Psalm 91 NLT Prayer of Protection (2023)

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Psalm 91 NLT God’s Promise of Protection

What does Psalm 91 NLT say?

Click here to read Psalm 91 NLT (New Living Translation) Bible version.

This chapter from the Book of Psalms is also known as the Soldier’s Prayer or the Soldier’s Psalm. Because it’s a prayer of protection, it’s often used during times of struggle or difficulty.

What is the message of Psalm 91?

The message is that God will be the defense and shelter of those who place their faith and trust in Him. We have the reassurance of knowing that God will help us and protect us in hard times.

What are the promises of Psalm 91?

  1. God will rescue you

  2. God will protect you

  3. God will answer when you call on Him

  4. God will be with you in trouble

  5. God will honor you

  6. God will reward you with a long life

  7. God will give you His salvation

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How to make Psalm 91 personal?

An easy way to make this chapter more personal is to replace a few words:

  • Replace “my” with your name

  • Replace “you” with “me or I”

  • Replace “your” with “my”

After making these tweaks, try reading it out loud. Doing so helps your faith grow because Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

To see an article that has a “Personalize Psalm 91 as a Covenant Prayer” PDF link (2nd link in the article), click here: Focus on the Family

What is an inspirational quote from Psalm 91?

Verse 1 is an inspiring quote that says, “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

How do I dwell in the shelter of the most high?

To dwell in the shelter of the most high means to choose to stay in God’s presence, enjoying His fellowship and constantly communicating with Him.

A decision is made to place all of your trust in Him and believe that He will provide all you need to fulfill His purpose and bring Him glory.

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Security of Abiding in God’s Presence – Psalm 91 NLT

  1. Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

  2. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him.

  3. For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

  4. He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

  5. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.

  6. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

  7. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.

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  8. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.

  9. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,

  10. No evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.

  11. For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go.

  12. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.

  13. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

  14. The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love Me. I will protect those who trust in My name.

  15. When they call on Me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.

  16. I will reward them with a long life and give them My salvation.”

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A Prayer from Psalm 91 NLT

Most Holy Father,

I praise You for being my refuge, my place of safety.

You are my God, and I put my trust in You.

I praise You for the greatness of Your protection!

Thank You for rescuing me time and time again,

For covering me and sheltering me.

I choose not to have fear because You are my haven, my shelter.

Thank You for ordering Your angels to protect me wherever I go,

Thank You for answering when I call on You.

It is so comforting to know that You are always with me.

Please help me to walk so close to You that I find rest in Your shadow.

You are so powerful and gentle, and You give me strength and courage.

Thank You for Your care and comfort and for setting Your love upon me.

I am grateful for Your promise of deliverance and for the assurance of victory!


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Thank you, and it is my prayer that you have a very blessed day! ❤

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Psalm 91 NLT Prayer of Protection (2023)

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