It’s no secret that jealous people are everywhere. You could be going about your day-to-day business completely unaware of that a jealous person wishes bad things to happen to you.
The good thing is that God has destined greatness for His children even though the devil strives to pull them down. The best way to tackle envious enemies is not to seek revenge or plan but to pray for and against them.
Below are five beautiful prayers against jealous persons to say every day to keep them at bay.
Before you even start, save these prayers to cast out demons from your life.
1) Short Prayer against Envious Enemies
“Christ my King,
I come before You today with a frustrated heart due to fear that my envious enemies have instilled in me.
Savior, may You cancel every plan they have set against me and increase my faith, confidence, and strength to face them. I pray that You may change their ways and fill their hearts with Your divine love to transform them.
I ask this in Your name.
Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
No one desires to have enemies, but it can happen even if you don’t wrong or provoke anyone.
Despite His good deeds, Jesus was faced with high criticism from other religious leaders like the Sadducees and Pharisees, alongside a few Jewish community members.
The best thing to do with envious enemies is to pray for them and ask God to forgive them like Jesus did while being crucified on the cross (Luke 23:34). Sometimes, envy occurs due to ignorance or lack of knowledge regarding God’s word.
Through the above prayer, your enemies might be forgiven and redeemed into the ways of the Lord. It’s not advisable to seek to harm or plan an evil plot on them because that would be against God’s teachings and commands.
2) Prayer against Jealous friends
I kneel before Your presence this hour, praying for protection against my jealous friends. I may not know their plans behind my back, but I trust in You for guidance, strength, and confidence.
May You grant me the discernment to separate my genuine friends from those who are not.
I pray that You may touch their hearts and replace every negativity in the minds of these jealous friends with self-assurance and optimism.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Sometimes, the devil uses our close friends to execute envy in our life. What’s more saddening is that you may never know which among your friends is jealous of you until they stab you in the back.
However, saying the above prayer can help you see beyond the normal eye since God helps you to separate good friends from bad ones.
Alongside the prayer, here are other effective ways exist to identify a jealous friend:
- Someone who constantly compares you to others;
- Lacks genuine happiness in your accomplishments and concern for your issues;
- Turn simple conversion into competition or comparison;
- Develop a sudden behavior change;
- Spread your personal information to others.
While you pray, watching out for these red flags and avoiding such friends is important.
Also pray these miracle prayers for overcoming jealousy.
3) Miracle Prayer for Protection against Jealousy
I come before Your throne with a troubled heart and mind, praying for protection against jealousy. I may never know what the enemy is planning behind my back and so pray that You may protect me against their every move.
May You shield my heart and mind against any evil thoughts and emotions that may raise jealousy within me. I also pray for a total transformation of every jealous person to the glory of Your name.
I ask this in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
The Bible teaches about jealousy and its consequences in many scriptures and stories.
For instance, Abel’s murder by his brother Cain was inspired by jealousy after God favored the former’s offering over his. Due to his envious action, God cursed Cain and his entire descendants (Genesis 4:1-16).
This story teaches believers that often, nothing good comes out of jealousy. That’s why God offered us various Bible teachings to help us deal with envy instead of taking out anger and frustration on one another.
Matthew 5:44 urges us to love our enemies, including jealous persons, and pray for those who persecute us.
Apostle Peter also emphasizes how to deal with enemies in 1 Peter 3:9, which asks us not to repay evil with evil or insult with insult. Instead, we should reward evil with blessings so we may inherit God’s blessings.
4) Prayer against Jealous Person I Know
I bow before You today with a heavy heart, praying for Your divine guidance and protection against the impact of jealousy by a person I know.
Lord, I pray that You may grant me enough confidence, grace, and wisdom to navigate through this challenge. Please fill their hearts with contentment so they may not feel the need to be jealous of anyone else.
Thank You, Father,Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Did you know that jealousy can come from people we relate with personally and perhaps never thought they would negatively envy us? That kind of jealousy is even more dangerous since we often think these people have the best intentions for us.
However, do not panic because the above prayer is so powerful that it can protect you from jealousy from someone you know.
While you pray, it’s essential to understand that prayers against jealousy don’t translate to wishing negative things on them but asking God to teach them His ways.
You can reinforce your prayers with some scriptures like Proverbs 20:22 that indicates, “Do not say that you’ll pay someone back for their evil but wait for the Lord to avenge on your behalf.”
Proverbs 14:30 also states, “A peaceful mind grants life to the body but envy rots the bones”.
5) Protection Prayer against Envious Enemies
“Lord Jesus, my Protector,
I pray for Your divine protection against my envious enemies and their plans to harm or tamper with my life. May my good deeds and positive energy protect me from negativities and envy.
Through Your grace and strength, I rise above every evil plan directed toward me out of envy. May they be filled with Your Holy Spirit to witness Your love and blessings in their lives.
In the name of Jesus, I pray and believe,Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Because of envy, Joseph’s brothers plotted to kill him but instead sold him to slavery after realizing their father favored him more than everyone else in the family.
Although it wasn’t easy for Joseph, enduring years of imprisonment and harsh treatment, God brought him back to glory by making him a leader in Egypt after he interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams (Genesis 37).
This Bible story is meant to teach that God’s power rises about every plan that your envious enemies might have against you. It also touches on the importance of forgiveness.
Joseph forgave his brothers despite their evil deeds towards him instead of seeking revenge.
Prayer is the best weapon that God gave us to fight back against our enemies. Above all, we should seek to live peacefully with everyone and not take revenge but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is His role to avenge.
Before you leave, try these prayers to remove toxic persons from your life.
Will I Get Protection with These Prayers?
Yes, you will. God assures us in Mark 11:24 that whatever we ask in prayer and believe we have received shall be made ours. This includes a prayer to protect yourself against envious enemies and friends.
Can I Say the Prayers Every Day?
Sure, you can! As highlighted earlier, everyone has enemies, and sometimes we may not know them since they disguise themselves as friends, colleagues or family members.
Therefore, saying these prayers daily won’t just protect you from them and their evil plots but also bless you with the gift of discernment to separate genuine people in your life from the rest.
Should I Say the Prayers when I’m with Envious People?
While whether to say these prayers when with envious people or not is entirely a personal decision, a silent prayer is highly recommended so that they may not view you as a threat.
However, it’s much better to avoid envious people soon after realizing their nature and praying against them at a distance. It is also best to focus on your personal growth and well-being rather than on who hates you or not.
The thought of how far feelings of jealousy or envy can go is naturally frustrating. However, you can be assured of God’s divine protection, guidance, and wisdom regarding how to deal with envious enemies. Remember not to pray for their downfall but ask God to change their hearts for a better tomorrow.