A simple prayer for protection - Psalm 16:1 (NIV)

Our prayers don’t have to be long or elaborate for God to listen. Your loving heavenly Father is attentive to your prayers and your cries.

In Psalm 34:17, the Bible says: “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” (NIV)

We are not the righteous through our own obedience to the Law of Moses, or through impressing God with serving Him. As great as that is, it does not — nor will it ever — make us righteous before God. The only way to be righteous before God is by accepting His Son Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross. (Reading tip: How to get saved)

Now with this gift of righteousness from Jesus, we can come to our heavenly Father with all of our requests and He gladly hears them and helps us.

If you are scared in these tumultuous times we live in, take heart. You can ask your loving heavenly Father for His protection. He gladly gives it.

Like David, pray this simple but powerful verse to your God:

“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalm 16:1; NIV)

Now believe that He hears and answers that prayer of you — the righteous in Christ.