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What Does It Mean To Dream About Rats Running Around

If you saw rats running around in a dream, do not ignore. It means something serious. Read to know what it means to dream about rats running around.
Seeing rats in a dream may not be a nice experience for the dreamer. Owing to the fact that most people freak out at the sight of a rodent in waking life, seeing many rats in a dream may leave them scared and wondering what's going on. 

Probably you saw a dream of rats running around in your apartment, and you're eager to learn its meaning. Read on to understand what it means to dream about rats running around. 

Dreams of rats come in different forms to different people, including:

  • Dream of rats running in house
  • Dream about rats attacking you
  • Dream about rats biting you
  • Dream about rats eating food
  • Killing rat in dream, etc. 

Very few people will be comfortable living with rats in their homes. Majority of people won't be comfortable seeing a rat running around in their living space. They would do their best to get rid of it as soon as they could. 

People don't like rats, not simply because they are rats. They don't like them because of their destructive and invasive behaviour. 

What Does It Mean To Dream About Rats Running Around

The moment you spot one rat in your home, within a week you should expect an infestation of rats. The first rat scouts for and brings in even more rats. If this is left unchecked, their numbers will only keep increasing daily. 

The presence of rats in any human living space is annoying and disturbing, because they wouldn't just live respectfully. Once they come in, it is expected that they would start chewing through every valuable thing within that space—ranging from food items, to the wiring in the apartment, and then to the furniture. 

Lest I forget, rats also carry many diseases including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella, which are harmful to man. 

1 Samuel 6:5 NIV
Make models of the tumors and of the rats that are destroying the country, and give glory to Israel’s god. Perhaps he will lift his hand from you and your gods and your land. 

If rats can be this dangerous in the physical world, how much more in a dream? The operation of rats in a dream brings even more disaster to the dreamer. This is why a dream of rat shouldn't be ignore or allowed to continue. 

Rats are worrisome, but spiritual rats are extremely disastrous to have around. The effects of rats in dreams are ruinous, both to the spiritual and the physical aspects of the dreamer’s life. 

No one should wish to see rats in their dreams, but if such a dream comes, the dreamer should buckle up to fight back and destroy the effects of spiritual rats against their life. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Rats In A Dream


Due to lack of knowledge, there are people who believe that rat dreams have no effect in their life, so they just ignore such dreams are go about their daily life affairs. No wonder God said “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). 

Due to this mindset, many have also allowed dreams of rats to continue unabated. They only seem to start asking questions when things start to going downhill in their lives. 

Firstly, it is important to note that the rats in your dreams are not ordinary rats. They are destructive spirits or evil people masquerading as rats to attack you. 

The Bible talks about destroyer spirits, and we know who doesn't want the best for us. It is Satan the devil. 

  • Rats operate as thieves in dreams: The Bible tells us in John 10:10 that Satan is a thief. 
  • Rats destroy people's properties: The Bible also tells us that one of the assignments of the devil is to destroy (John 10:10)
  • Rats can contaminate people's food, resulting in food poisoning: We also know who fights hard to kill us. 
  • When you see dreams of rats running around in your home, you are seeing agents of darkness on a mission to carryout destruction against your life. 
  • In some cases, rats in dreams are human enemies who hate the dreamer and are secretly working for their destruction. 

A dream of rats destroying your belongings symbolizes the devourer spirit at work against God's blessings and providence in your life. But the good news is that God will rebuke the devourer for your sake (Malachi 3:11). Go on and make this scripture your prayer point.  

Prayer Against Rats In The Dream


  1. Heavenly Father, all that I have is from You and not from the enemy. I know that You will not sit back and watch the enemy destroy and steal them from me. 
  2. Father, I ask that You would rebuke the devourer for my sake. Let their activities in my life come to an abrupt end. 
  3. Let every spiritual rat assigned against me be destroyed now. In the Name of Jesus Christ! 
  4. Every friendly enemy secretly working for my destruction, be exposed in the Name of Jesus Christ!
  5. Power of God, arrest and destroyer every devourer spirit assigned against me. 
  6. By the power of God, I begin to annul the effects of rat dreams in my life. 
  7. By the power of God, I begin to frustrate every attempt of the enemy to ruin my life. 
  8. Dear God, You are a restorer. I ask that You restore to me even more than the enemy has stolen from me. 
  9. I shield by blessings and divine providence by the blood of Jesus Christ, against every attack and manipulation of the enemy. 
  10. From now on, every effort of darkness to steal from me shall prove abortive, in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ! 

Final Thoughts On Dream About Rats Running Around


If you happen to see a dream of rats running around in your apartment, understand it is not a happenstance and it is not a random dream. It is a carefully strategized plot of darkness to attack, steal from you spiritually and ruin your life.

Remember, the enemy gives no one good gifts, but he is envious of the good gifts God gives to us. The enemy gets furious seeing us blessed, so he will employ every means to see to it that we lose what God has given us.

Now that you know what it means to see rats in your dreams, do not get comfortable when you see such a dream. Always pray effectively to cancel the effects of dream rat attack against your life.

God bless you. 

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