8 Caring Prayers For Firefighters

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Do you know a firefighter you want to pray for?

Given what they may face on any given day, a first responder like a firefighter could use all the prayers you want to lift to God!

These eight caring prayers for firefighters will help you do just that. Each prayer is about a certain type of circumstance, but you are welcome to modify a prayer to suit your particular scenario. These prayers are a tool to help you connect with God in prayer.

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Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.” ( Joshua 1.9, The Message).

Firefighters are often stepping into out-of-control situation, so this wisdom from Joshua is a good verse to put to memory and say every day. It can also be an encouragement for you as you pray for the firefighter on your heart.

I encourage you to take an extra step and let your firefighters know that you are praying for them. Write a note or email to the local firehouse, for instance.

Let God’s Spirit minister to you and your worries and concerns as you lift those who battle the fiery blazes to God. May His peace surround you the more you pray.

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A Short Prayer For Firefighters

Dear God, I want to pray for the firefighters in my city. There are so many that I can’t pray for each of them by name, but I lift to You, as You know who they are and will move in their lives according to Your will. I pray for their safety in all aspects of their job, from training to actual firefighting. Help them be able to go home after each shift to their loved ones. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer For My Firefighter Son

God, I come to you in prayer for my son who is a firefighter. We are so proud of him, but I do worry every time I hear about a fire in our community. You designed him with a helping spirit and a high capacity for physical work, so this is an ideal career for him.

Thank you for getting him through training and landing him in a good firehouse. I pray for his relationships with his fellow firefighters and a good connection with the Chief. I pray for his safety and physical protection, whatever he is doing on the job.

I also pray for his mental health. I know he encounters some very difficult situations so help him to process it all in a healthy manner. Guard his heart, Lord God. I pray all these things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For My Firefighter Daughter

God in heaven, I am so proud of my daughter, who has now been hired as a firefighter in her city. She has worked so hard to make it through the whole process, so I pray for her now to be accepted at her firehouse by everyone.

I pray that she gets respect and not harassed because she’s a woman. I pray that she is able to excel in every aspect of the job, so that no one has any room to complain about her. I know she has to work harder to prove herself in a male-dominated environment, so please give her strength and patience.

I also want to ask that You keep her safe throughout her shifts and training times. I pray that she is attentive and aware in any actual fire situation. Help her succeed and be fulfilled in this career. I ask this all through Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer For Firefighters Battling Wildfires

Lord God, there are so many wildfires in our state and I pray for all of those fighting those fires. It’s like they can barely keep up with how powerful those wildfires are as they rage across the dry land.

They are all doing heroic work to keep people and homes safe, but I pray that they don’t tire out or give up. I pray You bring rain to give them supernatural help on those fires, Lord. They can’t contain them on their own, it doesn’t seem.

Keep everyone protected and not caught in any precarious situation. Help their leaders know when to pull them from a dangerous area as they make decisions on where to put the firefighters. I pray all of this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For Firefighters’ Mental Health

Father God, I don’t know any firefighters personally, but I have come into contact with enough of them to know that they carry some heavy mental burdens from what they face on any given shift.

I pray for their mental health and for the fire department to offer access to proper mental health resources. Help each firefighter to know when they are overwhelmed. Help them to not be imprisoned to their pride so they can ask for help.

I pray against burnout, or for them to seal themselves off from dealing with what they encounter. I ask You to provide people in their life who will ask how they are really doing. Don’t leave them alone out there, Lord! I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” ( Deuteronomy 31.6, NIV).


Prayer For Firefighters’ Physical Health

Lord God, I can’t imagine all of the things a firefighter has to do each shift and all of the toll their job takes on their physical health. I pray for their insurance to be solid and for them to have the common sense to take care of themselves.

I pray for their heart and mind, for their muscles and tendons and bones. May their bodies be able to recover well from when they are sore and achey, or injured. I pray that you give them strength so they don’t self-medicate with alcohol or other substances.

Keep them safe each day and intensely focused as they battle fires and other situations. Bring them back safe from each call, Lord. I ask these things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For Firefighters’ Families

Dear Father God, because they are first responders, I’m sure firefighters get prayed for a lot, and I add my prayers to those. But today, I want to come to You in prayer asking for covering over the families of firefighters.

With each shift, their spouse, or their children, may wonder if they will be seriously injured or possibly killed. This kind of emotional tension can make it tough on relationships and family life. I pray for the families to be supported well, through their church and their community.

Enable each firefighter to be fully present with their family when they are off shift. Help them to actually relax and let go of worries about the job. Help their families have a greater sense of peace as they trust You for their loved one. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Thankful Prayer For Firefighters In Our Community

God, I have not needed place an emergency call for a firefighting team to come to my home, but I know they have battled some serious blazes in our community.

I pray for each firehouse and each firefighter in our town. May the city council make sure they are well compensated for what they do. May this community show the firefighters how much they are appreciated on a regular basis.

I pray for their safety and protection and for them to know that they are valued and appreciated. I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Final Thoughts

With nearly a third of firefighter injuries occurring during putting out fires, it’s an important act of service to pray for the firefighters in your life, or in your community.

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,* neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord” ( Romans 8.37-39, NLT).

You can pray the prayers above of course, but you can also pray each day for the firefighters in your city to be safe. If you know a firefighter personally, you can be a source of encouragement for them. Share Bible verses with them, or a simple text message letting them know that you prayed for them that day.

However you support firefighters, know that praying to God on their behalf is a worthy use of your time and attention. May God’s Spirit fill you as you pray and grow closer to Him. Keep on praying!

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