Psalm 91 - A Prayer Against Fear

Psalm 91 - A Prayer Against Fear

December 02, 2021

Psalm 91 is an assuring prayer of protection for ourselves and our loved ones. It’s a good psalm to memorize and pray every day. Let's focus on verse five: "You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day."

In context, we know this psalm is for those who have an abiding, love relationship with the Lord (Psalm 91:1-2, 14-15). It’s a psalm declaring God’s desire to protect us from Satan, if we will only seek God's presence and protection. So, when we’re children of God, in an abiding relationship, acknowledging our dependence upon Him, seeking our shelter in Him, we will not fear the terror of night nor the arrow that flies by day. That’s a strong promise!

This psalm refers to the fowler, the lion and the serpent -- descriptions of Satan. One of the enemy's strongest weapons against us is fear. He tries to make us afraid. But he can’t unless we allow it.

Of course, all fearful thoughts aren’t from the enemy or his demons. We’re quite capable of scaring ourselves, or allowing ourselves to be frightened by the world. But the remedy is the same -- to be so close to the Lord that we are confident of His protection, choosing not to give in to fear.

Instead, when we feel afraid, we choose to pray, acknowledging God as our refuge and fortress, our shield and rampart, as one Who covers us with His feathers and shelters us beneath His wings.

Pray with us now—Lord, this world can be a frightening place. We want to know You better, to abide in You. Help us to do that. Give us confidence in You, so that we won't be afraid. Deliver us and protect us from the enemy, even our own anxious thoughts. In Jesus’ name, amen.




Also in Prayer Life

If God knows what we need, why do we need to ask?
If God knows what we need, why do we need to ask?

September 23, 2021

This is a question that many people ask. The answer comes from Jesus’ model prayer, His first public teaching on prayer. He taught us clearly that we should ask our heavenly Father for what we need--for our daily bread (Luke 11:3, Matthew 6:11).

Read More

Keeping in Step with the Spirit
Keeping in Step with the Spirit

July 23, 2021

Paul wrote, "After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?" (Galatians 3:3) That is such an easy trap for us to fall into today--to think that living the Christian life is up to us. 

Read More

The Lord of the Harvest
The Lord of the Harvest

June 15, 2021

Jesus said—commanded, according to the tense of the verb—that we should pray for the Lord of the Harvest to send workers into His harvest field. We know that as intercessors, we’re an important part of those workers (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Our prayers pave the way for our Father to draw them...

Read More

Receive Updates, News & Promotions

Enter your Name & Email to receive future updates.