In Bible Study, we are taught to pray back God’s Word to Him. He wants us to personalize His Word. He wants us to own His promises.
As parents, we are the head of our family and we have the authority to pray for our children for protection under the feathers of God’s wings. (See 2 Samuel 12:16)
When we pray, it is important to personalize God’s Word. Our Father appreciates us praying back His promises to Him. Personalizing prayer means we have faith in what He has promised. We own what He is telling us, there is no doubt in what He is saying. It is unequivocal.
When you pray Psalm 91, personalize God’s Word. This prayer is known as the prayer of PROTECTION: THE SAFETY OF ABIDING IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
As you pray this prayer, know that God is your family’s protector, and you can feel confident that your family is covered throughout their day wherever they go.
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 OUR refuge and OUR fortress,
OUR God, in whom WE trust.”
3 Surely you will save US
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 You will cover US with your feathers,
and under your wings WE will find refuge;
your faithfulness will be OUR shield and rampart.
5 WE 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 OUR side,
ten thousand at OUR right hand,
but it will not come near US.
8 WE will only observe with OUR eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 I say, “The Lord is OUR refuge,”
and WE make the Most High OUR dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake US,
no disaster will come near OUR tent.
11 For you will command your angels concerning US
to guard US in all OUR ways;
12 they (ANGELS) will lift US up in their hands,
so that WE will not strike OUR foot against a stone.
13 WE will tread on the lion and the cobra;
WE will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue THEM;
I will protect THEM, for he (the parent) acknowledges my name.
15 He (the parent) will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with THEM in trouble,
I will deliver THEM and honor THEM.
16 With long life, I will satisfy THEM
and show THEM my salvation.”
Psalm 91:1-19, NIV, Biblegateway.com. This prayer has been personalized.