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Psalm 91 is a prayer of protection & gives us strength for difficult times.

January 26, 2021
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Psalm 91 is a prayer of protection & gives us strength for difficult times.

If I have learned anything from loss, tragedy, and difficulty it is that nothing solves problems like prayer. On every level, prayers uttered with boldness, humbleness, sincerity, and with confidence avail much. You can start today with Psalm 91. Line by line, there is peace in God’s assurances.

Truthfully, not much else clears the mind like sincere prayer to the living God. Even better, if you feel you can’t find your own words, God has given us words himself. Many prayers were written down by his people and carry power and strength. Praying scripture will calm your inner man, encourage your spirit man. 

Certainly, Psalm 91 is one of those. It is both a prayer and scripture reading for hard times. Let God fill you with strength using the words he inspired.

As a matter of fact, Psalm 91 covers so much that when I feel afraid, weak, or confused, I pray these lines starting with “I” in the *whoever line.

Verses 1-6 of Psalm 91 as my prayer.

I dwell in the shelter of the Most High, and I rest in the shadow of the Almighty. With confidence, I say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. His word assures me that He will save me from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He covers me with his feathers, and under his wings I find refuge. His faithfulness is my shield and rampart! So, I will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the plague that destroys by midday.

Verses 10-16 as prayer

No harm will overtake me, no disaster come near me. God will rescue me, protect me because I acknowledge his name. When I call him, he answers. He is with me in trouble, and delivers me and honors me. With long life he satisfies me and shows me his salvation.

Amen

Barefoot, reading, writing, memorizing, and praying scripture.

Kim

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Psalm 91

1 *Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.

3 Surely he will save you

from the fowler’s snare

and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,

nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,

ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes

and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, The Lord is my refuge,

and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you,

no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;

you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14  Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.


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