A Prayer and Scriptures for Those Hurt By Violence
O Lord, hear our prayer for those who have been injured and for those who have lost loved ones because of senseless violence. Heal the wounds and comfort those who have lost so much. Deliver us from evil, and save us from despair. Help us to keep believing in You and doing the good that overcomes evil as we wait for Your final deliverance on the Last Day. “Amen, Even so, come Lord Jesus!” (Rev 22.20).

Psalm 5:8  Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.

Matthew 6.13  And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.

Romans 12.21  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

2 Thessalonians 2:7  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way

Matthew 24:12-13  And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.

1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

Psalm 121:7-8  The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Psalm 34:21-22  Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.

When Aimless Violence, Lutheran Service Book 764


Prayer for a Person Afflicted by Evil by John Bajus (Concordia Theological Monthly, Vol. XV, March 1944, No. 3, pp. 164-165. Translated from the original Slovak.)

O most merciful Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray Thee on behalf of this afflicted person, who is troubled by an evil spirit. Thou art able to do all things, and all things must obey Thee. In answer to the prayer of the Syro-Phonecian woman, whose daughter was grievously vexed with a devil, Thou didst miraculously heal her with Thine almighty Word. Thou didst come to destroy the works of Satan. Have mercy upon this person, who is also troubled by an evil spirit. Lord, remember that thou didst cleanse this person, created in the image of God, with Thy precious blood. Remember that the Holy Ghost has sanctified him and made him a child of God. Cast him not from Thy presence; rather remember Thy mercies, which are of old. Thou, O God, art faithful, and wilt not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able; but wilt with the temptation also make a way to escape, that we may be able to bear it. Oh Lord Jesus, God of our salvation, strengthen him by the power of Thy might, that he may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil and quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Simply speak the word and Thy servant shall be healed. Lord Jesus, show Thy divine power with which Thou didst cast out devils, that even in this evil spirit may know that Thou rulest over all and hast power even over the hosts of hell. Hear us, O holy, almighty, eternal God; hear us, O Lord and King, for the sake of Thy great mercy and the glory of Thy name, blessed forever and ever. Amen.