“When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.” – Psalm 91:15 

The ancient rabbis said Psalm 91 was composed by Moses.  They believed that Moses wrote this Psalm on the day he completed the Tabernacle.  The Tabernacle was the home of the Ark of the Covenant, the mercy seat of God.  As the people of God wandered about the desert, the Tabernacle accompanied them, reminding them of God’s presence.  God’s presence meant provision and protection.

May God’s presence feel near to you as you center your heart and read Nan Merrill’s interpretation of Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 from her book Psalms for Praying.

Those who dwell in the shelter of Infinite Light who abide in the wings of Infinite Love, will raise their voices in praise: 

“My refuge and my strength; in You alone will I trust.” 

For You deliver me from the webs of fear and illusion, from all that separates and divides; You protect me as an eagle shields its young, Your faithfulness is sure like an arrow set upon the mark. 

I will not fear the shadows of the night nor the confusion that awaken me from sleep, nor the daily changes that life brings. 

Because you cleave to Me in love, I will deliver you; I will protect you, who call upon my Name. 

When you call to Me, I will answer you; I will be with you in times of trouble, I will rescue you so that you will know my peace, All thought the years, will I dwell in your heart as Loving Companion Presence forever.