Does Psalm 91 Belong to Me?
There was a time in my life when I prayed Psalm 91 over myself and over my family every morning as part of my devotional routine. I remember vividly driving back from a lakeside prayer meeting at 5:30 a.m. reciting the words:
You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked. (Psalms 91:5–8 NAS95)
Even as I prayed that prayer in my still frozen car, I would wonder somewhere in the back of my brain whether this prayer really belonged to me as a Christian. Keep reading...