Saturday, April 21, 2012

Psalm 91

This is one of my most favorite Psalms. It's good for protection, peace in the home, and general blessings.

Say this prayer three times over a white handkerchief.

Psalm 91

"1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation."

8 comments:

  1. Yes, in the Hebrew esotericism is used mostly against the demons that come out at night and the part that says about the arrows that fly during the day relates to certain Jewish curses are performed shooting arrows.

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  2. I mean, obviously you can use to protect of anything just clarifying the specific to the Jewish Kabbalists.

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  3. This is one of my favorites as well. I learned it as the Soldiers Psalm, if you don't have or haven't heard this story I'll gladly email it to you or post it here if you wish.

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  4. @ Geomante,

    The "terror by night" is Lilith, the vampiric with that attacks sleeping men and rapes them in their sleep and kills babies.

    @ L.M. Tea,

    Go for it! I don't think I'm familiar with the story.

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    1. Yes, yes and yes!!!!!! absolutely true

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  5. This is what I received along with a copy of the Psalm and a hankerchief with it on it when I first started attending the Methodist church I attend now.

    A miracle of preservation in battle comes out of WWI that caused Psalm 91 to become known as "The Soldiers Psalm". The wonderful story is redcorded in the books LIFE UNDERSTOOD by F.L.Rawson and THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD by Katherine Pollard Carter.

    The second battle of the Marne in July 1918 was one of the blodest battles of the devastating war which finally culminated in the Battle of Argonne in Novermber. On November 11, 1918, the First World War ended at the eleventh hour of the elventh day of the eleventh month. The world seemed to have come to the eleventh hour of human history.

    The 91st Infantry Brigade of the United States Expeditionary Army was preparing to enter combat in Europe. Most of the men were "green soldiers" who had never seen combat. Its Commander, a devout Christian, called an assembly of his men where he gave a little card on which as printed Psalm 91. They agreed to recite this Soldier's Psalm daily. The 91st Brigade was engaged in three of the bloodiest battles of the Great War. Chateau Thierry, Belle Wood,and the Argonne. While other American units similarly engaged had up to ninety percent casualities, the 91st Brigade did not suffer a single casualty. Truly God gave HIs angels charge over these soldiers to keep them in all their ways.

    Read, study and hide Psalm 91, "The Soldier's Psalm," in your heart. It is a Messianic Psalm the points to Jesus and promises us God's prvidential, external care.

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  6. @ L.M. Tea,

    Love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  7. Your welcome!! I've found this story just fascinating. :)

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