GOD, MY REFUGE
Opening Worship: “Psalm 91 – On Eagles’ Wings” (Shane & Shane) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG_y6X2K_dM
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. … Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place — the Most High, who is my refuge — no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. … ‘Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.’” — Psalm 91:1-4, 9-11, 14-16
In this familiar psalm, the author writes about God’s character and protection. The psalm begins with a picture of abiding and trusting in the Lord and continues with God’s response of love and deliverance. God gives us the assurance of access to Him when we call on Him in prayer.
Prayer Prompt: In preparation for your prayer time, take a few minutes to be still and quiet before the Lord. As you read Psalm 91 aloud, pause on His names: the Most High, the Almighty, and Lord. He is Most High, and He is your God – Abba Father. He desires for you to know Him intimately and to meet with Him just as you are. He knows all your ways, and before a word is on your tongue, He knows it completely. Ask God to reveal Himself to you today as your refuge and fortress, especially in any situation for which you need a place of safety. Thank God for the gift of always having complete access to Him and being able to cry out to Him in prayer.
Additional Scripture: Psalm 91:5-8, 12-13, Psalm 139:1-6, Romans 5:2
Journal: Take a few moments to reflect on and note what God is showing you through His Word about Himself and how it applies to you.