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Prayer, Plain and Simple

The world is a dangerous place, and try as we might, we cannot shield or children from every potential disaster. While God does not promise to take our children out of this dangerous world, he does promise to protect them while they are in middle of danger. God invites us to work with him by asking for his specific protection for our children. Psalm 91 is an ancient Jewish song-prayer declaring trust that even in the middle of great trauma God will provide ultimate protection from dangerous circumstances and dangerous people. Here’s the first portion at this fabulous song:

 

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will

find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:

He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;

he is my God, and I trust him. (NLT)

 

Today, repeat this words as prayer for your children, your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, and even for children far away who you may know.

 

“God, protect them!”

 

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