Is it Okay for Christians to Ask God for Good in Prayer?

It is okay to ask God to protect us. We don’t want to fall when we go out for a walk in the winter and there’s been a snowfall or some ice has formed. We don’t want to slip on a dry, steep, graveling hiking trail and wind up with bloody knees and elbows.

We’d rather not contend with disease, traffic accidents, and injuries, so sometimes we ask, “Lord, protect me, please.” Is it okay to ask for such a seemingly trivial thing? Is our prayer life healthy?

God’s Promised Protection

Here are some of the Lord’s promises to us:

“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord” (

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