|“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High”|
|Psalm of protection|
|Late 8th century ivory plaque with Christ treading on the beasts, illustrating verse 13. From Genoels-Elderen (in current-day Belgium).|
|Other name||Psalm 90 “Qui habitat”|
The New Oxford Annotated Bible titles this psalm “Prayer for deliverance from enemies”, as one of the Imprecatory Psalms against deceitful foes. It starts with the psalmist’s plea in verses 1–5, followed by an extensive imprecation (verses 6–19, concluded or summed up in verse 20).
Pray Psalm 91 to Abide in Christ Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” The words dwell, rest, refuge, and fortress are words that mean we are to abide in the Lord.
This psalm is entitled “a prayer of David”; it was probably not penned upon any particular occasion, but was a prayer he often used himself, and recommended to others for their use, especially in a day of affliction. Seeks for grace and favour from God, that God would hear his prayers (v.
Your love and faithfulness, along with Your goodness and mercy, surround me daily, so I will not fear whatever might come against me. My trust is in You, God, and I give thanks to You for Your love and protection. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Grant , O Lord, thy protection and in protection, strength.
Protection from the Evil One Prayer I come to Your refuge with joy for You shelter me against the attack of the devil. Protect me, O Lord, from the craftiness of the enemy, and save me from his evil plots. Cover me with Your presence when I feel weak so that he will flee from my presence. Amen.
What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
A Prayer for Money Help Heavenly Father , I Come before you today to ask for a financial blessing to improve my life. My faith keeps me strong, and I know you will provide for me and the people I love. I do not seek a large sum of money. I do not trouble you for unneeded comforts or luxury.
According to Matthew Henry, this psalm is “pure gospel” and specifically refers to Jesus as the Messiah. Charles Spurgeon concurs that while David composed the psalm , the psalm is solely about Jesus.
Bible Gateway Psalm 91 :: NIV. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
Looking over Psalm 91 we see promise after promise of His protection for us, but verse 1 holds the secret to the promises: Dwell in the secret place , which simply means to seek Him; draw near to Him.
Psalm 91 is a protection Scripture that believers have turned to for thousands of years whenever there is danger. As the Times of Trouble are upon us, the prayer of Psalm 91 is comforting and effective when prayed from the heart by those who love God and are in relationship with Him.
Some scholars believe that the psalm is written from the viewpoint of pilgrims on their way towards the temple, while others think that it dates from the time of the exile, longing to restore the destroyed temple. In Christian thinking, the place where God lives is often identified with Eternal life.
It is described Psalm for the sons of Korah, a prayer for mercy and deliverance, and a Maschil. According to Martin Marty, a professor of church history at the University of Chicago, Psalm 88 is “a wintry landscape of unrelieved bleakness”. Indeed, in Hebrew, the last word of the psalm is “darkness”.
Psalm 87 is the 87th psalm from the Book of Psalms . It was written by the sons of Korach. It describes Jerusalem as the center of the world where God placed the Torah.