In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
and His children will have a place of refuge.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
to turn one away from the snares of death.
- Proverbs 14:26-27.
Lord, I pray for Your hand of protection to be upon me. Keep me safe from any accidents, diseases, or evil influences. Protect me wherever I go. Keep me safe in planes, cars, or any other means of transportation. I trust in Your Word, which assures me that You are my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my shield, my stronghold, and my strength in whom I trust.
Lord, I want to dwell in Your secret place and abide in Your shadow (Psalm 91:1). Keep me under the umbrella of Your protection. Help me never to stray from the center of Your will or off the path You have for me. Enable me to always hear Your voice guiding me. Send Your angels to keep charge over me and keep me in all my ways. May they bear me up, so that I will not even stumble (Psalm 91:12). You, Lord, are my refuge and strength and "a very present help in trouble." Therefore I will not fear, "even through the earth be removed and the mountains be carried to the midst of the sea" (Psalm 46:1-2).
Thanks You, Lord, that no weapon formed against me will prosper (Isaiah 54:17). Thank You that You will not leave me in the hands of wicked people who would try to destroy me (Psalm 37:32-33). "Hide me under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress me, from the deadly enemies who surround me" (Psalm 17:8). Protect me from the plans of evil people. Keep me from sudden danger. "Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge" (Psalm 57:1). Thank You that "I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety" (Psalm 4:8). Thank You for Your promises of protection. I lay claim to them this day.* In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
even the Most High, your dwelling place,
no evil shall befall you,
nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.
- Psalm 91:9-10
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire,
you shall not be burned,
nor shall the flame scorch you.
- Isaiah 43:2
(my favorite verse for my firefighting husband!)
He shall cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
nor of the arrow that flies by day,
nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
and ten thousand at your right hand;
but it shall not come near you.
- Psalm 91:4-7.
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