Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God (Psalm 91)

1 He who dwells 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 I will trust.”

3 Surely He shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I shall take refuge; His truth shall be my shield and buckler. 5 I shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not come near me. 8 Only with my eyes shall I look, and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because I have made the Lord who is my refuge, the Most High, my dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall me, nor shall any plague come near my dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways. 12 In their hands, they shall bear me up, lest I dash my foot against a stone. 13 I shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent I shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him [, says The Lord;] I will set him on high, because he has 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 honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”

Psalm 91 – New King James Version (NKJV). Text modified for a more personal application.