Psalm 91 - God's Covenant of Protection


How many times have you read Psalm 91 and thought it was a nice Psalm and felt comforted by it or even inspired? Years ago I had been taught that it is a Psalm of protection but basically had forgotten about it until one early morning in June of 2013 when my husband almost bled to death as he was driven by ambulance 90 miles away to a major hospital. He told me that on that trip, all he could think to do was pray Psalm 91. He wholeheartedly believes it was because of his claiming Psalm 91 over himself that his life was spared.

After this ordeal, a friend gave us the book Psalm 91 by Peggy Joyce Ruth. I was astonished to learn that this one Psalm contains all the promises of God’s protection condensed for us in one covenant to give us an offensive and defensive package for living in this world. These promises of protection deliver us from both spiritual and physical harm – literally every evil known to man. The first two verses spell out our responsibility under the terms of the covenant. Our part releases God’s power to fulfill His promises given in verses 3-16.

We can receive anything God has already provided. The secret is knowing what is defined in His Word and accepting it by faith. The promises hold true only for believers that trust God and hold fast to those promises. They are available for all, but the choice is ours whether we will claim them for ourselves or not.

There is so much promised in Psalm 91 that I do not have enough space to cover it here. Therefore, I would highly recommend getting a copy of the book by Peggy Joyce Ruth. There are several versions available: one for mothers, a military version, a toddler version, etc. If you are interested, check out her website: Praying Psalm 91 over yourself and your family will change your life forever.

(This article was written using information obtained from Psalm 91 written by Peggy Joyce Ruth)