Prayer for protection

One of the six symptoms of surrender is to take the Lord as one’s only protector. What does it mean to go to the Lord for protection, and how do we pray for protection? This amazing prayer by Jayadeva Gosvami not only gives us the proper mood and suitable words, but also impresses upon our minds the amazing grandeur and beauty of the Supreme Lord.


“May the Lord who destroys obstacles, who seems to increase himself, taking many forms with a thousand eyes in order to see Lakṣmī massaging his lotus feet by expanding himself through his reflections in the array of gems on Ananta’s unlimited hoods, protect you all!”

–Jayadeva Gosvami