Psalms Chapter 91
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day;
6 [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in [their] hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
As i have said before (and probably will again), I am glad for a number of reasons, I was not created a man! There are many responsibilities placed on the head of the household. He is called to guard his family on both spiritual and physical levels.
In this fallen world, there are dangers lurking everywhere, visible and invisible.Let’s pray that our men will have the physical, emotional and spiritual strength to arm through prayer,dangers threatening us. Satan is after the headship of the family, so our men NEED constant covering and intercession.
Deadbolts, weapons, guard dogs are all reasonable safety measures in my estimation; but what an a powerful defense is a praying husband and father, who trusts in the Lord!
We give You praise, O God
Because we know this world is temporary
Everything that is going on today
Is paving the way for Your glorious and triumphant return
To take us Home
Where threats and danger exist no longer
Wickedness will be bound and confined forever in hell
We give You praise for our men
Our husbands, fathers, sons, grandfathers, uncles, brothers
Who trust in You
Who are obedient
We pray for the men who do not walk with You, Lord
That it be Your will the Holy Spirit will open their hearts to You
It is easy to become enraged, God
At the injustice in this day and time
We pray for the men who are suffering for Your sake
For their deliberate choice to follow You
We pray for families who are faced with separation from one another
As a penalty for not folding under pressure to deny You as their Savior and Lord
As this world moves more and more away from You
Into total depravity
We never know when our husbands could be facing a similar situation
We want to neither live in blissful ignorance, a false sense of security
Nor will we live captivated by fear
For Your Word has told us in Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” and Matthew 10:28 “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Perspective is always helpful, Father. When we grow timid or frightened, please assure our hearts and minds that You, Master, are our Great and Mighty Defender and NO WEAPON formed against YOU will prosper! (Isaiah 57:14).
Please give them all courage, perseverance, grace, strength and wisdom
Our hope is in You, O God
In the Name of the Most High, Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq5HIjL-hOY “God Is My Defense”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf1YEjnnYKI “Lord, I Need You”