dwells in the shelter of the Most High and will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
says of the Lord, "God is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I shall trust."
Surely God will save
from the hunter's trap and the deadly pestilence. God will cover
with loving arms, and in God's shadow
will find refuge; God's loyalty will be
shield and rampart.
will not fear the terror of the night; the arrows that fly by day; the pestilence that stalks the darkness; nor the plague that destroys at noon. A thousand may
right hand, but it won't come near.
will only observe and see the punishment of the wicked.
Since making the Most High a life-time dwelling - the same Lord who is Israel's refuge - no harm will befall
no disaster will come near home. For God will command the angels to guard
in all ways; they'll lift
in their hands, so that
feet won't strike against a stone.
will stomp the beast and the serpent; trampling them underfoot.
loves Me," says the Lord, "I will rescue and protect
knows My name.
will call upon me, and I will answer; I will be with
in troubled times, I will deliver and honor
with long life. I will satisfy my child,
Psalm of Protection
Psalm 91 has a fascinating story behind it from
World War I. I apologize that I do not remember my source for this story, as I got it long
ago. It seems that during the 'Big War' or the 'War To End All Wars' there was a British
company with a very unique Commander. He insisted, while the company was in France and
Belgium to start morning quarters with a reading of this Psalm. It seems that he believed
that by so doing, no one in the company would get killed. Imagine that. Well, according to
the source of this story, his belief was not unfounded. It appears that this company was
unique in having no one killed while they were on the front. I wonder what would happen if
we were allowed today, in America, to pray this Psalm at the start of the day in our
public schools. Would our children be safer?