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Psalms for Protection

Bible Verses from the Book of Psalms to reassure us that God is with us in times of trouble and that we can be at peace knowing he watches over our life.


Psalm 121:1-8

1  I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3  He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4  indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5  The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6  the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7  The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8  the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.


Psalm 4:8

8  In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.


Psalm 91:1-4

1  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3  Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

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Psalm 46:1-2

1  God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2  Therefore we will not fear.


Psalm 25:20-21

20  Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you. 21  May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.


Psalm 116:1-9

1  I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2  Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 3  The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4  Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” 5  The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6  The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7  Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8  For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9  that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.


Psalm 31:1-5

1  In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. 2  Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. 3  Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me. 4  Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge. 5  Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.



Psalm 27:1,5

1  The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? 5  For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.


Psalm 55:16-17

16  As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. 17  Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.


Psalm 28:6-9

6  Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. 7  The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. 8  The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. 9  Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.


Psalm 18:1-3, 16-19

1  I love you, Lord, my strength. 2  The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3  I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies. 16  He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. 17  He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. 18  They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. 19  He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.


Psalm 69:29

29  But as for me, afflicted and in pain— may your salvation, God, protect me.


Psalm 138:3, 7

3  When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me. 7  Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.


Psalm 23:1-4

1  The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3  he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4  Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.


Psalm 94:18

18  When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.


Psalm 40:1-3

1  I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.


Psalm 16, Verse 1

1  Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.


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