5 Prayers Against Gossip and Slander: Behind Your Back

Prayers Against Gossip and Slander

Gossip and slander behind your back can easily break your heart and ruin your reputation. Finding comfort and solace in prayer becomes the best rescue point in a world where many often gossip and tarnish other people’s names. 

Prayer against gossip and slander is the most powerful armor you can wear against the negative impacts of the hurtful words said about you. Through prayers, you will also be confident to seek the truth and stand firm before whatever lies. 

Tag along on this spiritual trip as we explore five amazing prayers that help to fight gossip and slander

1) Short Prayer against Gossip

Short Prayer against Gossip
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“Dear God, 

I draw near Your presence, seeking protection against the gossip. Please send your angels to shield me from whatever lies are said of me so they may not affect me negatively. 

May You block out any gossip people may talk about and grant me the courage to forget what they say calmly. Help them recognize they are going against Your Word and forgive their sins. 

In Jesus’ name, I pray.


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The Bible graciously discourages gossip and slander in various scriptures.

A good example is Ephesians 4:29, which asks believers:

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers”

This scripture means whatever you say about your brethren, you should ask yourself if it’s good and may help the one listening. Gossip can destroy many things, including healthy relationships, family ties, or careers. 

Whenever you want to gossip about someone, consider how you would feel or react if someone said the exact words about you. Like Matthew 7:12 says, do unto others as you’d wish them to.

Also save these prayers against envious enemies.

2) Powerful Prayer to Stop Gossip 

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“Glorious God, 

Thank You for the gift of this day and the good health with which I can go about my duties. I pray before You to stop whatever gossip is happening about me. 

I understand how much gossip can steal my peace and happiness, and I ask You to shut the mouths of anyone who tries to talk ill of me. 

May You also forgive me for any gossip conversations I’ve participated in and let me realize when temptations kick in. 

Thank You, Father.


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You may have become a victim of gossip before. Even if the people gossiping didn’t say the right details about you or meant no harm, the outcome of malicious tales is always heartbreaking and devastating

God promises in Psalm 121:7-8 to keep us from all evil including gossip and keep our lives pure. He will protect us when we step out until we come in, every day and forever. 

The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” — Psalm 121:7-8.

When you rely on God as your weapon to stop gossip, you will never be discouraged, regardless of how much they talk about you. You may sometimes think of facing the ‘gossipers’ for clarity or revenge, but that’s not advisable.

Leave them to God, for vengeance is His. [Deuteronomy 32:35].

Also save these prayers to cancel the evil plan of the enemy.

3) Prayer for Those Who Talk Behind Your Back

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“My Father Who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name, 

I come before You today praying for grace and forgiveness upon those who talk behind my back. Please help them resist the temptation of tarnishing other people’s image while You shield me from the impact of their inconsiderate words. 

May You grant them the patience and affection to only utter kind words instead of gossip. I pray You help me forgive them like You’ve pardoned my transgressions. 

I ask this in Your precious name.


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When you ask many believers what they would do about someone who gossips about them, the majority would address the issue physically for instance resulting in a battle of wills.

The truth is that this would only hurt you deeper and not have any fruitful end

The best way to handle those who talk behind your back is by praying for them. Ask God to forgive and help them know the repercussions of their actions.

Apostle Paul urges believers in 2 Timothy 2:16 to:

Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.”

Try these prayers to cast out demons and expel evil spirits.

4) Prayer against Gossip and Slander

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“All-powerful God, my Redeemer, 

I bow before Your presence in the name of Jesus Christ, rebuking every gossip and slander happening against me. 

Your Word says in Isaiah 54:17 that no weapon fashioned against Your children will succeed, and You shall reprimand every tongue that rises up against them. 

Lord, I close every gossiping tongue according to this scripture, believing none of the lies or slander shall attack me. 

Be glorified,

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Gossip is a very dangerous sin though you may think it is just sharing juicy updates about others with a friend. Believers aren’t immune to this sin either, especially in a world where there’s so much going around in some Churches. 

God despises gossip and slander and puts it on the same level as inventing evil. He protects those vulnerable believers and hears their devotions when they pray against the evil tongue. 

You should not return evil such as gossip and slander with evil for example revenge or bitter words. Remember Romans 12:21:

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good”, such as praying against the uncouth spirit.

This is a beautiful prayer against every word said behind your back to encourage, comfort, and offer strength to keep going.

Also try these prayers to remove toxic persons from your life.

5) Prayer for Those Who Gossip About You 

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“My Loving Father, 

I bring all those who gossip against me before You, praying that You may forgive them and change their ways. 

Lift my name in Your glory and stop any evil their hurtful words intend against me. Help me see them with love, compassion, and understanding regardless of their actions. 

Fill my heart with Your grace that surpasses all understanding, for You’re my defender. 

In Jesus’ name, I pray and trust.


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Whatever the case, you should realize how heartbreaking gossip can be to someone’s health and reputation. History repeats itself in different setups that, as tiny as it is, the tongue can ruin so much within a blink with a mere gossip (James 3:5). 

While the Bible calls upon believers to pray for and disclose their issues to one another, talking about another’s secrets with a third party is not advisable.

You can learn more about what the Bible says about gossip and slander in Romans 1:28-31, Proverbs 6:16-19, James 4:1, and 1 Thessalonians 4:11.

Before yoy leave, try these prayers for overcoming jealousy.

Will These Prayers Really Help Me?

Of course! The above prayers will actually help stop any gossip and slander behind your back. These prayers are the most powerful tool for seeking strength, comfort, and solace to navigate life after gossip and slander. 

They will also protect you from whatever evil the devil has planned against your life through those who talk behind your back. You just need to have enough faith in God and His powers for these prayers to be practical. 

Should I Pray Just One Prayer?

No, you can pray all or as many prayers as you want against bad-mouthers and whatever they utter about you. All of the above prayers effectively protect, comfort, and heal victims of smear campaigns. 

While you pray, you shouldn’t only focus on condemning gossipers but also ask God to transform them. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 speaks of encouraging and building one another; it could be through intercessory prayers. 

Always Believe in the Powers of Prayers

The first step in praying for anything, including against slander and gossip, is believing in the power of prayers. As you start praying, you should strongly trust that God will work on whatever you request and more. 

Nevertheless, remember that God answers prayers in three ways. You can receive whatever you ask for immediately or a few days after praying or wait longer because the Lord is preparing more incredible things for you.

He may also respond to your prayers negatively because you’re asking with the wrong motives. Whichever response, always praise the Lord and continue trusting in Him. 

Trust In the Powers of God

In prayer against gossip and slander, you seek protection, discernment, wisdom, and guidance to sail through the harsh impact of lies and heartbreak. May these prayers fill you with hope and faith that God’s truth will always win over the devil’s plans

As you pray, it’s essential to ask God for enlightenment, not to succumb to bad-mouthing others. If you’ve accidentally or knowingly gossiped or slandered someone before, ensure to ask for forgiveness, and you’ll be pardoned. 

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