Prayer For A Fallen Police Officer

Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O' Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.


As he/she goes on duty
He/she is your servant,
Your hands and feet on the streets.
Protecting the vulnerable,
Correcting those who have gone astray,
And assisting people in their time of need.

As he/she goes on duty
He/she is your friend.
Come guide his/her hands and feet on the streets.
Protect him/her from harm,
Correct his/her thoughts and actions,
Come assist him/her each time he/she calls upon you in prayer.
Thank you.



Thank you for police officers and law enforcement everywhere.

They devote their lives to keeping us safe, and in doing so they demonstrate the sacrificial love that you first showed us. Please continue to protect them in the face of danger.

Give them wisdom and clarity when making tough decisions and fill them with your integrity.

I also ask that you would give peace to their families and loved ones.

I pray this in Jesus' name.

Father you've so graciously given two families to every police officer: their personal or extended family and their professional family.

To their personal families, please give strength to endure the demanding schedule of a police officer. Provide understanding and flexibility for the times when their officer isn't available for special occasions because police officers' shifts can be anytime day or night seven days a week, even on holidays, weekends, and birthdays. It's disappointing when their officer has to work and they want him or her home.

Instill the family with compassion to not take it personally when he or she doesn't want to talk about their work and give the family intuition to know when their officer needs the space to decompress when returning home.

May the family never minimize the significance of a police officer's work. Let home be a place of solace when he or she returns safely but perhaps scarred by what they've seen and experienced.

Lord, it takes a special kind of love and patience to live with police officers. Remind the family members to pray for their officer daily and to let him or her know they're prayed over, appreciated, and loved.

Help family members to be alert and responsive when their officer is showing signs of stress, overwork, and trauma; and encourage them to seek help. Likewise, Father, surround the family with those who will notice the tenuous relationships that can develop within the family members.

Father, these precious and brave families make sacrifices few understand. Fill their homes with love, peace, joy, grace, and closeness because they support a police officer even at their own sacrifice.

Lord, every officer also has a close work-family bond. They're a team who have each other's backs and depend on one another for support, encouragement, skill, and camaraderie in facing the challenges of the job.

Lord, bring unity and synergy to these men and women as they guard each other's lives while working together to keep the streets of their communities safe and free of crime.

Lord, we don't know why you have implanted in the hearts of brave men and women to choose a profession that requires them to walk into danger and put their own life on the line to stop lawlessness and crime. You've given them a willingness to enforce the law to protect the communities where they serve. Are they fearless? Unintimidated? Thrill seekers? Or do they truly love their neighbor more than themselves, and want to do their part in justice for all?

Only you know for sure Lord what motivates them, but we do know they need a band of angels surrounding them with a hedge of protection. Lord, they face evil and the tough parts of life every day. They see the worst of people and people at their worst. Their work tools are weapons.

I pray Lord for their safety as they walk up to a car or house or unknown situation never knowing what danger awaits them. If they know you Lord, remind them to say their own prayer of protection and ask you to intervene against any foe. Perhaps something like David prayed, I come to you for protection, O Lord my God. Save me from my persecutorsrescue me! (Psalm 1:7 NLT).

And when they emerge safe and victorious, Father, as David did when he was rescued from Saul, give them a heart to give you the glory. If they don't know you as their Savior, become real to these officers. Let them know you took the bullet for them. Amen.

Heavenly Father,
Please be with our colleague who has been injured whilst on duty.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
Bless the work of the nurses and doctors who are treating him.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
Bring your healing into his body, come restore him fully.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
Be with his family, comfort them and keep them in his absence.
Lord in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
May he know that he has served well and grant him peace of mind and heart.
Lord in your great mercy,
Hear our prayer.

Oh almighty God,
whose Greater Power and Eternal Wisdom embraces the universe,
watch over all policeman and law enforcement officers.
Protect them from harm in the performance of their duty
to stop crime, robbery, riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets and home safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them unending strength and courage in the Daily Assignments.
Dear god, protect these brave men. Grant them your almighty protection,
unite them safely with their families after duty has ended.