Protection

Dear Heavenly Father,
I ask for Your divine protection for me, my brothers
and sisters, and for all You have entrusted in
my/our care. Send Your army of angels and
chariots of fire with us into battle. Protect me/us in
battle, in Jesus’ name. You hold the heavens and
the earth in Your hands, and even if the earth were
removed and the mountains be cast into the sea,
I will not fear for You are with me. There is
nothing too hard for You. If I dwell in the secret
place of the Most High, I abide under the shadow
of the Almighty. Under Your shadow I take refuge.
Hide me in Your secret place. Hide us under the
shadow of Your wings. I commit myself/us to into
Your care, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

~Scriptural Confirmation~

  • God Signals David: More Guidance
    Now when the Philistines heard that they
    had anointed David king over Israel, all
    the Philistines went up to search for
    David. And David heard of it and went
    down to the stronghold. The Philistines
    also went and deployed themselves in the
    Valley of Rephaim. So David inquired of
    the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against
    the Philistines? Will You deliver them
    into my hand?” And the Lord said to
    David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver
    the Philistines into your hand.” So David
    went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated
    them there; and he said, “The Lord has
    broken through my enemies before me,
    like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore
    he called the name of that place Baal
    Perazim. And they left their images there,
    and David and his men carried them
    away. Then the Philistines went up once
    again and deployed themselves in the
    Valley of Rephaim. Therefore David
    inquired of the Lord, and He said, “You
    shall not go up; circle around behind
    them, and come upon them in front of
    the mulberry trees.
    And it shall be, when you hear the sound
    of marching in the tops of the mulberry
    trees, then you shall advance quickly. For
    then the Lord will go out before you to
    strike the camp of the Philistines.” And
    David did so, as the Lord commanded
    him; and he drove back the Philistines
    from Geba as far as Gezer.
    (2 Samuel 5:17-25)

    The Deep Sleep of the Lord

  • Then David answered, and said to
    Ahimelech the Hittite and to Abishai the
    son of Zeruiah, brother of Joab, saying,
    “Who will go down with me to Saul in
    the camp?” And Abishai said, “I will go
    down with you.” So David and Abishai
    came to the people by night; and there
    Saul lay sleeping within the camp, with
    his spear stuck in the ground by his head.
    And Abner and the people lay all around
    him. Then Abishai said to David, “God
    has delivered your enemy into your hand
    this day. Now therefore, please, let me
    strike him at once with the spear, right to
    the earth; and I will not have to strike
    him a second time!” And David said to
    Abishai, “Do not destroy him; for who
    can stretch out his hand against the
    Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless?” David
    said furthermore, “As the Lord lives, the
    Lord shall strike him, or his day shall
    come to die, or he shall go out to battle
    and perish. The Lord forbid that I should
    stretch out my hand against the Lord’s
    anointed. But please, take now the spear
    and the jug of water that are by his head,
    and let us go.” So David took the spear
    and the jug of water by Saul’s head, and
    they got away; and no man saw it or
    knew it or awoke. For they were all
    asleep, because a deep sleep from the
    Lord had fallen on them. (1 Samuel 26:6-12)

    God Causes the Enemy to Fear

  • Now there were four leprous men at the
    entrance of the gate; and they said to one
    another, “Why are we sitting here until
    we die? If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’
    the famine is in the city, and we shall die
    there. And if we sit here, we die also.
    Now therefore, come, let us surrender to
    the army of the Syrians. If they keep us
    alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we
    shall only die.” And they rose at twilight
    to go to the camp of the Syrians; and
    when they had come to the outskirts of
    the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one
    was there. For the Lord had caused the
    army of the Syrians to hear the noise of
    chariots and the noise of horses—the
    noise of a great army; so they said to one
    another, “Look, the king of Israel has
    hired against us the kings of the Hittites
    and the kings of the Egyptians to attack
    us!” Therefore they arose and fled at twilight,
    and left the camp intact—their
    tents, their horses, and their donkeys—
    and they fled for their lives. And when
    these lepers came to the outskirts of the
    camp, they went into one tent and ate
    and drank, and carried from it silver and
    gold and clothing, and went and hid
    them; then they came back and entered
    another tent, and carried some from
    there also, and went and hid it. Then
    they said to one another, “We are not
    doing right. This day is a day of good
    news, and we remain silent. If we wait
    until morning light, some punishment
    will come upon us. Now therefore, come,
    let us go and tell the king’s household.”
    So they went and called to the gatekeepers
    of the city, and told them, saying,
    “We went to the Syrian camp, and
    surprisingly no one was there, not a
    human sound—only horses and donkeys
    tied, and the tents intact.” And the gatekeepers
    called out, and they told it to the
    king’s household inside. (2 Kings 7:3-11)
  • I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
    For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in
    safety. ( Psalm 4:8)
  • He who dwells in the secret place of the
    Most High Shall abide under the shadow
    of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord,
    “He is my refuge and my fortress; My
    God, in Him I will trust.” He shall cover
    you with His feathers, and under His
    wings you shall take refuge; His truth
    shall be your shield and buckler. No evil
    shall befall you, nor shall any plague
    come near your dwelling; (Psalm 91:1, 2, 4, 10)
  • But whoever listens to me will dwell
    safely, and will be secure, without fear of
    evil. (Proverbs 1:33)

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