The Result of Praying Psalm 91

After my daughter Arla read Peggy Joyce Ruth's book on Psalm 91, she became convinced that praying that psalm for protection was something she should do. She didn't do it daily, but when she did, she saw answers to prayer. For instance, one morning she felt impressed to pray for her son Peter the verses about angels guarding guarding him in all his ways. That morning, the pickup he was riding in went through a window but no one was injured. She decided she'd better not stop praying Psalm 91.

So about a year ago she began praying it daily. One night recently when she left Peter at karate, the thought flashed through her mind, "Peter could get hurt in class." She immediately reminded herself she had prayed Psalm 91 protection over him that day, and then thought, "I'm leaving him in Your hands, God." She then went home and didn't think anything more of it. 

After class, Peter came home and told that one of the black belts named Antoine had done the "mugger throw" on him that involved flipping him over his shoulder. Peter went vertical with his head toward the ground and wasn't sure he could get rotated properly before he hit the ground. 

Peter said that when he had gone just slightly past vertical, "Antoine caught me and placed me gently on the ground." 

Arla thought it sounded rather unbelievable that Antoine could have caught a 130-pound teenager at that rate of speed while holding onto his arm. But Peter insisted that Antoine had caught him in the air and given him a gentle landing. Arla messaged Antoine and asked if he had caught Peter and set him down, and he responded that, no, he had not done that. She told Peter, "I think those were God's arms under you."

Arla said, "After all, when I left the dojo, I was leaving him in God's hands!"

"He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone" (Ps. 91:11, 12).