I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. John 17:14-16
If you haven’t already figured out, as Christians we are different. Jesus even says we (the Disciples) are not of this world. It’s an interesting prayer as he prays for their protection.
Our natural inclination is to pray ourselves out of a situation rather than to go through it.
Protection from the evil one can come in a lot of forms. We just need to realize that after we pray these prayers we need to walk in the faith that He will protect us. We may not even know how He provides that protection, but by faith we can rest in that truth.