offered as a sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.

—Better promises, better blood, better Mediator

The symbolic Blood of Jesus, when applied in faith, becomes our identity, that we are God’s people, God’s property, to be kept safe and protected, to be exempted from destruction.

The Blood of Jesus is a better substitute and a stronger sign of identity than the blood of a sacrificial animal or a red cord.

Are you like the enslaved people of God?

Do the promised blessings over your life not match the current situation you are in?

Are you like Rahab, in an emergency situation and not in a position to comprehend the Blood covenant?

There’s a simple solution.

Just believe in the covenant.

Believe that it works, and that Jesus became the sacrificial Lamb of God to save you and me.

Have faith that it will work for you.

Have faith that it has the power to rescue you from oppressive circumstances, to free you from the bondage of fear, sickness, stress, and every kind of attack.

Here’s my personal prayer which you may feel free to use:

Father I come to you in the Name of Jesus.

I believe that Jesus is the Son of God who came on earth and died on the cross of Calvary as a Lamb of sacrifice.

I believe His Blood paid a ransom for my sin and set me free from oppression, fear, sickness, and every kind of trouble and emergency.

Father, Your Word says no destructive weapon formed against us shall prosper.

I believe Your Word is true.

I believe I am saved through the sacrificial Blood of Jesus.

I cover myself  under the Blood of Jesus.

I cover my family and everything concerning me under the Blood of Jesus.

I speak the presence and protection of God over the atmosphere around me and over every place that I go to.

Lord, shield me, save me from every harm and evil attack, protect me, strengthen me and enable me to take dominion over all my circumstances, in Jesus Name I pray.

Amen.

60 comments on “The Prayer that keeps me and my family safe

  1. gifted50
    July 29, 2020

    Thank you for this beautiful and heartfelt prayer.

    Liked by 4 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 29, 2020

      I am blessed to receive your comment. Just glad the prayer is touching and being a blessing to so many. Please do pass the post or prayer on to family and friends.

      Liked by 2 people

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  3. francisashis
    July 29, 2020

    Very lovely prayer and very powerful too.I mean this post of yours is blessed too.You write extraordinarily well.Thanks for sharing.Take care.🌹👍🙏

    Liked by 3 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 29, 2020

      Thank you for your message Francis. I always look forward to your comments. I’m so glad you thought the prayer was powerful. Please do pass it on and share it within your sphere of influence. We must take more territory for Jesus.

      Liked by 1 person

      • francisashis
        July 29, 2020

        Certainly,we are alive to make sure that the sheep remain in the same fold under the same shepherd so that the Satan is not allowed to snatch a beloved sheep to dirty filthy hell.Most welcome.🌹👍🙏

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      • francisashis
        September 20, 2020

        Most welcome.🌷👍🙏

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  4. Holly
    July 29, 2020

    Oh Sophia, this is a must see post from you! This prayer is pure power, and it’s one every Covenant believer needs to be praying! Amen and amen!

    I too, believe in the Blood of JESUS, and EVERYTHING that sacrifice paid for us. Indeed, we are blood bought heirs of the King, and all of His promises are YES and Amen! I join you in this blessed prayer and thank you for sharing it here. 🙏🏻

    Liked by 5 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 29, 2020

      I’m so thankful that this post has had such an impact Holly. It was my intention through prayer to bless and uplift as many people as possible. Please do pass this on to friends and family so we can together reach more, heal more and bless more with the power of the Blood of Jesus and His sacrifice.

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  5. Perth Girl
    July 30, 2020

    A powerful and wonderful prayer 🙏🏽

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  6. jesusluvsall
    July 30, 2020

    Powerful prayer to pray

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  7. herrychiccounsels
    July 30, 2020

    Amen. Yes we have a blood that speaks life and covering over us. Thankful for the sacrifice Jesus paid for us. 🙌🙌
    Thank you for sharing on this too. ❤🤗

    Liked by 4 people

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  9. Rhen Laird
    July 31, 2020

    Oh my, this is beautifully done!!! Every word sparkles with TRUTH of God’s incredible LOVE and plan for salvation through JESUS’ shed blood. And the prayer–oh, thank you! It’s so lovely and deeply meaningful. God bless you abundantly, dear Sister ❤

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  10. Rhen Laird
    August 2, 2020

    Reblogged this on COBBLED CONTEMPLATIONS ~ Poetry, Etc and commented:
    Sophia has written a marvelous post which includes a lovely prayer. I hope you will visit her blog–she’s an excellent writer and a beautiful woman of God. Thanks Sophia! (NOTE: Please leave your comments on her original post/blog–thank you!)

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  11. Anna Waldherr
    August 3, 2020

    So right, Sophia. ❤

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  12. Strong Girls Pray
    August 3, 2020

    Amen! Great Post!

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  13. parneetsachdev
    August 9, 2020

    What wonderful words. Than you for sharing

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  14. SLIMJIM
    August 10, 2020

    Thank you for sharing your prayer

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Aleesha Thomas
    August 14, 2020

    God Bless You 😇🙏

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  16. BoardFlak
    August 14, 2020

    This is a well-written essay, and a heartfelt “Amen” to your prayer. An online Christian resource which might interest you is: https://www.intouch.org

    Since the owner of The Peaceful Pub has closed it down, my new blog is at:
    https://farragoexpress.wordpress.com/

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  17. seekingdivineperspective
    August 18, 2020

    I think we are on the same page, Sophia. Every morning I plead the blood of Jesus over my family. And since my ministry is communicating the gospel, I also plead the Blood over my mind, my voice, my mouth, my face, my hands, my laptop, my phone, and every pen or pencil I pick up. The last thing I want is for the enemy to hijack my words, twist them, and use them for his own purposes. 😉

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  18. i4deeps
    August 21, 2020

    everything has its time and place. This is well written

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Louis
    August 22, 2020

    La prière dit l’attachement de la relation entre chaque personne et Dieu ; elle est l’expression de l’amour de Dieu en chaque personne…
    Merci Sophia ! Prends bien soin de toi ! Bisous amicaux de France.

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    • sophialorenabenjamin
      September 1, 2020

      J’apprécie tellement cela et j’ai hâte de partager davantage avec vous dans les jours à venir. Bonne chance et faites-moi savoir s’il y a un besoin particulier pour moi de prier. mais rappelez-vous que je ne parle pas français donc j’utilise google translate pour taper ceci

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  20. khurst333christianwayblog
    August 27, 2020

    Amen PTL

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Janis
    August 27, 2020

    Praise God for such a powerful prayer!

    Liked by 3 people

  22. rulookingforjesus
    August 29, 2020

    Love it

    Liked by 3 people

  23. inspirechief
    September 2, 2020

    Thank you for your powerful post. I will pray your prayer of protection. Reading your posts is a great way to start my day. Take care.

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  24. rulookingforjesus
    September 2, 2020

    Yes for sure

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Lesley
    September 6, 2020

    Thank you for this wonderful prayer; it’s truly blessed me this morning. There is nothing stronger than the precious blood of Jesus! Amen.

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  26. Zion Hope Mukisa (Apostle)
    September 7, 2020

    Thank you.

    GOD bless you.

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  27. Aradhana Singh
    September 9, 2020

    Nice God’s lady (you are)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 9, 2020

      This is a unique message Aradhana. I am so happy you read the prayer and felt touched. I pray for healing in any area of your life that seems to be holding you back from becoming who you truly are on the inside. I pray for boldness and strength. All the best and please feel free to stay in touch and I would be always happy to pray for anything specific. With love. Sophia

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  28. TheMessyBunMafia
    September 15, 2020

    Beautiful and strong prayer! I love how much faith & praise is in your words!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. R.S. HELMS
    September 20, 2020

    This is one of the best article on Praying the Power and Protection of the precious Blood of the Lamb, Jesus our Lord and Savior. Thank you, oh so very much.

    I was going to post it to my FB timeline, however, I noticed that the picture is of goats not sheep, and in the Bible there is too much of a difference when Jesus calls all the people to Himself and separates the sheep from the goats Mt.25:32.

    I am sorry for the critique, especially that you just followed my blog, But your story was one of the best I have ever read, or heard, and being a retired Pastor I have heard as well as studied many sermons about the Power of the Blood of Christ Jesus, yours was one of the best, and is applicable to our present circumstances.
    Again, Thank You.
    R.S. Helms … Bob’s Opinion.

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    • Sophia Lorena Benjamin
      September 20, 2020

      Dear Pastor: This is easily one of the best messages I am seeing in a long time. I thank you very much for your zeal and take this critic with joy and appreciation for pointing this out. I have changed the image and here’s the link https://sophialorenabenjamin.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/the-prayer-that-keeps-me-and-my-family-safe/
      Please let me know if this is fine for your FB timeline and do let me know when you post it.
      With deep appreciating for your support and encouragement and looking forward to learn much from you as I continue sharing the Love of God through my videos and blogs.
      With prayers and blessings,
      Sophie

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  30. francisashis
    September 20, 2020

    Amen.🌷👍🙏

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  31. awayfromthemaddingcrowd
    September 21, 2020

    Thank you for sharing with us this beautiful prayer of protection! 🙏🏻

    Liked by 1 person

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