psalms of protection

In the Book of Psalms we find many requests for protection from God in the face of danger. But the psalmist did not limit himself to asking, but also expressed his confidence in the protecting power of God. Let’s use the following quotes from the Psalms to strengthen our faith and to strengthen our trust in God. He is our protector!

Psalm 4:8

In peace I lie down and fall asleep, because only you, Lord, make me live confident.
(Psalm 4:8)

psalm 121

To the mountains I raise my eyes; Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, creator of heaven and earth. It won’t let your foot slip; The one who takes care of you never sleeps. He who cares for Israel never sleeps or slumbers. The Lord is the one who takes care of you, the Lord is your protective shadow. By day the sun will not harm you, nor the moon at night.
The Lord will protect you; from all evil will protect your life. The Lord will watch over you at home and on the road, now and forever.
(Psalm 121)

Psalm 121: Our security is in God

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our shelter and strength, our sure help in times of distress. Therefore, we will not fear even if the earth crumbles and the mountains sink to the bottom of the sea; though its waters roar and rage, and the mountains tremble at its fury. selah
(Psalm 46:1-3)

Psalm 46:7

The Lord Almighty is with us; our refuge is the God of Jacob. selah
(Psalm 46:7)

Psalm 18:1-3

How much I love you, Lord, my strength!
The Lord is my rock, my shelter, my deliverer; he is my God, the rock in which I take refuge. He is my shield, the power that saves me, my highest hiding place! I invoke the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am safe from my enemies.
(Psalm 18:1-3)

Psalm 18:4-6

The bonds of death wrapped around me; the destructive torrents overwhelmed me. I was entangled in the bonds of the tomb, and found myself before the snares of death. In my anguish I called on the Lord; I cried out to my God, and he heard me from his temple; My cry reached his ears!
(Psalm 18:4-6)

Psalm 18:16-19

Reaching out his hand from on high, he took mine and pulled me out of the deep sea. She delivered me from my powerful enemy, and from those who hated me and were stronger than me. On the day of my misfortune they came out to meet me, but my support was the Lord. He pulled me out into a wide space; he delivered me because he liked me.
(Psalm 18:16-19)

Psalm 27:1-3

The Lord is my light and my salvation; who will I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; who can frighten me? When the wicked advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and adversaries attack me, it is they who stumble and fall. Even when an army besieges me, my heart will not fear; Even when a war breaks out against me, I will keep the trust.
(Psalm 27:1-3)

Psalm 27:5-6

For in the day of trouble he will shelter me in his abode; under cover of the tabernacle he will protect me, and he will set me high on a rock. He will make me prevail against the enemies around me; in his temple I will offer sacrifices of praise and sing psalms to the Lord.
(Psalm 27:5-6)

Psalm 27: Confidence in God’s Protection

Psalm 91:1-4

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High welcomes himself in the shadow of the Almighty. I say to the Lord: “You are my refuge, my fortress, the God in whom I trust.” Only he can free you from the hunter’s traps and deadly plagues, for he will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge. His truth of him will be your shield and your stronghold!
(Psalm 91:1-4)

psalm 91 explained

Psalm 7:6-8

Arise, Lord, in your wrath; face the fury of my enemies! Wake up, oh God, and dispense justice! Let the peoples gather around you; reign over them from on high. The Lord will judge the peoples!
(Psalm 7:6-8)

Psalm 7:10

My shield is in God, who saves the upright in heart.
(Psalm 7:10)

Psalm 16:1

Take care of me, oh God, because in you I seek refuge.
(Psalm 16:1)

Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing; in green pastures he makes me rest. Beside still waters he leads me; he gives me new strength. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even if I go through dark valleys, I don’t fear any danger because you are by my side; your shepherd’s rod comforts me.
(Psalm 23:1-4)

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Psalm 25:1-3

To you, Lord, I lift my soul; my God, I trust in you; don’t let me be humiliated, don’t let my enemies make fun of me. Whoever puts his hope in you will never be ashamed; but those who betray without reason will be put to shame.
(Psalm 25:1-3)

Psalm 25:20-21

Protect my life, rescue me; do not allow me to be ashamed, because in you I seek refuge. Integrity and righteousness be my protection, because in you I have put my hope.
(Psalm 25:20-21)

Psalm 28:6-9

Blessed be the Lord, who has heard my pleading voice. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him; I get help from him. My heart leaps for joy, and with songs I will give thanks. The Lord is the strength of his people, and a stronghold of salvation for his anointed. Save your people, bless your inheritance, and as a shepherd guide them forever.
(Psalm 28:6-9)

Psalm 31:1-5

In you, Lord, I seek refuge; never let them embarrass me; in your justice, deliver me. Incline your ear to me, and come quickly to my aid. Be you my protective rock, the fortress of my salvation. Guide me, for you are my rock and my fortress, direct me for the love of your name. Free me from the trap that they have set for me, because you are my refuge. I leave my spirit in your hands; deliver me, Lord, God of truth.
(Psalm 31:1-5)

Psalm 34:4-8

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Radiant are those who come to him; His face is never covered with shame. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him and delivered him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him; next to him is to deliver them. Taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed are those who take refuge in him.
(Psalm 34:4-8)

Psalm 34:21-22

Evil destroys the wicked; The enemies of the righteous will be condemned. The Lord delivers his servants; Those who trust in him will not be condemned.
(Psalm 34:21-22)

Psalm 40:1-4

I put all my hope in the Lord; he leaned towards me and heard my cry. He brought me out of the pit of death, out of the mud and the swamp; he put my feet on a rock, and planted me on firm ground. He put on my lips a new song, a hymn of praise to our God. Seeing this, many were afraid and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is he who puts his trust in the Lord and does not turn to idolaters or those who worship false gods.
(Psalm 40:1-4)

Psalm 55:16-18

But I will cry out to God, and the Lord will save me. Morning, noon and night I cry out in anguish, and he hears me. Although there are many who fight me, he rescues me, saves my life in the battle that is waged against me.
(Psalm 55:16-18)

Psalm 61:1-3

O God, hear my cry and attend to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I invoke you, for my heart fails; Take me to a rock where I am safe. Because you are my refuge, my bulwark against the enemy.
(Psalm 61:1-3)

Psalm 69:13

But I, Lord, implore you at the time of your good will. For your great love, oh God, answer me; for your faithfulness, save me.
(Psalm 69:13)

Psalm 69:16-18

Answer me, Lord, for your goodness and your love; for your great compassion, turn to me. Do not hide your face from this servant of yours; answer me soon, I am distressed. Come to my side, and rescue me; redeem me, because of my enemies.
(Psalm 69:16-18)

Psalm 69:29-30

And me, who am poor and in pain, protect me, O God, your salvation. With songs I will praise the name of God; with thanksgiving I will exalt him.
(Psalm 69:29-30)

Psalm 94:17-19

If the Lord had not given me his help, very soon I would have fallen into dead silence. As soon as he said: “My feet slip”, when your love, Lord, came to my aid. When in me the anguish was increasing, your consolation filled my soul with joy.
(Psalm 94:17-19)

Psalm 116:1-6

I love the Lord because he hears my pleading voice. Because he inclines his ear to me, I will call on him all my life. The bonds of death entangled me; I was surprised by the anguish of the grave, and I fell into anxiety and affliction. Then I cried out to the Lord: “I beg you, Lord, to save my life!” The Lord is compassionate and just; our God is all tenderness. The Lord protects simple people; I was very weak, and he saved me.
(Psalm 116:1-6)

Psalm 116:7-8

Now you can, my soul, be calm, that the Lord has been good to you! You, Lord, have delivered me from death, you have dried my tears, you have not let me stumble.
(Psalm 116:7-8)

Psalm 138:1-3

Lord, I want to praise you with all my heart, and sing psalms to you before the gods. I want to bow down to your holy temple and praise your name for your great love and fidelity. Because you have exalted your name and your word above all things. When I called you, you answered me; You encouraged me and renewed my strength.
(Psalm 138:1-3)

Psalm 138:7-8

Even if I go through great anguish, you will give me life; against the fury of my enemies you will stretch out your hand: your right hand will save me! The Lord will fulfill his purpose in me. Your great love, Lord, endures forever; do not abandon the work of your hands!
(Psalm 138:7-8)

Psalm 140:4

Lord, protect me from the power of the wicked; protect me from the violent, from those who think to make me fall.
(Psalm 140:4)

Psalm 140:6-8

I say to the Lord: “You are my God. Listen, Lord, to my pleading voice». Sovereign Lord, my mighty Savior who protects me on the day of battle: Do not satisfy, Lord, the whims of the wicked; do not let their plans prosper, lest they be proud. selah
(Psalm 140:6-8)

Psalm 141:1

I cry to you, Lord; come soon to me Listen to my voice when I cry to you!
(Psalm 141:1)

Psalm 141:8-9

I have my eyes on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I seek refuge; don’t let them kill me. Protect me from the traps that are set for me, from the traps that evildoers set for me.
(Psalm 141:8-9)

Psalm 142:1-3a

Loudly, I ask the Lord for help; loudly, I ask the Lord for mercy. Before him I expose my complaints; before him I express my anxieties. When I have no breath left, you show me the way.
(Psalm 142:1-3a)

Psalm 142:5

To you, Lord, I ask for help; to you I say: “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”
(Psalm 142:5)

Psalm 143:7-8

Answer me quickly, Lord, my breath escapes me. Do not hide your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the pit. In the morning let me know of your great love, because I have put my trust in you. Show me the path I must follow, because I raise my soul to you.
(Psalm 143:7-8)

Psalm 143:9-10

Lord, deliver me from my enemies, because in you I seek refuge. Teach me to do your will, because you are my God.
(Psalm 146:9-10)

Psalm 144:2

He is my loving God, my shelter, my highest hiding place, my liberator, my shield, in whom I take refuge. He is the one who puts the peoples at my feet.
(Psalm 144:2)

Psalm 145:13-14

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