DMX Dear Jesus ... Don't Let Anyone Get Stabbed at My Detroit Show

1/3/2014 8:01 AM PST

DMX asked Jesus for a huge favor right before a recent concert in Detroit ... PLEASE DON'T LET ANYONE GET STABBED OR SHOT!!!!

X was doing his customary pre-show prayer with members of his team when he got "real" with his Lord and Savior about their safety in what Forbes calls, "The Most Dangerous City in America."

"We pray that there are no fightings, no stabbings, no shootings, no arrests, no drunk drivings, no altercations or incidents whatsoever," X said.

Hey, doesn't hurt to ask.

For the record, X's prayers were answered that night ... no violent incidents were reported at the show.